12th Annual Legs Diamond Open
(registration form coming soon)

Rip Van Winkle Youth Golf Trail

2014 Inter-County Competion

2014 Inter-County Competion Registration Form (coming soon)

2014 Cost and Payment Instructions

2014 Registration Form

Click Here to Make Payment On-line
(you must print, complete and send 2014 Registration Form above also)


Major Changes in 2014 have been made to accommodate your requests, our immense success and our desire to offer you a full complement of golf paths from Introductory Lessons Only to Advanced Lessons to Golf League to Inter-county Competition to participation in PGA events to STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Competitions in partnership with Central Schools and local Colleges to the Rip Van Winkle JUNIOR Golf Trail!

The LPGA Registration form is now online as is their $16 fee ($10 for registration and $6 for shipping of golf package @ www.girlsgolf.org/join)

Due to the highly popular Tech Valley Youth Golf Program, we have graduated over 9,600 youth and provided over 2,800 sets of golf clubs to date.  This year in addition to the Introductory Lessons, we are also offering ADVANCED Lessons through PGA Pro Peter Maassmann at Blackhead Mountain Lodge (call or email Peter Maassmann: 518-622-3157/ peter@blackheadmtn.com to make arrangements for your required pre-screening).

Also, based on your comments, we are awarding the GRADUATE ID, which allows free greens fees at our participating courses, for completion of Introductory Lessons, Advanced Lessons or completion of the Golf League.  

New this year, we are also offering girls only Introductory Lessons!


MISSION


Tech Valley Youth Golf (TVYG) brings the character-building game of golf to youth throughout Tech Valley, provides a forum to meet, greet and compete in a fair way with other youth with similar positive interests.  We build interactive math and science skills as well as exploring other academic-related demonstrations of golf.  We take the novice golfers all the way to competitive and college scholarship levels of golf. Our beginning lessons include discounted golf club sets.  Of course, we have scholarships available.


GRANTS


To date, TVYG has received grants to make this possible.  Favored funding has come from the United States Golf Association (USGA) (2010, 2009, 2008, 2003), the Professional Golf Association (PGA) (2006-2004), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) (2014-2005) as well as New York State (2008-2006) and Greene County (2014-2006).  We continue to seek grant support.


YOUTH TRAINED

Through this program to date, over 9,600 youth have been introduced to the character-building game of golf and over 2,800 sets of golf clubs have been provided through this program. The age range is 7 to 17 for both boys and girls. The geographic span is the entire 19-county Tech Valley area.


2014 PROGRAM COMPONENTS

TVYG has several exciting program components planned for the 2014 golf season:
Introductory Youth Golf Lessons (June, 2014)
4th Annual TVYG League – (July-August, 2014)
Rip Van Winkle Junior Golf Trail (April 1st – October 15th)
5th Annual TVYG Inter-County Competition - (August 4th at Rainbow Golf Club)
• STEM Demonstration at Rainbow Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 15th, 2014
11th Annual Legs Diamond Open to benefit TVYG (Sat., July 19th at Thunderhart Golf Club)


ACCESS

INTRODUCTORY YOUTH GOLF LESSONS
Boys and girls ages 6 to 17 within the 19-county Tech Valley area are eligible for this training. Golf clubs and bags are offered at ½ price on a first come first served basis. The bags and clubs stay with the youth upon graduation from the program. The training occurs on actual golf courses and driving ranges. There is a one-time program fee of $35, if you don’t need clubs. Scholarships are available.

Introductory Golf Lessons Schedule


TVYG LEAGUE
All youth who are  interested in competing within their county and who are at the intermediate level (average score of 55-75 for 9 regulation holes) or the expert level (average score of 110 or lower for 18 regulation holes) will play 9 holes at each of the golf courses within their respective regions for their County Regional Championship Title.

The regional playoffs will occur on Mondays: 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28. A play off among regional winners will determine the County Champions. The County Championship Playoff will occur on Monday, July 28th, 2014. The cost is a one-time fee of $35.


Rip Van Winkle Junior Golf Trail
The only Junior Golf Trail in Tech Valley occurs between April 1st and October 15th each season. Junior players are required to complete play at all 9 member golf courses in Greene County during that period.
Prizes include credit gift certificates at any of our member golf courses. Any junior who finishes the Trail is in the drawing for these credit gift certificates of $250, $200, $150 and $100. In addition, based on the skill-based component of the Junior Trail player, participants can receive a trip to the USGA at Far Hills, NJ, a trip to the Golf Club at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, golf equipment, golf attire, and rounds of golf at our member courses. The entry cost is $99, which includes greens fees for the 9 member courses one time to complete the Junior Trail.


