Sport in Focus

Golf with Maya Reddy

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Maya Reddy

Pro Golfer Maya Reddy explains what it takes to play golf as an amateur and a professional and shares the culture of the sport from a woman’s perspective

Sport in Focus is hosted by Chris Stafford

Podcast length: 40′ 24″

On this episode our Sport in Focus is golf and joining me to explain the subtleties of the sport is South Asian professional golfer, three time All American and All Region West Player in Div 3, NCAA Maya Reddy. Maya turned pro in 2015 and played consistently on the mini tours plus the LPGA Monday qualifiers, and gained some status to the Symetra tour.  Sadly Maya ultimately stopped playing in events because of the mental and emotional toll that the exclusive nature of the sport took on her. Her favorite golf courses are Torrey Pines South Course in California, Talking Rock Golf Course in Prescott Arizona and Golconda Golf Club In Hyderabad, India. Maya is founder of The Gaysian Project and an ambassador for Athlete Ally. She is also an incoming JD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Maya is passionate about intersectional queer inclusion, especially in sports, and is pursuing a legal education in order to strengthen her work in inclusive policy initiatives.

 

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