PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, May 18, 2011 – Golf Galaxy, an innovative, interactive golf retailer with 81 stores in 31 states, has renewed as a Supporting Partner for the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association). EWGA members enjoy invitations to exclusive events, such as the store's annual Women's Night and 10% discounts at the chain's online website www.golfgalaxy.com
Golf Galaxy differentiates itself as an interactive, "Everything for the Game" golf retailer. They offer superstore selection and pricing with pro shop knowledge and service – including on-site certified PGA/LPGA Professionals, golf course simulators, indoor driving bay and on-site full-sized bent-grass putting green. The company prides itself on its golf services, world-class selection of brand name golf equipment, golf apparel, golf accessories, and golf gifts for golfers of all ages and abilities.
"EWGA members are avid consumers of everything 'golf', "says Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA. "Selection and service are very important to them, making our partnership with Golf Galaxy a highly valued member benefit."
Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has enriched the lives of more than 100,000 women connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers.
A 2010 survey of EWGA members conducted by the PGA of America found that the average EWGA member plays 35 rounds per year. EWGA members spent an average of $4,533 on golf activities, merchandise and golf related travel, with each local EWGA chapter annually generating $550,000 in golf related spending and an average of 4,300 rounds of golf. With over 120 chapters throughout the United States, as well as international chapters in Canada, the EWGA represents nearly $70 million to the golf industry.
A survey of former EWGA members found that 90% of these women continued to play golf. While the former EWGA member survey did not include golf-related travel, this group's golf spending accounted for an additional $98 million, totaling over $168 million and 1.7 million rounds of golf per year.
The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit www.ewga.com
About Golf Galaxy
Golf Galaxy, established in 1997, quickly and easily differentiated itself from other golf retailers by becoming the world's first and only interactive golf store, offering superstore selection and pricing with pro shop knowledge and service. Golf Galaxy provides first class guidance and service with each location hosting an on-site PGA or LPGA Professional and boasts world-class selection of brand name golf equipment, golf apparel, golf accessories, and golf gifts for golfers of all ages and abilities. Premier merchandise brands include Callaway Golf, TaylorMade, Cleveland, PING, Titleist, Ashworth, Nike Golf, adidas, and FootJoy. In addition to marquee merchandise, Golf Galaxy offers a comprehensive array of golf services and interactive golf features.