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SUNICE®, EWGA® (EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION®) ENTER INTO SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

 

Montreal, Quebec — Sunice®—which showcases golfwear that embodies the perfect fusion of science and fashion-forward style—has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the EWGA® (Executive Women's Golf Association®), Sunice® announced today.

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Lawren Just Named 2010 EWGA Businesswoman of the Year Award Winner Louisville Golf Course Owner to be Honored at Association Conference

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, March 8, 2011 – Lawren Just, owner of the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course near Louisville, Kentucky has been named the 2010 EWGA Businesswoman of the Year. She will receive the award at the 20th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala Awards Dinner during the 2011 EWGA Golfpalooza (previously known as the association's annual conference) at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida on April 13-16, 2011.

Since 2003, the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) annually recognizes a member who has used her success in business to promote the EWGA and the growth of women's golf. The EWGA Businesswoman of the Year Award salutes exemplary business leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and expert business acumen, skills and talent to achieve success both on and off the golf course.

As owner/operator of the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course and three other companies, Lawren Just is an inspirational business leader in her community. She and her late husband Elmore built the Persimmon Ridge Course in 1988 which they later sold and repurchased in 2001, just weeks before his fatal heart attack. Just persevered this tragedy and nine years later the course is thriving with over $3 million in improvements and is the home of the Kentucky Golf Associations, on land donated by her company. Her other businesses include the real estate company handling sales of lots in Persimmon Ridge, PR Wastewater Management, treating wastewater for the development and the Louisville Golf Club Company, a golf equipment manufacturer.

"Participation in EWGA has benefited both me and my business," says Just "As a host club for leagues, Persimmon Ridge has added tee times as well as more golf shop and dining room business. On a personal level, I have made new golfing friends and now do business with a EWGA member I met on the golf course."

When the Louisville EWGA chapter started, Just used her contacts in other organizations to get more women involved. She is the president-elect for the Louisville chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, past chair of the board of the American Heart Association and recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Mercedes Benz Legends of Women's Golf award for contributions to women's golf. She has five children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has touched the lives of more than 100,000 women by connecting women to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and for fun. This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. There are chapters throughout the United States with international chapters in Canada, each run by volunteer leaders.

The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit www.ewga.com

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EWGA Announces Cleveland Golf as New Supporting Partner And Presenting Sponsor for Four 2011 EWGA Sunday Fun Days PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2, 2011 – Cleveland Golf has become a new Supporting Partner for the EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Associatio

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2, 2011 – Cleveland Golf has become a new Supporting Partner for the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) and will be the presenting sponsor for four EWGA Sunday Fun Day events to be held around the country in 2011. The company also will have a significant presence at the EWGA Golfpalooza (formerly the annual conference) attracting more than 400 women golfers to Amelia Island, Florida on April 13-16.

EWGA Sunday Fun Days presented by Cleveland Golf will be held at select EWGA Championship semi-final venues on the Sunday following the competitive golf and are expected to attract over 150 participants. The event locations include:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (near Tampa)
  • Sunday, July 17 - Horseshoe Bay Resort - Apple Rock Course, Horseshoe Bay, Texas
  • Sunday, August 14 - Independence Golf Club, Midlothian, Virginia (Richmond area)
  • Sunday, August 28 - Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Pullman, Wash.

"Cleveland Golf is an excellent partner and presenting sponsor for the EWGA Sunday Fun Days that we are introducing this year," says Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA. "These events extend the camaraderie of our semi-final competitions, connecting more women throughout the association and familiarizing them with all of the Cleveland brands."

Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, Never Compromise® and Cleveland Classics™ apparel are brands owned by SRI Sports Limited. With corporate headquarters based in Kobe, Japan, SRI Sports is the fourth largest golf company in the world, as well as one of the world's leading patent holders in golf ball technology. For more information, visit online at www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, www.nevercompromise.com and www.clevelandclassicsapparel.com.

"We are thrilled to partner with such a great organization and look forward to working together for many years to come," says Jilayne Lovejoy, Product Manager of the Women's Category at Cleveland Golf. "The EWGA has done so much for women's golf in the past 20 years. We hope that the EWGA Sunday Fun Days will be yet another way for women to get involved in the game."

Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has enriched the lives of more than 100,000 women connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. With over 120 chapters throughout the United States, as well as international chapters in Canada, the EWGA delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers.

A 2010 survey of EWGA members conducted by the PGA of America found that the average EWGA member plays 35 rounds per year. EWGA members spent an average of $4,533 on golf activities, merchandise and golf related travel, with each local EWGA chapter annually generating $550,000 in golf related spending and an average of 4,300 rounds of golf. A survey of former EWGA members found that 90% of these women continued to play golf. While the former EWGA member survey did not include golf-related travel, this group's golf spending accounted for $98 million, totaling over $168 million and 1.7 million rounds of golf per year.

The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit www.ewga.com

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2011 ‘Women On Par®’ Scholarship Application Period Ends March 15

Program Offers Financial Aid to Nontraditional Students – Women 30 and Older

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., February 18, 2011 - The application period for the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) Foundation's 2011 'Women On Par®' scholarship program ends on March 15. Established in 2008, the program was created to provide financial assistance to nontraditional female students – women at least 30 years old – women like Marilyn Bunag of San Francisco, Calif., a 39-year old single mother of four children.

