In 2014, the Foundation entered into a partnership with the PGA Midwest Section to introduce the game of golf to every student in Kansas.
Golf in Schools utilizes SNAG equipment and curriculum, which is age appropriate, fun, safe, and easy to teach and learn. SNAG can be taught and played most anywhere, but the school gymnasium is ideal -- school districts, schools, and teachers simply add Golf as a unit in their PE program. To see what the Olathe, Kansas school district thinks about SNAG, look at this video.
As of the Spring, 2017, over 200,000 students are learning golf as part of their regular physical education curriculum, from Overland Park to Liberal, grades K-12.
There is no cost to the schools: the Foundation provides equipment, curriculum, and in-service training for Physical Education teachers and volunteers throughout the state. KGF Trustee Jeff Burey (also a PGA Professional) leads this initiative for the Foundation, providing the training and overseeing the implementation of the program in each school district. Hands-on teaching support, if necessary, is provided by PGA professionals as well as trained certified volunteers.
Golf in Schools is operated in collaboration with the Midwest PGA Section Foundation, with Kansas Golf Foundation having primary responsibility for the program in Kansas.
Donations to the Kansas Golf Foundation may be directed to a particular school or school district – for information about the program or how you can participate, contact KGF Executive Director Phil Miller or call (785) 842-4833 ext. 205.