10 episodes

Tee for Two is the podcast for women in golf - and the men who support them. It’s about all the different women golfers we are, what we do and what we share in golf. It’s about some of the serious issues - and it’s about the fun stuff too! Join golf journalist Karen Harding each month and let’s bring women’s golf to the fore. 

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Tee for Two is the podcast for women in golf - and the men who support them. It’s about all the different women golfers we are, what we do and what we share in golf. It’s about some of the serious issues - and it’s about the fun stuff too! Join golf journalist Karen Harding each month and let’s bring women’s golf to the fore. 

    Karen Lunn

    Karen Lunn

    Our guest today is Karen Lunn. As CEO of WPGA Tour Australasia, Karen is one of golf’s most accomplished administrators and one of the most important thought leaders in the game. 

    A former tour player on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour and the domestic ALPG Tour, Karen amassed 16 career wins around the world, including the 1993 Weetabix Women’s British Open, a highly coveted title. Her experience as a successful player, Chairman of the LET Board and sometime broadcast commentator has given her insight into all corners of the game and she brings this to her current role. 

    Fresh off the first concurrent running of the men’s and women’s Australian Open championships, Karen reflects on that week, celebrating the 50-year anniversary of WPGA, and a range of matters pertaining to women’s professional golf, women entering the game, and where our sport should head in the future. 

     

    Links related to this episode: 

    WPGA Tour Australasia: wpga.org.au/

    Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC): www.golf.org.au/agic/

    Vision 2025 (now Women and Girls Engagement Strategy): Vision 2025: The future of women and girls in golf | Golf Australia

    Karen’s story on the 50th anniversary of WPGA: WPGA Tour celebrates 50th Anniversary | Golf Australia

    Beth Ann Nichols story in Golfweek on course set-up: golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/03/16/lpga-golf-course-setups-womens-golf-pga-tour/

    Steve Eubanks story in LPGA News on Minjee Lee scoring ability: www.lpga.com/news/2022/minjee-lees-numbers-even-more-impressive-than-the-friday-63

    Karen’s nominated charity: lungfoundation.com.au/
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    • 57 min
    Deborah Hutton and Dr Anita Lasocki

    Deborah Hutton and Dr Anita Lasocki

    Our guests today are well known media personality and keen golfer Deborah Hutton and respected dermatologist Dr Anita Lasocki. In the lead up to The Longest Day, the golf challenge run by Cancer Council Victoria to raise funds for prevention programs and research into skin cancer, Deborah and Anita share with us ways in which we can lower the risk of contracting skin cancers. 

    Anita has a special interest in early detection of skin cancer, melanoma surveillance and skin cancer management and provides us with some facts around Australia being the skin cancer capital of the world and why it is so important to have a regular pre-golf game skin protection routine all year round.

    Deborah has twice fought infiltrating facial skin cancer and is now a passionate advocate for awareness of skin protection, sharing her story, releasing graphic post-surgery images of her face and creating a range of UPF50+ hats which are stylish, sun smart and perfect for golf. 

    Links related to this episode: The Longest Day: www.longestday.org.au/Cancer Australia information on melanoma: www.canceraustralia.gov.au/cancer-types/melanoma/overviewCanopy Bay Hats: canopybay.com.au/Deborah Hutton: deborahhutton.com/Solbari sun protective clothing: www.solbari.com.au/collections/solbari-upf50-tops-dresses-and-pants-for-womenIkbul sun protective clothing: ibkul.com/collections/ibkul-golf-apparelRigon Headwear: rigonheadwear.com.au/Deborah and Anita designated charity: www.longestday.org.au/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Nikki McClure

    Nikki McClure

    Our guest today is Nikki McClure. Nikki grew up in a family of golfers but initially didn’t take to the game, preferring other sports. But when personal tragedy struck her young family, it was golf that helped bring her out from a very dark place and then buoyed her as she created a place of light for other women entering the game. 

    From reluctant golfer, to beginner rebuilding her life, to entrepreneur in female engagement, to board member of Golf Victoria, to women’s captain at Kingston Heath Golf Club, to the first female club president at this prestigious sandbelt club in its 113-year history, Nikki has approached it all with a commitment to women’s golf combined with positive attitude and a sense of fun. 

    Today she shares with us both the tremulous steps and the giant leaps forwards. 

    Links related to this episode: Fairway Birdies: https://fairwaybirdies.com/

    Facebook: Fairway Birdies | Facebook

    Golf Australia Victoria:  https://www.golf.org.au/victoria/

    Australian Open: https://www.golf.org.au/ausopen/

    Nikki’s nominated charity: https://rednose.org.au/
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    • 30 min
    Raj Narayan

    Raj Narayan

    Our guest today is Raj Narayan. Raj is one of golf’s emerging women entrepreneurs, coming from a corporate financial and management background to apply both analytical skills and social awareness to create an online business and networking golf club, the creatively named Emajin. 

    From someone who started out hating the game, Raj has transitioned into someone who not only loves it with a passion but to someone who wants to give back to it. To do so, she has looked at the world of golf, turned it on its axis to view from its many sides and then re-imagined it to fit players who for various reasons cannot fit into the traditional club model. 

    Today we’re going to hear of her journey through golf, how Emajin came into being and why traditional bricks-and-mortar and online golf clubs can happily co-exist in the golfing landscape. 

