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We Give Back – Golfing Buddy



I am so passionate about how and why Golfing Buddy got started because of that I want to make sure our mission stays true to our purpose to get more people to play more golf.


In case you missed it, I am a Hispanic Veteran Female entrepreneur.  I began my love for golf a little later than most people it began in my 30’s. I personally wish I was introduced to golf when I was younger, I think I would be a better player today.


I was not exposed to golf as a child because golf was not a sport my family played nor was my family exposed to it either. I grew up in a low-income household where money was tight and the ability to be exposed to new things was typically not going to happen.


Golfing does so much for people it teaches them to be patient, have discipline, have a strategy, you learn to follow rules and so many more lessons.


This is also why we are donating a portion of our profits to giving back to the youth of golf who don’t have access to golf equipment.


We are Giving BACK!


We support these and other organizations that help remove the fear of playing golf or any other financial objections from someone having the ability to play golf.


TGR Foundation - If education and helping kids is important to you, then this charity run by Tiger Woods might be the best fit for your donation. This non-profit organization helps empower underprivileged students through education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They also help these students think in teams and independently as well as assisting with access to colleges. 


Birdies for the Brave - A military based charity run by the PGA TOUR and its affiliates, Birdies for the Brave strives to give care and important services to those who have selflessly served their country. The charity supports military personnel, veterans, severely injured heroes, and military families. Phil Mickelson is the founder of the organization and events are conducted year-round at PGA TOUR and affiliated tour events. 


United States Disabled Golf Association - The USDGA hosts golf events and helps rank competitive golfers with disabilities all across the country. The USDGA founder Jason Faircloth has cerebral palsy so has an incredibly personal connection with his organization, which works to give all those with disabilities the chance to enjoy the game of golf.


Minority National Organizations

Black Girls Golf: The organization was developed to create opportunities to build better professional relationships and connect with people in positions of power and influence. It's a global network of like-minded women who want to learn, practice, and play golf, and currently has more than 4,000 members in the U.S and abroad.

Black Golf Alliance: Growing the game of golf in the black community through love, unity, and respect for each other and the game itself.

Black Golf Clubs: A list all of the African American golf organizations in the country, where interested players can find a club or organization near their home.

Black Golf Clubs (state listing)

Black Sororities and Fraternities: These elite groups of educated Black women and men pursue activism, scholarship, social uplift and service.

Golf Women Mean Business: The organization helps women leaders build meaningful relationships and achieve greater influence with "Business First and Golf Second."

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Latina Golfers Association: The association's goal is to make golf accessible to women by conducting affordable golf clinics and lessons for newbies and beginner/intermediate players. It empowers women by teaching them how to utilize golf as a business tool in order to enhance their careers and personal lives.

Mexican American Golf Association: The association was established to facilitate the benefits of recreational and competitive golf, as well as, cultural identity and camaraderie among Mexican Americans.

Minority Golf Association of America: The organization is a 501(c)(3) and is a recognized authority in conducting junior golf training clinics and empowerment program for boys and girls 8 to 17 years of age. MGAA introduces young people from challenging circumstances to the sport of golf and its attributes. The MGAA applies the sport of golf as an educational, training, and personal development tool to help both the disadvantaged and the general population to bridge the gap between themselves and current day society.

National Black Chamber of Commerce28 Years of Diversity & Inclusion: Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurial Pursuits. The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.

National Black Golf Hall of Fame: The National Black Golf Hall of Fame celebrates and honors exemplary achievements of Blacks in the golf industry. The organization also recognizes business and community leaders, regardless of race or ethnicity, who ensure Blacks are presented opportunities to participate in any facet of golf.

National Negro Golf Association: The organization's mission focuses on the enjoyment of its members, and NNGA recognizes the need to play a role in its communities, including raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the United Negro College Fund through sponsorship of celebrity golf tournaments in chapter cities. The NNGA also supports the National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Fund.

Sisters Across America: The organization's mission is to financially support and mentor young minority women aspiring to play on the LPGA Tour, for whom the realization of that dream might not be possible without the much needed financial and mentoring support. Its membership consists of golfers and non-golfers who are bound by the passion for our mission.

United Black Golfers Association: The association provide opportunities for members to meet and engage with other like-minded individuals and associations through the game of golf and have an opportunity to show their good will and support through fundraising endeavors. 

We Are Golf Minority Organizations: The World Golf Foundation has compiled a list of suppliers to the golf industry, competitive golf events, recreational golf programs and entities offering careers in golf that support diversity in the golf industry. This list intends to create a resource that informs interested individuals of these programs.

Women of Color Golf: Women of Color Golf & Girls on the Green Tee are not-for profit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Tampa, FL. The mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in the sport of golf for women and girls through instruction, on-course play, mentoring, networking, special events, health and career-related opportunities.

American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) - The AJGA is a golf organization for young women and men aged 12 – 19 years old.  They offer competitive matches and tournaments for juniors and help prepare them for high school and college level golf.  They are “dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf”.


Fore The Ladies - This group is new to the industry but has been in the news a lot lately.  They are on a mission to bring women together and try the game of golf in a fun and social environment.  Many of their events include swing clinics, closest to the pin and longest drive competitions, golf yoga, putting tips and instruction as well as lots of giveaways and goodies.  Introducing golf in these fun environments is a great way to get more women exposed to the game. They have hosted a handful of events and clinics around the country and are adding events throughout the year. 


