Silly Boys, Golf is for Chicks Too! Women’s Golf is Growing

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Golf is predominately a men’s sport with women making up only about 25% of players. However, it’s popularity among women continues to grow and is played by women whose ages span from that of elementary school girls to senior women of undisclosed ages. Age is all in the mind, right? No other sport affords such a range in age of its players. Women are playing golf for fitness, time with friends, business and just for fun.

Infographic timeline of A Brief History of Women and Golf

A Brief History of Women and Golf

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Infographic Timeline of A Brief History of Women and Golf

How long have women been playing golf? Click this Infographic to find out.

Women’s golf has a long history, just like the men. Even the tournaments have longevity and traditions. Women’s golf has five majors; one more than the men’s tour. The oldest is the US Women’s Open which was first played in 1946. The LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Championship was founded in 1955. The ANA Inspiration was formerly known as the Colgate Dinah Shore Championship and is the closest equivalent to the men’s Masters Tournament. However, instead of the staid tradition of bestowing a green jacket to the winner, the winner of the ANA Inspiration jumps into the lake at the 18th green. Yep, that’s what happens. It started in 1988 when winner Amy Alcott jumped in the lake and the tradition was embraced from 1994 on when Donna Andrews repeated the Champion’s Leap. When Amy Alcott won the tournament for the third time, she and the original namesake of the tournament, Dinah Shore, jumped together.

The older of the two non-US tournaments is the Women’s British Open which was founded in 1976 but didn’t become part of the Majors until 2006. Finally, the most recent addition to the Majors is the Evian Championship which is played in France and was founded in 1994 but wasn’t considered part of the Majors until 2013.

The popularity of women’s golf and the LPGA is growing!

Infographic about Women's Golf and Business

Women’s Golf and Business

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Infographic about Women's Golf and Business

Golf is fun, but is it good for business? Check out this infographic to see if you should consider golfing with your clients.

If you would like to play with these incredible athletes, consider playing in a Pro-Am (Professional-Amateur) match up. Usually, during the weekday portion of a championship, often on Wednesday, a tournament benefiting a charity group is played that includes professional players, sometimes a celebrity and a regular amateur golfer to play 18 holes. The cost to play can be pretty high, but for many it’s a once in a lifetime chance to play with a Pro and help support a worthwhile charity at the same time.

Infographic about Golf's 2020 Vision

Golf’s 2020 Vision


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Inside the Mind of a Golfer

See the future of women’s golf in this infographic

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