Greensboro, NC (February 15, 2019) — The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour (PKBGT) announced a new regional series for junior girl golfers in the Greater Philadelphia area.
The PKBGT Delaware Valley Regional Series, which will feature three yardage-based divisions, is aimed at providing junior girl golfers with a comfortable and competitive environment to compete and be recognized on the junior golf circuit.
The series will take place at area courses beginning in May and will consist of five, one-day events with a two-day series finale in September with support from Women Golfers Give Back, an organization of women golfers who wanted to “give back” to the community and promote the game of golf for girls who would not otherwise have the chance to play.
The introduction of the Delaware Valley Regional Series marks the fifth regional series offered by the PKBGT, an LPGA Foundation approved tour dedicated to creating on course opportunities for junior girls through girls-only golf tournaments.
“We are extremely excited to introduce girls-only events to the Delaware Valley as a complement to new national series events in Maryland and Delaware this year,” said PKBGT Tour Director Mike Parker. “We hope the series will not only provide a new opportunity for girls in the region but will increase participation and sustain the growth made by local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and the First Tee Chapters.”
The first event will be held Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at Linfield National Golf Club in Linfield, Pennsylvania (Tournament Page). Registration opens for all one-day events on March 1st for girls ages 9-18.
The point leaders of the six event series will be awarded and ranked through the PKBGT Storie Apparel Order of Merit.
To learn more about PKBGT Delaware Valley Regional Series, visit: www.pkbgt.org/delawarevalley.php
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a local girls’ golf tour in the Triad region of North Carolina, the tour began as a simple concept: create more effective competitive playing opportunities for girls. By utilizing innovative yardage-based divisions instead of the traditional age-based format, the tour focused on developing tournament experience at the players pace. The 2019 season will feature over 90 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast and with over 900 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.