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EWGA Names Brian McNulty as Association's First CFO

September 21 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-- Brian  McNulty has been named the Chief Financial Officer for the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA). Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

Prior to joining EWGA, McNulty was the Chief Financial Officer at Colloquy, formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., a Graham Holdings Company, which partnered with leading universities to develop and grow online degree programs.  He has more than 15 years of budgeting, analysis and financial leadership experience across a wide range of industries including payroll processing, theme parks and banking. McNulty is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder with a Bachelor's degree from Oglethorpe University and a MBA from the Yale School of Business Management.

"Brian has excellent financial acumen and demonstrated leadership," says Hilary Tuohy, President, EWGA Association Board of Directors. "The new position of CFO marks an evolution for our organization, bringing more analytics and due diligence into everything we do."

EWGA is a tax exempt 501(c)(6) membership association headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A recent survey conducted by the PGA of America found that EWGA members are avid golfers and annually generate over $63 million in golf-related spending for the golf industry.

"We welcome Brian to our management team," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " His experience and expertise will help us maximize our service to members and continue our strong role in bringing more women into the game of golf.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths.

For more information visit EWGA.    

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EWGA Welcomes VM Golf, Maker of the Lite Caddie, as a National Licensed Vendor

September 7 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- VM Golf, creator of the Lite Caddie Cart Bag, is a new national  licensed vendor of the EWGA.  Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

VM Golf’s premier product is a lightweight, balanced bag that attaches to the primary golf bag when riding in a golf cart, allowing golfers to carry the clubs needed from cart to hole.  This innovative product takes the guesswork out of the game, ensuring that  golfers can easily carry the clubs they need, facilitating pace of play.

Water resistant and weighing only eight ounces, the Lite Caddie rolls up to compactly store in a standard cart bag. The shoulder strap and hook make it comfortable and easy to use. Golfers simply take the clubs they may need to walk from their second shot to the hole. Holding up to 9 clubs, the Lite Caddie also can be used as a walking bag. The Lite Caddie Cart Bag sells for $39, with 15% of all sales going to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program.

“I’m honored with this new EWGA partnership,” said Vince Marvaso, developer and designer of the Lite Caddie Golf Bag and founder of VM Golf.  “I think this bag is perfect for all levels of golfer and is extremely versatile. EWGA members are the avid golfers who will value the convenience and usefulness of a Lite Caddie.”

 Based on a recent survey conducted by the PGA of America, EWGA members annually play an average of 42 18-hole equivalent rounds and spend an average of $5,356 per member on golf activities, equipment and golf-related travel. In total, EWGA members account for more than $63 million in golf related purchases.

About VM Golf

Based in Fairfax, Virginia, VM Golf is privately owned and operated by Vince Marvaso.  The inspiration for the Lite Caddie Cart Bag came while he was playing golf with cart path-only rules in effect. Realizing there had to be a better way to bring the right club from the cart, the Lite Caddie Cart Bag was born. For more information about the Lite Caddie Golf Bag, call 703-297-7334 or visit www.vmgolf.net.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      

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EWGA Foundation Awards Two 2016 Women on Par® Scholarships

August 9 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Brenda Bertram from Fond du Lac, WI and Candice Desiree Mitchell  from Ashville, NC  have been awarded 2016 Women On Par Scholarships from the  EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) Foundation.

Now in its eighth year, this scholarship program provides financial support to women  30 years of age and older who want to begin or complete their undergraduate education to get ‘on par’ with their peers.

Bertram and Mitchell were awarded the scholarships based on need and their remarkable stories of perseverance and determination to further their education. Both women were thrilled to learn that the EWGA Foundation is helping to make their dreams a reality.

" Every year, we  learn of so many women who are returning to school to further their education and personal circumstances," says Nona Footz, President, EWGA Foundation Board of Directors. " We are pleased to be able to help these two very deserving women. It is through the generosity of EWGA members and others that we can continue to 'pay it forward'  with this annual Women on Par Scholarship program."

