As we say at every event, the Women on Course mission is to introduce women to the lifestyle of golf and to connect women to each other – to encourage fun and welcoming networking over a common interest – GOLF!
We hear from many ladies who have attended our Golf Experience events for the first time that one of the things that separates Women on Course from other networking events is the opportunity to participate at any level. This is especially exciting for ladies who are brand new to golf. Golf can be intimidating, ladies golf can be VERY intimidating – which is why we made sure we had a fun and educational activity for those who have never even picked up a club before. It’s called the RED GROUP.
When I first learned to use a computer, my notes started with #1. Turn the computer on – the on/off switch is on the back of the computer! This is how we work with the Red Group – the activities start with a fun orientation which begins with some basic information – what is a bogie and a birdie, what to wear, where can you get clubs and what kinds do you need. The group then gets an etiquette lesson which starts out at the pro shop – here’s where you check in, what time you should arrive, and proceeds out to the course where the group learns how to drive a cart, where to drive it, where to stand while players are hitting the ball, when to pick up your ball, when to talk and how to help with the flag. All of the basics are covered!
The group then gets a one hour clinic with the club pros that includes the basics of the full swing and putting. Most of our ladies are thrilled to say that by the end of the day they are able to get the ball in the air! At our recent Golf Experience event at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course in Salt Lake City, the group was lucky to be taught by our own Debbie “Venus” Keller and that is a real treat, not only is Debbie extremely entertaining but she is an amazing instructor who really knows how to get even the most timid of new golfers hitting with confidence is a very short period of time.
The Red Group generally concludes with a fun putting contest. One lady at a recent event in Boston, actually won with a “hole in one”! The best part of the day? Listening to the ladies telling stories and congratulating each other at the 19th hole cocktail party.
If you know anyone who would like to learn a little bit about golf in a fun, non intimidating way, be sure to tell them about our Golf Experience events, members can also enjoy video lessons from Debbie “Venus” Keller by accessing the members-only area on our website and we are always happy to set up Play Day Clinics (ask us how). One of our members recently said that Women on Course provides the “on ramp” to the very busy “golf highway” … that made us smile!