SHORT PAR 4 CONGRATULATES BRAND AMBASSADOR LEXI THOMPSON FOR HER DRAMATIC VICTORY AT THE SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC

SARASOTA, FL – June 12, 2019 – Short Par 4, the golf apparel subscription box redefining style since 2014, proudly announces that Lexi Thompson, the LPGA TOUR ambassador, and the face of their women’s offering, combatted gusty winds and extreme conditions, to capture the 2019 Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Thompson claimed the Shoprite LPGA Classic in style. She wore PUMA apparel, and footwear, the initial brand featured in The Magnolia Box, as she clinched her 11th career LPGA title.

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“We at Short Par 4 are extremely proud of Lexi Thompson. To shut out the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Champion with an eagle on the 18th is remarkable, and shows how talented, she really is. She has won an event every year she has been on the LPGA, which is unbelievable! Congratulations Lexi,” said Bobby DiMeo, Founder and CEO of Short Par 4.

This victory at the Shoprite LPGA Classic follows a T-2 finish at the U.S. Women’s Open, and is her first victory since the 2018 CME Group Tour Championship. Thompson had momentum going into this past weekend’s event, as this was her third top-5 finish in her last five events.

Thompson joined the Short Par 4 global ambassador team in January of 2019. She signed an agreement to represent Short Par 4 for two years. Her involvement with The Magnolia Box has proved beneficial to the brand’s growth.

“The Short Par 4 team is thrilled on have Lexi on board. Her continued success on the LPGA has helped the company gain awareness for The Magnolia Box,” added DiMeo.

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The Magnolia Membership, curated for women, launched in June 2019. This distinctive membership includes apparel, accessories, and gear, inspired, and curated, by the 11-time LPGA Champion, Lexi Thompson.

The name Magnolia symbolizes the very first time powerful and talented women golfers could compete on the iconic Augusta National Golf Club. This historic moment motivated the name, as well as, an April announcement.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Short Par 4 family and the launch of our first ever Women’s box, The Magnolia Box! To be a part of launching a one of a kind box named after a beautiful flower, that is synonymous with golf, is an honor. I am looking forward to collaborating on The Magnolia Box as it becomes a must have addition to any woman golfer’s life!” said Lexi Thompson.

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Initially, the Short Par 4 Magnolia Subscription Box is offered on an every-other-month basis, and includes apparel, and accessories from premium brands like PUMA. Each delivery will cost $99, plus shipping.

For more information on the new Short Par 4 Magnolia Subscription Box, please click here:

www.shortpar4.com/pages/lexi-thompson-magnolia-box

 

ABOUT SHORT PAR 4

Short Par 4 is a personal stylist for the golf-inspired life that delivers brand name golf apparel, accessories and gear directly to its member’s doorstep – each for up to 60% off retail prices.

The vision of the company is to provide golf enthusiasts with the highest quality products, at member’s only pricing, delivered directly to their doorsteps – keeping their style tight and allowing them to spend more time on the course, not in their closet. As the premier styling service for the golf community, Short Par 4 boasts one of the fastest growing memberships of any subscription box on the web.

Every month, Short Par 4 delivers exclusive brand name golf apparel and products that promise to make their member’s look handsome both on and off the course. Whether on a date, on the tee box or at the office, Short Par 4’s Style Caddies have their members covered!

With a membership for all budget sizes, every box includes top rated and premium golf brands like Under Armour, Nike, Puma and Callaway and burgeoning brands like Travis Mathew, Linksoul, Greyson and more. Each delivery is hand-curated according to season and the golfer’s unique style profile that they fill out on the website.

Short Par 4 is represented on all the major golf tours. The company has compiled a global brand ambassador team that includes some of golf’s most iconic players.

PGA TOUR:                            Rickie Fowler, Wesley Bryan, John Chin, Tyler Duncan

LPGA TOUR:                          Lexi Thompson

Web.com TOUR:                   Kevin Doughtery, Kevin Lucas

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS:   Tom Pernice

 

Short Par 4 continues to grow every year since its inception in 2014. Their membership and box shipments are the largest in golf industry, making the company the leading golf subscription service. The company is located in Sarasota, Florida.

For more information, please visit https://www.shortpar4.com/.

