About the GSGA Foundation

Programs and Goals

The Georgia State Golf Association Foundation (GSGA Foundation) is the charitable affiliate of the Georgia State Golf Association. The GSGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and contributions are tax-deductible. It assists the golf industry in Georgia by providing educational opportunities through two scholarship programs. 

The GSGA Foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships to deserving scholars in both programs. For the 2023-2024 school year, the GSGAF will have 72 scholars receiving $336,000 in scholarships.

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Current Scholars

There are 65 golf course employees or their dependents and 7 future superintendents who are starting or returning to college with scholarships, courtesy of the GSGA Foundation.

Yates Scholars - Class of 2024 Yates Scholars - Class of 2025

Yates Scholars - Class of 2026 Yates Scholars - Class of 2027

Current Moncrief Scholars Current Endowed Scholars

Yates Scholarship Program

The Yates Scholarship Program began with three scholars for the 1988-89 school year under the name of "Kids in Golf." The name of the scholarship program was changed with the approval of the Yates family in 1990. This scholarship provides educational opportunities for employees and their dependents at GSGA Member Clubs.

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Moncrief Scholarship Program

The James B. "Monty" Moncrief Scholarships are awarded to students of turfgrass management or agronomy at the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and students who work and live in Georgia, but attend an accredited school outside of the state. Students are interviewed by a panel that includes representatives from the GSGAF and Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does my contribution benefit? 
It will support the programs of the Georgia State Golf Association's foundation, the GSGA Foundation.

What is the GSGAF?
It is the charitable affiliate of the Georgia State Golf Association.

What kind of charity is the GSGAF?
It provides scholarship program opportunities to young people in Georgia. It is exempt from federal income tax as a 501(c)(3) corporation, and contributions are deductible as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

What types of scholarships are offered?
The Yates Scholarships are for employees and their dependents at GSGA Member Clubs. These young people, or their parents, may be employed in any club capacity, golf or otherwise. The awarding of these scholarships is based upon the financial need and academic accomplishments of the applicants.

The Moncrief Turfgrass Scholarships are for students in the field of agronomy.

The awarding of scholarships is the primary focus of the Foundation.

Please contact Drew Braswell (dbraswell@gsga.org), Director of the GSGA Foundation, for more information the scholarship program.

How do I make a contribution to the GSGAF?
CLICK HERE to visit the secure online donation website to contribute with a credit card.  All contributions are tax-deductible. EIN#58-1614105

Please contact Tripp Pendergast (tpendergast@gsga.org), Director of Development at the GSGA, for more information on contributions.

The GSGA Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate of the Georgia State Golf Association.


The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 80,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.