Since 2003, the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program has helped fund the dreams of talented junior golfers - allowing them to compete in tournaments and compete in national junior golf.
Apply for the 2021 ACE Grant starting January 6.
Over the years, the impact and success of the program is far-reaching with:
- 2,000+ program participants
- $4+ million reimbursed
- $15 million+ earned by alumni in college golf scholarship dollars
How it works
Junior golfers from all walks of life can qualify for the ACE Grant - we offer an ACE Grant calculator to help families estimate eligibility.
Once approved for the program, AJGA membership, qualified tournament and qualifier fees, and other costs related to travel are reimbursable. Costs related to USGA Junior Amateur Championships and state championship fees also qualify.
Program participants and stories
ACE Grant participants come from all states and are at various points on their AJGA journey. Maxwell Moldovan and Rose Zhang became the first ACE Grant recipients to earn Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors.
The AJGA's financial reimbursement program is supported by PGA and LPGA Tour pros and many donors who believe in our mission to create equity in golf. In 2020, PGA TOUR player Harold Varner began funding the program and shared how it could have helped him as a junior.
With the pandemic creating even more economic hardships, other junior golfers shared their stories in 2020 - from the opportunity to travel or compete in more events to the experience of receiving their first-ever new pair of shoes as a tournament gift.