Learning, Leading and Loving Golf –The Kelleys make it a Family Affair

Brooke (age 16) and Alyssa (age 13) Kelley joined their local LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program in Harrisonburg, VA just five years ago. During their first year as Girls Golf members, the family decided to take a gamble and make the trip to Kiawah Island, South Carolina to attend the inaugural LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Academy. Not knowing what to expect as a novice golf family, the girls quickly became star students, earning praise from coaches and staff members for their attitude, passion and new-found love for golf.  That year marked the first in a new Kelley family summer tradition in which they’ve made a trip to participate in the national Girls Golf Academy (wherever it was hosted across the country) every single year! Continue reading

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Course Reporters – Kingsmill, Part 1

Virginia’s weather is always unpredictable, but it will not keep the LPGA away!  This weekend I had the privilege of being chosen as a LPGA / Acer Jr. Golf Course Reporter and a privilege it was.  Saturday started out with nothing but rain and cold weather.  The game was put off until 12:03, and, when it started, they kept playing, but because of the hectic rescheduling, our day of reporting was delayed which turned out to my advantage.  As I usually do the Girls Golf clinic, I would have missed it if I had been reporting. The Girls Golf clinic is a part of the LPGA Kingsmill you need to experience.  As the clinic and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf is one of the best programs of getting girls involved in a used-to-be predominantly men’s sport, and I will tell you why. Continue reading