Sip and Swing

Jul 25, 2014 | Dian Chaaban


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The Women of Ambition spent an afternoon in the sun yesterday hanging out with golf pro, Lindsay Knowlton and wine expert, Ange Aiello for the exclusive Sip & Swing event.
 
The afternoon began at the Weston Golf & Country Club with a two hour golf clinic providing members with instruction on the driving range and putting green, and tips on how to play a scramble tournament. Lindsay (who is the founder of Iron Lady Golf) also enlightened us with key golf rules and etiquette through the telling of hilarious experiences and stories – like the time her mother was caddie for her during a tournament and rolled the pull cart across the putting green to ask if she was ready for a snack…
Educating women about the game leads to the knowledge and confidence you need to say ‘yes’ to a corporate golf tournament – which is what Iron Lady Golf is all about – helping women develop the skills to be able to use golf as a networking and business development tool. Several of the members in attendance yesterday had never even held a club before and by the end of the wine tasting, were talking about taking the sport up more seriously.
 
Speaking of the wine tasting, what a better way to end off an afternoon in the sun than learning about what makes a wine taste great (and sipping the wine for good measure), lead by the hilarious and super knowledgeable wine woman, Ange Aiello, founder of the iYellow Wine Club. The iYellow Wine Club is a social wine club based in Toronto offering monthly wine events, wine tours and wine education in a fun and unique way.
 
Here are my top 2 tips of the afternoon:
Wine Tip: You can age any Cabernet Sauvignon. Also, red wine gets lighter as it gets older and white wine gets darker.
 
Golf Tip: Keep your head down. Seriously. Keep it down longer than what feels normal during your swing and the only thing you’ll be upset about is not seeing how far you hit the ball.
 
Bonus Finance Tip: Keeping more of what you earn is more important than beating the benchmark. As of this month, your statements should be more transparent when it comes to how much you are paying in fees - take the time to understand how much you are paying and what you are getting in return.