BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- We hear all the time about business deals that are made on the golf course.
When you're with someone for two to four hours you get some real insight into what kind of person they are. How they celebrate the good shots and how they handle the bad, can give you some great insight into their work ethic. However, those deals on the links usually involve men.
One local woman, whose passion for golf has taken her all over the world, is now teaching other women how to use golf to their advantage.
Rose Harper is the founder of The Grass Ceiling, a program aimed at teaching women they too can use golf to their advantage.
"For centuries it has been a male dominated game and it still is," says Harper, "What I'm trying to do is make sure women understand that like any other barriers that have been broken down this one is going away."
"You're doing the same thing you're doing it better but how come you haven't advanced? It's because they have something you don't have that's the game of golf."
As a member of the National Black Golf Hall of Fame, the game has taken Rose around the world and also to the White house.
Once Rose teaches you the business of golf, she brings you out to the course. That's where you work with a PGA professional and incorporate everything you've learned about the game.
Carmen Guzman is an Attorney in DC. She first picked up the sport to join her male colleagues in business deals.
"I knew I was missing out on some critical conversations critical business that was being done because I wasn't there. There's an empathy and a bond that's created on the golf course that's good for business," Guzman Says.
About 90% of Fortune 500 CEO's play golf, Rose wants women to know, no matter your skills you too can Tee off to the top.
"You don't have to play golf well. you just have to know the rules and the etiquette of the game. Men are learning that we are an asset to them on the golf course and that's the fun part."