by Catherine Solis
During the three days I spent at the LPGA USGA Girls Golf Academy as an eLeader, I truly did learn a lot. I learned how to let my true, outgoing personality shine while leading a group of young, fun, ambitious girls to become better golfers and human beings. When the camp first started, I found myself being more quiet than I usually am, but as the day progressed I began open up. At times throughout the event, I would go over and talk to the little girl who was standing alone and bring her into the crowd in hopes that she would make a new friend and feel more comfortable.
In addition, I learned that even if I don’t become a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour, I can still have a career in the golf industry by becoming a coach or working for Girls Golf to organize events that encourage girls to love golf as much as I do. I payed particular attention to the way the coaches taught the girls when they were playing fun games on the practice range, and I saw how the girls had really made a connection between the games and the way they played the course.
I am so thankful for this opportunity I was able to be a part of, and I think that it was an amazing experience for both the present and the future of my golf game.