Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Kansas Golf Foundation?

It is the charitable affiliate of the Kansas Golf Association.  KGF is the only statewide charitable foundation devoted exclusively to golf.  The Mission of the Foundation is to Promote the Future and Preserve the History of Golf.

 


 

Who runs the Foundation?

We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. Our Trustees and other volunteers are people with a passion for golf from around the state.

 


 

What kind of charity is the KGF?

KGF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt educational foundation, and contributions are fully deductible in accordance with IRS Rules.

 


 

What does KGF do?

We award college scholarships to deserving Kansans through the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship.  

We help kids learn to play golf through the Golf in Schools program.

We honor outstanding Kansans for their accomplishments and contributions to the game of golf through the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame. 

 


 

What types of scholarships are offered?

The Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship is a need-based academic scholarship given to junior golfers (men and women) who will be attending Kansas colleges and universities.  Five Kansas high school seniors are selected each year, and their scholarships are renewable for four years. To see the current Scholars, click here.

 


 

Who is in the Hall of Fame?

Some well-known HOF members include Tom Watson, Jim Colbert, Judy Bell, Marilynn Smith, Jake Carey, Stan Thirsk, Grier Jones and Jug McSpaden.  To see all members of the Hall of Fame, click here.

  


 

What will my donation be used for?

All contributions are used to support the programs of KGF.  Because we have no paid staff, our administrative expenses are minimal.


 

Where can I learn more?

Contact the Foundation by email or by phone 785-842-4833, ext. 205.