What Is Dubois County Junior Golf?

Dubois County Junior Golf is an initiative created by caring Professionals in the community and sponsored by local business.  The main goal of DCJG is to introduce and engage young adults into the game of golf.

The DCJG Spring Program is comprised of 2 Main Components - Instruction and Play:
• Lessons: (Participants will learn skills in all facets of the sport. Rules, Etiquette, Full-Swing Fundamentals, Short-Game, Practice Habits).  Beginning/Intermediate, and Advanced classes are both offered. Classes are taught by an experienced PGA Professional.
• League: Development of positive and healthy relationships through friendly team competitions that encourage player development and positive self-esteem.
Basic Lesson Plan: Each participant  will receive 3 Group Lessons (1 hr/ ea.) and compete in 6 League Matches. Teams will be determined and announced end of March or first week of lessons on the website.  
Extended Lesson Plan: Each participant  will receive 6 Group Lessons (1 hr/ ea.) and compete in 6 League Matches. Teams will be determined and announced end of March or first week of lessons on the website.

Players will be divided into Teams and 2 Leagues. Teams and Leagues are determined by the coaching and teaching staff. Your child will be placed in the league model and team that we feel is best suited for his/her progress and enjoyment. The two Leagues are:
Jr. Futures League - Comprised of Beginning to Intermediate players. (Scramble Format, possibly some Best-Ball).
Jr. Elite League - Comprised of Experienced and Advanced players. (Scramble, Best-Ball, and Stroke Play)

Who? When? Where:
The program is open to ALL Dubois County 5th through 8th grade students. Due to space limitations, registration is limited. No prior experience is necessary,  just a desire to learn and play this great game of golf! Beginners and advanced players will both benefit from the program!
The program runs end of March thru May and will be conducted at Ruxer Golf Course & Buffalo Trace GC. The Instruction begins on select dates of your choice starting as early as March 28th.
All players will begin match play on Monday April 16th, and ending May 4th.  Consisting of 6 total matches. All 6 matches will be conducted at Ruxer GC.
• 5 matches must be completed by each player to be considered for awards.
How Do I Register My Child?
Registration is simple. Simply go to the Registration Page, select the desired date and time to begin the lessons, fill-out the on-line form, and you're in!

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Jason M Feldmeyer

In Memory of Jason M. Feldmeyer

The Jason Feldmeyer Scholarship Endowment

jasonHe was only five.  He was his dad’s only son and his best bud. Everywhere Dad went, he thought he had to go, no matter where it was.  His name was Jason.  He was a very active five-year old that never quit.  He loved life, his family and any kind of ball there was.  That included the golf ball.  Anytime Dad went to play, which wasn’t very often, Jason thought that he had to go along.  He was satisfied with that for a while, then, as he grew older and bigger, he decided he needed to swing the club and try to hit the ball as well.  So, at the age of seven, his golfing days began.

To his father’s surprise, Jason could hit the ball rather well.  It went from Dad golfing and taking Jason along, to Dad taking Jason golfing.  The more he went, the more he wanted to go. As time went on, Jason began competing in area golfing events.  He won several during his elementary and middle school years.  In high school, he played on the boy’s golf team, and competed in the Indiana Junior Golf Program (Mt. Dew Tour).  Jason lettered all four years in golf.  He and his team won the PAC Golf Championships in 1998 and 1999.  He played in the regional tournament in 2000 and qualified for the IHSAA State Finals which were played at Avon, IN.

After graduating from high school, in May of 2000, he signed to continue playing the sport he loved, at the college level, for Oakland City University.  He would attend Oakland City University, in the fall of 2000, and study Elementary Education. Practice started in the late summer for college golf.  Classes started shortly thereafter.  Everything was good.  Jason had a girlfriend he had dated since his junior year in high school.  He had a job working at R.E.M. bicycle in Jasper, IN.  Things were going his way.  He was happy. 

Then tragically, one rainy day in September, it all came to an end.  Jason lost his life instantly, in an automobile accident coming home from college.  Things changed for his family from that day on.  They had to go on, but how?  How do you pick up the pieces and move forward after losing an only son?  How do two younger sisters, who thought the world of their only brother, continue on with their lives?

Well, after a discussion with a colleague of Jason’s mother and her husband, and after giving it some thought, the family decided to establish the J.M.F. Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The money would be raised for the fund by holding an annual golf scramble in honor of their son and brother. There was now a plan and something to put their minds and efforts towards in memory of someone they loved so very much.  Jason’s dad began writing letters to several P.G.A. golfers hoping to get their support.  His mother began working on plans for the scramble and in June of 2001, the first J.M.F. Memorial Scramble took place at the Huntingburg Country Club (Jason’s home course).  It was very successful!

It is awesome and at the same time the family is able to help a high school senior to continue his or her education.  This event keeps the family going from one season to the next.  It is usually held at a course close to Jason’s hometown of Huntingburg, IN., and family and friends all come together, along with 240 golfers to make this event a success.  As Jason’s high school golf coach said shortly after his death, “He loved to play the game, and now we play in his honor.”

The scramble is now being planned for 2015.  It will be held on June 5th and June 6th at Huntingburg Country Club.  There will be a shotgun start for the morning session at 8:00AM.  The afternoon session will start at 1:30.  Meals will be served after each session.  There will be prizes awarded for first, second, and third place each day of the scramble, and one prize for the low gross team overall.

After the end, there’s still hope.  Hope that they will once again be able to bring a group of golfer’s together for a common cause, to keep their son and brother’s memory alive, and help others along the way!  Jason would have wanted it that way.  He loved life and he loved his family.  He believed in helping others.  He would be proud.

Find Out More About The Jason Michael Feldmeyer Memorial Endowment