Program promotes golf, growth, and fun.
According to the National Golf Foundation, golf participation among girls under the age of 18 has grown by nearly 30% since 2010, now accounting for nearly one-third of all junior golfers. SentryWorld®, our destination golf course, is one of the few courses in Wisconsin selected to host the LPGA USGA Girls Golf Program. It’s a special program—just for junior girls—we offer in addition to lessons for any golfer of any age.
The program introduces junior girls to golf through a variety of activities and games, in a way that makes discovering the game fun, social, and less intimidating for beginners. It’s designed both to help the next generation of female golfers experience the personal growth and confidence needed to succeed on the course and in life, and to make golf fun for girls who just want to play with their peers interested in the game.
Katie Kreuser, an LPGA member herself and golf professional at SentryWorld since 2012, teaches the Girls Golf program. Katie is active in promoting and teaching the game of golf to women, men, and children of all ages and skill levels. In 2019, she served as general chair for the USGA 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at SentryWorld. She’s also the assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.
Katie finds the most rewarding part of being a coach is helping golfers achieve their goals and seeing her students’ excitement and progress as they improve their games. "The level of talent is so elevated from what it was even 10 years ago," she told WSAW-TV 7.