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FCCI Insurance Group human resources executive Lisa Krouse didn't take up golf until 2010, when she was 52 years old, but she quickly became addicted.

“It's one of the greatest things I have ever done,” Krouse told the Business Observer in 2011. Still, like many who have played through the game's frustrations and exhilarations, she adds that “sometimes I think golf was invented by the devil himself.”

Now Krouse, a senior vice president at Lakewood Ranch-based FCCI, can add golf writer to her resume. She's one of 30 prominent national women executives, all golfers, who have written a chapter in a new book published by the Executive Women's Golf Association. The book, “Teeing Up for Success: Insights and Inspiration from Extraordinary Women,” includes chapters written by University of Miami President and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala; golf course designer Alice Dye, who, with her husband Pete Dye, has helped build some of the most popular courses in the world; and Margaret Downey, immediate past president of the EWGA and an executive with Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation.

Krouse's chapter, according to a release, is titled “Bad Shots and Good Breaks: Playing to Your Strengths in the Universal Games of Golf and Life.” She writes about her first attempts to learn the game, and the early frustrations. She also details how her passion for the sport grew when she applied some leadership principles to her game and preparation. Says Krouse: “Golf has brought me wonderful friends and has made solid business connections for me.”


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