This episode Katy talks to Lauren Beatty about her PhD research into women's golf in Scotland. Women have been playing golf at club level in Scotland since 1867, yet despite this we know very little about their personal experiences of do-ing so. They also talk about the process of beginning a PhD and the challenges of conducting research during the pandemic. Lauren Beatty is a second year Collaborative Doctorate Partnership PhD student, based in Scotland, working in collaboration with Glasgow Cale-donian University and the British Golf Museum. My PhD research ex-plores women’s personal experiences of playing golf at club lev-el in Scotland c.1945-1995, from a gender, class and life-cycle perspec-tive.