Before my brother, sister and I were born, my Mom introduced my Dad to golf. It would soon become a family sport that we all enjoyed playing and competing against each other in. At the age of 7, I competed in my first tournament with my Dad pushing my clubs and my mom walking the cart path taking videos on a camcorder. Fast forward to high school in the heart of junior golf, I was focused on making my dream of playing on the collegiate level a reality. My parents would drive me to tournaments near and far, so I could compete and attempt to climb the rankings ladder. In my Junior year of high school, I committed to play golf at the University of Tennessee, a Division I SEC school. This was my dream school, and a moment I truly felt like all of my hard work had paid off. I spent 4 years playing with the Power T on my chest and am now a proud Vol for Life.
During that time, I was given amazing opportunities teaching young aspiring golfers about the game, and getting to see incredible places and meet incredible people. The summer of my Junior year in college, I was selected for the National Ladies Welsh Golf Team in Iceland for the European Team Championships (I'm half-Welsh and my name is Welsh!). After college, I decided to stay an amateur and focus on starting my dream business while continuing to play competitive golf both nationally and internationally. One thing that stayed consistent for me was my dedication to dressing my best for every tournament. Even in college golf, I would make sure I could put my touch on a team issued item…even going to the extent of bedazzling my team bag. I would always lay out all my outfits for the week and grab my matching shoes, hat, socks and ball marker to top it all off. This proved harder and harder as I grew older, as I wanted my personality to shine through my golf clothes. I was always searching for something that looked great but also performed. In all honesty, this was close to impossible, and most of the time I ended up settling or sacrificing one function for another.
Something I didn’t expect out of all this, was meeting my best friends along the way. My golf friends have been a constant in my life and have remained my closest friends to this day. The apparel in my collections are named after the people who have been influential in my junior, college, and amateur career. All of this has brought me here, to Teleri Athletics. The sum of 28 years of dedication and love for golf and all the moments and lessons that came with it. I want to give female athletes, not just in golf, the same feelings a sport has graciously given to me. I hope to inspire young girls to get out and play a sport, as well as women of all ages maybe just picking up a club, racquet or whatever it may be for the first time. Teleri Athletics is my thank you to golf and my movement to give female athletes the clothing we deserve.
Our mission at Teleri Athletics is to shine a spotlight on girls and women in golf and show how impressive and important they are to the game. All apparel pieces are named after girls and women who have been influential in Teleri's junior, collegiate and amateur golf career. You can find the athlete's background for every style on each apparel page of our shop and also our Apparel Names page describing their history with golf and the accolades they've earned through the sport. Check out TA Blogs to read stories written from a different golfer's unique perspective and our Instagram and Facebook (@teleriathletics) that is women golf driven.
Through a life in golf, Teleri learned just how important golf apparel is for girls and women, and spent time late at night sketching designs and learning how to start her own business from a young age.
After graduating from Tennessee in May 2017, Teleri had time to fully focus on launching Teleri Athletics, knowing she wanted to stay in the golf world and combine her love of style with the sport. It was important for her to create apparel that gives golfers of today and the future something that they enjoy wearing but also has what they need to compete. Teleri is able to pull from her history with golf, as well as bring to fruition the changes to the problems she and her friends and competitors all had with the current apparel offerings.
Our tagline takes on many forms. "Rooted in golf" describes our love and history with golf, and our focus and care for women's golf apparel. "Inspired for all" pushes past golf, and into all sports. It means that we want our apparel to be open to any athlete, or non-athlete. As Teleri Athletics grows, we want to make sure we have a size and length range that accommodates as many girls and women as we possibly can. We are constantly inspired by who wears our apparel every day. What does our tagline mean to you?