The 2019 Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase, to be held on Monday, July 29 at Avon Oaks Country Club in Avon, will bring together LPGA Tour Professionals Barb Mucha and Janice Moodie along with local PGA and LPGA golf professionals as an ideal warm-up to the competitive high school golf season.
The event affords girls a unique opportunity to learn valuable tips from golf professionals and play golf in a tournament, all in one day.
Open to all high school girls including incoming freshmen and graduated seniors, the OGGF event includes a morning of interactive skills clinics followed by an 18-hole tournament, then an awards presentation for individual low gross and best team.
“The Showcase has become the premier kickoff event to the girls’ high school golf fall season,” says OGGF Executive Director Judd Stephenson. “Golfers of all abilities come here to learn, compete and succeed.”
For Parma Heights native Mucha, who had to play on the boys’ high school golf team because there was no girls’ team, headlining the OGGF Showcase has become an annual tradition for the past 25 years. After playing at Michigan State University, she went on to enjoy a long and distinguished career with the LPGA (1987-2007) including five major wins. But her consistency is even more impressive than her victories. She posted top 10 finishes in 115 of the 321 LPGA tournaments she played in. She has carded six wins on the Futures Tour, and one win on the Legends Tour, as well as represented the United States on winning Handa Cup teams in 2014 and 2015. In 2011, Mucha was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.
Since the formation of the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation in 1994, the number of girls’ high school golf teams in the state has grown from zero to more than 200.
The Foundation’s mission is to encourage, sponsor and support the game of golf for girls by providing college scholarships, golf training programs and financial assistance.
The registration deadline is July 15.