Golf's history as a predominantly male domain has kept many of the fairer sex from joining in the fun—just ask Hootie or Martha. But don't ask Jennifer Taylor or any other of the nearly ten thousand women who took part in last year's inaugural WOMEN'S GOLF WEEK, free events at clubs across the country organized by Play Golf America.
"They make you feel welcome," says Taylor, 36, an executive at a private corrections company outside Nashville, Tennessee. She, along with about fifteen others, attended two Women's Golf Week events at the Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville, one a swing lesson and the other a putting clinic, each lasting more than an hour.
This year's Women's Golf Week is June 310 at more than a thousand facilities across the country. Activities may include instruction, rules and etiquette seminars, luncheons and on-course play. For participating clubs, visit playgolfamerica.com.
And if you have a daughter with an inner Annika waiting to be freed, July 1016 is TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE COURSE WEEK, where more than a thousand courses will offer free greens fees and instruction to girls accompanied by a paying adult. For a list of participating courses, visit getlinkedplaygolf.com.