Just three years ago, a handful of LPGA Teaching and Club Professional members began the work of organizing an LPGA*UGSA Girls Golf site in their home country of South Korea. While women’s golf has been very popular in South Korea, there could be something more for family golf aspect that can be improved in Korea and LPGA Girls Golf has been the key leader in this niche market.
Congratulations to our very own Allie Bodemann, who was awarded the LPGA’s highest honor, the 2015 LPGA Founders Award!
Allie serves double duty here at LPGA Headquarters as both the Girls Golf Programs Coordinator and as a Site Director for the Port Orange, Fla. Girls Golf program.
This summer, AXA partnered with the LPGA Foundation to host the AXA Pro-AM golf tournament, a fundraiser benefiting LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. LPGA Tour professionals, including Girls Golf Ambassadors Brittany Lincicome and Tiffany Joh, joined AXA executives, financial professionals, Girls Golf members, and other guests at the tournament on June 15, 2015.
There’s no denying that the game of golf gives those who play the opportunity to experience amazing destinations and meet some truly amazing people. Now, girls who love the game of golf will have the opportunity to parlay their passion for the game into a once in a lifetime experience with golf legend Annika Sorenstam.
You’ve heard the term VIP, but this week Girls Golf is giving our #LittleGirlsBIGDreams grand prize winner Peyton “Beans” Factor the VIK (Very Important Kid) treatment at the LPGA’s season ending CME Group Titleholders event in sunny Naples, Florida.
The LPGA has rolled out the red carpet for Beans and her family giving our Girls Golfer special access to the tournament, invitations to VIP events, and unique experiences with LPGA players, including a walk inside the ropes with fan favorite Sandra Gal.
This year alone we’ve reached more than 50,000 girls across the globe through golf and to do the same again next year, we’ll need your help to continue providing support to our programs and outreach initiatives.
We’re joining the global movement that draws attention to the ways people give back to organizations who inspire change. Tomorrow the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday, but we’ll be celebrating the kick-off more than just a giving campaign – we’re on a mission to get a grown man into a onesie.
This past Saturday, we had a great time with our Girls Golf members at the First Tee of North Florida. We hosted a “Big Break” themed skills challenge for over 30 girls, ranging from 5 – 14 years old!
Donna White Inducted into LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame
Donna White, born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina, attended the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, transferring to and graduating from the University of Florida in 1976. She attained her LPGA tour card in 1977, capturing her first two tournament titles in 1980 and her third in 1983 at the Sarasota Classic.
Has your Girls Golf program director or instructor . . .
- Gone above and beyond to positively impact your life?
- Organized outstanding events that energized you and your peers about the game of golf?
- Offered support and encouragement that helped you to earn a spot on your high school team?
- Inspired you to persevere both on and off the golf course?
Scholarships awarded to 25 high-school graduates
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, August 21, 2015 – Today, the LPGA Foundation announced the 25 high-school graduates selected to receive this year’s Marilynn Smith Scholarship, which was named in honor of one of the LPGA’s 13 founding members. Each of the 25 high school seniors, who plan to play collegiate golf while pursuing college degrees, have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and active involvement and service to her community while also fulfilling specific requirements for each scholarship award. They will each receive $5,000 in scholarships.