About the Foundation

Our Goal

In golf, as in successful living, there is a unique emphasis on the gentle behavior of qualities of self- discipline, culture and etiquette, in order to conform to a higher standard of propriety and respect between human being. Golf also embodies the qualities of charity, a lenient judgment of others and the opportunity for enriching the lives of all who come in contact with the game.


...is a never-ending learning experience...
requires both discipline and patience...
is an introspective challenge... is competitive,
yet the goal is self improvement.

Golf is a good and powerful teacher. It is the primary goal of the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation to have more people of all ages, especially youth to experience its lush, wind-swept classroom.

Annual Report 2006

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Our Leadership

Brent and Jean Wadsworth

Executive Director
Richard W. Slagle

Board of Directors
Brent Wadsworth, Chairman
Leon McNair, President
Leslie Wadsworth, Secretary/Treasurer
Richard W. Slagle
John Cotter


Paul Eldredge

Retired Past President of Wadsworth Golf Construction Company

Ron Guenther

Director of Athletics, University of Illinois

Arthur Hills

Golf Course Architect, Arthur Hills / Steve Forrest & Associates

Ron Lehman

Past Chairman Board of Trustees, National Recreation & Park Association

Jane Mackenzie

Past President of the Fairway Foundation

Joe O’Brien

Senior Director of Outcome & Education, The National First Tee

Fred Palmer

Vice President National Accounts, Club Car

Sharon Stredde

President & CEO, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

James Sutherland

Retired Executive Director, Cantigny Foundation

Roger Warren

President, Kiawah Island Resort and Past President of the PGA of America

Learn More

To find out more about how the game of golf and Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation is building stronger communities. Visit our new initiative Links Across America.

Get Involved

Visit our How You Can Help page for a list of ways that you can share in the Foundations mission.


links across america
our links company partners
how you can help