The Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant Committee, in conjunction with the Kentucky Golf Foundation, is pleased to announce its 2016 fund recipients. This year’s deserving winners include Bailey Messer, a sophomore from Barbourville, Joseph Muschong, a junior from Lexington, Lilly Young, a junior from Waddy and twin brothers, Carter and Collins Dodson, who are juniors from Mayfield. The purpose of the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant Program is to offer financial assistance to junior golfers from Kentucky with the ability to compete in junior golf competitions at the regional and national level that are limited in their ability to do so due to financial constraints. “Since 2008 we have received applications from many deserving grant hopefuls and this year was no exception. The committee is delighted to provide assistance to five outstanding recipients this year. We look forward to these monies furthering their successes in junior golf,” said Golf House Kentucky CEO Steve McMillen. Best of luck to Bailey, Joesph, Lilly, Carter and Collins and their continued success!
More about the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant Program
Gay Brewer, Jr.’s incredible career began with numerous junior golf titles, including three consecutive Kentucky High School Golf Boys Championships from 1949-1951, a feat which has never been equaled. He won the 1949 United States Junior Championship at Congressional Country Club, and remains the only Kentuckian to capture this prestigious title. As an amateur, he captured the 1951 Kentucky Open Championship along with Kentucky State Amateur Championship titles in 1952 and 1953 and the Southern Amateur Championship in 1952. His PGA Tour career included eleven victories, highlighted by the 1967 Masters. He represented the United States on victorious Ryder Cup teams in 1967 and 1973. Gay Brewer, Jr. was inducted into the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.
He learned the game at Picadome Golf Course in Lexington, a course, which now bears his name – the Gay Brewer, Jr. Golf Course at Picadome. Mr. Brewer passed away on August 31, 2007, and to honor his legacy, family and friends established the Gay Brewer, Jr. Fund to assist junior golfers in Kentucky with the ability to compete at the regional and national level with the hope to help them gain exposure to earn a college scholarship.
To be eligible, applicants must
* Be at least 15 years of age and not have graduated from high school
* Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
* Provide Performance Record to include results and scoring details
* Applicants will be evaluated by the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant Committee based on past performance in golf competitions, financial need and essay response
* Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant Committee reserves the right to withhold funding for a grant recipient in certain
circumstances, such as unbecoming conduct and withdrawing from an event without a valid reason
* Grants may be used for up to six events that are limited exclusively to junior golfer’s exclusive competitions, with
a maximum of $1,000 per event. Competitions should be recognized as prominent regional or national events
* In accordance with the Rules of Amateur Status, a grant may cover expenses associated with competing in an
event limited exclusively to junior golfers (transportation and travel costs, accommodations and lodging, meals
and refreshments, entry fees, caddie fees, cart fees, and practice round fees), and the recipient will receive reimbursement for such expenses after proper documentation (receipts) have been submitted