When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of opportunities for female junior golfers in my area. My golf journey began after my parents heard about First Tee of Miami offering free clinics for girls. As I went through the ages and stages of the program, I was granted the opportunity to give back at the place that helped me fall in love with the game. Some of my favorite moments were getting to mentor the younger female golfers in our program. I got to take everything that I had learned and help them in their own journeys – and learn more about myself from them along the way. Golfers love to give back, and I thought it was important to share my story to inspire female high school golfers to do the same.
When I was in high school, our course officially started an LPGA*USGA Girls Golf site. We had just a handful of girls at the start; today, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Miami now has over 200 girls falling in love with the game. A few years after I graduated, Girls Golf introduced the eLeader program. Established in 2016, the eLeader program is a national volunteer and mentorship opportunity for LPGA*USGA Girls Golf advocates, ages 13 – 18, who are looking for ways to give back to help their local program. I wish the program was around when I was younger! The eLeaders at this site (and those around the country) have helped to put on so many incredible events such as “Bring A Friend Day,” carnival and mermaid themed Girls Golf Camps, an LPGA Founders photoshoot, camping trips at Disney World, and more.
In my career now at the LPGA, I get to see the difference that these leaders make every day. As a Girls Golf eLeader, in addition to making a difference in your community, you’ll build professional and leadership skills that will help you prepare for life beyond high school. Enrolling as an eLeader is the perfect way to earn volunteer service hours and gain experience in teaching, marketing, event/tournament management, communication,
technology, and more. Not to mention, your service as a Girls Golf eLeader makes a great addition to your resume and college application. You will meet great people who could even be mentors for you! Becoming an eLeader is easy and it will be an unforgettable experience. Get started today by visiting https://www.girlsgolf.org/get-involved/eleader