WOMEN GET GOLF READY!
FREE Get Fit & Interactive FAQ Clinic for Indy Women
at Barla Golf Academy
“Thursday | August 17th”
Barla Golf Academy is hosting a special INTERACTIVE – FAQ Golf Clinic to answer all of your Golfing questions and to help you Get Golf Ready!
This event is designed to provide Indy’s Women of all ages and skill levels an informative clinic to
- Ask questions from local PGA professional women golfers who understand the challenges women golfers face from all skill levels.
- Receive valuable feedback from local women golfers in our area.
- Increase your knowledge and confidence on and off the course.
- Meet other women golfers from beginner to advanced in our area.
- Learn about private and/or group lesson plans, focused on helping women players regardless of their skill level, with PGA Coach Scott Barla.
Our goal is to provide Indy’s women, of all ages and skill levels, the best possible golfing experience. We invite Indy Women to join us for this special INTERACTIVE – FAQ Golf Clinic to discover how fun and rewarding golf can be!
Free PING Custom Club Fitting
7/19/23 UPDATE: We are excited to announce PING’s Indiana Representative will be attending this event and will be providing 3 Lucky Ladie’s a Free 30-Minute, Custom Club Fitting from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. This is a First Come / First Serve availability, so please submit your registration early!
Free MIZUNO Custom Club Fitting
7/24/23 UPDATE: MIZUNO Custom Fitter & Product Specialist will be attending this Special Women Get Golf Ready Event providing custom club fitting for our women players. 6 Lucky Ladie’s will receive a Free 30-Minute Custom Club Fitting from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Date: August 17, 2023, Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – PING Free Custom Club Fitting (30 minutes)
- 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – MIZUNO Free Custom Club Fitting (30 minutes)
- 6:30 pm – Introductions
- 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Interactive INTERACTIVE – FAQ Golf Clinic
- Ali Beam, PGA Professional, Featured Presenter/Speaker
- Rachel Johnson, PGA Associate, Featured Speaker
- Scott Barla, PGA Coach & Founder of Barla Golf Academy
- PING Indiana Technical Product Specialist for Free Fit Event
- MIZUNO Indiana Technical Product Specialist for Free Fit Event
Raffle – We will be raffling off a PING Golf Bag (Cart or Stand Bag – Winner’s Choice)
Location: Barla Golf Academy,
14660 Herriman Blvd, Suite 600
Noblesville, IN 46060
Complimentary Event – Space is Limited; please secure your spot with our online Registration Form. If you unable to attend, simply call 317-210-3499 or email us so we can contact someone on our waitlist
Meet Ali N. Beam
Ali N. Beam | PGA Professional, Riverside Golf Academy, Indianapolis, IN – Ali has been a PGA professional since 2008. She is very involved in the First Tee of Indiana serving as the Program Director of Northern Indiana. She also teaches classes within the First Tee. Her duties within the First Tee include overseeing programming at about 30 golf courses that conduct First Tee and oversee over 200 elementary schools that teach First Tee in the PE classroom.
Ali is a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana where her team went to the state finals three of her four years finishing tied for second in her senior year. Her team also was the North Central Conference Champion three of her four years at Jeff. She was named All-State her senior year finishing 8th in the state. Her accolades in high school included a two-time Player of the Year in the Central Indiana Junior Golf Association and the youngest person ever to win the Greater Lafayette Women’s Golf Tournament. She was 16 years old.
She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education. She has continued to use her teaching degree in the First Tee and her many lessons. She was named team captain and led the team in scoring during her time at Northern. She was also named the most valuable female athlete at Northern in 2003.
She was an assistant golf professional at Coyote Crossing golf course in West Lafayette Indiana and at Heartland Crossing Golf Links in Camby, Indiana. She later was named the head professional at Heartland Crossing. She has been with the First Tee since 2011. She is also the varsity girl’s golf coach at Bishop Chatard High School and has been there for six years.
She is a major advocate of teaching golf, but not just the game. She believes that golf is not only a physical sport, but a mental one as well. Her teaching philosophy includes a love of the sport that has been very good to her.
Indiana PGA Section Awards: 2016: Indiana PGA Player Development Award Winner 2019: Indiana PGA Youth Player Development Award Winner
Meet Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson | PGA Associate, The Sagamore Club, Noblesville, IN – After two beautiful days at Kokomo Country Club, Rachel Johnson of The Sagamore Club came out on top to claim the 2023 Indiana PGA Women’s Open Title.
Johnson had an impressive first round of 5-under par (65) and finished tied for the lead alongside Westfield’s Cailyn Henderson. The two players went into the final round with a two stroke lead over Westfield’s Samantha Brown (a). This neck and neck battle between Johnson and Henderson fizzled out early with Henderson struggling on the first few holes of the round. However Brown fought hard on the front nine to sit with Johnson for a quick moment after birdieing holes 1,5, and 7 but came up short with a double on hole 8. This gave Johnson some separation from the crowd where she ended up finishing 6-under par, five strokes ahead of her competition. Fort Wayne’s Madi Dabagia (a) made sure to stay in contention and created a tough fight for second. This battle ended with Brown and Dabagia finishing with a total of 1-under par and sharing the runner-up spot.
Johnson remained consistent today throughout the duration of the round, which was enough to both create a safe distance between her competition, and negate some pressure from her performance.
“I came out here just having fun. No expectations but to just enjoy two 18 rounds of golf with my dad on the bag. Having him on the bag just kind of takes me back to all the times he helped me in junior golf. Now that I am an adult, we don’t get to play together that much anymore, so it just makes it extra special to have him be able to coach me” said Johnson.
Johnson who is the Assistant Golf Professional at The Sagamore Club, noted that it has been a while since she has been in the winning circle and that it feels good to be back.
Women Get Golf Ready - Free FAQ Golf Clinic & Fit Nite Registration 8/17/23
Lucky Ladies will Receive a Free PING Club Fitting!
Ping Executive VP Stacey Pauwels, who oversees the development of all Ping clubs for women, describes the line like this, “The G Le3 family offers a full set of performance-engineered, custom-made clubs that deliver added distance, unmatched forgiveness, a confidence-inspiring look, and a pleasing sound.”
Using PING’s advanced tools (hardware and software), your fitter will ask for your input and use the PING Process of Elimination to narrow down the club choices until the two best options are identified. Ultimately, how far the ball travels will be the deciding factor in deciding the specs, while also taking into account feel, sound, and consistency. Your fitter will go back and forth between the two final clubs, talking about how they match up to your preferences and needs until you can make a choice. Then, you can move on to the next fitting step.
Lucky Ladies will Receive a Free MIZUNO Club Fitting!
“THE SWING DNA PROCESS MAKES FITTING SIMPLER – A FUN START TO ANY SESSION. IT PRODUCES AN INCREDIBLY ACCURATE, DATA DRIVEN RECOMMENDATION TO TEST. ADD A LAUNCH MONITOR AND YOU HAVE EVERYTHING. WHY START WITH A GUESS?”
– BILL PRICE, DIRECTOR OF CUSTOM FITTING.
MIZUNO CUSTOM FITTING
Mizuno offers an unparalleled custom build service – based on the procedures refined at the renowned artisans’ factory in Yoro, Japan. A professionally custom fit set-up will provide a solid platform to play your best golf. Mizuno’s range of light, flexible shafts and custom fitting options cover just about every swing type and build. Mizuno believe that its more accurate to judge golfers by their swings and stature rather than gender.