Utah Golf Foundation Mission & Purpose
The Utah Golf Foundation (UGF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to financially supporting programs expanding opportunity and access to those who wish to play the game of golf in Utah.
Veterans on Course (VOC) and Youth on Course (YOC) Utah are the UGF's two flagship programs.
Veterans on Course was started by the UGF in 2016 as a pilot program to provide free instruction and playing opportunities to military personnel of active or veteran status. Each event consists of an hour of lessons with PGA Professionals, a nine-hole scramble tournament, and dinner with awards and a guest speaker. The 2019 season included 13 events, 12 throughout Northern Utah and one in Southern Utah.
Youth on Course Utah offers junior members ages 6-18 subsidized rounds of golf at 1,000+ courses around the country and 31 courses in Utah for $5 or less for nine holes. During the 2019 season, YOC Utah included 4,300 Utah members who played more than 25,000 rounds of golf, and the Utah Golf Foundation subsidized its 31 participating facilities upwards of $125,000.
Watch the YouTube video below to better understand the UGF's programs.