The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, located in the heart of downtown Columbia, is now a recognized LPGA USGA Girls Golf Program Site. 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. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf prepares juniors for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game and provides a solid foundation for girls who want to play for fun with friends and family, to compete at the high school, college, and/or local, state and national levels or to learn for future career purposes, both inside and outside of the golf industry.
Girls Golf programs 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. The trademarked “Five E’s of Girls Golf” include: Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise and Energize.
The Clyburn Golf Center, already home to The First Tee of Columbia, is proud to extend its junior golf programming and join more than 270 communities across the United States who host such programs. The LPGA-USGA Girls golf now reaches 30,000 girls through the game of golf each year.
Stay tuned for more Girls Golf information for 2019.