Get to know Cameron
Cameron Champ is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR®, but his ambitions go beyond the green. Champ is also committed to growing golf and giving back through the Cameron Champ Foundation, which aims to transform the lives of youth from underserved and underrepresented communities through athletics, academics and healthy living. Champ was introduced to golf when he was just 18 months old by his grandfather, Mack Champ, and has established himself as one of the longest hitters in the game with his impressive driving distance and swing speed. Off the course, Cameron is passionate about working with the animals on his farm, building cars and trucks, and spending time with his wife, Jessica.
What’s the biggest reason you care about helping HBCU golf programs?
To support the next generation. I was given so much as a kid and was fortunate enough to attend a great university. I had a lot of people there supporting me, and that made a world of difference for me. Helping kids academically is so important, generally. Providing young golfers scholarships if they want to pursue the sport is critical for supporting golf’s next generation.
Does golf need to change anything to get more people into playing?
It starts with accessibility, cost and getting people to and from the course. Where I’m from, nobody played golf. We need to show kids that the game is fun — not so uptight and so “country club”. Without help, I personally don’t think I would have been able to get into golf, so I’m determined to try and remove that barrier for others.