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The First Tee of the Jersey Shore has a firm and important commitment to support girls and introduce them to the great game of golf. There are hundreds of women’s golf scholarships that go unused each year at the college level and many more lifetime opportunities that are available via the game. As one of the few sports that can be played for life, golf can also enrich lives and open doors for girls who want to play for fun, compete at the highest level, or to help advance their future careers.
We’ve made it a key focus of our mission to provide girls with the BEST chance to fall in love with the game by creating girl-friendly environments to help them learn and thrive!
We are an LPGA Girls Golf site and we offer classes with our wonderful Coach Michele Melia. Michele is an LPGA teaching professional with numerous coaching honors and recognition throughout the sport. We are so proud to have Michele on our team and can’t wait for you to meet her!
Girls Golf sites make learning the game fun, social, and less-intimidating for girls who are just starting out or want to play with other girls who share their interest in the game. We give girls positive female role models and mentors in the program and inspire them to lead healthy and active lives.
Why LPGA/USGA Girls Golf vs. Club junior programs?
Founded 25 years ago by a woman who dreamed of sharing her love for the game of golf with her two daughters, we’ve grown into a community of more than 60,000 girls across the globe who are learning and loving the game! Run in partnership between the LPGA Foundation and the United States Golf Association (the governing body in golf), LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) is a non-profit 501-c3 junior golf program with sites in more than 380 communities across the country.
Girls Golf sites provide girls with quality golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals or certified coaches from The First Tee. Not only are they experts in taking girls from beginner to advanced golfers, but they also specialize in creating experiences that show girls just how much fun golf really is!
Gir’ls Golf members learn more than just the game of golf. We help empower them with confidence and teach them valuable life skills. From Leadership skills to inspiring healthy living, we use the Five E’s of Girls Golf to Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, and Energize girls through the game of golf.
Source: The First Tee of Contra Costa/LPGA