Get to know the committee of women in British Columbia’s golf industry who have helped guide the Women’s Golf Project over the last year...
British Columbia Golf wanted to make sure the needs of women in golf were met when starting to create the Women’s Golf Project in the spring of 2021.
It was important to fill a niche, answer questions, and provide information for not only the competitive golfer, but those playing recreationally and just starting out as well.
Thus, British Columbia Golf sought to create an advisory committee composed entirely of women within the province of British Columbia to make sure the project would satisfy. This committee was led and moderated by a project coordinator.
Get to know the six women — all involved in the golf industry in different capacities — who helped bring the Women’s Golf Project to life and make it what it is today.
Position in the Golf Industry: Consultant, previous Tournament Director
What made you want to get involved with the Women’s Golf Project? I love golf and I want to help encourage more women to participate in the sport I enjoy so much!
Favourite Birdie Juice: Cinnamon Toast Crunch (half Fireball, half Rumchata)
Golf Pet Peeve: People hitting into my group or general lack of golf etiquette
Taylor Farrell – Project Coordinator
Position in the Golf Industry: Marketing Consultant, British Columbia Golf
Word of Advice for Women Starting Out: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself! Just have fun. To take the pressure off, I always joke I am just training for retirement.
Favourite Golf Movie: Caddyshack
Aside from golf, what do you do for fun? I’m a recreational distance runner. I am currently training for the Berlin Marathon!
This Project is all about having a resource/home base for women in golf: a place where they can go to gain knowledge on many different topics in the golf world. I wanted to be a part of creating that. – Kate Weir
Position in the Golf Industry: Director of Marketing, GolfBC Group
Word of Advice for Women Starting Out: Learn the basics of golf etiquette. Knowing how to behave on the course is a huge confidence boost, even if your game needs a bit of catching up.
Most Embarrassing Golf Moment: My very first round of golf was before I worked in the industry. It was a staff outing. I knew that golf had a “dress code” (which I interpreted as nice business wear). I showed up wearing black dress pants and heeled leather boots!
Favourite On-The-Course Snack: Pepperoni or beef jerky!
Position in the Golf Industry: Director of Golf Operations / PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
What made you want to get involved with the Women’s Golf Project? I want to help women find the right opportunities for their continued enjoyment in the game whether they play competitive, just for fun, or both!
Favourite Golf Movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance
Favourite Golf Accessory: Callaway Hightail Caps! They put so much attention into the size and location of the hole — perfect for ponytails!
Position in the Golf Industry: Head Golf Professional, Rivershore Golf Links
What made you want to get involved with the Women’s Golf Project? This project is all about having a resource/home base for women in golf: a place where they can go to gain knowledge on many different topics in the golf world. I wanted to be a part of creating that.
Do you have a unique pre-shot routine? A few years ago, I injured my left ankle badly (I am a right-handed golfer). When I was getting back to golf, my ankle was still very tight and sore. So, to get myself through a round, I eliminated practice swings... and never turned back!
Who is your golf idol? Suzann Pettersen. She is an incredible athlete and shows the most focus and intensity that I have ever seen.
Shauna Wilton is the newest Advisory Committee member but a powerhouse nonetheless.
Position in the Golf Industry: British Columbia Golf Board Member, Partner at Cascadia Strategy Partners
Word of Advice for Women Starting Out: Find a tribe or a mentor! Feeling like you have a buddy in the game already makes you feel that much more comfortable. There are also a number of great initiatives and programs to introduce you to the game in a more relaxed environment if you are not quite sure you want to jump right in.
Favourite Birdie Juice: Butter Ripple Schnapps... which should encourage more birdies, but that flask has stayed pretty sealed!
Favourite Golf Apparel Item You Own: My Sun Ice Jackets. They come in plus size and I have one for every season!
We love having women join our community and connecting with women from all over the map! Stay tuned for some unique collaborations and exciting content coming your way!