- 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 in partnership with
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.
2018 will be the 12th season of the Tour which has experienced unprecedented growth. Participation on the tour has grown to
over 700 members with our multi-day events regularly featuring between 60 to 90 girls.
The 2018 tour will again feature 9, 18, 36 & a 54-hole tournaments and is open to girls 9-18 with multiple series based on yardages. The
PKBGT Progression Pathway allows players to compete at yardage appropriate divisions as their skills progress.
In addition, 2018 will feature select Collegiate Series events 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 16 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.
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Emily Brooks
A PKBGT alumnus, Emily graduated from Elon University where she played Division 1 golf. She graduated with a BA in Media Arts and Entertainment with a minor in Business
Administration. During her time at Elon, Emily interned at The Golf Channel in Orlando, FL. After graduation, she pursued professional golf before joining the PKBGT. Emily is responsible for
developing, managing and promoting the "Let's Play Campaign" initiative to grow and develop PKBGT events, membership, alumni, corporate partnerships and fundraising activities.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Rebecca Kerry
Born and raised in Bend, Oregon she fell in love with the game of golf at 14. Rebecca then graduated from Saint Francis College (Brooklyn, NY) where she played Division 1 golf.
She graduated with a BS in Business Management and a Sports Management minor. She previously completed two Operations Internships with the AJGA and served as a Teaching Professional
in Beaverton, Oregon. She is currently working towards her LPGA Teaching Certification and is extremely excited to join the PKB team as a National Tournament Director!
TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATOR - 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.
CENTRAL FLORIDA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Julie Plumley
A LPGA Class A Professional, Julie competed for the University of South Carolina women's golf team from 1992-1996. After college, she competed on the LPGA Futures Tour
for a couple of years. She has served as the Tournament Coordinator at Grand Cypress Resort and an Assistant Professional at Interlachen Country Club. She is the mom of 2 beautiful and athletic
girls ages 5 and 10. She will lead the tournament operations in Central Florida.
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.