Adidas | Our [Fair]way
Highlighting Women who are changing the sport for her
As adidas continue their efforts as a brand to make the impossible possible for her, they know she’s already out there on the course doing it herself.
Golf is primarily an individual sport. Every time someone steps on the course it’s a different experience, a different approach. According to the National Golf Foundation, 25 percent of those that play golf in the U.S. are women, a figure that’s been rising steadily over the past five years. With a trend in more participation among women around the world, adidas wanted to highlight some of the powerful women in the sport who are part of the driving force behind inviting women everywhere to play golf.
This collection of features – Our [Fair]way – profiles the stories of five remarkable women to show how every golfer has her own story and that all are beautiful in their own way.
Our [Fair]way was developed and produced entirely by women, both employees within our golf category as well as an all-female production crew. The five women featured as part of the series offer a glimpse into how golf has impacted each of them personally along with the positive force that the sport can be for all women:
Danielle Kang: Before Danielle Kang found the sport of golf, she was a second-degree black belt in Tae kwon do. At the age of 14, and only just a year and half after picking up a club, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open. She went on to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2010 and 2011, joining just a handful of women to win the event multiple times and in consecutive years. Her first major championship victory came at the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and with her six wins as a professional, has climbed as high as no. 2 in the world rankings. Her competitive nature drives her to be better every day.
Tania Tare: Tania Tare has shown us all an entirely new way to hit a golf ball. Her amazing skills and athleticism are on full display in her trick shot videos that inspire creativity and are seen by people all over the world. She reminds us that golf is and should always be fun, and to challenge ourselves to see the sport through a different lens.
Tiffany Mack Fitzgerald: For Tiffany Mack Fitzgerald (@blackgirlsgolf), golf provided a way to build better relationships in business, all through a sport that could be played by all. As a beginner to golf, she wanted to learn the rules so that she felt comfortable playing with those she interacted with. For her, she saw this as an opportunity to invite other women to learn along with her. What that, Black Girls Golf was born and a sisterhood was forged. Now with over 4,000 members nationwide, Black Girls Golf continues to provide a way for women to learn the sport and develop relationships while having fun along the way.
Troy Mullins: Troy Mullins (@troycmullins) is both power and poise in every step. Before playing golf, Mullins was a track and field heptathlete competing at Cornell University. A hamstring injury led her to pick up a club, and before long, she was already entered in the World Long Drive Championship. She went on to win her first Women’s Long Drive event in 2017 and became a regular mainstay on the women’s professional circuit.
Maha Haddioui: Maha Haddioui (@mahahaddioui) is a trailblazer. Her story is one that has inspired an entire generation of girls and young women to start playing golf. Her legacy is that she will always be known as the first Arab woman to compete professionally in women’s golf, currently playing on the Ladies European Tour. Her competitive nature pushes her forward and she continues to be an example to all women who are starting to play golf in the Middle East.