Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Get Girls Active, Part One: What Does It Mean to be Physically Active?

Bottom line: sports help girls in all aspects of their lives. 

Much of our research indicates that lack of physical activity is directly related to increased pregnancy, delinquency, obesity, truancy and increased risk taking (use of drugs and alcohol) among school-aged girls.

In correlation to the studies providing choices of leisure has promoted successful life skills such as utilizing positive coping skills, increased sense of self, reduction in risky behaviors and increased goal setting. 

Research suggests that physical activity is an effective tool for reducing the symptoms of stress and depression among girls. 

Read more about it by clicking here!

Saturday, December 14, 2013



By 14, girls are two-times more likely to drop out 
of sports than boys are.
We know girls growing up in underserved communities 
are the least likely to be active. 

This year, we proudly announced a new partnership 
with New York Junior Tennis and Learning where girls 
in The Bronx will learn life skills and get active through 
our GoGirlGo! Program. 

And with a nationwide focus, we continued our 
longstanding commitment to girls across the country. 

Find out how GoGirlGo! changed the lives of girls 
from across the country. 


The scarcity of funding for women even at the 
highest levels of sport is a decisive factor in and 
potential barrier to the success of highly talented athletes.

We ramped up our Travel & Training Fund grants in 2013, 

providing even more financial help to aspiring athletes in 
their quest for excellence. 

And we are proud to support incredible athletes in their quest
 for the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, such as Emily Azevedo, 
a bobsledder, and Rosie Brennan, a cross country skier. 

Find out how our support helps fuel their dreams.

Make a Donation

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This just in from my buds Pia & Lynn at VISION 54!!! Thinking 54 Around the Clock!!!

Happy Autumn!

VISION54 Fall logoWith fall in the air, we felt it was time for us to check in with all of you to give you an update on the latest happenings at VISION54.

Golf Digest Top 50 Teachers 2013-2014We are very honored to have been again named two of the “50 Best Teachers in America 2013-2014” byGolf Digest magazine. Golf Digestprepares the list every two years, polling more than 1,000 teaching professionals for their opinions of their peers. It is the only list of top teachers voted on by the teachers themselves. Lynn was ranked #25 and Pia #17, maintaining their positions as the two highest ranked female golf teachers in America. You can read the full article in the November 2013 issue orclick here.


We are introducing a new program this winter called Essential Playing Skills – Four Session “Boot Camp” at Talking Stick Golf Club. This program was created to teach the Art of Playing the Game to local Arizona golfers who wish to learn playing skills that will complement what they do with their technique and fitness. These skills will enable players to perform better on the golf course and in competition. There are multiple sessions planned throughout the winter and spring with reservations already being accepted. Half-day VISION54 introductions have also been added. You can check the schedule and make your reservations here.

We are also very eager to conduct our three-day program at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii at the end of February. Participants will learn the foundational playing skills to play your best golf ON the golf course. For details, click here.

Feb 21-23, 2014
Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii

Many of our alumni choose to attend our three-day golf programs several times so they can go deeper with the Essential Playing Skills. To provide another option, we have created a new alumni program for this purpose called Alumni “Going Deep with your EPS”. We currently have two scheduled in Arizona, one in the fall at TPC Scottsdale and one in the spring at Talking Stick Golf Club. Details are available here and reservations are now open for both.

Nov 22-24, 2013
TPC Scottsdale
Apr 18-20, 2014
Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale

For more information on all of our golf programs, please check out our website at

VISION54 Apps Coming Soon!Our popular VISION54 iPhone app is currently being refreshed and updated. In addition, we are really excited to share the news that we are working on creating our first mini-app for iPhone. Both apps will be released before Christmas. Stay tuned for more details…

We are also busy creating new e-booklets, and our fourth book will be published in 2014! As you can tell, our creative juices are flowing and we are really excited about all the many projects we have in the works. We will share the details with you as soon as they become available.

Mental Golf Workshop Profile
Foundational to what we do at VISION54 is supporting the golfers we coach to become more independent and embrace becoming their own best coach. The Mental Golf Workshop Profile provides key insights and practical information that helps this ownership of your game to evolve. There isn’t one best way of playing the game, but there is YOUR best way. We call that discovering your MY54. To more efficiently discover your own tendencies, we highly recommend that you take the Mental Golf Profile. It’s very simple and doesn’t take long to complete, but we have found it to be very accurate and useful for the golfers we coach. For details, click here.

Reflection Time

Competition is all around us and competition is required for pursuing excellence. Competition creates the necessary environment for growth and evolution. For the last couple of months we have been busy with lots of competitive players and observed and coached at individual events, team events, US based events, as well as in Europe.

From a VISION54 perspective, we often come back to the three levels of competition:

The individual level – what do you need to act on to bring out your best? Even in a team event, each player needs to pay attention to their MY54 (what you do when you play great). This level is referred to as the ego-centric perspective.

The team/group level – how can you help the team and the team help you? If you all have a common intention or decide on a value for your team, you can make it much more powerful: 1 + 1 = more than 2. Even in individual golf events, each player can create a team to maximize this effect. For some, it might be as simple as making your team, your club, or your country proud. This level is referred to as the ethno-centric perspective.

The global level – how can my actions as a golfer help grow the game and make sports more relevant and valuable to society? Whether we like it or not, and we don’t have a choice, we are all role models for how the game and sports in general are perceived. Our actions either contribute to evolving the game in a positive and productive direction or they don’t. Be clear on your intention for golf and sports beyond yourself. What greater purpose does it serve? This level is referred to as the global-centric perspective.

