When it comes to women’s golf communities, Haggin Oaks Women’s Golf Club is the gold standard. This isn’t an accident either as the team at Haggin Oaks worked tirelessly to grow its women’s club which has been in place since 1967.
As with all great communities, the secret sauce boils down to the people. In this case, a dedicated team of female volunteer mentors that are the heartbeat of Haggin Oaks women’s golf community. These women dedicate their free time to share their passion with any women interested in taking up the game.
To show our appreciation to these mentors and their contribution to this great game, Team Titleist partnered with Morton Golf and Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA to host a special event packed with product experiences, educational components and of course, golf!
We had a bright and early start with check-in at Creekside Landing. Although the weather was chilly and extra layers were added, we were greeted with warm smiles and a lot of excitement. Over 30 women mentors arrived in our tent and received their special tee gift. In typical Team Titleist fashion, we went all out with gifting including FootJoy gear, golf balls, custom hat clips, bag tags, ball markers and a weird looking golf ball with no dimples (more on this later)!
After check-in, we kicked off the day with a welcome message from Alicia Madden, Director of Advertising at Titleist. Then we made our way to the driving range for a special golf ball aerodynamic demonstration with Courtney Engle, Manager of Mechanical Engineering at Titleist and Haggin Oaks LPGA Professional Charlotte Mayorkas. Remember those dimpleless golf balls? Charlotte teed one up and swung for the fences, although it didn’t quite reach them without the dimples. Courtney explained the motion and airflow and the importance of these indentations, while we looked on in awe and learned the science behind the development of the ball.
Once the demonstration concluded, the mentors broke out into small groups and rotated between clinics led by Haggin Oaks Instructors and Titleist Club Fitting Specialists. The instruction included putting, chipping and full swing with an additional station dedicated to testing out Titleist wedges.
After the clinics, we headed to lunch to fuel up for afternoon golf. Before heading out to the course, the mentors recapped their morning and shared a few of their experiences. In summary, they learned that to play the best golf, you need the best equipment. They were thankful to Team Titleist for allowing them to try new wedges, golf balls (with dimples) and gear.
The mentors then headed out to Arcade Creek for a 9-hole scramble and a chance to win some awesome prizes like a Titleist bag, Vokey Wedges, Custom Golf Balls and MyJoys among a few more perks. We regrouped for post-round drinks and appetizers and the award ceremony. As the sun was setting over the course, we said our goodbyes and see you soon’s, and continued to reflect on an outstanding day.
This was an incredibly rewarding event for all of us at Team Titleist because getting a group of dedicated women golfers together to share this experience and learn from each other is what this game is all about.