Azucena Maldonado, the founder of the Latina Golfers Association shares how golf can transform your personal and professional life.
Linking Latinas to power and influence through golf. That’s what I do and I love it. I promote a healthy lifestyle that nurtures business opportunities and builds strong relationships on a personal and professional level. Who wouldn’t love doing that? Have I piqued your interest?
Golf does all of these things, y ademas, is fun and can help you find your soul-mate. That’s right, the golf course is a great place to meet good and employed, professional men. Now do I have your attention? “Where do I sign up!” is the response I get from most women. I’m empowering Latinas to use golf as a business tool and to take full advantage of the benefits surrounding golf to lead a rewarding personal and professional life.
Golf for Business
It’s no secret that business is conducted on the golf course every day and women are missing out on their share of the green by not being on the green. A study conducted by Barrons, a financial publication, noted that ninety percent of the world’s Fortune 500 CEOs play golf. How many times have you shied away from participating in a business golf outing or charity golf tournament because you don’t play golf? You probably opt for the spa while the guys are bonding with VIPs and the company’s CEO at the course.
Golfers are like Comadres
Amigas, you’re missing out on spending precious, face-to-face time with people of influence who can give you a promotion or award you a nice contract. I’ll let you in on a little secret: Golfers are like comadres. Golfers have a special bond with each other just like comadres. It’s a tight-knit community that, for the most part, is gender- and culture-neutral. It’s a worldwide community whose common language is golf.
By now you might be asking yourself, “How do I become a member of this exclusive club?” Or you might be saying, “I don’t know anything about golf, no one in my family plays golf – I wouldn’t know how to get started.”
Join the Latina Golfers Association!
The truth is, a lot of people are intimidated about playing golf. Let’s face it, Golf has not been very welcoming to women. That’s why I founded the Latina Golfers Association. The LGA acts as a welcoming committee that helps Latinas take their first step into the world of golf. I am committed to changing the face of golf in America. I want Latinas to feel at home on the golf course because we belong there!