If you know a girl ages 7-17 that plays golf or is interested in learning to play, my LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Club of St. Louis – West County is a great way for them to get into the game. I started the club last year (2011) after having run one in Chicago in the mid 90′s. The program was started in the 80′s as part of the LPGA Foundation and in recent years joined with the USGA.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf provides an opportunity for girls, ages 7 to 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 challenges of today’s world with confidence.
The club is all about fun and learning in a non-competitive environment, yet there are plenty of opportunities for competition for girls with more experience. We have a variety of outings scheduled this year including instruction on all parts of the game as well as on course play. Most of our outings take place at the Family Golf & Learning Center in Kirkwood and the Big Bend Golf Center in Valley Park. To sign up or volunteer please visit: www.stlouiswomensgolfacademy.com
Congrats to Allie Sigman 2011 club member who applied for and received a grant to attend the LPGA – USGA Girls Golf Club Academy at Kiawah Island!!!!