ConnectingWomen

GradsToGolf

Introducing young businesswomen to the game of golf

 

Introducing young businesswomen to the game of golf not only gives them an advantage in their careers, it also provides the golf industry with a customer base that has a high potential for discretionary spending on golf equipment, clothing, instruction, green fees, food and beverage, golf memberships and golf travel. Getting “grads” into “golf” is a winning proposition for everyone involved.

In addition to the benefits received by the students, EWGA Grads to Golf will provide a positive and lasting impact for the participating school. The college or university will have a unique opportunity to create a working alliance among the academic, development and athletic departments in the implementation and delivery of the program. EWGA Grads to Golf will generate positive media exposure for the university, the business school and the women's golf program. University alumni and friends with a passion for the school, and for golf, will become involved as donors, advocates and program "champions."

Program Objectives

The primary objective is to deliver the EWGA Grads to Golf program to female MBA or graduate students so they can learn how to play and understand the game of golf plus use it to enhance and advance their professional careers. By participating in this program, students will learn basic golf skills, language of the game, Rules and etiquette. They will also learn that golf is an equalizer for women in business. Playing golf helps to open doors by providing networking opportunities with colleagues, clients and business associates. It also allows an opportunity to conduct business with clients and customers away from a traditional office setting.

A broader objective is to develop a base of young women who will have a positive impact on the golf industry.  This impact will be realized by their memberships in the EWGA, their purchases of golf merchandise and apparel and their association with PGA and LPGA Professionals for continued instruction and game improvement.

Participating Schools

Academic Institutions and Golf Professionals currently hosting EWGA Grads to Golf

University of Tennessee

Janeann Murphy, LPGA - Houston

Nancy Sharff, LPGA - Stetson

University of Washington

Furman University

Suzanne Noblett, LPGA - Indiana

Anne Marie Goslak, LPGA - Wake Forest University

Nicole Cavarra, LPGA - Boulders

EWGA has been such an important vehicle for me to learn and play the game of Golf. As a senior administrator at Wake Forest University, I have connected with professional women nationwide and understand the importance of initiating an EWGA Grads to Golf Program at Wake Forest so that young women in graduate school could benefit from our vast network of powerful and inspiring business women who play golf. I have worked with an incredible team to get the program launched at Wake Forest.



- Dr. Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services, Wake Forest University School of Divinity and EWGA Board Member

How to Start a Program

To register to host EWGA Grads to Golf, you agree to enter into this agreement effective on the date entered below is by and between the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) and your College/University. This agreement sets forth our understanding as to the terms upon which EWGA offers the EWGA Grads to Golf program to your College/University, and upon which the College/University will execute the program.

College/University agrees to provide:

  • Payment of $500 program fee upon execution of this agreement to EWGA to secure program manual in 2016
  • Develop an implementation team
  • Identify donor(s) to secure program funding
  • Identify instructor to host program (deliver the golf instruction)
  • Determine program dates and market to students
  • Establish timeline for program delivery

EWGA agrees to provide:

  • Program manual to host EWGA Grads to Golf program including classroom presentations, curriculum and references
  • Electronic Student manual with classroom presentations
  • PR templates and suggested email copy to market the program
  • Use of EWGA and EWGA Grads to Golf logos for implementing and hosting the program
  • Support from program director at EWGA Headquarters
  • Ongoing updates and enhancements to program manual
  • One site visit to campus to by EWGA staff to help launch program
  • Participation of local EWGA Chapter office’s or representatives, where available

Upon completion of the program, EWGA will meet with you to review the execution of the program and capture learnings for future years. It is the intention of EWGA to continue to offer the program in future years at your College/University, and EWGA will offer a further agreement at the appropriate time. EWGA reserves the right to increase the program fee in subsequent years.

College/University acknowledges that the EWGA Grads to Golf name, trademarks and program manual are proprietary to EWGA and its licensor, and it will not utilize any such proprietary items following the execution of the program without the written consent of EWGA.

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter of the agreement and supersedes all prior understandings and/or agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida.

Neither party shall amend this Agreement without the written consent of the other party. If you are in agreement with these terms and wish to apply, complete the form for registration.

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EWGA Staff

Association Headquarters Support Team

"At Your Service"

Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, EWGA Association Headquarters is managed by a small, dedicated support team serving as a  resource for all EWGA members and Chapter volunteers and to the national golf and business community. The team is the face of the Executive's Women Golf Association. Functional areas include membership development and administration, sponsor and partner development, marketing, Chapter and leadership development, golf events and education, public relations, media relations, and more.

We're here for you!

EWGA Association Support Team Contact Information
Headquarters Phone: 561.691.0096

Pam Swensen
CEO
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Kathy Thompson
Director, Chapter & Member Services
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Ashley Nelson
Director of Partner Relationships
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Hollis Kerler
Director Chapter Development
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Everette DuPree
Director of Finance
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Lisa Becka
Managing Director of Golf Programs
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Robin Aurelius
Director of IT
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Le Ann Finger
Director of Player Development

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Debbie Conklin
Accounting Assistant
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Emily Gfesser
Golf Programs Administrator
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Golf Programs Manager
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Marketing Projects Coordinator
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Member Services Assistant
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Noel Pena
Systems Specialist
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 Contracted Support Team

Jeanne Biggerstaff
Handicap Services Representative
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Karen Carlson
Chapter Development Rep.
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Angie Niehoff
Marketing and PR Services

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Robert Smith
Web Support Specialist
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Chapter Kickoffs

 

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

Apr 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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Welcome To EWGA's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Welcome To EWGA's 25th Anniversary Celebration

JOIN US APRIL 22-24, 2016 IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, VA AS EWGA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF EMBRACING THE "E" IN EWGA!

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Registration is Now Open

Be part of EWGA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration in Colonial Williamsburg this April. Come one, come all! It’s about You and for YOU as a member to get excited and join in the FUN!

Experiences. Engagement. Excitement. Energy. Enthusiasm. Empowerment. These are words the EWGA embraces every day. Join the celebration and elevate your experience with EWGA.  It will be entertaining, educational and enlightening.

This conference will absolutely accelerate your golf acumen both on and off the course. Combining breakthrough content with the power of three days of face-to-face authentic interaction will open doors leading to an abundance of opportunities (including new friendships) just for YOU!

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Ignite Your Golf Passion

Let us ignite your golf passion with a steady diet of game improvement. On Thursday and Friday warm your weapons with pre-conference golf event selections by accepting the Par 3 Challenge, deciding on Musket Training or entering Revere's Ride, The Great Debate or Cry Witch! View the 25th Anniversary Celebration Golf Tracks page.

2016 EWGA Leader Summit

If you are a current EWGA leader or plan to be one in the future consider also registering and attending the Leader Summit on April 20-21.

Register for the 2016 Leader Summit

Who You'll Meet

Keynoting the Saturday celebratory Gala will be veteran marketing and advertising executive Dawn Hudson, the NFL's Chief Marketing Officer. She recently topped the Adweek 50 list of vital leaders in Tech, Media and Marketing.

You will meet LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame Member, Nancy Lopez, winner of 48 LPGA Tour events, including three majors. We are honoring Nancy with the EWGA Leadership Award on Saturday, April 23rd during the 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner. 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.

Join trailblazing PGA and LPGA Professional Suzy Whaley, a passionate golf leader, teacher, coach and former LPGA Tour player.  Suzy will share insights on women, golf and diversity as well as the highlights of her being the first female Secretary of the PGA of America.