DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8, 2019 – The LPGA Foundation announced today that Briggs Ranch Golf Club a Dormie Network club, has partnered with LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and The First Tee of Greater San Antonio to host Girls Golf Play Day on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Dormie Network, a national network of private destination golf clubs, joined the LPGA family in June this year as an Official Marketing Partner with the goal of helping the LPGA in its efforts to grow the game. This is the second LPGA*USGA Girls Golf event the network is hosting this year.
The no-cost event offers instruction on the fundamentals of golf in a fun and safe environment with a focus on the 5 E’s of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf: Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, and Energize. Open to girls aged 6 to 17 with an interest in golf, the event features activities such as putting games, driving range, chipping, creating a pumpkin station and a Birdie Ball shark.
“This partnership with Dormie Network could not have arrived at a better time – we are on the verge of a fruitful growth of the program throughout the city,” said Patrick Kisomanga, Site Director for LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of San Antonio. “Excitement is brewing, and we cannot wait to put on a great day for the girls at an exceptional facility like Briggs Ranch Golf Club.”
Through this event and others, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of San Antonio has a goal of creating a safe space for young women to come together and encourage each other, not only in golf but in everyday activities. They are focused on messaging related to mentorship, peer-to-peer networking, creating lasting friendships, and teaching the girls that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.
“Getting women involved in golf is an industry priority, and that starts with introducing young girls to the game,” said Briggs Ranch General Manager Derrick Dixon. “Hosting the clinic at Briggs Ranch is an easy way for us to give back to the San Antonio community, while exposing even more players to the private club experience.”
Alumnae connections run deep at LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of San Antonio. Former members Grace Kerr and Isabela Santellan will be volunteering at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club event as station leaders. The First Tee of Greater San Antonio’s Site Coordinator Johany Rivera was also a member of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf for seven years and credits the program for bridging connections, providing networking opportunities, and creating a space where she could build lifelong friendships. She went on to play golf at St. Edwards University on a full-ride scholarship and currently serves as the graduate assistant coach at St. Mary’s University. Along with her coaching responsibilities, Rivera serves as Girls Golf Coordinator for The First Tee of Greater San Antonio, putting on all clinics and events.
Families can register for the event at https://www.thefirstteesanantonio.org/programs/lpgausga-girls-golf/.
About LPGA*USGA Girls Golf
Run in partnership by The LPGA Foundation and the United States Golf Association, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) is a non-profit 501-c3 junior golf program with sites in more than 500 communities across the country. Girls Golf sites provide girls with quality golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals who provide a supportive girl-friendly environment for young women to learn and enjoy the game. Girls Golf reaches more than 80,000 young women annually through traditional junior golf programs and outreach efforts, empowering them with confidence and valuable life skills (including leadership and healthy living) through the Five E’s of Girls Golf.
About Briggs Ranch and Dormie Network
Briggs Ranch Golf Club, the #19 Golf Course in Texas as named by Golf Digest, is a 260-acre Tom Fazio design just a short drive from downtown San Antonio. Briggs Ranch belongs to Dormie Network, a national network of private destination golf clubs. Dormie Network membership includes access to and full member privileges at every club: ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Nebraska; Dormie Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina; Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, Virginia; Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana; Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; and Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. Each offers a premier golf experience in a relaxing and accommodating environment ideal for business or leisure. Learn more at DormieNetwork.com.