UNCG women's golf lending a hand with local youth clinics
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG's women's golf program will be taking part in a series of youth clinics throughout the 2010-11 academic year in conjunction with the Triad Youth Golf Foundation.
The Girls Only Living FORE Fun (G.O.L.F.F.) program is part of the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf of Greensboro and Triad Youth Golf Foundation. Designed to provide a more social, fun introduction into golf, the G.O.L.F.F. program combines social activities, fun games, and golf clinics to enrich girls' lives.
Site director, Kathleen Strandberg, runs both Winston Salem and Greensboro chapters of the G.O.L.F.F. program. A former North Carolina State student-athlete of the Women's Golf program, Strandberg brings passion and expertise to teach young girls through the Triad Youth Golf Foundation.
The Spartans worked with 14 young female golfers at the first clinic Aug. 28 and will be assisting with several clinics throughout the season. UNCG student-athletes demonstrated all areas of the game including irons, driving and putting during the free clinic.
"It is exciting to see young girls start at such a young age," said UNCG coach Emily Marron. "I think it is important to have young golfers see where the game of golf can take them, and inspire them to one day play in college. We would love to continue our involvement in the program on a routine basis."
UNCG opens the 2010-11 season this weekend at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C. The tournament will begin on Sunday, Sept. 12, and run through Tuesday, Sept. 14.
For more information about getting involved in the G.O.L.F.F. program or other girls' golf opportunities, please contact Kathleen Strandberg at 336-373-4630 or email her at email@example.com.
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