The Secret to Exceptional Golf

by Abbey Algiers

Golf can be hard.  Yes, I know, this is not a newsflash to anyone who has ever picked up a club. The skill required to just hit that darn, little white ball takes years to fine tune. Adding insult to injury, golf is difficult because it puts the golfer through a series of tests—physical, mental, and emotional—each and every round.  Even better, those tests take place right in front of friends, teammates, and fellow golfers.  It’s a bit unnerving, all right.  To top it off, golf is supposed to be a “dignified” sport where participants display their best behavior at all times. Therefore, getting worked up on the “rare” occasion where something goes wrong is highly frowned upon.

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They’re Watching our Backswings

by Abbey Algiers

There are so many ways we can help our daughters become better golfers. We can buy them really great clubs or cute golf outfits to encourage them to go practice. Of course, there are other, practical things like lessons or golf camp. And, if all else fails, there’s always Happy Gilmore. But even though these are all tactics to help shape our girls into golfers who can hold their own with a driver, there’s one very important piece that we can’t forget as we encourage our girls to golf.

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The Beauty of Golfing Buddies

by Abbey Algiers

A doctor, an ad guy, an ex-banker, and a chief of police walk onto a golf course . . . .

No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke. This is the makeup of my dad’s foursome who met each Thursday afternoon for years while I was growing up. These guys were lifelong friends who bonded over golf. As the years passed, the foursome dissolved, but my dad looks back on their Thursdays as some of the best times of his life.

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Golf and Life, Part 1

by Abbey Algiers

Golf is an amazing sport that tests our limits, challenges us, exposes us to nature, and lets us spend quality time with friends and family, but, best of all, it’s a sport that can be played for a lifetime. While all of these things are great, there’s another, special bonus that comes with golf. It turns out that golf has a sneaky way of teaching us about ourselves and our lives.

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A Letter to My 10-Year-Old Self

by Abbey Algiers

When I was 10-years-old, there weren’t as many young girls playing golf as there are today. To me, golf was pretty much just a thing my parents dragged me along to. Without programs like Girls Golf that made golf fun, learning the game was not exactly my ideal way to spend an afternoon. So here’s my advice to 10-year-old me, who had a hard time early on seeing why she should stick with it when golf just didn’t always seem like the “cool” or fun thing to do.

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A Win-Win for Golfing Dads Everywhere

by Abbey Algiers

This is for all of the golfers who happen to be dads. Perhaps you are a new dad, with a newborn or a few toddlers in tow. Perhaps your kids are older, maybe in elementary school. Maybe they are already in high school. Many guys in your shoes look to the golf course as a place to escape the chaos and noise of your house. What I am about to propose is entirely different. Take the chaos, namely your 4 -year- old chatterbox, 6- year- old tutu wearing princess, or defiant 14-year-old you’d like to send to an island…to the driving range. At the same time, you give your wife a few hours of silent bliss.

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