fore the ladies finds
volume 1, issue 2
"When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back." —Michelle Obama
Thanks for opening another Fore the Ladies Finds newsletter! Sara, Brooke and I are excited to bring you our latest treasures. In the world of Fore the Ladies events, we are still on pause but are hopeful to launch again in October - so keep an eye on your inbox and follow @foretheladies on Instagram for the latest.
This past weekend I was completely enthralled by the return to professional women’s golf with the LPGA Drive On Championship in Ohio. It reminded me how much I missed watching women competing on the grandest stages in golf and that I can’t take it for granted in the future. With that, I challenge each of you to tune in to women’s golf coverage - and for that matter - check out women’s sports coverage for a sport you already love. To help you find where you can catch women’s golf, we’ll be adding channels and times to the end of the newsletter.
As Beth Ann Nichols said in an article we feature later, “golf wins when women rise.”
-Abby, Fore the Ladies Founder
Hips don't lie. Our girl Kaitlyn Pimental shared two hip opening exercises on her Instagram back in May while we were sitting around a lot at home - and what do you know - we're still working from home! However, these are perfect movements to gain flexibility, decrease lower back pain and increase disassociation in your golf swing. -Abby
Girls N' Golf is a Callaway Golf podcast by and for women. We’re all in on Lex and Sarah’s energy and this specific episode is with journalist Ron Sirak who has covered the game for more than 40 years (!). They chat about the LPGA’s exciting return and the challenges COVID brings to running a professional golf tournament. - Abby
Big Friendship, by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman - I just finished this book and it was wonderful. Far too few books examine the important and meaningful place that close friendships hold in our lives. Ann and Aminatou tell the story about how theirs started, evolved, nearly fell apart, and ultimately how they worked to repair their relationship to make it resilient for years to come. I laughed, I cried, and I texted all my friends to tell them I love them! - Sara
Finding the perfect pair of sunnies that are stylish and and stay put mid-swing has always been a challenge. This past February at our LA Fore the Ladies event all our problems were solved when we were introduced to Abbie Crane, owner of Electric. Abbie helped us pick out styles that worked best for our face shape and explained how each one of their sunglasses are thoughtfully designed and made in the best factories in Italy. I loved mine so much I had to get a second pair. You won't regret checking out the sale that's currently happening on the website! - Brooke
Ladies of Golf: Ashleigh McLaughlin
We hope you watch our conversation with Ashleigh McLaughlin, vice president of marketing and communications for Youth on Course. After playing college golf at Florida State University, Ashleigh realized she could combine her passion for marketing and business with her love for golf in a career. We discuss her experiences at the LPGA, golf as the "final frontier" for social equity and racial diversity, the amazing opportunities Youth on Course is bringing to junior golfers nationwide, and so much more.
"Be the kind of influencer that grows all of golf, not just your personal brand ... golf wins when women rise." We're giving a standing ovation to Beth Ann Nichols for her opinion piece in Golfweek, where she takes note of the NBA's simple but effective support of the WNBA as they returned to the court, and how PGA Tour players could follow suit… - Abby
Give a follow to your local farmer's market! It's high season for so much amazing produce, and if you can get to yours, a great thing to support. Mine is @unsqgreenmarket, which has been going strong. Bought too many tomatoes? I love @smittenkitchen and @nytcooking for inspiration. - Sara
Our friends at Robin Golf have created a unicorn of golf equipment - designed to give the widest range of players the most success playing golf. The set includes nine essential clubs to “take the course by storm.”
We had the pleasure of demo-ing Robin Golf clubs at both our Chicago and LA Fore the Ladies events. Their black matte clubs are stylish while making you look legit! -Abby