Pittsburgh Public Schools Cooperative Program
The Pittsburgh Public School Program is a five-week spring golf program taken by students in place of their regular physical education classes. The first two weeks are spent in the school classroom facility where basic golf instruction takes place. The teachers select the top 50 students and they travel to Scally’s golf center for further, more intense instruction for the next 3 weeks. Scally’s Golf Center includes for student use: a driving range, instructional putting green, instructional sand bunker, pitch and putt course, and an Executive Par 3 course. When the last 3 weeks of instruction are complete, the PGA professionals select the top male and female golfers and those students play a Championship Tournament, followed by a Luncheon and Awards Ceremony each year at the Scally’s Golf Center. The students are treated to lunch, a guest speaker and an awards ceremony where a male and female student from each school is recognized for a Sportsmanship Award, Most Improved, and Outstanding Golfer Awards. The final awards are given to the winning girls and boys teams with a plaque with their names and school on it to be displayed in the school for the next year. Second and third place schools are given silver and bronze medals respectively.
The current participating middle schools are Pittsburgh Sterrett and Pittsburgh Brookline. If funding provides, we will add Pittsburgh Langley, Pittsburgh Southbrook, and Pittsburgh South Hills middle schools.
Students are also offered the exposure to professional golf through attendance at USGA Events, PGA Tournaments, LPGA Tournaments, Senior Tour Tournaments, Lemieux Invitational Jr. Clinics, and the Mylan Classic.