Michael Goldman Memorial Youth Golf Scholarship

The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is seeking applicants for golf lesson scholarships aimed at helping local youth learn and grow through the game of golf. The Michael Goldman Memorial Golf Scholarship is available to Highland Park and Highwood middle and high school students who are facing economic, social, or emotional challenges. The opportunity includes one-on-one golf instruction by the Park District of Highland Park professional staff as well as loaner clubs and use of Sunset Valley Golf Club’s world-class practice facilities.

This annual scholarship is available thanks to generous donations from the local golf community and the family of longtime Highland Park resident Michael Goldman, whose devotion to the sport throughout a time of illness demonstrated that golf is more than a game – but rather, a means to overcome obstacles and foster physical and emotional well-being. His family’s goal is to help young people develop the focus and discipline that golf inspires while enjoying a healthy, outdoor activity that offers lifelong benefits. 

Highland Park and Highwood students ages 12-18 who have an interest in learning to play golf and demonstrate need are eligible. Each Goldman Scholar will receive golf equipment, approximately eight private lessons, practice time, and the chance to develop a personal relationship with a caring Park District of Highland Park golf pro.

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