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TLink Golf Becomes EWGA National Sponsor - To Demo at 25th Anniversary Celebration in Colonial Williamsburg

April 5 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.and Calgary, Alberta, Canada - TLink Golf Inc., developer of the world’s lightest GPS golf watch and activity tracker 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.

The partnership includes special purchase offers to EWGA members on TLink GPS golf watches, and participation throughout the year at national EWGA events, with a committed effort to support the EWGA Foundation's Women on Par® Scholarship fund.  TLink will be at the Friday night Marketplace and Welcome Reception at the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and providing an exclusive demo event at theGolf Experience in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on April 22-24.

TLink is the world’s lightest and most affordable GPS golf watch and activity tracker. It measures front, middle, back yardage to the green on over 30,000 courses worldwide using Bluetooth technology. TLink tracks steps, distance and calories burned on and off the course. It has a battery life for five rounds of golf and the wristbands come in multiple colors that can be interchanged to coordinate with an outfit. The company offers a customization program for corporate, tournament or VIP gifts, with very small minimum orders. 

“As a company, we strongly believe in our responsibility to have a positive impact on the communities in which we belong, especially promoting learning and growing the game of golf," says Rod Brown, COO, TLink Golf. "EWGA and the EWGA Foundation are a good fit with our core beliefs and mission. We are excited to introduce TLink to EWGA women from across the United States who will be at the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration in Virginia.”

Open to everyone, the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience has a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The conference package includes a commemorative gift bag, two rounds of golf, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg, several dinners and other meals, parties and numerous fun activities. For more details and to register http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

" We welcome TLink as a new EWGA national sponsor," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Our upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration is a great way for companies to showcase their products to a highly targeted group of influential women who are avid golfers. We do take fun seriously."

About TLink Golf, Inc.

Launched in Spring 2015, TLink is a product made by golfers for golfers.  Derek Rucki and Stefan Radeta, the two young entrepreneurs at the helm, took a familiar product and designed it as wearable technology, essentially doing everything that others do, but using a smart phone as its backbone. This makes TLink the lightest, most affordable GPS golf watch on the market,  easy to use and attractive to wear.  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.      

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National Women's Golf Group Celebrates 25 Years of Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Mar 31 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (PRWEB) - In 1991, most women in the workplace found themselves staffing the office while their male counterparts entertained clients on the golf course.  Nancy Oliver set out to change that and organized a business women's golf clinic in West Palm Beach. That one clinic turned into a movement that became the Executive Women's Golf Association.  By 1995, there were 90 EWGA chapters throughout the United States. Today, EWGA is the largest women-focused national amateur golf association with chapters located in more than 100 U.S. cities as well as international chapters in Bermuda, Canada and Italy. 

Much has changed in the world of golf in the past 25 years. Most 'men-only' Saturday morning tee times are a thing of the past. Even the esteemed Augusta National added a few women to its membership in 2012.  Yet there is still a great need to welcome more women into the game.

"While we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we also are looking ahead to find more ways to engage women in this great game of golf," says Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA.  "We opened our first collegiate chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)last year and are rolling out a Grads to Golf curriculum for MBA students to add the game as a skill to their resumes."

"We will be celebrating this milestone throughout 2016 and invite everyone to join us as the golf season starts and we hold our 25th Anniversary Celebration," adds Swensen. “It will be a 3-day golf centric experience to get your golf game on track for the season. And, in keeping with EWGA’s culture of welcoming all skill level of golfers into the organization including beginners, there is something for everyone. So come and join in the fun!.”

The EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience will be held in Colonial Williamsburg, VA on April 22-24 with a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The conference package includes a commemorative gift bag, two rounds of golf, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg, several dinners and other meals, parties and numerous fun activities. For more details and to register see http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

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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Summit Golf Brands Becomes EWGA Licensed Vendor

Mar 29 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Summit Golf Brands, the company behind some of the country's leading golf brands including EP Pro, EP Sport, Zero Restriction, Fairway & Greene and B.Draddy, has become a national member benefit provider and licensed vendor of the EWGA, offering association-logoed apparel at EWGA national events and online at ShopEWGA.com.

