Sandy LaBauve

Nominate Your Girls Golf Site Director for the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award

Named after the founder of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire the lives of juniors through their passion and dedication to empowering girls through golf. LaBauve was an LPGA Teaching Professional in Phoenix, Ariz., and the mother of two daughters when she founded Girls Golf in 1989.

By planning, organizing, and implementing Girls Golf clinics, tournaments, field trips, social activities, and so much more, the women and men who run local Girls Golf programs across the country share their passion every day by providing girls with quality and memorable experiences that not only impact their lives but also help to shape their futures.  

Has your Girls Golf program director or instructor:

  • Gone above and beyond to positively impact your life, your child’s life, or the lives of Girls Golf members in your community?
  • Organized outstanding events that have energized girls about the game of golf?
  • Offered support, encouragement, and inspiration for their Girls Golf members to persevere both on and off the golf course?

"The LPGA – USGA Girls Golf program has afforded me a fantastic opportunity to stay a continuous learner and continue evolving and growing to keep the girls engaged always!" 
Charlaine Hirst, 2021 Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award Winner

Now, Girls Golf members, parents, and volunteers will have the opportunity to thank the amazing program directors, instructors, and coaches who have made a meaningful impact on their lives by nominating them for the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award.

Award Recipient Prize to be determined. 


Learn more about Girls Golf Founder Sandy LaBauve here>>


2021 Sandy LaBauve Spirit Winner & Girls Golf - Whispering Pines Site Director, Charlaine Hirst.

How to submit a nomination:

Complete the nomination form below, sharing how your Girls Golf Site Director, Co-Site Director, instructor, or coach embodies the Five E’s of Girls Golf and has positively impacted your life, your junior golfer’s life, and/or the lives of Girls Golf members in your community.

Share how the work they do with their Girls Golf program has helped to introduce more girls to this transformative game and left a positive impact on their community.

Click the Banner below or HERE to access the Nomination Form.

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The deadline for nominations is Friday October 15.

Application Process: 

Girls Golf program leaders who are nominated for the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award will be asked to complete a brief application, and submit a personal statement outlining the work they have done in their community through their LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program. They will be asked to share and provide examples of how they have empowered, engaged, enriched, energized, and exercised the lives of Girls Golf members. 

All applications will be reviewed by an internal committee.

The winner will be announced later this fall.