WOMEN WARRIORS

07.16.13

Female Vets Get Together on the Golf Course

Many women don't use typical vets' programs.

Finally, something for the female veterans. Feeling that female vets were unacknowledged by society since many women do not connect through typical veterans’ networks, Renee Powell was inspired to start a gold program for these women warriors at Clearview, her family’s golf course. Rather than just being an outlet for the ex-army women to get away from it all, it has transformed into a more therapeutic outlet. Women can share their experiences without fear of being looked down upon or shunned. An Army veteran who served for 26 years, Hollis Burkes says that the program is different because “some people diminish you as a woman veteran, you want to be evaluated for your merits and not devalued because of your gender."