Payne Stewart was an extremely gifted golfer who wanted to use his platform to make a difference in other people’s lives. He was transformed through his loving family and growing faith, and wanted people of all backgrounds to experience the joy he had found through Christianity. As a PGA TOUR personality, he became one of the game’s most beloved and recognized players, known as an entertainer, jokester, and golf fashion icon. But those closest to him knew him as a family man and a devoted, fun-loving husband and father. Payne had a deep and growing faith that shaped him into the legend that continues to inspire well beyond his tragic death in 1999.
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 Christianity. 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 […]Learn More
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 […]Learn More
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 […]Learn More
Payne's Ongoing Legacy
As a PGA TOUR personality, Payne became one of the game’s most beloved and recognized players. He was known as an entertainer, jokester, and golf fashion icon. However, those closest to him knew him as a family man and a devoted husband and father who was a lot of fun! Payne had a deep and growing faith that shaped him into the legend that continues to inspire well beyond his tragic death in 1999.
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 off the course.
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 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 […]
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 […]
Payne Stewart Suite Four Seasons Dallas, TX
The Four Seasons Hotel in Dallas has honored Payne by naming a 2,100 square foot suite after him. Situated on the 18th hole of the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas golf course and lake, the room features some memorabilia of Payne in addition to first class amenities.
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 […]
News & Events
20 Years Ago It Happened at Pinehurst
In an exclusive excerpt from Kevin Robbins’ upcoming book The Last Stand of Payne Stewart, Robbins chronicles Stewart’s life through an intimate look at his thrilling – and tragic – 1999 season. Twenty years later, and presented here for the first time anywhere, Robbins’ careful examination of how Payne played the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open […]