Judy Rhodes is an LPGA member with a passion to teach young girls how to play golf.
But her mission goes beyond that. ."Mostly I'm trying to get some of our inner city kids involved in golf," she explained in an interview with WOWT6 News. "Scholarships are going away to girls from other countries versus the girls from the United States in golf."
Judy works with youngsters from ages 4 to 17 teaching the fundamentals and arranging opportunities to play in tournaments including an upcoming event in Kansas City.
"They don't have to be real good golfers. Some will play only three holes but it's just the chance to meet other girls and catch the vision."
Reverend Robert Gould from St Paul Missionary Baptist Church co-founded My Girls Golf Team and is delighted with the Judy's work.
"It's such an asset for the community," he said. "She's out here with our girls which shows her dedication and hard work."
Her students are also learning to deal with frustration.
Thirteen year old Maya Northcutt was smiling when she said, "When I can't hit my driver I just get so mad..it's just irritating."
There are several ways to help Judy with her mission to get inner city kids involved.
A fundraising two-person scramble will be held Saturday June 28 at Woodland Hills. The cost is $160 per team which includes 18 holes with cart, range balls, prizes and a professional clinic. Call the Woodland Hills Golf Course at 402-475-4653.
A link for Woodland Hills is included with this story.
Money can also be donated through a 501c3. $15 will sponsor one golfer for the entire year.
Contact Judy Rhodes at 402-650-8647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org