The Girlfriends Golf Experience is a customized, on-course clinic that educates and empowers your members.

Marcela Smith holds a USGA Advanced Rules Certification

The Girlfriends Golf Experience has proven to:

∙ Increase revenue for women’s events and lesson

∙ Drastically improve pace-of-play 

∙ Prevent conflict during competition

∙ Improve knowledge on proper maintenance practices

∙ Educate on USGA/WHS handicapping guidelines

∙ Enhance enjoyment and improve confidence 

“Our ladies here at The Saticoy Club left the Girlfriends Guide to Golf experience with more confidence to play in events, comfortably communicate with each other regarding the rules, and enjoy a round while keeping great pace thanks to Marcela.   

We cannot thank her enough for exposing the parts of the game that aren’t talked about enough.  While Marcela’s delivery was incredibly professional, her ability to get our players to absorb the information through humor and personal experience made everyone extremely receptive, myself included!”  

Ben Edwards
Director of Golf, The Saticoy Club

The On-Course Clinic

Now Offering MSR Credts for PGA Professionals!

  • PGA Professionals can earn MSR credits by attending our clinics (included)
  • Book an additional clinic for your pro staff featuring 2023 rules changes, and recent important clarifications (additional cost)
“Inviting Marcela to your club will enhance your members’ experience, increase their passion for golf, and grow their confidence on the course.  

Over our two-day Girlfriends Golf Experience, Marcela conducted two teaching sessions covering golf rules, etiquette, and on-course strategies. The content was deeply informative without being overly formal, and fitting for golfers of all skill levels.  

Lauren C. Vernon
Marketing and Membership Director, Keene Trace Golf Club

What The Ladies Are Saying

The More Confident Golf Experience

Provide your members with a half-day golf school featuring three distinct segments:

  • Technical skill featuring your club’s own teaching professional
  • Mental toughness with sports psychologist Dr. Shannon Reece
  • The rules of golf with Marcela Smith

Dr. Reece helps golfers understand the importance of mental preparation, focus, and visualization. She shares techniques to manage stress, anxiety, and negative self-talk. Her students learn to stay calm and focused under pressure and improve consistency.

Marcela helps players learn the rules of golf in a structured format on your golf course. Students learn how to prepare for the round, the conduct expected of all players, and the most important rules starting from the teeing area, through the putting green.  Her students feel comfortable asking questions about specific situations they’ve encountered, and learn how to use the USGA app and book to quickly find answers when questions arise in the future.

In this unique clinic, Dr. Reece, Marcela and your teaching professional focus on both the mental and physical aspects of the game: helping golfers to achieve more significant improvements, faster results, and ultimately have a lot more fun playing.

“The Girlfriends Golf Experience has been a valuable addition to our golf events calendar for the past three years. Marcela manages to make learning the rules easy and fun for beginners, while at the same time benefitting the more advanced players with her comprehensive understanding of all the rules and how they apply to our golf course.”
Jason Brustad, PGA
Director of Golf, The Crosby Club

Previous clinic locations include:

  • The Vintage Club
  • Tradition Golf Club
  • Martis Camp Club
  • The Saticoy Cub
  • The Santaluz Club
  • The Crosby Golf Club
  • Lahontan Golf Club
  • Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club
  • Gray’s Crossing Golf Club
  • Pasadera Golf Club
  • Women On Course at Arroyo Trabucco
  • LPGA Amateurs at Riverwalk Golf Club
  • Arrowood Golf Club
  • Palmira Country Club
  • Meadowood Golf & Tennis Club. 
  • Montreux Golf & Country Club
  • Clear Creek Tahoe
  • The Renaissance Club
  • Keene Trace Golf Club
  • Butterfield Country Club
  • Royal Fox Country Club
  • The Grove Country Club. 
“Our members loved the Girlfriends Golf Experience! The information presented was wonderful, and your terrific personality made the rules really interesting and fun.”
Jan Usher, PGA/LPGA
Director of Instruction Montreux Golf & Country Club

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