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NEWS & Happenings:

​Finish the year strong!

Yes, you can still get involved for 2016!!! 

2016 Membership is still open for girls 3-17 - - Cost has been reduced to $26 for the rest of the year. Current Membership will cover entry for January - December 2016. 

Tournaments left for 2016:

Haunted Golf - Friday, Oct 28th at Palo Verde!!


Thanksgiving Team - Saturday, November 19th at Ken McDonald 


The Golden Tees - Wednesday, December 28th - Studio Movie Grill {5-7pm}


​Also see schedule page for FREE These Girls Rock Clinic Dates/Information! 

See you soon!!! 


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Wow! The 2016 LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Day was a HUGE Success!

Saturday, September 3rd at Papago Golf Course the community, girls and families gathered to celebrate Girls Golf in a day long extravaganza unlike any other day in the history of Girls Golf. The City of Phoenix helped us in declaring it an official city day!

About 95 girls {ages 5-17} assembled for a FREE morning "These Girls Rock! Clinic" that was hosted by LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Partners: The First Tee of Phoenix, Vision 54's Coach, Kristine Reese, and Kay Cornelius. This elite crew of instructors led the girls through a fun workshop engaging them with a lesson centered on Confidence and Empowerment! They ended with goodies from the Girls Golf national team and Donuts from Rainbow Donuts {7th Street Location}.


After the clinic, the real celebration took place and Studio 8 Event Entertainment kept the crowd hyped and girls entertained during this fun social time. The agenda included a vendor expo, press gathering and we all welcomed a special guest.

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There were 20 partners/supporters of the Girls Golf of Phoenix bordering our social area that offered discounts on product, special deals, promo and chat time to build brand awareness and golf community support. 2016 Vendors included: PING Golf, LPGA Founders Cup, Train Your Aim, The First Tee of Phoenix, VISION54, Golf for Cause, 2GG Apparel, Junior Golf Association of Arizona, Arizona Women's Golf Association, Caddy Snax, Ivivva Scottsdale Fashion Square, Arizona Sports Clinic, Just4Golf, Origami Owl by Heather Barclay, Feed My Starving Children, Girls Rule Foundation, Southwest PGA, Topgolf, Get Out Golf and Arizona Golf Association. "I am so grateful to have support from these partners, and the community to help make this day even bigger and better than 2015" says Cori Matheson, Director of Girls Golf of Phoenix.


Our special VIP guest for the day, Hannah O'Sullivan, visited with the crowd. O'Sullivan is the 3rd ranked armature golfer in the world and number ONE in the US! She lives here in AZ and offers a young, vibrant and mature take on making golf fun and dreaming BIG! She was able to chat with us all and present the official City of Phoenix Proclamation for a photo opportunity.


During the day attendees were also offered a huge merchandise sale and asked to participate in Raffle/Silent Auctions making for an excellent fundraising day for this busy non-profit. Some partners/sponsors could not be present for the day but were able to donate towards these fundraising opportunities. These partners/sponsors include: The Phoenix Thunderbirds, Talking Stick Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, Wildfire Golf Club, Vans Golf Shop, Biion Footwear, Daphne's Headcovers, Girls Golf, Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Peoria Eye Care and Taylor Jordan Apparel.  


The days activates concluded with an afternoon tournament for members of The Girls Golf of Phoenix. 85 Girls hit the links in the BIGGEST individual stroke play tournament round in the history of Girls Golf. Girls ages 3-17 played a challenging course and didn't let the 104+ heat stop them! Champion and low round winner, Kyla Wilde {age 13}, dominated the course with a two over par round of 74 {5800 yds.}. The tournament girls were fed by local food truck, Burgers Amore and awarded special prizes donated by Just4Golf.  


At sunset, the day concluded – a big breath and sigh from the crew at Papago Golf Couse, the 20+ amazing volunteers, the parents and girls. We cleaned up, packed up to conclude the busiest, biggest and BEST day for the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix.


"Thank you Papago Golf Course, OB Sports and The City of Phoenix for helping host this special day. Thank you to the vendors, sponsors and supporters of Girls Golf to support and grow the game! AND THANK YOU to the volunteers that allowed this day to succeed! I am so thankful and overwhelmed with gratitude from another successful Girls Golf Day!" – Cori Matheson, Director, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix.


