We’re in the home stretch of winter, and that means a new golf season is just around the corner! Today we have a guest post from Matt at TruGolf, and he’s sharing his tips on how to get you and your golf game ready for Spring.
About a year ago I started working with a new golf instructor, Bill Longmuir. He’s a phenomenal teacher and has completely changed my swing and the way I play the game. When I played my first (and only to date) tournament last February, the one piece of advise he gave me was to trust my swing. When I get out there to play, do not think about the things he’s taught or the positions I’m supposed to be in – just go out, clear my mind as best I can, and swing.
Being an entrepreneur is hard work, being a woman entrepreneur is really hard work, and being a woman entrepreneur in the golf industry is damn-near impossible. So whenever Ree and I meet other women in the golf world with businesses who share our enthusiasm for golf and women, and merging the two together, we do whatever we can to help and support their efforts.
Women In Business
Did you know that female entrepreneurs start companies with 50% less capital than male entrepreneurs [source]? Yet, women entrepreneurs are more adept than their male counterparts at seeing gaps in the market and seizing the opportunity [source]. “WBEs [women business enterprises] are agile, innovative problem-solvers, meeting corporations’ needs quickly, adapting to marketplace changes and providing deep value and cost-effectiveness,” said Pamela Prince Eason, president and CEO of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
So as female entrepreneurs, who know just how hard it is to start a business, we think it’s important to support other women.
And we found a great company that we want to help out. We have a photo shoot coming up in early 2017, and be sure to check out the shoes on the model. Very chic! So let me introduce you to…
If you’re like us, you’ve likely spent a small fortune on workout gear over the years. Between the gym, yoga, CrossFit, golf, and tennis, the clothing really piles up! But are you taking care of your small investment? Workout gear isn’t like regular clothing. It can’t just be tossed in the washer and dryer. The fabric and the anti-wicking properties that make it unique require a little extra TLC.
When I moved from Barbados, where I had a golf club membership and year-round access to some of the best courses in the Caribbean, to downtown Toronto, my golf game took a significant hit. Let’s just say, living in the city doesn’t make it easy to golf.
I know I’m not the only one struggling to make it out of the city to hit a few balls, and today I’m thrilled to introduce you to Cassie. Cassie blogs over at Bandwagoner’s Guide to Golf. We met on #golfchat (an awesome group that meets every Tuesday on Twitter), and today she’s sharing her experience with the game after moving to Chicago. She’s also providing a few tips that will help anyone make the transition from suburban to urban golfer!
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I would love to give golf a try, but I just don’t have the time”? This is one of the biggest complaints that I hear from friends who have expressed interest in the game. They often give up the idea given the amount of time it takes to play a round of 18. Well, here’s a little secret I’m going to fill you in on that maybe comes as a surprise: you do have time for golf! You just have to get creative;)
Did you watch the final day of the Women’s US Open this past weekend? It was both thrilling and heart breaking as Anna Nordqvist and Brittany Lang went head-to-head in a playoff. Playoffs are always exciting, but the heart breaking part was when Anna touched the ground with her club while she was in a bunker, received a penalty for it, and lost the match.
Oh the many rules of golf. We can’t escape it. All we can do is accept it, learn it, and conquer it. So here we are going over the rules and etiquette of putting.