The Founding Foursome
Kiki, Jen, Erin and Haley met at Boston College in the fall of 2009, but it wasn't until the summer of 2016 that the four girls found themselves on the golf course together. They've been playing golf with each other ever since, and today are carrying out their mission of getting girls on the green.
Kirsten "Kiki" Grueter
Having grown up spending summers on Lake George, NY in the Adirondacks, Kiki's introduction to golf was on a five-hole par 3-4 private and very casual course. She learned the basics of the sport without ever having to make a tee time or wear a polo. This relaxed approach to the game has been influential in the development of Grueter Golf's vision. She played her first full round of golf with her best girlfriends in 2016, and played 27 full rounds of golf with anyone who would play with her in 2017.
Kiki lives in Manhattan, works as a registered nurse for an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and is currently obtaining her masters from New York University.
Jen "Jenny Coco" Corcoran
Jen spent many summers as a well-loved (?) cart girl, cruising the cart paths of a scenic Cape Cod golf club and slinging beers and Gatorades with a smile. Despite constant exposure to the game throughout her youth, she was never inspired to swing a club herself. That is, until Grueter Golf was born.
Jen is a real estate developer currently residing in South Boston. She can be found on Cape Cod every weekend during the golf season, and she will still be happy to serve you a beverage on the course. Notably, she is the reigning champion of the Glenburnie Labor Day Putting Competition.
Erin "Donna" Donnelly
Erin grew up playing golf with her siblings once a year, when they'd take their father, an avid golfer, to play on Father's Day on various courses on Long Island. Although her home course is now the Garden City Country Club, Erin loves exploring new courses without the confines of the club with fellow Grueter Golf Girls.
Erin lives in Manhattan and is a lawyer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she also is breaking down barriers as the only female on the firm's softball team.
Haley "Hales" Hillesland
Haley's first introduction to golf was at the age of 9 during a summer golf camp where legend has it she took home the trophy for her age group. That title unfortunately was not enough to get her hooked on golf. She feigned interest in the sport for years, but mostly felt discouraged about meeting strict outfit requirements and obeying rigid course rules. It wasn't until the summer of 2016, after a visit to T.J.Maxx and a laid back round with the girls, that she officially caught the golf fever.
Haley lives in Manhattan, works in ad tech, and is hoping Michelle Wie sees this and remembers the time she stayed with Haley's family while on the LPGA tour in 2003.