FREE GOLF PROGRAM TEES UP FOR GIRLS AGES 8-10

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Posted on January 30, 2014

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Girl ages 8-10 can register now for a free 12-week golf program presented by volunteer students, faculty and staff from Cal U’s professional golf management (PGM) program.

The educational program for girls promotes physical activity and empowerment. Activities focus on golf, but also include strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and yoga, along with educational material from the Women’s Sports Foundation’s GoGirlGo! curriculum.

Participants meet Mondays during the spring semester.

  • Feb. 10-April 21 — 4-5:30 p.m. (No meeting on March 17) at the PGM indoor golf facility in Gallagher Hall
  • April 28 and May 6 — 4-6:30 p.m. at a local golf facility

Who should register

All girls ages 8-10 are welcome to participate in this welcoming, unintimidating and empowering experience. The free program may be especially beneficial for girls who have not been physically active, who struggle with self-confidence or who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Participation is limited to 20 girls. Because the program builds from week to week, parents/guardians should register girls only if they can commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 sessions.

Register now

Participants must register in advance for the free golf program. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.

For registration materials and more information, contact the program’s director, Dr. Vanessa MacKinnon, at mackinnon@calu.edu or at 724-938-6031.

Programming support

This free program is presented on a voluntary basis by students, faculty and staff from the professional golf management program at Cal U. Financial and programming support is provided by The Hershey Company and the Women’s Sports Foundation.