Our Mission

The Youth Guidance Golf Marathon is an all-day golfing event to help provide hope and a future for at-risk and incarcerated youth in Central Ohio through the relationships they build with the staff and volunteers of Central Ohio Youth for Christ’s Juvenile Justice Ministry.









On Target


Monday, September 30th, 2019
Royal American Links
3300 Miller Paul Rd, Galena, OH 43021

  • 7:00 AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 7:30 AM Round One Tee Off
  • 12:00 PM Lunch and Student Presentation
  • 12:30 PM Round Two Tee Off
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Buffet Dinner, Mission Impact Presentation and Awards


Gracing the northeast Columbus countryside is the architecturally inspired Royal American Links.
Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, the 27,000 square foot clubhouse is reminiscent of a Scottish castle, and the 18-hole links style golf course joins hands with nature to present a place of ultimate tranquility and relaxation.

From bent grass tees, fairways and greens manicured to the highest standards, the course is convenient to Galena, Westerville, New Albany, Sunbury, and just minutes from I-71 and I-270.



We're excited to welcome Jim Coles to our event this year.  Jim has been a member of the PGA of America since 1995 and was the 1988 and 1996 SCPGA Northern Chapter Player of the Year.

Whether you are relatively new to the game and just want to break 100 … or if you're a weekend warrior and you would love to shave a few strokes off your score … or perhaps you're working towards a single-digit handicap … wherever your level of play may be, our PGA Teaching Professional Jim Coles will provide you with individual on-course video lessons as well as a customized game improvement plan throughout the day.