Golf for Women

Declining participation in golf is hitting too close to home

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIn the past 6 months I’ve played only 4 rounds of golf which is pretty sad given we can play here all 12 months of the year.  And it’s been many months since I wrote a post on this blog or really engaged with other golfers on social media.   To say I’ve been busy this year at work is an ... Read More »

Guest Post: SWIG – Starting Women in Golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIn 2 previous blog posts, I looked at some of the issues that could be impacting on the declining participation of women in golf.  As I’ve found out in many years of marriage, women think differently from men, and men shouldn’t automatically assume that what works for them also works for women.  Unfortunately, the golf industry is largely run by ... Read More »

Guest Post: What Turns Women On — To Golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThis is the 2nd of a 3 week series of posts on Women in Golf  by Jim Lee of BC Golf. Probably most women would agree that most men don’t know what turns women on. In my case its (mostly) true, but it depends if you are asking my wife. So I’m going to restrict my comments in this blog to ... Read More »

Guest Post: Where have all the Women Golfers Gone?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThis spring a women’s golf club near and dear to my heart (Golf Fore Gals) closed its doors. Sadly, like in many parts of the world, women’s golf in BC is on the decline.  I have struggled to figure out how to turn this trend around and turned to a colleague of mine from British Columbia Golf to understand the ... Read More »

Do Golfing Stereotypes Apply to Women Too?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailGuest post by: Emily Sutherland It seems like there are quizzes popping up left, right and centre these days but I don’t mind admitting that I’m partial to the occasional lunchtime quiz. I noticed a new one recently that piqued my interest more than usual – What Type of Golfer Are You? I’m sure anyone who has spent a few ... Read More »

You know you should play business golf — but, how? A few tips…

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailGuest post by Susan Fornoff I didn’t want to play golf with the publisher at my newspaper. I’d heard he busted unions — and I’d been a union member for most of my career in journalism. Plus, he was several levels above me on the masthead, so how much fun could that be? The answer — great fun, great networking, ... Read More »

Golf + Business Women = A Perfect Match

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailGuest post courtesy of Danielle Sorresso Golf has become the unrivaled Sport of Business. It is no longer just a man’s sport, but women are welcome as well. The game has been known to open doors to endless social and professional benefits. For one EWGA business professional, golf has not only become a social resource for her, but it has ... Read More »

Golf Fore Gals on a Mission to Grow Women’s Golf in BC

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Earlier this year the (PGA) of America launched an industry-wide initiative to bring more women into the game. With less than 20% of US golfers being women, the PGA has lots of room for improvement. But things aren’t that much different in Canada. Here, only 30% of golfers are women and sadly women are leaving the game at a ... Read More »

What Golfgals Want

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailFor years I have been writing golf course reviews based on the criteria Golf For Women Magazine used to rate courses as “women-friendly”.   Golf has come a long way since GFW turned its last page in 2008, and so I was delighted when I saw a golf architect ask women what they wanted to see in golf course design ... Read More »

Maui…Where the fairways are alive with the sound of…

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailBirdies Bugs Bees Bunnies Beauties AND . . . Groucho Marx!? STOP THE FORWARD PRESSES! I thought I was playing in the Golf Fore Gals (GFG) 5th Annual Maui Ladies Classic Golf Tournament?  Wahines… have you never heard of… “Proper” Dress Code? Well, it seems that clothing contraventions weren’t the only detours from golf’s honored traditions.  The Rule Book conveniently ... Read More »