About The Program

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program is a developmental junior golf program for girls 7-17. It was formed to create a network for girls to learn to play golf, make friends, and sample competition in a positive and supportive learning environment. As the only national golf initiative for girls, the program provides the opportunity to develop skills, progress in golf and have fun while establishing life-long interest in the game of golf. The Austin chapter is run by The First Tee of Greater Austin. 

Kickoff Clinics

Clinics will be held at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus. The instruction will cover various golf skill activities including full swing, short game, the Rules of Golf, and how to prepare for on course competition. Each girl will need her own set of equipment and if necessary, The First Tee of Greater Austin can provide the golf equipment.

 Date       Location  
Tuesday, April 18 Harvey Penick Golf Campus
Thursday, April 20 Harvey Penick Golf Campus

Deadline to Register: April 11th

ON COURSE “PLAY ACTIVITIES”

Participation in the kick-off clinics is a pre-requisite for participation in our 2017 Play Day Activities. Play Day activities are very relaxed and fun. Girls are assigned a group and coach and typically go out on the course for 2 hours of fun or scramble play. Dates and courses are subject to change.

Each play day follows the same agenda:
✴ 4:30 pm – 4:50 pm: Check In
✴ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Play or Instruction
✴ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Pizza Party & Social

Thursday, May 4 Onion Creek Golf Club
Thursday, May 18 Lost Creek C.C.
Thursday, June 8 HPGC
Thursday, June 22 Flintrock Falls
Thursday, July 13 HPGC
Thursday, July 20 Great Hills C.C.
Thursday, Aug. 10 UT Golf Club
Thursday, Aug. 24 HPGC
Thursday, Sept. 14 HPGC
Thursday, Sept. 28 Barton Creek C.C.

In addition to the “regular” season, the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Austin will also be hosting a couple of other events:

  • Women’s Big 12 Golf Championship 
    • Sunday, April 23
    • Time: TBA
    • Venue: The Dominion in San Antonio
    • Notes: Join Jennifer in San Antonio to watch the Women’s Big 12 Golf Championship. The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf group will coordinate carpools to the event in San Antonio so the girls can watch and cheer on the UT Women’s Golf Team.
  • Texas Challenge
    • Wednesday, Aug. 2
    • Time: TBA
    • Venue: HPGC
    • Notes: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Austin will again host the Texas Challenge sponsored by the Women’s Texas Golf Association at HPGC. Teams of four girls will compete for the state title

Joining participants at the clinics will be members of the Executive Women’s Golf Association as well as members of the women’s golf teams from Concordia University and St. Edward’s University. These women, Tornados, and Hilltoppers will help “coach up” participants and are great role models for girls in the program.

We’re always looking for more coaches for the program

Volunteer coaches are vital to this program’s success. Each group of girls is paired with a coach during play sessions. Coaches help provide encouragement and basic golf tips. Coaching is a great opportunity to spend quality time doing something that both you and the girls enjoy. Come to one session, come to all and see for yourself the important role that coaches play.
To become a coach, please contact:
Derrick Elstob
Manager of Programs & Outreach at The First Tee of Greater Austin
delstob@firstteeaustin.org | 512-732-0380 x 204

We’d love to tell you more about the program in person, via email or over the phone. Questions can be directed at:
      Jennifer MacCurrach, PGA, LPGA

    Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Austin 

     LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Austin Site Director 

     jmaccurrach@firstteeaustin.org or 512.732.0380 x 206 

 

How to Join/Sign Up 

Registering for Girls Golf in Austin is easy as 1 – 2 – 3. There are three steps to register: 

STEP 1: National Sign Up

Click the box below to become a member of the national LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program. Each girl must be a member for the national program to partake locally – many benefits are tied to this membership too. This membership also helps the chapter earn grants to subsidize opportunities. 

STEP 2: Local Sign Up 

Click the box below to sign up for the Austin Chapter. The membership fee is $80 for one player and $40 for each additional sibling. This fee goes towards benefits the girls receive (pizza, t-shirt, etc.). You’ll receive emails from the Austin Site Director – Jennifer MacCurrach – to RSVP for individual events.

STEP 3: RSVP for events via email  

It is really important to notify Jennifer if you can or cannot make an event. We rely on RSVPs to know how many coaches we need and to make up the groups in advance.