She Swings She Scores Program Launch

Alberta Golf (Calgary) – Alberta Golf is excited to announce the launch of She Swings She Scores, a program designed to introduce girls aged 6-12 to the sport of golf. She Swings She Scores focuses on girls currently participating in hockey by encouraging them to switch their hockey sticks for golf clubs at local hockey tournaments and community events. The goal of the program is to bring golf directly to girls and provide opportunities for players and teammates to learn the sport together in a fun, safe and developmental environment.

“Our goal over the next four years is to spark an interest in girls to try golf, bringing more of this key demographic into a game for life,” explains Matt Rollins, Executive Director/CEO at Alberta Golf.

Alberta Golf will set up an onsite hitting station and kiosk at hockey tournaments, where girls can try using golf clubs, enter in contests and get free swag. In addition to introducing the girls to golf, the program will educate parents and coaches about the Learn to Golf Field Trip Program.

“This initiative is a model for collaboration and partnership across provincial sport organizations in support of underrepresented and marginalized group’s participation in sport opportunities,” says Aaron Lavorato, Sport Consultant at Alberta Sport Connection. Support for the sport program is provided by Sport Canada and Alberta Sport Connection.

The first She Swings She Scores event will take place at The Olds Sport Complex in Olds on January 15th, 2016. For more information, visit our website or contact angela@albertagolf.org

Seen above is the inflatable hitting room that will travel to girls hockey tournaments across Alberta.

Learn to Golf Field Trip Program

The Learn to Golf Field Trip Program will be hosted at various Alberta Golf member golf courses, featuring four instructional sessions (equipment provided) with a PGA of Alberta Professional. Each session will involve an hour of introductory basics to golf, as well as lunch, snacks, golf swag and transportation to and from the golf course. The purpose of the field trips is to instill a positive golf experience for girls and a greater awareness of the next steps to become involved in the sport of golf.

The PGA of Canada will also be introducing a Community Golf Coach training workshop that is designed for individuals who work with children and youth to introduce the basic skills of golf. The training workshop will help prepare individuals to run the She Swings She Score and Learn to Golf Field Trips.

If you are interested in hosting a Learn to Golf Field Trip at your facility please contact angela@albertagolf.org