About Us - Our Philosophy 2

Our Philosophy — Research

Why Girls Only Golf?

Research and Findings

  • Participating in sports/golf is crucial for helping girls develop positive self-esteem and confidence.

  • More than 40% of girls drop out of sports all together by the age 14.

  • Participation in sports is linked to:
    • Better physical health
    • Better grades in school
    • Lower dropout rate
    • Better emotional/psychological health

  • Career Boost:
    Sports help girls develop leadership skills, self-reliance, and self-discipline. It also enhances girls’ ability to function as part of a team.

  • Junior golf programs that offer girls-only programming experience a 50% higher retention rate than those who do not.

  • 82% of female executives played either high school or college sports.

  • Top reasons girls cited for leaving sports:
    • Programming models not fun
    • Slow cost/benefit
    • Time constraints
    • Too much pressure
    • Negative experiences

  • Top reasons girls cited for joining sports:
    • Fun
    • Friendship
    • To do something they’re good at

The Women’s Sports Foundation Report: Her Life Depends On It: Sport, Physical Activity and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls, pages 34 - 42

Gillard, A. and Witt, P. (2008). Recruitment and Retention in Youth Programs. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 177 – 188.