Saturday, September 23 beginning 9:30 AM at Papago Golf Course
Cori Matheson and crew appeared on Sonoran Living to promote the upcoming Girls Golf Day.
Check out the video, and be sure to register Cori ASAP.
Girls Golf Day will tee off Saturday, September 23 with a full day of golf-related special activities and tournament at Papago Golf Course. In celebration of City of Phoenix’s official proclamation of September 23 as “Girls Golf Day,” the event is open to all girls age 5 or older (and families) for free from 9:30 AM to sunset.
“We are experiencing growth that hasn’t been seen in 11 years,” said Cori Matheson, Director of Girls Golf Phoenix. “We truly are changing the face of the game. With support from the LPGA, we encourage girls to dream big on, and off, the golf course.”
Surrounded by a festival atmosphere, complimentary attractions include group lessons, golf clinics, giveaways, games and special deals on merchandise and food.
Sara Brown – Arizona native, “The Big Break” participant and former Golf Channel contributor – will talk about her life in the game alongside a panel made up of representatives from Women with Drive and other local women’s golf leaders. The First Tee of Phoenix, local golf professionals, and instructors from Vision54, also will host a golf clinic.
Schedule of Events
9:30 AM: Check-in
10 AM: “These Girls Rock!” golf clinic presented by The First Tee of Phoenix will be hosted by local golf professionals, and Vision54 instructors, which was founded by renowned local instructors Pia Nelson and Lynn Marriot.
11:30 PM: Forum featuring women who embody girl power including Arizona native, Big Break participant and former Golf Channel contributor – Sara Brown. She will tell her story as well as interview the members of the panel such as representatives of Women with Drive and other local women’s golf leaders. Everyone is welcome to chat with and learn from the “Girls Power” panel as well as mingle with vendors and sponsors.
12 PM: Tee times begin for the golf tournament, which is open to all Girls Golf of Phoenix members ages 3 – 18. Registration deadline is 9/18. Must be a member of Girls Golf of Phoenix to play in the tournament. Membership fee is $40 annually, and all tournaments are subject to entrance fees of $10-$30 per event. This is the only cost associated with Girls Golf Day. To learn more, become a member and register to play, contact Cori Matheson.
ALL DAY: The day will be sprinkled with vendor and sponsor support from local groups, Studio 8 EE, The First Tee, Arizona Golf Association, Arizona Women’s Golf Association, Sports Medical Specialists, food trucks and MORE.
“Growing the game of is more than just getting the girls on course,” said Matheson. “It is about engaging them, empowering them and energizing them to make golf part of their core, so they golf for a lifetime. Then we are truly change the face of the game.”
About Girls Golf of Phoenix
LPGA*USGA Girls Golf has been rooted in the Phoenix area for nearly 30 years, paving the way for girls development while engaging them in the game. There are now more than 380 Girls Golf sites nationwide, and the Phoenix chapter continues to be the largest, most active and most innovative with more than 220 active members. Every year, Cori Matheson plans and hosts more than 25 tournaments, workshops, clinics and other activities for girls ages 3-18. With help from local partners, contributors and supporting associations, Girls Golf of Phoenix serves over 600 girls annually. Girls Golf of Phoenix’s goal is to Empower, Engage, Enrich and Energize Girls through year-round golf programming in a fun, safe, competitive and athletic environment. Girls Golf of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona funded primarily on local Phoenix-based grants. For more information, visit www.GirlsGolfOfPhoenix.org.