In February of this year, the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf started the eLeader program, a new national volunteer and mentorship opportunity for Girls Golf members, ages 13 – 17, looking for ways to give back to their local program. In addition to making a difference in their community, they build professional and leadership skills that will help prepare them for life beyond high school.
Madison Murr, age 13, has already volunteered 27 hours since the inauguration of the eLeader program.
“Madison is very active in Girls Golf of Long Beach. She always has great ideas and is willing to help Girls Golf. She recently volunteered to spend the day raising money for Girls Golf of Long Beach at a charity golf tournament. We were stationed on a par 3 hole during the tournament, and Madison cleaned golf clubs, hit golf shots for the players, and promoted Girls Golf of Long Beach. Thanks to Madison’s efforts and the generosity of the players in the golf tournament, Girls Golf of Long Beach raised $1400,” said Jennifer Bermingham, LPGA T&CP member and Site Director of Girls Golf of Long Beach, CA. “Being able to go to a tournament to raise money for Girls Golf is important to provide the girls with fun activities. Not only does the money help our chapter, but we had fun in the process,” said Madison.
Madison’s contributions not only helped her local chapter but has given her experience with networking and interacting with business people that she may work with in the future.
“The thing I like most about being an eLeader is hanging out with my friends,” Madison said. “Not only do I get to help the younger girls and practice my game, but I get to do it with all my friends. I really like it when I see the smiles on the young girls’ faces.”
Madison is a three-year member of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program and she already has aspirations to take her game to the next level!
“One of my future goals is to play college golf,” Madison continued. “Once I graduate college, I hope to become professional and play on the LPGA [Tour] with other great players. Another future goal is to have the chance to play for my country in the Olympics.”
At 13, Madison is already showing her leadership skills, and we have no doubt that she will achieve the goals that she has set for herself!
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf headquarters wants to give a big HOOOORRAAAYYY to you, Madison, for all that you do! Keep up the great work!