Meet Kevin Gigax
Kevin Gigax is the Executive Director of the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation and a member of the SCGA Executive Leadership Team. Kevin joined the SCGA in 2006 to develop the Junior Golf Foundation, which now operates a $3M budget with more than 60 employees. Working alongside the Board of Directors, he has developed and launched programming initiatives of the organization, including the SCGA Junior Golf Club x Youth on Course program, the Player & Youth Development program and the college scholarship program.
Since 2008, the SCGA Foundation has helped more than 20,000 kids practice and play 800,000 times for just $1-5. More than 130 Southern California golf facilities participate in this initiative that supports affordable access for kids. In that same time, the SCGA has awarded $1.25M in college scholarships to participants, based on financial need and academic readiness. In 2012, the SCGA recognized the continuing need for affordable access to instruction and launched its Player & Youth Development program, which has served more than 5,000 youth and provided 50,000 hours of programming. The program utilizes the Titleist Performance Institute’s junior golf curriculum while intentionally instilling positive youth attributes through intentional, well-trained coaching. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Development Certificate from the internationally recognized Fund Raising Management program at Indiana University.
He is also a certified Titleist Performance Institute Junior Golf coach, as well as an associate certified coach through the International Coaching Federation. He began his career at the United States Golf Association as a fellow in its grants office where he helped monitor and distribute $6M annually in grants. He briefly worked at First Tee’s national office prior to joining the SCGA. Gigax is an avid golfer. He has a passion for serving youth and has previously served on the Youth Mentoring Connection leadership board and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Games committee, where he chaired and organized the annual basketball tournament for several years.
Contact Kevin Gigax at: [email protected].