Drive, chip, putt
I have grown up in Girl Scouts, and it had always been my dream to do my Gold Award. I have always wanted to teach kids for my award. I was inspired by some of my own interests. I had wanted to join the golf team at Bellaire High School, but I lacked the talent to do so at the time.
I have been playing golf every summer since I was about 7 and my grandmother put me in golf camp. She is an avid golfer, and I am the only grandchild who took an interest in it. I had also read about how many college golf scholarships for women were not being taken. So I figured I could focus on the lack of interest in golf in young girls, more specifically middle school girls.
I found my partner organization, actually in The Buzz! I worked with The First Tee of Greater Houston and three middle schools – Pershing, Pin Oak and Lanier – to organize my golf clinic. In my clinic, I taught girls from the schools and First Tee the basics of golf: how to drive a ball, chip and putt.
In addition, I created a book of tips and tricks about how to teach young people to golf. I gave this book to Pershing, Lanier and Pin Oak to encourage them to create golf teams at their schools, so the girls could join golf teams in high school. I also hosted a golf drive, asking for clubs, bags and balls that I could give to schools. I collected over 25 sets of golf clubs and over 500 balls. I donated it to First Tee, Kipp Liberation College Preparatory Academy, Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy and Pershing Middle School.
Lastly, I created a website with information on golf scholarships for college and places that offer golf lessons. It will hopefully help some girls to find their passion of golf.
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