I am Kathy Hart Wood, a life-time golfer, a long-time golf professional and full-time mother of three teenage daughters (the latter is the most challenging).
I brighten people’s lives personally, socially and professionally through the game of golf.
To expose more people to the game of golf in a simple and fun manner so that they will continue to play the game and by doing so live a more fulfilled and enriched life.
Because…I love to see people have a great time. I guess I could go to an amusement park, sit on a bench, spectate and accomplish the same thing but a quick thrill ride is too fleeting (plus, I don’t like crowds). Golf, as a sport, is challenging, unpredictable, and impossible to master. Golf, as a game, provides rewards for every age and every body. I love to see the smiles from spending a day outdoors with friends, learning a new skill, playing in the company outing, besting a husband even if for one hole, meeting new people, executing that one amazing shot, spending time with a spouse, traveling to amazing places, participating in a charity event. I could go on but you get the point. I love to see how golf and the golf environment make people’s lives shine.
Well…I grew up a golf pro’s daughter which means I started playing the game at a very young age. I started to compete nationally at the age of 12 and went on to play college golf at Furman University. After college, I played professionally all over the world; Europe, Australia, South Africa, Korea and of course here in the States. Grinding out 4-foot putts to pay for gas to travel to the next tourney got tiring after 6 years, so I switched gears and started teaching. And I hit the ground running. I got my feet wet instructing in the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools under the tutelage of some of the most amazing teachers in the game. Soon,I became the lead instructor for the Golf For Women Magazine Golf Schools. At the same time, my husband and I opened 3 Golf Academies in South Florida and I gave birth to 3 girls in 3 years. I know…what was I thinking?
A few years later, I became the Director of Women’s Golf at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey and Cornerstone Golf Club in Montrose, Colorado. And, currently I teach at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in New Jersey. That is a quick relatively short yet incomplete synopsis of what I have done and where I have been.
About me? The weird facts section is too long to type. But you can visit KathyHartWood.com, get on my email list and receive updates with blog posts and golf tips.