Where the Girls Are

Colorado will make golf history this summer when the world’s top 156 female amateurs (ages 18 years and younger) compete in the 2020 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Eisenhower Golf Club’s Blue Course in Colorado Springs. Taking place July 13-20, the tournament will mark the first time a military course has hosted a USGA Championship and that a junior golf organization—the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado— has served as host organization.

Don’t just attend this historic event. Participate in it! Stop by the JGAC booth at the Expo and become one of the 250 volunteers needed to handle marshaling, player registration, scoring, transportation and dozens of other responsibilities—including caddying. Volunteers will receive a complimentary uniform (including shirt, hat and pullover), a meal per shift and the opportunity to play the Robert Trent Jones-designed Blue Course during Volunteer Appreciation Day. 

If time doesn’t allow you to volunteer, find out how you can support it by becoming an event sponsor, or get involved with one of the “Year of the Woman” initiatives that accompanies the U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship. 

The JGAC—a partnership formed by the Colorado PGA and Colorado Golf Association—is leveraging this monumental occasion “to introduce more women, young and old, to the game through events leading up to the championship,” according to Colorado PGA Executive Director Eddie Ainsworth. 

At the JGAC booth, you’ll learn more about the calendar of fun events, which encourage participation, celebrate golf and spotlight women from different backgrounds who love the game. You can also learn about the groundbreaking Women’s Leadership Summit that will take place the day before the US Junior Girls’ Championship at the Air Force Academy. The luncheon event, which will feature a panel including PGA President Suzy Whaley, aims to empower the next generation of female leaders by providing the content, tools, mentoring and networking opportunities to support career advancement—and, appropriate to the occasion, make some history.

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