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Golfweek Renews as Supporting Partner of EWGA

July 15, 2016 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL Golfweek renews as a Supporting Partner of EWGA with the new agreement including a weekly Golfweek article in the Association's e-newsletter and complimentary EWGA memberships for some of the brand's key female employees. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

"We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of Golfweek as an EWGA Supporting Partner," said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Beth Ann Nichols is such a well-respected golf journalist and brand ambassador for Golfweek. We are delighted to add a Golfweek Corner to our weekly Connections newsletter, with links to her insightful writing."

The complimentary memberships will allow key women in Golfweek to participate and network with EWGA members at local, regional and national events.

"We're excited to continue this partnership because we know that EWGA members share our passion for the game of golf," said Patti Green, president of Turnstile Media Group, Golfweek's parent company. "We congratulate the Association on its 25th anniversary and ongoing commitment to bringing and keeping more women in the game."

A recent PGA of America survey found that EWGA represents more than $63 million in annual golf-related spending, with members playing an average of 42 18-hole equivalent rounds each year.

About Golfweek
Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, the Golfweek Digital Network, Golfweek Events, Golfweek Custom Media, The Golf Wire and TurfNet.com. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Media Group, which specializes in developing diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Central Florida Senior and Turnstile Connect.

About EWGA
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.

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Troon and EWGA Renew Supporting Partnership


Multi-faceted partnership designed to grow participation in the game among women golfers and enhance value for EWGA members

 

 

June 16 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association), the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States and Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development and marketing, announced the renewal of a multifaceted Supporting Partnership designed to increase women participating in golf, grow activities for EWGA members and provide additional value/benefits to EWGA members.

Troon and the EWGA's Supporting Partnership includes the following elements: 
• Cross-marketing between EWGA and Troon marketing channels to grow women's golf activities and participation
• Inclusion of Troon/Troon Rewards participating facilities to the EWGA Golf Course Network 
• Collaboration on EWGA events and tournaments at Troon-managed facilities
• Troon support and partnership of Troon - EWGA Hole-In-One Club
• Preferred Troon Card pricing for EWGA Members 
• Creation of new EWGA "Fun Trips" for EWGA Members to visit exciting Troon destinations such as California, Arizona, Hawaii and Bermuda to name a few 

"We are excited to continue our partnership with the EWGA," said Ryan Walls, senior vice president, operations, Troon. "We are wholly committed to growing the number of women participating in the game. Our new Get Into Golf program is perfect for women (or men) who are newer to the game, have never picked up a club, or have very little golf knowledge and knocks down all of the reasons it is difficult to try the sport. Instructors introduce the basics of the game in a fun, affordable and no-pressure atmosphere and the facilities provide all of the golf equipment for the participants."

As part of the Troon and EWGA relationship, 60 Troon-managed facilities in the United States have joined the EWGA Golf Course Network - the EWGA's premiere listing of facilities that market their amenities to EWGA members and welcome new players, while showcasing their efforts to grow women's golf. 

"We are delighted to utilize two of Troon's premier managed venues to host our two marquee competitive events in 2016 - the EWGA Championship Finals at Landsdowne Resort in Virginia and the EWGA CUP Finals at Westin Mission Hills in California," said EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. "This continued partnership with Troon and their incredible golf facilities provides us with a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate how EWGA members take fun seriously even when competing. Plus Troon properties are indeed a hit with our members."

About Troon 
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a "Top 100" ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit Troon.com.

About EWGA
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. 

For more information about the EWGA and membership, visit ewga.com .

EWGA Welcomes New Relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore

June 07 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- EWGA has forged a new relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore that includes special local events for EWGA Chapters and a complimentary EWGA membership for some of the retailer's female associates. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

"We welcome this new relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Many of our Chapters already are working closely with their local PGA TOUR Superstore. This new relationship encourages greater involvement, offering EWGA memberships to Superstore female employees as well as special events and offers for our Chapters and all members who shop at PGA Tour Superstore."

The program is designed to help local PGA TOUR Superstore associates cultivate and network with women in the community who are avid golfers and to build relationships with the local EWGA Chapter. A recent PGA of America survey found that the average EWGA Chapter accounts annually for nearly $600,000 in golf related spending.

