The Slight Difference Between Women Golfers and Men in Regards to Scoring

Gerina Pillar Olympic Athlele

Did you know that there was only .59 points between the top men golfers and top women golfers? The world's top five male players have a scoring average of 69.327 per round. For the top five female golfers it's a 69.916 average. That is where the similarity ends.

The men's tour earns 5 times more than the women's. And this is one of the reason's that some detractors are saying why the top men aren't attending the Rio Olympics. There is no prize money to compete for. [MORE]

Picture Credit: Instagram @gerinapiller

Women Athletes are Top Advertisers for Olympics

2016 Team U.S.A. Olympic Gymnastics Team Team U.S.A. has brought the largest group of female athletes to the Summer Olympic Games. 229 of our finest athletes are in Rio competing to bring home the gold.

​The advertising community is capitalizing on the huge number of younger female viewers. Here are 10 of the most intriguing ads by our top Olympic athletes. [MORE]

Picture Credit: Instagram@simonebiles

What's the Score on Handicapping?

What's the score on handicapping?

Why do I need a handicap? How do I establish a handicap? How many rounds played are required to establish a handicap index? Did you know that EWGA members receive a handicap with their membership?

These questions and more in this week's EWGA Forecaddie.[MORE]

Meet Golf and America's First Female Olympic Champion

Playing Golf on a Smaller Scale

24 year old American art student, Maragret Abbot was just visiting Paris during the 1900 Olympic games.

Unbeknownst to her, Ms. Abbot would go on to become both the first female golf champion and America's first female Olympic champion.

This is her story. [MORE]

Speeding up Pace of Play with new Golf Course Design

Playing Golf on a Smaller Scale

Bill Boswell was seeking a design concept. Boswell spent a good chunk of his career designing huge golf courses across the world.  Now, like most baby boomers, he is looking to downscale. Boswell is designing  a golf course on a smaller scale. One that a round lasts 45 minutes.

"You’re just walking a nature trail and playing golf very quickly. It’s also a great way to introduce kids into the game", says Bill Boswell. [MORE]

Can You Predict the Next Olympic Golf Champions?

Golf Returns to the 2016 Olympics. Guess the winner

Next week the wait is finally over. Golf returns to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.

To add to the fun, EWGA is running a contest. Predict the winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) of the Men's competition and win a prize! Hurry, you must have your entry in by August 8, 2016. [MORE]

The First Thai Player to win a Major Championship is a Woman

Ariya Jutanugarn, First Thai Golf Major Winner

EWGA wishes to congratulate Ariya Jutanugarn, the 2016 RICOH Women's British Open champion. This was her first win at a major. Jutanugarn also received the honor of being the first Thai player, male or female, to win a major championship.

''I think it's really important for me and for Thai golf, also,'' Jutanugarn said. ''Like my goal, I really want to win major and I did. I'm really proud of my achievement because I accomplished my goal this year.'' [MORE]

Picture Credit: RICOH Women's British Open Facebook Page


How to Read Your Putts

Learning how to read your putts

The best way to lower your score is to sharpen your short game.  Practice putting for 30-minutes each week to be comfortable with reading putts.  [MORE]

Rally the Troops While You Go for the Greens

Go for the Greens while you Rally your Troops

How can women maximize relationship-building and communication between business owners and procurement managers? Well this is the mission of the Go for the Greens annual conference, September 22-24, 2016 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive event offers access to companies, government agencies and nonprofits. This year’s theme is “Rally Your Troops.” It is a call for women business owners to step into their power and become
leaders. [MORE]

Want to Look Great after 50? Take up Golf

Women over 50 take up golfLife begins at 50 - at least when it comes to golf. Women over 50 are now the fastest growing segment of new players.  Why? It is the four f theory: fitness, fresh air, friendship and fun! [MORE]

2016 Rio Gold Equals 2017 Major Exemptions

Lexi ThompsonBubba, Rickie, Lexi and Stacy have an added incentive this year at the Rio Olympics. If they win gold, they get exemptions to all the majors in 2017!

The men's gold medalist will get an invite to the Masters Tournament, the US Open, The Open and the PGA Championship in 2017. The women's will secure an exemption at the Evian Championship in 2016, and the ANA Inspiration, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the US Women's Open and the Ricoh Women's British Open in 2017. Picture Credit: Instagram @lexi  [MORE]

The Ins and Outs of Green Speed

The ins and outs of green speed

Why are the putting greens fast one day and slow the next day?  Learn how environmental and maintenance practices affect the ball speed on the putting green.  [MORE]