Who We Are

Who We Are

We're not your typical junior golf program!

Founded in 1989 by a woman who dreamed of sharing her love for the game of golf with her two daughters, we've grown into a community of more than 90,000 girls across the globe who are learning and loving the game! Run in partnership between the LPGA Foundation and the USGA (United States Golf Association), LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) is a non-profit 501-c3 junior golf program with sites in more than 500 communities across the country.

Girls Golf sites provide girls with quality golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals or certified coaches from The First Tee. Not only are they experts in taking girls from beginner to advanced golfers, but they also specialize in creating experiences that show girls just how much fun golf really is!

What could be better than that? Well, Girls Golf members learn more than just the game of golf. We help empower them with confidence and teach them valuable life skills. From Leadership skills to inspiring healthy living, we use the Five E's of Girls Golf to Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, and Energize girls through the game of golf.

 Find out for yourself how we're changing the face of the game.

Find a program near you to join the movement!


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Our mission is to empower young girls through the game of golf

Our Values

It's our goal that every girl who comes in contact with our program will always feel Important, Appreciated, Respected, Supported, and Safe.

Whether they are with us for a season, a day, or even just an hour, her experience with our program will stay with her for life.

Our Goals

  • 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




"I truly value the time that I spent with my LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program. The opportunity to meet other players gave me the drive to become a better golfer. The program made me realize that, if I worked hard enough, I could achieve my dream and play collegiate golf."

Girls Golf Alumna


"Before joining our local program, my daughter felt very alone and did not want to participate in group activities. Now she not only attends all lessons, but she also asks to go practice with her friends in the off-season!"



"The clinics, mini-tournaments, and trips to LPGA tournaments were a blast! I encourage every girl who wants to play golf to join this program. You will walk away with great memories and new friends!"

Girls Golf Member


"Golf Teaches amazing life skills like time management, dedication, and perseverance. One of our former members is a prime example of how practicing in this program has taught her all of the aforementioned. She's gone on to college on a golf scholarship but continues to return every year to volunteer with our program. She is a wonderful mentor and role model to our current members."

Kathy Knadler
Former Program Director
Girls Golf of Phoenix