Where do you live:
Jacksonville, Florida and West Bend, Wisconsin
Where do you work & what you do:
I am the Owner of Fore in One Golf Services / Mary Hafeman Golf Experience. MHGE provides an overview of the golf experience from exceptional golf instruction, inclusive player development programs, customized travel, tournaments and outing series and social networking opportunities for the inexperienced player to the professional golfer. I have two locations, Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida and Missing Links Golf Club in Mequon, Wisconsin.
How long have you been an LPGA member?
How was the process of becoming a member for you?
I was one of the first PGA members to fast track to LPGA Class A membership. At that time, you could apply to fast track, but you must complete and pass the writing and teaching test within 3 months. I was fortunate to be able to accomplish that task within the timeframe. I am very happy that I decided to become a LPGA member.
What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?
It is very rewarding being associated with an active association promoting golf, especially to women and girls. I enjoy networking with fellow professionals and mentoring new apprentices.
What is the best part about the membership for you?
The networking and LPGA Girls Golf program
What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?
I would encourage them to get involved, network, find a mentor and advocate that will help them navigate not only the LPGA but the golf business.
What do you love most about the game of golf?
Golf is a lifetime activity that can be played with family and friends. It’s always changing which challenges you to never give up.
I have grown my golf travel portion of my business which travels within and without the USA. It has been very profitable. I’d like to share my experiences with my fellow LPGA professionals and help them to grow their travel business with their members and guests. Traveling with your clients is not only rewarding by building long term relationships but is ancillary revenue source for you. If you’d like to know more about travel and golf, contact me at email@example.com