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February 28th, 2023
Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour extends partnership with Notah Begay III Jr Golf National Championship to return All Girls National Championship to the Golf Channel
This continued partnership between NB3 JGNC and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour will provide a platform that has never been done before for women’s golf. Building on the success of the first all-girls PKBGT/NB3 Girls Golf National Championship televised on Golf Channel in December of 2022, the two junior golf leaders will bring more opportunities to young, aspiring female golfers to make their dreams become a reality.
In partnership with title sponsors Short Par 4 and the R1 Companies, the NB3 JGNC is entering its 4th year. A two-stage nationwide qualifying process for both boys and girls culminate in a 54-hole National Championship televised on a 2-hour show on Golf Channel for each gender.
“It has been an important initiative for our Series, but we could not be more excited to continue this unique partnership and all girl’s championship to the junior golf circuit,” said Notah Begay III, founder of the NB3 Foundation, four-time PGA TOUR winner and NBC Sports broadcaster.
The PKBGT has solidified themselves as the premier girl’s golf tour that actively increases participation and interest in girl’s golf throughout the country. Their mission is to provide a venue for aspiring collegiate golfers to help them develop, compete, and be recognized throughout affordable, top-level tournament competitions.
“The PKBGT is excited to extend our partnership with the NB3 series to grow more quality competitive golf opportunities for the girls” said Mike Parker, Tour Director of the PKBGT. “The Girls National Championship Series will expand the exposure and reach for girls across the country, and we are excited to host the second girls-only championship in November 2023!
The 2022 Girls National Championship Series featured just over 1,000 girls competing across 22 regional locations with 137 earning their spot to play at Koasati Pines for the PKBGT/NB3 Girls National Championship on the Golf Channel. Through the continued partnership, increased capacity for girls’ participation at the Regional Finals level nearly doubled and we aim to continue its growth moving forward.
What makes the series unique is there are no rankings, points, membership fees or requirements to register, players simply must have an interest in competing and can find a Local Qualifier near them to register. To find out more, visit www.jgnc.org.
Notah Begay III Jr Golf National Championship:
The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship is in its fourth year and aims to grow the game of golf by providing a platform for players to compete against the best juniors in the Country in a true, open qualifying series. The National Championship will be televised on Golf Channel in prime time that will be airing over 4 hours of broadcast time that has never been done before. These players will have a chance to be recognized on a platform like no other, increasing the chances to #getNOTAHced by college coaches around the country. The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship is open to boys and girls ages 10-18.
Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tour:
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, 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 focuses on developing tournament experience at the player’s pace. The 2023 season will feature over 130 tournaments across the country including over 2,500 girls, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only Tour in the country. Follow the PKBGT on social media @PKBGirlsTour (Twitter), facebook.com/girlsgolftour (Facebook), @pkbgirlstour (Instagram), or visit our website at www.pkbgt.org.
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