The dog days of summer have come to a close, the kids are back in school and are getting in some rounds of golf either on the weekends or after school. Youth on Course Michigan has seen an incredible increase in participation this year over lastand has even surpassed our banner year of 2020. For example, at the end of 2022, YOC Michigan had 6,955 members that played just over 21,000 rounds which equated to almost $105,000 in subsidies. There are now almost 9,000 YOC members who have played just over 30,000 rounds through the middle of September which has resulted in $156,000 in subsidies to our 87 participating clubs. The GAM Foundation provides a subsidy to the participating course for each YOC round played at their club, keeping much of the financial burden away from our Michigan families and junior golfers.
Due to the unforeseen drastic increase over last year, financial support is more important than ever to support this incredible amount of juniors who are golfing more than ever. A $25 donation to the GAM Foundation can support one YOC member for the entire year, as they play for $5 or less at any of the 87 participating courses in Michigan.
Below you will find recaps from the summer months as well as what is yet to come.