Saskatoon golfer Kathy Ziglo says issues are progressing, however sexism remains to be current in golf. The long-time participant remembers that when she was a younger lady, she was unable to make use of the lodge at a golf course as a result of girls weren’t allowed there. Instead, the 8-year-old needed to go to the again room.
While blatant sexism like this isn’t as prevalent as of late, it’s nonetheless entrenched in sports activities., says Ms. Ziglo.
The battle against stereotypes
Kathy Ziglo and Kimberly Brown attempt to battle prejudices amongst gamers, but in addition golf course homeowners. They lately wrote to Golf Saskatchewan after listening to feedback attributed to its managing director, Brian Lee, in a tv report.
Mr Lee is claimed to have stated this:
There are extra girls on the programs at social occasions, as a result of girls play for the social facet quite than for the competitors. These remarks have been denied by Golf Saskatchewan who specified in a press launch:
The phrases weren’t spoken by Brian or our group. These are the phrases of the journalist who wrote the story.
Whatever their motivation for taking part in, girls have their place in golf.
For her half, Ms Ziglo stated there needs to be a constant message from all programs, golf equipment and governing our bodies to help younger ladies in golf.
It’s as much as at present’s golfers to make the long run higher for younger ladies.
The pandemic favored the arrival of the gamers
The two Saskatchewan golfers have noticed a rise in the variety of girls in golf. The enthusiasm for this sport is claimed to have developed in specific in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The follow outside and the pure social distancing of this sport have inspired the arrival of many amateurs.
This scenario makes Kathy Ziglo and Kimberly Brown fairly optimistic for their sport.
We have been sitting on the patio two weeks in the past and there have been 10 ladies below 11 enjoying golf. We checked out one another and stated to one another, “Oh, my God!” We have by no means had such a optimistic feeling about girls’s golf, concludes Kathy Ziglo.
With info from Heidi Atter