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OUR HISTORY

The Greater Cleveland Junior Golf Scholarship Fund (GCJGSF) was established in October 1980 by five (5) Cleveland area parents.  This tax exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization is designed to provide an instructional program for youth, ages 6-18 in the sport of golf.  The primary target group is underrepresented children.
(Pictured: Founder, Willie Horton Sr.)

Our objectives are to provide:

  • Golf instructions to youth ages 6 through 18 years old.

  • A comprehensive instructional golf program based on current PGA guidelines.

  • A structured program that develops and rewards excellence in the achievement of academic and personal goals.

  • Financial assistance and information towards their pursuit of higher education beyond high school.

  • Access to a network of mentors from the Greater Cleveland business, professional, religious and political communities.

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OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES. . .

  • An 11-week series of weekly sessions (June - August) at Shawnee Hills Golf Course in Bedford, Ohio.

  • The curriculum is based on official PGA guidelines.

  • Group lessons led by PGA and LPGA golf professionals.

  • Experienced volunteer instructors/mentors that assist in teaching the basic fundamentals of golf to our junior golfers.

  • ProvideS opportunity for junior golfers to register with the PGA and/or LPGA professionals for advanced individual instructions

  • Information to members about opportunities to compete in area tournaments

  • Skills that help junior golfers qualify for collegiate sports scholarships

Our Leadership Team

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 Jamie Taylor, '02

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VICE PRESIDENT

Joseph Spooner, Parent

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TREASURER

Steven Sims

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FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Carmen Sears-Edwards, Parent

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ASSISTANT TREASURER

Isalene Rose, '00, Parent

RECORDING/CORRESPONDING
SECRETARY

Iwanda Huggins, Parent

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elijah Balek

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DIRECTOR

June Taylor

Our Board of Directors

Chairperson

Ariel McNair, '10

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Adam Claytor

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Joyce Shinn

PGA Instructor

Tiana Jones

LPGA Instructor

Faith Egli

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David Whitehead

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Ronald Jones