A fundamental strength of First Tee – Prairies is the direct support it receives from some of the game’s most respected and influential organizations. Their leadership has inspired others to embrace the mission of First Tee – Prairies.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 271,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, www.golfcanada.ca.
Golf Canada Foundation
The Golf Canada Foundation is the leading source for golf philanthropy in Canada, and is very proud of a record $1.5 million in 2019 grants which brings our total to more than $8.9 million since 2012, and $10.3 million invested in the sport since the Foundation’s inception in 1979. The foundation’s mission is to support and promote programs that increase participation in golf by engaging players of all ages and abilities across Canada. For more information about what the Golf Canada Foundation is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca/foundation.
PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation (“First Tee”)
First Tee (www.firsttee.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth development organization under the umbrella of PGA TOUR Inc. Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-changing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, First Tee has expanded to reach more than 3.6 million young people annually on golf courses, in schools and at youth centers. Its headquarters are in St. Augustine, Florida, USA with programs in all 50 United States and select international locations. President George W. Bush serves as Honorary Chair.
PGA of Canada
Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,600 golf professionals across the country. The Association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support our Members as experts in the game and business of golf, and, in so doing, serve both its Members’ needs and those of the golfing public through the Association’s varied programs and events. The Association consists of the National Office located in Acton, Ont., and zone offices across the country. www.pgaofcanada.com.
Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs The Open, elite amateur events, international matches and rankings. Together The R&A and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions but sharing a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs the sport worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, on behalf of over 36 million golfers in 143 countries and with the consent of 156 organizations from amateur and professional golf. The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the sport internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. For more information, visit www.randa.org.
Golf Saskatchewan is the governing body of amateur golf in Saskatchewan, representing more than 14,500 members at 108 clubs across the province. Golf Saskatchewan’s mission is to grow participation in, and passion for the sport while upholding the integrity of the game. Golf Saskatchewan conducts programs and services to serve golfers in Saskatchewan. Athlete development, Order of Merit Tours, Rules of Golf and amateur status, handicapping and course rating are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Saskatchewan. In addition, Golf Saskatchewan conducts Saskatchewan’s amateur championships. For information on Golf Saskatchewan, please visit www.golfsaskatchewan.org.
Golf Manitoba is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario representing 9,750 golfers and 85 member clubs and leagues. A proud partner of Golf Canada and Sport Manitoba, Golf Manitoba’s mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf for the benefit of all participants. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a leader in delivering quality, innovative and accessible golf programs and services.
Whether you are a high-performance athlete or sport is simply part of your active lifestyle, our sport system offers opportunities for everyone to get involved, get fit and excel in sport. The Government of Canada supports our athletes and many of the national organizations that make up our sport system through Sport Canada programs and policies. Sport Canada provides leadership and funding to help ensure a strong Canadian sport system which enables Canadians to progress from early sport experiences to high performance excellence. www.canada.ca