Milestones for women's achievements, especially in golf, are a cause for great celebration. On Saturday, Suzy Whaley was elected by more than 52% of the delegate votes assembled in Indianapolis at the PGA of America's annual meeting. This is a milestone for the golf industry's leadership. Suzy is on track to become the first female president of this nearly 100 year old organization which is charged with growing golf with the support and influence of its 28,000 PGA professionals from coast to coast. She has worked tirelessly as a crusader for welcoming women in the game as well as youth as a top teacher of this great game. Congratulations Suzy!
As for EWGA, Suzy served on the EWGA Foundation Board in the past and has been a highlight as a speaker and celebrity at several EWGA Conferences in the past. We look forward to our continued involvement with Suzy and the PGA of America as her role evolves. This is great news for golf and for women's golf.
November marks a new year for EWGA Chapter Boards. It is a great time to thank your 2014 volunteer leaders and welcome the new board members who will lead your Chapter in the coming year.
Around the country, Chapters are recognizing and thanking members for their service and saluting Volunteers of the Year.
“Some of the most recognized and respected PGA Professionals in the country continue to enhance their skill sets through PGA Education,” said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. “Le Ann understands the importance of Player Development in the industry and how the value of this education and expertise can be used to elevate EWGA programs. It’s tremendous for our organization and a great honor for her. ”
Pam Swensen is a guest this Friday (10/24) on The Power Lunch radio show. Tune in with the EWGA powerhouse woman featured on the program. Listen in while Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) speaks about the power and influence behind golf's fastest growing segment - women. Listen and learn why golf has been the success behind male executives & entrepreneurs and why women have much to benefit as well.
The Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) crowned Katie (Tewell) Brinker the 2014 EWGA Championship Finals Champion at The Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee on Saturday evening October 11, 2014, with husband Zach on the bag as her caddie. With four consecutive birdies starting at the 312-yard, par 4, 15th hole to finish her final round, the 29-year old medalist begins her reign over EWGA’s 14,000 members.
How much do you know about EWGA? Well, this month we are testing your knowledge via a scavenger hunt. Clues, quests and questions will be posted via ewga.com, the Member Clubhouse, EWGA Connections newsletter, EWGA Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn sites. The first bonus quest was posted in yesterday’s Connections Newsletter. This week’s quest can be found on your local Chapter website under the title of "Hot News from EWGA HQ – October 2014”.
The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) applauds today's announcement by the R&A that recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion to move the game of golf forward.
The significance of women to the future of this game cannot be underestimated. As gatekeepers of the family, decision-makers in business; the values represented by this great game and by-products generated from the goodwill it generates, have been embraced by our inclusive grassroots-based organization for over 23 years. We are the leaders in connecting women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for fun.
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Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews ended a 260-drought by voting to allow women to become members.
The global membership of roughly 2,400 members, “voted overwhelmingly” Thursday to allow female members, effective immediately.
“This is a very important and positive day in the history of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club,” Dawson said, before adding: “I think it’s a very positive message for the game of golf. The R&A, in its position as a governing body for the game, I think it’s quite right that the members have agreed to embrace this concept and welcome women members to the club.”
“It’s no secret that golf opens doors for business opportunities and forges relationships” says Pam Swensen, featured panelist at the "Go for the Greens" conference (September 11-13, 2014), whose organization has been harnessing golf’s power for over 23 years. “Integrating business and sports into your life can be a game changer. I look forward to discussing what the game offers both personally and professionally and how the EWGA delivers on making the women’s golf experience welcoming, productive and of course, fun!”
The event is run by Go For The Greens Foundation, Inc., a Florida nonprofit as well as by a volunteer team from organizations that include the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and EWGA among others.
EWGA CEO Pam Swensen was a speaker for two of the sessions, with Becky Macaluso, EWGA Managing Director, Chapter & Member Services and Penny Larson, a Past President of the EWGA Board of Directors participating.
Go for the Greens is a not-for-profit venture operated by the Go for the Greens Foundation Inc., a 501c3 based in Orlando, Florida. Its all-volunteer board of directors and planning team consist of leaders from the foundation’s supporting organizations. Corporate partners include Go for the Greens co-founders and 2014 Title Sponsors UPS and Walt Disney World. Strategic partners include 2014 Title Partners WBENC and Rally for the Cure.
In honor of EWGA's Staying Fit Through Fall month, here are some quick facts from a report by Walker Research Group:
Golf Channel has recently introduced its "Relaxed Rules" series, designed to help golfers have more fun when playing. The idea is to welcome new golfers by making learning the game less intimidating while promoting a fun side to the rules including:
We are pleased to announce Nancy Lopez Golf, Inc. as our newest licensed vendor. Known for their dedication to "Defining the Women's Game" through leading products that enhance the complete golf experience for women, the brand embodies the spirit and energy of women's golf and its namesake, Nancy Lopez.
Nancy Lopez Golf apparel has been a favorite brand with women golfers for years, based on their quality design, fashion and comfort both on and off the course. Nancy Lopez Golf also offers plus sizes designed to fit and flatter women of all sizes.
Nancy Lopez Golf is offering EWGA members a 10% savings for all purchases made through their online store. View the benefits tab in the EWGA Member Clubhouse for your special code to receive the discount code.