On January 19-21, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour will hold the 2nd Annual Linville Cup Team Challenge and Leadership Retreat at Mid Pines Inn and GC in Southern Pines, NC. A celebration of last year’s success on the PKBGT Regional Series, the Linville Cup is “more than just a golf tournament”. With strong emphasis on building strength and leadership both on and off the course, mentorship plays a major role in the weekend’s events
The Cup splits players into four regionally based teams, each led by two coaches who are ex-collegiate golfers as well as women in business leaders. The coaches serve as mentors to share their experiences and advice with the girls.
This year’s event features the return of two coaches who compete on the LPGA and Symetra Tour. PKBGT Alumni Katherine Perry (Cary, NC | PKBGT Class of 2010) and Allison Emrey (Charlotte, NC | PKBGT Class of 2011) serve as Linville Cup coaches for the second year in a row.
Katherine Perry Hamski (Team North Carolina – East)
Perry, a 9-Time PKBGT Champion and member of the inaugural PKB class, will serve as a coach for Team North Carolina East. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill and competed for the Tar Heels Women’s Golf Team from 2010-2014. Now competing regularly on the LPGA and LPGA Symetra Professional Tours, her best finish came at the 2018 LPGA Cambia Portland Classic with a T14 finish.
Allison Emrey (Team North Carolina – West)
Emrey, who will serve as a coach for Team North Carolina West, is a 3-Time PKBGT Champion who attended Wake Forest University and was a member of the Demon Deacon Women’s Golf Team from 2011-2015. She competes regularly on the LPGA and LPGA Symetra Professional Tours. Her best finish to date came at the 2017 Symetra Tour’s IOA Golf Classic with a fifth place finish.
Both players serve as ambassadors for the PKBGT, promoting the tour in the professional ranks and making regular appearances at PKBGT events. With both players returning to coach the 2019 Linville Cup, current PKBGT members have the opportunity to interact with and learn from alumni who were once in the very same shoes and worked to achieve the ultimate goal of playing professional golf.
About the PKBGT
The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is an initiative of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation aimed at increasing learning and playing opportunities for youth golfers. Based out of Greensboro, North Carolina, the PKBGT offers affordable, high-quality nationally ranked girls’ golf tournaments designed to prepare junior girls’ golfers for high school and collegiate golf. The PKBGT is the nation’s largest “girls’ only” junior tour with over 700 members in 2018 and 800+ girls having played, playing in or committed to playing collegiate golf. Learn more about the tour at pkbgt.org or by contacting Tour Director Mike Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-347-8537.