The 2019-20 PKBGT National Series is nearing its conclusion, after a heated season of play. Of the twenty-six event season spanning across six states, only six tournaments remain. Bell National and Futures National Order of Merit champions will be determined in this short time frame. Though there is plenty of golf yet to be played in the current season, the 2021 tour looms just around the corner.
Today, the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour is excited to release the National Schedule for the Fall 2o2o and Winter 2021! The strongest fields on the tour will be welcomed back again at some of the best facilities the East Coast has to offer, and an exciting new stretch of inaugural fall events at facilities in regions previously not seen in the fall and winter season.
Teeing off in six states in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region, the fall and winter calendar features stops at some of the most decorated golf facilities, golf getaway destinations, host facilities of USGA sanctioned events, and Mrs. Bell’s duo of Southern Pines golf retreats. From the land of Disney to the land of our nation’s founders, here’s where next season begins!
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Beginning in the Peach State, the nation’s largest girls-only tour has a duo of events to start the season. The PKBGT returns to Stone Mountain Resort on September 12-13, 2020 for the first event of the year. Three weeks later, the PKBGT takes over the Cateechee Golf Club situated in the scenic foothills of north Georgia. Known locally as “pure golf in a nature park”, Cateechee is an Audubon Signature Course and was named a “Four Star” destination by Golf Digest. Get ready to test your game on this Scottish style golf experience on October 3-4, 2020.
The Imperial Girls Classic, which was postponed in April due to the pandemic shutdown, will be contested October 10-11, 2020 at Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, South Carolina. New events in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Carolinas regions will follow in October/November before the start of the Invitational season. December will bring the a return trip to the Landing Course at River Landing December 12-13, 2020 and a new Southeast event the same weekend.
2020 PKBGT Peggy Kirk Bell Junior (Dec. 28-29)
Before the ball drops on 2020, the PKBGT will close out the year with a return trip to Pine Needles Lodge & GC, the home course of the late Peggy Kirk Bell, our tour matriarch. Pine Needles has hosted 3 U.S. Women’s Open and set to host a 4th in two years. This Championship venue is a great way to end the year on a bright spot, including a great holiday tradition staying at the Lodge and experience all the charm of classic Pinehurst on and off the course.
Where’s My Invite?
Several PKBGT Invitational events return in the 2020-21 season, headlined by the 2020 PKBGT Invitational (Nov. 7-9). Bermuda Run Country Club plays host to the tour’s premier event for the third consecutive year. Bermuda Run is fresh off of hosting the best of the Carolina’s for the 94th Carolina’s Women’s Amateur won by PKBGT alumnus Anna Morgan. Next Sunday we will highlight the fall/winter Invitational events, which players have already qualified, and how you can still play your way in to these exclusive events!
What’s Coming Next?
Don’t fret, the 2021 PKBGT schedule is not without the hits! The PKBGT trek through the university courses across the East Coast resumes in February 2021. Planned events at player favorites University of Georgia Golf Course, the Walker Course at Clemson University, UNC Finley Golf Course and Furman University GC complete the annual early-spring run of Division 1 caliber challenge. The late winter/spring 2021 national schedule will release early this Fall.
Get a head start on the competition
Oh, the places you’ll go! Now that you know where we’ll be headed at the start of the next PKBGT season, it’s time to get cracking on preparation for the new season! There’s no better time than now to begin mapping out your 2020-21 tournament route and considering which events you want to compete in.
Another year on the PKBGT is set to be the biggest one yet! We are proud to serve as the nation’s largest girls-only tour and we’re constantly expanding. If you know someone who would benefit from the challenge of all-girls competition on the course and quality friendships off the course, send them our way so they can take part in the 2020-21 season!
Fall ’20 & Winter ’21 Official National Events
|September 12-13||Stone Mountain Resort Classic||Stone Mountain GC||Stone Mountain, GA|
|October 3-4||Cateechee Girls Classic||Cateechee GC||Hartwell, GA|
|October 10-11||Imperial Girls Classic||Green Valley CC||Greenville, SC|
|October 17-18||Mid-Atlantic National Event||TBA|
|October 24-25||Southeast National Event||TBA|
|Oct. 31-Nov. 1||REGIONAL INVITATIONAL||TBA|
|November 7-9||PKBGT INVITATIONAL||Bermuda Run CC||Bermuda Run, NC|
|November 14-15||Carolinas National Event||TBA|
|November 21-22||REGIONAL TOC & DISCOVERY
|Palmetto Dunes Resort||Hilton Head Island, SC|
|December 5-6||NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF
|Forest Creek CC||Pinehurst, NC|
|December 12-13||River Landing Classic||River Landing GC||Wallace, NC|
|December 12-13||Southeast National Event||TBA|
|December 28-29||Peggy Kirk Bell Junior||Pine Needles Golf & Lodge||Southern Pines, NC|
|January 2-3, 2021||Disney Resort Classic||Walt Disney Resort (Palms)||Orlando, FL|
|January 9-10, 2021||Kiawah Resort Classic||Kiawah Resort (Oak Point)||Kiawah Island, SC|
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a local girls’ golf tour and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program 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 focuses on developing tournament experiences at the players pace. In 2020, the PKBGT will feature over 1,000 members and operate over 110 tournaments in 10 states across the East Coast. PKBGT championship events rank as some of the top 100 ranked girls’ events in country. Learn more about the PKBGT at pkbgt.org.