How to take your golf game on the road

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Robynn Ree on the third hole of Pacific Dunes at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

EVERYONE WHO watched the U.S. Open last week has been alerted of the uniqueness of Chambers Bay. Where are you going to play on your golf vacation? How is it different from your course? How should you prepare? Here are a few great golf tips for women from the experts on how to take your golf game ANYWHERE. Continue reading

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What’s in GottaGoGolf Magazine and how do I get it?

Image of Summer Magazine CoverThe Summer 2015 issue of GottaGoGolf Magazine is online today! Our expert panel of women named the Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women — and there’s more in the only national golf magazine for women. Continue reading

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Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women

Image of The BouldersIN OTHER MAGAZINES, men make the top-picks-for-women lists. Here, we announce the Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women as selected by GottaGoGolf Magazine’s expert panel of women. And, yes, it’s a little different. Be sure to take the one-question poll at the bottom. Continue reading

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When golf isn’t all about you

Caryn Wilson (left), and Mina Hardin at the first tee during the quarterfinal round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)

Caryn Wilson (left) and Mina Hardin hugged before the quarterfinal U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship match that launched their friendship in 2013 at Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin, California. (Copyright USGA/Steve Gibbons)

A PAIR OF “SENIORS” is taking on the young bombers in the USGA’s first U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Amateur Championship this weekend at Bandon Dunes’ pretty Pacific Dunes course. To hear Mina Hardin and Caryn Wilson tell it, it’s one time when failing memories and middle-age maturity might serve them well. Continue reading

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Choosing a golf resort: What matters to women?

WHAT’S OUR EQUIVALENT of the buddy trip, and what makes a golf resort great for women?

That was the question that faced a panel of women golf travel experts assembled to select the Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women. You’ll see the results of their selections (with input from the Women’s Golf Alliance) in the Summer issue of GottaGoGolf Magazine.

They took the task seriously and put forth their philosophies. Among them:

  • In my opinion, the list will be more interesting if there is a diversity of geographical locations represented and price diversity, so they are not all expensive five-star resorts. 
  • As I think about the list criteria, I find myself thinking “female-friendly golf courses and experiences, nice on-site amenities — pools, spas, services,” but I also think of nightlife or nearby shopping.
  • I believe Kiawah Island should be off the lists completely; it is being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center, representing the underpaid Jamaican workers. … I would not feel right having Kiawah Island on any list at this time.
  • My choices were based on appeal, as well as the total package value for one on a fixed budget.
  • I believe strongly that at least two sets of tees must be rated for women (validating that some women are really good golfers!).

OUR PANEL GAVE STRONG CONSIDERATION TO GOLF RESORTS WITH WOMEN ON STAFF, WITH WOMEN-SPECIFIC SCHOOLS OR PROGRAMS, AND WITH A HISTORY OF HOSTING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR WOMEN.

The final list is guaranteed to make you want to “Get out and GOLF,” the theme of our Summer issue. But while you’re waiting, could you tell us, what is most important to you in selecting a golf getaway? Please take the poll:

What's most important when you choose a golf resort?

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Counting putts instead of shots – a golf god offense?

Here’s a TGIF yarn about what happened when a single-digit golfer brought his hoping-for-bogeys lady to his home course for the first time and proposed a challenge.

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Great roles for women in new golf movie ‘The Squeeze’

Image of The Squeeze movie posterCOMPLAINTS FLOW in and out of Hollywood about film roles that portray women as dumb and ditzy, mere sex objects. So thank you to the new golf movie The Squeeze, a caper flick with a male protagonist and a captivating plot, for bringing us two strong women characters in Natalie (played by Jillian Murray) and Jessie (Katherine LaNasa).

Of course they are both drop-dead gorgeous. But Jessie’s brain rivals that of her man, the wildly successful hustler Riverboat (Chris McDonald). When it comes to golf, Natalie can run with the boys, even though Jillian Murray had never played golf other than on a Wii. Oh, and maybe some miniature golf. Continue reading

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