Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to help you navigate our organization. Hope they help!


What is The LPGA*USGA Greater Newark Girls Golf?

Renaissance Junior Golf, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization and the parent organization of LPGA*USGA Greater Newark Girls Golf in partnership with Union County conducts programs at Galloping Hill Learning Center. Participants are taught by LPGA/PGA

instructors to learn the basics in rules, etiquette, full swing, short game, and putting. The girls are instructed in both golf and Life Skills that will benefit them off and on the course.  Our teaching staff is comprised of paid LPGA professionals and volunteer coaches and parent liaisons.  The girls are introduced to the game in a setting designed specifically for instruction.  The Learning Center has 52 stalls, 20 of which are covered and heated, 46,00 square feet of putting and chipping areas, practice bunkers and a 9-hole practice course. On course instruction on the 9-hole course is available for advanced players as well as a Pitch and Putt league at AshBrook Golf Course in June, July, and August.  Participation is based on assessment and the number of participants.



How do we join and what are the requirements for joining?

  • Girls 7-17 are eligible to participate. 
  • Download the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf app from their app store
  • Sign up on the app (must be a guardian, volunteer over 18)
  • Complete the Profile Page on the app and add child information. 
  • Select your site (Greater Newark Girls Golf {GNGG})- from the Search Sites button
  • Make your site, (GNGG) the Home Site. . . And that's it!

We will accept girls younger if they are mature enough to understand safety measures and follow rules and instructions.


I designated the wrong Girls Golf Site. How do I correct and designate Greater Newark as my home site?

Go to the Girls Golf App.  Log in and go to “Search Sites”. Select Greater Newark by clicking on the checkmark and home Icon (Mark as Home Site) until they both turn pink. This will switch the registration to Greater Newark.



What kind of benefits are included?

  • Greater Newark has the best junior to coach ratio of all the junior programs in the area.
  • We feature a Speaker/Mentor program
  • Clubs are provided if needed
  • Pitch and Putt instruction
  • On course instruction based on skill level
  • We make golf FUN


How long is the membership good for?

One year.  You must register on app every year and sign up for our clinic annually.



What do clinics cost?


LPGA national requires us to offer 10 clinic sessions per year.  Greater Newark offers 18 clinics which covers the cost of the ten mandatory clinic sessions plus a bonus of two Wednesday clinics and 6 sessions of the Pitch and Putt League. 18 clinic sessions in total.  This provides for  any closures due to inclement weather. There are no makeup sessions.



Do we need clubs?

We have clubs. If your junior enjoys the sport you may wish to purchase clubs at a later date. If your junior has clubs, you should bring them.  All clubs should be labeled.

What should we bring to the clinics?

Water, jacket in case needed.  Always ensure dress according to weather.

What is the Pitch and Putt League?

Chipping, pitching, and putting is the most important part of the game, and the best thing is that everyone can do it.  70% of your score is decided by how good you are with your short game shots! Juniors receive instruction from our LPGA professional. The clinic operates on alternate Sundays in June, July, and August at AshBrook Golf Course.



Do you provide refreshments?

No. We do not provide drinks, junior must bring their own.

Are restrooms available?


What is the dress code?

  • Girls must follow LPGA-USGA Girls Golf code of ethics. Blue jeans are not allowed Skorts/pants/shorts/golf attire is appropriate
  • No sandals, or open shoes. Sneakers and/or golf shoes are best.
  • See the girls pictured at girlsgolf.org and dress appropriately
  • It is recommended that hair be tied up or in a ponytail.


What about rain dates or inclement weather?

The 18 clinic sessions provide for any cancellations due to inclement weather. 

Who notifies us of cancellations?

In the case of inclement weather

1. See the app under messages.

2. Learning Center contact number: 908-241-8380.