EUGENE, Ore.- The University of Oregon women's golf team will work in conjunction with the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Day slated for Sunday, June 3. The event, for girls ages 7-17, is free of charge and is scheduled to run between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (PT) at the Laurelwood Golf Club.
"It is a great way to get young girls interested and exposed to the game of golf," UO women's golf coach Ria Scott said. "We are really excited to have our team take part in such an important event."
Participating youth will go through a multitude of fun activities and games to improve their golf skills, knowledge, physical balance and mental focus. The program teaches the rules of golf and how to play, while stressing life lessons that will make them more confident and empowered individuals.
More about LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf was founded in Arizona in 1989 in Phoenix, Ariz., by LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Sandy LaBauve, with strong encouragement and backing from Kerry Graham, who was serving as the national LPGA T&CP president during that time. It started as a clinic for Girl Scouts and when the clinics ended, the girls wanted to continue to play, so the "Junior Girls Golf Club" was born. Beginning with 10 programs around the country, it now is in more than 230 communities in the United States.