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NEW FOR 2014 - EWGA'S THE FORECADDIE

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Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development will host this new online show. January's Topic? New Year – Get Ready for a new golf season with guest Nancy Quarcelino, LPGA and PGA of America.

Check the EWGA Member Clubhouse or the EWGA Connections newsletter for a link to sign up for The Forecaddie which will be broadcast live on January 29, 2014 at 12 Noon Eastern or 9 AM Pacific.

The EWGA Foundation's Women On Par® Scholarships Are Changing Lives, Communities

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Few gifts make a greater impact than the gift of education. Particularly in today's tough economic climate, many are finding that education, or lack thereof, is what's standing between them and their goals.

In 2007, the EWGA Foundation established the Women On Par® Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to women ages 30 and older interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate college education. The scholarship is designed to help women get 'on par with their peers and better themselves, both personally and professionally, to help them realize their dreams.

“Milton Berle once said: If Opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Education is my door and I thank you for helping me build it!!”
~ Marilyn Bunag

Meet 2010 scholarship award recipient Marilyn Bunag of San Francisco, CA. Marilyn, a single mom of four, has kept in touch with us since winning her scholarship. She wrote in a thank you note to the EWGA Foundation shortly after receiving the award, "My first semester at San Francisco State University was everything I had hoped for and more…My classes were challenging and my professors were amazing! I earned A's in all my classes, making it on the Dean's List. A new semester is now underway - which means I'm another step closer in achieving my goals…to rise above poverty and help others." Just last year, Marilyn completed her bachelor's degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and is now seeking to pursue a graduate degree while working as a program manager for a San Francisco Area nonprofit.

Since the program was launched, the EWGA Foundation has awarded Women On Par® scholarships to these deserving women:

Jacqueline Ruddy, Huntington Beach, CA (2013)
Phuong T Nguyen, West Valley City, UT (2013)
Domestic abuse survivor/name withheld, CA (2012)
Michelle Josey, Philadelphia, PA (2012)
Kristine Deckinga, Chicago, IL (2011)
Angela Traynor, Annapolis, MD (2011)
Carla Beu, Smiths Grove, KY (2010)
Marilyn Bunag, San Francisco, CA (2010)
Angie Hagler, Danville, IN (2009)
Jean Bolger, Lehigh, FL (2008)

The EWGA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2014 Women On Par® Scholarship. The application period will be open until April 15, 2014 or until 200 applications are received, whichever occurs first. For full eligibility requirements, application forms, FAQs and more, please visit the EWGA Foundation section of ewga.com or click here.

Meet the 2013 EWGA Association Board President

Sheryl Wilkerson

Sheryl Wilkerson, the Executive Women’s Golf Association Board President will be the first Web Café guest for the new year on Thursday, January 16, 2013 at noon Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific.

Sheryl is President of Willow, LLC, a consulting firm offering government and regulatory affairs, strategic planning, business development, public relations and research services to corporate and technology companies on issues involving telecommunications, wireless, spectrum, public safety, next generation vehicle telematics, intelligent transportation systems, mobile health, and technologies that improve quality of life for all people. Ms. Wilkerson has more than 20 years of legal, telecommunications, business management and government experience.

EWGA members can register for this webinar in the Member Clubhouse or use the link in the EWGA Connections Newsletter.

New Year, New You

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A new year means new beginnings. Make your 2014 resolution be getting back to golf with a EWGA membership.

EWGA members have varied golf skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Golf clinics and lessons are arranged by EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) Chapters for their members to improve their game.

Over 100,000 women have joined the EWGA, we invite you to be next. To join, follow this link.

EWGA - The Golf Community for Women.

Barbara Gutstadt Web Cafe' Guest for February

GutstadtJoin EWGA CEO Pam Swensen for her monthly Web Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 13 at noon eastern when she hosts Barbara Gutstadt, Founder and CEO of The Gutstadt Group, that provides strategic business coaching and funding for start-up businesses.

Barbara currently serves as director of marketing for EWGA's Palm Beach County Chapter and a featured author in the EWGA Foundation book Teeing Up for Success. EWGA members can register for the Web Cafe' in the Member Clubhouse or using the link found in EWGA Connections newsletter.

EWGA's Golf is Fun Photo Contest Winner Announced

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Congratulations to Cheryl P from EWGA Tampa the winner of the first EWGA "Golf is Fun" photo contest. Cheryl's special moment was captured after she scored her first hole-in-one.

Give the Gift of EWGA this Holiday Season

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Share your love of the game with gift of membership to EWGA for your friends and family members. 

Exercise your body and mind with golf while providing a safe and natural environment to de-stress. EWGA members enjoy a healthy sport that builds friendships and social networks on and off the course. 

