The George Waters Memorial Grant Program is established to help worthy PGA Professionals and other golf related Player Development or Golf in School programs further their goals in player development with an emphasis on junior golf, disabled golfers or Special Olympics athletes.
The Program was developed from the gracious support of PGA Professional George Waters. Waters, owner of George’s Driving Range and a PGA Member for more than 50 years, enjoyed teaching the game of golf to all interested including juniors. The Minnesota PGA Foundation was a benefactor from Mr. Waters’ estate when he passed away in 2009.
Each year the George Waters Memorial Grant Committee accepts applications from Minnesota PGA Section Members. This year, 6 programs received funding:
East Side Girls Golf – Clinics | Nora McGuire, PGA/LPGA
Brightwood Hills GC – Scholarships for Juniors | Ken Manthis, PGA
Oak Glen – Youth Advantage Program | Greg Stang, PGA
Detroit Lakes – Growth of the Game | Kris Smith, PGA
Pokegama Junior Golf – Golf Set Lease Program | Bob Cahill, PGA
Ruttger’s Bay Lodge – Golf in Schools Program | Dave Sadlowsky, PGA
The application period for 2020 will be announced this coming winter.