    Links related to this episode: 

    Emajin Golf: https://emajin.golf/

    Emajin Flood Relief Fundraiser Page (which is also Raj’s nominated charity):  https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/fundraisers/emajin/fundraise-for-qld-nsw-floods-appeal

    Khmer Sight Foundation: http://khmersight.com/

    Article on women entrepreneurs: https://womeninindustry.com.au/2021/05/28/women-owners-coming-to-a-business-near-you/

    Xero Boss Insights 2021: https://www.xero.com/content/dam/xero/pdf/xero-boss-insights-2021.pdf

    Xero Boss Insights 2020: https://www.xero.com/blog/2020/02/boss-insights-2020-your-roadmap-to-being-your-own-boss/

    Northeastern University article on four types of entrepreneurship and tips for women to succeed: https://onlinebusiness.northeastern.edu/blog/types-of-entrepreneurship/
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    • 31 min
    Hannah Brown

    Hannah Brown

    Our guest on Tee for Two today is Hannah Brown, PhD. Hannah is a person of serious intellect, a person of reflection and a qualitative thinker on the world she sees around her. Hannah is also a fairly new golfer who speaks with relevance and authority on what a new player encounters as they enter the game. 

    Hannah has recently completed a paper for her MBA called Re-imagining the Game and Business of Golf in Australia Through an Inclusion and Adaption Lens, a positive-facing scientific analysis of what golf and the business of golf can become.  

    Hers is a unique voice in the game and one to which we should listen if we truly want to embrace and address some of the concerns faced by people wanting to start or remain in golf and see it reach its full potential as the game played for life by anyone and everyone. 

    Hannah’s insights are thoughtful, positive and humorous. 

    Links within this episode: 

    For further information on what diversity, equity and inclusion means, go to the website of the eXtension Organizing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://dei.extension.org/

    For information on the two studies mentioned which showed positive implications for business profit through diversity, equity and inclusionary culture and practices, please refer to: 

    Diversity Matters (Hunt V, Layton D, and Prince, S 2015, McKinsey & Co)

    https://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/~/media/2497d4ae4b534ee89d929cc6e3aea485.ashx

    Delivering Through Diversity (Hunt V, Prince S, Dixon-Fyle & Lee L, 2018, McKinsey & Co)

    https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/mckinsey/business%20functions/people%20and%20organizational%20performance/our%20insights/delivering%20through%20diversity/delivering-through-diversity_full-report.pdf?shouldIndex=false

    For information on Hannah’s MBA paper Re-imagining the Game and Business of Golf in Australia through an Inclusion and Adaption Lens or to receive a copy, please contact: hello@twofortwo.com.au 

    For information on Golf Australia’s work in All Abilities Golf for golfers with disability, please go to: Disability Inclusion - Golf Australia

    For information on Golf Australia’s work in Safe, Fair and Inclusive Golf, please go to: Integrity Framework - Safe, Fair & Inclusive golf - Golf Australia

    For Golf Australia’s Mission Statement and Acknowledgement of Country, please go to: Mission Statement & Strategic Plan - Golf Australia

    For information on Sandy Jamieson’s 1Club with which Hannah started playing golf in an ‘easy, fun and affordable’ way, for information please go to: https://www.1club.golf/ 

    and for his story published in Golf Australia magazine in March 2020, please click here.

     

    Hannah’s charity: https://catherinehouse.org.au/
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    • 40 min
    Hannah Green

    Hannah Green

    Our guest on Tee for Two today is Hannah Green. Hannah recently made golf history bynot only taking out two gender-neutral tournaments in succession in Victoria, Australia -the 2022 Vic Open and the Webex Players Series Murray River – but, in winning thesecond she became not only the first female to win one of The Players Series events inAustralia but the first woman to win a four-round mixed gender tournament on any majortour in the world.

    In doing so, she has succeeded in making a strong statement about women professionalgolfers as well as placing Australia in the spotlight. To say her achievement has creatednews is an understatement, with it receiving attention on major news outlets around theworld as well as global golf forums.

    Hannah is no stranger to big achievement. In 2019 she became a Rolex First-Time Winneron the LPGA Tour in no less than one of the game’s majors, the KPMG Women’s PGAChampionship. This was the first wire-to-wire victory at a major since 2011 and the firstmajor win by an Australian since her mentor and good friend Karrie Webb in 2006.

    Hannah also represented Australia in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo and later in theyear won the $1million AON Risk Reward Challenge.

    Through it all, she has remained someone with a down to earth attitude, a sense of fun, acommitment to giving back and a tremendous ambassador for the game and for women’sgolf.

    We are very fortunate that she has been able to spend some time to talk with us today.Tee for Two is hosted by Karen Harding. It is produced on the traditional country of theBoon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation in Victoria, Australia, and offers respect to theirElders, past, present and emerging.

    Links for this episode:

    Details on the Webex Players Series.

    https://pga.org.au/webex/

    Details on all things Australasian women’s professional golf.

    https://wpga.org.au/

    Link to feature story on Ryan Lumsden in Golf Australia magazine

    https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/profile-the-life-of-ryan-559794

    Details on Hannah’s nominated charity: Challenge

    https://www.challenge.org.au/

    Hannah’s nominated charity to support the legacy of Jarrod Lyle, who championed kidsliving with cancer.

    https://www.challenge.org.au/

    Tee for Two website.

    www.teefortwo.com.au
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    • 34 min

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Great podcast

Just listened to the episode with Bonnie Boezeman, and found it very interesting. Seems like a great woman. Enjoying this podcast and looking forward to more episodes.

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