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.
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.
|Thursday, April 12||Harvey Penick Golf Campus|
|Thursday, April 19||Harvey Penick Golf Campus|
Deadline to Register: April 5th
ON COURSE “PLAY ACTIVITIES”
Participation in the kick-off clinics is a pre-requisite for participation in our 2018 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:
- Thursday, May 3: Onion Creek Club
- Thursday, May 17: HPGC
- Thursday, June 7: HPGC
- Thursday, June 21: Flintrock Falls
- Thursday, July 12: HPGC
- Thursday, July 19: Great Hills C.C.
- Wednesday, July 25: Texas Women’s Golf Association State Event at HPGC
- Thursday, August 2: HPGC
- Thursday, August 16: UT Golf Club
- Thursday, September 13: HPGC
- Thursday, September 27: Barton Creek – Canyons
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.
We’d love to tell you more about the program in person, via email or over the phone. Questions can be directed at:
Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Austin
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Austin Site Director
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.