In her forties, Bertram is pursuing a degree in business management while being the sole provider for her four children and disabled husband. Since 2008, when her husband was injured in a construction accident, Bertram has endured a series of family tragedies and overcome numerous hardships, working as a waitress to support her family.

"By returning to school, I took the initiative to get our lives back to as normal as possible," said Bertram. "One of the reasons I am majoring in business is because I believe the skills I have developed through the years of struggle, the extra responsibilities I had to assume, and the obstacles I have had to overcome will be useful in the business world. My goal is to get my family back 'on par' and this scholarship will help. Thank you  EWGA  Foundation."

Thirty-one year old Mitchell is a single mom and cancer survivor working toward a nursing degree. She left an abusive marriage and underwent cancer surgery and now works several jobs as a housekeeper and personal assistant to support herself and daughter.

" This scholarship will help me maintain a balance between working to support my family and retaining the flexibility and time I need to attend classes and study," said Mitchell. " I want to give my daughter the example of a strong independent role model. Becoming a nurse is a profession I can be proud of and where my skill and compassion will be useful and necessary.  I know from experience that in medical difficulties it is often the nurses who have the most personal contact with the patient. If I can make life easier for a person or family, I will consider that day a success."

Information and application forms for next year's Women on Par Scholarships will be available online on January 1, 2017 on the EWGA Foundation website.  To make a contribution to the EWGA Foundation’s Women On Par scholarship fund contact the Foundation at (561) 691-0096 x 12 or visit www.ewgafoundation.com to donate online.

About the EWGA Foundation

Established in 2003 as the charitable arm of the EWGA, the mission of the EWGA Foundation is to develop and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages. The Women On Par Scholarship Program is at the core of the Foundation’s vision of enriching women’s lives through the game of golf.

About EWGA

With chapters in over 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. A recent survey conducted by the PGA of America found EWGA members annually generate over $63 million in golf-related spending for the golf industry. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from beginners to experienced golfers and a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information see www.ewga.com

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Marriott Golf Becomes National Partner of EWGA as Portfolio of Domestic Golf Facilities Join the EWGA Golf Course Network

August 4 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- EWGA welcomes Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators, as a new National Partner.  Marriott Golf's portfolio of domestic properties is now a member of the EWGA Golf Course Network, offering special access and playing privileges to EWGA members.  Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

"We salute Marriott Golf for their commitment to growing and supporting women's golf," says Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA. "The EWGA Golf Course Network is designed to connect our members, which consist of avid women golfers, with playing opportunities at Marriott Golf’s premier collection of facilities.”

Facilities participating in the EWGA Golf Course Network will offer EWGA members reduced fees for play, practice or instruction and may offer special rates for apparel and food and beverage purchases. Offers may vary by facility and are listed on EWGA's 'members-only' website. Additionally, each respective facility receives a complimentary EWGA membership for a staff member to join a local chapter.

"We are committed to supporting the growth of women’s golf, and this partnership with the EWGA will be mutually beneficial on both the National and grassroots level,” said Brett Stark, Senior Director of Marketing and eCommerce, Marriott Golf. “The complimentary memberships provide our golf staff the opportunity to get more closely connected with EWGA members on the chapter level.”

Based on a recent survey conducted by the PGA of America, EWGA members annually play an average of 42 18-hole equivalent rounds and spend an average of $5,356 per member on golf activities, equipment and golf-related travel. In total, EWGA members account for more than $63 million in golf related purchases.

About Marriott Golf

Marriott Golfmanages courses in 11 countries across four continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Gaylord Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy.  Marriott has managed golf operations since 1971 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators.  Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises. For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      

Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1                 

 

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TLink Golf Joins EWGA to Make August 'Pay It Forward' Month

August 2 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.and Calgary, Alberta, Canada - TLink Golf Inc., developer of the world’s lightest GPS golf watch and activity tracker, has introduced a Buy One, Gift One promotion in conjunction with EWGA's "Pay It Forward" theme during the month of August. For every TLink soldas part of the Pay It Forward programduring the month, the company will donate a TLink for the purchaser to give to their local LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program.

