Golf isn’t just a sport – it’s a movement. Infusing education into the sport of golf, Dr. Greta Anderson is a powerhouse. A thought-leader, strategist, educator and LPGA Class A golf teaching professional, she understands and shares the concept of learning to live without limitations. In business, she helps develop entrepreneurs to live their best life while working to reach their dreams. As an instructor and coach, she implements measurable strategies for development, goal setting and furthering the skills needed to attain success.
A business-builder in her field, Dr. Greta demonstrates how research-based instruction can motivate and inspire perseverance to achieve results. Her insight and knowledge has served her well, and she uses it to provide guidance and support to those who want to reach the next level. As a site co-director for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf in metro Atlanta, she’s made a tremendous impact in the education, instruction, consultation and coaching of individuals who want to learn the foundation and tools of golf.
Dr. Greta is one of the golf industry’s most passionate advocates for the growth of women’s golf. Having made the conscious decision to become a change-agent in that regard, her commitment to increasing female engagement in the game of golf is reflected in her industry involvement:
- Member: LPGA Global Education Team
- Member: Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) National Board of Directors
- Site Director: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf (Henry County, GA)
- National Instructor: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Leadership Academy
In addition, Dr. Greta is highly experienced in destination golf instruction for women. Research shows that, similar to other activities, women tend to become engaged in golf differently than men. For most, early instruction in a small group environment is less intimidating and more inviting. When this is combined with destination travel, positive results in terms of overall experience and continued interest in golf and related travel typically grow.
Home Roam: Roam Galleria
1. Tell us about Dr. Greta Golf.
Golf is a game rooted in rich tradition. Some of this is wonderful, while other parts can work to make the exposure and access to golf more difficult than desired. To that end, Dr. Greta Golf is all about providing and supporting opportunities for people to get involved – from indoor putting instruction, golf days at the park, partnerships with golf groups and leagues, Dr.Greta Golf mini-schools in the Caribbean, to webinars – our intention is to have a hand in re-writing the status quo for golf in terms of both instruction and thought-leadership.
I’m a social scientist at heart. So within Dr. Greta Golf, we make use of evidence-based data and insights to develop offerings that are inviting, engaging, educational, and welcoming to everyone interested in golf. As I often say, however you arrive is perfect – the only thing that matters is that you’re interested in learning and enjoying golf! To that end, all instruction is rooted in sound methodology, but customized to support the unique needs and learning style of the client. Furthermore, we know that men and women learn and process information quite differently, so we honor that distinction in all that we do.
2. What advice do you have for someone looking to improve their golf game?
I’m always excited to hear that an individual is interested in improving their golf game! (Many folks can be apprehensive in stating this for fear of sharing their goals aloud, but I think it’s great to do so.) My advice would be: 1) Make an investment in high quality golf instruction so that, at the very least, you nail down solid fundamentals. 2) Be gentle to yourself, and have realistic expectations about your skills development – it takes time. 3) Wherever you are in your golf skills development RIGHT NOW is perfectly fine. As long as you’re interested in learning and growing in the game of golf, you can’t go wrong!
3. Upon entering Roam for the first time, what was your impression?
When I entered Roam for the first time, I was amazed by the palpable level of innovative energy that was flowing. Though people are working on an array of projects, have varied work roles and such, Roam seems to facilitate ‘forward progress’ for all members, and that’s both encouraging and inspiring.
4. How has having a membership at Roam benefited you?
Being a Roam member has really helped me remain focused during a critical time in the development of my newest lines of business, and that’s a big deal. Despite years of productive work from my home office, I found myself in a bit of a rut and in desperate need of a change. For me, Roam was that change. In addition to boosted focus and productivity, I’ve developed great relationships and met some great people.
5. What is the best part of your day?
Sounds simple, but the best part of my day is waking up. I never take that gift for granted….what a blessing to wake up feeling good and excited about the day ahead!!