The mission of the OGGF is to encourage, sponsor and support the game of golf for girls by providing college scholarships, golf training programs and financial assistance to attend designated golf tournaments.

Learn. Compete. Succeed.

These aspirations have driven the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation to become a catalyst for girls’ journeys with the game of golf.

Hang out with us for awhile to find out about opportunities for all levels of play. Here you’ll find applications for scholarships and aid, as well as registrations for OGGF clinics and tournaments.

Record Low Scores Highlight Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase

With one of the biggest fields in tournament history, high school girl golfers at the 21st Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase on July 25 also carded some of the lowest scores in its history.

“On a picture-perfect weather day, we were thrilled to host 27 schools from across the state,” says OGGF Executive Director Lynne Plaisance.

Individuals and teams mixed things up with interactive clinics focusing on putting, chipping and bunker work led by local PGA and LPGA professionals, as well as an on-course clinic led by tournament headliner LPGA tour professional Barb Mucha and PGA professional Jimmy Beers exploring the importance of the mental process to the game.

At the end of the day, Clare Liu, an incoming freshman from Magnificat, shot a record-tying low score of four-under par, 68, to take medalist honors. She finished her round with back-to-back eagles. Coming in second place was Dixon Hill from Hathaway Brown with a 69, and tied for third were Cammy Reed from Magnificat and Ella Wong from Hawken, with 71.

Teams competing in the event included Aurora, Avon, Avon Lake, Boardman, Hathaway Brown, Highland, Hudson, Independence, Kent Roosevelt, Lexington, Magnificat and Medina. Magnificat teams nabbed the number one and two positions with scores of 302 and 323 strokes, and Hathaway Brown came in third place with a 338.

During the event, OGGF Scholarship Committee Member Beth Casey presented six of the eight annual winners who were in attendance: Calista Baird from Sheridan High School, who will attend Shawnee State University; Angela Dodson from Shaker Heights High School, who will attend Savannah State University; Sara Hickey from Mapleton High School, who will attend Cleveland State University; Katelyn Reynolds from Colonel Crawford High School, who will attend Ashland University; Erin Strouse from Louisville High School, who will attend Malone University; and Noelle Trobek from Hubbard High School, who will attend Youngstown State University. Other scholarship winners this year who were not in attendance include Jessica Morlock from Columbia High School, who will attend Georgetown University; and Sophia Rosa from Perry High School, who will attend Walsh University.

Applications for the 2023 scholarships, as well as applications for financial aid to attend golf tournaments will be available soon at OGGF.org.

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.

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2022 OGGF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

We would like to congratulate our 2022 Scholarship Recipients Calista Baird of Sheridan High School, Angela Dodson of Shaker Heights High School, Sara Hickey of Mapleton High School, Sophia Rosa of Perry High School, and Noelle Trobek of Hubbard High School for being awarded $1,000 college scholarships. Winners of honorary named scholarships are Erin Strouse, Teen Burke Award; Jessica Morlock, Patty Wood Award; and Katelyn Reynolds, Marueen O’Brien Award. We look forward to formally recognizing these outstanding young ladies during the OGGF High School Showcase Awards Dinner on July 25 at Avon Oaks Country Club.

This year was a highly competitive group of young ladies. The annual scholarship is based on community service, extracurricular efforts, academics and financial need. Over the past 29 years, the OGGF has awarded more than $125,000 to 120+ girls and counting!

Mark Your Calendar!

OGGF High School Showcase

Avon Oaks Country Club
July 25, 2022

All high school girls are invited to play. Incoming high school freshman and outgoing seniors are also eligible to play. LPGA Tour Professional Barb Mucha headlines this premier golf event which consists of clinics, 18 hole tournament and awards dinner.

OGGF Spring Clinics

April & May
Sites throughout the state

Whether you are a beginner or advanced golfer, these clinics can help take your game to the next level. Girls ages 8 to 18 years old can get an early start on their golf game. These instructional clinics are conducted by PGA and LPGA instructors. Cost is $20 per clinic.

Ongoing Instruction

We want girls who attend our Spring clinics to have the chance to continue their journey with golf. So we offer them the opportunity to take private lessons with PGA Professionals, partially funded by the Foundation.

When you sign up for a series of four private or semi-private lessons, you pay $50 and the Foundation pays the remaining $50.