Do you ever ask yourself what IS practical, standard, age appropriate, and within the boundaries of good taste in skort length on the golf course? Wear to Win has researched this decade old question and we want to share our formula for that successful look for your game and your lifestyle!
We all agree, a super outfit on the course not only makes us feel better, it lets others know we want to be noticed for our ability to look and play polished. Let us consider a short list of talented golf divas (and we love the divas!) like Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie and US Open winner So Yeon Ryu. These gorgeous athletes are wearing shorter skort lengths and like it or not they’ve brought sex appeal to the game of golf!
Yes ladies, although some golf clubs are not giving into shorter hemlines, it’s a fact that ladies all over the country are practicing, playing, competing, and flirting with shorter skorts and shorts.
How did this look become the trend on the fairway?Consider that the average age athlete on the LPGA is 25. These ladies grew up in a generation that wore low-rise, form-fitting, painted-on jeans with layered t-shirts, a look that became the preferred fashion statement. The look they sport on the course today might be one that has evolved from former fashion statements; the ones we’ve seen in gigantic black and white advertisements with guys and gals wearing only a stitch of clothing…..
Ok but what about the mature lady golfer that isn’t willing to settle for too short or too revealing and may certainly not be ready for the LPGA? What can she wear and still look fabulous?!!!
Wear to Win has created a style and form of fashion for (young and mature) lady golfers that is both ageless and yes…..sexy. We keep our lines sleek, form fitting, highly stylized, and use fabrics that have genuine personality. Our skorts are made to serve players who wish to show off those lovely legs as well as those of us that are not best friends with our varicose veins. We’ve created the perfect low-rise fitting Annie skort with a 19-inch length. Our shirts play an impressive role in the finished look. Lovely ruched shirts made of moisture wicking fabric designed with flattering v-necklines, along with beautiful ruffled shirts in colors so attractive you’ll want to wear them with your favorite jeans after the game! The key to this confidence is finding the perfect style skort that makes you look great followed by a perfect fit to make you feel great. Finish it off with a superbly matched shirt and you embody the spirit of our Wear to Win brand. Supremely understated confidence with style that breaks the rules of what used to be traditional golfwear.
It’s not likely we’ll hear, “Miss Creamer, would you please return that trophy, your skort is too short.” So go ahead……keep it polished, clean, and tasteful becauseyou’re never too sexy for our skorts, and you’re never too old to feel sexy!
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Like everyone, I’ve had more than my share of tough rounds. But no matter how rough it’s going, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a day of golf.
-Don’t ride, walk! You’ll enjoy overall better health from the exercise and walking helps to release stresses of the day.
-Play with someone new- There’s nothing like making a new, good friend and no better way to bond with someone than sharing a round of 18 holes. If that’s not your style, enjoy the round by yourself! Everyone needs some me time, too. Allow golf to be a tool to relax your mind.
-Compliment yourself (out loud) on a good shot- Often we belittle ourselves after a bad shot, but rarely praise ourselves for the good shots. Whether you hit a line-drive in the fairway or make a three foot putt, give yourself a word of encouragement or maybe a fist pump. You deserve it.
-Look around! A day of golf is a day with nature. Most of us spend most of our days indoors. Take advantage of being out in the fresh air. Take a deep breath! No matter how you’re playing its important to enjoy the scenery and (hopefully) perfect weather.
After a solid rookie start, Dolores finished in the top 90 on Duramed Futures Tour money list to gain full status for next season. She is currently in the middle of LPGA Qualifying, qualifying for the final stage which will be held at LPGA International in the beginning of December.
Great prizes have been donated for the event, including free golf and tennis lessons, a brand new grill, gift certificates and more!
Last week I attended the Get Motivated! seminar in Raleigh, NC. Aside from the cheesy motivational music, fireworks, and Disney World prize dance-offs, the speakers were great. Some of my favs were Rudy Guiliani, Lou Holtz, Krish Dhanam, Colin Powell, and Steve Forbes.
