The Playground Golf Foundation is a local non Profit and 501(c)3 whose mission statement is to introduce golf in schools to children who may never thought about golf as an option in a fun and safe environment. Our purpose is to provide golf as and option to all children, including those that are underprivileged, handicapped or terminally ill. This introduction will impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs delivered by trained PGA Professionals that teach children the values of integrity, honesty, life skills and promoting the growth of the game.

This training is open to all physical educators in the Columbia, Greene, Northern Dutchess and the Capital District of Albany. Lucas Cohen is a member of the Northeastern New York PGA section led 8 golf in schools programs in the Hudson Valley with the assistance the physical educators in: Germantown Central School District, Catskill Elementary School, Cairo Durham Middle School, Taconic Hills Central School District, Hudson City School District, Greenville Elementary, New Lebanon Central School District in 2019 alone. Working hand in hand with fellow golf professional and volunteers: Stephanie Molloy, Doug Wiltsie, Brian Lowe, Gerard Ecker, Tony Vizzie Sr. Keyanna Gaylord, Austin Joseph to make these programs so successful.

The PGF is looking to train physical educators to improve the golf in schools program so that the equipment can be used safely and properly after this certification is complete.

Please share this event with all fellow athletic directors, physical educators and coaches who would like to complete the training. Suggested donation per school is $50 per trainee. The Playground Golf Foundation does not charge the host schools to come in and work with the children. All golf in schools programs are funded by donations and fundraisers that are created and hosted at the New York Golf Park, Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant, Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club, Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill, Catskill Golf Club and other supporters of the PGF Mission.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page and I look forward to the training on March 20, 2020!

The Playground Golf Foundation’s mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. These programs will benefit all children in Columbia, Greene and Northern Dutchess County schools, including those that are underprivileged, have a physical or mental challenge, or are terminally ill. This introduction will impact the lives of children by providing equipment, transportation, scholarships and professional golf instruction delivered by trained PGA and First Tee coaches. These coaches will work hand in hand with host schools’ physical educators, during gym class. These in class activities along with afterschool programs will bridge the gap between golf and life, engage children to play this lifelong sport, and teach children these 9 core values:

  1. Honesty
  2. Integrity
  3. Sportsmanship
  4. Respect
  5. Confidence
  6. Responsibility
  7. Perseverance
  8. Courtesy
  9. Judgment

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