Neither my mother or father played golf growing up, but we lived on a golf course. For my 8th birthday I asked for golf lessons . . . and the rest is history. Thanks to the game of golf, I’ve learned that if you work hard, ANYTHING is possible. One of the most exciting aspects of leading the Girls Golf movement is sharing my love for the game of golf and inspiring little girls to dream BIG!
I picked up the game of golf in the 9th grade, which was in large part due to the fact that I had been grounded by my parents. My father said, “Your school’s girls golf coach told me they need a fourth player to be able to go to the State Championships. This is the one thing I will let you do if you want to get out of the house.” The next day, I went to a practice with the team, hit a few balls, and instantly fell in love with the game. Having supportive teammates who showed me the ropes and made learning the game fun was the key ingredient to keeping me hooked! I stuck with it and eventually earned a college golf scholarship. I even had the chance to travel the world while playing professionally on both the European and LPGA tours. Now I get to do what I love every day and grow the game for little girls across the country here at LPGA*USGA Girls Golf!
I was introduced to the game of golf completely by accident! When I was 10, our childhood friends invited my sister and I to play golf with them. To our surprise, they meant REAL golf and not putt-putt like we had envisioned. Despite our initial surprise, as soon as we made pure contact with the ball we were hooked on the game! Golf has given me so many gifts including amazing friendships and a strong work-ethic. Not only did I have the chance to play Division I golf in college, but golf has also helped lead me to a career that I love. I’m so honored to be a member of the Girls Golf team and am excited to come into work every day to help even more girls discover this amazing game!
I started playing golf when I was just 5 years old. My dad was trying to teach my older sister and says I was more interested than she was. I think it was in large part because of how much I loved collecting trophies! My love for golf (and trophies) led me to continuing to compete in college and even professionally for a few years. The game of golf has taught me many lessons: honesty, respect, confidence, sportsmanship, and leadership to name a few! As a Girls Golf alumnus, I am excited to be part of growing a game and program that have done so much for me. It is really exciting to get to give back and know the difference we are making.
I was introduced to golf at the age of seven when my dad took my family to the driving range to start lessons. I fell in love with the game after I won my very first golf tournament at the age of nine! As I got older, I wanted to continue playing but my high school didn't have a golf team. So I started one! Thanks to that experience, I had the chance to play collegiate golf while obtaining my MBA and have now made golf my career. I am a Girls Golf alumnus and have always wanted to get more girls into the game. Golf has allowed me to see new places, meet amazing people, and work some pretty awesome jobs! I was the first female head golf professional at the Cleveland Metroparks, and I want to make sure more girls continue to excel and overcome any obstacles thrown their way.
I started playing golf when I was about 8 years old. My parents were looking for a sport to play as a family during the summers, and we lived really close to a golf course. From then on, I spent the majority of my childhood on the golf course. Golf has helped teach me that going outside of your comfort zone and facing your fears goes a long way and can help you achieve anything you set your mind to. What excites me the most about Girls Golf is seeing the excitement in the eyes of the girls at Girls Golf events and having the chance to share my passion for the sport that I fell in love with.
I wouldn't call myself a golfer exactly. I started playing golf at 16 after seeing a poster for my high school's girls golf team. My friends and I thought it would be fun to try out. We never expected to make the team! Though I only played for those two years, I fondly look back on the day I decided to try something new. The experience opened so many doors for me outside of the game itself. The best part about working with Girls Golf is the chance to be a part of something that makes such a difference in so many lives.
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