From the PGA
Fairway Tales: Golf Channel Host Nikki B. Helping Young Girls Forge Their Own Path
By Carly Grenfell, PGA of America
At first, playing golf was more of a chore than a passion for now Golf Channel social media correspondent Nikki B. It wasn’t until she met and got a picture with LPGA Tour player Natalie Gulbis that she became excited and ready to take up the game of golf.
A former Division I athlete who played for the Sacramento State women’s golf team, Nikki B. hustled to live out her dream playing college golf and continues to hustle for dream opportunities in the industry.
As a well-known face and personality in golf, Nikki B. has traveled to once-in-a-lifetime destinations like Evian, France for the Evian Championship on the LPGA Tour and to Paris for the 2018 Ryder Cup. But more than getting to experience places all over the globe, and working a dream job at Golf Channel, she is giving back to the game in even bigger ways through Nikki B. Academy.
“I knew that at some point in my life, I would want to give back to the girls that were once in my shoes...I think it’s so important for young girls to realize that you may have these visions and expectations, and it may not happen the way you want it to, but it’s going to happen the way it’s supposed to."
More than any other piece of advice, Nikki B. tells young girls looking to play college golf, or pursue a career in golf, is to create their own opportunities. As she proved through her own journey in golf, nothing worth having comes easy.