Tiger Woods’ Niece, Cheyenne Hicks, Is Also A Successful Pro Golfer Who Hopes To Increase The Sports’ Accessibility To Young Girls Throughout The U.S.

Aside from killing it on the green, though, Cheyenne also has much bigger goals to achieve– many of which have to do with increasing the accessibility of golf in communities throughout the country.

She detailed how as a child, she grew up middle class and had a hard time affording golf. Moreover, she discussed how golf is not accessible in many schools– something that she hopes to change.

“I think it would be good to see it in local schools– to teach kids that you have opportunities other than basketball, track, and football,” Cheyenne explained.

Thankfully, Girls Golf– created by LPGA and USGA– is spearheading this effort. Girls Golf is “the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf.”

The organization has 500 sites throughout the nation dedicated to preparing girls between the ages of 6 and 17 to start their golf journeys.

And according to Cheyenne, the organization is also making waves in increasing golf’s accessibility for young Black women.

“Girls Golf is coming up with a grant that will be supporting Black girls playing golf and helping them gain access to the sport. And I think that’s what it truly takes,” she said during an appearance on USA Today’s podcast “Changing the Game.”

“Let’s specifically try to get Black girls into the game and support them financially. Give them a space where they can come in.”

Cheyenne also has other interests aside from golf and sports as a whole. In fact, she has even worked as a reporter, a television analyst, and a podcaster.

This career expansion came during the COVID-19 pandemic when she was forced to pivot her day-to-day, much like the rest of the country. So, she recalled just “pressing pause” and finding other outlets that fulfilled her when golf was not there.

Finally, on top of being a golf star and media trailblazer, Cheyenne recently tied the knot with New York Yankees Center Fielder Aaron Hicks this past February. Then, on April 26th of last year, the couple welcomed a baby boy named Cameron Jaxson Hicks.

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