Teddy Karlinski Scholarship Fund
Teddy Karlinski Memorial Golf Scholarship*
*This scholarship is designed to assist competitive junior golfers with reimbursement for competition expenses.
Recipients: 2018 Dominic Lanese IV, 2017 Jack Hughes/Jack Pevny
Teddy Karlinski was a dedicated Aspen Junior Golf participant who died tragically at the age of 28 on September 26, 2016 from complications due to an epileptic seizure.
Teddy’s unsurpassed passion for golf was nurtured for years through Aspen Junior Golf where he sharpened his game, made friends, helped others, amassed many awards and tournament wins and had a lot of fun.
Teddy went on to become a leading Aspen High School varsity golfer serving 3-years as MVP and leading his team as captain. In 2005 he qualified for the State 4A Championship where he finished 2nd after a 6-hole sudden death playoff.
Teddy’s family has established the Teddy Karlinski Memorial Golf Scholarship as a means to provide financial assistance to deserving young golfers in the AJG program. It means everything to Teddy’s family that his legacy and passion for golf will live on through other junior golfers. Teddy was an exemplary ambassador of the game and his family is looking for future exemplary ambassadors.
The scholarship will be awarded to athletes who embody Teddy’s traits of commitment, ability, sportsmanship, humility, leadership and kindness toward others and who have demonstrated that they are dedicated to improving their golf skills.
The scholarship is open to active members of AJG aged 10 – 18. Interested candidates should complete the attached application and submit it to the Aspen Junior Golf director. Recipient decisions will be made by the Teddy Karlinski Memorial Golf Scholarship administrators. An award amount will be determined and funds will be dispersed once expenses such as travel, lodging and entry fees are verified.