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Share Benefits of A "Business & Birdies" Membership with Your Employer

An EWGA 'Business & Birdies' membership add-on provides business and travel-minded women access to a wide-array of exclusive benefits through ClubCorp. Now you can use this pre-drafted letter, detailing the program's professional benefits, to ask your employer to cover the cost of your "Business & Birdies" membership upgrade.

"I upgraded to a Business & Birdies membership for better networking opportunities and the ability to take clients to exclusive locations using my access to ClubCorp properties," said Cynthia Huymphrey, a TriCities of Tennessee Chapter member. 

Many employers view this type of activity as professional and career development, providing networking opportunities for their travel-minded staff. While the value proposition is unique, the membership is similar to many association memberships that your employer already likely supports, including your local Chamber of Commerce.

"For both work and travel, I find myself taking advantage of the ClubCorp benefits," commented Terri Pearce of the Metro Detroit Chapter. "It's nice to have the ability and opportunity to play while I travel from town-to-town, especially while entertaining business clients and associates. With my Business & Birdies membership, I'm able to take advantage of golf opportunities that are even better than those afforded to my husband who is a PGA Professional.

Share the "Business & Birdies" overview letter with your employer to highlight the positive professional impact this membership can have both on your career and the company's bottom line. The letter, addressed to your employer, explains the benefits of sponsoring your "Business & Birdies" upgrade and the benefits that will be derived as a result. This enhanced membership with the EWGA provides a community of women to build trusted relationships with through the game of golf and a venue to entertain prospective clients or staff while on the road. 

Download the letter now and ask your employer to invest in your professional development and company's bottom line! 

Win a Visit from Jane, EWGA's New CEO

Participate in EWGA's "Beat the Clock" Membership Challenge and help your Chapter win a visit from our new CEO, Jane Geddes!

Jane is an 11-time winner on the LPGA Tour and a 2-time major champion. In addition to her work with the EWGA, Jane continues to compete on the Legends Tour as her schedule allows. We're proud that Jane's competitive background and love for the game embodies what it means to be an EWGA member. Whether it's success on the golf course or in the workplace, Jane sets an example for leading women and EWGA members to aspire towards.

To win, simply invite your friends, co-workers and others to join in the fun and become an EWGA member.

1. Download an EWGA application or encourage your friends to join online
2. Ensure your friend writes your name on the member referral line of the application
3. Have your friends submit their application either online or via mail or fax

Each Chapter has a minimum goal of new members to reach between May 1 – June 30 to be entered into the drawing for Jane to come to your town and meet you. Your Chapter Board can tell you what the membership goal is for your  particular Chapter (it’s between 5 and 18 members depending upon the size of your Chapter). Double or triple the goal and your Chapter will receive additional chances to win!

And that's it! Start your clock now so you don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.

 

Jane Geddes Named CEO of EWGA

Jane Geddes has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), becoming CEO of the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States. She succeeds Pam Swensen, who resigned from the organization after 15 years of service to pursue other opportunities. Geddes most recently served as Executive Director of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) and previously played professional golf, the winner of two major championships and 11 LPGA Tour events.

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Watch: "Who We Are" Music Video

This is our anthem. This is who we are.

During the 2016 EWGA Cup, held in Palm Springs, CA at the iconic Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, over 400 competitors on 50 team from 39 chapters came together for a memorable weekend of competition. They also happened to write a song!

Written in collaboration with Anna Wilson and Monty Powell of Song Sessions, "Who We Are" is the the living, breathing embodiment of everything EWGA. Check out the song and music, and be sure to share with your friends!

Accessorize Your Golf Bag Like the Pros

Your golf clubs aren't the only thing in your bag that matter. Use this guide to make sure your golf bag is well stocked with accessories and ready to go for the upcoming golf season. Our resident LPGA Professional, Le Ann Finger, breaks down exactly what you'll need to be successful this spring. [READ MORE]

How to Pick the Right Golf Clubs for You

Golf club sets come in all shapes in sizes. Some have a full range of irons while others incorporate hybrids and woods. Don't even get us started on how many wedges you should play. So how do you decide what's right for you? Check out this guide to help find the right combination of golf clubs that suits your game. [READ MORE]

Arcis Golf Joins the EWGA Golf Course Network

Arcis Golf, a leading operator of golf courses nationwide, has formed a national partnership with the Executive Women’s Golf Association’s (EWGA) Golf Course Network program to encourage more women to learn and enjoy the game of golf. [READ MORE]

EWGA Foundation Committees Seeking Volunteers

EWGA Foundation Needs a Few VolunteersIf you're looking to gain valuable leadership experience and give back to the EWGA, the EWGA Foundation is currently placing a call for volunteers on two of its most important committees. The two committees in need of volunteers are:

Women on Par Scholarship Committee
The Women on Par Scholarship Committee is primarily tasked with vetting, reviewing and choosing finalists from the Women on Par Scholarship applicant pool. The Women on Par Scholarship assists women over 30 with the undergraduate college education to get 'on par' with their peers. The committee is chaired by Foundation board member Angela Brock-Kyle and has just launched for Spring 2017. Volunteers are asked to spend between two to six hours per month between April 1 and May 15 to review finalists' submissions and identify winners.

Fundraising Committee
The cornerstone of the Fundraising Committee are the group's efforts in support of the USGA-LPGA Girls Golf program. Through this program and others, which the committee will build and support, the EWGA demonstrates its commitment to empowering women through golf. The committee is asking for volunteers who are excited about fundraising and gaining greater participation in EWGA Foundation fundraising efforts from the membership at-large. The committee is chaired by Stacey Baba and is asking for several hours per month of volunteer help month.

If interested in joining either committee, please send an email with your committee preference (either Women on Par or Fundraising) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 15.  

The Importance of Club Fitting

We have all heard it time and time again: it's important to get your golf clubs fitted to your swing. But do you know why and why it matters even more for women? In this week's EWGA Forecaddie we'll take a deep dive into what club fitting is and why it should matter to you. [READ MORE]

Baird Private Wealth Management named Presenting Sponsor of EWGA Cup

The Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) has named Baird Private Wealth Management the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 EWGA Cup series, one of the fastest growing competitive golf events for amateur women. Additionally, Baird Private Wealth Management has reinforced its commitment to developing professional women in the workplace and on the golf course by providing 150 of their associates with premium-level “Business & Birdies” EWGA memberships. [READ MORE]

Gear up for a New Golf Season

The annual PGA Merchandise Show just wrapped up a little over a week ago with more than 1,100 vendors showcasing their equipment, apparel, accessories, etc. to the more than 40,000 people in attendance. Here's a preview of what you can expect from new gear in 2017. [READ MORE]

 

Replace Your Soft Spikes for Peak Performance

In our continuing series about preparing for the upcoming golf season, we turn our attention towards an often overlooked part of your golfing-gear: the spikes on the bottom of your shoes! Here's why, how and when you should replace them. [MORE]