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EWGA Foundation Committees Seeking Volunteers

If 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.  


 

 

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]

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]

Bionic Gloves® and EWGA Renew Long-Standing National Partnership

Bionic Gloves®, the leader in golf glove technology, and the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) have extended their long-standing relationship in support of women’s golf. Now in its sixth year, Bionic’s national sponsorship of the EWGA provides EWGA members with a custom Bionic glove designed for the nuances of women’s hands. Additionally, Bionic will continue to donate a portion of the proceeds from its sales to support women in golf. [MORE]

Re-Grip Your Clubs This Off-Season

Get ready for the 2017 golf season by making sure your gear is order and ready to deliver your best scores yet. Start with this guide to learning when and how to replace the grips on your golf clubs to ensure peak performance. [MORE]

Find the Right Golf Ball for Your Game

Most of us know it's important to have our golf equipment properly fit. For example, using the correct clubs that are fit to your swing and body-type can vastly improve your score and your enjoyment of the game. But did you know that there's more to "fitting" than just the clubs themselves? Take your game to the next level by making sure you've been fit for the correct golf ball. [LEARN MORE]

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2017 Women on Par® Scholarship

2017 EWGA Foundation Women on Par Scholarship Applications now being acceptedThe EWGA Foundation Women on Par® Scholarship applications are now being accepted until 200 applications are submitted or April 15, 2017, whichever comes first.

The Women on Par® scholarships provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students, age 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate or Bachelors degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.

Since inception, the scholarship program has helped more than half a dozen women realize their dreams. In 2017, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $1,000 Women On Par® scholarship and one (1) $500 Women On Par® scholarship.

For more information on the Women on Par® scholarship, follow this link.

Chip In, Help Out, Win!

Honda Classic Birdies for Children

Guess the number of birdies made at the 2017 Honda Classic and you could win a new 2017 Honda and help the EWGA Foundation!

How:  Guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic. Donations increments are: $20 (1 guess); $40 (2 guesses); $50 (3 guesses) $100 (6 guesses) or other amount for a maximum of 30 guesses per individual. There are no maximum donations.

Grand Prize: A brand new 2017 Honda vehicle will be awarded to the person guessing closest to the actual number of birdies made in the 2017 Honda Classic (Feb 20-26, 2017).  

Other Prizes: Several great prizes will be awarded based on a random drawing from all participants (Donation not required to be eligible to win) When: Make your donation today through February 22, 2017.

How many birdies? Here are the total birdies made in each of the last ten tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):

  • 2007: 1,116 Birdies
  • 2008: 1,144 Birdies
  • 2009: 1,180 Birdies
  • 2010: 1,181 Birdies
  • 2011: 1,041 Birdies
  • 2012: 1,279 Birdies
  • 2013: 1,244 Birdies
  • 2014: 1,363 Birdies
  • 2015: 1,168 Birdies
  • 2016: 1,246 Birdies

For every donor pledge of $20 or more, the EWGA Foundation receives 100% of the donation PLUS a 10% matching donation from the Honda Classic. There is no risk or expense to the individual or the EWGA Foundation (all costs covered by The Honda Classic). This is a Win-Win for everybody!

Online Donation | Download Word Donation Application | Download PDF Donation Application

Add to the 2017 Hottest Golfer List - Gianna Clemente

Gianna Clemente

Gianna Clemente has been on an 83%  winning streak in golf for three years. It started when she was 5 years old.

"She started at about 2,” her father Patrick Clemente said. “She always had a club in her hand. It runs in the family. She’s always been around the game. She’d be out on the green with me or doing a little putt-putt or something.”

Golf is in the genes for Ms. Clemente. Her father played at Youngstown State while his brother, Colin Clemente, played at Akron. Gianna picked up a club not long after learning how to walk. [MORE]

Live from the 2016 EWGA Cup presented by Guardian!

The 2016 EWGA Cup presented by Guardian is underway in Palm Springs, CA, at the iconic Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa! The 2016 Cup represents the largest gathering of EWGA members in recent history, with over 400 competitors on 50 team from 39 chapters represented at the event. Get ready for a wild ride!
 

What's In Store:

The Competition - Over the next two days, teams of eight women will compete in both four-ball and singles matches across two golf courses to determine the winning team.

Golfzon "Tournament within a Tournament" - For the first time ever, in addition to the on course competition, the teams will also compete in a virtual, simulated tournament. Teams will utilize state-of-the-art simulators provided by Golfzon and compete in both alternate shot and longest drive formats. You can learn more about Golfzon and this unique event in this press release.

The Mark Carenevale Show - Golf personality and SIRIUS/XM Radio host Mark Carnevale will host his aptly named radio show, "The Mark Carenvale Show", live from the EWGA Cup. You can catch the live broadcast both Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th from 7PM - 9PM on Sriius channel 208 and XM channel 92.\

Song Sessions - Singers and songwriters Monty Powell and Anna Wilson will entertain EWGA members in collaborative process of song writing. This wildly entertaining experience will produce an original song that tells the EWGA story, commemorating the association's 25th year anniversary.

You can view the full schedule of events here.
 

How to Follow Along:

Delay of Game due to Frost

Frost Delays on the Golf CourseIf you are taking advantage of some fall golf, chances are this is the time of year that you have to deal with frost delays.  What causes the frost on the course and why do golfers dislike frost delays?  Learn how frost impacts the golf course and why you have to wait to play.  [MORE]

 

What to Eat on the Golf Course

We've all been there: you arrive early at the first tee feeling great, only to reach a stretch of holes on the back nine where you suddenly find yourself tired and depleted.

The secret to feeling spry all round long lies in how you fuel your body, says The A Position:

"For better performance when playing golf, you’ll want to stay away from foods devoid of real nutrition. They will hurt your golf game even though you may not realize it. It is all about the way your body metabolizes food and the combinations in which you eat them. A lot has to do with consuming ‘empty’ calories that really don’t fill you up."

For a detailed list on which foods to fuel up on - and which to avoid - check out this list.