November 22 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -With 50 teams of eight women - a total of 400 competitors - the EWGA Cup Finals presented by Guardian was a record-setting event. The two-day, match play event was held on the Pete Dye and Gary Player Signature Courses at the Troon-managed Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort in Rancho Mirage, California on November 11 and 12. Two shot-gun starts on both days of competition, plus hundreds of practice rounds, found the Troon staff up to the challenge with rave reviews from all of the women golfers.
Now in its sixth year and one of the premier competitive events run by theExecutive Women's Golf Association, the EWGA Cup presented by Guardian started with Four Ball and Singles Match Play at eight regional qualifiers throughout the country, with teams competing to earn a spot on the Finals roster. The Cup’s format mirrors the professional golf formats used at the Ryder Cup, President’s Cup and Solheim Cup events. The event encourages women of all skill levels to compete, promoting friendly, fun competitive play among its membership. Clever team names and colorful, coordinated outfits added to the friendly competition, won this year by the Birdie Badgers from Madison, Wisconsin. For complete results visit EWGACup.com.
"The Troon team at Westin Mission Hills hosted our 2015 EWGA Championship Finals, so we were confident that they could deliver on our expanded field of 50 teams playing in this year's Cup Finals," says Lisa Becka, EWGA managing director, golf programs. "They were definitely rock stars – tight turnarounds and a myriad of logistics are their specialty. Team Troon made our EWGA Cup Finals a huge success."
Adding to the excitement, GOLFZON, a global leader in golf simulators, introduced a "Tournament Within A Tournament," stand-alone simulator competition plus the Mark Carnevale Show on Sirius/XM PGA TOUR Radio broadcasted live on site. Following the two days of competition, the event concluded with a Saturday evening Awards Dinner with special guest speaker Shirley Spork, one of the LPGA Founders.
“Thank you again to all of the participants who traveled to experience the great golf and event experience offered at the Westin Mission Hills during the EWGA Cup Finals,” stated Kris Strauss vice president of sales and marketing for Troon. “The event has a foundation of competition and fun that brings together EWGA members from all parts of the country. Kudos to EWGA for sustaining that foundation while at the same time adding new elements that the finalists thoroughly enjoyed. We were honored to host such a preeminent EWGA event at a truly stunning Troon destination.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 270 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, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International 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.
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women, locally connected and nationally respected. 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.
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.