» Welcome to The Babe and George Zaharias Golf Foundation, Inc.
We thank you for visiting the Official website of The Babe and George Zaharias Golf Foundation, Inc. (Zaharias Golf Foundation). The Zaharias Golf Foundation is a Non-profit 501-(C)-3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of disadvantaged and often forgotten young people in our communities! Our mission is to teach, free of charge when possible, the game of golf to the physically and specially challenged and disenfranchised young people among us. In addition, we are introducing a new challenging program, for older teenagers, in the field of vocational Agronomy and Aquaponics..
The Zaharias Golf Foundation is pleased and honored to participate in its strategic alliances with The Florida Baptist Children's Homes, the Florida Department of Juvenile Corrections and others. This is a extraordinary opportunity for us to reach a forgotten segment of needy children and youth. The Y.M.C.A. and The First Tee of Lakeland, FL. along with others have graciously offered their facilities to benefit and support this exciting new opportunity in these young people's lives.
The Zaharias Golf Foundation is reaching out with its professional golf staff and volunteers to bring joy and self achievement to these young people by teaching them the game of golf, thus opening their eyes and minds to a future they never envisioned or dreamed possible. To assist in our program we have, along with our staff, enlisting additional volunteers from various fields of both the public and private sectors.
All students are provided with appropriate equipment to begin their learning process. Most of our curriculums start (according to the student's unique ability) by applying SNAG Golf (Starting New At Golf) , which has been proven to be highly successful. SNAG (Developed by former P.G.A. tour players Terry Anton and Wally Armstrong) incorporates all of the basics (Grip, Alignment, Posture and Stance). After this is accomplished, the student progresses into learning the Swing fundamentals, Rules of golf etiquette, history of the game, proper safety, while swinging a golf club.
The ultimate goal for The Zaharias Golf Foundation is to encourage the "disadvantaged and forgotten youth" in helping them realize they can do the impossible! As well as being able to Tee-it up and play this lifetime game of golf on regular conventional golf courses with friends, relatives and their peers!
Babe and Friends