One-question poll: How do women shop for golf clubs?

Been fitted for golf clubs lately? Ever? (Courtesy of Ping)

Been fitted for golf clubs lately? Ever? (Courtesy of Ping)

The Fall issue of GottaGoGolf Magazine, publishing September 1, takes its readers on a club fitting journey, from online to demo day to in-store “specialist.”

It’s no secret that women are more likely to use hand-me-downs or bargain basement sets than get fitted for their own brand new clubs. So here in the one-question poll, we ask, what influences you when you shop for golf clubs?

What influences you when you shop for golf clubs? You may select up to two answers

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Free through August with one click: GottaGoGolf Magazine

LOOKS GREAT on your tablet or desktop, doesn’t it? (What you see on your phone is just a tease.) Now through August: Just click it and read it.

Coming Sept. 1 to GottaGoGolf subscribers and Women’s Golf Alliance members: The Fall “Back to School” issue.

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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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What you didn’t know about Louise Suggs

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LOUISE SUGGS was one of the 13 founders of the LPGA. She died in Sarasota Friday at the age of 91, and most contemporary fans of women’s golf couldn’t tell you much about her. This loving tribute from the LPGA is worth a read by everyone who participates in women’s sports today or loves to watch them. Continue reading

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Love story – Stacy and her clubs

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Travis Wilson and Stacy Lewis, shown here at the U.S. Women’s Open, covered some ground in their search for her missing golf clubs Monday. (Suzette Wenger/womensopenlancaster.com)

WHEN STACY LEWIS got the typical runaround from British Airways — “call us back in 24 hours” — she took a magical mystery tour to find her missing golf clubs.

Fortunately, Lewis had rested up, skipping last week’s LPGA stop for practice time in Texas and Florida. So she said, “Well, that’s not going to work,” and took on her task with her typical competitive zest.

And, of course, her cell phone. Continue reading

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19th hole: The great (fuzzy) Manhattan study

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It’s been a rough week at GottaGoGolf. We were hacked. While we’re cleaning up, we thought we’d share this little piece from the Summer issue of GottaGoGolf Magazine, from 19th Hole Editor Cheryl Stotler. Cheers! Continue reading

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Webb, Alex tie for early lead at U.S. Women’s Open

Marina Alex walks up the eighth hole during the first round of the 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Penn. on Thursday, July 9, 2015.  (Copyright USGA/Fred Vuich)

Marina Alex probably had more fun than anyone in the field during the first round of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club. (Copyright USGA/Fred Vuich)

Had you heard of Marina Alex before today? If you were surprised this third-year LPGA pro — who ranks 138th in the world and has just over $300,000 in career earnings — shot 66 to tie two-time Open champion Karrie Webb for the early lead, well, so was she! Read more

 

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Women and golf resorts: The agony

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Cartoon by Cathy Bowman

HERE’S A LIST of don’ts for golf resorts who aspire to make GottaGoGolf Magazine’s Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women in the future. Did our 10-woman expert panel miss anything? Continue reading

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