October 20 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.– The Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), the largest women-focused national amateur golf association, held its 2016 EWGA Championship Finals at the Lansdowne Resort & Spa in Leesburg, Virginia on Oct. 14 and 15.Katie Brinker of Greenwood, Indiana took the medalist honor for the third consecutive year.
The EWGA Championship is one of the largest women’s amateur golf competitions for all skill levels, including stroke play competition and team scramble competition. More than 2,200 EWGA members participated in local qualifying events and advanced to one of 15 semi-final championships held throughout the summer. This year 226 members from 77 EWGA Chapters in 38 states, Canada and Bermuda advanced to the EWGA Championship Finals, with the two-day, 36-hole event played on the Greg Norman and Robert Trent Jones II courses at the Troon-managed Golf Club of Lansdowne.
Gross and net winners were recognized in five flights of individual stroke play, with the Cincinnati, Ohio Chapter winning the scramble division. Complete results and photos are online at ewgachampionship.com
"For some of our members, the EWGA Championship is their first experience in competitive play," says EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. "It is so rewarding to bring together this diverse group of women from so many places and different backgrounds all united by their passion for the game of golf. New friendships were made and others rekindled in the welcoming spirit that is the EWGA. And, this venue as the mid-Atlantic’s premier golf resort, certainly lived up to its reputation.”
The Lansdowne Resort was selected due to the EWGA’s long-standing partnership with Troon, the leader in golf course management, development and marketing. Utilizing Troon-managed facilities for the EWGA Championship and EWGA Cup events have been positive, due to the quality of golf courses plus the outstanding level of customer service experienced at Troon properties.
“It was truly a great weekend of competition at a wonderful resort venue in Lansdowne” said Kris Strauss, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Troon. “Troon venues are no stranger to hosting EWGA marquee events, with past venues including Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida and the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. Next month, we are excited to welcome the 2016 EWGA Cup Finals back to the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort on November 11 – 12.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 270 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, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International 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.
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016, EWGAis 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. A recent survey conducted by the PGA of America found that EWGA members are avid golfers and 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 new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths.
For more information visit EWGA.