GolfPass Series Chronicles Ongoing Struggles of Talented Junior Golfers From Underserved Communities Trying to Reach Their Full Potential and Realize Their Dreams
Season Finale of Home Course Advantage is Free to View
Preview Episode HERE
ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2023) – Young teen Patrick Pinkney and his mentor, Paula Pearson-Tucker, founder of the Fore Life Inc. community service program at the Lauderhill Golf Course in south Florida, will see their golfing lives change in the season finale of Home Course Advantage, streaming free today exclusively on GolfPass.
One of the most promising young golfers in the state of Florida, Pinkney has played at Lauderhill Golf Course and been cared for by the Fore Life program since the age of 4. As one of the underserved communities in the Miami metropolitan area, Lauderhill often is referred to as “Slaughterhill” because of its crime and gun violence.
“Patrick has that ‘it,’ said Tucker. “And you have everyone around him that sees that, and our job is to keep him on the straight and narrow.”
Initiatives that create fair access to golf for young people are changing the landscape of the sport. However, the fairways can be much narrower for high-potential youngsters of limited financial means who dream of a college or professional playing career. Home Course Advantage showcases talented junior golfers, like Pinkney, and their families who must make ends meet before trying to meet their goals in golf, share their stories of resilience.
In the season finale, viewers will learn the stories of Pinkney and Pearson-Tucker. And, with the help of GolfNow and sponsors TaylorMade Golf, Under Armour and its Curry Brand, and Youth on Course, the two will be surprised on the show with gifts designed to help them achieve their dreams and goals.
Home Course Advantage is hosted by Will Lowery, golf personality and co-host of Beyond the Fairway, a popular NBC Sports podcast that goes beyond scores and highlights to explore golf culture from a different clubhouse.
GOLFPASS HELPS GOLFERS PLAY MORE AND BETTER GOLF: GolfPass features a vast library of original video content available exclusively as part of a GolfPass membership, including original shows like Home Course Advantage, On Tour/On Course, My Roots, My Daily Routine, and more. GolfPass also offers a vast instructional library featuring more than 4,500 video titles, including Ask Rory, The Golf Fix, with host Devan Bonebrake; Lessons with a Champion Golfer; and Build a Better Game – all hosted by top instructors like Martin Hall, Chris Como and Michael Bannon, as well as golf fitness expert Don Saladino. Developed in partnership between global golf superstar Rory McIlroy and NBC Sports Next – the innovation and technology division of NBC Sports – a GolfPass+ membership is designed for today’s golfer and is the only digital golf membership that delivers exclusive content and benefits, including monthly tee-time credits, waived convenience fees, tee-time cancellation protection, credit toward equipment purchases, and more. GolfPass is designed to help every type of golfer – from beginner to expert – play more and better golf. A GolfPass+ membership is available in North America at GolfPass.com, in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland at GolfPass.co.uk, and in Australia at www.GolfPass.com.au. The GolfPass+ membership also is available via connected TV, iOS and Android apps.
About NBC Sports Next
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next provides operations technology and services to more than 11,000 golf courses around the world, and equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans with more than 25 sports solution products, including GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace; GolfPass the ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; SportsEngine, an industry leader in youth sports club, league and team management technology. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.