The Los Angeles County Junior Golf Program (LACJGP) originated in November of 2001. Initial funding was provided by Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe. The funds provided were used for all start up costs, including all necessary golf equipment, programming and two years of the Director’s salary. The Supervisor was also instrumental in acquiring the donation of a 15-passenger van, donated by the Cerritos Auto Square Association.
In September of 2002, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation initiated lease agreements with the lessees at all 17 County Golf Courses. These lease agreements secured a $1 fee from every Tournament Round of golf played at County Golf Courses. This $1 fee is deposited into a separate account and is used solely for the LACJGP. Approximately $90,000 in Tournament Rounds is deposited annually.