"TLink is thrilled to participate in Paying it Forward. As a young and growing company,  we have directly benefited from the generous support of individuals with the fundamental principal of paying it forward," says  Rod Brown, COO of TLink Golf. "Those who mentor our youth through the game of golf provide a platform that creates confidence, requires perseverance, builds positive self-esteem and healthy lifestyles. Buy One Gift One is intended to support Girl’s Golf and encourage mentoring with the goal of bringing more women into the game."

To participate in the Pay It Forward program of Buy One, Gift One and support LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, go to http://www.golftlink.com/shop.htmland use promo code: GIRLS-GOLF. With each purchase using this code, TLink will gift a EWGA custom TLink for the mentor to provide a young golfer with a GPS watch to support and improve their game.

" Our August theme of 'Pay It Forward' resonates on so many levels," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " Our members and Chapters are very dedicated to giving back and 'paying it forward', especially in their support of Girls Golf. The TLink Buy One, Gift One promotion complements this commitment and benefits everyone."

About Girls Golf

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf ) is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for ages 6 to 17 to learn the game of golf, with more than 300 Girls Golf sites in communities across the country.

About TLink Golf, Inc.

TLink is a golf lifestyle company improving the way golfers receive essential yardage information and track their activities both on and off the course.  TLink’s lightest and most affordable GPS Watch measures front, middle, back yardage to the green on over 30,000 courses worldwide. TLink tracks steps, distance and calories burned. The company offers a customization program for corporate, tournament or VIP gifts, with very small minimum orders.  For more information, visit www.golftlink.com

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

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ATTENTION: EWGA Introduces Military Member Discounts

July 26, 2016 |  Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - To honor and recognize military members for their sacrifices and patriotic service, EWGA now offers Military Membership Discounts. Both active personnel and retired veterans can qualify with appropriate military ID submitted with their application.  

Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016.  It is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

The  Military Membership application can be found at EWGA.comunder the 'Membership' tab at the top of the page, under ‘Levels & Benefits’. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find a link to download the application for this new membership option and additional information.

" We want to thank the women who serve in our country's military," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " They deserve to be recognized with an added incentive to join the EWGA. We appreciate the sacrifices they have made and hope that by offering a military membership discount they will feel especially welcomed into our national community of women golfers."

Current EWGA members who qualify for a military discount should contact EWGA headquarters and provide appropriate military ID before their next membership renewal.  For questions regarding this discount or other membership questions call (561) 691-0096 ext. 110 or ext. 111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      

 

Golfweek Renews as Supporting Partner of EWGA

July 15, 2016 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL Golfweek renews as a Supporting Partner of EWGA with the new agreement including a weekly Golfweek article in the Association's e-newsletter and complimentary EWGA memberships for some of the brand's key female employees. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

"We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of Golfweek as an EWGA Supporting Partner," said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Beth Ann Nichols is such a well-respected golf journalist and brand ambassador for Golfweek. We are delighted to add a Golfweek Corner to our weekly Connections newsletter, with links to her insightful writing."

The complimentary memberships will allow key women in Golfweek to participate and network with EWGA members at local, regional and national events.

"We're excited to continue this partnership because we know that EWGA members share our passion for the game of golf," said Patti Green, president of Turnstile Media Group, Golfweek's parent company. "We congratulate the Association on its 25th anniversary and ongoing commitment to bringing and keeping more women in the game."

A recent PGA of America survey found that EWGA represents more than $63 million in annual golf-related spending, with members playing an average of 42 18-hole equivalent rounds each year.

About Golfweek
Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, the Golfweek Digital Network, Golfweek Events, Golfweek Custom Media, The Golf Wire and TurfNet.com. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Media Group, which specializes in developing diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Central Florida Senior and Turnstile Connect.

About EWGA
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.

