One Woman Can…Drive!!

05-02-2013 7:24 AM

I didn’t think golf was “fore” me. While I had mastered miniature golf, playing with my sons over the years, I just couldn’t get excited about spending the majority of a Saturday walking a golf course when I could be walking through a mall! After having experienced my first LPGA tournament this past weekend, I’m ready to trade my shopping cart for a golf cart, and take some lessons!

For the first time in more than two decades, the LPGA held a tour event in North Dallas, and Mary Kay was proud to be a sponsor. While 140 top-rated golfers from around the world came to compete, the tournament was about much more than the $1,300,000 purse. It was about enriching women’s lives and showing the power of what one woman can do.

The event was hosted by the Nexus Club, a charitable organization with a mission to emphasize the importance of values such as character, integrity, sportsmanship, self-discipline and community involvement to young women. They’ve found that the sport of golf is a great way to illustrate and teach these values.

The event was hosted by the Nexus Club, a charitable organization with a mission to emphasize the importance of values such as character, integrity, sportsmanship, self-discipline and community involvement to young women. They utilize the sport of golf as a way to illustrate and teach these values.

It was great to get acquainted with Girls Golf Inc., and watch high school and collegiate female golfers competing in an 18-hole shootout while playing alongside some of the world’s best professional golfers.

The best part was getting to know some of the players. Mary Kay was able to connect with a number of golfers like Christina Kim and Kathleen Ekey via Twitter. It was also exciting see Brittany Lang’s boyfriend surprise her with by proposing on the 9th hole, after her last putt of the day on Saturday.

We congratulate all of the participants, with a special “One Woman Can!” shout-out to Inbee Park, who won the tournament. If you’re a fan of golf and the LPGA, we encourage you to please “Fore-ward” or share this post!

Sheryl Adkins GreenToday’s blog post is from Mary Kay’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sheryl Adkins-Green. You can follow Sheryl on Twitter @sherryag.

 

 

 

Pictured below: Photos from the North Texas LPGA Shootout at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. 

LPGA hosts its first tournament in North Texas in more than 20 years.

Mary Kay representing with a booth at the LPGA 
The Mary Kay Booth at the LPGA.

Mary Kay Gift Box at the LPGA tournament 
Mary Kay Gift Box for the LPGA North Texas Shootout.

 
Autograph for a fan.

  
LPGA fans lined up for autographs.

 
Fans watching the tournament.

 
The Pink Panther. Golfer Pauler Creamer.

Employees work at Mary Kay booth for the LPGA tournament 
Mary Kay employees volunteer at the Mary Kay Booth.

Mary Kay sponsors the LPGA tournament  
Mary Kay welcomes golf fans to North Texas.

 
The Proposal. Congrats Brittany!

  

 Inbee Park wins the LPGA North Texas Shootout.