The Jack Nicklaus Gift
Jack Nicklaus is arguably the greatest golfer of all time, with 18 major championships, 19 major runner-up places, and 9 third-place finishes in a span of 25 years! Nicklaus was a three-sport athlete who chose to play golf for a living as he felt it was the best sport for his personality. He could focus on one thing and be great at it - goal accomplished! Nicklaus, for all his triumphs on the course, has said that one of his greatest achievements was his ability to give back to the communities that had helped him by ensuring that he could make an impact on a young person’s life. Nicklaus is in the Golf Hall of Fame, the R&A Golf Hall of Fame, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, and the Ohio University Hall of Fame, as well as being a Global Ambassador of the Olympic Games. He knows the power of tenacity and drive, the will to learn more, and the desire to be better each day!
This gift will make a Nicklaus-sized impact, giving one to three young athletes scholarships that will propel him/her to their dream of being a collegiate student athlete. It will provide a year of travel and tournament fees, access to the academic center, private golf coaching, lifetime learning mentors, and a jjuniorgolfhub.com player profile. In addition to tournament exposure, it includes many hours of preparation for the SAT or ACT standardized tests.