WHY SHOULD GIRLS PLAY GOLF?
Girls participating in sports, like golf, and are physically active*
- Have greater levels of self-esteem and self-image
- Associated with a lower prevalence of sexual risk-taking behaviors
- Are more satisfied with their weight (regardless of how much they weigh)
- Significantly less likely to have ever used illicit drugs
The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program is a developmental junior golf program to create a network for girls to play golf, build friendships, and compete in a supportive learning environment. Classes led by female coaches and role models, the programs are designed to empower and inspire girls on the golf course, in the classroom and as they pursue college and careers. The programs provide them with the confidence and skills to become tomorrow’s leaders. At The First Tee, we’re teaching more than the game of golf – through the program, girls are empowered and inspired to succeed in the game of life.
Who We Are
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf was founded in 1989 by Sandy LaBauve, an LPGA Teaching Professional and mother of two daughters. Since then, the program has grown to reach over 70,000 girls in over 415 communities across the United States with the partnership between the LPGA Foundation and the USGA.
To empower young girls through the game of golf.
To make sure every girl who comes in contact with our program will always feels
important, appreciated, respected, supported and safe.
❁ Keeping girls engaged in sports and increasing retention
❁ Instilling confidence and inspiring girls to live active lifestyles
❁ Providing social opportunities and lifelong friendships
❁ Encouraging family involvement
The Five E’s of Girls Golf
We EMPOWER girls with confidence and inspire them to dream BIG. Girls are taught to become competent and confident young golfers and women.
We ENRICH girls lives by expanding their minds and horizons. Girls Golf programs teach more than just stance and swing. Girls gain a deeper understanding of golf etiquette, history and science as they are connected with resources and education to help them reach their goals.
We ENGAGE girls with positive female role models and mentors from the LPGA and Symmetra Tours, as they expand their own horizons.
We ENERGIZE girls with passion for the game of golf. We strive to teach and retain young girls in the game by creating fun activities that catch their attention.
We EXERCISE girls’ minds and bodies helping them unlock their full potential. Girls Golf incorporates fitness and nutrition education into their programming and encourage girls to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
A First Tee Membership is NOT required to participate in the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program. Classes are held at The Lights at Indio on Mondays and The Golf Center at Palm Desert and Palm Valley Country Club on Thursdays.
Contact Sandy Lounsbury at 765-749-6606 for more information.