The Bill Dickey Invitational Junior Golf Championship (BDI) was a minority premier junior golf event founded by two late board members Nathaniel R. Goldston and Gerald Davis. The first event was in June of 2000, in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World. The BDI continued for 18 years and and ended in June of 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The two-day junior golf championship was held at a first-class golf facility, where young minority junior golfers ages 12-18 demonstrated their talents and enriched their junior golf resume focusing on two main principles:
- Building leadership skills
- Interacting with industry professionals – golf coaches/mental coaches
The Bill Dickey Invitational Junior Golf Championship’s Purpose:
- Identifying college scholarship candidates
- Providing an internationally recognized and highly competitive stage for the country’s top minority junior golf talent.
Each year, 40+ minority juniors and high school players with single-digit handicaps competed in a 36-hole medal play tournament. In alignment with the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association’s Values, (BDSA)junior golfers were engaged in the annual career symposium to increase their knowledge of golf, equip them with essential educational skills to propel their future on and off the course.
The Board of Directors, BDI alumni, and staff, Thank You to all parents, sponsors, and supporters for the dedication, commitment, and financial contributions you made to ensure the BDSA provided a first-class junior golf platform. The elite event set the stage for minority junior golfers across the globe! We are indebted to you for your allegiance and support which helped to make the BDI an extremely rewarding program for minority youth.