Here are the organizations that sponsor us at GNGG! We thank you so much for your support! Our sponsors include The New Jersey State Golf Association, The New Jersey Professional Golf Association, The Women’s Golf Association of New Jersey, The EWGA of Northern New Jersey, Galloping Hill Golf Course and Salesforce.
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How It All Began
The LPGA (Ladies’ Professional Golf Association) started the program in 1989 to introduce girls 7-17 years old to the game of golf. The LPGA and USGA partner to offer grant funds to sites around the country on an annual basis. Greater Newark Girls Golf (GNGG) is a program of Renaissance Junior Golf, Inc. Our local partner is Union County who supports the program through in-kind contributions. All adults except for the PGA professionals are volunteers.
Dr. Beverly Harrison, founder and Site Director for LPGA*USGA Greater Newark Girls Golf, was introduced to golf in college. She is a retired labor attorney, who for 36 years served as a direct report to the presidents of three distinctly different State University of New York colleges.
She works as an arbitrator and mediator when she is not golfing and she is active in several professional organizations. The United States Golf Association appointed her to their Regional Affairs Committee. Her duties include, but are not limited to, the promotion of junior golf programs throughout the metropolitan region.
Our girls receive instruction on golf equipment as well as rules & etiquette of the game. We split our girls into groups so the girls get quality time with the golf professionals and plenty of time on the practice range, putting green and the golf course.
The Speaker's Program introduces the girls to mentors in all aspects of the golf industry.