Oakton, VA, May 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Power lunching is a popular ‘sport’ for conducting business, but a new option for businesswomen is making the rounds - golf rounds that is. Women on Course is expanding the options where a women can network and build business relationships. Women on Course has launched a national event program for women to explore and connect to the golf lifestyle taking advantage of the business and social benefits.
What began in 2005 as a television pilot featuring the golf lifestyle, has grown into a series of golf-related networking events in 16 major U.S cities. Happy hour and golf events feature guest speakers, hands-on golf clinics, contests, food and wine along with unbeatable networking opportunities. Both formats provide women a comfortable environment to become acquainted with the benefits of golf, as well as connect them with others who share a passion for the game.
Now in it’s second season, 32 events will take place in 16 US cities. Women on Course has attracted a number of corporations that also recognize the value in supporting women in their quest to reap the benefits of business golf. Events are hosted by MassMutual supported by partnerships including Flemings, ClubCorp, Mirassou Winery, and the Duramed Futures Tour. The program draws many women new to game looking to expand their business circles. “I’ve always been intimidated by golf, but when my boss encouraged me to attend an event, I was hooked,” comments a banker, “I met some great women and we took our first golf lesson together.”
The aim of Women on Course is to equip women for the modern business age by introducing them to valuable business skills they may typically overlook. Donna Hoffman, the founder of Women on Course observes, “Rather than focus on the time and commitment it takes to achieve a low handicap, we highlight the business and social benefits of the game. Women who attend an event, are already using golf for business and they might not even swing a club.”
Every year, more and more women take up the sport of golf, and according to the National Golf Foundation. 22% of all golfers are women, which translates into 5.76 million female golfers. Women on Course strives to increase that number by helping women connect with golf resources and each other. Beyond events, Women on Course recently launched several new services including an on-line golf boutique to access stylish fashions, a resource guide to find instructors and other golf services, as well as a membership package including access to an on-line clubhouse to facilitating networking in between events.
In the next 30 days Women on Course is coming to the Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Tampa and Houston areas : Media invited