Saturday

Waste Management Phoenix Open - How to Ace The Green Out

Peep Toe Perfection - Originally conceived for The Masters, I'm saving this look for "Green Out" at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. - -  TheGolfGirl at Polyvore



Golf is green. As counterintuitive as that may seem, it's true. Across the country and around the world, golf provides a critical sanctuary for creatures large and small. Don't believe me? Just watch this... please.

Of course, the sanctuary aspect is only one piece of golf's sustainability puzzle.  In order to grow and thrive into the future, golf... more than many sports... must embrace environmental initiatives whenever possible, and raise awareness as to the importance of adherence to sustainable water usage and agronomy standards. 

And that's where the "Green Out" at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open comes in. It's a special day set aside by the event's sponsors, where attendees and players are encouraged to wear green, in support of sustainability. Now in it's seventh year, the "Green Out" has raised more than $390,000 for environmental organizations... and inspired a myriad of verdant style statements.  

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is not only the highest-attended tournament on the PGA TOUR, it is also the most sustainable sporting event in the world. Read more about it... and the environmental organizations it supports... here. 

Meanwhile, though I've never attended this amazing event, it's on high on my list. And I've already got my outfit picked out.  

Sunday

My Lady's Putt - An Antique Infographic Evokes Publishing's Past

While The Babe may not have approved, I'm quite sure "My Lady's Putt", the humorous illustration at left, provoked ample amusement in 1930, when it was published in Punch magazine's yearly Almanac.

After all, Punch was the era's go-to source for sophisticated satirical humor, and competitive golf for women was still in its infancy.

The illustration is comprised of a series of whimsical golf drawings by Frank Reynolds - a British artist who often focused on golf - and each sketch features an individual woman and her own... um... unique putting style.

One woman holds a cigarette in one hand while casually putting with the other, another more determined lady, reads her putts on the ground, spidermanwoman style.  Golf fashions of the day are illustrated along with the idiosyncratic putting strokes.

One can easily imagine the laughter, as upper class men passed the popular magazine around in the cloistered drawing rooms of London's venerable gentlemen's clubs.
Though many of those men probably recognized their own putting style somewhere in the illustration, that wouldn't have been discussed in those staid, segregated bastions.

Golf Embraces "Greenery", PANTONE Color Of Year for 2017

"Greenery" Plays Golf - with products from Golf4HerBobby Jones Apparel, Fila, Loudmouth Golf, Blingo Ballmarks, Ame & Lulu, GloveIt, Just4Golf, Henry & Magda - - - TheGolfGirl via Polyvore


Let's face it, on many levels, 2016 has been a less than stellar year.  I know it's not just me because I've heard it from all over. Some have even called 2016, "the worst year in history", and made a pretty good case for the designation.  I just know I'm ready for it to be over, and I'm looking forward to great things for 2017. 

Well so far, so good, because the 2017 "Color of the Year" has been revealed by color authority PANTONE, and it's a good one. They call it "greenery". An appropriate name for a shade that invokes flourishing foliage and lush landscapes. Greenery is a not emerald or jade, but something softer; that exact spot where minty meets lime. It's something totally natural. Like the fairways and greens where we love to play. 

Golf Gifts For Women - Equipment





Friday

Golf Girl's List: Holiday Golf Gifts for Kids





When it comes to holiday gift giving, it's often the young'uns who take priority (lucky them), and with that in mind we present our hand-picked selection of golf gifts for kids.  

We've chosen a variety of products, from golf apparel and accessories, to golf-inspired toys and games. Included are gift ideas for the young... and the very young... from some of our favorite companies.

Graphics via Polyvore

Thursday

Today, The Pent-Up Demand For Tiger Woods In Action, Has An Outlet

Tiger Woods & The Adorable Tiger Trophy Robert Laberge/Getty Images 
For a while it seemed the golf world had reconciled itself to life without Tiger Woods.  Some were even saying the sport was better without him. After all, the game has a host of charismatic, young stars with massive talents and compelling personalities, so why dwell on the days when one man so dominated the fairways that the extraordinary exploits of others were all but overlooked?  

There was, in fact, a pragmatic acceptance among avid fans, that golf had entered the post-Tiger era. Some such fans appeared to move on without regret, convincing themselves that this stable of emerging stars would fill the void left by the one who once ruled. 

Meanwhile, despite the weekly appearance of deep and accomplished fields, it seems that even avid fans were left with an unrequited longing for what once was. As for casual fans... many of them lost interest altogether. 

So, The tsunami of excitement that's currently inundating the golf spaces on social media should come as no surprise. As Tiger Woods prepares to tee off for the first time in way too long, it's clear that the pent up demand for him is very real. 

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