Women in golf have an unspoken rule: stick together. No matter your age, race, background, or handicap, when you decide to get involved in this game, you’re automatically welcomed into a one-of-a-kind sorority with a community of your counterparts ready to support and encourage you however they can. And every woman in this industry knows that it’s the standard to show up for her fellow female and understands the duty she has to make room for her at the table, even if she has to give up her seat and pull up a chair.
Despite becoming progressively more inclusive in recent years, the golf industry remains markedly male-dominated and still requires us women to work together to make sure our voices can be heard above the cacophony, especially if we want to impart change or make a difference. It calls for strength, diligence, resilience, integrity and a whole other host of adjectives that are used to measure a person’s success.
But anyone who knows anything about being successful knows you need good people around you to bolster you while you chase and achieve your dreams. And few understand that fact better than the five game-changing women that comprise what this author has dubbed “golf’s greatest girl gang”.
You’ve seen them around, whether they’re interviewing the game’s best or teeing it up in majors or challenging golf’s old-school norms using social media and fashion. They’ve all carved out their own space in the golf world, influencing the industry as some of the most trusted, recognizable voices in the sport. And in their own way, these women are all making history, linked arm in arm as they blaze new trails and forge new paths in a game that’s desperately needed refreshing over the last few decades.