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 Summit Golf Brands as a new licensed vendor for EWGA logoed apparel," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " Their brands give our members more choices of quality sportswear in an array of sizes and styles. Our staff will be wearing EP Pro shirts and Zero Restriction jackets at our upcoming conference in Colonial Williamsburg to further showcase their products to our members."

Open to everyone, the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience has a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The Friday night Marketplace and Welcome Party will include Summit Golf Brands and other leading golf companies showcasing their latest products. For more information or to register see http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

About Summit Golf Brands

Summit Golf Brands delivers exceptional quality products, distinguished styles and unprecedented service, creating the finest golf sportswear that enhances and enriches the lives of all golfers, on and off the golf course. The company's golf apparel brands are Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, EP Pro, EP Sport, and B. Draddy. www.summitgolfbrands.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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EWGA Announces GolfBuddy Partnership

Mar 16 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-  GolfBuddy, a leader in the golf GPS and distance-measuring-device industry, has become a partner of the EWGA . The company  will showcase its new LD2, the first golf GPS watch designed especially for women, at the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience April 22-24 in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Aimed at growing the game for women, the partnership includes other EWGA national events and an exclusive deal for EWGA members on all GolfBuddy products.

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 the GolfBuddy partnership and their commitment to women's golf," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. " Our national events, such as the upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration in Virginia, give innovative companies like GolfBuddy a unique venue to reach a highly targeted group of influential women from across the country who are avid golfers. We do take fun seriously."

Open to everyone, the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience has a star studded line-up that includes golf legend Nancy Lopez, PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley and keynote speaker Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer of the National Football League. The Friday night Marketplace and Welcome Party will include GolfBuddy and other leading golf companies showcasing their latest products. http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the EGWA as it aims to promote women’s golf participation across the United States, and we are honored to partner with them to continue to promote the game of golf,” said Harry Jung, president of GolfBuddy. “Here at GolfBuddy, we pride ourselves on introducing new ways for golfers to increase their skill levels and we are looking forward to expanding our presence in the women’s market.”

About GolfBuddy

GolfBuddy is based in La Palma, CA, with product development and course data management centers in South Korea, one of the world's leading suppliers of high-quality electronic products.

For more information about GolfBuddy visit: www.golfbuddyglobal.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

12-Year Old Entrepreneur Outfits EWGA Members with Colorful Golf Hats

Mar 9 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The EWGA announces eBob Apparel™ as their newest Member Benefit Provider. 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.

Ryan Voois may be just 12 years old, but don’t let his age fool you. Ryan is an accomplished junior tournament golfer, a member of The First Tee of Orange County (California), and the founder of eBob Apparel, a company specializing in colorful, stylish golf hats, visors and belts. Ryan started eBob to help his customers (whom he affectionately calls “eBobbers”) look great on the golf course, and is bringing his flair for fashion to EWGA with an exclusive line of EWGA-logoed ladies’ golf hats and visors. In addition, eBob will share its profits from these products with The EWGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the EWGA, which is dedicated to developing and funding education and leadership programs for women of all ages.

" We welcome eBob as our latest Member Benefit Provider and appreciate both the fun, stylish look of Ryan's headwear and the philanthropic nature of our partnership," says Ashley Nelson, EWGA Director of Business Development.  " His company's support for the EWGA Foundation will contribute to our on-going efforts to give back and pay it forward through the game of golf."

Ryan learned to play golf at a very early age from his mom Jessica Smith, a 13-year EWGA member currently with the Orange County. CA Chapter. As Ryan got older he developed a love for wearing colorful golf outfits (a trend that is all the rage on the junior tournament circuit). So he started eBob with the vision that the hat is the center of an attractive golf ensemble. Ryan’s simple and affordable formula for an “eBobber” outfit: start with a stylish, colorful eBob hat, add a solid color shirt and optionally a belt (which eBob also sells) with complementary colors, and voila – the outfit is complete. eBob’s EWGA hats and visors are color coordinated (stitching, eyelets, etc) with the EWGA logo and feature breathable tech fabric, adjustable sizing, colored sweatbands that don’t show sweat or makeup stains, and in some cases, a colored under-visor that casts an attractive glow on the wearer’s face. eBob also has created matching hats and visors with the same accent color so whether you wear a hat or visors, your team can be coordinated.

