WESTMINISTER, CA –It was all smiles and laughter at the Hoover Golf Center for another memorable ClubsForeYouth® presentation. Brianna Green, Mariah Garcia, and Catherine Solano from Westminster High School were given a brand new set of golf clubs curtsey of The Metro Chapter of the SCPGA as well as support from Bloom Inc., The Henry Brunton Golf Academy and Titleist.
“There are girls that financially aren’t able to purchase clubs on their own, we’ve been able to scrap some together but they are a mix-match and this is just wonderful to have a set they can call their own,” said golf coach Peggy Bachelor.
This is the very first season for the girls golf team at Westminster golf team and for Brianna, Mariah and Catherine who just started playing golf three weeks ago, this is the start of a promising future.
Along with the clubs, ClubsForeYouth® awards the students with a So Cal Golf Pass to receive discounted range balls and rounds of golf at selected courses. Following the ceremony, the students were able to try out their new clubs on the putting green and the range at Hoover Golf Center.
SCPGA Foundation Director, Matt Gilson, organized and facilitated the afternoon and has personally attended each of the donation ceremonies since its inception in early 2017. The ClubsForeYouth® initiative is the SCPGA Foundations marquee program, which has made a powerful impact in the lives of the next generation of golfers. Early research indicated that many of the children playing in the high school level, specifically girls, have a difficult time accessing proper equipment needed to enjoy the game. Time and time again, recipients explain that they are using old, beat up equipment, or are stuck borrowing clubs from family members.