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OUR MISSION



  • 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


TOUR OVERVIEW



The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour (PKBGT) is an initiative of the non-profit foundation Girls Golf of America, formerly the 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. Our mission is to create more effective, competitive playing opportunities for girls through the PKBGT Progression Pathway

The PKBGT, by utilizing innovative, yardage-based divisions instead of  the traditional, age-based format, the tour focused on developing tournament experience at the player's pace.  As the only LPGA Foundation Approved Tour, and working in partnership with LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, we aim to grow this mission across the country to ensure no junior girl golfer has to play in a boys tournament with a girls field.

PKBGT Alumni currently compete at the highest levels, including current LPGA Tour players Katherine Perry Hamski, Jennifer Chang, Lauren Coughlin and Allison Emrey. Additionally, over 25 alumna are competing on the LPGA Symetra Tour, the proving ground for those looking to make the LPGA. In the first 14 years of the tour, over 1,400 PKBGT members have gone on to play women's collegaite golf. Through our RecruitPKB initiative, the PKBGT strives to create exposure and help girls find the right fit for their collegaite experience.

2021-22 will be the 16th season of the Tour which has experienced unprecedented growth. Participation on the tour has grown to over 1,200 members with our multi-day events regularly featuring between 60 to 90 girls.  The tour is divided into three paths, national, regional & the new national championship track.  The overall schedule will feature 9, 18, 36 & a 54-hole tournaments and are open to girls 9-18 with multiple divisions based on yardage. The PKBGT Progression Pathway allows players to compete at yardage appropriate divisions as their skills progress.

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)

PKBGT Rankings Partnerships


TOUR DIVISIONS



The PKB Girls' Golf Tour offers over 110 tournaments annually and include 9, 18, 36 and 54 hole events. Events offer different levels of play for juniors ages 9 - 19.

Click Here to Learn About the Different Series & Which is Right For You





TOUR STAFF



PKBGT Staff

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.

Mike Parker

GIRLS GOLF OF AMERICA EXECUTIVE DIRETCOR / PKBGT TOUR DIRECTOR - Mike Parker
 

As a Co-Founder and Tour Director since the inception of the PKBGT, Mike brings over 20+ years tournament operation experience. Mike serves as the Executive Director of Girls Golf of America foundation, operator of the PKBGT, and is responsbile for all aspects of the operation and development of the PKBGT.

Kevin Hamski

ASSOCIATE TOUR DIRECTOR - Kevin Hamski
 

Kevin is a native of Jefferson, Ohio and a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Campbell University. With over twenty years of experience in all facets of the golf industry including time spent as a General Manager, Head Golf Professional and caddie on the LPGA Tour, Kevin is excited to join the PKBGT!

Ellen Lavoie

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Ellen Lavoie
 

LPGA Member Ellen grew up in Indiana and played collegiately at DePauw University while earning her BA in Communication. She has been a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division for 25 years and served as an LPGA/USGA Site Director, teaching professional, UNCG Women’s Golf Coach and Senior Program Director at First Tee Central Carolina. Ellen is happy to be back with the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour as she assisted in PKBGT tournaments in its infancy from 2007-2009.

Erika Hallmark

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR / REGIONAL SERIES MANAGER - Erika Hallmark
 

Erika is a native of Clovis, California, and a graduate of Methodist University, where she received her degree in Business Administration with a PGA Golf Management concentration. A member of the Methodist Women’s Golf & PGM Program, Erika spent her PGA internships as an assistant golf professional at Silverado Resort & Spa, Raintree CC, and Charlotte CC. Hallmark interned previously with the Middle Atlantic PGA Section and serves as Vice President of the nonprofit organization Parent Advocates 4 Youth Sports.

Jeff Stewart

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR - Jeff Stewart
 

Jeff grew up in Cary, North Carolina and is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio where he received his degree in Marketing and minored in Sport Management. For three years, he interned with Miami's Athletic Communications, Marketing, & Broadcasting department assisting with event promotion and operation for Miami athletic events. He has also spent time as a golf camp counselor at NC State's University Club and as an Athletic Director Intern at Green Hope High School.

Mike Basirico

TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR - Mike Basirico
 

Mike Basirico is a native of Burlington, NC and a graduate of University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management. He comes to PKBGT with five years prior experience working in the golf industry with various positions and internships throughout high school and college. Mike played golf for four years throughout high school and now plays the sport recreationally. He currently serves as Tournament Manager for PKBGT.

Ashton Sinak

TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR - Ashton Sinak
 

Ashton grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She played on the women's golf team at UW-Whitewater while getting her degree in Marketing as well as her MBA. She interned with the Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation for two years which led her into a passion for tournament operations. Ashton is excited for this new chapter with the PKBGT!



