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Field Set for 2017 EWGA Cup Finals

The 2017 EWGA Cup Series, presented by Baird Private Wealth Management, continued this past weekend with the Pacific, Western and Southern regional qualifiers on September 23-24. Both the Pacific and Western regionals were held on the Mountain and Palm Courses at Angel Park in Las Vegas, NV. The Southern qualifier, which was originally postponed due to Hurricane Irma, was held at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Qualifying for the 2017 EWGA Cup Finals is now complete and the field has been set for the Cup Finals on October 27-28 in Daytona Beach, FL at LPGA International.

View full event results and a gallery of photos from each event below.

Now in its seventh year and one of the premier competitive events run by the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA Cup is a team-based competition consisting of Four Ball and Singles Match Play. The Series begins with eight regional qualifiers throughout the country during the month of September, with teams competing to earn a spot in the 2017 EWGA Cup Finals, also presented by Baird Private Wealth Management. The Finals will be held October 27-28 in Daytona Beach at LPGA International.

The Cup’s format mirrors the professional golf formats used at the Ryder Cup, President’s Cup and Solheim Cup events. The event encourages women of all skill levels to compete, promoting friendly, fun competitive play among its membership. Clever team names and colorful, coordinated outfits added to the friendly competition.

For more information about the EWGA Cup, including event results and photos, please visit EWGACup.com.

 

Find Your Golf Journey with the EWGA

Are you a new or aspiring golfer and not sure where to begin?

The EWGA has more than 25 years of experience in helping women pick-up and excel at the game of golf. Whether you're playing for fun or the thrill of competition, we pride ourselves on being the golf community for women.

Use the below infographic to find out what it means to be an EWGA Member and map out your path through the game.

Click here for a high-resolution copy

 
 

EWGA Cup Regionals Continue in Northeast and Great Lakes

An EWGA Cup Team at the Northeast Regional

The 2017 EWGA Cup Series, presented by Baird Private Wealth Management, continued this past weekend with the Northeast and Great Lakes regional qualifiers on September 16-17. The Northeast regional was held on the Crystal Springs and Ballyowen Courses at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, N.J..The Great Lakes regional qualifier was held at Seven Springs Golf Course and Hidden Valley Golf Club in Hidden Valley, PA.

Qualifying for the 2017 EWGA Cup Finals is now more than halfway complete and the field is beginning to take shape for this marquee championship.

View full event results and a gallery of photos from each event below.

Now in its seventh year and one of the premier competitive events run by the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA Cup is a team-based competition consisting of Four Ball and Singles Match Play. The Series begins with eight regional qualifiers throughout the country during the month of September, with teams competing to earn a spot in the 2017 EWGA Cup Finals, also presented by Baird Private Wealth Management. The Finals will be held October 27-28 in Daytona Beach at LPGA International.

The Cup’s format mirrors the professional golf formats used at the Ryder Cup, President’s Cup and Solheim Cup events. The event encourages women of all skill levels to compete, promoting friendly, fun competitive play among its membership. Clever team names and colorful, coordinated outfits added to the friendly competition.

For more information about the EWGA Cup, including event results and photos, please visit EWGACup.com.

 

2017 EWGA Cup Series Begins

EWGA Cup Teams Competed in the Atlantic, Central and Midwest Regionals on September 9-10

The 2017 EWGA Cup Series, presented by Baird Private Wealth Management, began this past weekend with the Atlantic, Midwest and Central regional qualifiers on September 9-10. The Atlantic regional was held on the Palmer Course at Bay Creek Resort & Club in Cape Charles, VA. The Central and Midwest regional qualifiers were co-hosted on the Apple Rock and Slick Rock courses at Horshoe Bay in Horseshoe Bay, TX.

The Southern regional was also scheduled for play during the same weekend, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The event has been rescheduled for September 23-24 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.

View full event results and a gallery of photos from each event below.

  1. Atlantic Regional: Final Event Results | Photos Gallery
  2. Central Regional: Final Event Results
  3. Midwest Regional: Final Event Results

Now in its seventh year and one of the premier competitive events run by the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA Cup is a team-based competition consisting of Four Ball and Singles Match Play. The Series begins with eight regional qualifiers throughout the country during the month of September, with teams competing to earn a spot in the 2017 EWGA Cup Finals, also presented by Baird Private Wealth Management. The Finals will be held October 27-28 in Daytona Beach at LPGA International.

The Cup’s format mirrors the professional golf formats used at the Ryder Cup, President’s Cup and Solheim Cup events. The event encourages women of all skill levels to compete, promoting friendly, fun competitive play among its membership. Clever team names and colorful, coordinated outfits added to the friendly competition.

