When Georgette Rolle describes how she got her start in golf at age 6, she says she simply got lucky. Her mother’s boyfriend at the time, looking for a way to get the kids out of the house on the weekend, suggested that Georgette and her sisters sign up for the Bahamas Golf Federation’s junior golf program. Even though Georgette was too young to officially participate, she dutifully tagged along.

For Georgette, it was the allure of the free pastries from the clubhouse bakery — not the chance to swing a golf club — that kept her coming back. But over time, she made new friends, spent more time on the range and less time eating pastries, and by the time she was 14, Georgette had the opportunity to represent the Bahamas on the country’s national team. Read More