Green House Golf Academy

We would like to Thank You for your support of the Green House Golf Academy’s Heart & Soul Coachella Valley Community Luncheon.

About

The Green House Golf Academy is a non-profit organization found in 1998. This was right about the time Tiger Woods was taking the world by storm and the interest in golf was never higher. The whole world took notice of golf. More than 20 years later the golf industry is still riding that wave of excitement made by Mr. Woods. The sport has become increasingly more competitive and also more expensive. College golf has gone up a notch and is now becoming televised like football & basketball. The idea of fewer young people from underserved communities getting exposure to an opportunity of a life time has becomes increasingly unacceptable. There are ways to extend a positive invitation to learn golf to those who would otherwise not get the exposure. Our GHGA will be building bridges between those with a desire to learn the game and the greater world of golf through our youth & community programs.

Goal

Our goal is to have a positive impact on the way people of all ages, but especially the youth who would otherwise not get the exposure; get a welcoming invitation to be apart of the game of golf. Through our GED Program (Golf, Education & Direction) we will be able to share some of the game of golfs inherent benefits of exercise , time away from tech, honesty sportsmanship, cooperation, and most importantly time to have fun in a refined social environment.

Mission Statement

Our non profit organization is working to grow the game of golf for a those who otherwise may not get the opportunity for a positive & welcoming invitation to learn the game and become a golfer. We also will be a witness to a bright future where people of all different backgrounds feel as those they have a stake in the game and industry.

About

The Green House Golf Academy is a non-profit organization found in 1998. This was right about the time Tiger Woods was taking the world by storm and the interest in golf was never higher. The whole world took notice of golf. More than 20 years later the golf industry is still riding that wave of excitement made by Mr. Woods. The sport has become increasingly more competitive and also more expensive. College golf has gone up a notch and is now becoming televised like football & basketball. The idea of fewer young people from underserved communities getting exposure to an opportunity of a life time has becomes increasingly unacceptable. There are ways to extend a positive invitation to learn golf to those who would otherwise not get the exposure. Our GHGA will be building bridges between those with a desire to learn the game and the greater world of golf through our youth & community programs.

Goal

Our goal is to have a positive impact on the way people of all ages, but especially the youth who would otherwise not get the exposure; get a welcoming invitation to be apart of the game of golf. Through our GED Program (Golf, Education & Direction) we will be able to share some of the game of golfs inherent benefits of exercise , time away from tech, honesty sportsmanship, cooperation, and most importantly time to have fun in a refined social environment.

Mission Statement

Our non profit organization is working to grow the game of golf for a those who otherwise may not get the opportunity for a positive & welcoming invitation to learn the game and become a golfer. We also will be a witness to a bright future where people of all different backgrounds feel as those they have a stake in the game and industry.

Sponsors & Friends

Over the years we have appreciated the support of great organizations.

  • Calient Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council
  • The United States Golf Foundation
  • The USGA Good of the Game Matching Funds Grant
  • The American Golf Association
  • Calloway Golf
  • The legendary singer Nancy Wilson
  • Congresswoman Mary Bono
  • The Disney Foundation
  • Desert Regional Medical Center Foundation (Healthy Communities) 
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Palm Springs Police and Fire Department
  • The Variety Club of the Desert
  • Meisel Senior Center
  • Jabar Records & Hitzville The Show

Jarvis Crawford is representing the Palm Springs Black History Month Committee and is a long stand community organizer of positive participation.

Green House Golf Academy Proclamation 2022

It is my pleasure to recognize Green House Golf Academy, under the leadership of Executive Director Vincent Shack, on the 2022 Heart & Soul Community Luncheon, held for the first time on site during The American Express tournament in the Coachella Valley.

This luncheon is a special event promoting the goals of the Green House Golf Academy, to create opportunities to expand diversity and inclusion in golf and extend a positive invitation to golf for youth who would not otherwise benefit from having these opportunities.

Thank you for your efforts, as a nonprofit based in the Coachella Valley since 1998, to grow the game of golf and provide youth and community programs to pursue greater inclusion and diversity in golf. Best wishes for continued success.

V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District
Board of Supervisors

Golf Tournaments

The academy hosted golf tournaments at the O’Donnell Golf Course, Palm Springs California for three consecutive years.

Productions

The Green House Academy produced two Community Cable T.V. programs (2002, 2004), a Tribute to the late Mr. James Jessie, Director at the City of Palm Springs for his work with The Black History month program and the 2nd cable T.V. program was History of The Knight, Tribute to Mr. Joseph Beaver for his work with the Coachella Valley Black Cultural Society.

Over the years our academy has also paid tribute to two African American USGA National Champions, Mr. Alton Duhon (1982 U.S. Senior Amateur Champ) and Mr. Bill Wright (1952 USGA Public links Champion). The media produce are a rewarding way to give thanks to our great program supporters.

Bill Wright, 1952 U.S. Publinks Champion seated on the left. Alton Duhon, U.S. Senior Amateur Champion 1982 seated on the right.

