- To ensure the future of the game by providing a "Girls Only Tour" that will actively increase participation and interest in girl's golf
- To provide a venue for aspiring collegiate golfers in the Carolina's and beyond to develop, compete and be recognized
- To provide affordable, top-level tournament competition and development
The PKBGT is an initiative of the non-profit Triad Youth Golf Foundation. The Foundation will
provide financial and logistical support to the Tour and work with community and regional leaders to promote girls golf in the Carolina's. The mission
of T.Y.G.F. is to provide cost-conscious access to golf with a specific focus on girl's golf development through the
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs of Greensboro & Winston-Salem.
2016 will be the 10th season of the Tour which has experienced unprecedented growth in its first eight seasons.
Participation on the tour has grown to over 450 members with our multi-day events regularly featuring between 60 to 90 girls.
The 2016 Tour will again feature 18, 36 & a 54-hole tournaments and is open to girls 12-18 with multiple series based on yardages,
the elite Bell Division (divided into the elite Bell Series and the collegiate-prep Prep Series) and the high school developmental Futures Division.
In addition, 2016 will feature the return of the Collegiate Series for 19 - 25 year olds looking for some competition during the summer months.
A players tour ranking will be tracked by the PKBGT Performance Index.
In addition, each tour series will feature an Order of Merit Standings LIst which will gauge each player's standing in their given series.
Players will have the opportunity to earn rankings points and tournament exemptions including:
(Click Here to learn which tournaments are eligible)
The PKB Girls' Golf Tour offers over 50 tournaments yearly and include 9, 18, 36 and 54 hole events. Events offer different levels of play for juniors ages 9 - 22.
The Peggy Kirk Bell Tour staff is a collection of golf professionals who enjoy helping junior golfers move their game to the next level. We will assist the girls to achieve their aspirations and goals.
TOUR DIRECTOR / CO-FOUNDER - Mike Parker
As PKBGT Tour Director since the inception of the tour, Mike brings over 15 years tournament
operation experience and is responsible for the Tour's policies, operation, development, marketing, and web site. Mike is the Executive Director of
the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, the tours operator, and directed tournaments outside PKBGT including the Precision Golf Junior Championships
and as a Tournament Director for the U.S. Kid's World Championships.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Jessica Neese
A PKBGT alumnus, Jessica graduated from High Point University where she played Division I golf. Prior to joining the tour, she worked for Precision Golf School in Greensboro, NC where
she served as the Programs Director for the Precision Junior Development Program, where she directed multiple leagues and tournaments. Jessica brings great knowledge of the junior golf landscape and
a passion to help girls grow in the process she herself experienced. Jessica is responsible for tournament direction, social media and player services.
TOURNAMENT ASSISTANT - Shelby Osiecki
A PKBGT alumnus, Shelby graduated from Queens Univeristy of Charlotte where she played Division soccer. Shelby grew up in New Bern, North Carolina where she played both golf and
soccer growing up. She graduated with a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Sport Communication. Shelby is responsible for tournament preparation, operations and logistics.
TOUR FOUNDER - Robert Linville
A Carolina's Teacher of the Year and Two-time Division III National Coach of the Year, Robert brings
over 30 years of professional golf experience to the Tour. As Founder and the Director of Instruction for Robert
Linville's Precision Golf School & the Co-Founder of the Triad Youth Golf Foundation, Robert continues
to be a leader in junior golf development in the Carolina's.
TYGF PRESIDENT - Chris Haarlow
Class A PGA Instructor Chris Haarlow is the President of TYGF, the non-profit foundation he and Robert founded in 1999.
Chris also is the Director Instructor and Director of Junior Programming for Precision Golf School. In recognition of his
work with the Award Winning Precision Golf Junior Academy, Chris was named a Top-50 MASTER Kids Teacher in America by
US Kids Golf Inc. in its inaugural class.