REGIONAL TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS



Gary Guyer

GEORGIA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Gary Guyer
 

Gary has a passion for coaching girl junior and collegiate golfers and has decades of experience in golf. Gary coached Division-1 women's golf at Mercer University for nine years, was a PGA Tour caddy for three-time PGA Tour winner Kenny Knox, and has coached many girls to compete at the collegiate level. Gary currently operates three LPGA-USGA Girls Golf sites and is completing stage III of the LPGA Professional program. Gary will direct tournaments in the Southeast including the PKBGT Georgia Series.

Sarah Spicer

MIDDLE ATLANTIC TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Sarah Spicer
 

Sarah grew up in North Carolina and was first introduced to the game of golf by her dad at the age of 7. She, alongside her twin sister, Jessica, quickly fell in love with the game and soon became a regular on the PKB Tour before playing collegiately at Virginia Tech. Sarah now works as a Data Analyst, but still loves the game and enjoys playing or being involved as often as possible.

Rosemary McGeehin

DELAWARE VALLEY TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Rosemary McGeehin
 

Rosemary is a long-time golfer and a former educator, retiring from teaching after 37 years. Rosemary is currently employed part-time with the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia (WGAP). In her role as the Assistant to the Executive Director Rosemary organizes junior and women’s golf tournaments throughout the Philadelphia Region. Rosemary is looking forward to leading tournament operations for the PKBGT Delaware Valley Regional Series.

Chuck Van Horn

SOUTH CAROLINA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Chuck Van Horn
 

He will lead the tournament operations for the South Carolina Series.

Pam Boccaccio

NEW JERSEY TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Pam Boccaccio
 

LPGA Member

She will lead the tournament operations for the New Jersey Series.

Sydney Legacy

NORTH CAROLINA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Sydney Legacy
 

Sydney brings a wealth of tournament knowledge from a players perspective to the PKBGT. A PKBGT alumna, while residing in Lexington, SC played many tournaments including PKBGT, CGA, SCJGA, WSCGA and USGA events. Started college at Seminole State (FL) leading them to a NJCAA National Championship ultimately transferring to Clemson University, where she received her degree in Sports Communication with a focus in Athletic Leadership while earning All-ACC honors on the course.

Sharon McQuillan

NORTH CAROLINA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Sharon McQuillan
 

LPGA MemberPGA Member

She will lead tournaments in the North Carolina Series.

Tom Shea

CENTRAL FLORIDA (TAMPA) TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Tom Shea
 

Tom is a native of New Jersey and has called Tampa, Florida home for the last 27 years. He has been a PGA Class A Professional for over 31 years. Coach Shea is the Director of Junior Golf at the Brooksville Country Club in Brooksville, Florida. Since 2012 Shea has been the US Kids Golf Tampa Tour Director. He specializes in all aspects of junior golf from coaching, teaching, and tournament operations. Coach Tom is the Volunteer Golf Coach for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches where they are mending lives and healing hearts for kids 17 and under. Tom is proud to be part of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour Team!

Kayla Lawrence

CENTRAL FLORIDA (ORLANDO) TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Kayla Lawrence
 

Kayla is professional golfer currently competing on the LPGA Symetra Tour and other professional events. She played collegiately at the University of Tulsa where she received a BS in Psychology and a minor in Coaching. She also earned an MBA from The University of Texas at El Paso where she was the assistant golf coach for the Women’s Golf team for 2 years. She will lead the tournament operations for the Central Florida Series.

Luticia Boozer

CENTRAL GULF COAST TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - Luticia Boozer
 

LPGA Apprentice Luticia is the Program Director for the First Tee of Northwest Florida where she has worked since 2012, where she created a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program. An LPGA Professional Apprentice, she played collegiately at the University of Southern California and then played professionally post college on the LPGA Futures Tour for 2 seasons. She will lead the tournament operations for the Central Gulf Coast Series.



TOUR DEVELOPMENT



Christian Johnston

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - Christian Johnston
 

Christian "CJ" Johnston joins us with a background of sports, development, and relationship management experience. CJ, a native to Wisconsin, came to North Carolina to attend Elon University and graduated in 2017 with a Sports & Event Management degree. At Elon, CJ was the President of She's the First, progressing girls' education in developing countries. Now, CJ looks to promote girls' golf development with our team.

Robert Linville

TOUR FOUNDER - Robert Linville
 

PGA Member A Carolina's PGA Teacher of the Year and Two-time Division III National Coach of the Year, Robert brings over 45 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 (now Girls Golf of America), Robert continues to be a leader in junior golf development in the Carolina's.

Chris Haarlow

GIRLS GOLF OF AMERICA PRESIDENT - Chris Haarlow
 

PGA Member A Carolina's PGA Junior Golf Leader Award winner, Chris Haarlow is the President of GGA, the non-profit foundation he and Robert founded in 1999 as the Triad Youth Golf Foundation. Chris 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.


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