The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour (PKBGT) was founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a simple concept: create more effective competitive playing opportunities for girls. 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.
Pat and Bonnie McGowan with Futures National Division Champion Caroline Hawkins (center)
The 2021 season features over 130 tournaments in 11 states on the East Coast, and with over 1,100 yearly participants, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. The Tour Championship this August at Pine Needles featured 84 of the top players, including players from 13 states and was highlighted by victories by Kathryn Ha (Roanoke, Virginia) and Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, South Carolina) taking home the Bell National & Futures National crowns respectively.
Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/ and how to get involved and support the growth of girls golf competitions at https://girlsgolfofamerica.org/.