More information about year-round programing and events with the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix is available online at


Girls Golf of Phoenix is a program of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and is a 501c3 Non-Profit funded independently on local fundraising, sponsorships and grants.


Saturday, September 3rd - 2016 Girls Golf Day!




It was a SUMMER OF FUN! 
Thank you for a fun SUMMER - Happy Back to School :)

See the SCHEDULE for more details and rsvp opportunity.​

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 3rd - 2016 Girls Golf Day!



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THE LPGA JTBC Founders Cup HUGE Success!!

Phoenix hosted the 2016 LPGA JTBC Founders Cup and we benifited greatly! Girls Golf of Phoenix members were invited to participate in clinics, workshops, blog reporting, press gratherings, media day, inside-the-ropes, PRO AM PLAYERS, green/tee girls, the awards ceremony and MUCH MUCH more! It is one of our favorite weeks here in Phoenix and we are so gratful to participate and represent the Girls Golf Family. Thank you Girls Golf, USGA and LPGA for these opportunities! 




January 2016

2016 Membership {new & renewal is now available}

STEP ONE - Sign up with Girls Golf of PHOENIX = $20 {LINK: PHOENIX MEMBERSHIP}

STEP TWO - Sign up with Girls Golf National = $16 {LINK: National LPGA GIRLS GOLF}

*STEP TWO is only required or girls ages 5+



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The Golden Tees, 12/5/15

 December 2015

The first ever, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Golden Tee awards party and red carpet celebration was a huge success.

With over 140 members, sponsors, volunteers and supporters of Girls Golf in attendacen, it was truly a fun night to celebrate and cheer on our awesome program.

Thank you for all that were able to attend!


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Empower Award: Ashley Menne - Winner

Katie Stinchcomb, nominee & Alyzzah Vakasiuola, nominee

Energize Award: Bailee Tayles - Winner

MaryBeth Doss, nominee & Katie Stinchcomb, nominee

Rookie of the Year {2}: Madalyn Gubernick - Winner & Ellie Crowson - Winner

Kyla Layman, nominee - Jillian Kash, nominee - Joya Kash, nominee & Chloe Tarkany, nominee

Engage Award: Hannah McGraw - Winner

Kaitlynn Criswell, nominee & Julia Herzberg, nominee

Director Appreciation: Heather Barclay - Winner

Prisha Khemka, nominee & Kendall Hayward, nominee

Best Playing Partner: Carrie Doss - Winner

Morgan Churchill, nominee & Kyla Wilde, nominee

Character Award {2}: Mika Miyata - Winner & Annie Dawson - Winner

Audrey Wilson, nominee - Tatum Partridge, nominee - Kalysta Kuebler, nominee & Kalyn Doss, nominee

Give Back Award​: Suzy O’Hara, AWGA - Winner

Tina Barrett, The First Tee, nominee - Russ Ortiz, 2nd Guy Golf, nominee & The LPGA Founders Cup team, nominee

Gratitude Award: Brad Bennison - Winner

Danny Vakasiuola, nominee - Margaret Warren, nominee & Peggy Briggs, nominee



Biggest day in Girls Golf Phoenix History!

September 2015

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A huge THANK YOU to all involved in the 2015 Girls Golf Day

on Saturday, September 5th at Papago Golf Course.


Girls Golf Day, a record breaking day for The Girls Golf of Phoenix, had a STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM THE CITY OF PHOENIX! It was Official!!!! Mayor Stanton has offered a proclamation to declare this day a city recognized GIRLS GOLF DAY on Saturday, September 5th, 2015!

The Day was a huge success!!! Girls Golf of Phoenix was able to engage 120+ girls with a FREE morning clinic with The First Tee of Phoenix and Vision 54, welcome 15 sponsor/vendors with expo tables, enrich the program with 35+ sponsors/contributors, have FOUR globally recognized LPGA celebrities in attendance {Blair O'Neal, Cheyenne Woods, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott}, empower 78 tournament players AND rock the course with our BIGGEST and most AWESOME day in Girls Golf of Phoenix History. From here, it just keeps getting better and better!

A big thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and attendees! Can't wait to do it all again.

