Young Granite Bay CA sisters Ella (6) and Lucy (4) Jerde are the first sisters to be featured in Girls Golf and the youngest girls too! The photos tell the story of how much fun Ella and Lucy have in the First Tee and USGA*LPGA Girls Golf programs.

We asked Dad and future caddie, Tyler Jerde to play the role of Women’s Golf interviewer:

What made you want to start playing golf and how old were you?
We both wanted to start playing golf because Daddy does. We started playing golf in the backyard at the age of 3. Ella now 6 Lucy now 4.

Where do you play and/or practice and what do you like about your course?
We play and practice at all the public Roseville golf courses. We like to visit new golf courses all the time, we especially like the ones with pretty blue oceans and palm trees.

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What’s it like playing together as sisters?
We love it! We always have a playing and practice partner 🙂

Have you got a golf teacher?
We are both taking lessons with The First Tee Program in Roseville CA. Our teacher is Fran Cones. She is very nice and fun to have as a coach 🙂

“The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Fran Cones Womens Golf
Fran Cones
attracts kids from all over the region. It’s great to watch many of them go on to play great golf, win local and national tournaments as well as receive grants and scholarships to college.
They not only learn about golf but learn life skills taught through the program such as Honesty, Respect, Confidence
It’s so rewarding as a golf coach to see girls like Ella and Lucy at such a young age be excited about golf and coming to class.
They always show up full of smiles and giggles and maintain that throughout the hour and a half sessions and it’s amazing how quickly they are catching on to the skills such as putting, chipping and even the full swing.”
Fran Carlo-Cones | www.golfgal.us        

What do you love most about golf and what part of the game are you best at?
The things we both love most about golf are all the nice people and friends we get to have. We also like pretty golf outfits.
Ella – I’m best at chipping and putting at the moment. My driver is still kinda heavy for me to hit.
Lucy – I like to putt. I practice my long and short putts with Daddy.

Have you got a favorite player?
Ella – My Favorite player is Stacy Lewis. I like her because she wins lots of golf tournaments.
Lucy – My favorite player is Michelle Wie, I like her because she’s from California like us and wears pretty colored golf skirts.

How lovely!  The best way to say hello to Ella and Lucy Jerde is via Twitter. Follow@EllaJerde and @LucyJerde and the tag #Jerdegirlgolf