It’s all about paying it forward. On Sunday evening, an 8 year old girl shared her feelings about the game of golf at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, FL as part of the 8th annual EWGA Foundation Fundraiser to support LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. She shared softly, “It’s fun. I really like it.”
Accompanied by her very proud grandfather to the event, this adorable youngster from the Jacksonville,FL LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program charmed everyone as she lit up the room when asked how she likes playing golf. She really enjoys learning how to play, the rules and what’s right and wrong (and her grandfather mentioned she’s helped him with the rules as well….) Enabling her to meet LPGA Tour Players, like Julieta Granada who was with us that evening, was a great experience and an unforgettable one!
Providing tools to young girls through the sport of golf is the right thing for the EWGA to do. The EWGA has been serving as mentors to young girls through LPGA-USGA Girls Golf for nearly a decade and the fundraising element is the by-product.
I want to personally thank the 132 members and guests who participated in the event at TPC Sawgrass event and the 71 Chapters who supported the event through the Tee Sign Program. THANK YOU ALL FOR PAYING IT FORWARD. This is the power of the EWGA at its best!
To view more photos of this outstanding event, visit my blog in the Member Clubhouse by following the link below:
Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO, Joe Steranka, CEO PGA of America and Cheryl Gentry, President/CEO Glowball Media
Last week, I had the privilege to attend a fabulous event at the PGA Education Center in Port St. Lucie, FL and represent EWGA as a welcoming organization to minority women. This event was hosted by GLOW Media and was designed to foster the growth of African-American female participation in the multi-billion dollar golf industry.
The Conference theme was “Re-thinking Your Possibilities; Breaking the Grass Ceiling” and my keynote luncheon presentation was called “Game Changer: Using the Links to Build your Business”. The dialogue that ensued was inspiring, insightful and certainly thought provoking and it tied right into EWGA’s Diversity Initiative.
Tai Beauchamp, President Blue Print Group and Pam Swensen
The women in attendance were very interested in how they can get engaged in golf and how we can collectively raise the awareness of the great health related benefits golf offers to all, but also the business opportunities that are created on the greens that women need to take advantage of and the EWGA is a great vehicle to help women to just that.
Aligning with key stakeholder groups like GLOW Media makes perfect sense. We will all benefit from embracing and inviting people of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities and gender to enjoy all the sport has to offer.