Dallas, Texas – Major Champion Jordan Spieth and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) Junior Golf Foundation, are pleased to announce an enhanced partnership to help grow the game of golf in North Texas.
The partnership is centered on growth initiatives for junior golfers in the Dallas area, which include Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifiers conducted in North Texas and the summer golf camp program at Brookhaven Country Club.
New to 2017, the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation has embraced the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation’s commitment to educational services by providing six scholarships for deserving youth to attend college later this year. Three of these scholarships were designated for students who participated in the NTPGA’s Fairway to Success After School Program that serves three schools in the DISD. “The NTPGA scholarship program is a great way for the Foundation to not only support junior golf but to also use the game to provide educational opportunities as well,” Speith commented. “This program really is changing lives.”
Additionally, Junior golfers that participate in a Drive, Chip and Putt qualifier this summer in North Texas who have never been a Member of the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation will receive one free tournament on the NTPGA’s Junior Tour compliments of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. Qualifiers will take place through August. To register for this free, nationwide junior skills competition, visit www.drivechipandputt.com. In addition, thanks to the Holly and Doug Brooks Family Foundation, these kids will also become a Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation member at no charge.
Also, junior golfers that participate in a full day or half day summer camp at Brookhaven Country Club who have never been a Member of the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation will become a Junior Golf Foundation Member at no charge compliments of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. The camps are designed for kids ages 6-16 and are open to non-Brookhaven Members as well as Members. For more information on the camps, visit www.brookhavengolfacademy.com.
“I have seen the Drive, Chip and Putt program first-hand and it’s amazing how the program continues to grow,” said Spieth. “I am proud our Foundation can be involved in supporting it locally, as well as the summer camps that allow these junior golfers to really grow their game.”
“We are honored to partner with Jordan on these initiatives as he learned how to compete on our Junior Tour more than a decade ago. He remains so grounded and he genuinely cares about kids, giving back and growing the game,” said Mark Harrison, Executive Director / CEO of the Northern Texas PGA.
For more information on this growth of the game initiative and partnership with the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, please contact the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation at 214-420-7421.
To learn more about the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, visit http://www.jordanspiethgolf.com/foundation or to learn more about the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, visit www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com.
Jessica C - Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship
Jessica is a 2017 graduate of W.W. Samuell High School where she was a five-sport athlete – wrestling, track & field, cross country, swimming and golf. Most notable, she was a four-year letterman and captain of the school’s wrestling team and the cross country team. She was also the senior class treasurer. Jessica will be attending El Centro College this fall where she hopes to receive her associate degree before transferring to Texas Women’s University for their nursing program.
Brian P – Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship
Brian is a 2017 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School where he is graduating in the top 10 of his class out of over 300 students with a 3.89 GPA. After participating in the 2016 Fairway to Success program, he joined the school’s varsity golf team. While in high school, he was the lead guitarist in the band and was also student advisor / recruiter for the TRIO Upward Bound program, a college preparatory program at Thomas Jefferson. Brian will be attending Texas A&M University where he plans to double-major in business administration and psychology.
Elliot V – Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship
Elliot is a 2017 graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school where he graduated as the salutatorian of his class of over 300 students. He was a four- year letterman and captain of the boys’ golf team and was also the drum major for the school’s band. While in high school, he served as the president of the Beta Club and attended the MIT Online Science Technology Engineering Community program, an online independent study program. For now, Elliot plans to attend the University of Chicago to major in a STEM-related field of study; however, he is currently on the waitlist at Harvard University and still awaiting for notification of possible acceptance in June.
Bryce P (Pampa) – Cameron McCormick Golf Scholarship
Bryce is a 2017 graduate of Pampa High School where was a four-year varsity letterman in golf and track and a three-year varsity letterman in football. He also participated in the school choir all four years of high school and was an active member in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. In his spare time, he also works as a volunteer youth golf instructor. Bryce will be attending the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and plans to major in physical therapy. He will also be joining the men’s golf team.
Riley M (McKinney) – Cameron McCormick Golf Scholarship
Riley is a 2017 graduate of McKinney North High School where she served as the freshman class president, community service committee head, social committee head and junior class president during her four years on student council. She also participated in the orchestra, the National Art Honor Society and the varsity girls’ golf team while in high school. Riley will attend Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. this fall and plans to major in biomedical sciences. She will also be a member of the inaugural women’s golf team at Missouri S&T.
Ava C (Dallas) – Cameron McCormick Golf Scholarship
Ava is a 2017 graduate of Ranchview High School where she was the girls’ golf team captain and a symphonic violinist in the high school orchestra. She has been heavily involved with the First Tee of Greater Dallas since the third grade. During her time with the First Tee, she has received five individual awards as well as an invitation to compete in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in 2015. She has also served as a junior coach with the First Tee of Greater Dallas for four straight summers. Ava plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas where she will major in biology and play collegiate golf on the UTD women’s team.