For more information about the EWGA Cup, including event results and photos, please visit EWGACup.com.

 

EWGA Forms Member Emergency Fund

The camaraderie and relationships formed through the EWGA extend far beyond the golf course. It's only natural that an organization like ours prioritizes the safety and well-being of EWGA members, competitors and friends in good times and in challenging ones.

We're grateful to announce, in light of recent natural disasters which have impacted EWGA chapters across the country, that the EWGA Foundation is establishing an EWGA Foundation Member Emergency Fund.  

The purpose of the Fund is aid current EWGA members in good standing who have been adversely affected by a natural disaster or similar (i.e. house fire). In most cases, victims of these catastrophes will have their basic needs met by the Red Cross, FEMA, and other local Charitable Organizations, in addition to insurance coverage.

The intent of the EWGA Foundation Emergency Fund is to assist Members in ways that these organizations do not. Primarily, funds will be used to help affected members with their personal wellbeing and provide support from their EWGA family. Initial donations to the Emergency Fund could even be used to cover membership renewals for affected members so that they may continue to lean on the EWGA in good times and in bad.

More details related to the fund, including how to pledge your support or seek assistance from, will be announced in the near future.

The love of golf is what brought us together, EWGA is committed to helping us stay together in good times and bad!

Southern EWGA Cup Qualifier Postponed

The safety and well-being of EWGA Members and competitors is our primary concern during every event we host. Due to unfavorable forecasts for Hurricane Irma, the Southern Qualifier for the EWGA Cup will be postponed until September 23-24. The event will still be held at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call (561) 691-0096 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about the EWGA Cup, presented by Baird Private Wealth Management, please visit EWGACup.com.

 

 

 

 

EWGA Members Share Their Solheim Cup Team Spirit

Whether they were at home or at the course, EWGA members came out in full force to share their spirit during the 2017 EWGA Solheim Cup. As both fans and volunteers, the EWGA was well represented. Check out a few of our favorite posts from the festivities, submitted by EWGA Members using the hashtag #EWGASolheim.

EWGA Board Members took time to enjoy the festivities after concluding a Board Meeting the day prior to the event kickoff.

No one said you had to cheer quitely!

As host Chapter, EWGA Des Moines held a pre-event meetup for visiting EWGA members from across the country.

Members of EWGA Des Moines visit with hall-of-famer and United States Team Captain, Julie Inkster.

Not all EWGA Members made the journey to Des Moines. Some, like Judy, got into the #EWGASolheim spirit from the comfort of their living room.

We're so grateful and proud for the incredible spirit and support provided by both EWGA member volunteers and fans throughout the week!



 

 

LPGA Stars Help Promote EWGA

Fresh off the heels of a thrilling Solheim Cup - one in which EWGA was well represented among volunteers and fans - a stable of LPGA superstars lent their support for the EWGA.


2-time major winner, Brittany Liniciome, encouraged those who fell in love with the game over the past week to seek out opportunities to continue their golf journey. As the largest women amateur golf organization, the EWGA has more than 12,000 members in nearly 110 chapters with more than 7,500 local and national events annually.



Not to be outdone, former world #1 and five-time major champion, Yani Tseng also championed the benefits of joining the organization. Tseng was the youngest player, male or female, to win five majors. She spent more than 100 weeks as the best female golfer in the world.

This incredible support has been enabled by increasing interest in the organization following the appointment of Jane Geddes, two-time major champion and eleven-time LPGA Tour winner, as CEO and Meaghan Francella, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, as Director of Golf.


The EWGA is Hiring!

As the EWGA looks to grow future opportunities for girl and women golfers, we are seeking the right individual to help us reach our goals.

Do you...

  • Love to play golf and connect with others?
  • Enjoy rallying others around a shared interest?

Then consider joining our team as the Vice President of Development!

The Vice President of Development will help develop and implement the Association’s new membership and chapter development strategy.  The ideal candidate must be a team player, have excellent communication and writing skills, be a self-starter and detail-oriented.  This position will lead the development, oversight, and execution of a comprehensive EWGA Chapter and Membership development program that is aligned with the Association’s strategic plan. Reporting to Jane Geddes, EWGA's newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, this position is a member of the Association’s leadership team. 

If this sounds like you and you are willing to contribute to the advancement of the EWGA, please...

  1. Review the full job description
  2. Submit your application by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with the following:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

 

EWGA Member Jan Bel Jan Honored for Contributions to Golf

A new exhibit at the USGA Golf Museum in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, “Breaking New Ground:  Women In Golf Course Architecture” features EWGA member Jan Bel Jan.  Two of the most prominent female architects are American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Past President Alice Dye and ASGCA Treasurer Jan Bel Jan, who are prominently featured in the exhibit that opens July 12 and runs through the end of 2018.

