Over the course of history, there have been many jobs that are mostly covered by men and that overshadow women. But within the years, women have gotten more opportunities.
It is people like Southmoreland graduate Lindsey Pritts who has chosen to go study something she loves; golf.
“Since I first picked up a club in high school, golf has been a passion,” said Pritts. “It’s something that is different.”
Pritts began her golf career during her freshman year. She was inspired by her family members who have also played golf.
“My brother (Brian) and father (Rick) played in high school,” said Pritts. “They have inspired me in so many ways.”
Pritts studies sports management, specifically golf, with a minor in business at California University of Pennsylvania. She is one of two girls in her major.
“It’s tough but it’s also a blessing in a way,” said Pritts. “My next internship at Indiana Country Club will be a lot of fun because my boss, Dan Braun, was actually looking to bring a female into the operation.”
Last year, she got to spend her summer interning in Arlington, Virginia.
“I worked at Army Navy Country Club, which is right outside the Pentagon,” Pritts said. “I learned a lot about myself and about my major.”
Pritts is a prime example of women defying the odds of society.
“Times are changing, and golf is, too,” said Pritts. “Women have a lot of opportunity in the PGM field, and it’s very exciting and a lot of hard work but so much fun.”