PGA TOUR Professional Jordan Spieth and The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Northern Texas PGA (NTPGA) Junior Golf Foundation, are pleased to announce a partnership for participants in the Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifiers conducted in North Texas. In an effort to promote interest and participation in the game of golf, the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America created the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, a free, nationwide junior skills competition.
“While preparing for my first Masters last year, I had the opportunity to watch the Drive, Chip and Putt finals first hand at Augusta National Golf Club. It was amazing to see the excitement and talent of all the young players. I knew right then and there that I wanted to be involved with this great event and support it locally,” said Spieth. “Supporting junior golf is really important to me and the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a great way for me to give back.”
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 from June through August. To register for this free, nationwide junior skills competition, visit www.drivechipandputt.com. In addition, the NTPGA Board of Directors has approved a complimentary 2015 Junior Tour membership for these junior golfers to keep them playing this year and beyond.
“We are honored to partner with Jordan on this initiative as he learned how to play on our Junior Tour more than a decade ago. Jordan remains so grounded and he genuinely cares about kids, so in many ways this is a tremendous opportunity for him to give back and to promote the growth of the game. I’m sure he is hoping that through this partnership a kid will get their start with us just like he did by playing locally on our Junior Tour,” said Mark Harrison, Executive Director of the Northern Texas PGA.
“Drive, Chip and Putt is the perfect introduction to the game for kids that may be interested in playing. The Masters Tournament Foundation, through this growth of the game initiative is reaching tens of thousands of kids across all 50 states, and is providing kids an opportunity to experience all that the game has to offer. Our job as administrators around the country is to offer the next step for these kids to continue playing should they have the desire. Here in North Texas, we have a fantastic ‘player pathway’ for kids to follow through our after-school programs, camps, team golf and various affordable and abundant playing opportunities year-round,”
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 and register for the Drive, Chip and Putt competition, visit www.drivechipandputt.com; to learn more about the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, visit www.jordanspiethgolf.com/charitabletrust or to learn more about the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, visit www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com.