2017 PGA of America Scholarship Winners Announced

Eight Awarded from Colorado PGA

The PGA of America recently announced its 2017 PGA Scholarship winners and we’re thrilled to announce that eight Colorado PGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships just one year after only one Colorado PGA member affiliated student earned the scholarship. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of a PGA member.


The group is highlighted by Zach Troyer, son of CommonGround Golf Course Head Professional Dave Troyer who is the recipient of a John Cox Scholarship.  Receiving a PGA of America scholarship for the second year in a row is Marshall Hough, son of PGA Life Member Hank Hough.


Of the 15 applicants this year, two winners from the high school category and six from the college category, with Colorado PGA Section affiliations, were granted scholarship funding. All winning candidates who were awarded the National Scholarship earned $2,000 while the John Cox Scholarship award winner earned $5,000.


College Scholarships

Jessica Ainsworth – daughter of Eddie Ainsworth, Colorado PGA Executive Director

Marshall Hough – son of PGA Life Member Hank Hough

Anastasia Keating – daughter of Brad Keating, PGA Instructor at Springs Ranch Golf Course

Rachel Lodwick – daughter of Matt Lodwich, PGA Assistant Professional at Inverness Golf Club

Nathan Parry – son of CJ Parry, PGA Head Professional at Glenmoor Country Club

Zachary Troyer – son of Dave Troyer, PGA Director of Golf at CommonGround Golf Course (John Cox Scholarship)


High School Scholarships

Taylor Ausec – son of Tim Ausec, PGA Director of Golf at Valley Hi and Patty Jewett Golf Courses

Lauren Stevenson – daughter of PGA Professional Scott Stevenson


The PGA of America Financial Assistance Fund is able to grow solely through investment earnings and contributions from our PGA Members. Members are given the option of contributing to the PGA Financial Assistance Fund on their Member Dues each year. Your encouragement of their contribution will help us to grow the fund and, in turn, provide more PGA Scholarships to Member’s children and grandchildren in the future.


The Colorado PGA REACH Foundation Scholarships will be announced on Thursday,  May 25, 2017.