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.

Basic Incentives:
Juniors will receive each of the below incentives as they take their fundraising journey.
$500 – Leadership Links T-Shirt
$1,000 – adidas backpack
$3,000 – Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker
$5,000 – TaylorMade Travel Bag for clubs

Top Incentives:

  • Play nine holes of golf with Rickie Fowler (typically in November in Florida).
  • Meet Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and attend the PGA TOUR Honda Classic for a VIP experience inside the ropes and play the tournament golf course.
  • Visit the TaylorMade Kingdom in Greensboro, GA to be fitted for an entire set of TaylorMade clubs from putter to driver.

Criteria for Top Incentives:

  • Must raise a minimum of $7,000
  • Must have at least 20 different donors.
  • No more than half can come from one donor
  • Priority will be given for top incentives from highest amount raised down to $7,000 raised. $7,000 raised does not guarantee a spot in one of the top incentives.
  • Only juniors raising money for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation are eligible for the Jack and Barbara Nicklaus meeting and Honda Classic VIP experience.
  • Top fundraisers are eligible for ONE of the top incentives as well as all basic incentives.

Other Program Info

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.