Little girls. Big dreams.
The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program is designed to empower girls through the game of golf. By creating female-centric environments, girls can embrace being themselves, build their confidence and feel more comfortable learning and developing skills.
The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is proud to run five Girls Golf chapters throughout Southern California, with its newest addition recently launching in Orange County.
The OC community came together for its official kickoff party at Willowick GC in Santa Ana. The day included activities for everyone: arts and crafts, fitness obstacle courses, golf stations, minute-to-win-it games, food and drinks, facepainting and raffle prizes.
“It was an incredibly impressive event,” said Adam Hawk, whose kids are involved in the program. “I’m stoked to have my daughter involved and encourage anyone else with little ones to bring them out to the programming.”
SCGA Junior Assistant Director Jakeishya Le took the lead on the recent expansion into Orange County. A program alumna and OC native herself, she now oversees Player & Youth Development and Girls Golf programming in two communities: Riverside and Orange County.
“It meant a lot for me to see the golf course that I grew up at filled with young girls,” Jakeishya expressed. “It’s something that I never saw when I was little. To be able to share where I grew up playing and create a fun and safe environment for young girls is so special to me.”
Looking ahead, Jakeishya and the SCGA Junior team are excited to continue spreading the Girls Golf mission throughout Southern California, helping girls find their voice, become leaders and grow into the best versions of themselves.
Photos from the Orange County Kickoff Party can be viewed here.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can get involved with the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation and its Girls Golf programming, please reach out to Jennifer Seislove at firstname.lastname@example.org.