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CGA, CGF and the HV3 Foundation Partner to Support Youth on Course Carolinas


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 10, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Foundation is proud to announce an expanded partnership with the HV3 Foundation and PGA Tour member Harold Varner III to support the Youth on Course Carolinas in an effort to grow the game of golf in North Carolina and South Carolina.

“Youth on Course is such a great avenue. I’m pumped to be a part of it,” said Varner. “It’s good to know that there are other people that also want to grow the game.”  

The HV3 Foundation joined the Carolinas Golf Foundation in 2019 to support Youth on Course in the Carolinas.  After seeing the growth of the two year old program, Harold and his foundation has committed to increase their support to a three year commitment that includes significant contributions to the Youth on Course Carolinas to provide discounted Youth on Course Carolinas memberships and round subsidies to participating facilities. 

“This partnership is pretty significant as it brings two organizations with the same goals together.  Through Harold’s involvement, and support from the HV3 Foundation, the Carolinas Golf Foundation will be able to grow Youth on Course Carolinas membership and expand the junior participation in golf in South Carolina and North Carolina,” said Jason Cox, CGA Director of Youth Development.

In 2019, the Youth on Course Carolinas program grew from 185 members to almost 1,200 with 72 facilities. Through this partnership, the HV3 Foundation and the Carolinas Golf Foundation hope to have 2,500 members and over 100 facilities by the end of 2020.

“At the end of the day you need people that stick. You get 100 people that play golf at an early age, 50 stick. That is what it comes down to,” said Varner. “Can we do it? Most certainly, but you are not going to do it by like little band aid acts. This Youth on Course is like an attack worldwide.”


About the Carolinas Golf Foundation

The Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF) was formed by the Carolinas Golf Association in 1977 to provide support for a variety of Carolinas-based golf initiatives. The Carolinas Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Foundation are both 501(c)3 non-profit educational organizations. The Carolinas Golf Foundation has provided more than $1,500,000 over the last 37 years for various projects and scholarships.

Through Youth on Course, the Carolinas Golf Foundation allows kids across North and South Carolina to play golf for just $5 per round. And that’s just one of the many ways we’re passing the game on to the next generation. The CGF supports women’s golf, disabled golfers, college scholarships, turfgrass research and the historic Hall of History that captures and displays the rich golf tradition of the Carolinas.


About HV3 Foundation

The HV3 Foundation was launched in January 2019 in an effort to give back to less fortunate kids that could greatly benefit from increased access and opportunity in sport. The cost of equipment, proper coaching, and access has become very expensive and unaffordable to many.

The mission for the HV3 Foundation is to bring awareness to the rising cost of entry and access in sports. The foundation will aim to provide financial assistance for equipment, after school programs, instruction, camps, and various other avenues where an athlete can cultivate his/her passion.

For more information about the HV3 Foundation, visit


About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.   

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.


 About Youth on Course

The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Youth on Course members can play at more than 1,200 courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment opportunities through the caddie and internship programs, and apply for college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, nearly 960,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $1.7 million has been raised for college scholarships. Currently, Youth on Course serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021. 

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