The JD Cline Foundation
The JD Cline Foundation was inspired by JD’s desire to help the families of young accomplished junior golfers. The foundations initial mission was to offset the cost of custom fit, high performance golf clubs.
JD Cline Golf operated the Bear Creek Learning and Fitting Center. JD brought an extensive playing and teaching background to the Center. J.D. trained and worked with some of the best instructors in the world, including Jim McLean, Carl Welty, Jerry Mowlds, Bill Harmon, Jackie Burke Jr. and the late Rick Acton. With a blend of technical expertise and a well-developed sense of humor, he can help you play better golf and enjoy it more.
JD Cline Director of Instruction, PGA Teaching Professional
JD became the Director of Instruction at Bear Creek Country Club in January of 2003 and taught full time. He has been playing golf for thirty-seven years and teaching for the past eleven years in Washington, Florida and Arizona.
JD’s was an experienced teacher who has appeared on The Golf Channel and as a featured instructor on Dr. Craig Farnsworth’s best-selling video, “See It and Sink It.” J.D. trained and worked with some of the best instructors in the world, including Jim McLean, Carl Welty, Jerry Mowlds, Bill Harmon, Jackie Burke Jr. and the late Rick Acton.
- 2010 Opens Bear Creek Learning and Fitting Center
- 2003 Director of Instruction at Bear Creek Country Club
- 2000, 2001, 2002 Hudson Cup Member
- 2000 Featured Instructor for PGA.com Northwest Section
- 1999 US Senior Open Participant
- Featured Instructor with Dr. Craig Farnsworth on “See it and Sink it” Instructional Video
- 1997 Golf Channel Appearance
- 1996 PGA Central Washington Chapter Teacher of the Year
- PGA of America Class A Status
The JD Cline Foundation has been formed to provide high performance golf equipment to young golfers that otherwise would not be able to afford the appropriate equipment. The foundation also funds golf instruction and travel to junior golf tournaments.
Grant Requests- The foundation will accept grant requests for individual golfers directly from the golfer or a supplier of clubs to the golfer on behalf of the golfer. Qualified golfers will be under the age of 18 or 24 if attending a university.
Funding Grants -The foundation board will review grant requests and if approved will pay invoices to club manufactures who will then deliver the clubs to the golfer.
Fundraising – Initial fundraising is direct asks to individuals who want to make contributions to the foundation to further its goals to provide clubs to young emerging golfers. Fundraising is currently planned to occur in Washington State.
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