Grants Resources & Case Studies(2)

Some of the many free resources offered by the USGA Grants Program can be found in this section. Through years of funding hundreds projects, the USGA has identified a number of "best practices" employed by the most successful individuals and organizations. From fundraising to communications, building a short-course to making the Rules of Golf fun to learn, these documents share some of the very best strategies for improving your program.

Ideas From The USGA's Best Practices Conferences

The PEAK Conference Review (2006)
A Compilation of Ideas Shared at the PEAK Conference held in 2006

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Pikes Peak Summit Review(2003)
A Compilation of Ideas Shared at the USGA's Best Practices Conference held in 2003

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Communications Guide For USGA-Supported Programs

FORE! Raise Your Voice!
By The USGA Fellowship (2005)

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Fundraising: A Guide For Non-Profit Golf Programs

Approaching The Green
By Kyle Garry (2005)

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Short Courses: Solving Demands For Affordable Golf

Summit Short Course Profile
By David Shapiro (1998)

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Harvard Gulch Short Course Profile
by David Shapiro (1998)
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Looking At Alternatives To Average 18-Hole Course

Considerations for Non-Profit Alternative Golf Facility Development
by MacKenzie Hurd (2001)
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Information On Many Junior Golf Resources

Junior Golf Summit Operations Manual - (2003)
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Available Resources for Junior Golf - (2001)
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Making the Rules of Golf Fun! - (2001)
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Non-Profit Resources Online

Fundraising for Junior Golf Programs - (2001)
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On-Line Grant Resources - (2001)
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Soliciting Volunteers - (2001)
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Partner Links
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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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