LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- A famous pro-golfer showed up to the Shawnee Boys and Girls Club Wednesday morning in Louisville.

2017 Fed-Ex Cup and PGA Champion Justin Thomas returned home and made a special appearance.

Three candidates for the 2018 Kentucky Youth of the Year were given outfits to wear, courtesy of Thomas.

They're getting ready for the upcoming state and national Youth of the Year competition.

The Youth of the Year program honors the nation's most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures.

The program also encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire.

The Local Youth of the Year competition for Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana will happen in early December. The winner then moves on to compete at the state level.