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Lady golfers have been the butt of nearly as many jokes as Essex girls and Irish laborers. Yawn, yawn!

I can count myself fortunate to be a member of a golf club where the women give as good as they get and are respected for it. I’m still subjected to all the usual earache about only playing half the course and the inequality of the female courtesy shot, but I just sign my card with a smile and take the boys’ money.

What every man I’ve ever partnered is left in no doubt about, is that my passion for this addictive game runs every bit as deep as their own. I can keep pace with them, I can be competitive with them, I can even drive it past them from time to time. I play golf like they play golf.

It’s not like that for all women golfers. It wasn’t like that for me when a member of staff at Luffness New Golf Club nearly fainted at the sight of me cutting through the empty men’s lounge to visit the facilities. It was a genuine mistake at the time but I might just do it again if it helps drag another relic of golf kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

The outdated image of golf that I encountered that morning on the East Lothian coast was the same image of the game that I, myself, had before I first swung a club five years ago. Once upon a time, I was a student at St Andrews University but I had no more interest in a pastime so royal and ancient as I had in croquet. Golf was for the overweight and over-60’s. Little did I know.

My first five years as a golfer have come as such a surprise to me that I’ve almost needed to create an online persona in order to tell the ‘old me’ and everyone like her how wrong I was about this sport. GolfPeach is a social media version of a self-employed, self-dependent woman who has found a whole new world of rewards, challenges, friends and destinations through golf. Me!

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