As a countdown to our 25th Anniversary Celebration in Colonial Williamsburg in April, EWGA Founder Nancy Oliver has agreed to write a weekly column and share her amazing collection of newsletters and press clips revealing the early years.
In the fall of 1992, we welcomed the Atlanta Chapter. Both teaching professional Joyce Wilcox, businesswomen Lynn Foster, marketing guru Terri Badour and a handful of other enthusiastic volunteers stepped up to launch this important new chapter. It was their combined talents that made it such a success.
By this time, we were gaining recognition in the golf industry, particularly in the area of potential sponsorships, including Atlanta-based ATT. And after sponsoring our first Spring Fling, Golf Digest recognized the importance of growing the game (and readership) among women, which in turn helped their advertisers as well. It was this kind of symbiotic relationship that opened the door for more golf-related companies to take notice.
I had the pleasure of joining the Atlanta Chapter for the celebration of their 20th Anniversary, which we later realized was actually their 21st anniversary. The Atlanta Chapter had truly come of age!