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Posted on August 28, 2014

A PGM students instructs children to chip a golf ball. The Professional Golf Management (PGM) program offers a variety of golf programs for girls. All sessions meet in the PGM Student Teaching and Research Academy in Gallagher Hall. PGM faculty and students provide instruction.

All programs are free, but e-mail registration is required.

Golf and Life Skills, for girls ages 8-10

4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 25-Nov. 6

Funded by a grant from the Women’s Sports Foundation and incorporating the WSF’s GoGirlGo! curriculum, this award-winning program touches on topics such as peer pressure to smoke and drink, bullying, stress, nutrition and positive self-image. The program is especially valuable for students who aren’t physically active or struggle with self-confidence. Previous participants are not eligible to return.

Parents/guardians are asked to register girls only if they can commit to attending at least five of the seven sessions. Registration closes Sept. 19.

Mother-Daughter Golf Days, for girls ages 7-14 and their moms

9 a.m.- noon Saturday, Sept. 27, and/or 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18

Girls and their moms learn the basics of putting, chipping and the full swing. Sessions close with fun games and a few holes of “simulated” golf. Girls and their moms may register for one or both sessions. Registration closes two days before each event.

Father-Daughter Golf Days, for girls ages 7-14 and their dads

1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, and/or 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 18

Girls and their dads learn the basics of putting, chipping and the full swing. Sessions close with fun games and a few holes of “simulated” golf. Girls and their dads may register for one or both sessions. Registration closes two days before each event.

Girls Only Golf Day, for girls ages 8-12

4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, and/or 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12

In small groups, girls learn or review the basics of putting, chipping and the full swing, along with fun games. Registration closes two days before each event.

Register by e-mail for any of these events.

Program funding

These girls golf programs have been funded by a grant from the Women’s Sports Foundation, with additional sponsorship for Girls Golf Days coming from the LPGA Foundation.

About the Professional Golf Management program at Cal U

The PGM program at Cal U is a concentration within the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. The PGM program prepares students for careers as coaches, teaching professionals, head golf professionals or tournament organizers within the golf industry, and for jobs with major golf equipment and apparel companies. Learn more

A child hits a golf ball off of a practice mat. A PGM instructor guides a child to putt. A PGM student helps a child swing a golf club.