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Pat Mullaly, Editor of is the brainchild of Pat Mullaly, designer, golfer and sometime sailor (though it’s nearly impossible to both sail and golf and do both well. In fact, though surrounded by ocean on Cape Cod where she lives, Pat gave up her O’Day for the fairways in 2000 and has not looked back.)

“The first time I ever tried golf was at a corporate outing where I was paired with three other non-golfers. We had one hysterical time and came in dead last. It was a total hoot and thoroughly enjoyable, and even though it was a disastrous round, I was hooked on golf.

“I was lucky enough to find a local public golf course here on the Cape, Old Barnstable Fairgrounds, that was holding free morning clinics for women who were just beginning to learn the game. Merry Holway, the club pro, was a great teacher and each week before sending us newbies off the back nine, she would give us a short lesson in one facet of the game. After a year of clinics, I moved up to join the ladies league and have played with them ever since.

“Once a week, I play golf with The Tee Club at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham, MA. It’s a great group of women who enjoy playing the game on those late lazy afternoons, from April to September. And in the fall, sixteen of us head south for a golf getaway to Pinehurst, Hilton Head or, as we did last year, Amelia Island Plantation. It’s always a grand adventure. I’m also a member of the women’s league at Olde Barnstable on Cape Cod. We play competitively each week from early spring till late fall. Keeps me on my toes!”

  8 comments for “Backstory

  1. Donna Turner says:

    Normally I enjoy the tips sent out, but was Very disappointed in Tip #28. With pace of play being quite a problem on golf courses, to encourage ladies to search bushes and water hazards for balls during a round only encourages the problem. To walk the golf course before or after it is officially open and search for balls is a great idea. I would not play with a lady who searches during a round, and don’t know anyone who would.

    • GolfGurls Pat Mullaly says:

      Sorry to disappoint. It is not unusual among the golfers I play with that a ball goes off course. The rules allow 5 minutes of searching, and most golfers I know will at least use some of those minutes searching for a lost ball. Depending on conditions and the pressure from golfers following, many golfers will just drop a new ball and claim a one stroke penalty. It’s all part of the game.

      • Donna says:

        That’s a totally different scenero. Looking for your own wayward ball is quite acceptable. Your tip was to look for balls left behind by other golfers to save money. That is quite unacceptable during a round.

        • GolfGurls Pat Mullaly says:

          Sorry… misunderstood. I have seen a lot of golfers check the nearby bushes for lost balls, but only when there is a delay with the group just ahead. I did play with one woman who tried searching for lost balls in the woods as we walked up the fairway. Trust me, she only did it once! I’ve removed the offending paragraph from Tip #28 so others don’t get the wrong idea. Thanks.

  2. Susan McGuire says:

    I received an email with an article on breaking 100. Nice article with good advise but the word practice was spelled wrong about every time in that article. Someone needs to proof read your articles otherwise it doesn’t look professional.

  3. Nancy Shonka Padberg says:

    Hi Pat, Great site and Facebook Blog! Lot of potential! I am a golfer, played big 12 golf and in Scotland past 4 summers. I am friends with Martin at Boomer Authority and have an online ad network for boomer sites. Let’s chat. Send me an email when you have a moment. Until then, keep your head down and follow through!

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