Golf News for Friday, May 16, 2014 | Growth Of The Game

LPGA Foundation announces new partnership with US Golf Camps

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The LPGA Foundation announced that they have partnered with US Golf Camps, a top-rated junior golf school located at the prestigious Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania.

US Golf Camps hosts junior golfers from all over the United States as well as 30 other countries. They will offer two scholarships to current LPGA-USGA Girls Golf members. In addition, a discount of $100/week to the camp will be available to all members.

The only initiative of its kind, Girls Golf is administered through a partnership between The LPGA Foundation and the USGA. Girls Golf has grown to over 280 sites across the United States with over 40,000 girls, ages 7-17, expected to participate in 2014.

According to Frank Mantua, US Golf Camps' Director of Golf & Master Kids Teacher, "We are pleased to partner with the LPGA Foundation to provide a unique opportunity for a couple of girls golf members. Our hope is that, together with the LPGA Foundation, we can expand the opportunities for girls in future years."

Kiernan Schindler, Director, LPGA Foundation, is excited about the partnership with US Golf Camps. "This is a great opportunity for our girls to attend a premier junior golf camp and hopefully encourage additional participation in our Girls Golf Program."

About US Golf Camps
US Golf Camps conduct the Ultimate Junior Golf Camp Experience for boys & girls from all over the U.S. as well as 30 other countries. They offer three distinct programs for all skill levels. Their 350 acre facility includes a private golf course and practice range available exclusively for campers. The staff features the best junior golf instructors in the country. Director of Golf, Frank Mantua, is a junior golf specialist and "Master Kids Teacher". Campers can attend for 1-8 weeks. Sessions begin June 15th with the final session set for the week of August 3rd. To receive your free "Ultimate Junior Golf Camp Experience" DVD, call 1-561-427-7044 or visit their website at: www.usgolfcamps.com.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women's golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

Media Contact:
Kiernan Schindler, Director, LPGA Foundation
Kiernan.Schindler@lpga.com; +1 386-274-6276

Tim Geddis, Director, US Golf Camps
tgeddis@usgolfcamps.com; +1 561-427-7044