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Who: EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association)
A nationwide organization with over 125 chapters providing a wide range of golf, social and networking opportunities for new and experienced golfers

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Recipes for Success – On and Off the Course

"Recipes for Success – On and Off the Course" - EWGA Foundation Cookbook Offers Delicious Collection of Recipes & Golf Games from Members and Golf Notables

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., February 15, 2011 – In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA Foundation is publishing "Recipes for Success – On and Off the Course", a fundraising cookbook with more than 380 recipes – and golf games contributed by EWGA members from across the country and noted friends in the golf industry.

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CLEARVIEW’S BILL POWELL TO BE RECOGNIZED POSTHUMOUSLY BY N.J. NETS

Renee Powell to accept dad's honor and make appearance on "Good Morning America"

EAST CANTON, OHIO – Feb. 8, 2011 – In this the 65th anniversary year of Clearview Golf Club, the accomplishments and legacy of the late William Powell continue to resonate not just locally but around the country.

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EWGA to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at 2011 Golfpalooza

Leadership Development, Business Networking & Golf Experience in Amelia Island

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, February 7, 2011 – Hundreds of women golfers from throughout the United States and Canada will gather in Amelia Island, Florida on April 13-16 for the 2011 EWGA Golfpalooza (formerly known as the EWGA Conference). This four-day event promises an action packed array of leadership development and business networking opportunities plus a wide selection of fun golf tournaments for players of all skill levels. Held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, the event also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association).

The opening day includes a keynote presentation by Disney Institute, "Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence", leadership development sessions, optional golf and a welcoming cocktail reception, buffet and marketplace. Golf broadcaster and World Golf Hall of Fame LPGA player Judy Rankin will be honored with the 2010 EWGA Leadership Award.

The Thursday keynote, "Think Like an Athlete" is presented by Mariah Burton Nelson, executive director, American Association for Physical Activity & Recreation," followed by learning labs, an industry panel and golf instruction opportunities. The evening festivities are the EWGA Foundation's "Fun-Raising Tailgate Party" with minute-to-win-it games, fashion show and silent auction.

Stina Sternberg, senior editor of Golf Digest presents the Friday morning keynote "A Funny Thing Happened at the Golf Course..." followed by the Try, Test & Buy Fest of golf equipment and product demos and a choice of golf events. The 20th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala Awards Dinner ends the day honoring EWGA volunteer leaders.

Saturday offers more optional golf played on the Ocean Links, Oak Marsh and Amelia River courses and a final celebration " EWGA Party Like its 1991" dinner, dancing and bonfire on the beach. For more information and registration, visit the Events section at www.ewga.com

"Every woman deserves to experience the EWGA Golfpalooza," says Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA. "It is truly a celebration and rejuvenation of the spirit that founded our organization 20 years ago -- bringing together a diversity group of enthusiastic and talented women, bonded by their love of the game."

Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has enriched the lives of more than 100,000 women connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. This tax exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers at local chapters throughout the United States and international chapters in Canada. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information, see www.ewga.com 

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MADCAPZ Golf Headwear Named Licensed Vendor for the EWGA

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, February 2, 2011 -- MADCAPZ has been designated as a licensed vendor of the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association). MADCAPZ manufactures and sells a line of women's stylish, fun and colorful golf headwear. The company will offer EWGA members its' award winning MADCAPZ women's caps and visors emblazoned with the EWGA logo, as well as exclusive discounts on all product lines.

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Women’s Golf PGA Merchandise Show Presentation

Who: Pam Swensen, CEO, EWGA (Executive Women's golf Association) as moderator
Le Ann Finger, PGA, national promotions specialist, PGA of America

What: "Putting Yourself in Her Shoes: Your Course Playbook for a Winning Season"
Fast-paced interactive 50 minute session promises to offer insights and practical low-cost/no-cost strategies to jump start and expand women's golf programs.

When: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 2:00pm – 2:50pm

Where: PGA Equipment Forum Stage

Highlights: A "football game day" themed lineup includes:

  • Kick-Off – Test your female playbook – why she buys 
  • First Qtr – Drafting the Female Customer – Marketing and Social Media Barb Kaufman, president, Kaufman & Associates
  • Second Qtr – Creating the Customer Service Experience Kathy O'Neal, senior vice president, ClubCorp Diane Davis, PGA, 2010 N. FL Merchandiser of the Year, Walt Disney World Golf
  • Halftime – Health and Fitness Katherine Roberts, founder and president, YogaForGolfers
  • Third Qtr – Delivering an Even Playing Field Arthur Little, senior trustee, The Little Family Foundation
  • Jan Beljan, owner and designer, Jan Beljan Golf Course Design
  • Fourth Qtr – Scoring Big – Programs and Services for s Winning Season, Cheryl Anderson, PGA, LPGA, 2006 LPGA Teacher of the Year, Mike Bender Golf Academy
  • Post-Game Interviews – Q & A

About EWGA
Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has touched the lives of more than 100,000 women connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. This tax-exempt association delivers a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. Current and former EWGA members represent over $168 million in golf related purchases and 1.7 million rounds of golf per year. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit Booth # 4363 or www.ewga.com 

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EWGA Launches “EWGA Golf PROmotion”

Helping LPGA & PGA Professionals Promote Their Business

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, January 26, 2011 – The EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) has developed a new program, "EWGA Golf PROmotion" to help LPGA and PGA golf professionals promote their business and services to the organization's nearly 20,000 members.

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World’s Largest Amateur Women’s Golf Competition Begins in April

Semi-Final Venues Announced; JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Willow Desert Golf Club to Host Finals for 2011 EWGA Championship

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., February , 2011 – The EWGA Championship, considered the world's largest amateur women's golf competition, starts in April at local chapters of the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association). From April through July, depending on the area's golf season, local competitions will be held by the more than 120 EWGA chapters found throughout the United States and Canada.

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