Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Launches Mentoring Fund to Support Junior Girls’ Golf

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Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Announces Mentoring Fund to Boost Junior Girls’ Golf

Columbia, SC, May 20, 2024

The WSCGA Vicki Hillen Junior Golf Foundation announced on Tuesday that applications are open for Rosie Jones Mentoring Fund grants, tasked with preparing South Carolina’s young female golf student-athletes to achieve success both on and off the course.

The brand-new program, backed by 501c3 non-profit WSCGA Vicki Hillen JGF, is aimed to help South Carolina’s competitive young female golfers realize their dreams of playing at the college level and possibly even further. Applications are now available and can be accessed over email via or online at The final date for submission of applications has been scheduled for June 10.

Eligibility Criteria and Timeline

This year’s four lucky mentees will be chosen based on various criteria including GPA, SC Jr. Golf Rank, an endorsement from their coach, and a personal essay. Selected grantees will be notified by June 17, and by the end of June, they will be paired with their respective mentors for the six- to nine-month program.

“The program’s mission is to create insightful learning opportunities and teach life lessons that will enhance our mentees’ game while helping them become more effective players as well as positive, confident, and productive adults,” explains the fund’s founder, LPGA and Legends Tour champion Rosie Jones.

Mentors 2024

The mentors for 2024 include current and former collegiate women’s golf coaches, tour members, and professional instructors. Some of the notable names are: Nanci Bowen, Kristi Coggins, Krista Dunton, Betty Palmer, and Angie Ridgeway.

The Annual WSCGA Vicki Hillen JGF High School Invitational and Mentoring Weekend

The fund receives support from the net proceeds of the annual WSCGA Vicki Hillen JGF High School Invitational and Mentoring Weekend, which is hosted by Jones. The contest comprises a two-day competition at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, participated by the state’s 15 top-ranked teams and 12 individuals.

This year’s event will be hosted on September 28 and 29 by Jones, Moss Creek, and WSCGA Hillen JGF. Sponsorships opportunities range from hole signs to overall presenting status, and one can get involved by contacting Jody Rolfe at

About the WSCGA Vicki Hillen Junior Golf Foundation:

The WSCGA Junior Golf Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission is to promote junior golf in the State of South Carolina. It does this by providing golf scholarships, playing and teaching the game of golf, and promoting amateur golf. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

For more information, please contact: Karen Moraghan at or Allen Knight at

960 Morrison Drive, Suite 300,
Charleston, South Carolina 29403.

Women’s South Carolina Golf Association Launches Mentoring Fund to Support Junior Girls' Golf

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