First Tee — Upstate South Carolina ACE Level Participant Accepted into LPGA Foundation Tennessee Leadership Academy

First off, we want to say congratulations to Julia C, an ACE Level Participant here at First Tee — Upstate South Carolina. She was recently accepted into the LPGA Foundation Tennessee Leadership Academy. She will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, June 18th and 19th, and we wanted to celebrate her accomplishment and give some insight into what the academy has to offer. We also interviewed Julia and found out what she is looking to learn and what she is most excited for during this experience.

About the LPGA Leadership Academy

In 2015, the LPGA Foundation began a new and exciting journey, as they introduced a two-day LPGA Leadership Academy to keep teenage girls engaged in golf and prepare them for leadership opportunities. Group exercises, expert led discussions, journaling and interaction with female executives and mentors help girls discover their unique strengths and leadership style. They use the game of golf as a platform and learning tool to: 

         – Teach girls how to become better decision makers 

         – Overcome and let go of setbacks 

         – Take calculated risks and “Lean In” 

         – Develop skills to accomplish specific goals 

         – Play their own game and find their own voice 

Interview Session with Julia

Introduce yourself: Name, age, how long have you been playing golf! 

“My name is Julia and I am 16 years old. I have been playing golf for four years”

What are you the most excited for about this opportunity? 

“I am most excited to meet new girls who also love the game of golf and be part of a LPGA/USGA Girls Golf experience”

What are you hoping to learn/accomplish?

“I am hoping to learn more leadership skills and tips to improve my golf score”

What does this opportunity mean to you? 

“I am excited to travel and experience a national opportunity for the first time. I am very thankful to be included in this leadership academy”

We again want to say congratulations to Julia, wish her safe travels, and to have a ton of fun in Nashville!