With their strong connection to EWGA, Ryan and his mom reached out to EWGA to become a sponsor to connect with avid female golfers across the U.S. As a national partner, eBob will be able to market its hats and visors in EWGA e-communications and at on-site events throughout the year. The relationship with EWGA allows eBob to significantly broaden its market reach while building its brand awareness.

“I started eBob selling colorful, coordinated hats and belts because I like to wear lots of bright, matching outfits on the golf course,” said Ryan. “eBob believes the hat is the key to looking great on the course. And when you look great, you are confident, and when you are confident, you play better. We look forward to partnering with EWGA and The EWGA Foundation. As our motto says, ‘Express Your Colorful Self!’ “

For more information about eBob Apparel, visit the company’s website at www.ebobapparel.com or email Ryan Voois at 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.      Twitter: @ewga     Facebook:  ewga1

 

EWGA and The First Tee Extend Partnership to Increase Female Mentoring Opportunities

Mar 7 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association), the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States, is pleased to announce their partnership with The First Tee for a third consecutive year.  The two national organizations are working together to help increase female role models and mentoring opportunities.   

With EWGA Chapters in 108 communities throughout the United States and approximately 170 The First Tee chapters nationwide, the partnership is a great way to increase female participation through a welcoming, non-intimidating environment.  For the past two years, EWGA Chapters nationwide have worked with their local chapters of The First Tee through a variety of events to mentor young golfers participating in The First Tee Chapter events.

“Growing women’s participation in golf is critical for EWGA and the industry overall,” says CEO Pam Swensen.  “For 25 years, EWGA has been extending invitations to grow our golf community for women.  Mentoring young golfers is so important to the future of the game.  With EWGA’s national footprint, encouraging our members to get involved with their local The First Tee Chapters provides us with first-hand experience in making a difference in women’s and young girls lives.”

 In 2015, more than 35 EWGA Chapters partnered with their local The First Tee chapter to conduct special events for female participants and contributed more than $21,000 to support The First Tee.  EWGA Chapters and The First Tee Chapters again are partnering to host mentoring events throughout 2016, especially during the month of July when both organizations focus on a Mentoring theme.

“Increasing the number of female golfers is important for The First Tee Chapters.  While currently 38 percent of chapter participants are female, we want to increase that number with the help of our partnership with EWGA Chapters,” said Kelly Martin, The First Tee’s chief operating officer. “Together we can help empower young women to succeed both on and off the course.”

About the EWGA

With Chapters in more than 100 communities throughout the United States, EWGA is locally connected and nationally respected.  The EWGA holds thousands of golf, social and networking events and opportunities nationwide as well as major national competitions and events.  EWGA 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 about EWGA visit, ewga.com.

About The First Tee

The First Tee (thefirsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 10.5 million young people in all 50 United States and select international locations.  The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA.  Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair. For more information about The First Tee, visit thefirsttee.org.

 

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Hilary Tuohy Named President of EWGA Association Board

Mar 1 |Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -  Hilary Tuohy of  Harrison, NY is the 2016-2017 president of the board of directors 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.  

Tuohy, served as a leader in the EWGA Westchester, NY Chapter before joining the national board in 2013. She has an extensive background in finance, operations and project management and is a Founding Partner in 2e Ventures LLC, a privately-held, boutique advisory and investment firm.  Tuohy is one of the authors of the book "Teeing Up for Success " published by the EWGA Foundation. She also is the president of the Queen's University of Belfast Alumni Association in New York City and a board member of Friends of Queen’s University of Belfast.      

The 17 member EWGA Association Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the organization.  Diana Gats, General Manager, VPT Enterprises, LLC, Dallas, TX serves as the 2016 secretary-treasurer and Sheryl Wilkerson, VP Government Affairs, Michelin NA is immediate past president.