About PGA TOUR Superstore

PGA TOUR Superstore is as passionate about improving your game as you are about playing it. They demonstrate this every day by providing golf and tennis players alike with unparalleled selection, exceptional services and guaranteed low prices to help you take things to a whole new level because of their affiliation with the PGA TOUR, every golfer has access to the same technology, expertise and TOUR Van experience that the card-carrying professionals do. PGA TOUR Superstore is the PGA TOUR's exclusive partner for off-course/off-airport golf retailing.PGA Tour Superstore has more than 25 retail locations in 13 states and is owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, Georgia.

Instagram & Twitter: @pgatss                        Facebook.com/PGATOURSuperstore

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      

Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

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EWGA Par 3 Challenge to Benefit LPGA*USGA Girls Golf

June 01 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- On Saturday June 25th,  the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) will hold its second annual EWGA Par 3 Challenge to benefit LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. The venue is the beautiful Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course in Palm Beach Florida. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this spectacular 18-hole facility has twice been named the "Best Par 3 in the U.S." by Golf Digest.

The format is a two-person team event (four-ball stroke play) designed to welcome newer golfers into a competitive environment. Teams of either two women or a man and woman can compete in the gross or net division. Each person plays his/her own ball the entire hole with the lower of the two scores counting as the team score for the hole.

The festivities begin with a Friday night welcome reception in downtown West Palm Beach. Saturday breakfast and awards luncheon are at Al Fresco's, the ocean front, second floor restaurant above the Par 3 Golf Shop.  For more information and to register see ewgapar3.com

About Girls Golf

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf ) is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. EWGA Chapters and the EWGA Foundation are strong, long-time supporters of this nationwide program with more than 300 Girls Golf sites in communities across the country. Girls Golf sites prepare girls ages 6 to 17 for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while also inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lives.

About EWGA

Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. It is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.  The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. The EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

For more information visit EWGA.    

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EWGA Delivers Avid Golfers and $63 Million Annually to Golf Industry

May 17 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) represents more than $63 million  in annual golf-related spending, according to a recent EWGA member survey conducted by the PGA of America. With over 100 chapters throughout the United States and using 111 members as a chapter average size, each chapter represents nearly $600,000 in golf-related spending.  

"EWGA members are great customers who love the game and EWGA," says Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA.  "This purse power is real. Collectively, our membership represents millions of dollars in economic clout, both in their golf-related spending and as the primary purchasing decision maker within their households. EWGA at 25 years young continues to be the “go-to” golf community for women. I invite companies to connect with us that want to reach this influential consumer group.”

EWGA has been opening doors and welcoming women into golf for 25 years. These women take both golf and fun seriously, with members playing an annual average of 42 18-hole equivalent rounds. Chapters across the EWGA footprint generate 4,600 rounds per year in their communities. 

Each year, May through September, EWGA Chapters across the country host leagues, clinics, golf events and social gatherings providing more than 2,500 monthly opportunities for women to get connected through the game of golf.

“Golf and EWGA deliver so much for a women's well-being,” adds Swensen. “From business connections, fun-themed golf experiences, fundraisers to competitive play, we provide options to get outside, de-stress and develop friendships for a lifetime and perhaps win a prize or two!  We invite all women to join us and get more out of this great game of golf."

Founded in 1991, EWGA is the only women’s golf community with a national chapter footprint in more than 100 major cities in the United States as well as international chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.   The EWGA golf community for women is comprised of a broad range of golfers from beginners to experienced players who take fun seriously. Annually, EWGA hosts thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Members are accomplished, interesting professional women from a collection of diverse backgrounds. EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. For more information see www.ewga.com

Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

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EWGA Welcomes VK Sport as National Sponsor

May 10 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - VK Sport, offering fashion, function and the perfect fit to women golfers has become a national sponsorfor the EWGA. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

Using the most modern fabrics and innovative styling, VK Sport delivers a product that is superior  to any traditional female golf fashions.  From the urban sport dress to the diagonal-cut skort and Euro-zip polo, the VK Sport line offers a fashion-forward selection like no other.

