A Spotlight on Women and Golf: Women Being Courted to Take to The Course

Talk about golf in a roomful of people, and you will probably see a definite gender split on who takes part in the conversation. The men will speak about which pro golfers will reach The Masters, how their own scores match up, and the latest drivers out on the market. The women will talk about anything else that is not golf related.

Yet women shouldn’t be turning a deaf ear to the golf industry. In fact, for the past decade they have been majorly courted by the PGA and LPGA to spend a few hours out of the day on the course. Not only has this sport industry recognized women as major consumers and participants, they are also quick to remind women that the past decade has shown that this is not strictly a male-dominated sport.

Women’s Role in Shaping the Game

Before focusing on the monumental changes that have taken place in the last decade, let’s first remember it was Mary Queen of Scots who was the very first female golfer who had a hand in defining the game in 1550. She is credited to coming up with the concept of the golf caddy as the person would help carry the clubs across the course. Without this major contribution, we wouldn’t have come up with advanced technologies in remote control caddies to promote walking golf today.

Fast forward to the early 2000s, and we find that women again are taking the spotlight in this industry. The first Women’s British Open was hosted in 2007 at St. Andrews, showing the competitiveness and dedication that women can bring to the sport as they strive to earn a living playing tournaments. In 2012, the Augusta National Golf Club finally opened its doors to invite women to become members after 80 years of being an all-male inclusive club. More recently Michelle Wie, who was the youngest person to play in an LPGA event in 2002 at the age of 12, won the U.S. Open’s Women’s Title 12 years later in 2014.

Today, there are over 6 million women who are golfers in the United States. Woman also account as being the largest segment of new golfers picking up the clubs. Yet the industry has still remained stagnant in taking a more commercialized approach in appealing to woman, as the LPGA and PGA want to change this situation to help keep the sport strong for years to come. Dispelling the myth that men are the gatekeepers of the golf course, and encouraging women to take to the tee, will become a more prominent position of the golf industry when moving into the next decade.

 

2016 Best Golf Equipment To Have in Your Bag

Golf equipment is becoming so advanced that it is hard to keep track on what has rolled out on the market. Yet this situation is a good thing for golfers. It gives them a wide range of choices that allows them to hone in on the best drivers, putters, wedges and fairway woods that will work wonders at their skill levels.

You’ve probably already heard the hype for irons that have been destined for greatness, such as the Callaway Great Big Bertha series, Cobra King series and Titleist 915 series. Instead of reiterating how great these clubs are, we’ve gathered together the short list of the best 2016 equipment that features irons that have flown under the radar yet still deserve some time in the spotlight.

Drivers: Ping G

The Ping G is getting solid marks for performance, feel and innovative technologies from golfers of all experience levels. This driver has unique turbulators along the crown to make it thinner so it is more forgiving when hitting the ball. It tackles spin and slices due to its LS Tec and FS Tec for more control and stability. There is less vibration to the drive, enhancing the “feel” aspect for golfers.

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M1

Adjustability has become so commonplace that we expect it to be available for all of our fairway woods. The TaylorMade M1 has so many adjustable features to make your head spin. With the range of lofts along the hostel and the sliding weights, you can tweak this fairway wood so the ball flies the way you want it. Learning how to adjust the weights becomes essential to take full advantage of the wood. Player reviews are quick to talk about how penetrating the shots are as well as the physical power you can put behind it due to the light carbon-composite crown without having to worry about a lot of spin.

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0/CB

When it comes to the Cleveland RTX 2.0/CB, it is considered by golfers in the low, mid and high-handicap range as an all-around performer that is the perfect weight and sound. This wedge features milled surface grooves to give the appropriate spin enhancement and also provides 36 loft options. It works superbly in sand to place the ball where it should go.

When it comes to golf equipment for 2016, we are just barely scratching the surface for available clubs on the market. Nike, Mizuno, Wilson and other manufacturers are attempting to make their mark in the industry by introducing irons with increased technology for more game improvement. Adding these clubs to the lineup with popular Callaway, Cobra, and Titleist equipment will allow you to have the set of go-to clubs in your bag when you head out to the course.

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How to Locate The Perfect Golf Pro to Help Build Up Your Skills

How to Locate The Perfect Golf Pro to Help Build Up Your Skills

You’ve watched the videos, done the golf exercises and even bought all the technology to help you improve your golf skills. Unfortunately, you still feel that you could drastically improve your game. When you head out to the golf course with your electric golf trolley from CartTek, you try to evaluate your skills yourself from the moment you stand at the tee to when you make the follow through with your club. Yet, you simply can’t pin down what the problem is, and your more experienced golf buddies simply don’t have the time to give you in-depth advice.

Golf Pros Offering Instructional Advice to Improve Your Game

Golf pros are located throughout the world who are eager to offer their teachings to people who have a range of skill levels so they can become masters of this sport. Before you start running out to the course to find the nearest golfer calling themselves a “pro,” you need to perform a bit or research so you can find the right person who can help you.

First off, you have to understand that there is a difference between a “golf pro” and a “pro golfer.” Pro golfers are focused entirely on making golf their life career. They earn a living by becoming involved in the major tournaments as they hope to one day win the championship on the famous tours.

A golf pro will also earn a living by playing the game, yet they will also earn money teaching people on the mechanics of the game. They can instruct people on a golf course or driving range as some golf pros may also run a side business that is related to the sport, such as a pro shop or manage a course.

Tips on Finding the Right Golf Pro

Now that you understand the right person to ask for instructional advice, you need to figure out how to choose a specific instructor among all the golf pros that are located in your area. The best way is to understand the type of instruction you desire. Are you looking for a private instructor who will perform one-on-one coaching, a golf pro to help out your high school or college level scholastic teams, an instructor who provides group instruction based on age preference, or one that will give advice to fit you with the right equipment? Not only will this tactic help you narrow down available golf pros, it helps the golf pros tailor their teachings to better serve you.

Next, you want to talk with the golf pro on their experience and accreditation. Learn about how many years they have been playing golf, if they are members of recognized golf programs, if they received training to become a golf instructor, and how many years they have been teaching people. Speaking with the golf pro allows you to figure out if they will be the right fit not only to provide golfing instructions, but also if they have the personality that will mesh with yours to make the training experience worthwhile.

Just like you would research and shop around for the right remote-controlled caddy or electric trolley offered at Golf Trek, you should do the same when hiring a golf pro. You want someone who can pinpoint the problems, offer the right advice, and motivate you to become a better player.