4 Signs That You're A Female Golfer
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4 Signs That You're A Female Golfer

And why, despite them, you should be one if you aren't.

4 Signs That You're A Female Golfer
  1. People will see you and assume you're the cute girl that drives the beverage cart.
  2. Men will complain that you get to hit from the Reds (for those that don't know, the Reds are the women's tee markers that are closer to the hole than the men's tees) and that you have an "unfair advantage." (FYI, it is 100 percent fairthat's legitimately why they are there.)
  3. Male players will be condescending and either expect nothing from you or be surprised when you perform well.
  4. You are objectified. Right now if you Google "female golfers" you will be greeted with pictures of scantily clad professional female golfers in bikinis with 9 of the 10 links on the first page having to do with the women's looks. (I wish I were kidding, go ahead and see for yourself. And don't get me started on what you'll see on Google images.)

While I would say, at times, it's frustrating being a girl and playing golf, I'm very happy that I do. CNBC recently revealed that "women represent only 20 percent of the U.S. golfing population" and that "46 percent of women surveyed [in a recent Catalyst study] noted exclusion from informal networks as the biggest impediment to reaching their career goals." Women will always be marginalized and objectified, and this is simply a sad truth of life. So while it is discouraging that you are marginalized in this sport, through playing it, you are helping to break the glass ceiling that will be there regardless.

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