- Cori



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2015 Founders Cup was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

A Week to Remember…

By: Cori Alberdi, Director - LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of PhoenixJTBC Founders Cup_LOGO_RGB.jpg


The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix is coming off an extremely busy & exciting week at the LPGA JTBC Founders Cup. As you may have heard, The Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriot at Desert Ridge was home of the 2015 JTBC Founders Cup on March 19-22. It was the first LPGA Tour event of 2015 on American soil & has a purse of 1.5 million for the ladies. This event is like no other & offered a family friendly platform to possibly meet professional players, watch amazing golf & spark golf excitement in all of us!


Because our Phoenix chapter is an awesome, strong & founding chapter of the Girls Golf national program, we were offered many opportunities to participate in some of the happenings.


The week kicked off with an awesome Girls Golf Kick off DISCO PARTY! We had a photo booth, bean bag toss, glow golf, disco dancing, hula-hoop contests & tons of fun!!! Several LPGA players were on hand to join in the fun including: Beatriz Recari, Sandra Gal, Marissa Steen & Cheyenne Woods.

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On Wednesday, March 18th, Local Phoenix girls got to rock the Media Stage with the LPGA Tour Girls Golf Ambassadors: Tiffany Joh, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome & Lizette Salas. Even a few local girls were selected as “lookalikes”! After the press conference, a few girls got to walk on course with Pro-Am groups as special inside the ropes honorary observers. The week was off to a wonderful start. {Media Day Press Coverage:}


The Tournament rounds began on Thursday, March 19th. Tour Player, Sandra Gal, has a new initiative this year – “A Walk with Sandra” – and she was able to have two Phoenix girls with her on Thursday & Friday rounds. That was a special experience that our members will remember forever.


On Saturday, March 21st, a few of LPGA’s Hall of Famers played 9 holes on course & two phoenix girls had some fun with Pat Bradley, Betsy King, Nancy Lopez & Pat Sheehan. What an amazing group & treat for these girls to spend time with such legends! They all had so much fun! We also had an afternoon “First Swing” clinic with The Girls Scouts of America for girls that have never golfed. We had 120 girls in attendance & were happy to grow the game to new players.


The week concluded with final round festivities that included a Girls Golf Ice Cream Social, 24 Green/Tee Girls inside the ropes, a walk down 18 with the Lead players, Awards Ceremony & SO much fun for all involved.


During all of this, our Girls Golf Jr. Course Reporters rocked EVERY aspect of the week! These Girls, Ashley Menne & Katie Stinchcomb, left a professional impression on the players & all tournaments staff. Great Job Girls!!!! Link to Blog/Stories/Photos:


Most of the LPGA players this week say the having so much involvement with Girls Golf is the BEST PART of the JTBC Founders Cup. final - Winner.jpg


Congratulations to HJ Kim for her victory!!!

Thank you to all the LPGA Players, LPGA Staff, JW Marriot Staff, Wildfire Golf Course, The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, our amazing Volunteers – But most of all – Thank You to the AWESOME members & Families of the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix that make this event a week to remember!!!


Photos, updates & stories from Girls Golf of Phoenix:

National LPGA*USGA Girls Golf photos & more: or

Girls Golf Jr. Course Reporters Blog:

LPGA TOUR Facebook:

USGA Cover Story:

Link to Sandra Gal web & photos:

Event results, photos, stories & more from JTBC Founders Cup:

Girls Golf of Phoenix & Girls Golf Instagram: &




July 2, 2014

Are you new to The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program?

If so, we have TONS of year round Phoenix opportunities for local girlies!

Take a look around & let us know if you have any questions... 

Contact Cori Alberdi @ 602.944.6168 or email her at if you have any other questions!




Local participant making national waves....

April 7, 2014

Congratulations Ashley Menne for your 3rd place finish at the National Drive Chip & Putt Finals!

Photos include Ashley being presented with her third place trophy for the Girls 12-13 division of the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday April 6, 2014.

Stats can be viewed at:

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2014 Founders Cup was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

+$25,000 DONATION & More.....


Congratulations to Karrie Webb {2014 Founders Cup Champion} & THANK YOU for all your support of Girls Golf!

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"Webb finished her round more than an hour and a half ahead of the final group, leaving her awhile to sit and watch the rest of the players try to make a run at tying her. But no one could catch Webb. And she capped off the special day by donating $50,000 of her $225,000 winner’s check - $25,000 to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and $25,000 to “The Founders” film, which is a documentary that is being shot about the 13 Founders."


Ceck out the Girls Golf of Phoenix facebook page for more pictures of the tournamnet week and photos of some lucky girls with the Professionals.


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