Annual Fixed Foundation Operating Costs
Annual Season Pass Raffle for all Kootenai County adult residents – projected income targets $2000 per year
Annual Labor Day Charity Golf Classic Tournament & Dinner – projected income targets $8,000 per year
Course Improvement Projects
& Youth Golf Development Programs
The Foundation’s ongoing mission is funded through the Friends Foundation’s ability to raise Charitable Endowment and Legacy Gift Contributions – Current examples are:
$30,000 to help offset course damages due to the January 2021 wind storms
$42,500 to establish a fourth set of permanent tee boxes for slower swing speed golfers and youth competitions
$6,000 to purchase lightweight plastic “SNAG” teaching equipment and junior golf club sets
Youth Golf Programs
Funded through charitable contributions and endowments.
Golfers know that the game extends far beyond just golf swing fundamentals. Introducing young people to the game reinforces behavioral life skills through peer and adult associations. Teaching the sportsmanship values of golf’s self governing rules and consequences are core in helping counter the social breakdowns so prevalent with families and youth.
Immediate Funding Needs
- Providing junior golf club sets
- Providing additional funding for golf summer camp participants regardless of ones ability to pay
- Expanding PGA Junior League competition teams and Operation 36 participation
- Providing golf scholarships
Long Term Facility Projects
- Par three youth practice area on unused golf course property
- Storage facility for youth equipment
- Year round indoor teaching and practice facilities equipped with electronic simulators and video feedback equipment
Successful 2022 Summer Golf Programs
PGA Junior League Golf
2022 year’s program included 33 junior golfers under the leadership of PGA Professional Kathy Brown and two “Friends Foundation” youth committee members Ken Catalano and Dick Schultz. Five 2-person match play competitions were held on Tuesdays, with skill training practices held on Thursday afternoons.
Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County
Some Boys & Girls Club members were introduced to golf by using the recently purchased SNAG golf equipment inside the Center’s gym. Introductory short game techniques of putting, chipping and pitching as well as full swings were taught during August using rug mats, tennis balls and Velcro sticky targets. Interested students will continue on-course learning in the summer camps of 2023.
Helping Preserve Affordable Golf For All
Offset funding through charitable contributions and endowments and legacy giving.
Maintaining this tree lined, 18 hole public course is becoming an ever increasing challenge. The CdA Public Golf Club’s goal has always been to ensure that the average Kootenai County working class resident could afford to play the game. The golf course’s unique organization (that being a non municipal, self governed and funded, cooperative association) cannot initiate member assessments like private courses. In order to keep use fees reasonable, to expand needed community youth programs, and to continue initiating course enhancement projects, additional income sources need to be generated.
- Long term sprinkler debt
- Enhancement projects and course playability improvements
- Facility modernization
- Upgraded maintenance equipment