Empowerment through golf: LPGA opens applications for Leadership Academy for area young women

While this year’s inaugural LPGA event, the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, is being held at Midland Country Club, organizers have repeatedly said that the golf tournament is one for all of the Great Lakes Bay region.

Vendors, labor-providers, and volunteers are being sourced from throughout the area.

The LPGA and DGLBI organizers have also lined up a number of events to complement the tournament, and most of them with purpose beyond golfing below par.

One such event available to the Great Lakes Bay community is the recently announced LPGA Leadership Academy. The two-day outing engages young women ages 13 to 18 in the game of golf while also developing confidence and enhancing communication and leadership skills.

In addition to the game itself, participants will enjoy group leadership exercises, expert-led discussions, journaling, and close interactions with female executives and mentors. Several top female executives from Dow will be on hand for an executive women’s panel discussion.

The LPGA Leadership Academy will be held June 24 and 25 at the Midland Country Club. There will be 40 young women selected from an application process. Those who are selected will attend the academy at no cost.

"We are committed to empowering, inspiring and transforming the lives of girls and young women through the game of golf," says Nancy Henderson, president of The LPGA Foundation.

"We are excited about teaming up with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational and bringing the LPGA Leadership Academy to the Great Lakes Bay Region this summer."

For those interested in the LPGA Leadership Academy, applications are available online. The deadline to apply is April 26.

The LPGA Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is scheduled for July 15-20 at the Midland Country Club.

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