Site: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix, AZ
Cori Matheson is the first Girls Golf alumna to win the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award, becoming a living embodiment of the Girls Golf motto #LittleGirlsBIGDreams. The job of Girls Golf Site Director isn’t one she takes lightly as it has been a dream job for her ever since she told her predecessor, Kathy Knadler, that she one day wanted to follow in her footsteps over twenty years ago.
“I love Girls Golf,” said Matheson. “It’s not a job, it’s a piece of me. It’s been a piece of me since I was 12, and it always will be. The fact that I am in a world where I not only get to be a mom, but I also get to be a mom to thousands of girls—that’s how I view my role. If I can be a mentor to them and if I can provide them a safe place, if I can build their confidence, if I can be there to work them through a hard situation, if I can be there to make them laugh. All those things you view a mom doing, that’s what I want to do.”
She believes in the power of Girls Golf so much that she p