When it comes to mixing business with pleasure, golf has always been where it’s at.
As 20th century sports writer Grantland Rice once said “Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.” An estimated 90% of Fortune 500 CEO’s play golf. According to Barrons, one quarter of the 25 million golfers in the U.S. are top management executives. The one problem is, not enough women are getting in on this great opportunity.
Contrary to popular belief, women have always played golf. The LPGA Tour is older than the PGA Tour. But the problem is the proportion of female players has barely budged since the 1980s, growing by about one percentage point to the 21% to 22% range, according to National Golf Foundation. Rounds played by women have consistently hovered at an even lower proportion of the total, about 17% (women play fewer rounds than men).
What’s keeping you from jumping in? Here are six reasons women should start playing golf NOW!