Pam Swensen is chief executive officer of the Executive Women’s Golf Association. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, it has more than 14,000 members in 108 major U.S. cities as well as in Canada, South Africa, Bermuda and Italy.
Each month it hosts more than 2,000 events to get women engaged in golf and use it to develop business connections and friendships.
It’s important to know how to play golf because the informal camaraderie and conversation on the course is a business-building opportunity, Swensen said. [More]
Reprinted from the Palm Beach Post By Susan Salisbury - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Photo by Richard Graulich
Test your golf rules knowledge with this Conditions of Competition online quiz. You don't have to play in the EWGA Championship to enhance your rules knowledge. It is however helpful, as a woman golfer to have an understanding of the rules. That's why EWGA Director of Golf Programs, Lisa Becka put together a series of Prep 2 Play tools for EWGA members. You can take your game to the next level this year. Let's Play!
Join us June 26 - 27, 2015 for the EWGA Par 3 Challenge - Palm Beach, benefiting LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. This two-person team competition welcomes all amateur golfers. It’s open to both men and women and features a Best Ball format. Teams will be a mixed (one man/one woman) or two women. Prizes will be awarded in both a Gross and Net division within each category.
This competition is designed to welcome new golfers and experienced golfers alike to test their short game and putting skills in a Par 3 setting. This two-person competition provides you with two opportunities to score and the lower score of the two-some is what’s recorded. No pressure – right?
So get in on the fun by signing up today and taking the challenge!
Getting “outside” is the new “in” this season now that the golf season is here. EWGA is extending an open invitation to participate in one or more of the over 2,000 events being hosted this month across the Association.
Whether it’s weekly league play, 9 or 18-hole weekend play, competitive play or game improvement related, EWGA chapters are hosting events to fit every golfers’ needs and skill levels.
“It’s time to get out and play!” says EWGA’s CEO Pam Swensen. ”We offer a great variety of event formats to meet a busy working woman’s schedule. Sometimes, it takes an invitation to say that women are welcome to get the ball rolling. EWGA provides a fun experience to get women out on the course in a friendly way. From novice to more experienced golfers, you will be comfortable getting in the game and playing with EWGA.”
“This is going to be an exciting season for us with our extensive portfolio of fun events plus our competitive events like the EWGA Championship, the EWGA Cup (Match Play) Series and our new EWGA Par 3 Challenge Series,” says Swensen. “As The Golf Community for Women, we want to make sure that women have a place to go to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf. After all, we take FUN seriously! Just go to ewga.com to find an event near you.”
"I am often asked, what makes the EWGA so special? My response is always — we are a volunteer-based organization. It’s about women helping other women to make a difference in their lives. Are there other women’s golf groups that get women into the game of golf? Yes and many of these are for-profit groups," said EWGA CEO Pam Swensen in her blog, On Par with Pam.
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.
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