While golf courses have traditionally been designed by men for male golfers, Dye and Bel Jan have influenced golf course design by making more equitable and enjoyable experiences for all.

Jan began her design career with Tom Fazio with whom she held a senior position in golf course design, construction and project management for more than twenty years.  Her experience as a registered Landscape Architect, Certified Arborist and former assistant superintendent, provide her with a unique outlook on the playability, strategy, ecology, economics and aesthetics of golf courses. 

Jan formed her golf course design firm in 2009 and is a managing partner in the National Women’s Golf Alliance.  Jan has presented customized programs to PGA of America, CMAA and GCSAA members.  Topics include “Setting Up Golf Courses for Success,” how to retain and engage more women in golf, inclusion of people with disabilities in golf and environmental sustainability.

LINKSMagazine named Jan as one of “The Top 10 Female Golf Course Architects” in March 2015.  In January 2014, she was presented with the Women In the Golf Industry’s President’s Award and American Society of Golf Course Architects’“Design Excellence” Award.  Sports Illustrated Plus listed Jan among the “Top Ten Most Influential Women in the Game of Golf" in December 2000 and February 2005.

Congratulations, Jan Bel Jan, from your EWGA family!

 

"Grads & Dads" EWGA Foundation Auction

Gear up for summer with the "Grads & Dads" EWGA Foundation Auction

The month of June celebrates graduations and Father's Day. Give a gift that is memorable for your grad or dad with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or autographed memorabilia. Stay at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and play where the pros play. Or perhaps play and stay at Indian Wells Golf Resort. This and much more are included in the EWGA Foundation Grads and Dad's Online Auction.

This three-day auction benefits the EWGA Foundation and all of its charitable endeavors, including but not limited to:

1. Develop educational programs improving women's leadership abilities, self-esteem and business skills through golf;
2. Encourage and enable women to serve as mentors to other women and girls;·   Develop scholarship programs to allow women to pursue educational opportunities; and
3. Provide financial support and promote activities supporting other charitable organizations. These organizations have missions that support the EWGA Foundation.

Bidding begins Monday, June 5th at 9:00AM EDT and ends Wednesday, June 7th at 11:59M EDT.

Click here to bid now!

 

My First Impressions

As I complete my first full month as CEO, I thought this would be an appropriate time to update you on the EWGA today and give you my view of the organization’s future. First, let me say that it has been a pleasure meeting and hearing from many of you. Your passion for the EWGA is unmatched and your love for the game of golf shines through with each conversation. Because of your continued passion, I wake up every day more encouraged and more optimistic about our organization. While I will remain in “full learning mode” for the foreseeable future, one thing I know for sure is that I am committed to taking the EWGA to the next level. No matter where you live and no matter where your affiliations lie, I feel confident that there are things that we all can do to make the EWGA experience a better one.

The EWGA has a 25-year history of offering women the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy golf for business and fun. During those 25 years, opportunities for women in golf have grown exponentially and today, more than ever, women’s golf is truly on the rise. So, “abundant opportunities,” “women’s golf on the rise”….you are probably saying, “that’s great but how do those buzz words affect my EWGA experience today?” Well, they don’t….yet!! But, they will. For possibly the first time in history, the golf industry is acting on the notion that growing the women’s game is an important component of golf’s future successes. For the EWGA, that should be music to our ears!

So, that is the good news….but I am a realist and, as such, I look at the EWGA and think we can do better. As many of you know and have experienced, our membership is in a gradual decline. We have less than optimal brand consistency across chapters. We have challenges with Chapter Board leadership…not because we are not committed but we are ALL in need of more hours in every day! We have fewer local and national partners than we would like. Again, we can do better….and we will.

I am very fortunate to be working with an amazing group of extremely accomplished women who comprise the EWGA Board of Directors. Their understanding of the EWGA and diverse business backgrounds provide an unyielding source of knowledge for me on a regular basis. That said, I am happy to report that the Board and I will soon be embarking on a strategic planning project that will provide us all with a new road map and vision for our organization now and in the future. Stay tuned…more on that to come.

Needless to say, the EWGA is on the move but the staff cannot do it alone. The boots-on-the- ground-army-of-volunteers ARE the EWGA. We cannot thank you enough for your support and dedication for making the organization what it is today. However, whether you are a volunteer or just enjoy the benefits of EWGA membership, you have a voice. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time should you have a question, comment or concern. I am truly interested to hear your thoughts.

Now, let’s go play some golf!

 

 

 

Jane Geddes
CEO, Executive Women's Golf Association