GAA San Diego Students Fit and Build Clubs for Local Juniors
Dec 5, 2013
By Jonathan Standiford
The Southern California Golf Association's Youth on Course program services more than 3,000 junior golfers in southern California, teaching them life lessons through the game of golf. Youth on Course offers affordable instruction and access to local golf facilities in addition to college advising, scholarships and competitive play. Twenty percent of these students receive some sort of financial assistance and do not have access to newer golf equipment.
Golf Academy of America in San Diego recently had an opportunity to fit and build clubs for these local juniors, continuing the tradition of providing a hands-on learning environment for its students.
Robbie Matz, Program Manager for SCGA Youth on Course, heard about the pro bono club building that Golf Academy of America students completed for Roman Gonzales at The Tiger Woods Foundation. Matz approached San Diego Campus Director Rich Iorio, asking him if it would be possible to complete the sets of golf clubs from parts that he had recently purchased. Iorio was excited to assist the Youth on Course program, as it has helped thousands of kids in their pursuit of learning the wonderful game of golf.
Golf Academy students built 225 golf clubs and delivered them to the SCGA. They will now be distributed to Pico Rivera, River Ridge, and Norwalk, three sites within the Junior Golf Program. This is just one way that Golf Academy of America is growing the game of golf.