The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and Golf Digest Woman is sponsoring “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week” April 24 – 30 to encourage young women to get involved in the game of golf.
According to Anne Lyndrup, administrative director of the NGCOA, “There’s an image that golf is a man’s game to be played by men and male children. That just isn’t true. It doesn’t make sense if you have a youth golf program and only 13 percent are girls.”
Lyndrup hopes that early exposure to the golf will help women in business who feel disadvantaged because they must decline invitations to business outings with clients.
The week is designed to coincide with the Ms. Foundation for Women’s annual “Take Your Daughter to Work” day, which takes place the fourth Thursday in April. NGCOA is providing assistance to the some 150 of its 4,000 member courses participating in the “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week.”