Now, I could get into a rant about pathetic purses in the Duramed FUTURES Tour compared to the NationWide; and I could go on and on about the PGA:LPGA financial imbalance, but I won't. :) Instead I'm going to applaud the entrepreneural spirit of 6 professional women golfers who decided to take matters into their own hands and not sit by waiting for someone to dish them out some cash.
Stacey Bieber, Highway 18 champion, Charlotte Campbell, Big Break Ka'anapali contestant Susan Choi, Julie Miller, Katie Miller and Big Break Michigan challenger Amber Prange
A first-of-its-kind venture, GolfProGirls.com was designed specifically to help women golfers of all ages and skill levels improve their game and have more fun.
According to Charlotte Campbell, "GolfProGirls.com is for anyone that is interested in learning and improving their game. Because you have 8 teachers, you have 8 different approaches to the game that everyone can benefit from. It's hard to find the right teacher but with this site, you can pick and choose what you like. I loved working with Rick Martino and really took a lot away from the lesson personally. I didn't know what to expect, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised with the entire golfprogirls.com experience."
Along with Martino, the Teaching Academy brings to GolfProGirl members the talents of PGA Hall of Famer, Dr. Gary Wiren, Todd Sones a Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor, Top 100 Teacher and head of instruction at Pebble Beach, and Matt Kluck, Master PGA Instructor, to name a few.
And if top golf instruction isn't enough, there are holiday destination profiles, equipment reviews, rule and etiquette tips and "behind the ropes" interviews with players, pros and celebrities. You can even book a GolfProGirl at your next corporate golf event - quite the draw, don't you think?Given how hard it is to find time between hectic travel and playing schedules, I am really impressed with what these women have done to get this site off the ground. I can't wait to see it grow and prosper, setting an example for the young and hungry golfers coming out of college. Gals and guys...you don't have to wait for sponsors to discover you; use the talents, brains and discipline that got you this far in your career and use them be master of your own destiny.
Follow GolfProGirls on twitter and facebook. And if you're wondering what to give that special golfer in your life on their birthday or Valentines, think about a year's subscription to GolfProGirls.com. It will cost you less than a large bucket of range balls a month.
Well done ladies! Now go out there and show that you girls don't just rock, you are on a roll!