If you're looking to gain valuable leadership experience and give back to the EWGA, the EWGA Foundation is currently placing a call for volunteers on two of its most important committees. The two committees in need of volunteers are:
Women on Par Scholarship Committee
The Women on Par Scholarship Committee is primarily tasked with vetting, reviewing and choosing finalists from the Women on Par Scholarship applicant pool. The Women on Par Scholarship assists women over 30 with the undergraduate college education to get 'on par' with their peers. The committee is chaired by Foundation board member Angela Brock-Kyle and has just launched for Spring 2017. Volunteers are asked to spend between two to six hours per month between April 1 and May 15 to review finalists' submissions and identify winners.
The cornerstone of the Fundraising Committee are the group's efforts in support of the USGA-LPGA Girls Golf program. Through this program and others, which the committee will build and support, the EWGA demonstrates its commitment to empowering women through golf. The committee is asking for volunteers who are excited about fundraising and gaining greater participation in EWGA Foundation fundraising efforts from the membership at-large. The committee is chaired by Stacey Baba and is asking for several hours per month of volunteer help month.
We have all heard it time and time again: it's important to get your golf clubs fitted to your swing. But do you know why and why it matters even more for women? In this week's EWGA Forecaddie we'll take a deep dive into what club fitting is and why it should matter to you. [READ MORE]
The Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) has named Baird Private Wealth Management the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 EWGA Cup series, one of the fastest growing competitive golf events for amateur women. Additionally, Baird Private Wealth Management has reinforced its commitment to developing professional women in the workplace and on the golf course by providing 150 of their associates with premium-level “Business & Birdies” EWGA memberships. [READ MORE]
The annual PGA Merchandise Show just wrapped up a little over a week ago with more than 1,100 vendors showcasing their equipment, apparel, accessories, etc. to the more than 40,000 people in attendance. Here's a preview of what you can expect from new gear in 2017. [READ MORE]
Bionic Gloves®, the leader in golf glove technology, and the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) have extended their long-standing relationship in support of women’s golf. Now in its sixth year, Bionic’s national sponsorship of the EWGA provides EWGA members with a custom Bionic glove designed for the nuances of women’s hands. Additionally, Bionic will continue to donate a portion of the proceeds from its sales to support women in golf. [MORE]
Most of us know it's important to have our golf equipment properly fit. For example, using the correct clubs that are fit to your swing and body-type can vastly improve your score and your enjoyment of the game. But did you know that there's more to "fitting" than just the clubs themselves? Take your game to the next level by making sure you've been fit for the correct golf ball. [LEARN MORE]
The EWGA Foundation Women on Par® Scholarship applications are now being accepted until 200 applications are submitted or April 15, 2017, whichever comes first.
The Women on Par® scholarships provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students, age 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate or Bachelors degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.
Since inception, the scholarship program has helped more than half a dozen women realize their dreams. In 2017, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $1,000 Women On Par® scholarship and one (1) $500 Women On Par® scholarship.
For more information on the Women on Par® scholarship, follow this link.
Guess the number of birdies made at the 2017 Honda Classic and you could win a new 2017 Honda and help the EWGA Foundation!
How: Guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic. Donations increments are: $20 (1 guess); $40 (2 guesses); $50 (3 guesses) $100 (6 guesses) or other amount for a maximum of 30 guesses per individual. There are no maximum donations.
Grand Prize: A brand new 2017 Honda vehicle will be awarded to the person guessing closest to the actual number of birdies made in the 2017 Honda Classic (Feb 20-26, 2017).
Other Prizes: Several great prizes will be awarded based on a random drawing from all participants (Donation not required to be eligible to win) When: Make your donation today through February 22, 2017.
How many birdies? Here are the total birdies made in each of the last ten tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
For every donor pledge of $20 or more, the EWGA Foundation receives 100% of the donation PLUS a 10% matching donation from the Honda Classic. There is no risk or expense to the individual or the EWGA Foundation (all costs covered by The Honda Classic). This is a Win-Win for everybody!
Gianna Clemente has been on an 83% winning streak in golf for three years. It started when she was 5 years old.
"She started at about 2,” her father Patrick Clemente said. “She always had a club in her hand. It runs in the family. She’s always been around the game. She’d be out on the green with me or doing a little putt-putt or something.”
Golf is in the genes for Ms. Clemente. Her father played at Youngstown State while his brother, Colin Clemente, played at Akron. Gianna picked up a club not long after learning how to walk. [MORE]
The 2016 EWGA Cup presented by Guardian is underway in Palm Springs, CA, at the iconic Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa! The 2016 Cup represents the largest gathering of EWGA members in recent history, with over 400 competitors on 50 team from 39 chapters represented at the event. Get ready for a wild ride!
What's In Store:
The Competition - Over the next two days, teams of eight women will compete in both four-ball and singles matches across two golf courses to determine the winning team.
Golfzon "Tournament within a Tournament" - For the first time ever, in addition to the on course competition, the teams will also compete in a virtual, simulated tournament. Teams will utilize state-of-the-art simulators provided by Golfzon and compete in both alternate shot and longest drive formats. You can learn more about Golfzon and this unique event in this press release.
The Mark Carenevale Show - Golf personality and SIRIUS/XM Radio host Mark Carnevale will host his aptly named radio show, "The Mark Carenvale Show", live from the EWGA Cup. You can catch the live broadcast both Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th from 7PM - 9PM on Sriius channel 208 and XM channel 92.\
Song Sessions - Singers and songwriters Monty Powell and Anna Wilson will entertain EWGA members in collaborative process of song writing. This wildly entertaining experience will produce an original song that tells the EWGA story, commemorating the association's 25th year anniversary.
You can view the full schedule of events here.
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