Golf Women Mean Business is the leading authority in business golf. We go beyond awareness and enjoyment by educating and equipping professionals to leverage golf to further career & organizational goals.
We serve the needs of career and business professionals by advancing the participation of women in "business golf" through facilitation of group and corporate workshops. 90% of our participants and members have never touched a golf club before.
Patrina King is an avid Golfer, Entrepreneur, Youth Advocate, Founder of Golf Women Mean Business, LLC, Author of 9 Holes 9 Goals, A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Business on the Course, Founder of Women’s Golf Day in Georgia and the Principal of the National Business Golf Council, LLC.
As a former Human Resources Professional, Patrina’s forte was background checks, employee development and employer unemployment claims. She understands that being successful is not always a straight process. She decided against choosing any of the 36 opportunities to play collegiate golf and attend college without any extracurricular activities in order to focus on getting her career started. Patrina’s excellence in business goes hand in hand with her fondness for philanthropy and charitable causes. Prior to founding Golf Women Mean Business, she owned and operated a pre-employment screening company that was headquartered in Metro Atlanta, GA. She used her knowledge from the business to educate youth and young adults on how their actions (sexting, online social media, school fights, drug and alcohol use, theft, etc) will affect future jobs and college applications.
Patrina is a current member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Women’s Solidarity Society, a society within The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. MECCA Chapter. Her past affiliation with various organizations and events such as SHRM-Atlanta, United Way VIP, Executive Women’s Golf Association, the National Black MBA Association, and an Interview Expert for Women For Hire, has endowed her with unparalleled expertise and experience. Patrina studied Technical Management with a concentration in Human Resources at DeVry University and Human Resources at Keller Graduate School of Management.
Along with her interest in women’s rights, Patrina has developed a great passion for educating professional women on how to use golf for business. Today, her life and career reflect that passion with informative and down-to-earth training through Golf Women Mean Business. Patrina has been featured on various television and blog talk radio shows. However, the epitome of Patrina’s efforts to educate professionals come in her workshops and speeches which aim to “humanize” golf for those who are hesitant to give the sport a try.
Patrina’s current home is in the Metro Atlanta Georgia area with her husband. She has been serving with the Mayor’s Youth Program of Atlanta since 2007, providing Atlanta public high school seniors training on workforce readiness and job interview skills. She allots time in her activities for events with 21st Century Leaders, Junior Achievement, and various other high school groups. In spare time not filled with work, volunteerism, or friends and family, she divulges her love of athletics (softball, golf, and football) through sports watch parties and playing rounds of business golf.
Patrina believes the best way to serve the people is by taking an informative and realistic approach to everyday activities and issues.
Awards & Honors:
Named Transforming Women Entrepreneurs Woman of the Year by Progressive Techniques, Inc.
Named 40 Under 40 Achiever by The Network Journal
Named 40 Under 40 Achiever by The Georgia Trend
Founded Women's Golf Day in Georgia. House Resolution 300. Resolved 2/15/2017
Finalist for the Atlanta Business League’s (ABL) 2017 Super Tuesday Conference in the Non-Traditional Business Category
Bold Favor Awards – Beneficial Relationships Honoree
Received the Lite House Ambassador Award from Lite House Partners, Inc for her Outstanding Commitment and Service to the Community.
Recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the office of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recognized by the City of Atlanta with a Proclamation and was honored by the Atlanta Women in Sports organization.
2014 & 2015
Recognized by the Habitat for Humanity for her assistance in building two houses.
“Being successful in business isn’t always a straight process. More often than not, success requires “playing outside the box”. Much like in golf, it is important to think creatively and to be aware of your surroundings in order to reach your goal.”
–Patrina King, Founder & CEO