Some quotes I jotted down:
“Don’t look at what you have lost but what you have left” – Dr. Robert Schuller
“Know where you are going and you will have a better chance of getting there” – Rudy Guiliani
“Be there for others when things go wrong” – Rudy Guiliani
“The Edge: where you think your limit is and where you limit actually is” – Krish Dhanam
“Political correctness will be the death of this nation” – Krish Dhanam
“You cannot have hope without gratitude of your heart” – Krish Dhanam
“Your comfort zone is the enemy of success” – Brian Tracy
“Education begins in the home. It doesn’t matter where you start. What matters is having perseverance, passion, high standards, and hard work” – Colin Powell
“Everyone needs: Something to love, something to do, something to believe in, and something to hope for” – Lou Holtz
“Everything starts with a dream” – Lou Holtz
We really do like Phil Mickelson, but we can’t help but laugh at Will Ferrell’s impersonation of Phil after winning the 2004 Masters (click here)
I grew up playing junior and high school golf with Jillian Speece. For years Jillian has been performing in front of audiences- little did I know she used to have stage fright! Jillian attended IUPFW and graduated with a double major in Media and Public Communication and Interpersonal Relationship Communication (and while playing on the varsity golf team! phew!). This past year Jillian and her long-time boyfriend and fellow performer, Nathan (who also played division I golf), teamed up to create the band The Bergamot. And now as a college-grad, Jillian and The Bergamot’s are hitting the road for a national tour! As a lead singer about to go on tour, I asked Jillian how playing golf and pursuing her dream of singing have had an impact on each other...
WTW: What got you interested in playing golf?
Jillian: At a young age (3) my father encouraged me to play golf. He loved the sport and saw it as a fun activity that my family could do together. My mother and father both saw golf as an opportunity for me to learn many life lessons, and they saw the potential it had to impact my education (via college scholarship).
WTW: You could have focused 100% on your music in high school and college but played on both your high school and collegiate golf team (which can be quite time consuming!)- what made you stick with playing golf?
Jillian: I stuck with golf because I saw the potential opportunities it offered me. I loved playing golf for many reasons. It kept me focused, disciplined, physically fit, organized, it offered me socialization, it gave me quality time with loved ones, and it offered me both competition and opportunities to excel in my educational goals. Because, I continued playing golf I reaped the reward of landing a full ride to play division one collegiate golf and from that I earned a wonderful education.
WTW: What skills did you develop playing golf that have helped you in your singing career?
Jillian: Geez, the life skills I have developed through the game have been life altering in more than one way. Through the game I learned what it meant to be a person of character and how to hold a positive attitude . Both are indispensable assets that work and help me be a successful musician. Additionally, I learned how to socialize and network. I can not tell you how often those skills come into play in the music industry. With persistence, talent, and good communication skills you can make it happen!
WTW: You are certainly following your dreams! What words of advice do you have for girls following theirs?
Jillian: I would start by sharing that life may not always give you a good hand or seem fair, especially when pursuing your dreams. So make sure when you follow your dreams that along the way you are having fun. When pursuing your dreams be true to yourself and your creator. Be sure to recognize when you are pursuing your dreams it is very important to have a yearning passion to help others through your talents and deep down in the pit of your soul make sure you are following your dreams because you have that yearning passion to help others, not a sole passion to fill up your bank account.
Never, lose faith in yourself or humanity. Be patient, continue to try, continue to be better,learn from your mistakes. Did you know that it took inventor Thomas Edison 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” I love this quote because it displays how important determination is. Imagine if Edison would have stopped at 999, we probably would not have lights today. In conclusion, be strong, flow your heart, and give your talents to the world in hopes that you can inspire others to live life in a more profound way. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Follow your dreams to make the world a better place, and everything will be OK.
You can follow The Bergamot’s on their website www.thebergamot.com and be sure the check out their songs on iTunes.
Can’t seem to make solid contact when faced with a downhill lie? If you don’t adjust your setup you will likely hit behind the ball. Make sure you remember these tips when hitting from a downhill lie:
1. Shots from a downhill lie tend to have a lower tragectory. Use a club with higher loft to get the ball in the air.
2. Take your normal stance and then tilt your shoulders so they are parallel to the slope you are hitting off of. For right-handed players, your left shoulder should be lower than your right for a downhill lie (opposite for uphill lies). Tilting your shoulders downwards creates a steeper swing which will prevent your clubface from hitting behind the ball.
3. Swing with the slope.
4. Depending on the severity of the slope, it may help to widen your stance to help maintain your balance.