The Game Changers

Meghan MacLaren: Fighting for gender parity in golf

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Meghan MacLaren, is a hugely successful professional golfer, and significant voice in the sport, commenting on the game and the culture that surrounds it through her hugely popular blog and social media presence. Meg graduated from Florida University in 2016 with a degree in English and Political Science, along with seven Division 1 College Golf victories. She was a member of the victorious 2016 Curtis Cp team, won two ladies European tour Access Events and in 2017 received the LET order of merit. She's a three-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, a winner on the LPGA Symetra tour in the US and is currently ranked sixth on the Ladies European Tour order of merit. Meg is incredibly passionate about gender parity in golf and women’s sport, which forms the basis of much of our conversation. We explore Meg’s path into professional golf and why the pay, coverage and opportunities for the women’s game are still so far behind men’s. Meg talks candidly about why she turned down the opportunity to play in a Saudi backed LET event last year and how the new LIV series could potentially impact the future of the game. We talk wider diversity in golf, changes at the LPGA and her plans for the future both as a professional player and beyond. Thanks to Sport England who support The Game Changers through the National Lottery. Executive Producer – Sam Walker Host – Sue Anstiss @sueanstiss A Fearless Women production