2015 promises to be a banner year for extreme sports. The winter X-Games had record crowds and the summer is promising to do the same.
Looking to join the ranks is the new kid on the block, H20 Golf™. Founded in Weekee Watchee Springs, Fl this game is gaining a foothold on the alternative golf industry. “I’ve golfed for over twenty years,” said golfer Marion West, “and have lost hundreds of golf balls in water hazards. It is only befitting that I am able to retrieve them and reuse them many times over.”
For more info on H20 Golf™ go to bit.ly/1BMyGES
New for 2015, the Par 3 Challenge is designed to be fun, friendly and fast! This two-person team competition welcomes EWGA members and friends. It’s open to both men and women and will feature a Best Ball format. There will be a mixed division and a women’s division. Prizes will be awarded in both a Gross and Net division within each category.
Five regional qualifiers (Phoenix, AZ; Potomac Shores, VA; Canton, MA;Carmel, NY and Palm Beach, FL) are the prequel to the main event, June 27, 2014 at the Palm Beach Par 3 course in Palm Beach, FL.
Event information and registration can be found on the EWGA Par 3 Challenge site.
The "Women On Par®" Scholarship Program helps women 30 years of age and older who are interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate college education to get ‘on par' with their peers. Started in 2008 and based on need, the Women on Par® Scholarship program has awarded 12 scholarships to deserving women to further their education and realize their dreams.
To apply for the scholarship, visit http://www.ewga.com/index.php/ewga/ewga-foundation.html
Come and have fun at the Spring Launch event nearest you.
Spring is the official launch of Golf Season across the nation. Join us with getting your game back on course. Get ready to play with EWGA.
A ground breaking athlete, Annika Sorenstam still is making headlines. Recently, she was named as one of seven women to become members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Annika’s 15-year professional golf career won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 17 tournaments internationally, and she tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million. In addition, the EWGA presented Ms. Sorenstam with the Leadership Award for her distinguished career.
In 2009, along with Jack Nicklaus, she was named a Global Ambassador by the International Golf Federation and helped to successfully place golf in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Sorenstam’s transition from pro-golfer to entrepreneur has proven very successful. Her ANNIKA brand has continued to thrive well into her post-competitive golf career along with her golf course design firm and Annika Academy in Orlando Florida. Annika has proven that there is life after professional golf.
This year has been a milestone year for 2010 EWGA Leadership Award recipient and LPGA legend Judy Rankin. Judy is a World Golf Hall of Fame Member and 26-time LPGA Tour champion and was named the 2015 Ambassador of Golf by Northern Ohio Golf Charities. All this and she turned 70 on February 18th. Read the Golf Digest salute to Judy Rankin.
Sadena Parks and Cheyenne Woods have known each other since they were 14 years old. Growing up together in the competitive world of tournament golf cemented their relationship, so it is only befitting that they become members of the LPGA Tour together - the first time two African American women have been on the tour at the same time.
Both women have earned playing status to compete in 2015 on the LPGA Tour. They are just the fifth and sixth African-American women to be members of the tour, which was founded in 1950.
"I think it's special that both Sadena and I were able to do it the same year," Woods said. "We've known each other since we were 14 or 15 years old. We grew up playing in the same golf organizations. It's kind of a long time coming.
"And I do think it's significant because of the lack of African-American women in the LPGA. You can name all of them easily because there have been so few." To read the full article, go to ESPNW.
(Photo via @cheyenne_woods on Instagram.)
His love of golf, despite many barriers in his path, strengthened him as he became a beacon for diversity in our game," PGA of America president Derek Sprague said. "By his courage, Dr. Sifford inspired others to follow their dreams. Golf was fortunate to have had this exceptional American in our midst."
EWGA CEO. Pam Swensen eulogizes him in her blog, On Par with Pam
The EWGA invites you to experience team golf combined with friendly competition at the EWGA Par 3 Challenge, a series of par 3 amateur golf tournaments contested in cooperation with nine Troon Golf courses, where we are creating a short-course experience within a regulation 18-hole layout.
Regional qualifying events will take place between February and May at Troon Golf courses across the United States. Follow this link for more information.
The "Women On Par®" Scholarship Program provides financial support to women 30 years of age and older who are interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate college education to get ‘on par' with their peers and advance themselves, both professionally and personally. Since inception, the scholarship program has helped more than half a dozen women realize their dreams.
For further information on the scholarship, follow this link.
The New Year brings a fresh start and new beginnings. Join EWGA while we jump start January with a New You! We are making changes (to be unveiled during the month) as are our members. That's why we call January "New Year, New You!"