When we read posts on social media and articles regarding growing the game we are disappointed at how many get stuck at only one level of competition. For the game to grow, and for this game of ours to evolve, let’s be sure to filter our ideas and concepts – and most of all our ACTIONS – through all three perspectives.

We need it, you need it, the game needs it!

Best 54 Wishes,
Lynn & Pia


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Former GGGers Card Second & Fifth as Individuals at Gettysburg Fall Invitational

Complete Results

The Gettysburg College women's golf team closed out its fall season by placing second among five scoring teams at the Gettysburg Fall Invitational, held at the Hershey Country Club West course on Tuesday.

The Bullets shot a 367 to place eight strokes behind Division II Millersville University, which was led by medalist Danielle Freed's 13-over-par 86.

Senior Kara McNulty (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) finished just one stroke behind Freed, tying for second among 27 golfers with an 87. Freshmen Sarah Hansen(Cumberland, Maine/Greely) and Nicole Petrocchi (Whitehouse Station, N.Y./Hunterdon Central) each carded an 89 to tie for fifth while sophomore Kate Schwartz (Blairstown, N.J./North Warren Regional) completed the team scoring, posting a 102 to place 14th.

The Bullets will pick up their schedule during the spring.

Kara McNulty
Class: Senior
Hometown: Flemington, N.J.
High School: Hunterdon Central

 Nicole Petrocchi
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Whitehouse Station, N.J.
High School: Hunterdon Central

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Eagle Has Landed: Feng Wins By One Over Lewis

CLICK here to read about Feng's Win Over Lewis--it took an eagle to do it!

Five things to know about Shanshan Feng:
  • Would love to meet Yao Ming and teach him golf
  • Wanted to be a singer when she was younger
  • She chose golf over other sports because there were fewer competitors
  • Move to the U.S. in 2007 to maximize her opportunities as a golfer
  • Considers herself really good at playing games and learning languages

Good luck to Stage II Q-School field!!!!

Congratz to our President's Cup Team: 

I had a severe migraine over the weekend

--so I was lucky enough to have the perfect "babysitter" in Freddy Couples' team

---Lots of great golf action!!!!

Migraine, icepack & sunglasses on the couch watching the President's Cup:Perfect Together!

The Presidents Cup

Goodluck to Meghan Stasi as she defends her Mid-AM title!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Girls Go Golfing is Psyched for LPGA Five-Event Swing Through Asia & CONGRATS to LYDIA KO: Number Four in the WORLD!!!


Oct. 3 3:00-5:00 a.m.

Oct. 4 4:00-6:00 a.m.

Oct. 5 3:00-6:00 a.m.

Oct. 6 3:00-6:00 a.m

LPGA Asia Swing begins in China

The LPGA Tour begins its five-tournament Asia swing this week at the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic outside of Beijing. In conjunction with the China Golf Association and the China LPGA, the Pine Valley Golf Club will play host to 81 LPGA and CLPGA players who will compete over 72 holes for a chance at the $270,000 first-place check and be the first to etch their name on the tournament’s trophy.
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Fan Vote begins for Kia Most Compelling Performance Award
Kia Motors America and the LPGA Tour are calling on fans once again to cast their vote for this year’s Kia Most Compelling Performance Award. Fans will have the opportunity to vote on and the LPGA’s official Facebook page for the player with the most compelling performance so far this season. Read More >>

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO AMATEUR LYDIA KO on her official world ranking as NUMBER FOUR in the WORLD!!!!!


You inspire me to kick this illness and once I do get back into playing and competing in the game I love! 

In the meantime, I totally enjoy seeing my "namesake" up on the leader boards!!!

FYI: I am in month 20 of a 24-month research-based protocol!!! 

Fingers,eyes & everything else crossed!!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

GIrls Go Golfing Salutes GGG Alumnus & Former Red Devil Kara McNulty as She Scores a Medalist Hatrick at the Muhlehberg Invitational

Kara McNulty tees off en route to claiming medalist honors at the Muhlenberg Invitational
 (photo courtesy of Muhlenberg Sports Information).

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Senior Kara McNulty (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) won medalist honors for the third match in a row and the 12th time in her career to lead the Gettysburg College women's golf team to the title at the three-team Muhlenberg Invitational on Monday at the Lehigh Country Club.

Led by McNulty's 80, Gettysburg shot a 357 to win by 38 strokes over Muhlenberg while Ursinus came in third with a 505. The Bullets claimed four of the top-five finishers in a field of 13.

McNulty, who owns the school record for career victories, ended up 10 over par and won by 11 strokes over her teammate, freshman Sarah Hansen (Cumberland, Maine/Greely), and Muhlenberg's Kristin Lang, each of whom shot a 91.

Rounding out the Bullets' team scoring were sophomore Kate Schwartz (Blairstown, N.J./North Warren Regional), who placed fourth with a 92, and freshman Nicole Petrocchi(Whitehouse Station, N.Y./Hunterdon Central), who took fifth with a 94.

Gettysburg closes out the fall portion of its schedule next Tuesday when it hosts the Gettysburg Invitational at the Hershey Country Club.

Meanwhile, in recent IJGT action former GGG player and Del Val high school senior Zora Moore placed seventh in a 2-day IJGT event held at Turtle Creek in Limerick, PA on Sat, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 23, 2012. Of special note is the fact that Limerick, PA is approximately a 5-minute drive from my current address!!!