TVYG
Inter-County 9-hole Competition
Welcome to the 5th Annual Inter-County Competition at Rainbow Golf Club (518/966-5343) in Greenville, NY 12083.

This event will take place between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Monday, August 4th, 2014. The cost of the event is $45.  Credit prizes are for $150 in gifts for1st prize, $100 in gifts for 2nd prize and $50 in gifts for 3rd prize in each division for both boys and girls.
These certificates are redeemable at any one of our 9 Greene County member golf courses’ pro shops
for merchandise only.  These certificates have no cash value.

Greene International Golf Association will be providing lunch at noon. There is a driving range and putting practice area available for your use prior to the contest.

To qualify you must be at the intermediate or expert skill level as certified by one of our member Greene County golf pros or a golf pro from the other 18 counties of Tech Valley:
- The Intermediate Skill Level means that you are able to score 55 to 75 for 9 regulation holes of golf
- The Expert Skill Level means that you are able to score 110 or lower for 18 regulation holes of golf

You are able to register now for this event.  You can have your local golf pro endorse your skill level
at the bottom of the form once the 2014 golf season opens.  Then simply bring that endorsed form with you to the competition.


12th Annual Legs Diamond Open Golf Tournament (to benefit our Tech Valley Youth Golf Program)
For 12 years, Greene International Golf Association and its 9 member golf courses have been able to capitalize on the notoriety of Legs Diamond who maintained a compound in our Catskills.  Each year we have taken the profits from this event, used them as matching funds for USGA, LPGA and PGA grants.

As a result, we have trained over 9,600 youth and provided over 2,800 sets of golf clubs.  We are now seeing the anticipated results of that effort as the early participants are now young adults playing our golf courses!  Help make this year our best event ever.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at
Thunderhart Golf Club (518/634-7816) with the following schedule:

Noon – 1:00pm FULL lunch/registration
1:00 – 6:00pm golf
6:00 – 7:00pm cocktail hour/beginning of dinner
Entertainment:  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Top prizes will be presented.  Come have fun for the best cause.

Legs Diamond Open Registration Form (coming soon)

Legs Diamond Open Sponsor Form (coming soon)


ENDORSEMENTS

In addition to the above support, many corporations and associations have endorsed Tech Valley Youth Golf, including Hannay Hose Reels, Coca-Cola, AMTRAK, The Golf Club of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, The Business Council of NYS, Inc., Hunter Mountain, Windham Mountain/Winwood, GNH Lumber, Grassland Equipment and Irrigation Corp. Also support has come from many resort-related businesses including, Albergo Allegria, A to Z Promotions, Baumann’s Brookside, DeCrescente Distributing, Deer Watch Inn, Erin’s Melody Hotel, Friar’s European Spa & Salon, Glen Falls House, Hotel Vienna, Palenville House, Pine Lake Manor, Point Lookout Mountain Inn, Reidlbauer’s Resort & Golf Driving Range, and The Thompson House.

Tech Valley Youth Golf brings to all youth purpose, focus, character, fair play, the value of hard work and the benefits of team interaction ---all skills that will serve them well throughout their life. Tech Valley Youth Golf is also dedicated to bringing the character-building game of golf to those who otherwise could not afford it. If you know of a company, organization or association that would like to help with this not-for-profit effort, please click here.


SCHEDULE

Introductory Youth Golf Lessons (June, 2014)

4th Annual TVYG League – (July-August, 2014)

Rip Van Winkle Junior Golf Trail (April 1st – October 15th)

5th Annual TVYG Inter-County Competition - (August 4th at Rainbow Golf Club)

• STEM Demonstration at Rainbow Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 16th, 2014

12th Annual Legs Diamond Open to benefit TVYG (Sat., July 20th, 2014 at Thunderhart Golf Club)

About Greene International Golf Association

The Greene International Golf Association is dedicated to promoting the healthy, recreational and economic benefits of the pursuit of golf in Tech Valley. Since it’s founding in 2000, the non-profit association has had tremendous success. Greene International has received grants from the United States Golf Association, the Professional Golf Association and the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Grants given to Greene International by these associations have accounted for over 9,600 children receiving golf instruction and over 2800 of them receiving their very own golf equipment. Twenty six regional businesses and associates are Associate Members of Greene International.

CONTACT:
Gene McGrath
Executive Director
Greene International Golf Association
www.greenecountygolf.com
(518) 797-3052