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There's a $200 golf networking event at some country club. Considering how important playing golf was in my previous company I'm inclined to go - but it's so expensive and then I have to get to the place which will be commuter train tickets plus an approximately $25 Lyft *each way*. Plus I think I might have to buy special golf clothes.

I'd be going for the golf lessons starting at 2PM and it includes a cocktail reception and dinner. The companies sponsoring seem meh. Is it worth it?

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Does it include a round of golf?

Doesn’t sound too expensive to me. May or may not be a good networking opportunity.

It says chipping, putting, and driving range. In person hands on instruction will almost always have better outcomes than self taught YouTube videos. Especially for someone who doesn’t even know what chipping is.

And the $200 is just for the event. I also have to get there from my city which could perhaps be another $100 or so round trip (commuter train tickets plus apparently a $25 Lyft each way).

Apparently, the place "plays host to many USGA, MGA and WGA events including the USGA Amateur Sectional Qualifier (2013), the MGA Senior Amateur Championship (2014), and the US Open Sectional Qualifier (2017)."

As a side note what should I wear? I'm a woman. I have these athleisure dresses I got online that look more like tennis dresses. Can those work for golf? Maybe with a sweater if it's cool?

Will I have to bring a change of clothes for the cocktails and dinner?

That attire should be fine. Might be an amateur take, but I don't think changing for dinner is a must. Given that the event is centered around golf I think it's pretty reasonable to carry that attire over to the cocktail and dinner portion. As a guy I wouldn't feel the need to change unless the club's dress code required me to (e.g, golf shorts allowed on the course but not in a dining room).

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