U.S. Kids Golf Foundation

leading the world in kids and family golf

aka U.S. Kids Golf   |   Village of Pinehurst, NC   |  www.foundation.uskidsgolf.com/donate

Mission

The mission of U.S. Kids Golf is to help kids have fun learning golf and to encourage parent interaction leading to lasting memories.

Ruling year info

2004

President & Founder

Dan Van Horn

Main address

97 Market Square Suite 2A

Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374 USA

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Formerly known as

U.S. Junior Golf Foundation, Inc

EIN

80-0025870

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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U.S. Kids Golf Foundation believes that families grow closer and stronger when they have shared positive experiences and achieve goals together. We help them do so through the sport of golf.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation

Mission Statement: To help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and to encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.

We serve families around the world by researching and establishing kid-friendly golf programs, expanding tournaments to underserved markets, and educating the golf community at large about the need to prioritize kids golf and how best to do so.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation wants to make golf a fun activity for all members of the family, particularly kids who have had long-standing barriers of entry into the game.

Our goal for our Coaches Institute are to develop and train coaches in best practices on how to develop young players to love learning and playing, while honoring many of the rich traditions of the game.

Our goal for our Tournaments division is to create enjoyable competitions that bring the family closer together, while providing aspirational goals for learning and developing in the game.

Our goal at Longleaf Golf & Family Club is to create the most ideal Family Golf environment, make use of this "Living Lab" to learn best practices and create new modes of thinking that will serve the industry, and future participants in the game in the best possible way.

The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation uses its resources to be innovative and aggressive in tackling many of the golf industry's biggest challenges. Our Coaches Institute conducts 25-30 seminars each year around the world (*2020 Virtual Seminars) which are day-long classes for golf professionals to learn Best Practices for developing young players and growing the game. Both the PGA of America and the LPGA offer continuing education points to their members for taking part in these seminars. Currently, we have more than 2000 golf professionals globally that are Certified Coaches and members of the Coaches Institute.

Our Tournaments Division is the world's largest golf tournament organization in the world, conducting more than 1600 tournaments around the world annually. These events host over 20,000 families a year including bringing 1500 players from over 50 nations to Pinehurst each summer for our U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and the Teen World Championship. This event has been featured in numerous golf media platforms including The Golf Channel, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine and was the subject of the 2013 Netflix documentary, The Short Game.

At Longleaf Golf & Family Club, we implemented a data-based method of creating tee boxes so that the course could play fair for every level of player, from beginner to skilled expert. This Longleaf Tee System was quickly adopted by the American Society of Golf Course Architects as a way to reimagine golf course design so that the game could continue serving its core participants while being a welcoming environment for new players.

As our organization continues to grow, our reach and impact grow accordingly. Each year we dedicate more staff, technology, and our global network to further our mission to "help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and to encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories."

The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation has invested more than $1 million dollars in technology alone, including upgrades to its tournament registration and hosting site as well as developing a mobile app to help coaches organize and structure their classes to help grow their programs.

The investment into Grow the Game initiatives include developing the Longleaf Tee System, building a short 6-hole course to help develop young players, and creating the U.S. Kids Golf Academy which would serve as a model for how junior programs around the world can serve their communities in teaching and growing the game.

Since 2015, the Foundation has:
- Certified _____ coaches around the world.
- Doubled the number of tournaments it conducts on an annual basis.
- started a U.S. Kids Golf Academy that grew from 0 students to over 600 in less than 5 years.

Financials

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Operations

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U.S. Kids Golf Foundation

Board of directors
as of 8/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dan Van Horn

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Term: 2001 -

Jennifer Van Horn

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Chris Vonkerkall

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David Van Horn

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Benjamin Van Horn

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Abigail Van Horn

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2020,

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Leadership

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Disability status
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Equity strategies

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.