The Els Club, Dubai Announces Partnership with The G2 Girls Golf Academy

Dubai, U.A.E. – The Els Club, Dubai, a Troon® managed facility, is pleased to announce a partnership with The G2 Girls Golf Academy, a unique golf training program developed specifically for female junior golfers. G2 will deliver the 10-week, girls-only training model to The Els Club via their mobile application.

Based in Bluffton, South Carolina, G2 has trained female junior golfers of all skill levels using a science-based approach to a girls-only instructional program.  The G2 Program is designed to remove barriers that exist in traditional instruction and to encourage girls to reach their full potential in golf and in life. G2 students receive top-tier training in golf, mental training, physical fitness, leadership, and college placement. Training includes benchmarking and development across the five “Levels of Competency” lead by a G2-certified instructor. Students advance through each level by completing tasks and skill-level evaluations – all tracked and charted within the G2 mobile application.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Els Club Dubai and expand our G2 training programs internationally,” said Ray Travaglione, Founder and CEO, of The G2 Academy. “The best opportunity for female athletes to gain college scholarships is through golf. The G2 training program empowers junior females with a recruitment roadmap to play college golf, including a comprehensive developmental plan and opportunities to build golf resumes.”

“We are extremely excited to launch the G2 Girls Coaching Initiative in the UAE, said Director of Instruction, Jamie McConnell.  “The G2 Program will allow us to offer a completely unique opportunity to our Junior Girls and further help us give them the opportunity of achieving a scholarship in third level education. G2 gives us a program that is exclusively designed for young women to help maximize all aspects of their growth and development. I believe that this program will ultimately be a leader in developing golf amongst our young women in the UAE and help to significantly increase the participation in this category overall.”

General Manager of the Els Club, Tom Rourke, added, “We are seeing a huge increase in participation from ladies taking up golf, and the science-based approach from G2 will only enhance our offering to female junior golfers.  The specific development across the five levels of competency has seen great success at Troon Golf managed facilities in the United States and we are pleased to be partnering with G2 to bring the partnership to Dubai to develop female junior golfers.”

The G2 Academy is open to female junior golfers ages 11 to 18, from entry level to advanced player. G2’s girls-only program is a science-based approach and backed by research which provides an atmosphere for learning that is focused and minimizes distractions, so expectations become achievable while having fun and learning to play golf.

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