Well, we covered the latest need and work with Golf Program in Schools which is our Montgomery focus that will spill over into our Champions Run GC in Murfreesboro, TN and Shalimar GC in Tempe, AZ.
Here are the other ways we expect to gain revenue for our 'self-sustaining' GPS Academies.
We could include this fundraising into our golf marathon, but, as a stand alone, Sponsorships are usually companies or individuals, even, Foundations that have a heart for what we are doing with the GPS - Montgomery program; impacting the lives of young golfers and their families to build a better future for themselves and our community.
As stated, we could incorporate Sponsorship solicitation in our golf marathon, say, by asking one of the groups above for a sponsorship of $100 per hole which would be $10,000 or more after the event, but, engaging with a potential sponsor to garner that amount for our program may take alot more of a strategy for the ask.
So, we will be implementing a strategy to reach out to Sponsors in our community as we move down the path of growing financial support for GPS - Montgomery.
One of our major objectives with the GPS - Montgomery program is to grow junior golfers into competitive golfers if they have the desire to do that.
Golf lessons are the way to move that player along into a competitive environment to grow their games.
We have teachers at the Leo GPS - Montgomery Golf Academy and we will encourage middle schoolers to join group lessons at the Academy. The Academy Group lessons cost $20 per lesson and the next step, private lessons are offered at $45 per lesson.
This becomes revenue for the Academy and will continue to fund the necessary activities for the GPS at Gateway and Lagoon Golf clubs.
Imagine that we are introducing nearly 10,000 middle school students per year to the game of golf. What would be the percentage of children that would want to join group lessons?
Conservatively, let’s use 2% of those kids. That would be 200 kids in group lessons or $4,000 per group. Let’s say we do that twice per month for an average of $8,000 per month or $96,000 for the year. And what percentage of those kids would want private lessons? Let’s use a figure of 5% of those kids so 10 kids. At $45 per lesson that’s $450 and if the kids have two lessons per month, that’s an additional revenue stream of $900 and if we have that for 12 months that’s $10,800.
The first year we accumulated $106,800!!!
And that will be the case year after year after year and the number of students will grow exponentially based on the number of young people introduced to the game and the growth of the Academy.
Increased Golf Course Revenue
We may not have covered this concept well enough previously, but each Junior Golfer who is a member of Gateway and Lagoon Park Golf Clubs is able to play golf for FREE from the time they become a member until they graduate from high school.
These FREE rounds are precipitated by having an adult golfer accompanying the Junior Golfer when they want to play at the golf course. The adult golfer would be required to pay the full green fee for the round, but the Junior Golfer would play for free.
This process allows for increased revenue to the golf course due to increased rounds that would not have been played if the golfer had not accompanied the Junior Golfer at the golf course.
Thus, we have a new revenue stream to the golf course resulting from our program and that revenue will be credited to the program as additional financial development.
We have proven this concept to be true in our initial program launch at Sun City CC in Peoria, Arizona. After the third year of program implementation, Sun City had a 51% increase in revenue at the club as a result of increased rounds with our Junior Members. And that we pre-Covid which you may know has resulted in an increase in golf rounds at most courses in the country.
Summary of Sources of Income
Therefore, Golf Fundraising Events, Sponsorships, Lessons and Increased Golf Course Revenue are the ways in which we will raise financial support for the Golf Program in Schools - Montgomery program.
We will identify operation costs as we move forward, but, suffice it to say with the golf course and the practice facilities available for free and volunteers working toward paid positions in the future, the initial program costs are minimal.
Trying to follow the Lord's will regarding ministry and the platform of golf.