By an Iron Lady Golfer on our Ireland 2019 Adventure Trip.

I have just returned from an amazing trip to Ireland.   I expected it would be an exciting golf trip on remarkable links courses, but it turned out to be much more.  

The trip was organized and delivered entirely by Lindsay Knowlton, of Iron Lady Golf.  It consisted of travel by private coach exploring coastal areas and playing at a sampling of extraordinary links golf courses along the north, east and south western coastlines of Ireland.   We saw spectacular natural scenery during our travels, and went on several astonishingly beautiful long hikes that should be on everyone’s bucket list.   

The accommodation and restaurant selections hand picked by Lindsay were also superb, each representing the unique attributes of the different regions of Ireland that we visited.  

This was my first experience travelling as part of a woman’s trip.  Our group was diverse in terms of our golfing and travel experience, but we shared from the outset a common desire to embrace this adventure and to stretch ourselves with new challenges.  It was wonderful to experience the support and friendship of a group of women embarked on this adventure together, led by the forever cheerful and capable leadership and encouragement of Lindsay.   We are all grateful for the opportunity to have shared this experience and for the new friendships made.   

Lindsay is a remarkable young woman and she revealed herself to be so much more than a golf instructor on this trip — hers is an example of the type of company that should succeed in this competitive and male dominated field —- because she has an unparalleled passion for golf, for women supporting women, and for adventure travel.   Combine this with the natural beauty and charm of Ireland, and it adds up to a trip of a lifetime!

 

It’s hard to believe that when I signed up for my very first Iron Lady Golf clinic I had never held a golf club in my life and didn’t know anyone !  Having never been an athlete in any sport in my youth ( god knows I tried ) , I lacked so much confidence and was very impatient with myself.  Too hard on myself to say the least.  And yes I was a really scared chicken.

Fast track to today and I can proudly say that not only do I own a set of golf clubs, but I am currently a full member at a golf club in Toronto ! I enjoy everything about the game but especially all the fabulous , fun and amazing women in my life !  The Iron Lady program has given me this vast community of women and lasting friendships.  It’s everything about “women supporting women “ and I have gained so much confidence on and off the course in everything I do.  I have made some incredible lasting friendships with some great ladies and we support each other every day.

My first ( and certainly not my last ) Iron Lady Golf retreat this year in Mayakoba Mexico was the best vacation I’ve ever had.  I am so grateful for the new and lasting friendships I made on that trip! Epic fun! ( and yes there was dancing!) Thank you Lindsay and your amazing team of golf coaches for your smiles , your kindness, your incredible talents and your unending positive energy . I am so proud to call myself an “Iron Lady”!