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Greenwich teen's nonprofit holds 1st annual golf club giveaway

Girl Golf, Inc. strives to give girls in underrepresented communities the opportunity to play golf.

Justin DeVellis

May 21, 2024, 2:00 AM

Updated 22 days ago

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A nonprofit started by a Greenwich teen held its inaugural golf club giveaway and free golf clinic at the Griffith E Harris Golf Course on Monday.
Girl Golf, Inc. strives to give girls in underrepresented communities the opportunity to play golf.
The organization ran a golf club drive back in March and gifted nearly two dozen sets to middle school girls on Monday.
"I use my friend's brother's clubs because it's been so hard to find a pair for myself. I'm so happy and thankful that I got these clubs," Milford eighth grader Gianna Bellon said.
The young golfers also received free golf lessons from local professionals.
"I turned professional in order to help grow the game for women and young girls. This is such a great event to bring girls to a facility in which they can learn from other golf pros, learn from other girls that play golf and be exposed to the sport," Woodway Country Club assistant pro Alexis Helios said.
Girl Golf CEO Claire Yu says she wants to see more girls pursue the sport competitively. "If even one of these girls is able to decide this is the sport for them and they want to continue, I've been working with a lot of different clubs about giving them more opportunities to continue, and I want them to reach out to me and say, 'Hey, this was such a fun event, how do I keep playing?'"
The Greenwich Old Timers Club donated $1,500 in golf scholarships to the cause.


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