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Girl Scout Golf Troop Welcoming New Members


Golf Troop

Have you ever wanted to learn golf but found it was a bit expensive? Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to team up with the LPGA and Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City to introduce a new specialty GirlSports Girl Scout troop that makes golfing easily accessible to K-8 girls in southwest Kansas!

The new Girl Scout Golf Troop will be instructed and sponsored by PGA Head Golf Professional Cole Wasinger at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, with the help of the Garden City High School girls golf team and their coach, Walker Frey. With all equipment and supplies provided, K-8 girls are invited to simply enjoy learning the game of golf and have fun!

The troop starts Aug. 11 and continues through Oct. 22 at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, 5685 S. US Hwy 83 in Garden City. Girls in grades K-4 will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and girls in grades 5-8 will meet at the same time on Thursdays throughout the 12-week series. The cost is $40 per girl, but scholarships are available to any girl who needs it.

Plus, all girls who join the new Golf Troop automatically get an LPGA-USGA Girls Golf membership that includes a membership kit equipped with Girls Golf logoed accessories; free entry into all LPGA Tour, Symetra Tour and USGA Championships; scholarship opportunities through the LPGA Foundation; and access to National Girls Golf events, including the Girls Golf Academy.

According to the National Golf Foundation, more than 300,000 women joined the game in 2013, and of that number, 189,000 were under the age of 18. As Girls Golf continues to grow – along with local and national scholarship opportunities for girl golfers – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, the LPGA and Buffalo Dunes Golf Course are committed to making golf accessible to all girls, no matter their background or financial situation.

Last year alone, more than 40,000 young women experienced golf for the first time, through an LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program. Some of these young women also advance to play golf at both the collegiate and professional level; more than 40 members of the LPGA Tour or Symetra Tour started their golf journey at an LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program, including Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel, Vicky Hurst, Kathleen Ekey and Cheyenne Woods.

Through Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland’s Golf Troop, a partnership with LPGA Girls Golf and the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, girls will become better decision-makers, learn how to overcome setbacks, set goals and achieve them, take calculated risks, develop leadership skills, and thrive in an inclusive, team environment, guided by professionals.

For more information, contact Chandra Lay with Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland at (620) 276-7061 or email clay@gskh.org.