Leadership Links

Leadership Links Incentives

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2020 Leadership Links Incentive Program

The 2020 Incentive Program will be awarded to Juniors raising money through Leadership Links from December 1, 2019 to November 1, 2020. The new Incentive Program will be released in February.

Play Golf with Rickie Fowler

The top fundraisers raising money for any charity (including the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation) will earn a spot to play golf with Rickie Fowler at one of his home courses in Jupiter, Florida. Dates are typically in November and will be announced after Labor Day.

Criteria is as follows:

  • A minimum of $7,500 raised
  • 25 different donors
  • No more than 50% of funds can come from one donor

PGA Tour Honda Classic/Jack Nicklaus Promotion

Juniors raising money for the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation can not only earn a spot to play golf with Rickie Fowler, but also attend the PGA Tour's Honda Classic and meet Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. The deadline for this is typically at the end of November with the event taking place the following March. The experience includes:

  • Tournament credentials allowing inside the rope access on the driving range, putting green, and player dining.
  • Recognition of fundraising during the awards ceremony of the Honda Classic.
  • Meeting with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus (although everyone strives to ensure Jack and Barbara meet the top fundraisers, there is always the possibility of health issues or urgent scheduling conflicts that may interfere).

Criteria are as follows:

  • A minimum of $5,000
  • 15 different donors
  • No more than 50% of funds can come from one donor

Matching Funds

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has partnered with the AJGA’s Leadership Links program since 2010, matching over $165,000 to junior golf charities. Guidelines are as follows:

  • The USGA will match dollar-for-dollar the 50% going to the junior golf charity
  • Match limit is $1,000 per junior

The Brandt Snedeker Foundation has partnered with the AJGA’s Leadership Links program to benefit charities important to Brandt and Mandy Snedeker. The following charities will receive matching funds:

  • The Brandt Snedeker Foundation
  • Our Kids
  • The Tennessee Golf Foundation (receives both USGA matching funds (max $500) and Snedeker Foundation matching gifts.

Guidelines for the Brandt Snedeker Foundation matching gifts are as follows:

  • Match dollar-for-dollar the 50% going to one of the approved charities.
  • Match limit is $1,000 per junior and available on a first come, first served basis.


Active Leadership Links participation will help juniors applying to AJGA tournaments. Should there be a tie when selecting AJGA tournament fields, active Leadership Links participants not already accepted* will be prioritized in the tie-breaking system.

Active Leadership Links participation is defined as the following:

  • Must have been signed up for Leadership Links for a minimum of 30 days, AND
  • Raise at least $200 in one-time donations from at least four different donors since January 1, 2020, OR
  • Volunteer at least 25 hours since December 1, 2019 with a letter of recommendation submitted from the charity

* Tie-breaking is excluded for AJGA Preview Series events.

Participate in Leadership Links to raise money for a cause important to you.