Invading The Green

This is a blog that journals a young woman’s journey into the male dominated sport of golf.

Invading The Green

MIAA Rules and Emily Nash

October 28, 2017

This week, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook have been blowing up with stories and comments about Emily Nash. Emily is a junior at Lunenburg High School and on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 she won the Central Massachusetts Division 3 boys’ golf-tournament at Blissful Meadows Golf Course in Uxbridge, MA. Due to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) rules, she was denied the trophy she earned and people are talking…

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Gambling in the PGA: The ‘Why’ for the New Integrity Program

September 24, 2017

On September 18, 2017, the PGA announced their new Integrity Program, a beefed-up version of an already established anti-gambling policy. The Integrity Program prohibits not just players from gaming, but also the extended staff: support teams, tournament staff, volunteers and tour employees. In order to control and monitor gambling, the PGA has hired Genius Sports to track gambling in real time. When I heard about the new Integrity…

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Snack For A Better Game

July 23, 2017

The heat index has been over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Missouri the last couple of days and the heat wave is predicted to continue through the coming weeks. Although I love to play golf, the heat really takes its toll on me. I do a good job of staying hydrated, drinking water before play then making sure that I sip every 15 minutes while in the game, but…

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Warning: 7 Things You Should Know Before Dating A Golfer

July 4, 2017

Most single people I know go on the same dates, with the same type of people every week. Then they complain about how they can’t find someone special. I have some sage advice: date someone who plays golf. Serious golfers have personality traits that translate well into relationships. However, there are seven key things you should know before you decide to date someone who plays golf. Golfers are…

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First-Aid for the Golfer: What to Carry With You

June 25, 2017

First-Aid for the Golfer: What to Carry With You was first published in the online magazine Women’s Golf  Having been a registered nurse for over twenty years, I’ve seen and treated a lot of injuries; some of which originated on the golf course. The most common injuries and illnesses that occur during peak season include: sunburn, dehydration, heat stroke, Rhus dermatitis, and insect stings or bites. By carrying a basic…

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Even Par: A Book Review

June 12, 2017

I’ve only been at the game of golf a few weeks and I needed help getting up to speed fast. Consequently, I began looking for resources that I could use and came across a little book called Even Par: How Golf Helps Women Gain the Upper Hand in Business. The authors, Leslie Andrews and Adrienne Wax, have had impressive business careers and bring a lot of golfing expertise…

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Learning Golf Terms: The Language of Golf

June 3, 2017

One of the major keys to success in any endeavor is to learn the language of the thing that you are trying to accomplish. Learning key golf terms and being able to demonstrate their use in casual conversation tells fellow golfers that you belong. It reassures them that you understand the rules and customs of the game, and that they can count on you to follow them. After…