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Maine Principals Association Announces New Partnership with Maine Golf

     The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Maine Golf, a non-profit organization whose mission is “to strengthen today’s game, launch tomorrows, and lead the collective effort to grow the game of golf in Maine.”

     “We are excited to work even more closely with the Maine Principals’ Association in support of the Maine State Golf Championships,” said Brian Bickford, Executive Director of Maine Golf. “Our shared passion for fostering personal growth, skill development and providing access to golf amongst Maine’s youth makes this partnership a natural fit.”

     This new partnership officially makes Maine Golf the presenting sponsor of the MPA’s Maine State Golf Championships while the organization’s board members and volunteers have helped to host the Championships for many years. 

     High Schools can expect increased communication regarding playing and scholarship opportunities throughout the state. Currently, the Youth on Course access program has over 1,850 junior golfers playing 30 Maine golf courses for $5 per round.  Additionally, the Maine Golf Scholarship Fund provides a $6,000 ($1,500 per year) college scholarship to selected student-athletes.  Multiple winners, typically 12-15 students, are selected each year. Learn more and apply by clicking here.

     MPA member schools elementary and junior high-aged students will be able to easily access information for families interested in having their children try out the sport before entering high school. 

     “Maine Golf’s commitment to enriching the lives of young individuals aligns perfectly with our mission,” stated Mike Burham, Executive Director of the MPA. “We believe that this partnership will create lasting positive impacts on the students we serve and help cultivate the future leaders of our communities.”

     This collaboration underscores Maine Golf’s commitment to supporting youth development, sportsmanship, and educational excellence across the state.


About Maine Golf

Founded in 1917 as the Maine State Golf Association, Maine Golf is comprised of 120 member clubs and 18,000 golfers from across all 16 Maine counties. Maine Golf is an Allied Golf Association of the United States Golf Association. The association provides an approved Handicap Index® in conjunction with USGA, conducts statewide championships for golfers of all abilities, fosters junior golf, oversees a longstanding scholarship fund, and promotes the game for the golfers of Maine. The Maine Golf Scholarship Fund, once known as the Maine Caddie Scholarship, is the primary charity of the association. A portion of all revenues generated by Maine Golf is set aside for the fund, which has assisted more than five hundred Maine students with the cost of higher education since its inception in 1950. To date, the Scholarship Fund has given more than $2.1 million to deserving Maine students with an interest in golf.