Keep up-to-date with all of the Short Par 4 news on social media:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/shortpar4

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Short_Par4

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shortpar4

 

Industry Around the Globe Unites in Support of Women’s Golf Day

June 4th 2019 will be the largest ever single-day celebration of women’s golf with venues from every corner of the globe joining forces to promote the sport. With a growing profile and impressive roll call of supporters, it’s hard to imagine that a little over four years ago Women’s Golf Day was simply a pipe dream for founder Elisa Gaudet. Her commitment has galvanized the industry, bringing together a phenomenal number of industry influencers from around the world.

Over the past three years, WGD events have been held at over 900 venues in 52 countries and have delivered golf experiences to more than 50,000 women and girls. This year what is remarkable is the growth of the campaign in countries who have been involved since year one. In Nigeria thanks to development work with the Nigerian Golf Federation a record 14 venues are already signed up to run their 4-hour experiences and in the Czech Republic, there are an incredible 35 participating venues all preparing to welcome women and girls through their doors.

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As the campaign has grown from strength to strength, its impact has become apparent beyond Women’s Golf Day itself as Elisa explains, “What we are beginning to see is a deep-rooted change from the golf club level through to national organizations. I set out on this journey because I wanted more women to try the sport that has brought so much joy to my life. I am really proud to have inspired others to run their own campaigns because we have a singular aim, which is of paramount importance to the future of golf.”

8 new countries signed up in 2018, including Hong Kong which makes an impressive return in 2018 with more venues signing up. Vietnam and Lithuania are amongst the newcomers for 2019, demonstrating the global reach of the campaign. Mike Hendrix, Vice President GolfNow Business Solutions, who have been ardent supporters of WGD year on year isn’t surprised by the continued growth as he explains, “Our Business Services team has been speaking with hundreds of golf courses in North America about hosting their own event on June 4th and the response has been great. We’ve seen golfers through social media asking if their local course will be hosting an event and we’ve seen golf instructors step up and create and support events. Our golf course partners love this initiative and we salute Elisa’s passion and drive.

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This year’s WGD campaign is extremely personal for Elisa who has partnered with Play for P.I.N.K.®, a non-profit organization that donates 100% of its proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. She concludes, “This is a fantastic charity which is very close to my heart. We hope that this new partnership will help raise awareness and much-needed funds for breast cancer research through the power of golf.”

For anyone interested in taking part at a WGD event, keep an eye on the WGD social media at @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay and check into http://www.womensgolfday.com to register to take part at one of the hundreds of WGD events taking place on June 4th .

 

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. The one day, four-hour event has now taken place in 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. WGD created an incredible global community in three years and has the support of almost every major golfing governing body and organization. WGD’s primary hashtag #WomensGolfDay received more than 15 million global impressions to nearly 10 million users across Twitter and Instagram.

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To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming event on Tuesday, June 4th 2019 visit http://www.womensgolfday.com @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay

Short Par 4 Launches The Magnolia Membership, a New Women’s Subscription Box Styled by LPGA Icon – Lexi Thompson

SARASOTA, FL – April 24, 2019 – Short Par 4, the #1 “Hand Curated Box” for golfers everywhere, announced today that the company is introducing The Magnolia Membership, a new subscription box created exclusively for women. This distinctive membership will include apparel, accessories, and gear, initially inspired, and curated, by the 10-time LPGA Champion, Lexi Thompson.

“I am extremely excited about the launch of the Short Par 4 Magnolia Box, which will bring the same style, convenience, and value that our other box members have been able to experience. We are 100% committed to helping grow the women’s game, and is why we felt it was important to launch an offering for women,” said Bobby DiMeo, Founder, and CEO of Short Par 4.

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The name Magnolia symbolizes the very first time powerful and talented women golfers could compete on the iconic Augusta National Golf Club, a week before the 2019 Masters. This historic moment motivated the name, as well as, an April launch.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Short Par 4 family and the launch of our first ever Women’s box, The Magnolia Box! To be a part of launching a one of a kind box named after a beautiful flower, that is synonymous with golf, is an honor. I am looking forward to collaborating on The Magnolia Box as it becomes a must-have addition to any woman golfer’s life!” said Lexi Thompson.

The Short Par 4 Magnolia Subscription Box will be officially, and personally, introduced by Lexi Thompson, and the Short Par 4 team, at the Pro-Am for the LPGA HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open, held at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, CA. on April 24, 2019. This is the newest golf tournament on the LPGA global stage, which will be the perfect platform for this special announcement.

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Initially, the Short Par 4 Magnolia Subscription Box will be offered on an every-other-month basis, and will include apparel, and accessories from premium brands like PUMA. Each delivery will cost $99, plus shipping. Subscribers who sign up from April 24th through May 31st can expect to receive their first delivery in June.

