(Palm Beach Gardens, FL, January 21, 2015) The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association), the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States, is pleased to announce the new “EWGA Par 3 Challenge” schedule. A new competitive series for 2015, this nationwide inaugural event will feature nine regulation 18-hole Troon Golf courses, converted to shorter yardages to create the Par 3 experience. The EWGA Par 3 Challenge is expected to welcome more than 700 men and women nationwide.
“The EWGA is thrilled to offer this new format for our members while offering non-EWGA members an opportunity to participate as well,” said EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. “We hope players who are new to competitive golf will find this format welcoming and enjoyable. It’s a great time to find a playing partner and come join in the team fun.”
Qualifying begins February 17 with play at the Westin Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia. The event is a two-person best ball, with both Gross and Net Divisions at each qualifying site. Teams may consist of two women or a mixed team (one woman and one man). Two teams in both the Gross and Net Divisions at all regional qualifiers will advance to the 2015 EWGA Par 3 Challenge Finals at the Palm Beach Par 3 in Palm Beach, Florida in late June. Entry fee includes green fee, cart, practice balls, tee prize for golfers, event prizes and post-tournament awards reception. EWGA members and non-members are welcome to participate.
"The EWGA Par 3 Challenge will provide amateur golfers an opportunity to compete in a unique short-course experience nationwide,” said EWGA Director of Player Development Le Ann Finger. “We are excited to feature Troon Golf facilities and to embrace an alternative format of golf that should create a fun and friendly competition, while being respectful of players’ time commitment by creating a faster way to play.”
The Palm Beach Par 3 in Palm Beach, Florida will host the National Finals on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
For entry forms and fees, qualifying dates and more on the 2015 EWGA Par 3 Challenge, please visit the website.
2015 EWGA Par 3 Challenge Schedule
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona - Sunday, March 29
Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, California - Tuesday, March 10
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, California - Friday, May 22
The World Golf Village (The Slammer & Squire Course), St. Augustine, FL, April 12
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia - Tuesday, February 17
The Royal Fox Country Club, Saint Charles, Illinois – Saturday, April 25
Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Massachusetts - May 13
Centennial Golf Club, Carmel, New York - Monday, May 18
The Golf Club at Champions Circle, Ft. Worth, Texas - Friday, February 20
Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores, Virginia - Monday, April 20
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. As the largest women-focused national 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 women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been bringing women together through golf since 1991. EWGA Chapters are located in more than 120 cities throughout the United States as well as international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, enabling EWGA members to become active participants in hundreds of communities.
For more information about the EWGA and membership, visit ewga.com.