Twitter: @ewga Facebook: ewga1

Contact:
Angie Niehoff, 561-868-0297 or 305-582-7450, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Troon and EWGA Renew Supporting Partnership


Multi-faceted partnership designed to grow participation in the game among women golfers and enhance value for EWGA members

 

 

June 16 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association), the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States and Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development and marketing, announced the renewal of a multifaceted Supporting Partnership designed to increase women participating in golf, grow activities for EWGA members and provide additional value/benefits to EWGA members.

Troon and the EWGA's Supporting Partnership includes the following elements: 
• Cross-marketing between EWGA and Troon marketing channels to grow women's golf activities and participation
• Inclusion of Troon/Troon Rewards participating facilities to the EWGA Golf Course Network 
• Collaboration on EWGA events and tournaments at Troon-managed facilities
• Troon support and partnership of Troon - EWGA Hole-In-One Club
• Preferred Troon Card pricing for EWGA Members 
• Creation of new EWGA "Fun Trips" for EWGA Members to visit exciting Troon destinations such as California, Arizona, Hawaii and Bermuda to name a few 

"We are excited to continue our partnership with the EWGA," said Ryan Walls, senior vice president, operations, Troon. "We are wholly committed to growing the number of women participating in the game. Our new Get Into Golf program is perfect for women (or men) who are newer to the game, have never picked up a club, or have very little golf knowledge and knocks down all of the reasons it is difficult to try the sport. Instructors introduce the basics of the game in a fun, affordable and no-pressure atmosphere and the facilities provide all of the golf equipment for the participants."

As part of the Troon and EWGA relationship, 60 Troon-managed facilities in the United States have joined the EWGA Golf Course Network - the EWGA's premiere listing of facilities that market their amenities to EWGA members and welcome new players, while showcasing their efforts to grow women's golf. 

"We are delighted to utilize two of Troon's premier managed venues to host our two marquee competitive events in 2016 - the EWGA Championship Finals at Landsdowne Resort in Virginia and the EWGA CUP Finals at Westin Mission Hills in California," said EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. "This continued partnership with Troon and their incredible golf facilities provides us with a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate how EWGA members take fun seriously even when competing. Plus Troon properties are indeed a hit with our members."

About Troon 
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a "Top 100" ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit Troon.com.

About EWGA
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. 

For more information about the EWGA and membership, visit ewga.com .

EWGA Welcomes New Relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore

June 07 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- EWGA has forged a new relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore that includes special local events for EWGA Chapters and a complimentary EWGA membership for some of the retailer's female associates. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

"We welcome this new relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Many of our Chapters already are working closely with their local PGA TOUR Superstore. This new relationship encourages greater involvement, offering EWGA memberships to Superstore female employees as well as special events and offers for our Chapters and all members who shop at PGA Tour Superstore."

The program is designed to help local PGA TOUR Superstore associates cultivate and network with women in the community who are avid golfers and to build relationships with the local EWGA Chapter. A recent PGA of America survey found that the average EWGA Chapter accounts annually for nearly $600,000 in golf related spending.

About PGA TOUR Superstore

PGA TOUR Superstore is as passionate about improving your game as you are about playing it. They demonstrate this every day by providing golf and tennis players alike with unparalleled selection, exceptional services and guaranteed low prices to help you take things to a whole new level because of their affiliation with the PGA TOUR, every golfer has access to the same technology, expertise and TOUR Van experience that the card-carrying professionals do. PGA TOUR Superstore is the PGA TOUR's exclusive partner for off-course/off-airport golf retailing.PGA Tour Superstore has more than 25 retail locations in 13 states and is owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, Georgia.

Instagram & Twitter: @pgatss                        Facebook.com/PGATOURSuperstore

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      

Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

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EWGA Par 3 Challenge to Benefit LPGA*USGA Girls Golf

June 01 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- On Saturday June 25th,  the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) will hold its second annual EWGA Par 3 Challenge to benefit LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. The venue is the beautiful Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course in Palm Beach Florida. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this spectacular 18-hole facility has twice been named the "Best Par 3 in the U.S." by Golf Digest.

