Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Give Your Doctor a Booty Call!

We all need to take an active role in educating ourselves about colon cancer prevention. Golf4Her and G/FORE pledge to do its part to help raise colon health awareness.

When you purchase this G/FORE glove, 10% of the sales will benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), a community that provides access to screening, awareness, advocacy and research.

It is our hope during the month of March you will take a moment to call your physician and ask about a screening test that is right for you.

We are wearing blue for We're wearing blue for Sharon Osbourne, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Audrey Hepburn, Pope John Paul II, Jack Lemmon, Vince Lombardi, Walter Matthau, Ronald Reagan,Charles Schulz, Joel Siegel, Darryl Strawberry, Milton Berle, Farrah Fawcett, Jackie Gleason, Robin Gibb, Ted Knight

This cause is especially important to the Golf4Her family because Owner/Founder, Christina Thompson is also a colon cancer survivor.

Show your support with the G/FORE azure glove.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dress In Blue Day: Colorectal Awareness Month

A special message from Christina ...

In 2011, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. As a survivor, I am one of the millions who have been affected by this disease. Fortunately, early detection saved my life. They say 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, so there is a good chance you already know someone.

In support of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) National Dress in Blue Day program and National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Golf4Her will be wearing blue on March 1st for a future free of colon cancer. We invite you to join us by dressing in blue and spreading the message that colon cancer screening saves lives.

Guidelines state that everyone should have their colon checked starting at age 50, but you may need to get checked even earlier if you are at higher risk. Twenty years ago, my mother lost her battle with colon cancer at the age of 46. As a result, I started getting routing screening every 4 years. So when I was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer at 41, you can imagine my surprise.

Her losing her life saved mine, which is why Golf4Her is committed to raise public awareness and
educate people the (sometimes surprising) facts about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease.

Starting today, Golf4Her will deduct $5 from every order placed through March 31st to benefit the
Colon Cancer Alliance. Just let us know that you would like to participate by entering code BLUE13 at check out. Click here to learn more.

This is a cancer we can beat so I hope you will join us in spreading this important message! Together, we can work toward a future free of colon cancer.

Christina Thompson
President, Golf4Her

Visit us on Facebook and let us know who you are wearing blue for.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Golf4Her Sponsors The Cactus Tour

In our ongoing effort to help support young women pursuing the dream of becoming a professional golfer, Golf4Her has become the newest sponsor for The Cactus Tour.

In 2005 the Cactus Tour was created for professional women golfers as a place to play outside of the LPGA and The Symetra Tour. Over the last few year, under the direction of Mike Brown, it has evolved into not only a venue to improve your game but as a place to prepare for events during the off time for all amateur and professional women golfers. 

This mini-tour draws golfers from across the country and even a few international players. They range from amateurs looking for some competitive experience to LPGA Tour players looking for playing opportunities between event.

The value of The Cactus Tour is in having localized events for those just starting professional careers, coming off of injuries, not having status on major tours or just wanting to work on their games for upcoming events or qualifying schools with out having the added expense of traveling all over the country. 

Cactus Tour events are highly competitive, run professionally, and held on quality courses in the Phoenix, Arizona area and now Las Vegas. In 2013,  they hope to expand into Texas for a few events.
The events are cost effective and provide a payout to 50% of the field which is one of the best percentages in the country. 

  • The Cactus Tour is a professional golf tour for women only
  •  Events are played in the Greater Phoenix Arizona and Las Vegas Area
  • Season runs from January through November
  • The are 20-25 events scheduled in 2013
  • Each tournament is a 54 hole event with no cuts. 
  • At least 50% of the field and ties will be paid on the final day at completion of play.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Golf4Her Ambassadorors competing in Cactus Tour events in between Symetra Tour events. Click here to view the 2013 Cactus Tour Schedule.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Golf Style: Golftini Skorts

You are going to love crushing the ball down the fairway in one of these new Golftini golf skorts. Select patterns are available in either boxed pleat or flat front skort. If you looking for a longer length, all of the flat front styles are available in a standard (16-18") length and a longer club length. Length varies by size. Add 1.5-inches for the longer lengths.

All Golftini skorts are made with an exclusive Goltini fabric that is 97% Cotton 3% Spandex and manufactured right here in the USA!

Click here to view the 2013 spring collection.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Apparel Wire: What Drives Golf4Her

Profile: Christina Thompson - Founder/Owner,

By Janice Ferguson
GPA Style Editor, The Apparel Wire
February 13, 2013

Christina Thompson counted on some bumps in the road after leaving her cushy 20-year career in the medical marketing industry in 2010 to start, an e-tail website for women's golf apparel.

One bump she did not expect was being diagnosed with stage three, life-threatening colon cancer in 2012, at the age of 41. For many that would mean folding up shop, but Thompson did just the opposite. She under went successful treatment while not skipping a beat in building her burgeoning business.

What led Thompson, an avid golfer, to create, were frustrating attempts to find stylish women's golf clothes that she liked. Not finding many viable options, she took control of her own destiny and set her sights on filling a perceived void in the marketplace.

"I always knew I wanted to own my own business and just wasn't sure what it would be," Thompson said. "Then one day while traveling for work, I asked myself what are the three things I love: golf, fashion and shopping. So I started researching the retail side of women's golf and noticed a huge and growing gap in what was offered. I quickly realized this would be my perfect storm. I bought the name Golf4Her in July of 2005."

Christina Thompson, left, with LPGA player Mallory Blackwelder, a Golf4Her brand ambassador.
Thompson's original plan was to open a brick and mortar store, but an online e-tail site was a better option and less of a financial risk. In 2009, and in the middle of a down-turned economy, she quit her job and started working 24/7 for many months to launch the website in April 2010.

The Golf4Her site offers golf fashions, accessories and gear from top golf and lifestyle brands such as Abacus, AUR, Ame & Lulu, Cross, Fila, Lija, Loudmouth, Shi Golf, SandBagger and Wear to Win. The site carries a collection of basic golf essentials as well as modern trendy items with the goal of bringing easy access to the newest selection of styles, fabrics and looks in women's golf. The site also features a newsletter, gift and style guide, blog, social network links, rewards program and golf event listings.

In early 2012, Thompson suffered a personal setback - and it was not due to the economy. Thompson received a positive test result after a routine colonoscopy.

"I was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer just prior to 2012 PGA [Merchandise] Show," she said. "So for the first six months of the year I was running a business while undergoing major chemo, and not to mention, playing the best golf of my life. Golf4Her and playing golf honestly got me through the worst days of my life. I'm doing great and have a clean bill of health, but this is why Golf4Her means more to me than just a website for women's golf."

So does her journey feel like a huge leap of faith that has tested her courage and conviction to continue?

"There was no leap of faith," Thompson said. "I knew in my gut that once I set my mind to it, it would be a success and I have not regretted my decision for one moment. I miss my corporate paycheck, but I have never been happier in my life."

Click here to view article on The Apparel Wire