We had the good fortune of connecting with Averee Dovsek and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Averee, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
It is no secret that golf is a male dominated industry but it’s very difficult to present yourself in a professional manner as a female. There are a lot of stereotypes about women in the golf world and it is difficult to maintain a youthful presence without coming off promiscuous. I am very conscious of what I post and to not go too far. What I may view as innocent, may not be interpreted in the way I perceived it as. I want to stay feminine and professional.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have always been extremely motivated from a young age. I had a homemade dog treat stand in 4th grade because I found it to be more lucrative than a traditional lemonade stand. I started my career pretty early. In 2019, I started at NBC Golf Channel as an intern and also worked for CBS Sports in their NYC studio. I then went onto co-host a show on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and then started with USA Today Golfweek in 2020, Skratch by the PGA Tour in 2021 and Forbes in 2022 all while I was still a Division I college athlete at Hofstra University. I still work with Golfweek, Skratch and Forbes. I was pushed into golf to try and get a college scholarship and didn’t want to play at all. It didn’t come easy as we didn’t have tons of money for lessons but my family was able to see the bigger picture of what it golf could amount to be. Now it has blossomed into a beautiful career. I was the first to attend college in my immediate family and just bought a house at age 22.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
All about heading to the golf course, the beach and getting a good burrito. I love nice restaurants but nothing is better than a burrito from a small burrito shop. I also love to try new dim sum places and search for the best desserts.