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Hurry EWGA Foundation Auction Ends Monday

pinehurstThe EWGA Foundation wants to give you the opportunity to participate in a fundraising auction in honor of Mother's Day. We've selected seven great items from golf getaways, to golf clubs and accessories! We invite you to bid and support the EWGA Foundation. Hurry, the auction ends Monday at 5 p.m.

EWGA and The First Tee Announce Partnership to Increase Female Mentoring Opportunities

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The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) and The First Tee have formed a partnership to promote EWGA member involvement with local chapters of The First Tee. The new partnership will assist The First Tee with their efforts to increase female participation by increasing female role models and mentors at The First Tee chapters.

The partnership will bring together more than 120 EWGA Chapters with 179 The First Tee chapters to promote female role models and mentors and create the opportunity for The First Tee chapters to co-host Girls Golf Days at designated program locations during the month of July.

“This is a great extension of EWGA’s LPGA-USGA Girls Golf support for existing members to volunteer and mentor young girls year-round and especially during EWGA’s Mentoring Month in July,” says EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. “Having female role models as mentors, girls learning and playing the game of golf will know they have a friend both on and off the golf course. This could turn into a lifelong mentoring friendship.”

“I am proud of The First Tee chapters’ efforts to involve girls in the game and while currently 37 percent of chapter participants are female, we intend to increase the number of girls we are reaching in the coming years,” said Kelly Martin, The First Tee’s chief operating officer. “Through this partnership we will connect the efforts of our chapters to EWGA Chapters for the benefit of girls involved in the game of golf.”

Professional Women & Golf Day

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The EWGA and LPGA will once again host the second annual Professional Women and Golf Day on Tuesday, April 29 at 12 p.m. at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas.

Seating for Teeing Up For Success is limited to 100 participants. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event, call (214) 282-8874 or visit ntshootout.com

 

June is Let's Get Golf Ready Month

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June is EWGA Let's Get Golf Ready Month, where we are encouraging Chapters to share the activities they have planned to get their members "ready" for the golf season.    

You can "get ready" by:

  • Taking a refresher golf lesson
  • Practicing your short game for one hour 
  • Stocking your golf bag with essentials (bug spray, sunscreen, Band-Aids, healthful snacks/nutrition/energy bars, extra golf gloves, etc.)   
  • Looking up a Rule that you may have been uncertain about in the past (lost ball, lateral water hazard, out-of-bounds, etc.)    
  • Changing your grips on your clubs (recommended once a year) 
  • Replacing the spikes on your shoes (recommended every 10-15 rounds, especially if you walk the course)

Many EWGA Chapters offer instruction, new golfer series, Rules workshops, etiquette, handicap education, etc.  Follow this link to see what a Chapter in your area has planned for June.   

Congrats EWGA Chapter's for Launching 2014 LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Initiative

TeeSign DSC0942There is still time to join in this year's EWGA Foundation tee sign program will benefit LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.  

These signs are conversation starters among the membership. It makes an impact while at the same time, supporting future female golfers.

Special Thanks to the Following Supporters:

Ace Supporters 
Long Island NY Chapter  
Northern Nevada Chapter  
Orange County CA Chapter  
Washington DC Chapter  
 
Eagle Supporters
Central New Jersey Chapter  
Palm Beach County FL Chapter  
 
Birdie Supporters
Boston MA Chapter  
Central Arkansas Chapter 
Central Connecticut Chapter  
Central Indiana Chapter  
Chicago Metro IL Chapter  
Daytona Beach Area FL Chapter  
Denver CO Chapter 
Eastern Shore Chapter  
Ft Lauderdale FL Chapter  
Houston TX Chapter 
Los Angeles CA Chapter  
Manatee FL Chapter  
Northern New Jersey Chapter  
Orlando FD Chapter  
Sacramento CA Chapter 
San Antonio TX Chapter 
San Francisco CA Chapter  
Southern Maryland Chapter  
Southwest Florida Chapter  
Westchester NY Chapter  
Wilmington DE Chapter  
 
Other Donations 
Cincinnati OH Chapter 
Santa Barbara CA Chapter 
San Diego CA Chapter 

 Pay it forward and help these future EWGAers get in the game!

