Who said aging was all about crochet and knitting? Meet the Red Hatters, a remarkable group of women over 50 who defy stereotypes and redefine what it means to grow older with grace and gusto.
These fabulous ladies don their signature red and purple attire to embark on various activities, from picnics and coffee catch-ups to themed dinners and cruises. They took their sense of adventure to new heights when they recently embraced the world of disc golf at the Glanville Golf Course in South Australia.
The Red Hat Society is the world’s largest international women’s social club, crafting an inspiring narrative of social connections, living life to the fullest, and, most importantly, having fun while doing it!
“When it comes to forever friendships, the Red Hatters are at the top of the list,” said Fiona Powell, Semaphore Disc Golf’s Access and Inclusion Coordinator. “With their to-do list on hand, the ladies gather weekly to try new activities from lawn balls to disc golf.”
Disc golf, formerly known as frisbee golf, is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target. It is played using rules similar to golf.
“Disc golf is new to a lot of people, so our demonstration on how to use the discs and aim for the nets was a fun experience,” continued Fiona. “With their handbags and hats in hand, the Woodville Red Hatters easily took to the game.
With stories and wisdom to fill libraries, their sense of adventure and zest for life proves that life does begin at 50!
“It was wonderful to listen to their stories, and their laughter was catching. We love welcoming players of all ages to Semaphore Disc Golf—it’s a great game with not too much stress on the body. And it’s all about having fun while out on the fairways.”
The Woodville Red Hatters are a testament to the timeless power of friendship and staying connected. Making a statement about living life on their terms, their laughter, support and friendships defy age limitations.
“We can’t wait to welcome back the Woodville chapter of Red Hatters,” concluded Fiona. “They are a great reminder that we should all enjoy every moment and celebrate everything we do regardless of age.”
Visit the Glanville Golf Course website here.