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Enjoying Golf All Year Round


The first Tuesday of June is Women’s Golf Day, but there are ways to celebrate and enjoy the game of golf all year round. Combine golf with fun social activities and you have a recipe for a fun girl’s day (or night) out. If you’re stumped on new, entertaining ways to golf then read on!


Organizations

Fore the Ladies

For novice and curious golfers, Fore the Ladies is a great opportunity to receive basic introductory golf instruction in a social and welcoming atmosphere. Keep an eye out on their website for clinic dates, or, sign up for the Lily Golf Getaway Weekend, a long weekend to Pinehurst Resort to play golf, enjoy the spa, and female camaraderie.


Women on Course

With more than 800 events a year, you’re bound to find a Women on Course event near you. From beginner lessons to social mixers, to business networking, Women on Course aims to build a community through learning a new skill in a supportive environment.


Grueter Golf

With a mission to get more girls golfing, Grueter Golf welcomes everyone from seasoned golfers to those who have never picked up a club. The laid-back environment pairs fun social events with golf like Margaritas & Mulligans and Bogey Nights.


The First Tee

The First Tee’s chapters across the country provide programs exclusively geared towards girls. Programs are often led by female coaches and are a great opportunity to build lasting relationships with other girls while learning golf and experiencing competition in a fun, supportive environment.


LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf)

With more than 500 sites around the country, Girls Golf helps prepare girls ages 6 to 17 for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem, and live active, healthy lives. Girls Golf programs host clinics, tournaments, and social events at 9- or 18-hole golf courses, driving ranges, parks, or in indoor recreation facilities.


Meetup

Connect with other women in your local area using the site Meetup. Search for topics like “ladies new to golf” or “ladies golf lessons and social networking” to connect with like-minded women with common interests. You may even make a new friend!


Spark Golf

If you want to show off your competitive side, but can’t commit to a full 18 holes, try Spark Golf.


This social golf league is a casual, fun way to play nine holes regardless of your skill level. You can sign up with a friend as a two-person team or make some new friends by signing up as a free agent.


Topgolf

You don’t have to play 18 holes to still have some golf fun. Head to Topgolf for a fun, social night out with friends. Make the evening competitive by playing one of Topgolf’s games or just sit back, relax, nosh on some appetizers and hit golf balls.


Events

Your local golf course may host fun events throughout the year as well. Here are some common events you may see.


  • Group lesson - it’s easier to try something new with friends, so try a group golf lesson to learn the basics or hone your skills

  • Nine and Wine - play nine holes and the un-wine-d with your friends

  • Sips and Tips - fun golf instruction in a social atmosphere

  • Glow Golf Night - play when the sun goes down with glow in the dark items

  • A Day at the Spa - pair nine holes with some relaxation including chair massages or manicures


If your local club doesn’t offer these events, try suggesting them!


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