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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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Fair Way Forward™: EWGA Revamps Women-Friendly Golf Course Criteria

Advocacy Program Reflects Research on How to Get More Women into the Game

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, January 26, 2011 – Fair Way Forward™ is an advocacy initiative launched by the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) to encourage golf facilities to embrace the latest research on how to get more women involved in the game. On Friday, January 28 at the PGA Merchandise Show, the program will be introduced to the golf industry as part of the panel "Putting Yourself In Her Shoes" scheduled for 2 pm on the main show floor.

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EWGA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2011 ‘Women On Par®’ Scholarship Program

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., January 20, 2011 - The EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) Foundation now is accepting applications for its 2011 'Women On Par®' scholarship. The program was established in 2008 to provide financial assistance to nontraditional female students – women at least 30 years old. It targets women who need assistance in bolstering their education to allow them to get 'on par' with their peers and to advance themselves, whether professionally or personally.

EWGA membership is not a requirement to apply or receive a scholarship. Applicants are required to be pursuing a technical/vocational degree, associates or bachelor's degree and currently enrolled or accepted to enroll in an accredited school, college or university. For complete eligibility requirements and application forms, see the EWGA Foundation tab at www.ewga.com .

There is a two-step selection process associated with the program. The application period is open from January 1 through March 15, 2011. However, only the first 200 applications received during this time period will be considered and notice will be posted online should the acceptance process be closed early. The second phase will include additional screening by the Scholarship Selection Committee and the 2011 winner of the $1000 scholarship will be announced by June 15.

"The response to our 'Women On Par®' scholarship program validates the enormity of the need to help nontraditional "older" students achieve their educational goals," says Margaret Downey, president of the EWGA Foundation. "Last year we received applications from 47 states as well as Puerto Rico and Canada. We have launched a scholarship fund endowment campaign and hope to be able to expand the program, and in the future help more women get 'on par'. "

Christy Bartlett Women On Par® Scholarship Fund
As part of the Foundation's efforts to expand the program, a special fundraising campaign was rolled out to the EWGA membership. Named in honor of a woman who exemplifies the courage, determination and spirit that is fostered through this scholarship program, the Christy Bartlett Women On Par® Scholarship Fund has an endowment goal of $50,000.

Bartlett, an EWGA member from the Portland, Ore. Chapter, twice has won the EWGA Member-Get-A Member campaign earning the chance to play rounds of golf with Rosie Jones in 2004 and with Laura Diaz in 2007 through her efforts to introduce hundreds of women to the many benefits of golf and belonging to the EWGA. She has been a volunteer at numerous EWGA Championship Finals and Annual Conferences and is an inspiration to all who know her.

"We want to honor Christy for her remarkable spirit, passion for golf and the EWGA. Her name on this scholarship will be a lasting tribute sure to inspire every future scholarship recipient," says Downey. "Christy has touched the lives of so many and this is the best way we can show her how much she means to each of us and the EWGA. " Anyone wishing to make a contribution to this scholarship fund may contact the foundation at (561) 691-0096 x 19 or visit ewga.com and click on the Foundation tab.

The EWGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization formed and supported by the Executive Women's Golf Association. Its mission is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages. Other initiatives include the development of a golf education curriculum, Drive for Dreams outreach program to 'give the gift of golf' and an LPGA-USGA Girls Golf charity event. Over the past seven years, EWGA chapters and the EWGA Foundation have donated over $450,000 to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, making the EWGA one of the largest single contributors to LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, aside from the USGA.

Since it was founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA has enriched the lives of over 100,000 women connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and for fun. EWGA chapters provide a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. A welcoming environment, golf education and player development, and organized play programs are part of the many benefits of EWGA membership.

The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. There are chapters throughout the United States with international chapters in Canada. For more information about the EWGA and its membership, visit www.ewga.com.

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LPGA Commissioner to Speak at EWGA Networking Breakfast for Female Golf Industry Leaders

Reynolds Plantation Hosts 5th Annual Event at 2011 PGA Merchandise Show

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, January 24, 2011 – Michael Whan, the commissioner of the LPGA, will speak at the fifth annual EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) networking breakfast for female golf industry leaders. Hosted by Reynolds Plantation during the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the by-invitation-only breakfast will be on Friday January 28, from 7:30am – 8:30am.

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EWGA Purse Power: 1.7 Million Rounds of Golf per Year

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, January 28, 2010 – Since being founded as the Executive Women's Golf Association in 1991, the EWGA has enriched the lives of over 100,000 women, connecting them through the game of golf.  A survey of former EWGA members found that 84% of these women continued to play golf. And while not quite as avid as current EWGA members – playing on average 28 rounds per year versus 32 rounds – these former and current members represent over 1.7 million rounds of golf each year.

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