May 06, 2024

If You Want It, Start It with Millennielle Golf Club Founder, Sierra Sanchez

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In today’s episode of T-Time with Tori, we dive into the inspiring story of Sierra Sanchez, the founder of the Millennielle Golf Club. Tori engages in a lively conversation with Sierra, uncovering the journey that led her to create a thriving community of women golfers.

The Birth of an Idea

Sierra's passion for golf began at a young age, and as she moved back to Phoenix from San Francisco, she found herself being approached by numerous women in their 20s who wanted to learn the game. However, Sierra quickly realized that one-on-one lessons weren't the most effective approach:

"I tried with one of them to like teach her, I'm a horrible teacher. Like I, I can't explain the swing because I was little when I learned it."

Inspired by her experience at the Biltmore, where she worked as a beverage cart attendant and witnessed the success of the "Take Time for Nine" group, Sierra had a light bulb moment. She decided to create a group herself, leveraging her expertise in social media to launch a branded Instagram page.

The Power of Connection

Sierra's club grew organically through the power of social media and genuine connections. She reached out to friends from high school and middle school, and word quickly spread. The first event in September 2020 drew 10 enthusiastic women, and from there, the club blossomed:

Sierra attributes the club's growth to the excitement and sense of community that the events foster. Women are eager to show up in cute outfits, post on their Instagram stories, and share the experience with their friends.

Navigating the Splinter Era

The name "Millennielle Golf Club" was carefully chosen to target women between the ages of 25 and 40, a demographic Sierra refers to as the "splinter era." During this phase of life women find themselves in different seasons - some are career-focused, while others are navigating motherhood or exploring the world. Sierra recognized the challenges of forming friendships during this time:


"All your life you're kind of given these opportunities to make friendships, but it's situational. [...] But when you're in this splinter era, you know, maybe your friend goes, that friend goes off and she's in a different kind of season."

The Millennielle Golf Club provides a platform for women to connect based on their shared interest in golf, fostering what Sierra calls "utility friends." These friendships are formed around specific activities, allowing women to build meaningful connections without the pressure of finding one person who fits all their interests.

The Ingredients for Success

For those inspired to start their own golf club or league, Sierra shares some key ingredients for success:

1. Find a supportive golf course that welcomes women and beginners.

2. Aim for later tee times to accommodate different skill levels and reduce pressure.

3. Brand your club online using tools like Canva to create a consistent visual identity.

4. Engage with members through direct messaging on social media platforms.

5. Keep event descriptions concise and easy to understand.

6. Foster genuine connections by getting to know each member individually.

Sierra emphasizes the importance of building trust and relationships with the women in the club. She takes the time to hang out with every group during events, snap pictures, and personally tag them on social media afterward.

Scaling with Authenticity

As the Millennielle Golf Club continues to grow, with events now capped at 40 women and a waitlist forming, Sierra remains committed to scaling the club with authenticity. She recognizes the value she brings to the experience:

While expanding to other states is a possibility, Sierra understands the importance of maintaining the personal touch that has made the club so successful. She plans to continue hosting monthly nine and wine events, while also exploring opportunities for clinics and merchandise sales.


The Ripple Effect

The impact of the Millennielle Golf Club extends far beyond the golf course. Sierra shares heartwarming stories of friendships formed, engagements celebrated, and even a wedding that resulted from connections made through the club. The sense of community and support is palpable:

"I cannot emphasize how valuable like connecting with people is for anything you wanna do ever."

Sierra's journey is a testament to the power of pursuing your passions and creating spaces for others to thrive. Her advice to aspiring club founders is simple yet profound:

Final Thoughts

The Millennielle Golf Club is more than just a group of women who love golf; it's a testament to the resilience, creativity, and community-building spirit of a generation. Sierra Sanchez's story reminds us that when we dare to dream big and take action, we have the power to create ripples of positivity that extend far beyond ourselves.

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a curious beginner, the message is clear: embrace your passions, connect with others, and watch as your world expands in beautiful and unexpected ways.

So, grab your clubs, find your tribe, and let the adventures begin. The golf course is waiting, and who knows? You might just find your next best friend along the way.


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