In 2005, The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Loveland, Colorado was born and is still going strong with anywhere from 50-90 girls per summer. Last summer, Directors Kim & Gale Stiner decided to incorporate something new based on their favorite TV show, Survivor. A “buff” on the show is an item of clothing the contestants wear to indicate their tribe. Yes, our girls do golf in their buffs. Bringing a team feel to our program, all the girls wear a buff that shows their skill level and team spirit. For new girls, it helps them know they are not alone and as their skills improve, they earn more buffs.
This year, our buffs will still be important. Every Tuesday and Thursday the girls wear their buffs they will receive Birdie Bucks that they can use as money for the snack bar. As our girls learn and earn The “5” E’s of The LPGA Foundation the girls will earn the highest honor buff, Champion For Life. Becoming proficient with wedges and you’ll receive the “I Love Wedgies” buff.
A new component for our program in 2015 will include a new competitive level. While our program is all about fun, we wanted to add a “boot camp” level for those who crave competition.