Carol Pence Next Guest on The EWGA Forecaddie

Carol-Pence2Join Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development and guest Carol Pence, PGA Employment Consultant, PGA/LPGA Professional at the EWGA Forecaddie webinar on April 29, 2014 at high noon eastern time.

Learn about golf industry employment in just a half hour. To register, EWGA members can go to the Member Clubhouse or get a link from the EWGA Connections newsletter.

Welcome Chico's, 2014 EWGA Supporting Partner

Chicos wordmark 1 inch H"We are delighted to announce this partnership with Chico's. It has been on my top priority list as a great partner fit for our members for quite some time." said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "With the successful launch of Chico's ZenergyTM Golf collection, their merchandise offerings fit the busy lifestyles of our members both on and off the course to a tee."

As part of the newly formed supporting partnership, Chico's is providing special offers to EWGA members. In addition, Chico's is the title sponsor of the Symetra Tour event taking place in early May. This event is held by the LPGA who is also a supporter of the EWGA.

Mike Davis, Executive Director of USGA guest on EWGA Web Cafe

mike davis120x180Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO, welcomes Mike Davis, Executive Director of the USGA on Thursday's Web Cafe. Davis is the seventh executive director in the 118-year history of the USGA.

As executive director, Davis is the senior staff member of the USGA, responsible for managing all aspects of the Association’s day-to-day operations. He oversees the core functions, essential programs, and human and financial resources of the Association to further its stated mission. Working with the president and Executive Committee, Davis provides overall strategic guidance, serves as spokesperson with internal stakeholders and external constituencies and represents the USGA’s interests within the golf community, with courses and clubs, state and regional golf associations, the media and with national and international golf associations.

To register for Thursday, April 17, 2014 Web Cafe, follow this link. The webinar will be broadcast live at 12:00 Noon Eastern/ 9:00 AM Pacific. 

EWGA Foundation Online Auction Now Live

 

The EWGA Foundation wants to give you the opportunity to participate in a fundraising auction - even if you are unable to join us at Empower '14 in San Antonio, Texas beginning this weekend. We've selected 7 great items from golf getaways, to memory makers, business tools, to a set of clubs! We invite you to bid and support the EWGA Foundation.


The auction will open for bids on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at noon eastern time and close on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time online. The auction will remain open for Empower '14 attendees until 8:45 p.m. central time on Monday, April 7, 2014. To bid, follow this link.Reynolds120x97

 

Congratulations Juli Inkster

 Congratulations Juli Inkster the 2015 United States Solheim Cup team Captain. Juli is the all-time leader in points earned for the U.S. with a 15-12-7 record in nine Solheim Cup appearances. Number 10 should be the charm in bringing the trophy back to the United States. Of course we are partial to her captaincy as her ties to EWGA are strong – as a former EWGA Member-Get-A-Member Honorary Chair.

Hats off to Pat Hurst being named assistant Captain to the 2015 Solheim Cup team.

Stay tuned for EWGA’s 2014 Solheim Cup Experience at St. Leon-Rot golf course in Germany. The venue is located near Heidelberg and only an hour’s drive away from Frankfurt. Details are forth coming. Go Team USA!

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Kathy Whitworth Guest at Empower '14

 

kathy whitworth 120-107A highlight of EWGA's Empower '14 conference activities, ‘Teeing Up For Success,’ will be World Golf and LPGA Halls of Fame member Kathy Whitworth. With over 88 LPGA Tour wins, Kathy has won more than any male or female professional golfer. She will share her success tips with conference attendees.

Throughout her playing career she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA TOUR.  A Texas native and six-time major champion, Whitworth was LPGA Player of the Year seven times between 1966 and 1973, won the Vare Trophy for best scoring average by an LPGA Tour Player a record seven times between 1965 and 1972 and entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975. 

To attend Empower '14 or for more information, call (561) 691-0096 ext 12.

 

Crystal Washington Keynote at Empower 14

 

Crystal Washington, owner of CWM Enterprises and co-founder of Socialtunities, will be a keynote at EWGA's Empower 14. Crystal will demonstrate how to take complicated Web and social media topics and make them easy to understand in "The Future of Social Media: Trends & Strategies."

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