In September 2015, I had been going to the range on a regular basis, but never been out on a course. That month, I had the fortune of finding a women’s golf meetup in the bay area and they were hosting a meetup at a local golf store.
While it’s intimidating to go someplace new and hang out with strangers, I wondered if going to place with women who shared a common hobby may be fun.
It was fun.
I was talking to a woman there and she said she usually plays Golden Gate Park Golf Course with another woman but they recently had gone to Fleming (at TPC Harding Park). She invited me to join them for 9 holes the next time they go. I was nervous to say “Yes” because I had never played a course (had only been going to the range for a few months).
However, I did say “Yes”. On reflection, since I was invited by another woman to play on a golf course, I believe that’s a main reason why I continued to play golf – and I have loved every minute of it since!
The LPGA women’s network launched an #inviteHER campaign this fall. Whether you are male or female, invite your female friends to the range, to the course to play or even just to sit in the cart while you play golf.
I invite you to join me for Ladies Night at Eagle Club Indoor Golf, every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-8pm.