FORE HIRE Launches “Women Who Want to Work in Golf” Program
March 1, 2023
PGA of America
Presented in partnership with the PGA Career Services and hosted by PING
FORE HIRE announced today that it has launched the “Women Who Want to Work in Golf” program, created for former and current college golfers who are interested in pursuing a career in the golf industry.
The program will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for education, professional development, career advancement and direct connection to potential employers. It is also designed to increase awareness of the availability of talented women looking to enter the golf business.
“Women Who Want to Work in Golf” sessions are May 21-23, 2023, and the program will be in Scottsdale, Arizona, held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship. The program is presented in partnership with PGA Career Services and is hosted by PING. Moon Golf continues to support FORE HIRE in its women’s initiatives. The program has been created in collaboration with the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
To be eligible, applicants must have played women’s college golf at any level during their college career and must be seeking full-time employment. Women of all ages are encouraged to apply.
“When [FORE HIRE founder] Courtney Trimble approached us to be the host of the first FORE HIRE event, it was an easy decision,” said Stacey Solheim Pauwels, PING Executive Vice President. “Besides being in our own backyard, PING has a long history of supporting women both on and off the golf course. Courtney’s vision fits perfectly with our brand values, and we look forward to highlighting the many career paths and opportunities for women interested in working in the golf industry.”
Objectives of the program are to raise awareness of the many job opportunities available within the industry, increase understanding of the skills necessary to secure specific positions, and to provide an opportunity to network and connect to opportunities for employment.
“As Participation in golf continues to grow, the demand for industry companies to expand their workforce has also grown, and with the ability of college golfers to play the game at a high level, it makes them even more marketable to potential employers,” said PGA Career Services Senior Director Scott Kmiec. “I have never seen a better time to consider a career in the game.”
The program will consist of attending the NCAA Women’s Division I Golf Championship, a behind-the-scenes look at PING Headquarters, roundtable networking sessions with key industry professionals, a panel discussion from golf companies and organizations, as well as updated headshots, resume updates and mock interview sessions.
Those selected will be awarded a stipend for travel, hotel, meals and entertainment.
Applications for the program open today.Click here to apply. The deadline is Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. ET. Up to 30 women will be accepted into the first program. For more information contact Courtney Trimble:firstname.lastname@example.org or visitforehireus.com
And if you are interested in a career in golf TODAY, please visitpga.org/workingolf to book a free career consultation with a PGA Consultant
ABOUT FORE HIRE FORE HIRE was founded by Courtney Swaim Trimble to help educate and inspire both former and current competitive golfers looking to transition into successful careers in the business world, then connect those athletes with businesses to create mutual opportunities, mentorship programs and professional growth. After dabbling in professional golf for a few years, Trimble found her way back to coaching and landed at Auburn, her alma mater. After three years there she jumped to UCF for her first head coaching job, then moved onto Louisville from 2012-19. Trimble’s coaching success made her realize how passionate she is about helping players progress through their respective golf careers. Connect with her via LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE PGA OF AMERICA The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals who work daily to grow interest and inclusion in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
ABOUT PING PING designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, wedges, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 in the garage of the late Karsten Solheim, a mechanical engineer with an extensive background in the aerospace and computer industries. Solheim and his company are credited with numerous innovations that became industry standards, including perimeter weighting, custom fitting and the use of investment casting in the manufacturing of golf clubs. His insistence on adhering to strict engineering principles and tight manufacturing tolerances raised the level of product performance and quality throughout the golf industry. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim’s grandson, John K. Solheim.