Profitable by Design

Growing Golf

One female leader who is both at the top of her profession and proof that diverse thinking drives profitability is golf course architect Jan Bel Jan, named by Sports Illustrated as among the top 10 most influential women in golf.

The 2019-2020 President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (Bel Jan is the second of only four members in the Society’s history and the second to be elected to President) is also the innovator behind Scoring Tees™.

“It’s not gender driven," she says. “But I can bring ideas that men wouldn’t because they don’t play the same game.

“There is no reason to believe that women don’t bring something different; they do, because their experiences are different.”

Bel Jan adds, “As we help women to have more fun playing golf, we expect to see more women golfers. And I fully expect more women golf course architects to bring to the forefront what is necessary for this and future eras.”

Watch the complete video interview with Jan Bel Jan: