"I have been in the golf industry for over 20 years and find it fascinating how the women’s side has grown and evolved."
Hi, I’m Agatha. I handle Daily Sports in the US market. Everything from wholesale, retail and e-commerce happens in our office in South Florida.
Laird International the USA distributor of Daily Sports was my little grown gem from the very first account. After graduating college I worked for a golf distributor in Canada, who sold Daily Sports and we collectively decided to move into the US market. I started traveling to various regional golf shows and slowly growing the brand in the US market. Later I opened up our first warehouse and office in Florida in 2009. Today we sell to almost every private high end golf club in the country and have over 1000 accounts.
How come you started playing golf?
While in High School I worked at a golf retail store with practice facilities. I was surrounded by some of the best amateur players in Canada and they taught me about the game and also my swing. Later in my career it became a great business tool and social event.
What has the game of golf meant to you as a woman?
I found golf very empowering as a woman, as I was typically surrounded by mostly men in my work life. I could still go out and play and do so at my level. Also golfing with other women is very social and fosters wonderful relationships.
What do you think is the most important part of the game?
Golf is very special, as it not only challenges us physically but also in great part mentally. It has a very calming effect on me and I wish to do more and more of it as the years pass. For now it is a fantastic tool for business and also to spend time with girlfriends.
How has the last year been for you?
The past year was challenging for everyone I’m sure. For me, it really gave me insight into what really matters and allowed me to slow down and spend precious time with my loved ones. But now as things are brighter and business has recovered, I am ready to go full speed again.
If you could play any course in the world, which one would you pick?
If I could play at any course in the world it would have to be at the Greg Norman course on Exuma Island, Bahamas.
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