If you read golf history books, it isn’t hard to see that golf was predominately a male sport for many years. That world has changed and is continuing to evolve. Now more than ever, there are not only tournaments but numerous amounts of career opportunities for women in golf. For this very reason, Ali Wells, Executive Director of the Gateway Section, along with PGA Career Consultant, Doug Turner, created “Careers on the Course”. This unique seminar placed female collegiate golfers from the surrounding area in a room with six powerful women with successful careers in the golf community [Ali Wells, PGA, Heather Margulis, Sally Collins, PGA, Jacqueline Madison, PGA, Kelly Osborne, and Barbara Blanchar, PGA].
On Thursday, October 21st, Lindenwood University and Central Methodist University’s women’s golf teams and their coaches arrived at The Country Club of St. Albans. While enjoying lunch, the young women listened to the panelists speak of the challenges and joys of their careers with hopes of inspiring future PGA Professionals, college golf instructors, executive directors, or even golf merchandise sales reps. After asking their questions, they were invited to play a round of golf on the beautiful Tavern Creek course at St. Albans. The day was a great example of the positive growth that is happening in the world of golf, and we look forward to next year’s event!