CATSKILL MOUNTAINS JUNIOR GOLF, INC. (CMJG) 501(c)3
CMJG is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the good of youngsters 5-17 years of age.
The Board of Directors is made up of five people with a passion for golf. The organization is funded by donations from corporations, businesses, foundations and individuals. The donations are used for such expenses as hats, prizes administrative costs, fees, equipment etc. Said donations are tax deductible.
The main program is designed to give golf instruction one day Per week, four weeks in duration. The program ends with a Parent/Jr Tournament and an Awards Banquet. The latter two points certainly bring ‘family’ into the fold – by design!
Instruction includes: Ball striking, short game, rules, etiquette, dress code etc. These are the things that all golf facilities expect from their clientele. One of our main goals is to grow children into young adults. The staff includes two PGA Golf Professionals along with a group of Mentors to be with the children while they are on the golf course on instruction days. The instruction days conclude with all Junior Golfers taking a test on the materials they have learned during the first three weeks.
There is a scholarship award that is part of the program. It is intended to show that certain individuals have earned a bonus for being exceptional throughout their Junior Golf experience. They must have participated on their High School golf team as well.
Friendships lasting a lifetime are fostered in this program. It can also be said that the game of golf lasts a lifetime. Feed-back has been extremely positive for many years!