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Join the TGA Foundation for the 100-Hole Hike

The much-anticipated 100-Hole Hike fundraising event is back for 2023, and the TGA will be taking part again this year to raise money and awareness for Youth on Course Texas, a program that helps ensure young people in the state have affordable access to golf and the life-changing opportunities that come with playing the sport.

Youth on Course Texas is a partnership between the TGA Foundation (TGAF) and Youth on Course (YOC), a national non-profit, grow-the-game initiative that allows members ages 6-18 to play golf for $5 or less, and provides opportunities for paid internships, caddie programs, and college scholarships. The TGAF and YOC first teamed up in January 2020 to launch a pilot project in the San Antonio area with 11 courses and 450 initial members. Over the past three and a half years, the two organizations have worked together to expand the reach of Youth on Course Texas to now include more than 60 courses statewide with nearly 3,500 members. To date, the TGAF and YOC have contributed approximately $125,000 to courses to subsidize more than 25,000 rounds of golf.

The 100-Hole Hike is often referred to as golf’s ultimate charitable challenge, and for good reason. YOC supporters become “Hikers” to take on the challenge of playing and walking 100 holes of golf in one day at one of the 100-Hole Hike host sites across the country, all while raising millions of charitable dollars for youth access to golf.

Two intrepid TGA Foundation/Outreach Managers, Brian Fry and Destany Hall, will be participating in the 100-Hole Hike this year at one of the two host sites in Texas. Fry and Hall, along with other hearty Texas Hikers, will be taking on the challenge at F.M. Law Park Golf Course in Houston on Oct. 20. The other host site is the Horse Course at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas on Oct. 30.

“I am really looking forward to my 100-Hole Hike and representing the Texas Golf Association at F. M. Law,” Fry said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the game of golf by raising money for Youth on Course.”

Hall is also ready for the sunup to sundown fundraising golfing expedition in Houston.

“My 100-Hole Hike will be challenging but fueled by the joy of knowing the effort is helping to make sure more young people have affordable access to play golf and to learn and grow,” she said. “With each step, swing, and dollar raised, we forge a stronger community, dedicated to equipping youth with the essential resources for success in both the game of golf and the journey of life.”

Fry and Hall will be rallying support from friends, family, and colleagues, to raise money either through pledges for the number of holes they play or through one-time donations. A $100 donation will help subsidize roughly 20 rounds of golf for Youth on Course Texas members and so much more. If you would like to donate now and help support Fry and Hall in their 100-Hole Hike, click here.

To learn more about Youth on Course Texas, click here. To take on golf’s ultimate charitable challenge as a Hiker, click here.