10 results for "Marcela M. Smith"

Get On Board With The New Rules

By: Marcela Smith - Jan 23, 2019

Marcela M. Smith launched Girlfriends Guide To Golf to help grow the game and encourage more women to experience the golf lifestyle. Marcela teaches golf etiquette and basic golf rules to groups of women via clinics and on-course rules experiences. She is an active volunteer with Pro Kids/The First Tee…

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How to Pick a Tournament Partner

By: Marcela M. Smith - Jan 18, 2022

…guess what? We won! Marcela Smith teaches golf rules and etiquette in her unique On-Course Rules Experience, helping women gain confidence, lower their scores, and have more fun. www.GirlfriendsGuideToGolf.com

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The Truth About Sun Protection

By: Marcela Smith - Jun 13, 2019

Now that we’re finally enjoying some Southern California sun, we should be thinking about protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays. When I was younger I really didn’t think much about the long-term effects of sun damage, but now that I’m in my 50’s I can see the sun…

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What Happened To Resolutions?

By: Marcela Smith - Dec 16, 2019

…as the Rules Diva, Marcela launched Girlfriends Guide To Golf to provide a relaxed, fun environment to learn the rules and etiquette of golf. Her On-Course Rules Experiences help players gain more confidence, lower their scores and have more fun.

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Your New Best Friend: The Stroke & Distance Rule

By: Marcela Smith - Jan 17, 2024

When I was asked to write an article about my favorite rule in golf, I almost leapt with joy. I know, it sounds strange to think that anyone could get that excited about the Rules of Golf, but I was thrilled to be able to share something that is guaranteed…

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Lake Tahoe: My Vote For The Eighth Wonder

By: Marcela Smith - Aug 05, 2019

Growing up in San Diego I hadn’t ventured up to the Lake Tahoe area until I was in my 30’s, but that was to ski. Fast forward another decade to when I got married to my husband, who is from the San Francisco Bay area, and I made my first…

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Gloves Up: Handling Ruling Disagreements

By: Marcela Smith - Apr 14, 2021

…as the Rules Diva, Marcela found that most recreational players aren’t interested in reading the entire Rules of Golf book, and prefer learning by “doing.” Marcela provides On-Course Rules Experiences where participants learn golf rules and strategies in real life scenarios, which helps them gain more confidence, lower their scores…

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Golfsplaining: How to Navigate Unsolicited Advice

By: Marcela Smith - Nov 13, 2023

I don’t need to ask if this has ever happened to you, because I have a feeling that 99% of all female golfers have had the experience of being golfsplained. Golfsplaining occurs when one golfer who may be (or just thinks they are) a great player offers unsolicited advice to…

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​A Golfer’s Guide to Interacting with Playing Partners

By: Marcela Smith - Sep 15, 2022

Have you heard stories about or experienced a situation on the golf course where you had a less-than positive encounter with other women? Or perhaps your first ladies’ day or tournament you felt disappointed or hurt? If so, you’re not alone. Sometimes a round that starts out as a fun…

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How To Overcome Feelings of Intimidation on the Golf Course

By: Marcela Smith - Apr 20, 2023

Regardless of how long you’ve been playing or what your average scores are, most players have felt stress, performance anxiety and even feelings of intimidation while playing golf. Sports psychologist Dr. Shannon Reece says we can all learn how to play each shot more purposefully. “There are certain moments and…

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