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Our Mission

The purpose of the Payne Stewart Family Foundation is to primarily assist with programs that allow children and youth to have new opportunities to experience the joy of the Christian life. The annual giving strategy provides the guidelines for the accomplishment of this purpose.


Kids Across America

Payne and Tracey Stewart’s heart for urban and minority children and the mission of KAA Camps has been clearly evident by their faithful support. Following a tragic plane accident in October 1999 that took the life of renowned professional golfer Payne Stewart, his widow Tracey selected KAA to permanently construct the Payne Stewart Memorial Golf […]

American Junior Golf Association

  The AJGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.   Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship https://www.ajga.org/tournament/2019/bass-pro-shops-payne-stewart-junior-championship   ACE Grant The Payne Stewart Family Foundation, a co-sponsor of the Bass Pro Shops […]

The Heart of the Ozarks Jr. Golf Foundation

The Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation works to raise funds to get SNAG (Starting New at Golf) into the hands of kids in the 36 Springfield elementary schools. There are more than 7,000 children in these schools that now have access to a proven method to learn golf using modified equipment while being […]


Payne Stewart Award (PGA TOUR)

  Payne was best known to his family and closest friends for three things: faith, family, and the fun he had with golf. Today, this legacy lives on in the annual PGA TOUR Payne Stewart Award, presented by Southern Company, given to the PGA player who best epitomizes charity, character, and sportsmanship both on and […]

Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst has earned its place among the elites courses in the world as host to three U.S. Opens and as a three time winner of Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resort in America award.   Moreover, it is hard not to think of the famed Pinehurst No 2 golf course without thinking of Payne […]

Isleworth Country Club

Payne’s home course in Orlando, Isleworth, is ranked among the top golf courses in the country.   Originally designed by Arnold Palmer, the course is considered one of the longest and most challenging courses in America.  The Isleworth community celebrates its connection to Payne having renamed one of its primary roads after him (Payne Stewart Drive), […]

International Payne Stewart Cup

The 2019 International Payne Stewart Cup is your opportunity to be part of an international gathering in the legacy of Payne Stewart. Through golf, daily devotionals, and large group times of encouragement and personal challenge, our hope is that each attendee will take another step further on their journey with Jesus and see where He […]

SMU Golf

ON October 13, 2017, SMU Athletics dedicated the new Payne Stewart SMU Golf Training Center at Trinity Forest Golf Club. The facility, among the finest in college golf, was made possible through the support of generous donors Ann Park Roberts Gibbs ’66 and James R. Gibbs ’66, ’70, ’72, Carolyn L. Miller and David B. […]

Waterville Golf Course (Ireland)

WHERE CHAMPIONS TREAD Over forty of the world’s greatest champions from Sam Snead onwards have challenged the Links over the years. Prior to the 1998 Open, O’Meara, Stewart and Woods were joined by Appleby, Duval and Jansen, all of whom became members of Waterville.  Later that year at a ceremony during the now famous Ryder Cup […]

The First Academy, Orlando

The First Academy’s Payne Stewart Athletic Complex is comprised of the Warden Stadium, Kroy Crofoot Field, the Scott Larson Pavilion, and the Orel Hershiser Field. The Stadium is home to the football, track, soccer, and lacrosse teams. Track and field athletes enjoy the 400m Mondo Super X track. Meanwhile softball and baseball teams enjoy separate […]


The USGA will be honoring Payne at the 2024 US Open in Pinehurst commemorating the 25th anniversary of his historic win at the storied venue. A special exhibit featuring the shirt and wind vest that he wore during the final round of the 1999 US Open will be on display at the USGA Golf House […]

Payne’s Valley Golf Course

Legendary Golf in the Ozarks Paying tribute to Ozarks-native and World Golf Hall of Fame member, Payne Stewart,  Payne’s Valley is the first public-access golf course designed by 81-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods and Woods-led golf course design firm, TGR Designs.   Since its opening in fall 2019, the course has received rave reviews for […]

News & Events

USGA to Honor Payne Stewart at 2024 US Open in Pinehurst

April 16, 2024

The USGA will honor Payne at the 2024 US Open in Pinehurst commemorating the 25th anniversary of his historic win at the storied venue.  A special exhibit featuring the shirt and wind vest that he wore during the final round of the 1999 US Open will be on display at the USGA Golf House in […]

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Celebrate Payne Stewart 67th birthday; USGA relives 1999 U.S. Open Pinehurst triumph

January 30, 2024

Three-time major champion Payne Stewart would have turned 67 years old on Tuesday, and it is hard to fathom that it has been 25 years since his tragic passing. He was so full of life. He lived unapologetically, and his immense passion for golf carried over to his friends, family, and charitable endeavors. The Payne Stewart […]

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25 Years Later: Remembering Payne Stewart’s Dramatic U.S. Open Title

January 23, 2024

Hours after producing one of the most dramatic victories in U.S. Open history, a jovial Payne Stewart was celebrating his triumph in the Mebane, N.C., home of longtime caddie Mike Hicks. The now three-time major champion could have easily hopped on a private jet and returned to his Orlando, Fla., residence, or stayed in the […]

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