The Mike Goodes Scholarship Fund offers a higher education scholarship to high school seniors needing extra financial assistance in their path to play collegiate golf. The scholarship awards $1,000 to a male and female recipient each year.
Students must submit an application discussing the following criteria and why they feel they would be a good representative of the Mike Goodes Scholarship Fund.
- TYGF Programs Participated In
- Golf Accomplishments
- Academic Accomplishments
- Civic Accomplishments
Katherine Taylor Allison
Katherine Taylor Allison, known as Taylor, grew up playing with the Triad Youth Golf Foundation. She started in our TYGF Par 3 League at age 9. In 2006, Taylor become one of the original members of the PKB Girls’ Golf Tour and went on to be recruited by college coaches all over the region. In 2012, Taylor used the Mike Goodes Scholarship to help her join the team at Western Carolina University.
The Triad Youth Golf Foundation became a firm foundation in Caleb’s golf game at an early age. He competed in TYGF sponsored events throughout the years. He now plays golf for the Mountaineers at Appalachian State University.
Bryan Griffin started golf with the Triad Youth Golf Foundation at age eight. He was introduced to competitive golf through what is now Par 3 and Futures Team Golf Leagues. For years after, he participated in events such as the Parent- Child tournaments and after-school group lessons. Bryan now plays for Centre College, a small, private, liberal arts school in Kentucky with a great academic reputation and a solid golf program.
“The Mike Goodes Scholarship would permit more financial freedom and allow me to focus on balancing being an athlete and student in pursuit of a communications degree. My involvement in TYGF has truly been a blessing and I would not have had this amazing opportunity without their support. Wherever golf may take me in the future, I am ready and eager for that experience.” – Taylor Allison
“Triad Youth Golf Foundation (TYGF) has been and always will be a huge part of
my life because it has given me a firm foundation to base my competitive golf on. Not only have I been lucky to play in tournaments sponsored by TYGF, but I am also proud to be a part of this association. It is a great catalyst for youth like me to start their golfing career while learning various core values that are strongly needed in life. Thank you for letting me be a part of this non-profit organization that has lent me a helping hand.” – Caleb Keck