501 c3 not-for-profit organization

EST. 2012

Jonathan Dismuke

“SAF is an integral part of growing and supporting junior golf in the city of Houston. Without SAF a lot of kids would not be exposed to the information, coaching, and structure necessary to achieve their potential. It has always been my mission as the Director of Golf at the University of Houston to help make my city the best junior golf city in the world! SAF is helping make that happen.”

Jonathan Dismuke University of Houston, Director of Golf


JJ Wood, PGA Director of Instruction

JJ has a strong passion for golf and academics. College golf led to many opportunities he would not of had otherwise. After finishing his golf eligibility at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Masters Degree, JJ went on to college college golf at Ohio State University and Rice University. JJ wanted to give back to golf by mentoring other junior golfers and their families to purse their dreams of playing college golf. This led to the formation of The Student Athlete Foundation, a not-for-profit 501-c3 organization, offering junior golfers the opportunity to showcase their talents and pursue their dream of playing college golf no matter what their financial background may be.

As time went on, junior golfers are not the only golf segment that has benefitted from SAF. In 2015, the PGA Hope selected JJ and the Golf Performance Group to host the "Adaptive Golf Program" for wounded military veterans and amputees. This has led to SAF being more than just a junior golf foundation, where SAF now offers programs to help different segments of the community through the game of golf.

Notable Accomplishments from JJ Wood & The Student Athlete Foundation

  • Since 2014, SAF has given out $10,000 in College Scholarships
  • Hosted 5 SAF Low Cost College Golf Combines for Junior Golfers to Gain Exposure
  • Masters Degree in Education, Sport Psychology for Peak Performance
  • NCAA Golf Coach with Ohio State University and Rice University
  • Hosted Free 8 Week Program for Wounded Military Veterans and Amputees
  • Qualified to Play in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow
  • Founder of the Student Athlete Foundation and College Recruiting Mentorship Programs
  • Founder, Golf Performance Group with University of Houston Coach Jonathan Dismuke
  • PGA, Director of Instruction Class "A"

SAF would not be possible with out the support of our generous community sponsors