Jan 27th, 2016
Named as Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League
Words: John Dean
Lexi Thompson has been named as an Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf. The announcement was made at Demo Day at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show on Tuesday.
Lexi joins Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie and Rickie Fowler as ambassadors for the PGA REACH managed charitable foundation, so she’s in some pretty fine company for sure.
The programme enables boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and play the game in a fun and relaxing setting.
Lexi hosted a clinic for more than 40 boys and girls from Orlando-area PGA Junior League Golf teams.
“I’m honored to join Rickie, Rory and Michelle as a PGA Junior League Golf Ambassador,” said Lexi. “I was so lucky to grow up playing golf surrounded by great mentors. Now, I want to help grow the game for the next generation of golfers, helping provide them with all the opportunities I had.”
In 2007, when she was 12 years old, Thompson became the youngest female player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. In 2014, she earned her first major at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
“We’re thrilled to have Lexi join a prestigious group of Official Ambassadors for PGA Junior League Golf,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “Lexi is undoubtedly a role model and inspiration to our future generations of golfers, and having her on board is a great way to kick off another participation record-breaking year in 2016.”
And we’re thrilled that we’ve got a chance to share with you (again) a great GolfPunk shoot that we did with Lexi in 2015.