ABOUT US

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OUR GOAL

 The goal of this program is that each participant will have sufficient knowledge about golf and golf facilities, and to go anywhere in the world and feel like they belong, especially in Hot Springs Village, AR and of course to have fun and enjoy the game of golf.

 

OUR MISSION

 The success of a Junior Golf Program can only be measured by the enthusiasm and participation of Juniors.  It is a direct reflection of the people involved and the planning and the organization.

The purpose of the association shall be to foster, encourage, and promote junior golf activities for young golfers of both sexes between the ages of 8 through a senior in high school.  The goals are to accomplish the following: 

  1. To provide opportunities for development of social, physical, emotional and mental skills.

  2. To teach juniors real life lessons and to influence their character development and good sportsmanship.

  3. To teach the rules and etiquette of golf.

  4. To secure instructional practices, playing privileges and other concessions.

  5. To develop lifelong golfers who will continue to play long after the program is over.

SCHOLARSHIP HISTORY

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The idea for Junior Golf and the founder of the program was Bill Veal.  He received a lot of advice and assistance from Al Wygant, Carolyn Rawlinson, Rick Ross, John Paul and many other volunteers.

The Junior Golf Program was approved by the Property Owners Association Board of Directors in 1997. The first year for the program was 1998.  The program averages 290 juniors each year.  There is an average turnover of 85 juniors each year. 

 

ORGANIZATION HISTORY

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The idea for Junior Golf and the founder of the program was Bill Veal.  He received a lot of advice and assistance from Al Wygant, Carolyn Rawlinson, Rick Ross, John Paul and many other volunteers.

The Junior Golf Program was approved by the Property Owners Association Board of Directors in 1997. The first year for the program was 1998.  The program averages 290 juniors each year.  There is an average turnover of 85 juniors each year. 

 

The program is open to all juniors; no juniors are turned away due to family financial hardships.

 

In September 1999, we received our state charter as a non-profit corporation, thanks to Merek Rowe of the law firm of Farrar, Reis, Rowe, Nicolosi and Williams who filed the necessary papers.

 

In December 1999, we received notification that we qualified as a 501(c) (3) thanks to Dennis Fason, CPA of the accounting firm of Jordon, Woosley, Crone, and Keaton who filed the necessary papers.In 2005 the IRS approved a scholarship program for Junior Golf Association. 

 

As of 2019, $2,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 42 Juniors.

 

Jack Barry has been the President since 2002.  Under his leadership, the program continues to grow and prosper.

      

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Jack Barry

President

Home Phone

922-2502

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984-2627

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Gary Sikes

Vice President

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501-226-8075

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Sharon Medica

Secretrary

Home Phone

922-2097

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922-7057

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Susan Veal

Treasurer

Home Phone

922-3478

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984-1776

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Kathy Beth

Membership

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922-6154

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Vacant

Golf Club Manager

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Susan Veal

Picnic

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922-3478

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984-1776

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Vacant

On-Course Volunteers

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Gary Sikes

Granada Instructor

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501-226-8075

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GOLF ASSOCIATIONS

Nancy Carpenter

WGA 18-Hole

Home Phone

915-0223

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282-4024

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Vacant

WGA Social

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Pat Becker

Lady Duffers

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922-0059

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Charlotte Clark

Ladies 9-Hole

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922-6051

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Vacant

Men's 9-Hole

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KEY VOLUNTEERS AND DIRECTORS

Ted Beth

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922-6154

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Ken & Claire

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922-3642

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Carol Garchie

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224-875-3860

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Jim Patton

Beginners Instructor

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708-728-5172

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Chuck Tull

Beginners Instructor

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501-920-2779

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Leesa Sikes

Publicity & Photos

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501-607-0064

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Marion Sowka

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922-1722

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