NCGA Foundation: Youth on Course
The NCGA Foundation’s Youth on Course (YOC) initiative offers deserving youth across Northern California the opportunity to play some of the area’s best courses for $5 or less while kids put to use the life skills and values training they learned in their Youth on Course certified program. Having grown to more than 115 participating golf courses, the program was originally made possible by a generous gift to the NCGA Foundation from an anonymous donor in the San Francisco Bay-Area. In 2009, the Foundation subsidized more than 90,000 buckets and 60,000 rounds of golf for deserving youth. Youth on Course also offers participants NCGA memberships. Membership cards will be given to all participating youth. Members will receive their membership cards once they have completed their life skills training and paid their annual membership fees. Students presenting their card to participating golf courses at specific times will be granted a discounted Youth on Course rate. The Foundation subsidizes the rounds that Youth on Course members play during these specified times. In order to participate, members must complete a comprehensive life skills education program that teaches core values like responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, patience, perseverance and honesty.Official Website
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Awarded the 2009 MGWA Club of the Year, the course at Rockaway River Country Club is of moderate length; an easy walking course with but one climb at the 10th where there is a comfortable half-way house and a magnificent view down the Rockaway River. The front nine on the east bank of the river demands good length: the back nine on the west bank is slightly shorter and demands accuracy. Truly, the course is “tough for the tigers, easy for the rabbits”, challenging for the low handicapper, pleasurable for the average player.