Meet Barbara Gutstadt: The Masked Solheim Cup Cheerleader
Barbara Gutstadt, Founder and CEO of Women’s Golf and Travel, has teamed up with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association in a supporting role with their Solheim Cup golf travel packages. Gutstadt. a long-standing member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, Charlotte and Fort Lauderdale Chapters, has been deemed their “official mascot” of the competition, which features Team USA against Team Europe Aug 31 – Sep 6 in Toledo, Ohio.
As the official mascot, she will be helping members of the LPGA Amateurs and their guests prepare for and join in a frenzied cheering celebration. “ We are thrilled to have Barbara join our on-site team to assist in providing our members the best and most memorable Solheim Cup experience,” said Mary-Lee Cobick, Vice President of the LPGA Foundation and LPGA Professionals at the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
From her songs and cheers to her red, white and blue mohawk, striped overalls, and star-spangled face-paint and mask, Gutstadt is a staple at the bi-annual competition both in the United States and abroad. She and her cheerleading partner — equally adorned in the red, white and blue — will roam the course, bringing smiles and laughter to fans.
An enthusiastic and adventurous golf traveler, Gutstadt and her team have hosted groups to major golf destinations around the world and have successfully planned and executed package excursions to multiple Solheim Cups. She’s regarded as the preeminent expert in women’s golf travel and has guided trips for associations, country club members and individuals throughout the world.
Gutstadt is known for her keen eye to detail and high level of individualized service.
“I’m tremendously excited about representing the LPGA Amateur Golf Association’s Solheim Cup travel packages,” Gutstadt said. “With our vast experience and knowledge about how to meet the needs of traveling women golfers, we nicely and effectively compliment the expertise of the LPGA Amateurs team. Together we offer the best way to immerse our traveling guests to fully enjoy this amazing golf competition.”
As fans of the LPGA and women’s golf, it’s an experience like no other. “Whether you’re a guest or volunteer, every women golfer should experience the Solheim Cup at least once in their lifetime,” she said. “It’s like attending the Olympics of golf. Join me and let’s cheer on TEAM USA. Let’s get the Solheim Cup back.”
Womens Golf and Travel is an outbound golf tour operator company designing golf trips for discerning women golfers expecting to experience the best delivery in unique and individualized golf trip planning services. Resort tourism consulting, golf writing and photography, and business golf seminars services also are available through the team of Women’s Golf and Travel. Barbara is a long standing member of the LPGA Amateurs Golf Association, a Member of IAGTO, serves as the travel planner and Board Member for Women’s Golf Day and a co-author of “Teeing Up for Success”. In addition to travel, Barbara’s entrepreneurial background includes a financial and healthcare background, Utilizing her registered nurse credentials, Barbara is involved with the care of numerous individuals with autism and developmental disabilities incorporating golf as a positive reinforcer for behavior management.