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EWGA Golf-Channel-Offer The EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) offers opportunities to play golf and elevate your game, but becoming a member of the EWGA community entitles you to so much more including joining leagues, networking, access to educational resources, access to local and national events, golf publications, and discounts on apparel, equipment, travel and more from EWGA sponsors and benefit providers. 

As an added incentive, use discount code "2014-GC" and receive an additional $15 off a new EWGA Classic membership. To get the ball rolling, follow this link to join.

Teeing Up for Success

Insights and Inspirations from Extraordinary Women

From Alice Dye, the first female golf architect to Marilyn Bunag an aspiring social worker and recipient of the 2010 EWGA Foundation’s Women On Par® scholarship, Teeing Up for Success offers over 30 compelling stories on how golf makes a difference in women’s lives. 

Golf has been a conversation starter, equalizer, and door opener in these women’s careers, as well as in their personal lives, opening lines of communication and providing great settings for relaxation and fun.

A hole-in-one helped Debbie Waitkus make the leap from a corporate office to her thriving business Golf for Cause.  Volunteer leaders share how golf and EWGA have forged friendships and offered endless opportunities to grow and succeed.

You’ll discover how two women in Mexico are building a team to support the young women in their country who aspire to be the next Lorena Ochoa. Judy Rankin shares some of her favorite stories from her LPGA career and time in broadcasting.

You will be touched by Karen Palacios-Jansen’s very personal story and that of so many others who have found hope, happiness and success through the game of golf.

Delve into these chapters and enjoy these women’s stories. You will be inspired by this beautiful compilation woven together by a love for golf.  

Presented by the EWGA Foundation, proceeds from this book go to fund the work of this charitable arm of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, dedicated to enriching the lives of women through the game of golf. Its mission is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages.


Available at

Paperback or Kindle

ISBN: 1493519859

ISBN-13: 9781493519859

Library of Congress Control Number: 2013918963 



EWGA Foundation Board of Directors

Nona Footz  

Nona Footz, President

Managing Director, RSR Partners
Fairfield County, CT Chapter

Karen Moraghan  

Karen Moraghan, Vice President

President, Hunter Public Relations
Northern New Jersey Chapter


Hilary Touhy, Secretary-Treasurer

Project Manager Filip Technologies
Westchester NY Chapter

Stacey Baba  

Stacey Baba

Community Volunteer
San Francisco Area, CA Chapter

Sandy Cross  

Catharine de Lacy

Vice President Global Stewardship, The Clorox Co.
Northeast Bay, CA Chapter


Anglela Brock-Kyle

Seasoned Investment and Risk Management Executive
Westchester, NY Chapter

Margaret Downey  

Margaret E. Downey

General Manager, Learning & Development Strategies, CSX Transportation
Jacksonville, FL Chapter

Sheryl Wilkerson  

Sheryl Wilkerson

President, Willow, LLC
Washington DC Metro Chapter

Pam Swensen  

Pam Swensen

Palm Beach County, FL Chapter

Get Golf Ready

Get Golf ReadyGet Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. EWGA Chapters coordinate with PGA and LPGA Professionals to link EWGA members who are new golfers to a Get Golf Ready clinic in their area. In addition, EWGA is the next step for women who complete the 5 sessions - to help them move from the lesson tee to the golf course in a casual, friendly setting. Here is what Get Golf Ready sessions will cover:

  • The Hole is the Goal – How to get around the club house; social benefits; what to wear; the difference in golf clubs; putting
  • Getting it Close – Stretching and wellness tips; how to hold the club; chipping and pitching; caring for the course
  • Swing, Swing, Swing – The full swing; using your irons; learning the lingo
  • Driving School – Hitting long shots; Tee It Forward; helpful short cuts
  • Ready, Set…Go Golf – Playing the first few holes; tips for playing in groups; driving the cart; review of the rules

Fairway Friends®

Fairway Friends EWGAFairway Friends® is a mentoring program available to all EWGA members through a variety of events and experiences hosted by EWGA Chapters. Experienced golfers partner with new golfers to help them feel comfortable on the golf course. Fairway Friends® is what the EWGA is all about – helping women enter the game of golf in a fun, supportive environment.

  • A Mentor is experienced, but not necessarily a good golfer, who guides new golfers on pace of play, basic rules and proper etiquette on and off the course. A Mentor may also guide new members on how to participate in other EWGA events.
  • A Mentee is someone who is making the transition from instruction to playing on a golf course. The Fairway Friends® program helps them learn the nuances of the game in order to build confidence and comfort in the golf course setting.

Past Nancy Oliver Founder's Award Recipients

2013, Maggie Braun, Charlotte, NC Chapter

2012, Penny Larsen Hulbert, Tampa Bay, FL Chapter

2011, Kathryn Freshley, Orange County, CA Chapter

2010, Kathy Thomas, Kansas City Metro and Tucson, AZ Chapters

2009, Zona Trahan, Houston, TX Chapter

2008, Tyra Jarvis, Sacramento, CA Chapter

2007, Cindy McGeever, Philadelphia, PA Chapter

2006, Janet Young, Seattle, WA Chapter

2005, Paula Dean, Quad Cities, IA Chapter

2004, Alicia Jansen, Houston, TX Chapter

2003, Carla Washinko, Greater Philadelphia, PA Chapter

2002, Lori Cook North, Kansas City Metro & Naples, FL Chapters

2001, Shelley French, Seattle, WA Chapter

2000, Nancy Oliver, EWGA Founder