U.S. Kids Golf, LLC was started in 1996 as a solution to the problem its founder, Dan Van Horn, experienced when trying to get his children, ages 5 and 8, into golf. “They were enthusiastic at first, but their interest quickly dropped. They weren't having fun," Van Horn recalls. At the time, I didn't realize that cutoffs and junior clubs were so heavy; they were not only hurting my kids' swings but also their desire to play."
That's when the former golf professional and engineer began developing Ultralight kids clubs, which were designed to be 25% lighter than adult and most junior clubs, and he formed the company, U.S. Kids Golf. Since then, parents and pros around the world have seen the incredible difference that lightweight and correctly fit clubs have made in their young player's swing and enthusiasm for the game. Today, the company is the world’s leading provider of equipment.
To help fulfill the U.S. Kids mission, in the year 2000, two new and necessary initiatives began: Tournaments and The Coaches Institute. With the immediate success of the first World Championship, held in Jekyll Island, GA, a separate non-profit corporation was formed in 2001, the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation and today continues its operations as a recognized 501(c)(3) public charity.
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The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is on a mission “to help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and to encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.” Thus far, millions of young players have been positively impacted through our efforts in training coaches, developing kid-friendly programs, organizing over 1500 tournaments each year, and educating the golf industry on best practices for bringing kids into the game.
To continue to grow this mission, we need your help. Your contribution is tax-deductible. Should you want to know more about us, please visit GuideStar.com. I hope you will consider helping us continue to serve the world’s most important golfers.
- Toll Free: 888.3.US KIDS (888.387.5437)
- Tel: 770.441.3077
- Fax: 770.448.3069
- U.S. Kids Golf
- 3040 Northwoods Parkway
- Norcross, GA 30071