Looking to get into golf? Fore the Ladies’ next virtual event makes learning about the game easier than ever

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Fore the Ladies' next introductory event will be virtual.

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As the world has grappled with the effects of coronavirus-related closures, the golf industry has been thriving. Players are returning to courses in droves, and interest in the game has exploded.

But getting started as a golfer can still be an intimidating prospect — especially for women. Enter Fore the Ladies, a start-up that aims to remove the barriers that commonly keep women away from golf. Pre-pandemic events were geared toward beginners and featured a cocktail-party vibe, where women socialized, tried new skills and shopped at women’s golf apparel pop-ups, all for an affordable price in a judgment-free environment.

Fore the Ladies

New start-up ‘Fore the Ladies’ aims to introduce more women to the game

By: Jessica Marksbury

Though in-person events are currently suspended, Fore the Ladies’ enterprising founder, Abby Liebenthal, isn’t going to let our new socially-distant reality slow down the organization’s goal of growing the game.

On Wednesday, Fore the Ladies is teaming up with Five Iron Golf to host a “Golf 101” virtual clinic from 6-7 p.m. ET. The event is open to both men and women, and will cover basic introductory topics, like how the game is played, how to read and use a scorecard, terms you might hear on the course, and basic fundamentals of the swing

The best part? It’s only $15 to join the clinic, and prizes and promo codes will be sent to all participants. So, if you’re ready to dive in and learn more about this great game, or know someone who does, make sure to register here.

Jessica Marksbury


As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on GOLF.com.