“VK Sport is the go-to brand for women golfers who are looking for fit and fashion on and off the golf course," says Amelia Lewis, LPGA professional golfer and VK Sport brand ambassador. “They are not afraid to think outside the box and bring original fashion forward ideas straight from the runway to the game of golf. I am proud to represent this trendsetting company in the game I love.”

 The partnership includes special priced apparel for EWGA members, sold at ShopEWGA.com .

" We welcome VK Sport as a new EWGA national sponsor," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Our members always are looking for style and function. Adding VK Sport to our apparel selection gives members an exciting new choice to look great on and off the course."

About VK Sport

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, VK Sport was founded in 2014 by Victoria Kopyar. The company was sparked  by her own love and passion for golf, and frustration around the availability of beautifully made, highly functional golf apparel that had the perfect female fit. Her innate sense of design, trend and color are reflected in the innovative VK Sport styles now sold at Golfsmith, many elite country clubs and online at VKSport.net.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      ###

 

TLink Golf Becomes EWGA National Sponsor - To Demo at 25th Anniversary Celebration in Colonial Williamsburg

April 5 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.and Calgary, Alberta, Canada - TLink Golf Inc., developer of the world’s lightest GPS golf watch and activity tracker has become a national sponsorfor the EWGA. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

The partnership includes special purchase offers to EWGA members on TLink GPS golf watches, and participation throughout the year at national EWGA events, with a committed effort to support the EWGA Foundation's Women on Par® Scholarship fund.  TLink will be at the Friday night Marketplace and Welcome Reception at the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and providing an exclusive demo event at theGolf Experience in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on April 22-24.

TLink is the world’s lightest and most affordable GPS golf watch and activity tracker. It measures front, middle, back yardage to the green on over 30,000 courses worldwide using Bluetooth technology. TLink tracks steps, distance and calories burned on and off the course. It has a battery life for five rounds of golf and the wristbands come in multiple colors that can be interchanged to coordinate with an outfit. The company offers a customization program for corporate, tournament or VIP gifts, with very small minimum orders. 

“As a company, we strongly believe in our responsibility to have a positive impact on the communities in which we belong, especially promoting learning and growing the game of golf," says Rod Brown, COO, TLink Golf. "EWGA and the EWGA Foundation are a good fit with our core beliefs and mission. We are excited to introduce TLink to EWGA women from across the United States who will be at the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration in Virginia.”

Open to everyone, the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience has a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The conference package includes a commemorative gift bag, two rounds of golf, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg, several dinners and other meals, parties and numerous fun activities. For more details and to register http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

" We welcome TLink as a new EWGA national sponsor," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Our upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration is a great way for companies to showcase their products to a highly targeted group of influential women who are avid golfers. We do take fun seriously."

About TLink Golf, Inc.

Launched in Spring 2015, TLink is a product made by golfers for golfers.  Derek Rucki and Stefan Radeta, the two young entrepreneurs at the helm, took a familiar product and designed it as wearable technology, essentially doing everything that others do, but using a smart phone as its backbone. This makes TLink the lightest, most affordable GPS golf watch on the market,  easy to use and attractive to wear.  For more information visit www.golftlink.com

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      

Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

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National Women's Golf Group Celebrates 25 Years of Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Mar 31 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (PRWEB) - In 1991, most women in the workplace found themselves staffing the office while their male counterparts entertained clients on the golf course.  Nancy Oliver set out to change that and organized a business women's golf clinic in West Palm Beach. That one clinic turned into a movement that became the Executive Women's Golf Association.  By 1995, there were 90 EWGA chapters throughout the United States. Today, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association with chapters located in more than 100 U.S. cities as well as international chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. 

Much has changed in the world of golf in the past 25 years. Most 'men-only' Saturday morning tee times are a thing of the past. Even the esteemed Augusta National added a few women to its membership in 2012.  Yet there is still a great need to welcome more women into the game.

"While we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we also are looking ahead to find more ways to engage women in this great game of golf," says Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA.  "We opened our first collegiate chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)last year and are rolling out a Grads to Golf curriculum for MBA students to add the game as a skill to their resumes."

