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Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program

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The Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program (FHMTP) provides the opportunity for any collegiate golf program to honor a fallen or severely wounded American soldier by having a team member carry a golf bag displaying the name, rank and branch of service of the soldier being honored during the school year. Golf programs will make the final decision on who they wish to honor. At the end of each season, the golf program will make their best effort to raise funds for the bag with the proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor (FOH). The FOH, a preferred charitable partner of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and the Women’s Golf Coach Association (WGCA), works to ensure that no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, they give back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country.

The GCAA and WGCA national offices will assist their member schools in identifying an American hero to honor through their partnership with the Folds of Honor, as requested. Schools who choose to participate in the program will be recognized by either the GCAA or WGCA and FOH on their respective websites. Participating schools will be asked to promote the program and their involvement through their own athletic website and any other suitable forms of social media throughout the school year. The GCAA and WGCA will provide or assist in the creation of story cards of these soldiers to help tell their story.

Below you will find all necessary documents to participate in this program. If you have additional questions you can contact Gregg Grost in the National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 405 329-4222.

    • Program Best Practices (click link to download form)
      • The Program Best Practices will give you a more in-depth explanation of what the program entails, and provides ste-by-step guidance on how to get involved.  The Program Best Practices includes information on the following:
        • Participation
        • Honored Soldier
        • Golf Bags
        • Media
        • Story Card
        • Photographs
        • Auctioning/Fundraising
        • Donations
        • Annual Timeline
        • Review of Step-by-Step Process

Annual Timeline

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      • A timeline has been provided that outlines the suggested times in which steps of the program should be completed by. It is understood that some of these dates will vary based on different situations.

Participation Form

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      • To confirm participation in this program you will need to fill out this form and submit to the GCAA National Office (via instructions on the form).

Story Card Example

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      • If you choose to participate in the program a Story Card containing a brief biography of the soldier you are honoring will need to be created. This document serves as an example of what we recommnend the story card look like.

Golf Bag Example

     (click link to download form)
    • If participating, this document contains suggested specifics for ordering a military tribute bag.
  • Donation Form (click link to download form)
    • This donation form must be submitted to the GCAA along with any donation.
  • NCAA Interpretation (click link to download form)
  • NCAA Decision (click link to download form)
    • The NCAA has approved the auctioning/gifting of the bag with funds generated to be sent to the Folds of Honor. The interpretation and decision details can be found above.

The Golf Coaches Association of America

GCAA National Office

1225 West Main Street
Suite 110
Norman, OK 73069

Phone: (405) 329-4222
Fax: (405) 573-7888

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