Other 2016 board members include Kathryn Carson, chief legal officer USGA; Nona Footz, managing director, RSR Partners, Phoenix, AZ; Michelle Huber, director of marketing, Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge and Champions Pointe Golf, Louisville, KY; Kelly Hyne, senior vice president, strategic partnerships, LPGA; Shonda Jones, associate dean of admissions & student services, Wake Forest University - School of Divinity; Michael Kogon, senior vice president, IT & digital, Pull-A-Part, Atlanta, GA; Denise Kulikowsky, vice president, global HR, Estee Lauder; Jon Last, president, Sports & Leisure Research Group; Joni Lockridge, director, digital strategy, PGA of America; Kathy O'Neal, owner, Club, Resort & Hospitality Consulting;Emily Phillips, financial advisor, Robert W. Baird Private Wealth Management, Milwaukee, WI; Iris Rosario, attorney, Gray Plant Mooty, Washington, DC; Susan Stinson, managing director, UBS Financial Services, Inc, Philadelphia, PA; and Pam Swensen, chief executive officer, EWGA.

With chapters in over 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 beginners to experienced golfers and a broad spectrum of career paths. For more information see www.ewga.com

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Nancy Dofflemyer and Karla Harding to Receive Nancy Oliver Founder's Award - EWGA's Highest Honor for Association Volunteers

Feb 16 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Nancy Dofflemyer of Ocean Pines, Maryland and Karla Harding of Windsor, Colorado will be honored with the Nancy Oliver Founder's Award during the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia from April 22-24.  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.

The award recognizes members who display exceptional long-term volunteer leadership and service to the association and exemplify the spirit and mission of the EWGA which is enriching women’s lives through the game of golf. It is named for its first recipient in 2000, Nancy Oliver, EWGA Founder.

Dofflemyer is the founder and first president of the EWGA Eastern Shore, MD Chapter, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. She has continuously held leadership positions with the Chapter and numerous terms as President, including this year.  She is founder and Chair for the Pink Ribbon Classic, benefiting the American Cancer Society which has been a Chapter charity event since 1997. Dofflemyer also has served as a Chapter Development Specialist and Sectional Director for the association.

Harding joined the EWGA Northern Colorado Chapter in 2002 and served in many local volunteer positions including Chapter President in 2006-2007.  In 2008, she joined the EWGA Championship Committee; a team of spirited volunteers that help administer and conduct EWGA’s marquee national competitive events with more than 2,500 participants annually. She has served as a key leader on EWGAs Tournament Operations Team with expertise in administering the rules of golf. This team conducts 15 semi-final tournaments plus a 2-Day National Championship Final each year. This group also annually runs eight regional qualifiers and the EWGA Cup Final. Harding concluded her eighth year of service on these committees in 2015. Additionally, she serves on the Women’s TRANS National Golf Association, the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Committee and is a past member of the USGA’s Women’s Amateur Public Links Committee.

The women will receive the Nancy Oliver Founder's Award at the Saturday Night Gala on April 23. The star-studded evening includes Nancy Lopez, who is receiving the 2016 EWGA Leadership Award, a toast from LPGA and Legends Tour professional, Jan Stephenson as well as a keynote address from Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League.

"We are pleased to recognize both Nancy and Karla with the highest honor EWGA bestows for volunteer leadership," said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. "Volunteers are the lifeblood of EWGA.   These two outstanding women exemplify the dedication, commitment and passion that thousands of EWGA Chapter leaders and national volunteers contribute to our on-going success to connect women through the game of golf."

“Nancy has been a dedicated leader, cheerleader and role model for the Eastern Shore Chapter and played a significant mentoring role when the EWGA University of Maryland Eastern Shore student chapter launched last year,” added Swensen, “Karla’s strategic implementation of a team competition led to the national launch of the 2011 EWGA Champions Cup which has grown from just a few hundred participants to more than 800 in 2015.”   

The EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience starts on Friday April 22 at the Golden Horseshoe Driving Range with a Fueling Your Game opening event leading into the Welcome Reception and Marketplace. The conference package includes two rounds of golf (in a choice of formats) on both Saturday and Sunday along with several dinners and other meals, parties and fun activities, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg and a commemorative gift bag. For more details and to register visit EWGA Conference.

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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NFL Chief Marketing Officer Dawn Hudson to Keynote EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration

Feb 2 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -  Dawn Hudson, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League will be the Saturday Night Gala keynote speaker on April 23 during the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. 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.

The highest ranking woman in professional football, responsible for building the fan base of the NFL and growing the NFL brand, Hudson joined the league in September 2014. In November 2015, she topped the Adweek 50 List of Vital Leaders in Tech, Media and Marketing recognized for "managing to keep the league humming along despite some very high-profile challenges". Recently, she was named to Forbes Most Powerful Women in Sports and previously has been among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.

Prior to the NFL, Hudson was Vice-Chairman of the Parthenon Group, a global boutique consulting firm.  Prior to Parthenon, she spent 11 years at PepsiCo.  She was the Global CMO of Frito-Lay, then CMO of Pepsi-Cola North America, then became President and the CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America.  While running the 5.5 billion dollar division, she also ran the consolidated food service U.S. operations of PepsiCo.

Hudson has extensive governance experience as she has served on the boards of Lowes Home Improvement stores, Allergan, PF Chang’s, and the Ladies Professional Golf Association, where she served as Chairman of the Board for two years. 

"With such an accomplished career in both business and sports, Dawn is the ideal speaker to keynote our 25th Anniversary Gala dinner,” said Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA.  “She is an inspiring role model, accomplished business leader and savvy marketer. We are extremely honored to have Dawn with us.  Her presence and keynote at the Gala dinner will make for a very special evening."

Other notables in the star-studded line-up include golf legends Nancy Lopez and Jan Stephenson and PGA of America board officer Suzy Whaley.

The  EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience starts on Friday April 22 at the Golden Horseshoe Driving Range with a Fueling Your Game opening event leading into the Welcome Reception and Marketplace.  Golf in a choice of formats on both Saturday and Sunday is included in the conference package along with several dinners and other meals, parties and fun activities, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg and a commemorative gift bag. For more details and to register see http://www.ewgaconference.com/home

With chapters in over 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 beginners to experienced golfers and a broad spectrum of career paths.                               ###

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Nancy Lopez to Receive EWGA Leadership Award

Jan 26 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member, Nancy Lopez, will be honored with the EWGA Leadership Award during the EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia from April 22-24.  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.

The EWGA Leadership Award honors those who have made longtime and outstanding contributions to women’s golf and whose dedication to the game has inspired others to follow in their footsteps. Previous recipients include Carol Mann, Lorena Ochoa, Judy Rankin, Annika Sorenstam, Kathy Whitworth and Judy Bell.

"We are so pleased to be able to honor Nancy with the EWGA Leadership Award. She has done so much for women's golf and continues to be a driving force in bringing more women into the game," said EWGA CEO Pam Swensen.

Lopez, the winner of 48 LPGA Tour events, including three majors, has been recognized as the greatest female golfer of her generation. During her first full season on the LPGA Tour in 1978, Lopez won nine tournaments, including five consecutive.  She is the only woman to win LPGA Rookie of the Year, LPGA Player of the Year and the Vare Trophy for scoring average in the same season (1978). Noticing a void in women’s golf equipment and apparel market, Lopez started Nancy Lopez Golf, to provide choices to the women golfer with a full line of golf clubs, apparel and accessories.  In 2014, Lopez began Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures to share her love of golf instilled by her father Domingo, with golfers of all ages and skill levels.

“I want to thank the EWGA for this wonderful award,” said Nancy Lopez.  “It is always a great honor to be recognized for my contribution to golf.  It is the best game and I am so grateful that I was able to play the game competitively.  It has opened so many doors for me and it has been wonderful to be able to help women, by introducing them to the game.”  

