LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Tucson provides an opportunity for girls, ages 7-17, to learn to play golf, build lasting friendships and experience competition in a fun, supportive environment, preparing them for a lifetime of enjoyment with the game.
Girls are learning values inherent to the game of golf such as patience, respect, perseverance and honesty, preparing them to meet the challenges of today's world with confidence.
A partnership of the LPGA Foundation and USGA provides resource materials for the program. Our program covers the cost for course access fees, equipment, instruction, snacks, prizes, special events and scholarships through fundraising, membership dues and event fees as well as donations from the community.
The basic premise of our "girls only" club is to introduce girls to the game of golf and make it fun for them while they learn. Our events are a combination of basic instruction, "clinics," for new golfers and "course play" adapted to the playing levels of the girls.
Participants are divided into five levels. All levels include golf instruction and rules geared to the girls' skill level:
Level 1: Beginners or new golfers with very little or no on-course experience.
Level 2: Plays from 100-125 yards from the green.
Level 3: Plays from 150 yards from the green.
Level 4: Plays 9 holes from the Forward tees.
Level 5: Plays regulation 18 holes from the Forward tees.
LPGA and PGA Teaching Professionals provide instruction, evaluation and supervision at clinic events. We incorporate rules, etiquette, and terminology appropriate for the various levels. We conduct our events at different golf courses throughout the Tucson and southern Arizona area and we accept new members all year. Events are held once or twice a month on Saturdays throughout the year.
The Five E's of Girls Golf:
ENRICH girls' lives by expanding their minds and horizons.
EMPOWER girls with confidence and inspire to dream big.
ENGAGE girls with positive female role models and mentors.
ENERGIZE girls with passion for the game.
EXERCISE girls' minds and bodies by helping them unlock their full potential.
E-Leader Program: Is a volunteer and mentorship program for girls ages 13-18, looking to give back to help our local program. The girls sign up on-line at www.girlsgolf.org and will enter their volunteer hours (minimum 20 per year) there as well. The activities vary but a few include assisting during clinics with set-up/clean up and teaching, warming the girls up before we begin the event to keep them occupied, check in and registration, etc. The benefits are receiving a college recommendation letter, an opportunity to complete your school service hours, a special eLeader gift upon enrollment, opportunity of be included in a Leadership Academy and other national events, opportunity to be selected "eLeader of the Year" and earn additional grant funding for our local program.
It is our primary goal that every girl who comes in contact with our program will always feel important, appreciated, respectful, supported and safe. We hope to keep girls engaged in golf, instill confidence and inspire them to live active lives, provide social opportunities and friendships, and encourage family involvement.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Volunteer to assist at the events.
Cash contributions to fund equipment, events, instruction, program materials and scholarship assistance.
Contributions are tax deductible through The LPGA Girls Golf of Tucson, a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.