The format is a two-person team event (four-ball stroke play) designed to welcome newer golfers into a competitive environment. Teams of either two women or a man and woman can compete in the gross or net division. Each person plays his/her own ball the entire hole with the lower of the two scores counting as the team score for the hole.

The festivities begin with a Friday night welcome reception in downtown West Palm Beach. Saturday breakfast and awards luncheon are at Al Fresco's, the ocean front, second floor restaurant above the Par 3 Golf Shop.  For more information and to register see ewgapar3.com

About Girls Golf

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf ) is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. EWGA Chapters and the EWGA Foundation are strong, long-time supporters of this nationwide program with more than 300 Girls Golf sites in communities across the country. Girls Golf sites prepare girls ages 6 to 17 for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while also inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lives.

About EWGA

Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. It is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.  The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. The EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

For more information visit EWGA.    

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EWGA Delivers Avid Golfers and $63 Million Annually to Golf Industry

May 17 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) represents more than $63 million  in annual golf-related spending, according to a recent EWGA member survey conducted by the PGA of America. With over 100 chapters throughout the United States and using 111 members as a chapter average size, each chapter represents nearly $600,000 in golf-related spending.  

"EWGA members are great customers who love the game and EWGA," says Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA.  "This purse power is real. Collectively, our membership represents millions of dollars in economic clout, both in their golf-related spending and as the primary purchasing decision maker within their households. EWGA at 25 years young continues to be the “go-to” golf community for women. I invite companies to connect with us that want to reach this influential consumer group.”

EWGA has been opening doors and welcoming women into golf for 25 years. These women take both golf and fun seriously, with members playing an annual average of 42 18-hole equivalent rounds. Chapters across the EWGA footprint generate 4,600 rounds per year in their communities. 

Each year, May through September, EWGA Chapters across the country host leagues, clinics, golf events and social gatherings providing more than 2,500 monthly opportunities for women to get connected through the game of golf.

“Golf and EWGA deliver so much for a women's well-being,” adds Swensen. “From business connections, fun-themed golf experiences, fundraisers to competitive play, we provide options to get outside, de-stress and develop friendships for a lifetime and perhaps win a prize or two!  We invite all women to join us and get more out of this great game of golf."

Founded in 1991, EWGA is the only women’s golf community with a national chapter footprint in more than 100 major cities in the United States as well as international chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.   The EWGA golf community for women is comprised of a broad range of golfers from beginners to experienced players who take fun seriously. Annually, EWGA hosts thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Members are accomplished, interesting professional women from a collection of diverse backgrounds. EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. For more information see www.ewga.com

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EWGA Welcomes VK Sport as National Sponsor

May 10 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - VK Sport, offering fashion, function and the perfect fit to women golfers has become a national sponsorfor the EWGA. Founded in 1991 as the Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with Chapters located in more than 100 cities as well as international Chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

Using the most modern fabrics and innovative styling, VK Sport delivers a product that is superior  to any traditional female golf fashions.  From the urban sport dress to the diagonal-cut skort and Euro-zip polo, the VK Sport line offers a fashion-forward selection like no other.

“VK Sport is the go-to brand for women golfers who are looking for fit and fashion on and off the golf course," says Amelia Lewis, LPGA professional golfer and VK Sport brand ambassador. “They are not afraid to think outside the box and bring original fashion forward ideas straight from the runway to the game of golf. I am proud to represent this trendsetting company in the game I love.”

 The partnership includes special priced apparel for EWGA members, sold at ShopEWGA.com .

" We welcome VK Sport as a new EWGA national sponsor," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Our members always are looking for style and function. Adding VK Sport to our apparel selection gives members an exciting new choice to look great on and off the course."

About VK Sport

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, VK Sport was founded in 2014 by Victoria Kopyar. The company was sparked  by her own love and passion for golf, and frustration around the availability of beautifully made, highly functional golf apparel that had the perfect female fit. Her innate sense of design, trend and color are reflected in the innovative VK Sport styles now sold at Golfsmith, many elite country clubs and online at VKSport.net.

About EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected. The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country as well as major national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information visit EWGA.      ###