EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP, BOUNCELAB, WE INTERVIEW AMAZING WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. WE TALKED TO TRACEY LUEL, OF HER GOLF MENTOR, ABOUT WHY SHE WANTS TO RECRUIT MORE WOMEN GOLFERS.
You may not think of golf as a very radical game, but spend a little time with Tracey Luel and you'll get a very different picture. That's because Tracey, founder and owner of Her Golf Mentor, has made it her mission to disrupt the golf industry for the benefit of women.
Golf continues to have a bad rap as a men's sport or a sport for retirees. Despite the growing number of women who compete in amateur and professional golf, the number of male golfers far outweighs women golfers. And it's no secret that a lot of business continues to be conducted on the golf course.
That reputation mean fewer social, physical and business opportunities for women who avoid the greens in favor of more female-friendly pursuits. Which is a shame, says Tracey, who tells us why getting more women into golf goes way beyond the perfect swing.
Tracey discusses everything from balancing time and parenting commitments with a round of golf (hint: you don't have to spend 6 hours on the course), to the physical benefits of golfing (it's way more athletic and physically challenging than you think).
The biggest misconception of golf?
"The fact that it's a rich white person's sport. Tiger Woods changes the face of golf in the late 90s... For women, it even goes further. It's too expensive. It takes too long. It's too hard to learn. And another elephant in the room, I'm a woman and I don't feel very welcome," says Tracey.
"For me, the individual pursuit resonates. Golf is that. But you're also playing with three other people. You're never as good at golf as you could be. There's no such thing as a perfect round... there's always something more to work on."
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