The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Team would like to congratulate Debbie Williams-Hoak on receiving the 2018 Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award. Debbie is the Site Director and Lead Instructor for LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Greater Washtenaw County (GWA) and also assists the Detroit Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) with their LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Program.
The award will be presented to her on Thursday, January 25, during the T&CP Rolex Awards Reception at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
A live stream of the awards ceremony will be ON Facebook Live and can be accessed on the LPGA Facebook page. Please tune in from 4PM - 6PM to show Debbie your support!
The LPGA is Coming Back To Town!!
I am very excited announce that the nationally acclaimed LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program will be back again in Greater Washtenaw County. Brookside Golf Course in Saline will once again be the home for this great program. As Site Director and Lead Instructor, along with the Ann Arbor Women's Golf Association, the University of Michigan Women's Golf Club and Brookside Golf Course, we are honored to be involved in this initiative which strives to change the lives of young girls through the game of golf.
For 28 years, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf has inspired girls to dream big and empower them through the game of golf. More than 300,000 girls have discovered their swings through our program and we worked to change the face of the game by reaching 50,000 girls in 2017. All girls age 7-17 are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
The foundation of our program are the 5 E's. We strive to Empower, Engage, Exercise, Energize and Enrich the lives of our girls through the game of golf.
The 9 week program starts on Wednesday, June 2oth and runs every Wednesday from 1-3pm. Girls will receive golf instructions, play and enjoy all kinds of games, get out on the golf course, learn rules and etiquette and have a lot of fun! We will also have an opportunity to visit the LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor. Cost is only $50 for the summer!!
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Please pass the word to let the young golfers in your life know about the program. We are in need of girls sets of clubs, golf bags, and golf balls. We are also in need of donations to help fund and support our program. If you know of anyone willing to volunteer their time we are always in need of help during our sessions on Wednesdays.
Wish To Donate? Please make checks payable to: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of GWC Mail To: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of GWC c/o Debbie Williams-Hoak 6451 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd Saline, MI 48176
Brookside golf course 6451 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd saline, MI 48176
What People Are Saying
My friend and LPGA colleague Debbie Williams-Hoak has written one of the best, most comprehensive introductory books I have seen on getting started in this wonderful game we all love so much! Golf 101: Getting Started In The Great Game of Golf covers everything a new golfer needs to know and is a terrific resource for experienced golfers too. Thank you Debbie, for this really great book! I know it will be well received!
LPGA T&CP National President LPGA Master Professional PGA Honorary Director www.debvangellowgolf.com