Nationally recognized 2-person junior team event returns this July in Williamsburg, Virginia
(GREENSBORO, NC.) — In partnership with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Foundation and Sports Williamsburg, the Peggy Kirk Bell (PKB) Girls' Golf Tour is pleased to announce the 4th annual LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championships, to be held July 7-9 in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event returns to Colonial Williamsburg at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, one of Golf Magazine’s "Top 100 Resort Golf Courses in America."
"The Girls Golf Team Championships is a unique event bringing together girls from all over the country to experience on-course competition and camaraderie,” says PKB Girls' Golf Tour Director and Co-Founder Mike Parker. “We are thrilled to direct this event and continue to work with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf to give more girls the opportunity to develop, compete and be recognized."
The only national initiative of its kind, Girls Golf is administered through a partnership between The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation and the United States Golf Association (USGA), both non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.
During this three-day event, teams of two will play on the Green Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. The first round of the event will be a team choice scramble and the final rounds will conclude the tournament with four-ball stroke play. Players will represent a local chapter of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program from across the country as they compete in one of the three divisions, Championship, Futures or Discovery. Participants will be ages 9–17 with varying experience levels in competitive golf. New for the 2016 event, players in the Championship division will also compete in a nationally ranked stroke play event as part of the team event.
Sticking with the PKBGT motto of “more than just a golf tournament,” the girls will participate in multiple events off the course, including guest speakers for both parents and players, a putt-putt challenge, cook-out and pool party. These PKB Experiences will bring the players together to create lasting friendships with other participants from across the country.
With more than 300 Girls Golf programs in communities across the country, Girls Golf members receive golf instruction overseen by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals who are equipped to take participants from beginner to advanced players. Girls Golf programs also focus on inspiring girls to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lifestyles by incorporating the Five E’s of Girls Golf into their curriculum.
"LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is the only all-girls program of its kind. We’re the experts in making the game of golf fun, we teach more than just stance and swing; we teach girls valuable life skills like confidence and perseverance,” said Nancy Henderson, President of The LPGA Foundation.
“We are excited to partner with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf tour to bring this great event once again to Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg. Together we hope to ensure the future of the game by providing a “Girls Only Tour” experience to actively increase participation and interest in girl’s golf.”
To learn more about the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Team Championships and to register today, visit http://team.pkbgt.org.