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Folds of Honor Collegiate

The Folds of Honor Foundation, American Dunes Golf Club, Michigan State University, and the Golf Coaches Association of America are partnering to host the annual Folds of Honor Collegiate, with proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor and the GCAA Presidential Scholarship Fund.

The inaugural tournament will be held September 26-28, 2022 and feature 18 schools: Air Force, Arizona, Army, Central Michigan, Clemson, Eastern Michigan, Florida State, Grand Valley State, Illinois, Kansas, Liberty, Michigan State, Navy, NC State, Oregon State, Texas Southern, UCLA, and Virginia Union. Annually, the tournament will feature two HBCU programs. This reflects the 41 percent of Folds of Honor recipients that are minorities and the GCAA and Black Golf Coaches Association of America partnership to help grow opportunities for HBCU and black college golf.

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It began with Lt Col Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled.

As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt Col Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob.

Since that night, Lt Col Rooney has committed his life to rallying patriotic Americans and meeting sacrifice with hope through the Folds of Honor. Since 2007, we’ve provided life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military. And now, our mission expands to the families of America’s first responders. On our watch, those who protect our freedoms and our families will know they are not forgotten.

We the people have found what unites us. It’s our honor to empower people from every walk of life through education and the opportunities it creates. Forty-one percent of Folds of Honor scholarships are awarded to minorities, making our recipient family as diverse as the country we call home.

Over 44,000 educational scholarships have been awarded since 2007. 


American Dunes Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course that is a tribute to the military and commemorates the birthplace of Folds of Honor. The facility, which is located a few hundred yards from the east shore of Lake Michigan, is a dunes-like course, utilizing the dramatic local topography and sand base that covers the property. The course is a par 72 that measures 7,213 yards and has rolling and generous fairways.

Visit americandunesgolfclub.com to learn more

GCAA Presidential Scholarship Fund

The GCAA Presidential Scholarship Fund provides annual academic support for deserving children and grandchildren of GCAA members. Currently, $10 from each membership goes toward the scholarship fund.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all contributions to the GCAA Presidential Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. Receipts recognizing contributions will be emailed by the GCAA National Office staff. If you have questions or suggestions regarding any aspect of this initiative, please do not hesitate to give the GCAA National Office a call at (405) 329-4222.

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College Golf Experience (CGX) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have combined forces for a first of its kind endorsement, leading to junior golfers having unprecedented access to learning what collegiate golf is like directly from coaches and players. Through this innovative partnership, coaches will showcase their programs via camps and unique events presented by CGX and participating college and university golf teams.


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CGX is committed to building value for college coaches and creating unique and transformational opportunities for junior golfers at all stages of development with an emphasis on aspiring collegiate student-athletes. CGX events establish opportunities to prepare young athletes for the future, allows coaches to connect with potential recruits, and advance the junior golf Player Pathway.

Participants engage in seminars related to: formatting communications to college coaches, learning what it takes to play golf at the collegiate level, life of a collegiate golfer, and learning how to separate from other recruits; as well as skill contests, simulated practice round and tournament experiences, and Q&A discussions with their parents.

CGX was formed by golf industry leader Joshua Jacobs, founder and CEO of TGA Premier Golf, the top provider of after school introductory and camp-based junior golf programs. Joshua was named by Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 40 most influential people in golf under 40, has served on the World Golf Foundation Advisory Board, PGA’s Golf 2.0’s National Building Blocks Committee, TGA Sports Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Southern California PGA’s Foundation Advisory Committee and the Southern California PGA’s Growth of the Game Committee.

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Division I Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll - November 18

Rank University Points Previous
1 Auburn (15) 543 1
2 Vanderbilt (7) 533 2
3 Texas Tech 487 4
4 North Carolina 469 5
5 Arizona State 467 3
6 Stanford 430 6
7 Tennessee 415 7
8 Illinois 380 8
9 Florida 363 9
10 Georgia Tech 345 10

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2023 GCAA Institutional Golf Camps

* Indicates College Golf Experience Institutional Camp. CGX Camps are endorsed by the GCAA.

 

Dates Institution Camp Name Location  

February 4

*Loyola Marymount University

*LMU Winter Elite Camp - CGX

The Saticoy Club

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April 30

*Santa Clara University

*Santa Clara Elite Camp - CGX

The Golf Club at Moffett Field

Register Here

May 6-7

East Carolina University

Pirate Junior Golf Camp

Ironwood Golf and Country Club

Register Here

June 3-6
Baylor University
2023 Baylor Golf Camp
Billy W. Williams Practice Facility
Register Here
June 4-8
University of Illinois

Nike Junior Golf Camp, University of Illinois

Champaign, IL
Register Here
June 4-10
Oklahoma State University 
Cowboy Golf Camp
Karsten Creek Golf Course
Register Here
June 5-8
Auburn University
2023 Auburn Tiger Golf Camp
Jack Key Golf Facility at The Auburn University Club
Register Here
June 19-22
June 23-26
University of Texas
The John Fields Jr. Golf Camp
The University of Texas Golf Club
Register Here
June 19-22

June 24-28

Stanford University
Cardinal Camp
Stanford University
Register Here
June 25-28
University of Virginia
Cavalier Golf Camp
Birdwood Golf Course
Register Here
July 9-11
Oklahoma City University

Next Level Dallas Golf Camp

Waterchase Golf Club
Register Here
July 14-16
Oklahoma City University

Next Level San Diego Golf Camp

Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan
Register Here

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November 18

DI
1. Auburn
2. Vanderbilt
3. Texas Tech
4. North Carolina
5. Arizona State
6. Stanford
7. Tennessee
8. Illinois
9. Florida
10. Georgia Tech

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DII
1. Anderson (SC)
2. Barry
3. West Florida
4. Lee
5. Grand Valley State
6. Oklahoma Christian
7. North Georgia
8. Henderson State
9. Nova Southeastern
10. Sonoma State

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DIII
1. Christopher Newport
2. Emory
3. Methodist
4. Wittenberg
5. Piedmont
6. Carnegie Mellon
7. Redlands
8. Willamette
9. Illinois Wesleyan
10. Washington & Lee

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