Highlights from Girls and Boys Golf Day
Kids Golf and Fitness Academy, US Kids Golf Greenville Tour, and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Upstate at Greer, SC combined efforts to offer a free fun introduction into golf. This event took place on September 28, at Greer Country Club. The event included a 9-hole professional putting obstacle course and prizes. Participation included 25 local girls and boys, with ages ranging from 3-14. Participants had the opportunity to be hands on during the event as they kept their own scorecard, and wrote their name and score on the scoreboard.
Kids Golf and Fitness Academy offers golf and golf-specific fitness events for boys and girls ages 3-14. Each of their events are conducted in a fun and positive environment. This program is a great way to introduce your son and/or daughter into the game of golf, in a fun, positive, and encouraging environment with other kids. The program is owned and taught by BrookeLin Powers, a LPGA Teaching and Club Professional and Titleist Performance Institute Certified Junior Golf Coach. She also teaches individual and group golf lessons.
US Kids Golf Greenville Tour offers tournaments for boys and girls ages 5-14 with parent/grandparent caddies. When the tour began in 2013 there were about 40 tour players, now in 2016 it has grown to over 350 tour players. Tour players have the opportunity to qualify for State, Regional, World and Teen World Championships Worldwide. Participants have the opportunity to play age appropriate yardages and make friendships with other junior golfers and their families. This year the Greenville Tour has had events at: Greer Country Club, Village Greens, Carolina Springs, Cherokee National, Thornblade, River Falls, Bright’s Creek, Cherokee Valley, Falcon’s Lair, Highland Walk, Rumbling Bald Resort, Preserve at Verdae, Green Valley, Connestee Falls and Furman. The tour is currently halfway through their fall tour, and will host special events throughout the winter. In 2017, the Spring Tour will return in the early spring, with special events throughout the year, and a Fall Tour.
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Upstate at Greer is a new program beginning in 2017 for all girls ages 5-16. The year-long program will have three levels: beginning/new to golf, tournament prep, and tournament players. The program will include golf instruction, golf skill practice, fitness, crafts, and themed events. This program is a great way to introduce your daughter into the game of golf, in a fun and encouraging environment with other girls. The Site Director is BrookeLin Powers, a LPGA Teaching and Club Professional and Titleist Performance Institute Certified Junior Golf Coach.