I helped to plan an event last night that combined three wonderful aspects of my life that I love: socializing, philanthropy and work. To garner support for an upcoming golf tournament (the River City Cosmopolitan Golf Classic – benefiting Health Care Access) we held a wine tasting to get women golfers (beginners thru the more experienced) engaged in playing in this event.
As we were sipping on our delicious wine at Wyldewood Cellars in downtown Lawrence, KS, I heard so many comments from the ladies that seemed to circle around “I kind of play golf, but I’m too afraid to do it in front of anyone else.” I shared with them a secret about playing golf (especially for charity) that these women definitely needed to hear. Where else can you combine supporting a great cause, spending the day outside in gorgeous surroundings, and socializing / networking with friends, colleagues, or clients in a fun and relaxed setting?
Golf is something we ladies need to embrace. The guys have figured this one out, and jump at the chance to get out of the office for the day to put in their time on the links. Not to say that I wouldn’t jump at the chance to get out of the office for the day and put in some serious time at the mall, but golf can be worked into a corporate meeting and community support – something that we all do.
If you are hesitant to pick up a club because of the cost, here’s an even better reason to play. Charity golf events usually provide a tax deduction as a portion or even all of your entrance fee. And if you don’t currently own a set of golf clubs, you can pick up a used set online, borrow from a friend (or hubby if he plays) or spend what you did on that last pair of shoes you bought to get a beginner set.
I hope this post gives you a little push to pick up a club sometime, and don’t just let the guys have all the fun.