Role Model- Suzanne Logan

Role Model- Suzanne Logan

Women in Golf Coordinator 

Golf Ireland

Suzanne Logan is an amazing female role model in the world of golf. She currently serves as the Women in Golf Coordinator for Golf Ireland, and her journey in golf began in Greenisland, where she played as a young girl. Before working for Golf Ireland, she volunteered with the Irish Ladies Golfing Union (ILGU) and sat on Ulster’s junior development committee, a cause she is deeply passionate about, showing that there are opportunities for girls to play. Coaching and encouraging others have always come naturally to her, as she coached athletics and cricket at one point as well. Before moving into golf full-time, she was even a qualified nurse. She continued to pursue her passion for the sport by completing a Master’s in Sports Coaching at Ulster University.

Suzanne’s enthusiasm for golf is infectious, and she is proud of her work to increase opportunities for women in the sport. Women are still a minority in golf, and Suzanne is excited to push boundaries and advocate for more inclusive practices. The COO of Golf Ireland, Ann McCormack is Suzanne’s role model. Ann made her realise that there were jobs in golf that were not just about being a pro. “It was nice to see someone that is similar in age to me as a role model because it kind of makes me feel like you can achieve anything you want.”  Golf Ireland has released a women-in-golf charter with over 200 clubs that have signed up for it. Suzanne actively works towards increasing the number of female coaches in the industry and has facilitated more programs and opportunities for women to get involved in golf.

Last year, Suzanne and Golf Ireland engaged 481 girls in 20 girls’ development hubs, and they continue to expand their opportunities. Suzanne believes that golf has a lot of value. It is a great social activity that provides ample opportunities to make new friends. When she moved down south last year, she wasn’t worried about creating a new network, she just joined a new club.  She encourages anyone interested in trying golf to start small and get involved. Beyond golf being a social sport, Suzanne points out how women who got involved later always say they wished they had joined earlier. Golf is also a way to network in the business sector, and it’s important that women get opportunities to reach clients and higher-ups the same way as their male counterparts.

Suzanne’s story is a testament to the countless individuals working hard behind the scenes to provide opportunities for people to get involved in sports, regardless of their level of expertise. Her message is clear: sport is not just for professionals, and there is a place for everyone in the world of golf. For more information on Golf Ireland and their programs, visit its website (Beginners Guide).

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