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Calling all women, is the golf industry addressing your needs?

post #1 of 5
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So I played with a woman today who told me the golf industry doesnt properly address womens equipment and accessories, among other things. Before getting into the details the round was over and I didnt get a chance to ask her what she meant. Ive heard from other women that the golf industry approaches everything from a male perspective, even when designing womens items. Im wondering what impact this is having on the game as statistics show that 2/3 of all new golfers are women, but most of the women leave the game shortly after starting. 

 

So my question for all women golfers is A. do you feel the golf industry is properly addressing your needs and B. If your answer is no, what is missing and needs to be addressed

post #2 of 5

Not being female, I certainly can't answer this question with any great authority.  My observation has been that women, for the most part, play golf for the social aspects of the game.  They play to be with their spouse,partner, boy friend, friends.  One will rarely see a single woman on the course.  It is not common to see a woman alone at the range beating balls.

 

Of course a significant number of men play golf for the social aspects, too.  But a great number of us play because the game is more than a way to hang with our buddies.

 

If one wants to attract more women to the game, the game needs to address the social aspects.  How one does that, I haven't a clue.

post #3 of 5

Sounds like a woman who just wants to cry about something.

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Originally Posted by pepsiplusconker View Post
 

Sounds like a woman who just wants to cry about something.

That was uncalled for.

 

I would have to agree.  The choices are much more limited from an equipment perspective.  My wife plays and I have a few woman friends who play.  Add to that the lack of knowledge at major golf stores on how to fit woman golfers.  My wife is also a lefty.  Try finding clubs for lefty woman!

 

It comes down to numbers.  Club companies will spend the majority of there research and marketing dollars on the male market because it is a much higher percentage.  I would recommend to any serious women golfers to spend the extra money and go to a good fitter.  I recommend this to men too.  You will get the proper equipment for your swing and body size.  You will also support the local fitters.

 

Clothing and accessories are the opposite.  There are plenty of choices there.

post #5 of 5

As a lefty, women aren't going to get much sympathy from me.  It's about the numbers, there are less women and lefty players so manufacturers don't offer us their full lines and stores don't buy much stock for us either.

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