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NWGA Offers Insight For Rolling Out The Green Carpet For Women: Pam Swensen and NWGA Founders Panel

 (Orlando, FL, February, 4, 2014) This year at the 2014 National Golf Course Owners and Golf Industry Show, EWGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Pam Swensen, will be sharing the strategies on How Golf Facilities Can “Roll Out the Green Carpet” for Women.

On Wednesday, February 5, the Golf Industry Show features a speaking engagement at 1:30 PM in the Association Clubhouse area. As one of the founding members of the National Women’s Golf Alliance (NWGA), Ms. Swensen will be moderating a discussion on how golf facilities can welcome more women into the game of golf. She will be joined by three other founding partners of NWGA, Jan Bel Jan from Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Designs, Debbie Waitkus, CEO of Golf For a Cause, and Lynn Stellman, President of Ladies Links FORE Golf.

 The NWGA's mission is to help facilities grow the game by harnessing decades of experience and knowledge in welcoming women to the game by improving engagement levels of female golfers.

The organization developed standards and best practices to help make golf facilities more inviting and accessible to women. Facilities that achieve a score of at least 80% in three of five key areas earn NWGA's "Rolling Out the Green Carpet" certification.

"I encourage owners and operators to participate in this session if they are interested in learning strategies on how to make their courses more attractive to women who may be daily fee players or potential club members. With so much attention focused on the growth potential in the women's golf space, now is the time to genuinely open the doors to women. After all, they are also gatekeepers for their families, too! "

About the EWGA

As the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 working and professional women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game of golf. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been driving social and networking opportunities for women through the game of golf since 1991. With EWGA Chapters located in more than 120 cities throughout the United States as well as in international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, EWGA members are active participants in hundreds of communities. EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association.   For more information about the EWGA and its membership, visit www.ewga.com

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About Golf for Cause, LLC
Golf for Cause®, as an organization, develops and delivers products and services that move others to use golf as a strategy to achieve their objectives. Debbie Waitkus, President and Founder of Golf for Cause, and current President of Women in the Golf Industry (www.wigi.info <http://www.wigi.info> ) is a business golf consultant, speaker and writer, and she works to demystify the game and help her clients “turn golf into gold®.” Her knowledge about how to generate business through golf is the essence of her programs and events and due to her expertise, she has appeared in numerous media outlets and golf industry functions. To learn more, visit www.golfforcause.com <http://www.golfforcause.com> or email Debbie about NWGA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.

About Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA
Jan Bel Jan comes from a Pittsburgh, PA golf family from whom she learned the game and business of golf.  She founded Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design in 2009 after holding a senior position in golf course design, construction and project management with Tom Fazio for more than 20 years.  In 1990, she was the second female elected to the American Society of Golf Course Architects and represents the ASGCA as a board member of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.  As a registered landscape architect, certified arborist and former assistant superintendent, Jan has a unique outlook on the playability, strategy, ecology and economics of golf courses.  In December 2000 and February 2005, she was named “One of the 10 Most Powerful Women in the Game of Golf” by Sports Illustrated Plus.  To learn more, visit http://janbeljan.com <http://janbeljan.com> or email Jan about NWGA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

About Ladies’ Links Fore Golf
Founded in 2006, LL4G’s mission is to empower women golfers through support, instruction, knowledge and community that will enhance the overall golf experience for women. In 2008, LL4G launched its website, LL4G.com <http://www.LL4G.com> , with the goal of creating the nation’s largest and most comprehensive online golfing community for women amateurs.  In 2009 the organization launched Ladies Links Fore Golf Magazine and the Ladies Links Fore Golf Radio Show, creating a coast-to-coast golfing community where women can link up to compete, learn, grow and share new experiences. LL4G fans enjoy tournaments, travel, fun days, golf schools and more. Email Lynn Stellman about NWGA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

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