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.
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
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!"
There’s still time to join in the fun and play EWGA Fantasy Golf . To play, simply select a different player for each PGA TOUR event and you will earn the same dollar amount (on paper) that your selected player wins that week.
You must make your picks for the entire year before the January 2015 season begins – so carefully make your selections. If your selected player doesn't play or misses the cut, unfortunately you get a ZERO for that week. It's fun and easy to play. Register to play before the extended deadline of Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST.
Register and pay online to join in this year-long event!
The USGA appoints former EWGA Association Board member, Stasia Collins, of Baltimore, MD, to a one-year term as chairman of the USGA Women's Committee in 2015. Collins succeeds Dot Paluck, of Bernardsville, NJ. Pam Murray, of Richardson, TX, has been appointed to a one-year term as vice chairman.
Milestones for women's achievements, especially in golf, are a cause for great celebration. On Saturday, Suzy Whaley was elected by more than 52% of the delegate votes assembled in Indianapolis at the PGA of America's annual meeting. This is a milestone for the golf industry's leadership. Suzy is on track to become the first female president of this nearly 100 year old organization which is charged with growing golf with the support and influence of its 28,000 PGA professionals from coast to coast. She has worked tirelessly as a crusader for welcoming women in the game as well as youth as a top teacher of this great game. Congratulations Suzy!
As for EWGA, Suzy served on the EWGA Foundation Board in the past and has been a highlight as a speaker and celebrity at several EWGA Conferences in the past. We look forward to our continued involvement with Suzy and the PGA of America as her role evolves. This is great news for golf and for women's golf.
November marks a new year for EWGA Chapter Boards. It is a great time to thank your 2014 volunteer leaders and welcome the new board members who will lead your Chapter in the coming year.
Around the country, Chapters are recognizing and thanking members for their service and saluting Volunteers of the Year.