Christina Ricci is LPGA Class A, TPI Golf Level 3 Certified and a Best-Selling Golf Author.
Christina took up the game in 2000 and dropped to a 5 handicap in five short years. She published her first book A Girl’s On-Course Survival Guide to Golf in 2008 and never looked back. She currently has 30 plus game improvement products, hosts national golf schools, teaches locally at the beautiful Atkinson Resort & Country Club located in Atkinson New Hampshire, 45 minutes north of Boston. Her popular golf tips are featured on the Golf Channel, her More Pars YouTube Channel, national publications, and online portals such as Golfforher.com and LPGA Women’s Network.
She has helped grow and promote the game of golf to women in her very unique way since 2008, branding herself as one of the top promoters of women’s golf. She supports such initiatives as
Christina has established a brand that communicates the game, which began with her personal story. Her unique presentation of strong visuals, non-technical language, and a splash of humor, keeps women engaged and getting more pars.
Prior to golf, Christina had her own design firm that helped small to mid-sized companies get better branding. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus on marketing. A past president of Women in the Golf Industry, she is currently serving as the vice-president.
My Journey to a 5 Handicap in Five Years
In the year 2000, my mom’s perpetual fiancé, Richard, introduced my mother and I to the game with a series of five lessons. Five years later, I was a five handicap and authoring a book about my journey.
When I was learning the game, there was minimal on the bookshelf for the visual learner; lots of text heavy coffee table style books not suitable to bring to the course. So, sometimes I’d bring golf magazines or cut-outs of drills to the course, but in the 90-degree heat these flimsy pieces of paper did not hold-up well. Plus, they were too big and just got gnarled in my bag. Next, I’d write a few tips down in a note pad. That didn’t fare well either. I am a visual learner and just text didn’t resonate. At the time I didn’t know it, but there was a gap that needed to be filled!
In 2008, I presented my first book and have never looked back.
“Your support, enthusiasm and passionate letters of improved games touches my heart in a profound way and has certainly inspired me to continue to create game improvement products and programs. My goal is to continue to invest in your game; to improve your journey toward more pars and more fun!”Christina
My Mom played a key role to which I dedicated the Pink Book. It took her a while to get on board with Richard and me, but once she did, she was clocking 120 rounds a summer! In many of those rounds, I’d help her and her friends with golf fundamentals out on the course. They improved and it made me feel really good to help them!
5 Handicap in Five Years
I get asked all the time, “How the heck did you drop to a five so quickly?” The truth is, it’s no secret: hard work, commitment, practice and lots and lots of professional golf instruction. In retrospect, I would have enjoyed having the Pink, Yellow and Green book in my bag because let’s face it, most of our lesson time is spent on our long game.
My background is marketing, branding and graphics. I had my own design firm in the Miami area. I had a substantial client-base, enough to support my first home and pricey luxury car. As I became enamored with the game, I found myself spending my days on the golf course, I realized after some time that my clients were beginning to notice. This was a pivotal point where I decided I needed to marry my two passions, golf and marketing.