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Back In Full Swing

The “Friends Foundation”, after several years of limited youth programs due to COVID and professional staff shortages, has been able to pair and offer golf programs to the CDA parks & Recreation Dept. and the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County.

Course Improvement Projects
& Youth Golf Development Programs

The four-day golf camp programs were developed and run under the direction of PGA Professionals Jim Colliflower and Spencer Skipper.  New General Manager Mike Elmore was encouraged to see so many adult volunteers participate and offer their assistance to extend and grow the game to more than 125 participants this year.

Ken & Kathy Catalano Junior Golfer Competition Assistance Program

Program Information For Junior Golfers & Families

The program’s purpose is to help provide some relief for families experiencing financial hardships when trying to showcase their junior golfers talent in efforts to either: (1) compete in multiple tournaments in or out of the state of idaho and/or (2) gain national recognition in pursuit college scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility:

  1. Juniors must be between age 10 and 19 and not enrolled in college
  2. Family and/or junior golfers home course must be cda public golf club and/or lake city high school golf team members
  3. Junior golfer must have a history of actively participating in the game of golf including competition history

Funding includes but not limited to:

  1. Tournament registration fees
  2. Transportation to and from tournaments
  3. Lodging and meal costs

How to receive an “application for financial assistance” form

To receive an “application for financial asistance” form an email request (including name, address, and phone number) must be submitted to the “friends of cda public golf club foundation” stating briefly why consideration should be given for financial assistance prior to the “friends foundation” forwarding the required “application for financial assistance” form to the applicant.

info@cdapublicgolffriends.com

Each award will be based on individual needs and the amount of assistance provided is at the sole discretion of the friends of cda public golf club foundation’s board of directors.

Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA)

The CDA Public Golf Club offered the use of their facility at no charge to two youth-oriented organizations who were approached by the Foundation after it saw a need.  The programs were successful due in part to the GCBAA who donated 15 sets of youth golf clubs through their national grant program called “Sticks for Kids”.  The Friends Foundation was fortunate and thankful to have a local member, Rick Lohman, who serves as a Director of Corporate Accounts for the Toro Company, arrange for the golf club grant.

Lake City High School Golf Team - Gives Back

Lake City HS golfers help coach kids in the Boys & girls Club golf camp at the CDA Public Golf Course.  The camps are hosted by the Foundation, who recently donated Sun Mountain carry bags to the Lake City Timberwolves team.

Cd'A Parks & Recreation Dept.

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County

PGA Junior League Golf

This year’s team of 19 youth golfers play competitive matches on Tuesday evenings and tune their skills with practice on Wednesday evenings.  The competitions this year are in-house with participants playing a 2-person match play, scramble format.