Women interested in taking up golf in an easy-going, supportive atmosphere have a new champion. The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club—the oldest private club in the United States—is sponsoring a “Celebration of Women in Golf” on June 5, 2013, as part of the week-long commemoration of its 125th anniversary.
celebration has been designed by golf professionals to honor women’s historic
contributions to the game while introducing non-golfers to everything that
makes golf fun and exciting. Golf professionals from throughout the Met Area
are volunteering their services to create a warm and welcoming environment for
those who have never played and want to get into the swing. Event
organizers are offering current golfers the opportunity to give back to
golf by hosting and mentoring a woman new to the game while spending a fun
filled day with golf professionals and other supportive women.
afternoon event, starts with registration at 11:00, followed by lunch and a
presentation by Donna Orender, one of the most powerful women in sports who is
now involved in engaging more women in golf through the PGA of America’s
“Connecting with Her” program. Orender, former president of the WNBA,
grew up on Long Island and was a five-sport athlete in high school, lettering
in basketball, field hockey, volleyball, softball, and tennis.
lunch, indoor and outdoors stations at Saint Andrew’s Golf Club will consist of
educational programs and instructional clinics. The on-course golf festival
will feature stations of both golf and non-golf activities such as lessons, a
fashion show, wine tasting, equipment demonstrations, and other experiences.
The celebration will close with a cocktail reception.
day is being supported with the help of The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club Ladies
Golf Association, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, Met PGA, and other
area golf organizations. The day is being sponsored in large part by one
of Saint Andrew’s own female members, Carol Blum, who with her husband, Morton,
made a $10,000 contribution to this event.
from this charity event will support Girls Golf and FORE!, an initiative
of The First Tee that educates, enriches, and empowers young girls by
encouraging healthy habits and choices through pro-active thinking in the
critical teenage years.
Tickets are $350, which includes two participants in the event or $250
for one person. To register, email email
Ambry Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (914) 478-3475.
Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf