World Golf Foundation – the non-profit organization that develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values – has launched www.GolfGorHer.com, designed to increase women’s particiaption in the game. Vicki Martz, ASGCA, serves on the program’s task force.
A revolutionary collaboration with the major golf entities, the resource site is designed to attract and support female golfers of all ages and abilities. Contributing organizations include Golf 20/20 (which includes American Society of Golf Course Archtiects as a member), the LPGA, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, the First Tee, the USGA, ClubCorp, the Executive Women’s Golf Association and Golf Digest.
Website features include:
* Individual sections for new players, recreational players, competitive players and juniors.
* Details on beginner programs, such as Get Golf Ready, which starts at $99 for five group lessons.
* Information on women’s networking opportunities, golf outings and charity events across the country.
* Tips about rules of the game, etiquette, equipment and instruction.
* News updates from women’s professional, collegiate, amateur and junior golf.
* Information on America’s best women-friendly golf courses and femal instructors.
* Live social media feeds with real-time updates, spurring direct conenctivity to the sources that matter for women golfers.
“As a female course architect it is a distinct pleasure to serve on this important task force and hopefully showcase how golf design can impact how women perceive the game,” Martz said.
Demonstrating that the game of golf is relevant to the young women of today, live social feeds will be available for interaction that will demonstrate the fun, friendships and networking oppotunities of golf.
“The ‘Golf For Her’ website is an engaging tool to introduce and encourage existing female players by showcasing the fun, networking and lifestyle aspecs of the game,” said Steve Mona, chief executive officer of World Golf Foundation. “We strive to make it an innovative and appealing content aggregator for women golfers to visit and refer to others. The focus will be fresh, organized information while also embracing the emotional and human interest side of the game.”
To visit the website, go to www.GolfForHer.com.