LPGA Amateur Golf Association - This is the longest-standing continuous women’s sports membership organization in the world.  It is 45,000 members strong. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association has locations in 110 cities in the US and Internationally and continues to grow.  They offer clinics, instruction, events, and opportunities to compete for women who are passionate about golf. They provide a place for women to “connect, learn, play and belong”.  Though they have local chapters, they also have opportunities to play on a national level.  


LPGA * USGA Girls Golf - Girls Golf is a partnership between the LPGA Foundation and the USGA.  It is a national junior golf program that is “aimed at introducing girls to the game of golf and empowering them with confidence, friendships, and life skills”.  Founded 30 years ago, the organization, an impressive 500,000 girls have participated in their programs. Their newest campaign, called #driveon, is to motivate girls to think big and to follow their dreams and passions.  


Twilight Golf Association - The Twilight Golf Association was created to provide a way for anyone to play, no matter what gender or age.  It is a weekly golf league with individual play within a team competition. Kids can join with their mom, dad or grandparent.  Husbands and wives can play together. Or if you are a single player, you will be able to easily find a group or a team that you can be assigned to.  Currently, there are over 100 golf courses that participate in the Twilight Golf Association and are located in 14 different states.


Women on Course - Women on Course is based in the US and has been around for almost 14 years.  They provide opportunities for women to play golf for all levels. Whether you are a beginner and want to learn the rules, etiquette, and golf swing or want to play around socially with other women.  The organization hosts events in 15 different regions around the US and is actively growing.  From experience, the group is more social than competitive as their tag line on their website reads “Golf, Wine, Travel” and much of their focus is on networking and building relationships in a golf setting.   Here is a post with more information on this organization.  If you have ever thought about going on a ladies’ golf trip, Women on Course provides several fun social trips a year to beautiful golf destinations.  I have a more extensive post here on the organization.


The First Tee  - Golf enthusiasts, coaches, and instructors volunteer their time to help with the First Tee organization.  It was established as a way to bring golf to our youth. It is not just a national organization in all 50 states of the US, it is now located in 6 international locations as well.  Started over 22 years ago, they not only teach golf to the younger generation of kids, but they use golf as a way to provide other life skills like character education and youth development. 


United States Golf Association (USGA) - The first interaction that many individuals have with the USGA is through the rules of golf and earning their first golf index or handicap.  The USGA is the governing body of golf in the US and they run a large number of amateur golf tournaments in addition to all the U.S. Open tournaments.  When heading to their website, it can be a bit overwhelming because of all they are responsible for. But, if you are interested in playing in any of the US Amateur Golf tournaments, this is the organization that you will need to be a member of.


Youth on Course - Girls and boys ages 6 – 19 can play golf for less than $5 a round (9 holes) and on some days as low as $1.  There are 1200 participating golf courses in 34 regions around the US and Canada. And a robust membership of 70,000+ members.  This amazing organization provides high school internships, a caddie program, and funds college scholarships to collegiate golfers and is funded through sponsorships and donations.


Women on Par Program - Women on Par is offered to golf clubs and courses and is part of England Golf.  The program helps golf clubs all across the UK in providing women’s golf clinics and events that are fun and exciting.


Girls Golf Rocks - Girls Golf Rocks is another program offered by England Golf but is focused on girl’s golf and the youth.  Over 200 golf clubs around England have applied to participate in this wonderful program providing girls golf instruction and introducing them to the game. Find out on England Golf’s website to see which clubs may be offering these golf programs.


Love.Golf - Based in Sweden, but expanding to the UK and more recently, Canada.  Love.Golf is an amazing concept and a wonderful resource for women wanting to learn the game and improve.  It is an entirely new and different perspective on teaching the game. Many times, golf can be a very intimidating game to learn.  Veering away from the standard practice of teaching the golf swing on the golf range, it takes a broader perspective of the game and has more of a hands-on approach to learning and teaching on the actual golf course. 


SMGA - The SMGA’s mission is to provide rehabilitative golf programs, experiences, and family inclusive golf opportunities for post 9/11 wounded war veterans in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes. Eligible veterans and service members include those wounded or injured in post 9/11 military operations, including those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


VGA – The VGA is dedicated to enriching the lives of Veterans and their family members through the camaraderie and sportsmanship of golf. The VGA host more than 250 local tournaments across the country.


PGA HOPE - PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

We want to empower Women, Minorities, Youth and Veterans to play more golf!


Kids, women, minorities and veterans should not be afraid to play golf because of the intimations of playing golf with people who are good at the game.


Again we (women) get the following feelings when playing on a golf course:



Feeling of Not Being Good Enough

Feeling Rushed

Being Judged


Why Can’t I Pick the Players I Want to Play With?


Golfing Buddy was created for a couple of reasons:


Golfing Buddy was created to help Women, Minorities, Veterans and Juniors play more golf without feeling intimidated at the golf course by being paired with people that they particularly don’t want to play with.


Golfing Buddy was created to help people like my boyfriend find other golfers to play golf with so they can play more golf.


Golfing Buddy was created to help golf courses get more people paired so more people play golf at their golf course with people they want to play golf with.


Golfing Buddy wants to help people fall in love with the game of golf so they can play more golf!


Help us get the word out so we can all play more golf.


Golfing Buddy – Join. Match. Connect. & Play More Golf!

~Kat, founder



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