Everyone wants to give a gift that is remembered for years to come. Give the gift of membership to the EWGA today. Give the gift of EWGA Classic membership as a gift this holiday season.

Palm Beach Cty 2013 EWGA National Cup Champions

20131022EWGACupFinalsChampsThis past weekend 200 competitors fielding 25 teams from across the US and Canada decended upon Palm Beach Gardens for the 2013 EWGA Cup finals.

The Executive Women's Golf Association has hosted this event for three years. The Palm Beach Country Team took the lead on Saturday and maintained it through Sunday, finishing with 11 1/2 points. Emerald City Chix took 2nd place with 8 points (24 holes won), followed by the Texas Tee Birds with 8 points (21 holes won).

For full team results, follow this link bit.ly/H5bSLY

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breastcancermonthRe-connect with someone you know that is a breast cancer survivor. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Put a smile on someone's face that you know and love that has been impacted by this disease and call or drop in for a visit.

Celebrate Golftober with EWGA

GOLFTOBERv1 It's Golftober, the time of year many EWGAers feel they play their best golf. The cool crisp weather and changing color palate of Mother Nature are some of the elixirs that make the final quarter of the year so satisfying while on the greens.

We at EWGA HQ love this time of year as well and we love to reward our members. This month starts Golftoberfest. What is Golftoberfest? It will be celebrations, fun and games, which was one of the reasons you chose to be an EWGA member! Stay tuned as we unveil more of the excitement these next 31 days!

Beatriz Recari

RecariBorn in Pamplona, Spain in April of 1987, Beatriz Recari started her golf career at the early age of 11. Recari experience a rather successful amatuer career starting when she finished runner up in the 2003 British Girls Amateur Championship. She went on to win the Spanish Amateur Championship in 2004 and the French Amatuer Championship in 2005.

 

In late 2005, Recari was studying Economics at the University of Navarra when she qualified for the Ladies European Tour (LET) kicking off her professional career at the young age of 18. After her first year of college, she dropped out to focus on her golf career.

 

Recari won her first tournament as a professional golfer in 2009 during her fourth LET season at the Finnair Masters in Finland. Later that year, Recari won her season card into the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) when she finished tenth at the Final Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

Recari hit a few divots in the course during her first LPGA tour but made a quick comeback later in the season and finished 39th on the money list and was runner up for Rookie of the Year. Overall, the young golfer has won a total of 3 LPGA Tours and 1 LET.

 

In 2011, Recari grabbed quite a bit of attention when she announced that she had been struggling with an eating disorder for awhile. She donated all of her winnings from the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup to The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness and was later named an ambassador of the organization.

 

Recari ended 2011 with best finish and tied for eleventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. She earned $223,053, which brought her to number 43 on the money list. Recari brought her world ranking from 175th to 72nd by the end of 2011.

In 2012 Recari participated in all 27 LPGA events and made every cut. During this insane streak, her watchers and fans gave her the nickname of “Iron Woman”. After finishing top-ten over five times, she earned over $444,000 which boosted her to number 32 on the money list. By the end of 2012, Beatriz Recari was ranked 59th best golf player in the world and went on to be 19th in 2013.

 

From the start of her career to 2106, the spanish golfer has shown impeccable improvements. Her most popular 2016 stats are as followed:

 

  • Stroke Average 72.00

  • Driving Distance 226.25

  • Driving Accuracy 62.73


Beatriz Recari has worked her way to become one of the most respected names in the world of golf. Her passion for the game shows on the course and love for her fans shows off the course. You can learn more about Beatriz Recari by checking out the her profile on the LPGA Page.

Recognizing Lorena Ochoa

lorenaHispanic Heritage Month recognized Lorena Ochoa. Lorena Ochoa is a Mexican professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour from 2003 – 2010, and was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for over three years. As the first Mexican golfer of either gender to be ranked number one in the world, she is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time!

Born November 15, 1981 and raised in Guadalajara, Ochoa took up golf at the age of five, won her first state event at the age of six, and her first national event at seven. As a junior, she captured 22 state events in Guadalajara and 44 national events in Mexico. She was very successful in women's collegiate golf, winning the NCAA Player of the Year Awards for 2001 and 2002. In 2003, She was the recipient of the Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented annually to the world's most outstanding female amateur golfer. Ochoa left college after her second year to turn professional, then won three of ten events played on the 2002 Futures Tour. She was also Duramed FUTURES Tour Player of the Year. In her rookie season on the LPGA Tour in 2003, she had eight top-10 finishes, ending the season as the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year. In 2005, Ochoa won the Wegmans Rochester LPGA. In April 2007, Ochoa overtook Annika Sorenstam to become the world number one ranked golfer. Ochoa won her first major championship in 2007 then won her second major championship in 2008. In April 2010, Ochoa released a statement retiring from professional golf.