For more information on the new Short Par 4 Magnolia Subscription Box, please click here:

www.shortpar4.com/pages/lexi-thompson-magnolia-box

 

ABOUT SHORT PAR 4

Short Par 4 is a personal stylist for the golf inspired life that delivers brand name golf apparel, accessories and gear directly to its member’s doorstep – each for up to 60% off retail prices.

The vision of the company is to provide golf enthusiasts with the highest quality products, at member’s only pricing, delivered directly to their doorsteps – keeping their style tight and allowing them to spend more time on the course, not in their closet. As the premier styling service for the golf community, Short Par 4 boasts one of the fastest growing memberships of any subscription box on the web.

Every month, Short Par 4 delivers exclusive brand name golf apparel and products that promise to make their member’s look handsome both on and off the course. Whether on a date, on the tee box or at the office, Short Par 4’s Style Caddies have their members covered!

With a membership for all budget sizes, every box includes top rated and premium golf brands like Under Armour, Nike, Puma and Callaway and burgeoning brands like Travis Mathew, Linksoul, Greyson and more. Each delivery is hand curated according to season and the golfer’s unique style profile that they fill out on the website.

Short Par 4 is represented on all the major golf tours. The company has compiled a global brand ambassador team that includes some of golf’s most iconic players.

 

PGA TOUR:                            Rickie Fowler, Wesley Bryan, John Chin, Tyler Duncan

LPGA TOUR:                          Lexi Thompson

Web.com TOUR:                   Kevin Doughtery, Kevin Lucas

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS:    Tom Pernice

 

Short Par 4 continues to grow every year since its inception in 2014. Their membership and box shipments are the largest in golf industry, making the company the leading golf subscription service. The company is located in Sarasota, Florida.

For more information, please visit https://www.shortpar4.com/.

Keep up-to-date with all of the Short Par 4 news on social media:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/shortpar4

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Short_Par4

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/shortpar4

2019 SET TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR WOMEN’S GOLF

With three of the most significant tournaments at the top level of women’s golf taking part this week, women’s golf is getting a little more attention than usual, giving sports fans all over the world a variety of options to engage with.

With the first women’s Major of the year, the ANA Inspiration; the Jordan Mixed Open where two men’s Tours and the Ladies European Tour come together to compete on the same course for the same prize fund; and the debut for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, all swinging into action this weekend, many people will get their first exposure to the game, and that is something that Elisa Gaudet, founder of Women’s Golf Day (WGD), knows can be a pivotal moment in recruiting the next generation of golfers.

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“Through our work with Women’s Golf Day we know that if you give women and girls a great first experience of the game then they are likely to stay,” commented Gaudet. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a buzz around the women’s game in the 19 years I’ve been in the industry as I have in the weeks leading up to these three groundbreaking tournaments. I hope that by drawing some of the focus of the world’s media to these incredible athletes playing at the top level, they can inspire women and girls all over the world to pick up a club for the first time.”

If, as Gaudet suggests, the effect of these three tournaments coming together in one week is to expose a new audience to the women’s game and kindle an interest in participation, then the return of Women’s Golf Day on June 4th 2019 will provide the perfect opportunity for women and girls all over the world to take the next step, Gaudet continues.

“I love the ‘Think Globally – Act Locally’ campaign and believe that by having better access and exposure to the game, the more women and girls will want to take part. We’re obviously on a very different level to the women playing on Tour, but through WGD we’ve seen that when people have easy access to golf, have a fun first experience and then have a clear path into the game, they soon become the next generation of golfers. The success of WGD has been through industry collaboration and vision of governing bodies, industry leaders, golf clubs and charities coming together to celebrate new and existing women golfers and demonstrate they are important and welcome.”

In the past three years, WGD events have been held at over 900 venues in 52 countries and have delivered a golf experience to over 50,000 women and girls. This year’s event will be held on June 4th and will once again be a celebration of women and girls learning golf skills that last a lifetime and of being part of a larger global community. WGD has partnered with PLAY for P.I.N.K – BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) an important charity partner given breast cancer affects so many women around the world. We encourage the Women’s Golf Day events to have a charity component and raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and where possible work with Play for P.I.N.K – BCRF enabling them to continue their important work funding the world’s top researchers.

For anyone inspired by the events taking place this week or simply anyone who wants to get involved with a WGD event, keep an eye on the WGD social media at @womensgolfday and #WomensGolfDay and check into http://www.womensgolfday.com for news of new venues signing up around the world every day.

