Women are confronted with a level of scrutiny in golf that men just don't have to deal with - and they get it from both men and women. It's not enough to play well. Women have to worry about how they look and what they wear, about how they behave and what they say. And no matter what they do to please onlookers, to fit in at their clubs and competitions - they offend. Either they're too sexy to be taken seriously as an athlete, or they're too athletic to be admired as a female. Either they're way too aggressive in tournament play to be liked as women, or they're not aggressive enough to interest television audiences of mostly men. All sorts of stereotypes confront them out there on the fairways: they can't drive far enough. They can't play fast enough. They'll never be male enough for men to cede any of their turf beyond one token week at St. Andrews' R & A during the British Open. "Golf Girl's Little Tartan Book" represents a dynamic departure from the vast shelf of predictable golf offerings because it downplays much of what obsesses men (the technical aspects of the swing, the course and the clubs) in an unapologetic homage to what interests women.
Author Patricia Hannigan covers it all: what to wear, golf etiquette, finding the right equipment, hiring a coach, dealing with badly-behaving men (and women) and much more. She also lets you in on the female advantage and confesses her most embarrassing moment as a golf girl. "Golf Girl's Little Tartan Book" is the must-have book for any woman interested in golf.
Patricia Hannigan's blog, "Golf Girl's Diary," was one of the first golf blogs on the Internet and remains one of the most popular. She has written for Golf Digest, CT Golfer, and a number of golf lifestyle publications and has appeared on Inside Edition and Good Morning America. Her PR firm, Golf Girl Media, counts top professional golfers, golf courses, and golf apparel designers as clients. Hannigan lives in Danbury, Connecticut.