• MAP Offers Golf Programs for Women

The Multiracial Association of Professionals (“MAP”) offers a comprehensive golf program for women that provides instruction, etiquette, league play, and professional networking.  Here is how MAP describes the program:

“Get in the Game is designed for women – who love to golf – who want to golf better – who have never golfed before.

“Get in the Game is for any woman who has turned down an opportunity to participate in a golf outing because she was uncomfortable on the golf course, or missed a business opportunity taking place on the links. Get in the Game is a program designed for any woman that wants to do something for herself, raise her self-esteem, become more active, and learn one of the greatest games and universal business tool – GOLF.”

There are five different offerings in the program:

Front 9  (golf lessons)

The Front 9 provides women a non-threatening environment to learn the swing mechanics of golf. Each session will provide four 50-minute lessons that cover full swing and short game fundamentals. With a 6 to 1 teaching ratio, students are ensured individual attention.  

Spring Training Package

Get back into the swing of things with this Spring Training Package designed for returning golfers. Workout those early spring swing mechanics with a 50-minute lesson in full swing, a 50-minute short game lesson, video feedback swing analysis, and 90 practice range balls.   

Making the Turn (golf etiquette and rules)

Perhaps no other sport is governed by so many rules and required etiquette. Improve your performance by increasing your “on course” confidence and knowledge. During this two-hour clinic, you will be taught everything from PGA rules, to where not to drive a golf cart, to how to be a “ready” golfer. 

Mini – League (for beginner golfers)

The Mini-League: four holes, four weeks, 60-minute! Enjoy league play without performance pressure or a lengthy time commitment.  The Mini-League offers golfers four-hole play each week, for four consecutive weeks, and playtime is approximately 60 minutes. The Mini-league is a great opportunity for beginner golfers to enjoy league play!  

FORE! Golf League for Women

If you enjoy golf and networking, join Fore! A 12-week league designed for moderate to experienced female golfers. Played at the beautiful golf club, The Highlands, with convenient tee times! Golf partners are not needed to play in this league. To increase networking opportunities individuals will rotate to a different foursome each week. And for those that enjoy competition, individual handicaps and league standing will be available each week. Make  the time to enjoy the game of golf, join Fore! 

For more information about Get in the Game contact Sonya Hughes, VP of Diversity Initiatives at (616) 771-0321 or Latricia Trice, Diversity Program Coordinator at 616-771-0332.

 Get a registration form by visiting http://www.grandrapids.org/diversityinitiatives/getinthegame/