Top leaders in the golf industry will visit Capital Hill today to carry the message that golf is more than a game. It is a major U.S. industry, providing 2 million jobs and creating annual wage income of $61 billion. In total, the U.S. golf economy exceeds $76 billion, making golf larger than newspaper publishing, larger than performing arts and spectator sports, and larger than the motion picture and video industry.
Archive for April, 2010
EWGA Volunteers deliver the EWGA experience of enriching women’s lives through golf each day of the year. Their passion, energy, dedication and desire to make an impact through the game of golf is the foundation of our organization.
From the 1500+ volunteer leaders who run EWGA local Chapters; to the thousands of others who serve as mentors, on committees and volunteer at events; the dedicated team that runs the EWGA Championship and support other EWGA initiatives; and the EWGA and EWGA Foundation Board of Directors — all who give freely of their time and talent to help others benefit through the game of golf — we salute you!
You are all amazing! And we wouldn’t be here without you making a difference in the lives of over 100,000 women since the EWGA started in 1991. THANK YOU!
Five finalists have been chosen for the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge. Peggy Ference from Skillman, NJ is on the short list of 5. And she needs our help to win the opportunity to be on the first tee at Pebble Beach where she has the opportunity to join Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees, hockey legend Wayne Gretsky and actor-producer Mark Wahlberg for a chance to break 100 this June. She’s the first woman to be selected as a finalist. Let’s help her make it to the first tee!
Starting today and running through April 30th, you can go to http://www.gdopencontest.com to vote for who you think should win. You can make one selection each day and are automatically entered into a sweepstakes for he chance to win an all-expense paid golf vacation for two to Pebble Beach.
What are you waiting for? It’s time for a woman to take her place on the first tee in this competition.
Now in its third year, the Golf Digest Challenge has elicited nearly 200,000 entries over its history. This year’s tens of thousands of contestants were whittled to 13 semifinalists, and then down to what judges call the most diverse Final Five yet. The quintet includes a choir teacher/golf coach from El Paso; a plumber from Boston; a former sports-team mascot from Seattle; a young attorney from California who now lives in New Jersey; and, for the first time, a woman. She is an unemployed sales manager and New Jersey club champion who might be the best golfer of the five.
The Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge will be televised by NBC Sports on Sunday, June 20, in the 90 minutes leading into the network’s coverage of the fourth round of the 2010 U.S. Open Championship.
Log onto www.gdopencontest.com to watch videos of each finalist, and choose your favorite.