The analytic approach Marissa Mar takes to reading greens serves her well in her work as a venture capitalist. USGA, Matt Sullivan
ELVERSON, PENNSYLVANIA | Marissa Mar is a good listener.
As a venture capitalist, she views each business opportunity with a discerning ear.
“It’s like Shark Tank but for high-growth tech companies,” she said.
But as a golfer, the 31-year-old from Palo Alto, California, also possesses a keen eye, particularly when it comes to course conditions, because she has served as the green chair and is currently on the architecture committee for The Olympic Club, host of five U.S. Opens and one U.S. Women’s Open, in San Francisco.
At the 36th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship earlier this month, her eye was immediately drawn to the intricacies of the greens of the North Course at Stonewall. As a past club champion at Olympic, she is intimately familiar with challenging greens.
“The North Course is a great test of golf, b...
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