The mission of the LPGA is to be a recognized worldwide leader in the sport by providing professional women with the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the game of golf. But the organization does so much more. The LPGA provides the opportunity for ALL women and girls to follow their passion – professionals, amateurs and above all, the next generation.
During the 2022 edition of the LPGA #DriveOn Championship, a group of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members had a front row seat to see their heroes in action. On Friday, a few members of Girls Golf were treated to a Junior Reporter Experience, which included an interview with LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan.
They also walked the ropes with Girls Golf alumni and 2022 LPGA Tour rookies Sophia Schubert and Amanda Doherty.
Saturday, the final round of the event, featured a girls’ golf experience for 40 members from across Florida, including Central Florida, Miami and Fort Myers, as well as Fore Life Inc., a golfers’ organization Miami juniors. The girls were able to enjoy a full day of access behind the scenes, inside the ropes and up close experiences with their favorite players from the LPGA Tour.
As the players left the course, they were greeted by a line of smiling Girls Golf members waiting for autographs and photos. Several players took to social media to share what it meant to them.
“Nothing better than walking outside the score and a group of Girls Golf girls waiting with their flag ready to be signed.” – Isi Gabsa
“Going off the course to see all these Girls Golf fans makes everything interesting. Hopefully we’ll see some of them on the Tour in the future! –Gemma Dryburgh
“A lot of children came to support us during the weekend! Handmade joy flag. I was so happy.” – Nasa Hataoka
The Girls Golf experience at the LPGA #DriveOn Championship ended with VIP access to the awards ceremony and a chance to meet the latest first-time Rolex winner, Leona Maguire. The girls and their parents were amazed, admiring how amazing all the players on the LPGA Tour were for taking the time to inspire future golf stars.
As we continue the Drive On spirit through the 2022 season and beyond, one thing is certain: the future of gaming is bright.
Turns 32n/a year, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf is the only national program of its kind that specializes in providing a girl-friendly environment for juniors to learn and play golf. With more than 500 venues and 90,000 girls engaged in 2021, the LPGA is on a mission to engage more than 100,000 girls through Girls Golf by 2022, continuing the movement to change the face of golf. Learn more about www.girlsgolf.org