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EWGA's New Par 3 Challenge Tournament

ewga.com   THE Golf Community for WomenThe EWGA invites you to experience team golf combined with friendly competition at the EWGA Par 3 Challenge, a series of par 3 amateur golf tournaments contested in cooperation with nine Troon Golf courses, where we are creating a short-course experience within a regulation 18-hole layout.

Regional qualifying events will take place between February and May at Troon Golf courses across the United States. Follow this link for more information. 

Women on Par(r) Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

womenonpar1The "Women On Par®" Scholarship Program provides financial support to women 30 years of age and older who are interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate college education to get ‘on par' with their peers and advance themselves, both professionally and personally. Since inception, the scholarship program has helped more than half a dozen women realize their dreams.

For further information on the scholarship, follow this link.




January: New Year New You

new year new you1The New Year brings a fresh start and new beginnings. Join EWGA while we jump start January with a New You! We are making changes (to be unveiled during the month) as are our members. That's why we call January "New Year, New You!"

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Golf League

Fantasy Golf League1 286 240There’s still time to join in the fun and play EWGA Fantasy Golf . To play, simply select a different player for each PGA TOUR event and you will earn the same dollar amount (on paper) that your selected player wins that week.

You must make your picks for the entire year before the January 2015 season begins – so carefully make your selections. If your selected player doesn't play or misses the cut, unfortunately you get a ZERO for that week. It's fun and easy to play. Register to play before the extended deadline of Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST.

Register and pay online to join in this year-long event!
Questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Congratulations Stasia Collins


stasia-collinsThe USGA appoints former EWGA Association Board member, Stasia Collins, of Baltimore, MD, to a one-year term as chairman of the USGA Women's Committee in 2015. Collins succeeds Dot Paluck, of Bernardsville, NJ. Pam Murray, of Richardson, TX, has been appointed to a one-year term as vice chairman.

PGA of America elects its first female officer

suzy-whaley-PGAMilestones 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.

EWGA Celebrates Champions

CelebratingChampionsSyndicatedNovember 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.

Are there EWGA women you want to recognize and thank for being a champion in your Chapter?  We want to recognize these worthy members throughout the month.  Send your EWGA Champion stories to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Le Ann Finger Earns Advanced PGA Certification

le ann finger227x223“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.”

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EWGA CEO leads the way at Power Lunch

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.PamSwensenheadshot

Katie (Tewell) Brinker 2014 EWGA Champion

20140717dj katie brinker 5The 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, 15 hole to finish her final round, the 29-year old medalist begins her reign over EWGA’s 14,000 members.

October is Discover EWGA month

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”.

Good luck to everyone! If you are stumped, there are two lifelines that you may use during the contest (you can only contact EWGA Headquarters 3 times for hints). Please email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The goal is for you to discover and learn more about EWGA. Be empowered, be an Explorer, be an EWGAer.

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Positive Step Forward by Royal & Ancient Golf Club

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.

Pam Swensen

CEO, EWGA

Picture REUTERS/Susan Plunkett

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