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Female Golfer

GOLF FASHION TIPS FROM SASSY GOLF: WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK

Notable fashionistas become notable by first being fashion deviants. The folkway – “All individuals mustn’t wear white before Labor Day.” My reason for deviance – It’s outdated and makes little sense. It actually may not even be considered deviant anymore because many brake this rule and I couldn’t be happier.

White is hot because white is fresh. Almost everyone who puts on white appears tan, airy and ready to face the day with a light-hearted and optimistic attitude. It’s the new neutral and incorporating it is a breeze. Wear white as you would wear black.

And to those of you I don’t have on board yet (don’t think I don’t see you my firm believers of black = flattering, classic and sophisticated) I promise you white is not scary. I’m going to show you that white is for everyone. No matter what your shape or how spill-prone you are, white will work for you. Here are some golf fashion tips for incorporating white:

Dress in Layers

I know some of you are very skeptical because you’re thinking, “Oh god, I know for a fact white shows every tiny little flaw and therefore I steer clear for my own good.” I am not discrediting this. You are right. Here’s how to correct it – layer.

Lulu White zip-upEveryone has at least a couple flaws and jackets hide flaws, even white jackets. Check out this white zip-up from Lululemon for $128. Lulu has done nothing but impress me year after year. Not only does this jacket (along with all other Lululemon products in my opinion) have a slimming effect but it couldn’t be more functional as well. It has zip pockets, moisture-wicking technology that keeps sweat away from your body, anti-stink protection and even an emergency hair tie on the zipper. And for those of you still dead-set on your black the jacket is available in black as well – you can add in your white with the layer underneath.

Also you must check out this Uba Hoddie *Lux from Lululemon for $148. This could not be more functional, period. Just check out the pictures. It comes with a built-in layer that’s removable, a specific spot for your smart phone, and a useful hood.

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Don’t Forget your Bottom Half

If you want to wear a loud jacket on top, you can always make your neutral the bottom half of your outfit.

Check out these Lululemon Studio Pant’s for $118 or these golf pants from Jofit for $78. Three things come to mind when I consider theses pants. Number one, comfort. I know for sure that the Lulu’s feel like pajama pants. Number two, shade. They’re both a bit of an off-white. This way you’re not blinding people on the course and can’t be seen shinning multiple holes away. Stark white can be a little obnoxious. And finally, number three, material. The type of material on both pants is convenient for easy cleaning for all my spill-prone’s out there.

Lulu Studio Pant  Jofit Golf PantLulu Skirt White

Or try a nice white skirt like this one from Lululemon for $58. I guarantee you your legs will look their best. Talk about an easy way to make your skin look golden.

It’s Spring, Bring on the Pastels

When I think of spring, do you know what I think of? Pastels. And do you know what color looks great with pastels? White!

Same Rejuvenate Yellow Rejuvenate PinkA great way to incorporate early spring pastels is with jackets. This way, you can look like spring flowers but be comfortable at the same time. We all know March can still get nippy from time to time. Check out the Rejuvenate Hoodie from Lululemon for $98. You could wear this with a white pant or skirt like I mentioned above or wear a white t-shirt underneath.

Or add your pastel on your lower half. The Lululemon skirt I showed you above also comes in this fresh pastel green. You could pair this with a white jacket or a white t-shirt.

Same Lulu Skirt GreenAnd as a sidebar for my girls who can’t help but get themselves dirty, you’ll be happy to know that white is not banned from you anymore. Like I said, a lot of materials now are resistant to stains but, even if you do spill, there are tons of easy ways to remove it. For the wash, I recommend using Greased Lighting or Oxi Clean and for the course, Tide and Shout makes these handy little wipes that will fit in your golf bag.

See, I told you white is for everyone. So put your black back in the closet for next winter and break out your whites. Until next time sassanistas.

Be strong, be smart, be sassy!

Nancy Collins

Women Golfer

GOLF FASHION TIPS FROM SASSY GOLF: PRETTY IN PINK

Pretty in pink! …? This phrase instantly puts a giddy smile on my face. Unfortunately, more and more women are experiencing the complete opposite. Reason for the looming question mark.

Recently, there has been a noticeable backlash against the color and I think I know why. Pink is feminine and some believe it may be too feminine. When I first heard this, I did a double take. Is it possible to be “too feminine?” Why would you want to hide what you should be flaunting? I’m proud to be a woman and you should be too.

I feel some women believe pink pokes fun at us probably because it has been tied to images of “bimbos,” like Elle Woods in Legally Blond.

That may explain why someone at a golf expo last week told me that the PGA recently announced that pink is out. Pink is so not out! Pink is hotter than ever. All you have to do is stroll through the mall and, chances are, you will see someone rocking the neon trend with a vibrant pink. Oh, and it’s also all over the runways. That may be a slight indicator as well.

So, maybe pink is out in the golf industry but we are not the women of the golf industry. We are sassanistas – a new breed of female golfers who are fun, trendy and of course, sassy.

I say YES to pink! Pink can easily fit into anyone’s style. Here are some ways to incorporate the hue, whether it is in a bold, flashy way or a subtle accent.

