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About GCJGF

What We Stand For

The mission of the Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation, Inc. is to provide junior golfers under the age of nineteen the opportunity to participate in organized golf competitions or golf related events with others their age and skills level. An emphasis is placed on the benefits to life, society, and community that can be derived through Education, Leadership, Teamwork, and Fellowship by participating in a sport where each individual player is responsible for playing under the rules of golf and fair play.

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"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."

ARNOLD PALMER

Scholarships

We strive to give our golfers more than just competitive development. That is why every year, we provide thousands of dollars in scholarships to qualifying members who have remained faithful throughout the years to the GCJGF program. It is our way of saying ``thank you`` and ensuring that each of our players encounter success in their lives.

Family Oriented

At Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation, family matters most! We create a hospitable and family-friendly environment at every single event that we host. GCJGF is where family bonds are strengthened and lifelong relationships are formed.

Competitive Development

Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation prides itself in playing a pivotal role in developing golfers who exceed on the course. From Big Break contestants to collegiate/Professional players, GCJGF has an impressive roster of alumni; from contestants on the Golf Channel’s “Big Break” series and the winner of Big Break – Mexico to many members that went on to play for their college golf teams. There are currently over 25 former members playing on the professional tours around the world.

Relationship Building

We believe that golf is more than just a game; that is why we encourage all of our members to build friendships while still on the golf course. GCJGF is where lifelong bonds are formed.

Premium Trophies & Awards

Golf Coast Junior Golf Foundation's premium trophies provide each event with a unique award that golfers can compete for. We take pride in offering some of the most prestigious trophies in all of junior golf.

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Junior Tour Partnerships

GCJGF partners with major organizations, such as the Florida State Golf Association (FJT) and other tours that also offer Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked tournaments. Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation wants all of their members to play in as many junior events as possible.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wayne McKinney / Founder & Executive Director

Vince Carver / Director & President

Paula Amoriello / Founder & Vice President

Alan Steinberg  / Director & Vice President

Ken Hagamann / Director & Rules Official

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Lauren Carver  / Director & PT Tournament Director

Directors not pictured: Jack Heda, Rick Toste, Al Latimer, Gloria Liner, Steve Haubenstock, Mike Richards, Jeff Stephens, Todd Hinesly, Craig Cannon, Carlos Baez