Golf for Women

Maui – where women golfers feel right at home

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Last summer the National Golf Foundation released their 2008 report on the number of people who played golf in the USA over the past decade. Of the 25.7M adult golfers in the US in 2008, only 5.2M of them were women – just over 20.2% of the total.  That’s the lowest percentage we’ve seen since 2000. It’s a sad ... Read More »

Kudos to these pro women golfers who won’t roll over for sponsorship

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAs a marketing consultant, I’m often asked by young pro golfers, “Can you help me find a sponsor?” Even in the best economic times, sponsorship money is hard to come by. So imagine what it’s like for today’s new golf professionals who are trying to make it in the big leagues. It is especially difficult women, who constantly struggle to ... Read More »

Michelle Wie – a Sure Thing for the Solheim Cup?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail We all know, there are no guarantees in life. And…there are even fewer in golf. Certainly Michelle Wie learned that lesson the hard way, living in a world of unrealistic expectations, and dare I say, exploitation, by adults who were supposed to take care of her. But Michelle was not alone. Others paid dearly for jumping on the gravy ... Read More »

Golfing with the Gals for the Gals

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThere is nothing better than golfing on a great course…on a great day…with great golfgals… for a great cause. Of course, any day on a golf course is a great day, but there is something very special about playing golf with women who give back to other women and children in need. And for the past two years I have ... Read More »

Meet Sara “No H” Brown – A promising Duramed FUTURES Tour star

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLife is funny. You wake up everyday and really never know what’s going to happen. But if you are open to whatever comes your way, life will often give you some sunshine on a day where hail was forecasted. Such was my day today. I woke up to a horrible forecast in Vancouver – cold, rain, chance of hail – ... Read More »

Meet Dave Andrews – Duramed FUTURES Tour’s Biggest Fan and Supporter

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Last year, I was honored to meet a lot of wonderful young women on the Duramed FUTURES Tour vying for their LPGA cards through the Big Break Ka’anapali and Michigan series and Highway 18. The struggles those women go through to get sponsorship really hit home, and since then, I’ve been wondering what could be done about it. Well, ... Read More »

Golf Forums – Where are the women?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLast week, I published a post about the lack of women in golf. A number of my on & offline golfing friends chipped in and helped provide some great opinions and advice on that subject. This week I want to talk about the lack of women in golf forums. Why are there so few and what needs to be done ... Read More »

Sherri McDonald answers the 64 million dollar question

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailYesterday I posted The 64 million dollar question and received a lot of great feedback about the comments/advice from the ladies and gent who helped put it all together. Today, I had the pleasure of talking with Sherri McDonald of Big Break X Michigan about this hot topic. Sherri has played golf since she was a youngster; she competed at ... Read More »

The 64 million dollar question…How do we get more women golfing?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAs a woman who loves golf (and writing about it), I can’t begin to understand why more women don’t play this wonderful game. Yes, I’ve heard the typical answers about women being too busy juggling work and family, but hey…men have work and family too and they don’t seem to have that problem. No, it’s got to be more than ... Read More »

Golf – a marriage maker or breaker

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailWell, with Big Break: X Michigan focusing on “couples” of all sorts, and the drama between them, I decided it was time to bring out the GFW post I did earlier this year about golf being a marriage maker or breaker (hated to see a good post go into the same big black hole like the magazine did – sniff ... Read More »