Tiffany Fitzgerald, Founder & CEO of Black Girls Golf www.blackgirlsgolf.net
BGG is the largest non-competitive golf group for African-American women with over 3,000 members across 27 different states, 7 countries and still growing.
Fitzgerald founded Black Girls Golf in 2011 after spending several years in Corporate America and noticing how many opportunities were available to male colleagues who played golf. In fact many of her colleagues didn’t even know her name. She was referred to as, “the black girl in marketing”.
Fitzgerald needed to build better relationships with her male colleagues and superiors at work. But how would she do that? Golf was the answer. As she became a more experienced golfer, Fitzgerald noticed how few Black women were involved in the sport so she decided to create a safe space for black women to learn the game and build the confidence to get out there and play.
Black Girls Golf is headquartered in Greater Atlanta with more than 3,000 members in the U.S and abroad. Tiffany Fitzgerald has been featured in Women’s Golf Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine and sports and business radio sharing her experience as a golfer and helping other women experience the rewards of golfing. “We are not a competitive league, we’re a global network of like-minded women who want to learn, practice and play golf.”
“We’re creating a movement to introduce 20,000 women and girls to the game by 2020, but ultimately, we give you a platform to connect with other women who want to learn and play golf. We do that through our partners, PGA & LPGA professionals to offer hands-on golf instruction, ladies-only golf outings, and networking events in a fun and supportive atmosphere. We can also work with your private group to host fun learning clinics and events. I am also available to speak at your next event or host a private golf clinic.”
You can attend a Black Girls Golf class, learn to play, introduce someone else to the game, join our community, or simply follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and use #BGG or #blackgirlsgolf to tag your golf photos on social media.