Gals Who Golf (or at least try to)

– Guest Writer, Christie Groves 

I originally learned to golf for business purposes. In that particular tournament, I was one of three women playing out of over 75 people. I’m still baffled today when people seem so surprised when I tell them I can golf. Now, let me be realistic here… I use that sentence, “I can golf” very loosely. I can hit the ball. Sometimes it goes far, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it goes straight, most of the time it doesn’t. My point is that I enjoy it and I know there are more women out there at DISH who enjoy it too!

Back in the good ‘ol days (as my father would put it), DISH held the DISH Open golf tournament in which our Executive Leadership would get together for a day full of fun for a great cause. For some reason or another, the tradition trickled out until 2 years ago when some fantastic individuals in our Telco Indirect Sales Department brought it back to life. The DISH Open charity tournament is now open to all employees at DISH, but space is limited and it fills up quickly! Below are some of the necessary details:

·  When: Saturday, July 16th – Registration 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. shotgun start

· Where: Green Valley Ranch Golf Course, 4900 Himalya Rd, Denver, CO 80249

· Cost: $150 per person (Includes green fees, cart, range balls, goodie bag and lunch)

· Format: Four person scramble

Proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital of Colorado. You can find more details on Sharepoint or through the link here where you can also register.

My goal this year is to grow our female participation and increase the opportunity for networking among great DISH people. Whether you’re a pro or you tend to learn on the fly like me, we want you! So get a group of four together, dust off those clubs, and go register for this great event!

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