GSJGA Mission Statement
The objective of the Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association is to “OPEN THE DOORS TO THE WORLD OF GOLF FOR JUNIORS” in the greater Sarasota area through instruction and competitive programs. The objective of the Board of Directors and membership is to do whatever is necessary to promote the interest in golf to persons under the age of nineteen. To this end, the GSJGA stresses learning the basic fundamentals of the golf swing, etiquette and rules, and encourages sportsmanlike competition. We attempt to provide access to professional instruction, supervised play with peers, affordable play at area golf courses, opportunities for competitive excellence and the encouragement of sportsmanship, skill, academics and fun, developing both the competitive golfer and the young person who enjoys the game for its life-long recreational and social benefits. Since incorporating in 1974, our program has grown to one of the largest in Florida and has received national recognition.
We believe that while the juniors in our program receive many benefits from our program, the local community benefits as well. The GSJGA is open to all youngsters in the area for a minimum registration fee, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin. We attempt to expose all area youths, not just those who would be exposed through golfing family and friends, to our programs. The community benefits when young people have organized activities that are available and instruct them about honesty, fair play, sportsmanship and interpersonal skills. These are the premises for the game of golf as well as life. We believe that our programs will benefit the youths in their personal and professional lives. We hope to continue the growth of our program participation into the future.