About the TGA Foundation
The Texas Golf Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the TGA, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that was established to make certain that golf in Texas continues to grow and prosper. It achieves this mission through the financial and administrative support of existing grass-roots junior golf development programs, and in creating new avenues for deserving and underserved youth to learn some of life’s most important lessons through their exposure to the game of golf. By ensuring that deserving young people from every walk-of-life have the opportunity to be exposed to this great game and the accompanying valuable life lessons to be learned, as well as discovering the many possible career opportunities surrounding the sport, the TGA Foundation expects that golf in the Lone Star State will be in good hands for generations to come. Make a general donation to the TGA Foundation or become a Team TGA donor and receive some hard goods.
TGA Foundation Programs
Bill Pen Grant
The TGA Foundation reaches out to a new generation through the Bill Penn Grant, named after former Executive Director of the Association.The grant was developed for junior golf instructors who are expanding or improving their current program needs. The 2019 Bill Penn Grant went to The First Tee Piney Woods!
Winners Program – Texas Challenge
The WTGA created the Winner’s Program in 2008 to promote achievement in golf and in the classroom. Conducted in coordination with LPGA / USGA Girls Golf sites, the program provides grant funding to selected sites.
Bob Romero Scholarship
The scholarship program connects junior golfers with life-changing competitive experiences through the Legends Junior Tour, as well as the South Texas and North Texas PGA tournaments, when limited financial resources would otherwise prevent it. Click here to learn more!
Doris Kallina /’Nez Muhleman Scholarship
This scholarship program honors the legacies and contribution of Doris Kallina and ‘Nez Muhleman by providing financial resources to girls seeking higher education with a high school golf background and academic excellence. Congratulations to Abby Dobbs on earning the 4 year award, good luck at A&M this Fall!
TGA Works is a program for high school golfers interested in working in the golf industry.The program is completed over Summer months allowing the student to develop social skills, self esteem, and a chance to use golf facilities.
John Semander Family Scholarship
The John Semander Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to support and encourage golfers who are seeking higher education. The scholarship recipients shall exemplify academic proficiency and illustrate a connection to the game of golf. The 2019 winner is Sierra Jameson, congratulations and good luck at A&M this Fall!
An opportunity for women to learn golf in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Check back to see where Golf 101 will be hosted in the Fall!
Junior Girls Travel Fund
The Junior Girls’ Travel Fund was established back in 1986 by the late ‘Nez Muhleman of Houston. She served as a USGA volunteer on the U.S. Girls Junior Committee for 31 years as well as volunteering for countless local, collegiate, and state-wide competitions. Click here to donate or learn more!
Youth On Course
The Texas Golf Association Foundation is launching the Youth on Course program in the San Antonio area for 2020. Youth on Course (YOC) gives juniors access to golf for $5 or less at 11 courses in the San Antonio area, as well as more courses all over the country. To learn more about the program click here.
“It really means so much to me that you picked me for this scholarship, so thank you so much! This TGA Foundation Scholarship has really changed my life!”
Abigail Dobbs – Winner of the 2019 Doris Kallina / ‘Nez Muhleman Scholarship
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TGA Foundation Board of Directors
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