Jacobsen Youth Initiative | Oregon Golf Association

Youth golfers across Oregon and Southwest Washington have greatly benefitted from the generosity of the late Erling Jacobsen. The father of David and Peter Jacobsen, Erling for decades helped promote and foster the game he loved. Both of his sons went on to become outstanding golfers, with Peter going on to win seven tournaments on the PGA Tour.

Youth On Course:  The Youth On Course is a subsidy based program providing youth access to the game of golf for no more than $5 green fees at participating courses.  Through a partnership with the Northern California Golf Association, the Youth On Course program is now available to junior golfers in Oregon and SW Washington.  

Erling Jacobsen Tour:  The EJ Tour encourages juniors ages 7-18 to play different golf courses and play the game in a fun, stress-free environment without competition. This is a great way for junior golfers to meet other juniors and gain lasting friendships. Each event date includes 9 holes of golf, lunch, raffle prizes, and short education on Rules and Etiquette. Caddies are welcome.

Junior Golf Road Map:  The OregonJuniorGolfRoadMap.com website is an easy to use, central location to find the golf intruction programs that are perfect for taking the next step, regardless of whether that "next step" is picking up a golf club for the first time or finding a college scholarship. 

These programs are made possible as a result of the Jacobsen Youth Initiative and the generous support of the Jacobsen Family.

Charitable Donations:  Do you want to donate to help support the Jacobsen Youth Initiative and Youth on Course in Oregon? Click on the donate button below.


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