"We will be celebrating this milestone throughout 2016 and invite everyone to join us as the golf season starts and we hold our 25th Anniversary Celebration," adds Swensen. “It will be a 3-day golf centric experience to get your golf game on track for the season. And, in keeping with EWGA’s culture of welcoming all skill level of golfers into the organization including beginners, there is something for everyone. So come and join in the fun!.”

The EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience will be held in Colonial Williamsburg, VA on April 22-24 with a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The conference package includes a commemorative gift bag, two rounds of golf, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg, several dinners and other meals, parties and numerous fun activities. For more details and to register see http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

With chapters in over 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. A recent survey conducted by the PGA of America found EWGA members annually generate over $63 million in golf-related spending for the golf industry. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from beginners to experienced golfers and a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information see www.ewga.com

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Summit Golf Brands Becomes EWGA Licensed Vendor

Mar 29 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Summit Golf Brands, the company behind some of the country's leading golf brands including EP Pro, EP Sport, Zero Restriction, Fairway & Greene and B.Draddy, has become a national member benefit provider and licensed vendor of the EWGA, offering association-logoed apparel at EWGA national events and online at ShopEWGA.com.

Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

" We welcome Summit Golf Brands as a new licensed vendor for EWGA logoed apparel," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " Their brands give our members more choices of quality sportswear in an array of sizes and styles. Our staff will be wearing EP Pro shirts and Zero Restriction jackets at our upcoming conference in Colonial Williamsburg to further showcase their products to our members."

Open to everyone, the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience has a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The Friday night Marketplace and Welcome Party will include Summit Golf Brands and other leading golf companies showcasing their latest products. For more information or to register see http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

About Summit Golf Brands

Summit Golf Brands delivers exceptional quality products, distinguished styles and unprecedented service, creating the finest golf sportswear that enhances and enriches the lives of all golfers, on and off the golf course. The company's golf apparel brands are Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, EP Pro, EP Sport, and B. Draddy. www.summitgolfbrands.com

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

 

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EWGA Announces GolfBuddy Partnership

Mar 16 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-  GolfBuddy, a leader in the golf GPS and distance-measuring-device industry, has become a partner of the EWGA . The company  will showcase its new LD2, the first golf GPS watch designed especially for women, at the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience April 22-24 in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Aimed at growing the game for women, the partnership includes other EWGA national events and an exclusive deal for EWGA members on all GolfBuddy products.

Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

"We welcome the GolfBuddy partnership and their commitment to women's golf," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " Our national events, such as the upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration in Virginia, give innovative companies like GolfBuddy a unique venue to reach a highly targeted group of influential women from across the country who are avid golfers. We do take fun seriously."

Open to everyone, the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience has a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The Friday night Marketplace and Welcome Party will include GolfBuddy and other leading golf companies showcasing their latest products. http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the EGWA as it aims to promote women’s golf participation across the United States, and we are honored to partner with them to continue to promote the game of golf,” said Harry Jung, president of GolfBuddy. “Here at GolfBuddy, we pride ourselves on introducing new ways for golfers to increase their skill levels and we are looking forward to expanding our presence in the women’s market.”

About GolfBuddy

GolfBuddy is based in La Palma, CA, with product development and course data management centers in South Korea, one of the world's leading suppliers of high-quality electronic products.

For more information about GolfBuddy visit: www.golfbuddyglobal.com.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

12-Year Old Entrepreneur Outfits EWGA Members with Colorful Golf Hats

Mar 9 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The EWGA announces eBob Apparel™ as their newest Member Benefit Provider. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

Ryan Voois may be just 12 years old, but don’t let his age fool you. Ryan is an accomplished junior tournament golfer, a member of The First Tee of Orange County (California), and the founder of eBob Apparel, a company specializing in colorful, stylish golf hats, visors and belts. Ryan started eBob to help his customers (whom he affectionately calls “eBobbers”) look great on the golf course, and is bringing his flair for fashion to EWGA with an exclusive line of EWGA-logoed ladies’ golf hats and visors. In addition, eBob will share its profits from these products with The EWGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the EWGA, which is dedicated to developing and funding education and leadership programs for women of all ages.

