Smashing Girls is an innovative golf program designed to give girls without access to golf, aged 11-16 the opportunity to learn golf, meet successful women mentors and learn critical interpersonal skills.
How many of you wish you had the opportunity to learn to play golf when you were younger? The Smashing Girls program partners with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Girls Inc. in order to target girls who can benefit from the program. These girls are then paired with mentors from the Smashing program where they can learn about life, careers and maybe even golf too!
The girls receive 5 professional golf lessons and then play 2 rounds of 9 holes with their mentors and finish with their mentors taking them to one Smashing Nines event in the summer.
I want them to realize that they don’t need to be perfect to be successful. That you can miss a shot, shank it or duff it and still be a successful professional woman. Smashing Girls participants will gain skills and knowledge to help them have a positive approach to life’s challenges and opportunities. The girls will build confidence, strong interpersonal skills, resilience and the tools and strategies to set personal goals for school and life.
Our first year was a tremendous success for the girls and the mentors and I look forward to expanding the program.