"Empowering lives through the game of golf"

Founded in 2011, JJ Wood had a passion to help junior golfers gain exposure and financial assistance to play college golf. As we know golf is an expensive sport and most junior golfers do not have the correct information to navigate the college recruiting process. With the help of local businesses, former college athletes and coaches, The Student Athlete Foundation serves as a resource to help local athletes pursue their dreams through academic advisement and exposure opportunities through the SAF scholarship fund and College Golf Showcase. 

Beginning in 2016, we were approached by the PGA of America to hold an 8-week golf program, complimentary to veterans and amputees in America. We would like to continue this program year round through your support of SAF. 

Advisory Board:

Chad Handley, The Woodlands High School, Girls Head Golf Coach

Billy Weber, US Army Ranger, Former Collegiate Athlete

JJ Wood, Director Coach Wood is the founder of The Student Athlete Foundation. His passion is to mentor junior golfers to play college golf, no matter their financial background. Wood’s experience includes coaching NCAA College Golf at Ohio State University and Rice University. Wood was a 4 year letter winner at the University of Oklahoma and Pepperdine University.

Mark Berkowick, Mark has spent the last decade as the Associate Director of Student Athlete Conduct at the University of Oklahoma. He holds two degrees from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters of Education: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.


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