Touch of Pink

For those of you who still consider yourselves sassanistas but tend to have more of a conservative and classic look, an accent of pink is the perfect way to go. This way you still get to incorporate the color without screaming, “Look at me! I’m wearing more pink than my five-year-old daughter.”

Check out these pink plaid capris from the Greg Norman Collection for $63.20. They have the classic golf look but with a small accent of hot pink. It can be paired with something classic like a white polo, or maybe try pairing it with Puma’s $42.00 Urban Mobility Twist Back T-shirt.

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It may be slightly out of your comfort zone, but the color tones it down. To me, it’s the perfect blend of fashionable and functional. My test to please you girls is to ask myself if my choices are Charlotte York approved. I believe these pieces pass the test.

Pretty in Pink

pinkpumaThis section is for those of you who are adventurous but have limits. Don’t worry, I do agree with you – Pink has the potential to be grossly over-the-top. To avoid looking like a female Kindergartener threw-up all over you, make the pink item your statement piece.

blackskirtTake this Puma Tech Performance Seamless Jacket for $49.00. Then pair it like the model did with black spandex or yoga pants to make the jacket your statement piece. Another reason why I love this jacket is because it’s the right color pink, if you know what I mean. It’s not too hot and it’s not too baby.

Or try some pink leggings under a neutral color skirt, like the Pack and Dash Skort for $65.00 from Lucy Activewear. This is a perfect way to add your flash of pink.

Flashy and Fabulous

This is my section. The section dedicated to women who like to experiment and be bold with their fashion choices.

pinkjacketCheck out this Adidas Supernova Adjustable Jacket for $115.00. I love the layered effect, but more so I love that it’s an acceptable way to wear pink loud and proud. I believe they technically call it red, which I guess the top layer is but I think it just enhances the bottom pink layer in a bold way. Though even for the boldest of sassanistas, I recommend for something that loud to be worn as a statement piece because venturing too over-the-top will backfire on you.

Or you could try sassing up your bottom half with neon tights from Amazon.com. Neon is hugely in and I know you’re the women who are bold enough to rock it.

leggings feb articleI hope I’ve convinced you that pink is not out and it’s a fun and fabulous way to flaunt your femininity. Go out there and show the golf world that it’s not just an activity for a stuffy old man anymore and that sassanistas are here to stay. See you next time!

 

Be strong, be smart, be sassy!

Nancy Collins

Sassy Golf expands to Scottsdale.

Denver-Based Sassy Golf Expands To Scottsdale, For Women Golfers Of All Levels

This fall, the links are providing more than just a place for men to swing a few rounds for some male bonding time and competitive play. Look closely, and you’ll find the ladies of Denver-based Sassy Golf, which has recently expanded to the Scottsdale area — providing an inviting, supportive environment for women golfers of all levels.

Nancy Collins, founder of Sassy GolfIt began four years ago when Nancy Collins, who was new to the Denver area at the time, was not only looking for affordable lessons, flexible golf schedules and places to golf, but also women who were just as busy and inexperienced at the game as she was.

Four years later, Sassy Golf’s membership grew to more than 470 members — offering an environment where women can learn the game together with its 45-minute, pre-game lessons; improve their skills at their own pace; socialize and have fun.

“Sassy Golf is all about ‘ease of entry’ and making the experience light, fun, non-competitive, while also learning the game,” Collins says.

“We succeeded when we were young with positive feedback and encouragement, so why does it have to stop now that we’re adults and juggling 100 things, and life gets so competitive and hard? So with Sassy Golf, I tell all the members to leave their tough days at the door and have fun — hence why I offer everyone a drink if they choose to have one.”

And women golfers in Scottsdale are already taking part. Sassy Golf, to date, has close to 70 members and growing daily, according to Collins. She says her goal is to have 150 members this season.

“We decided to expand to Scottsdale for two reasons,” Collins says. “One, because it has the opposite season as Denver. Denver is May 1st to mid-October, and Scottsdale is mid-October to May 1st; so we can be open 12 months out of the year. And two, Scottsdale is the mecca of the golf industry in the U.S. I wanted it to expand here to earn the respect of my peers and the industry leaders. Being here is like being at the Super Bowl for golf.”

Yearly memberships are $249 and include a “play and pay” feature where members can play as few or as many rounds of golf as they would like; monthly, 18-hole, co-ed rounds; free golf clinics and equipment demos; discounts on golf gear and clothing; complimentary membership goodies and more. Corporate memberships are also available for groups of 10 or more.
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For those women interested in learning the game of golf, Collins offers these do’s and don’ts:

Do:

  • Pick up your ball in-between shots when you think you may be taking too long.
  • Drive past the green when putting so that if/when there’s a foursome close behind you, you don’t waste time and can be out of their way to hit.
  • Keep score if you choose to, but don’t hold up the game or make anyone else keep score if they don’t want to. It’s up to the individual.
  • Always be nice and respect each other, and always help each other out. We are or were all newbies at one point.
  • Always have fun, laugh, and pay it forward!

Don’t:

  • Talk when others are hitting the ball.
  • Take longer than a couple minutes to find your lost balls.
  • Walk on someone’s line on the putting green.
  • Mark your ball every time on the putting green.
  • Keep score if you don’t want to. We aren’t the pros, so keep it light and fun!

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For more information about Sassy Golf, visit sassygolf.net.