Any venue wishing to register to host an event for Women’s Golf Day 2019 should visit
http://www.womensgolfday.com and go to “Register a Location” And you don’t need to be a golf course to take part. Past venues include Golf clubs, PGA Superstore, Topgolf, Retail stores, Driving ranges – essentially anywhere you can swing a club!

Women’s Golf Day partners:

The World Golf Foundation, International Golf Federation, PGA Tour, PGA America, European Tour, WE ARE GOLF, European Tour properties, LET, LPGA, TPC properties, Golf Channel, Golf Now, ClubCorp, Troon, Billy Casper, PGA TOUR Superstore, TopGolf, NGCOA, EGCOA, NGCOA Canada, LPGA Amateur Golf Association, The California Alliance for Golf, Annika Foundation, Play for P.I.N.K and Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
The First Tee, Gallus Golf, Ahead, All Square, Chronogolf, Women & Golf, and more.

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ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. The one day, four-hour event has now taken place in 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. WGD created an incredible global community in three years and has the support of almost every major golfing governing body and organization. WGD’s primary hashtag

#WomensGolfDay received more than 15 million global impressions to nearly 10 million users across Twitter and Instagram.  To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming event on Tuesday, June 4 rd 2019 visit http://www.womensgolfday.com  @womensgolfday, #WomensGolfDay

Motherputter – “The New Face of Ladies Golf Wear”

When you hear “Motherputter” what do you think of? It is probably something close to
what I thought of the first time I heard it. But it is quite the opposite.

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Motherputter is actually a woman’s golf apparel company. Why a name like “Motherputter”, you ask? The answer is Simple. Te name stems from a mother with a love for golf. There are no words that can describe it when you love something. It was very much like this with Motherputter. There was an issue for Kim Tuttle. There were no clothes that were liked and unique to Kim. So, Ms. Tuttle decided to make her own line and make it unique to her and unique it is.

Kim Tuttle the “Chief Chick of Fashion” is very independent with a style all her own.
She found a passion for fashion which led her to a degree from Texas Tech University
in Fashion Merchandising. She followed many paths which eventually led her to New
York City. After taking a 20-year hiatus from the fashion industry to venture into politics she returned to the fashion industry. Getting back to the fashion industry she became obsessed with the game of golf.

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I first heard of Motherputter on the 2019 PGA Show website and I won’t lie. The name is what caught my attention. Clothing is like a nice bottle of wine for me, a unique name and you have my attention. In my opinion,  I found Motherputter to be the “wine” of the PGA Show. There were so many other great lines but Motherputter just called to me.

Their designs were unique and so different. They had everything from a bomber jacket
to skorts to dresses. The way the colors of the line mixed it got my attention. There
was a little flash of lime green on that black skirt or there was a nice red collar on the
pink shirt… I know pink and red clashes right? Wrong! Motherputter made it work. She
said she liked the red and pink so why not mix them together. It looked great and it
worked so well together.

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Kim always somehow has a way to incorporate her Motherputter logo put into the clothing and she makes it work. There was a lot of black and white in her line because it is a girl’s best friend right? Once again you would be wrong she made so many designs work with silvers. She made so many successful designs with florals patterns too. The thing that I love the most about the Motherputter line is the ease of how you can go from the course to a night out on the town.

The dresses are very elegant looking and they are put together nicely. Most of her
clothing has mesh to allow your body to breathe. They all mix so well. You can throw
that Silver quilt type skirt with that dressy floral shirt and then top it off with the bomber jacket and a nice pair of shoes. Nobody would know that you just got off the golf course.
Kim made them very unique to the “average woman”. The clothing is something you
would not expect to see anywhere let alone on a golf course. There was a lot of mesh put
into the lines and I really like the mesh on the clothing too. She put mesh in the sleeves
or on the jacket. Some of the jackets were reversible so you could get 2 looks with 1
a piece of clothing.

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Motherputter carries clothing up to an XL which makes me interested even more. As a larger woman, it is hard to find nice clothing that can fit me. Due to this fact that they carry a larger size it makes me want to try their stuff even more. One day, I hope to get my hands on some of their clothing and if I do I will tell you exactly how I feel about them.

In the meantime, I will stick to what I know about them. They have gorgeous clothing in a large variety of sizes and they could really take the women’s golf apparel game by storm. Keep it up Motherputter I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Until The Next Tee!!

Product Introduction – StarBorn Skirts

There were many women’s apparel lines of interest for me at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. One such line that really caught my attention was called StarBorn Skirts.

