A Woman’s Game: Teaching Pro Targets Untapped Market

Originally published by Green Valley News (GVNews.com) on May 15, 2016. Written by Christopher Boan.

Photo by Christopher Boan

It’s a toasty Friday in April on the sun-baked grounds of Haven Golf Course in Green Valley, where a small group of women will soon discover a love for golf — at least if their teacher has anything to say about it.

She’s longtime Haven teaching pro Marvol Barnard, whose influence and reputation reach across the nation. But who’s most at home right here.

Barnard, 57, guides the women through each shot in meticulous detail, ensuring they’ll catch the same bug she did two decades ago when she learned the game on the same grounds.