Marion County Junior Golf – Ocala, Florida


“The decision to forego our charter membership status with The First Tee’s national organization enables Marion County Junior Golf’s fundraising and scholarship efforts to solely benefit members of the Marion County communities,” said Ire Bethea, Board Chairman of Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. (MCJG). “By eliminating the operating costs of The First Tee affiliation, MCJG has the opportunity to redistribute funds and efforts to directly benefit more Marion County youths than ever before.” 

Ultimately, moving away from The First Tee organization has had no visible impact on Marion County Junior Golf’s efforts. MCJG remains a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization; Junior golfers have access to certified trainers and quality training materials and exercises; Summer Golf Camps are offered at a low price, with tuition discounts available to those who need it; and, students are taught core values and healthy habits to carry with them throughout their lives.

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. established 501(c)3 status as of March 2011, receiving its charter as The First Tee of Greater Ocala April 4, 2012. It operates out of an office at Ocala Golf Club, located at 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala.  MCJG’s goal remains to work with 100% of Marion County’s K-5 schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, youth organizations and special interest groups. MCJG operations depend solely on donations from businesses and individuals in Marion County. Since its inception, MCJG has worked with 23 K-5 Marion County schools, bringing its programming to more than 100,000 Marion County youth.

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc, formerly known as The First Tee of Greater Ocala, announced the non-profit organization would no longer be doing business as The First Tee of Greater Ocala, as of June of 2020.

Marion County

Junior Golf, Inc.

3130 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Florida 34470

(352) 629-8412

Marion County Junior Golf, Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code: EIN 45-1591032.
Please consult your individual tax advisor to determine how much of your contribution is deductable.