StarBorn Skirts started in August of 2018. It was originally a running skirt company called SparkleSkirts and the owners decided to branch out to the golf industry. Based in Plant City, FL. the skirts are all made in the USA and they offer many different styles.

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Skirts from StarBorn Skirts have different lengths because not all of us are the same height or like to have the skirts a certain length. There are three cuts of skirts being the tall, petite and regular length. The Tall is 2 inches longer in the short and skirt than the regular cut. They are for the taller woman or maybe just someone that wants a longer length.

Depending on the size you get the skirt length varies from 12.75 inches (2XS Petite) up to 19.5 inches (3XL tall). They vary the lengths partially based on your height and how long you want them. If these lengths are not what you like some of their skirts can actually be partially customized to allow up to an additional 3 inches for an additional fee.

All skirts have 2 6×6 pockets which are perfect for putting your phone or scorecard into for safe-keeping. There is one pocket in the leg of the short and the other pocket is in the back of the skirt. This makes it convenient to carry what is required

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They have Flutter Cut and Casual. The flutter cut is a more fun type of skirt as it is kind of a “flirty” skirt. It has some little ruffles in it which gives it a more flowing look.

The skirts have “no ride” shorts. They have a patented short which are guaranteed not to ride up while you are playing. Personally speaking, I find skorts are horrible for that which is why I do not wear them. I don’t wear skorts often because I feel the shorts all ride up and I want to make sure that I have nothing “playing peek-a-boo”. When shorts ride up it feels almost as if there aren’t any and it makes me wonder why they are in there in the first place. Thanks to StarBorn Skirts that is no longer an issue.

One of the things I appreciated with this clothing line is their interest in bringing the next generation into the game. The game is starting to die and it is up to our kids and grandkids to carry on the sport. StarBorn Skirts has helped to start to make this happen by starting a line called StarBorn Girls.

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Their clothing has a great “hand of fabric” to it. It is soft and has a nice stretch to it. There are a lot of nice prints to choose from as well as their standard (plain) designs. StarBorn Skirts also features unique patterns like their patriotic designs. There are “Star-Spangled Banner” and Canadian flag versions as well.

The company also designed skirts called Starborn Girls which is to be released today. (February 14, 2019).

I have to say the thing that I like most about this line is the fact they do skirts for charity. They have done charities for Nancy Lopez and Girls Golf. Both charities had designs custom made and with every purchase, 10% goes back to the charity.

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I think if they keep going the way they are, I feel that StarBorn is going to rise quickly in the women’s golf apparel industry. I look forward to trying one of these skorts myself, they are a piece of clothing I would be willing to put to my comfort test.

Until The Next Tee!!

 

 

What Kind Of World Have I Entered?

It’s a world of running around, a world of meetings and a world of something new.

This is my first time to the PGA Show and I’m nervous yet also excited about it. It was a rough start but I am hoping it goes smooth. I was excited to go but then our flight was cancelled. We had to call our airline (Frontier) and they were nice enough to get us on a later flight and did not charge us anything extra. That helped ease the stress a little bit and then Monday happened.

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First of all let me say, I am not an early bird and I prefer to sleep in. Today that didn’t happen. Due to our lack of a vehicle currently it was a nice early day to hop on our bevy of buses. The first bus was at 7 a.m. and then the next bus was at 8:15 a.m. after waiting in the bus terminal.

We got to the airport in a reasonable amount of time and yet we still had another 3-4 hours wait for our flight. The clearance through customs was quick which was shocking considering the US Government is on a shutdown. We were expecting a long wait to get through TSA but we were through within about 15 minutes. We made our way to the gate and decided we would just plant our behinds there. We were able to get a nice Wi-Fi connection and just watch the commotion outside.

Considering we were hit by Winter Storm Harper a couple of days earlier you wouldn’t know it by looking outside. There was a lot of snow on the tarmac but there were plows going over it constantly. The sky was blue and hardly any clouds. You know? The nice fluffy white ones, no gray and no dim. This was starting out as a beautiful day. Now to see what the rest of the week will bring.

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I have plenty of meetings coming up with women’s apparel companies and I look forward to seeing what’s out there for us women. I wonder what the women will want to know about and how I’m going to get it for them. There are a couple of events geared specifically towards women and I hope to cover them and bring some input from the women of the golf industry.

Time will tell. Hello PGA Show 2019!!

Until The Next Tee!!

#FightAndGrind #SeeUOnTheNextTee