The annual Junior Golf Marathon is slated for Thursday, October 19 at the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course. This event, now in its 29th year, benefits the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District’s Junior Golf Program that serves players age 6 to 17. The program’s mission, according to Austin Logan, PGA Golf Operations Manager, is to, “nurture the talents and dreams of young athletes by providing golf training at a high level of expertise. Support of this annual golf marathon enables the Junior Golf program to provide updated equipment to participants as well as tournament opportunities or just a life-long love of the game”.
100% of the funds raised through pledges benefits the program, which accomplished the following in 2023:
- Financed a new golf simulator at the Community Center, allowing golfers of all ages to participate in the sport during inclement weather.
- Sponsored three junior passes and six junior scholarships for our week-long classes.
- Provided 30 new Cleveland junior sets to Junior Golf participants.
- Distributed nearly 200 hats and water bottles to Junior Golf participants as well as John Feeney’s First Green program, a GCSAA promoting math, science and the horticultural aspect of the golf business to 5th graders across the country.
The five players that will tee off at dawn and play approximately 450 holes until dusk are Austin Logan, Tim Hull, John Peterson, Rene Archambault and Aaron Tulley. Pledge levels are Bronze, Silver and Gold, with designated amounts for each Par, Birdie and Eagle. Pledge forms are available for download below.