29th May, 2002
Toronto, ON – Links For Women Golf Schools (LFW), Canada’s first national program targeted exclusively to business women, kicks off its third year with the addition of a new Vancouver venue, Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club. The program has achieved a consistent 99 percent level of customer satisfaction since its launch in 2000, providing the foundation for moving into new markets.
Remaining events with space available at Mayfair are running on July 12, 19, 26, August 9, 22 the Links for Women program has been expanded to give over 2,500 Canadian women executives in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Muskoka and Ottawa an additional competitive advantage when conducting business and developing relationships outside of the office. Held at world-class golf facilities, participants will enjoy a full day event that includes over four hours of customized golf instruction, two hours of on-course play with the instructors, complementary use of women’s golf clubs, prizes and a networking event at the end of the day.
The game was originated in Scotland centuries ago with the name Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden, (GOLF). But today, women represent the fastest growing segment within the golfing community and in 2001, 42 percent of new golfers in Canada were female. On a per capita basis Canada is home to more golfers than any country in the world and this year more than 71 million rounds of golf will be played.
“Women executives need more than an MBA to compete in today’s cut-throat business environment,” stated Paul Alsop, Director of Sponsorship & Event Marketing for SCOREGolf. “With more business happening on the golf course each year and with less time available for in-depth instruction, executives need a comprehensive program that builds skill and confidence to get them out on the course immediately. Links for Women is the only one-day golf school that fulfills this requirement.”
In addition to hands-on instruction in all aspects of golf from swing fundamentals, including irons and woods, to sand play and chipping and putting, participants are also taught the business of golf. This includes the rules and etiquette of the game, and on-course protocol as well as how to create strategies for achieving their business objective while on the course.
“What a difference that one day made in my game! I impressed myself. I am a lot more confident and have a better idea of what I was doing wrong before. I wish I had done this sooner,” said Michelle Hannikainen, Dynamic Mutual Funds. Women interested in enrolling in a Links for Women Golf School can call 1-800-354-3303, in Toronto at 416-923-1688, or on the Web at www.linksforwomen.ca.
About Links for Women
Sponsored by Volkswagen and Whirlpool Canada, Links for Women Golf Schools are full-day teaching and playing clinics designed exclusively for women to learn golf in a fun, social and supportive environment. All Links for Women golf schools are instructed by CPGA teaching professionals and provide a unique learning experience for women at all levels of ability.