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Omaha Chosen as LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Site

Omaha has been selected as a site for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, a nationwide not-for-profit developmental golf program that encourages girls ages 7-17 to learn to play golf, build friendships, and sample competition in a supportive and positive learning environment. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Omaha is one of over 200 sites located around the United States.

 


 

Jerry Teeter, founder and owner of Teeter Auto Transport, Inc. will serve as site director for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Omaha. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Omaha is a part of the national LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program, which is the largest developmental golf program in the nation exclusively for girls. It is organized and implemented through a partnership between the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Omaha expects to have
more than 100 girls participating in the program by 2012

Girls Golf of Omaha will be hosted at Indian Creek Golf Course in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Indian Creek Golf Course is one of Southeast Nebraska’s most prestigious public golf courses and has a high commitment to excellence. The program will be taught by Nebraska’s only LPGA Class “A” Golf Professional, Sue Wieger. Sue has been a golf professional for 16 years and currently owns and operates Sue Wieger Golf Academy (SWGA). Patrick Kilbride, PGA Golf Professional at Indian Creek, will be assisting Sue with instruction, planning the club events, and is part of the executive team. He is a decorated class ‘A’ instructor and was awarded Golf Professional of the Year in 2005 by the Iowa Golf Association. In addition, Mimi Ramsbottom, Elkhorn High School Girls Golf coach, will be helping with instruction and is also part of the executive team at LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Omaha.

“We are excited that the LPGA-USGA has chosen us to further their mission in bringing more girls into the game of golf” said Teeter. “We have the best instructors in the area and this program will become a key catalyst in helping girls advance on to competitive golf.”

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf was originally established in Phoenix in 1989 by LPGA T&CP member Sand LaBauve and became a national initiative of the LPGA in 1994. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is a program of the LPGA Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and the USGA.

For more information, please contact Jerry Teeter at 402-880-4101 or visit www.girlsgolfomaha.com.

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