Celebrating Women’s History Month: Reflecting on the Past & Looking to the Future
March not only marks the beginning of a new golf season for many of our properties, but also Women’s History Month. At KemperSports, we are proud to celebrate all the outstanding women who have shaped the organization into what it is today and stand among the best and brightest in the golf industry.
Throughout the month, we compiled a collection of articles and videos to showcase and honor influential women of the game’s past, present and future. To blazing more trails, breaking more barriers and continuing to change the game, Happy Women’s History Month!
On International Women’s Day, Matt Ginella of The Fire Pit Collective offered up his Mount Rushmore of women in golf, some of whom you may know and others you’ll be introduced to that will forever be linked by the indelible impact they’ve had and continue to have on the game of golf and the industry at-large. Click here to read the full article, which also includes a video on the life and legacy of one of those women, Marion Hollins, who is a common thread tying together three of golf’s greatest venues and finally got her due earlier this month by being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, almost 78 years after her death.
There are quite a few notable women to have held leadership positions throughout the game of golf such as International Golf Federation President and ANNIKA Foundation head Annika Sorenstam, past PGA of America President Suzy Whaley and recent American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) President Jan Bel Jan. And if you’re attuned to golf’s social circles, you may be familiar with names of rising stars in golf media like Amanda Balionis, Kira Dixon and Hally Leadbetter. LINKS Magazine contributor Erik Matuszewski shares four other game-changing names in the golf world you might not yet be familiar with, but should be. READ THE FULL ARTICLE.
Golf Digest Women’s History Month Series
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Golf Digest shined a light on women who have created, own and run businesses in golf—from apparel, to golf schools, to golf courses.
- Tiffany Fitzgerald couldn’t find her community within golf, so she built it
- When Tiffany Fitzgerald first took up golf in the early 2000s, she saw the sport as a means to an end. Working in marketing for a heavy-equipment manufacturing company in Iowa, she found herself in an industry dominated by white males. Her peers often got together for golf, yet she never received an invite. After teaching herself to play and wanting others to have a better first experience with the game, she started Black Girls Golf to teach Black women how to play, and to create a space where they could get together and feel comfortable playing various courses. READ THE FULL STORY from Sofia Navard.
- Why this former Victoria’s Secret exec launched a ‘respectfully disruptive’ golf apparel business
- Megan LaMothe found golf as an adult. A launched drive during a range session in 2011 at Chelsea Piers got her hooked. She loved the sport, but the clothing options left her wanting more. LaMothe had been in the fashion world since her 20s and worked at Victoria’s Secret for five years. She realized the best way to get the golf clothing options she wanted would be to make them herself. READ THE FULL STORY from Keely Levins
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