Since starting this website, I've received many requests from ladies wanting to learn "how to start a women's league." I have been a part of several women's leagues, and, of course, have heard many great ideas that women use to in their leagues; so I created a list! Hopefully these tips can help you start up your very own women's league in your area. A women's league is a great way to get women to come out to the course in a positive, fun, and encouraging way seperate from the intimidation they may feel when playing with guys. If you have any helpful tips that you think I should add to the list Contact Us using the link at the bottom of the page.
The following reflects research and comments collected from the ladies on our Facebook page…
According to our Poll:
21 voted for “Too Expensive”
14 voted for “No Babysitter”
7 voted for “Not enough Competition, not enough women playing”
4 voted for “Not enough time to practice”
By Denny Ritner
Event coordinator, Denny Ritner, teamed up with Juliana Korver, 5x Women’s World Champion, to create the all women’s tournament La Vie En Rose in Live Oak, FL. This event boasted success in 2009 and 2010 with 60 women in attendance from all over the United States. Denny was determined to spread the word about his event to get more women to play. And to speak from experience – the tournament was a BLAST!
Denny has shared some insight on what helped build the La Vie En Rose tournament through publicity, attendance, and sponsorship.