The Golf Association of Michigan Foundation is holding its inaugural Youth on Course fundraiser outing at Plum Hollow Country Club in Southfield on Thursday, Sept. 27. The classic 1920-era course — designed by C.H. Alison and Harry S. Colt — is known for its sweeping elevations and picturesque ravines.
The Plum Hollow format will be a Best 2 Ball of 4 with a shotgun start. The event will include breakfast, 18 holes of golf, driving range, cart, and prizes. There will also be a halfway house beverage and snack, plus a drink ticket and lunch after golf. A short program will include a video review of Youth on Course activities to date.
As a special bonus, each participant will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize trip for 2 to play golf in Ireland. The trip includes 3 rounds of golf — at Dooks Golf Club, Waterville Golf Links, and Tralee Golf Club — and lodging for 4 nights at the Randles Court in Killarney. (Note: The winner must book and pay for their own airfare.)
The cost per golfer is $200, of which $70 qualifies as a tax-deductible donation to support the Youth on Course program. To register for the Plum Hollow event, fill out this FORM or email [email protected].
Youth on Course provides youth with access to affordable golf. Members play golf at hundreds of participating courses nationwide for $5 or less. It costs just $5 to register to be a Youth on Course golfer in Michigan. Some 25 percent of participating golfers are female.
Michigan’s participation in the national Youth on Course continues to grow. The number of youth participants jumped to over 4,000 golfers — up more than 50 percent compared to 2017. The number of participating courses had a similar increase — some 90+ facilities in Michigan now offer young golfers an opportunity to play a round of golf for $5 or less.