Rightly or wrongly, when we think of golfers, we don’t often think of them as young females. More often, the image conjured up in our mind is that of an older, affluent gentlemen with a country club membership and a third wife. Yet golfing is becoming more open to women than ever. Now, more and more women are becoming involved in the sport and drawing attention to their achievements. Young stars are making golf cool again and we couldn’t be happier!
On Sunday, there were several achievements in women’s golf. First up, the Great Britain and Ireland ladies team claimed victory against their American counterparts at Dun Laoghaire. The competition for the Curtis Cup revealed the golfing prowess of one Bronte Law, an English senior at UCLA. The 21-year-old finished with 5 points out of 5, a tremendous achievement which has only occurred once before. The only other to succeed in this challenge was Stacey Lewis back in 2008. She later went on to become the world No 1. We’re sure Ms Law had some celebrating to do after the victory. Whether she celebrated with a well-deserved pint or at tour of some popular gaming websites for free bingo no card details games, we think she’s earned it!
Bronte Law is not the only young female golfer who has been making waves. The first major of the season in April saw 18-year-old Lydia Ko battle with 20-year-old Charley Hull to take home the title. In America, the game is definitely taking on a new look. The game is attracting new fans. It shouldn’t be long before similar results are seen in the UK. We are all for seeing these talented young women hitting some of the UK’s famous courses such as Gleneagles and Royal Lytham & St Annes.
Unfortunately due to a recent vote, female golfers will not be able to become members at the UK’s famous Muirfield Course anytime soon. Last month, a vote was undertaken to decide whether or not the club should begin granting membership to women. Unfortunately, the motion did not receive the required two-thirds majority. Therefore, the club men-only membership policy still stands. The change in policy was narrowly missed by just 14 votes. Those against stated that it would take a very special female golfer to fulfil the requirements of a Muirfield member.
However, it seems that the setback has not deterred female golfers from publicising the need for more women joining the sport. Fame Tate, a former European golfer has managed to bring more than 200 women into the game, thanks to her Fame Golf Academy.
Whether naysayers like it or not, the face of golf is changing. More young women are turning to the sport, attracting new audiences are raising the profile of the game. Next stop Rio, ladies!