George Waters Memorial Grants
The Minnesota PGA Foundation is dedicated to providing individuals, with an emphasis on juniors, an opportunity to experience the game of golf and learn vital life lessons. The Minnesota PGA Foundation achieves this mission through programs which enrich the lives of those involved and which provide educational, employment and scholarship opportunities. 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. To honor George Waters and his love for teaching this great game of golf, the Foundation established a grant program to help PGA Professionals fulfill George’s dream of bringing more individuals into this game.
Those interested in being considered for the George Waters Memorial Grant need to submit a grant application to the Minnesota PGA Foundation. An application may be submitted by a 501(c)(3) Organization, or organization using Minnesota PGA members to conduct instruction.
Minnesota PGA members may also submit an application. All programs eligible for grants must be in existence for a minimum of one year to be eligible for a grant.