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


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.”