" We welcome eBob as our latest Member Benefit Provider and appreciate both the fun, stylish look of Ryan's headwear and the philanthropic nature of our partnership," says Ashley Nelson, EWGA Director of Business Development.  " His company's support for the EWGA Foundation will contribute to our on-going efforts to give back and pay it forward through the game of golf."

Ryan learned to play golf at a very early age from his mom Jessica Smith, a 13-year EWGA member currently with the Orange County. CA Chapter. As Ryan got older he developed a love for wearing colorful golf outfits (a trend that is all the rage on the junior tournament circuit). So he started eBob with the vision that the hat is the center of an attractive golf ensemble. Ryan’s simple and affordable formula for an “eBobber” outfit: start with a stylish, colorful eBob hat, add a solid color shirt and optionally a belt (which eBob also sells) with complementary colors, and voila – the outfit is complete. eBob’s EWGA hats and visors are color coordinated (stitching, eyelets, etc) with the EWGA logo and feature breathable tech fabric, adjustable sizing, colored sweatbands that don’t show sweat or makeup stains, and in some cases, a colored under-visor that casts an attractive glow on the wearer’s face. eBob also has created matching hats and visors with the same accent color so whether you wear a hat or visors, your team can be coordinated.

With their strong connection to EWGA, Ryan and his mom reached out to EWGA to become a sponsor to connect with avid female golfers across the U.S. As a national partner, eBob will be able to market its hats and visors in EWGA e-communications and at on-site events throughout the year. The relationship with EWGA allows eBob to significantly broaden its market reach while building its brand awareness.

“I started eBob selling colorful, coordinated hats and belts because I like to wear lots of bright, matching outfits on the golf course,” said Ryan. “eBob believes the hat is the key to looking great on the course. And when you look great, you are confident, and when you are confident, you play better. We look forward to partnering with EWGA and The EWGA Foundation. As our motto says, ‘Express Your Colorful Self!’ “

For more information about eBob Apparel, visit the company’s website at www.ebobapparel.com or email Ryan Voois at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

 

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

Mar 7 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association), the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States, is pleased to announce their partnership with The First Tee for a third consecutive year.  The two national organizations are working together to help increase female role models and mentoring opportunities.   

With EWGA Chapters in 108 communities throughout the United States and approximately 170 The First Tee chapters nationwide, the partnership is a great way to increase female participation through a welcoming, non-intimidating environment.  For the past two years, EWGA Chapters nationwide have worked with their local chapters of The First Tee through a variety of events to mentor young golfers participating in The First Tee Chapter events.

“Growing women’s participation in golf is critical for EWGA and the industry overall,” says CEO Pam Swensen.  “For 25 years, EWGA has been extending invitations to grow our golf community for women.  Mentoring young golfers is so important to the future of the game.  With EWGA’s national footprint, encouraging our members to get involved with their local The First Tee Chapters provides us with first-hand experience in making a difference in women’s and young girls lives.”

 In 2015, more than 35 EWGA Chapters partnered with their local The First Tee chapter to conduct special events for female participants and contributed more than $21,000 to support The First Tee.  EWGA Chapters and The First Tee Chapters again are partnering to host mentoring events throughout 2016, especially during the month of July when both organizations focus on a Mentoring theme.

“Increasing the number of female golfers is important for The First Tee Chapters.  While currently 38 percent of chapter participants are female, we want to increase that number with the help of our partnership with EWGA Chapters,” said Kelly Martin, The First Tee’s chief operating officer. “Together we can help empower young women to succeed both on and off the course.”

About the EWGA

With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected.  The EWGA holds thousands of golf, social and networking events and opportunities nationwide as well as major national competitions and events.  EWGA members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. The EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.For more information about EWGA visit, ewga.com.

About The First Tee

The First Tee (thefirsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 10.5 million young people in all 50 United States and select international locations.  The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA.  Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair. For more information about The First Tee, visit thefirsttee.org.

 

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