Bellas, I am not a sports person. I’ve had to admit it to myself through the years. In fact when I was little, my tennis instructor straight up told my parents that “Patrice is more of an academic.”
He was so right. I did tennis lessons and I actually did a few golf lessons when I was like… 13, but I remember nothing. I guess it didn’t take because golf courses aren’t prepared for snow in the South, and I happened to start my golf lessons during the freak snow storms during my sophmore year. But I had the opportunity to refresh my memory and learn a few things yesterday, when I attended the Ryder Cup, thanks to my familia at Glam Media and the good folks of American Express, who sponsored the esteemed golf tournament. Here I am!
I had no idea what to wear to this historic sporting event – so I embraced the beauty of fall and went for an earth toned look. What did I wear to the Ryder Cup? Allow me to break it down!
Top – leopard tee, Forever 21 – super comfy, y’all know leopard is my neutral
Jeans – Lucky Jeans new plus size line, Ginger! They’re so comfortable. Love the fit and the rinse. They run a little long, so tall bellas will love these. Click to check em out.
Boots – my classic beat up Diesel combat boots, olive green – sold out, but similar to these.
I kinda hoped that I’d fit in style wise but apparently not so much. Ryder Cup fashion is a lot about khakis and polo tees made out of breathable high tech fabrics. The more you know!
And here we are at the fabulous PGA Learning Center presented by American Express, a golf-lovers dream where folks can come to learn more about the game and the history of the Ryder Cup, improve their own technique and other fun stuff like that.
I look so uncomfortable with a golf club in my hand. Going into the Ryder Cup experience I fully expected to be part of the 1% (of people of color in attendance, including one Tiger Woods). I was pleasantly surprised to see more diversity than expected! Including several dads with their kids, getting their golf swing on in the AmEx PGA Learning Center. Adorable.
I even had a chance to learn a few tips on golfing. Watch me SWING.
Doesn’t it almost look like I know what I’m doing? Almost?
Anyway. I had a fabulous time at the AMEX Hospitality Chalet, it overlooks the course’s 15th hole and it’s a lovely spot to convene over cocktails while watching golfers do what they do. And it’s open to all Cardmembers, so if you’re attending the Ryder Cup this weekend, flash your plastic and enjoy a taste of the high life.
Thanks to Glam and American Express for the experience! You can follow them @TheGlamNetwork and @AmericanExpress and check out the hashtags #GlamExRyder and #AmExRyderCup for more action over the weekend.
SO, did I do the Ryder Cup justice? Tell me your thoughts!
This post was sponsored by American Express