As a longstanding member of the golf industry writ large, I can state with confidence that the golf business has been led by white males for a very long time. People like me, to be frank. This is changing, slowly, and one protagonist who is leading the charge is a woman from suburban Chicago named Courtney Trimble.
In the fall of 2021, she launched a business called Fore Hire. Her goal is to help younger women who have played college golf find careers in the golf industry. In a very short time, she has earned partnerships with the PGA of America as well as golf equipment makers Ping, Callaway and Acushnet.
Trimble grew up in Atlanta and became a talented junior golfer. Known by her maiden name of Courtney Swaim, she was a four-year letter winner at Auburn University, was all-SEC three times and a first-team All-American in 2002. She played in two U.S. Women’s Opens and was a member of the victorious 2002 Curtis Cup team, where she posted a 3-1 record.
Trimble is determined to bring former female college playe...
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