Golf Instead of Guns

Golf Instead of Guns is a national program and initiative powered by Fore Life, Inc., a not for profit 501c3 to share its simple and unique mentoring and golf programming in communities where juvenile crime and gun violence is prevalent.

The Movement has four (4) main goals:

Program Outline

Cost to Participants Fore Life, Inc. offers quality programming year round. The annual membership for ON (non-offender) members is $75.00. The membership fee entitles members to over 400 hours of professional training a year. The nominal fee does not include spring and summer empowerment camps.

There is no cost to the OFF (offender) participants who are not yet members until their probation period has been served and/or satisfied before membership to Fore Life, Inc. is granted. It is our goal to demonstrate the greater value of diversion to Fore Life compared to incarceration.

  2. To provide an in-school curriculum around the nature of the game of golf that will help unite law enforcement with at-risk youth and the communities they live
  3. To teach vulnerable youth how critical thinking skills learned playing golf can also be used to avoid gun violence.

For More information on how to be involved Contact Us below or call 786-554-6056.

Contact Us

Captain Elise Dillard recently retired this year after serving 30 years with the Miami-Dade Police Department. Throughout her tenure on the department, she has served in various assignments gaining knowledge and experience in everything from uniform patrol, investigations, administration, training, and tactical. Her last assignment prior to retirement was Captain of the Special Victims Bureau (SVB), where she oversaw 122 sworn and civilian personnel responsible for investigating Sex Crimes, Child and Elderly Abuse, Domestic Violence and Abuse, in addition to Sexual Predators and Offenders. It was her job to manage personnel and ensure that Detectives provide an immediate response to allegations of sexual and domestic crimes and initiate an expeditious follow-up criminal investigation.


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Our Mission

Our Vision Fore Life

To give all youth exposed to Fore Life the opportunity to realize their full potential. To assure that Fore Life youth are empowered with decision making skills and are challenged with appropriate experiences that make them less vulnerable to the perils of today’s society.

  • Empower Youth
  • Develop Life Skills
  • Build Community Partnerships
  • Raise Awareness and Support





How Fore Life, Inc. Has Changed Lives

Hear from our members how Fore Life, Inc. has positively impacted their lives, enriching both their golf skills and personal growth. Discover the personal stories and successes of those who have benefited from our program.

“I have children of children that have gone through Fore Life.”

Paula Pearson-Tucker

“My family and I are extremely grateful to be members of the Fore Life, Inc. program. Fore Life has enriched our lives tremendously. Fore Life offers us the opportunity to not only pursue our interest in golf but it also serves as a personal enrichment and life skills program for my children. I am happy that they have the opportunity to not only learn the game of golf but also learn valuable life lessons.” Fore Life, Inc. Parent

Alison M. Brooks-Wilson

Fore Life, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) established in 1998 to use the game of golf to give at-risk youth every opportunity to succeed.