The Kids Golf Foundation was established in 1998 by entrepreneurs and golf enthusiasts, Jerry Rich and Don Springer. The Foundation maintains its administrative headquarters at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.


The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois is dedicated to bringing the sport of golf into the lives of children and providing them with opportunities for personal growth and career enhancement.

The Kids Golf Foundation is a statewide junior golf association that offers and supports several golf programs and events designed to introduce children between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf, its fundamentals, rules, history, etiquette, life lessons, and more. The Foundation is one of the largest junior golf organizations in the state.


The Foundation serves as the customer service center for individuals and organizations within the state of Illinois who wish to adopt programs and participate in events. We service these sites in a variety of ways including individual meetings, site visits, program consultation, equipment usage, and funding. In addition to teaching kids the fundamentals of golf, our programs and events teach participants life skills and leadership through the sport of golf.

Get Involved

There are a variety of ways to get involved with the Foundation:

  • Start and program and become a Site Coordinator
  • Sponsor equipment costs for an organization in your community
  • Introduce us to a youth organization in your community
  • Donate towards program grants
  • Become a Business Professional at our mentoring events
  • Network on our behalf
  • Volunteer for an event

 For additional information on these opportunities, please visit us online by clicking here.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at (630) 466-0913 or drop us a note at