Peyton Flynn Awarded 2024 LGA Dick and Linda Batti Scholarship

July 1, 2024 | Maili Bartz

Lafayette, Louisiana – The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is proud to announce that Peyton Flynn, a recent graduate of Ascension Christian High School in Geismar, LA, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 LGA Dick and Linda Batti Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding female golfers who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service.

Peyton’s journey in golf and academics has been nothing short of remarkable. Her passion for golf began in her younger years, driven by her mother’s encouragement. Despite initial challenges and setbacks, including a significant wrist injury during her senior year, Peyton’s determination led her to numerous successes on and off the golf course. She captained her high school golf team to victory at the LHSAA State Championship, where she also secured an individual bronze medal.

Academically, Peyton has excelled with a stellar GPA of 4.50 and an ACT score of 32. Her academic honors include being named Summa Cum Laude, Co-Valedictorian, and a member of the LHSAA All-Academic Golf and Swim Teams. She is also an active member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society, and National Society of High School Scholars.

Beyond her academic and athletic pursuits, Peyton has demonstrated a deep commitment to community service. She has volunteered with the BREC Adaptive Golf program, the Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour Mentorship Program, and the PGA Jr Golf program, where she has helped teach and mentor young and disabled golfers. Her leadership roles include serving as the President of her school’s Beta Club, where she coordinated a Christmas outreach program for elderly residents in Ascension Parish.

Peyton’s dedication to her sport, her studies, and her community has earned her a place at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she will continue her academic journey majoring in psychology, with aspirations of earning a Ph.D. She will also compete on Trinity’s golf team, bringing her talent and determination to the NCAA Division III level.

Peyton expressed her gratitude for the scholarship, stating, “This scholarship alleviates some of the financial burden, allowing me to focus on my studies and golf. I am deeply grateful for the support of female golfers and appreciate the LGA’s consideration of my application.”

The LGA Batti Scholarship was established to assist young female golfers from Louisiana with the objective of helping in their higher education. The goal is to provide a one-time $1,500 grant to a young female golfer to help with college expenses.

About the LGA

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is a mission-driven organization dedicated to unifying the golf community across Louisiana. Since its inception in 1920, the LGA has expanded its scope to offer a variety of championships, including the Junior Amateur Championship and the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour. The LGA is committed to providing exceptional services in Championship Administration, USGA Handicap System oversight, and Rules of Golf authority, ensuring fair play and integrity throughout the state.

The LGA supports golfers of all levels through its Course Measuring and Rating services, comprehensive tournament management, and educational seminars on the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status. By partnering with entities like the Audubon Golf Trail and Gulf States PGA, the LGA fosters growth and inclusivity in the sport.

As the authoritative body for amateur golf in Louisiana, the LGA maintains the WHS Handicap Index, crucial for assessing individual performance, and continues to uphold the game’s traditions and values. For more information, visit or contact us at 337-265-3938.

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Maili Bartz

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