Rosy decided to try golf as an adult and discovered some unexpected barriers.
“There’s a stereotype about golf that it’s for rich, old men. So when I first started playing, I felt intimidated being a younger woman,” Rosy said.
“At a golf course or a driving range, staff or other players might ask if I know how to get the balls, or where the first tee is. It makes me feel as if I don’t know what I’m doing. The way they ask is demoralising.”
Rosy says the joy she felt when playing was stronger than the feeling of not belonging, so she kept showing up.
“I love that really satisfying feeling of hitting a nice golf shot, right in the middle of the club. I didn’t want to let the culture around golf or the people who work at golf courses or driving ranges intimidate me,” Rosy said.
“I want to be part of a new generation of golf that evolves it’s culture to be welcoming, inclusive and supportive for everyone no matter your gender, age or skill level.”