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Little Sistas Junior Golf Program

The SOTL junior golf program provides scholarships and support for young women and girls to learn and play golf in a nurturing and loving environment. 

Our mission is to empower Black girls to play golf at their highest potential through mentorship, golf instruction, and tournament play. We strive to create a supportive community of golfers and mentors while providing access to essential resources that will help Black girls reach their full potential. Our goal is to level the playing field and increase the number of Black girls playing golf at all levels.

Our Mission

Help remove the barriers of entry for young Black girls interested in golf and to nurture their golfing and academic development.

Provide eligible teen and young adult female golfers with academic scholarships and support for their participation in junior golf tournaments and other events.

Provide aspiring young female golfers with access to affordable opportunities to not only help their golf game but to support their development into leaders and outstanding young women on and off the course.


  • Mentorship 

  • Golf clinics 

  • Player development programs

  • Rules and etiquette workshops

  • Golf summer camps

  • Little Sista play days

  • Golf equipment and apparel giveaways

  • Golf grant and scholarship opportunities

  • Tournament and Travel support

Spotlight on Little Sistas

Little Sistas in action


Alannah Howard

Little Sista Since 2017 HS: Laguna Creek High School, Elk Grove, CA College: Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ. Scholarship Signed 2023 Class of 2027 Degree: Business Admin Golf Assoiciations/Teams - LCHS Girls Golf Varsity Team - Ace Kids Golf, Oakland, CA Competitions & Achievements - 2nd place, Ace Kids Golf Junior Championship, 2021 - Next Level Golf Camp July 15 - 17, 2022, San Diego, scoring 6 under Par Her words: In 2023, I accepted and signed a golf scholarship to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWSOU) as a member of the Women's Golf team. Go Rangers! I am excited to pursue a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at NWSOU and to take the next step in my journey of becoming an outstanding golfer and professional. Through golf, I've learned to strategize and work independently and with a team. I am active in my church, a lead vocalist on the praise and worship team, and a dancer on the praise dance team.

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Elizabeth Lenton

2022 Scholarship Recipient Little Sista Since 2017 The University of California Davis Class of 2024 Major: Biomedical Engineering The SOTL Scholarship has allowed me to focus more on my college education and less on the finances of attending college. It has also provided me with the opportunity to pursue my interest in both academia and golf. I am grateful for having the support of all the wonderful Sistas and the SOTL Family over the years. Thank you!


Syndey Raines

Little Sista Since 2022 HS: AIMS College Prep High School, High School, Oakland, CA G.P.A: 3.83 HS SGA Executive Treasure Hi Everyone! My Name is Sydney Raines and I have high aspirations for my career, college and sports endeavors. I started playing golf at 8 years old but I did not start playing competitively until my Freshmen year in High School. Throughout this last I have learned that Golf is my happiness, my sadness, and my anger. My coping for anything that changes my mindset or knocks me off the course I have set for myself. I don't know what I would do without sports, which is why I aspire to keep it a part of my life, similar to lots of my friends and family. I want to see myself succeed in sports, in life, and in school. I am also willing to sacrifice to get that level of success. I am willing to train until I can't stand it or in other words I am willing to spend less time doing fun things and more time towards the goals I have set for myself because that is what I aspire towards. And not because I was forced into anything... but because succeeding in golf and in life is something I have desired since I was a child.

Become a Little Sista

Complete the application form.

If under 18 years old, parental approval is required.

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Send your inquiry to Lynda Donahue (, Chair Little Sistas Program.

Thank you for your interest.

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