March 11, 2023 New Orleans, LA
This past weekend on a sunny afternoon, ladies from all around gathered at one of New Orleans’s finest golf clubs, TPC Louisiana, for a golf clinic specifically designed for female beginners who were looking to learn the basics of the game of golf while having some fun. The event was hosted by Fore the Ladies, Inc. and led by experienced golf instructors who walked attendees through the fundamentals of golf, including proper swing technique, putting, and chipping. They also took the time to answer any questions the ladies had about the game.
The event was considered a huge success for the game of golf. The attendees were separated into groups based on skill level and previous golf experience. The women were all full of smiles as they practiced their swings and putts, with the instructors giving personalized feedback and encouragement.
The atmosphere was lively and supportive, with everyone cheering each other on.
Our 2023 Boatwright Interns, Maili Bartz, and Heidi Hesse were also able to attend this event as beginners in this sport:
“I have always been interested in the game of golf because all of my friends play, but I never knew where to start,” says Maili. “This clinic was the perfect opportunity to learn the basics and meet other women who are also new to the game. I felt so comfortable the entire time even though I definitely whiffed a few shots here and there.”
Heidi agreed that “It was really great to learn how to start playing golf, as a beginner. The coaches gave us a lot of tips to start practicing golf better. For example, I learned how to putt better, as on how I should align my feet correctly from the hole. I also really enjoyed practicing my pitch and my swing, with other women in a friendly game, with great advice from Alexis Belton, who also demonstrated to us her best swings’.” She also added that “Now I know better how I can improve myself in this sport and will enjoy practicing”.
The event provided each participant with a tee gift that included a variety of items perfect for beginner golfers such as a FTL hat, FootJoy socks, Titleist golf balls, and of course a customized koozie to keep your drink cold all day long whilst on the course. Participants also received two complimentary drinks on the house on behalf of the FTL and LGA.
By the end of the clinic, the ladies seemed to feel confident in their new golf skills and excited to take the next step in their golf journey, whether that be more lessons, practicing at the driving range, or hitting the course with friends.
The LGA thoroughly enjoyed co-hosting this event with Fore the Ladies and is excited to look into more opportunities in the future to share the love for the game of golf with those who have not yet experienced this amazing sport.