A golf coach is an essential trainer knowledgeable about the game. Unlike a golf teacher, a golf coach’s goal is to get that individual or team to compete well and hopefully win. A golf coach is there to help overcome the adversity of competition. To support the importance of Black golf coaches in HBCU athletics, Farmers Insurance is sponsoring four Black College Golf Coaches Association (BCGCA) tournaments occurring in 2021-2022. The BCGCA events are the latest in a series of actions Farmers Insurance has taken to help support and grow diversity in professional golf. The Black College Golf Coaches Association’s mission is to enhance and preserve Black college golf programs by fostering the development of coaches and players.
Farmers is the first sponsor that the BCGCA has announced specific to HBCU golf events. The tournaments that Farmers will support include:
- September 23-26, 2021: BCGCA Hall of Fame Classic presented by Farmers Insurance®, Newnan, GA, Summer Grove Golf Club
- October 23-26, 2021: BCGCA Black College Classic presented by Farmers Insurance, Gulf Shores, AL, Peninsula Club
- March 13-15, 2022: BCGCA HBCU Invitational presented by Farmers Insurance, Houston, TX, Sterling Country Club
- April 2022 (dates TBA): BCGCA National Women’s Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Farmers Insurance, Atlanta, GA, Callaway Gardens
College and amateur players need help to support their career development and professional aspirations further. In addition to sponsoring BCGCA tournaments, Farmers Insurance plans to provide access for youth golfers to learn more about available coaching, internships, and other resources.
Farmers have a proud history of championing diversity in the golf space. The national insurer group has provided funding for APGA TOUR events and the organization’s athletes, sponsored players including Kamaiu Johnson and Willie Mack III, hosted the first-ever APGA event at a PGA TOUR tournament at the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open and provided Mack with a sponsor’s exemption into the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open.
For more information about the Black College Golf Coaches Association, visit hbcugolf.org. To learn more about Farmers commitment to the game, visit Farmers.com/Golf.