U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship in 2015

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced the opening of entries for the inaugural U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, in Bandon, Ore.  The event takes place in May 9-13, 2015 and is the first new event added to the USGA's competition roster in more than 25 years. 

Players may register online for the championship through 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Qualifying will take place in this fall and early spring of 2015.  

"The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships represent the USGA's commitment to support and advance amateur competition," said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. "This format is broadly popular in all 50 states and at golf clubs nationwide and should produce spirited team play, camaraderie and enjoyment for both the players and spectators."

Visit the USGA website for additional information.


EWGA and Mentoring

EWGA is focusing on mentoring during the month of July. How does mentoring work with golf? I have a great personal story to share on how these 2 work together. I didn’t start playing golf until my children were going off to college. I had the good fortune to be invited to a EWGA Kick off event. I went and had a great time but I didn’t know anyone there. I joined EWGA because I wanted to learn the game. I spent the next 2 years taking lessons and clinics offered through our chapter. I met women at the clinics but didn’t feel confident going out on the course. Our local chapter offered a mentor-ing program and I signed up for it. I live out in Suffolk so had the good luck to be assigned a mentor close to home. Missy called me up and invited me to lunch. We hit it off and she would be my cart buddy at events. I learned about course eti-quette, when to pick up my ball and how to use the rules to my advantage. I gained a great friend who offered me encouragement with my game, involved me with the chapter leader-ship and helped me meet a wonderful group of women who love the game of golf. If you are a mentor in this year’s program, reach out to your mentee and help her learn the game. Sched-ule time with her and get to know her. If you are the mentee, say YES when your mentor calls and reaches out to you. You could gain so much more than golf skills!

This article is reprinted from the EWGA Hampton Roads From Tee to Green newsletter.

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Make a Positive Impact - Be a Mentor

Having a female role model for a young girl makes a difference.  Girls learning and playing the game of golf will have a friend both on and off the course. 

The month of July is Mentoring month for all EWGA Chapters. So catch the spirit,  be a mentor and make a difference.

Summer Sales Fever

Our 4th of July Sale is hot, hot, hot! Clearance and Sales items are quickly disappearing. Be sure to get yours before it's gone! SaleSyndicated-Content-TemplateJuly4thSale

EWGA Championship 1st Round Qualifers Now in Session

The heat is on with the local EWGA 1st round qualifiers at the local Chapter level.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to compete in the largest women's amateur competition in the world.

For more information, follow this link.patayers

Sandy Cross on The EWGA Forecaddie


Join EWGA Director of Player Development for her monthly EWGA Forecaddie on Tuesday, June 24 when she hosts Sandy Cross, Director of Women's and New Market Initiatives at The PGA of America.     

In her role, Sandy is helping The PGA of America as they focus on inviting women to play and ensure they feel welcome when they come to a golf facility.  They are working to implement programs that not only introduce women to golf in a comfortable setting, but keep them coming back for more.  In addition, Sandy just completed eight years on the EWGA Board of Directors and will share her insight on that experience.  



Desane Blaney is our June Guest on EWGA's Web Cafe

Join EWGA CEO Pam Swensen in the EWGA Web Cafe' Online webinar on June 12, 2014 when she interviews Desane Blaney, Executive Director at the Association for Golf Merchandisers.

Tune in at 1:00 PM (EDT) to learn about the over 1200 members that supply golf shops across the country.

To register, EWGA members can go to the EWGA Member Clubhouse or get the link from the EWGA Connections newsletter.desaneblaney

Back to Black - EWGA Women's Golf Apparel

This EWGA logoed Cutter & Buck 'Winner' Sleeveless Polo helps keep you cool in the hot summer months, especially during the heat of competition! The moisture wicking Winner features solid self fabric collar with five button placket, contrast inside collarstand, stitched down armhole facings, flattering princess seaming, and a C&B pennant on the back half moon. Machine wash cold delicate. 100% Polyester. SKU: EWGA-LAK02436

Price: $35.00 + tax & shipping



May Celebrates EWGA's National "Nine & Unwind"

May brings a nation-wide celebration, EWGA's  'Nine & Unwind'. EWGA Chapters across the country are participating and are encouraging others in their community new to golf to come to a relaxing event and learn about EWGA. Follow this link to find an EWGA celebration near you.


EWGA OnCourse at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open

Few championships garner the passion as the U.S. Women's Open. This year is an historic year for the tournament in that the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open are being played on the same course (Pinehurst #2).

Join other EWGA members with a golf getaway to remember. This package includes: Four (4) day pass to the air-conditioned pavilion Trophy Club, to watch live coverage of the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, transportation to and from the U.S. Women's Open, golf at National Golf Club and Pine Needles and meals. Hurry, this offer is limited to the first 20 individuals! 

Event Schedule:

Wednesday, June 18 - Evening Welcome Reception Dinner

Thursday, June 19 - Breakfast at National Golf Club Cornerstone Restaurant
Round 1 of U.S. Women's Open
Afternoon Golf at National Golf Club
Dinner to follow.

Friday, June 20 - Breakfast at national Golf Club Cornerstone Restaurant
8 AM Shot Gun Start - Golf at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Lunch to follow
Round 2 of U.S. Women's Open

Saturday, June 21 - Breakfast, Round 3 of U.S. Women's Open

Sunday, June 22 - Breakfast, Final Round of U.S. Women's Open

Event Date: June 18-22, 2014
Location: National Golf Club, 1 Royal Troon Drive, Village of Pinehurst, NC 28374
Registration Fee: EWGA Executive Distinction Member - $685
All other EWGA members or guests: $725

Accomodations: National Golf Club - Limited single occupancy available - Shared accomodations preferred due to limited cottages in the EWGA room block. Room Rate: $150++ per room/per night.

To register for this event, call Amanda at 561-691-0096 ext. 12. Space is filling up fast, so don't delay.
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May Web Cafe' Kim Thomas from G.C. Specialists

EWGA CEO Pam Swensen will be interviewing Kim Thomas on the May edition of the "EWGA Web Cafe" series. Kim is a charter member of the EWGA Washington DC Metro Chapter and has served in a multitude of volunteer leadership roles for the EWGA. She is currently the President & Principal of Golf Course Specialists Inc. and is passionate about golf being a game for everyone.

Whether it's managing a multi-million dollar facility or providing a link to the game for underserved youth, under her leadership, Golf Course Specialists has survived and thrived in the Washington, DC area. Her team is committed to providing public facilities and programs that are welcoming, value driven and accessible to diverse and non-traditional audiences. 

Join these two dynamic women on Thursday, May 15th at noon eastern/ 9:00 a.m. pacific. Members can register in the Member Clubhouse or use the link provided in the EWGA Connections newsletter.

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Hurry EWGA Foundation Auction Ends Monday

The EWGA Foundation wants to give you the opportunity to participate in a fundraising auction in honor of Mother's Day. We've selected seven great items from golf getaways, to golf clubs and accessories! We invite you to bid and support the EWGA Foundation. Hurry, the auction ends Monday at 5 p.m.pinehurst