We will continue to use public & community access cable television programing to provide great entertainment and information to the public.

Special events

The Golf, Education, & Direction Program

(GED Program)

GOLF & EDUCATION
The GHGA will start the golf learning process with an Optimistic Invitation to try a new sport. Simply come out to one of our free / low cost clinics, and take some of your natural abilities out to hit a ball. These introductions at the right time in the life of a young person will increase the likelihood, or probability TODAYS young person will find his or her way to their prospective high school golf program. The high school golf programs are in a great position to provide a tremendous amount of learning. The GHGA will work to insure there will be a healthy number of young golfers eager to join their prospective high school golf teams.

The GHGA will use golf facilities (i.e. courses, driving ranges, indoor golf centers.) to provide free / low cost golf clinics. Golf instructions will be provided by PGA Professionals, and qualified volunteers to young people at approximately Junior High School level. These clinics will ask for the parent or guardian of the participant to also participate in the free golf introduction. This kind of increased familiarity to golf will result in a better chance of keeping those families around the game of golf.

DIRECTION
The Green House Golf Academy will provide direction to participating youth through our golf programming. Golf is growing in some specialized areas for athletes. College golf is now being televised on national broadcast. For a young golfer to be ready for interscholastic golf an early introduction is required. Also there is a resurging interest in bring Golf back into the Historical Black College & Universities. Those HBCU are starting new programs, or providing more support to existing programs. The work of the GHGA will assure a healthy wave of golfers from diverse backgrounds to help fill those teams.

I, Vincent Shack, am an African American, always have been. In my position as Executive Director of the GHGA I represent the less than 1% of minorities on the business side of the golf industry. The direction provided is in my actions, and commitment to participate. I chose to work, and to be apart of the game and industry of golf. People of all ages need role models and in my presents, or present roll in the golf industry, I enrich the direction of inclusion & diversity within my chosen profession. Other people will be encouraged to pursue their own goals within the golf industry.

The Executive Director

Mr. Vincent W. Shack

Vincent W. Shack, the executive director began his golf experience at an early age as a part of the Southern California Junior Golf Association (age 10 -17) where he was competitive and won more than a few golf tournaments. He continued to play at the high school level winning league championship titles in both team and individual play, and advancing to state finals regularly.

He received a golf scholarship to attend California State University, Dominguez Hill where he earned a Bachelors degree Sociology with a minor degree in Parks, Recreation & Leisure. During his matriculation at Dominguez Hills the golf team was ranked 5th in the Nation NCAA Division II. He was in the inaugural class of recipients of the prestigious Bill Dickey scholarship Award in 1982. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students athletes, and it’s qualifications & standards still lead the way for minority college bound golfers.

As a professional, he became a second-generation executive in the automotive and housing industries.

He has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry at the executive level. In this role he exercised strong leadership skills to effectively manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholder to achieved desired business outcomes.

With more than 20 years as an executive housing developer, he executed business development, marketing, strategic planning development, and successful project development. He successfully directed and coordinated acquisition and land development activities, assisted with budgeting and forecasting, designed and implemented homeowner associations of three successful housing tracks in Yucca Valley, California.

In 1998, he founded the Green House Golf Academy. While serving as the Executive Director, the Academy was recognized by the Golf Journal as one of the nation’s top junior golf programs.

Over the years the Green House Golf Academy has introduce over 350 youth and community members to the game of golf.

Charitable Contributions

Charitable contributions made to the non profit 501 ( c ) 3 organization, Green House Golf Academy, will allow us to have a direct impact on the golf industries resounding call for growth & inclusion in the game of golf and the greater WORKFORCE at large.

We will work to issuer the next class of high school and soon college & university golfer will have some of everybody participating.

All those great boys, girls and adults who say “I wish I would have known about golf sooner”, will get their wish. The GHGA will be working hard to extend a welcoming invitation to the game of golf to those who otherwise not get the exposure.

Our GHGA Program begins with young people but we will be making strides to bring the community at large and the golf industry closer together.

Avis Brown, Author of Building a Champion and LPGA Professional Instructor / Player and former Mayor of Palm Springs Mr. Ron Oden

Green House Golf Academy Hosts Heart and Soul Community Luncheon at PGA West

Thank you to the PGA West Country Club in La Quinta, California for allowing the Green House Golf Academy to Host the Greater Coachella Valley Heart & Soul Community Luncheon. ‘February 2022‘ held in conjunction with the American Express Golf Championship via the Phil Mickelson Foundation 2022.

Events

January

18

2021

Heart and Soul Community Luncheon Coachella

Place: PGA West located in LaQuinta, California
Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Events

January

18

2021

Heart and Soul Community Luncheon Coachella

Place: PGA West located in LaQuinta, California
Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Contact Us

Get in Touch

Green House Golf Academy
Vincent Shack
(760) 218-9777
vgreengolf@aol.com