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.

One year since assuming his leadership role as LPGA commissioner in January 2010, Whan will return as guest speaker at the EWGA breakfast. A former executive vice president of TaylorMade Adidas Golf North America and seasoned sports business executive, he quickly captivated the women from the golf industry who attended last year's breakfast.

"The commissioner was such a hit last year that we wanted to invite him back. I know he will offer a candid perspective on his first year and what the future holds for the LPGA and women's golf," says Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA. "We thank Reynolds Plantation for hosting our breakfast again this year and making this annual event such an excellent networking opportunity for dozens of women executives involved in all facets of the golf industry."

The EWGA will be exhibiting at the PGA Merchandise Show in Booth # 4363, highlighting membership and sponsorship opportunities, the EWGA Golf Club Network and the EWGA Fair Way Forward™ advocacy initiative.

Named the "Best of the Best" Golf Community by Robb Report and the community with the "Best Golf" in America by the editors of GOLF Magazine, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, is situated along 374 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. Reynolds Plantation features 117 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the exclusive TaylorMade Kingdom. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. For more information, visit

Founded in 1991, the EWGA is dedicated to connecting women to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. There are chapters throughout the United States with international chapters in Canada. The chapters provide a wide range of golf, social and networking activities for both new and experienced golfers. The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the EWGA and its membership, visit

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