Lopez will receive the EWGA Leadership Award at the Saturday Night Gala on April 23. The star-studded evening will include a toast from LPGA and Legends Tour professional, Jan Stephenson as well as a keynote address from Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League.

The EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience starts on Friday April 22 at the Golden Horseshoe Driving Range with a Fueling Your Game opening event leading into the Welcome Reception and Marketplace.  The conference package includes two rounds of golf (in a choice of formats) on both Saturday and Sunday along with several dinners and other meals, parties and fun activities, admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg and a commemorative gift bag. For more details and to register visit EWGA Conference.

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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'25 Days of Gifts' Launches EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 6 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - From January 5th through 29th, the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) is celebrating the start of its 25th Anniversary with a daily drawing for '25 Days of Gifts' at www.ewga.com. Anyone can enter to win a wide array of gifts -- from golf umbrellas and visors to sunglasses, books, golf clubs and much more. There is a different gift each day and the winner is selected from all who have entered during that specific day.

"We have been opening doors and welcoming women into golf for 25 years. So why not launch our 25th Anniversary celebration by sharing golf gifts?” says Pam Swensen, CEO of EWGA.  "It’s a fun way to engage members and introduce others to expect more from golf by being part of EWGA’s golf community for women. Just enter each day online at www.ewga.comfor a chance to win the 'Gift of the Day'."

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 Foundation Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Women On Par Scholarship® Program

Jan 12 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL – The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) Foundation recognizes the importance of education regardless of age. The Women On Par® Scholarship program provides financial assistance to nontraditional female students -- women thirty years of age and older -- who want to begin or complete their undergraduate education to get “on par” with their peers and advance themselves both professionally and personally. 

Since the program’s inception in 2007, 14 women have received scholarships. Applications for 2016 are now being accepted until April 15, 2016, or until 200 applications are received, whichever occurs first. There will be two (2) scholarships awarded: One (1) $1,000 Women On Par® scholarship and one (1) $500 Women On Par® scholarship.

EWGA membership is not a requirement to apply or receive a scholarship. Applicants are required to be pursuing a technical/vocational degree, associates or bachelor’s degree and currently be enrolled or accepted to enroll in an accredited school, college or university. The scholarships are awarded based on need and women who have previously earned degrees are not eligible.  Click here to learn more about the 2016 Women on Par® Scholarship program, access the eligibility criteria and read Frequently Asked Questions.

“The ‘Women On Par®’ scholarship program is one of the most important and rewarding programs we have,” says Nona Footz, president of the EWGA Foundation. “It provides a sense of hope and gives nontraditional “older” students a chance to pursue their academic dreams. This program is one of the many facets that truly delivers on EWGA’s vision, enriching the lives of women both personally and professionally.”

The 2016 "Women On Par®" Scholarship Application Form is available for download in either WORD format for those who prefer to complete the application using a computer or as a non-editable PDF file. Download either version of the application by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Download the 2016 "Women On Par®" Scholarship Application Form (PDF format)

Download the 2016 "Women On Par®" Scholarship Application Form (WORD format) 

Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the EWGA Foundation’s Women On Par® scholarship fund may contact the foundation at (561) 691-0096 x 112 or visit www.ewgafoundation.comto donate online.

About the EWGA Foundation

The EWGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization formed and supported by the EWGA, a golf organization for current and aspiring business and professional women. The Foundation’s mission is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages. In addition to its efforts to endow the Women On Par® Scholarship Program, other fundraising initiatives include the development of a golf education curriculum, the funding of nationally recognized speakers to provide leadership training at EWGA’s annual conference and other such events to empower women and enrich their lives.

About the EWGA

The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. As the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States the EWGA has connected more than 125,000 women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been bringing women together through golf since 1991. Locally connected and nationally respected, EWGA has Chapters in more than 100 cities throughout the United States as well as international locations including Bermuda, Canada and Italy.

For more information about the EWGA and membership, visit www.ewga.com, @ewga on Twitter, or EWGA’s Facebook page on www.facebook.com/ewga1