Par Excellence Youth Development

Golf and Life Skills for Youth

After School Programs

We host a variety of After School programs geared to keep children engaged as well as learning some great skills.

Golf Curriculum

The program has multiple effects including: increasing interest and expanding the understanding of math, introducing more youth to the game of golf and character development

Youth Summer Golf Programs

Tech, arts and golf youth programs designed to encourage youth with and without disabilities to participate. Register today!

Drive, Chip & Putt Lessons

Learn or even improve all aspects of your game. We teach and demonstrate how to drive further, chip better and vastly improve your putting.


To positively influence the lives of youth by providing educational programs, that encourage fitness, character, and academics.


Join us and play golf. Learn how

Donate to help children learn the importance of STEM

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

Sports are a great way to prepare for STEM fields. They can teach students how to be persistent and stay focused on a goal. Sports also teach students how to work with others, which is a skill that is important in many STEM fields.

Sponsor and Help Make a Difference!

What is Make Golf Your Thing?

In 2020, the golf industry united together to address two simultaneous opportunities: how to bring greater diversity to our sport and how to build on the momentum that golf has experienced since the pandemic began. A year later, “Make Golf Your Thing” was launched as a collaborative effort across the golf industry to ensure the future of golf is open to everyone.

This multi-faceted, multi-year campaign invites people to the sport from all backgrounds to enjoy the game of a lifetime in their own way.

Partners, Supporters, and Donations.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our sponsors, supporters, and donors for their invaluable contributions that enable us to continue teaching kids the joy and benefits of golf. Your support is helping to shape the next generation of golfers and we could not do it without you.

What Parents and Teachers say about us

Through the history of PEYD programs of reaching out and presenting to thousands of youth starting in 2002
contributed to programs being awarded

“I am so encouraged to see this going on there…  I am writing to encourage you to keep up the good work! The investment in the life of a child is priceless.”

Kim Vaughn

“I have been so impressed with Howard’s ability to teach golf to kids. He has a natural talent for engaging and inspiring young learners, and he has helped my child develop a real love for the game.  I can’t recommend him enough as an instructor for kids learning golf.”

Mike Sparks

“Thank you, Coach Howard, for encouraging our students and helping them feel safe…while also occupying and distracting them from any potential danger. We are so thankful for your partnership and the way you care for our students.”

John Collins







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    PEYD Afterschool schedule

    Par Excellence Youth Development (PEYD) 604 Jordan LaneHuntsville, AL 35816Please call 256-604 8172 for more information and questions.

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    African American Golf Digest

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    Our Awesome Board of Directors

    These board of directors are made up of experts in their field, who help to make decisions about the future of the organization.These board of directors are made up of experts in their field, who help to make decisions about the future of the organization.

    Taylor Byrd, Jr., Ph.D.


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    LeRoy Gradford, Jr., Ed.D.,


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    Reggi Clark

    Event Chairman

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    James O. Bearden, Jr.,

    Vice Chairman

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    Kevin Hathaway


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    Howard Bankhead

    Community Manager

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