Hi! My name is Jill. My husband and I own a small golf course in the heart of Minnesota's resort area. I was always encouraging girls and women to get involved in golf and tried to find cute golf equipment for our clubhouse. The more I looked, the more I realized there were not alot of girly golf bags available, and the ones I did find for women were mostly the big, heavy cart bags, and were also very expensive. So, I decided to figure out how to design and make my own bags. I made the decision, at least for now, to only make stand bags for several reasons. It seemed it was hard to find a nice lightweight stand bag for women. And even if you mostly ride a cart or use a pull cart, as I do, I still prefer a lightweight stand bag. It is easier to get in and out of your car, doesn't take up as much room, and when you set it down you don't need to worry about it falling over and damaging your clubs. It sits great on a cart, all the pockets are facing the right direction and they hold plenty of stuff. So, even if you always use a cart or pull cart, I feel a stand bag is still the best way to go. If you like you can remove the straps, but they are handy for carrying from your car to the clubhouse.
The name "Birdie Babe" has several meanings, other than the obvious. My nickname as a kid in my family growing up was "Bird". And one of the most famous earlier woman golfers was named "Babe" Zaharias. Plus, I just thought it was cute and it made sense for my bags.
As my company evolves, I hope to add more products to my website, including golf bags for girls, clubs for women and girls, gloves, balls, among other things. I think it is important to get girls involved in golf at a young age and wish I would have started sooner. At our golf course, I see about an equal number of boys and girls involved in golf lessons when they are very young, but as they get older, fewer and fewer girls seem to be interested and that really bothers me. Luckily, in our area, we have alot of golf courses and alot of interest in girls joining our golf team, but many areas around us don't have enough girls interested to even make up a team. I think golf is such a healthy activity for kids of all ages, I would like to see more girls interested, and I have found that if they have cute girly equipment, they seem to be more interested in it.
And I don't even have any girls, I have two boys. That is the other reason I tell moms golfing is such a good family sport. My boys love to golf, and when all the other moms were complaining about how they have nothing in common with their teenage sons, guess what? I go golfing with my boys and we have a great time together. If it wasn't for that, I'm not sure what we would do together during those difficult teen years. So it is totally a family activity for us. And I also golf with my husband and my girlfriends, so it is a great social activity we can continue as we get older. Hey, the oldest person to get a hole in one was a 102 year old woman named Elsie, so try and beat that!
So, I hope you enjoy my golf bags! I had a great time designing them. Stop back to see more products. Ask your local golf shop to carry them in their pro shops. See you on the course!