This past weekend, I along with my family celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday. As we took the time to reflect back on her first 80 years, you really appreciate all that was done for you as an infant, a child, a teenager, a young adult and then as an adult. From the very beginning, our mom always was our biggest cheerleader in everything we have done. Whether it was for succeeding in school, sports, music or succeeding in friendship, relationships, business and countless other areas, our mom always stood by us no matter our chances for success, how outstanding or challenged we were. We are very grateful for those strong roots.
So, it was fitting that my brother and I were able to recognize both our parents for the opportunities they gave each of us and the sacrifices they made on our behalf. They set positive standards that we have lived by like family first, honesty, respect, modesty, integrity and hard work and to have a sense of humor and fun along the way too!
When I reflect upon my family foundation, it is much like the building blocks that went into cultivating and nurturing the EWGA. Each of us has the opportunity to help, guide, counsel and influence others through this wonderful sport of golf. By paying it forward, you just never know what the impact on someone’s life will be down the road. I have been very fortunate in my life having role models that truly wanted me to succeed.
EWGA has become my second family. When I look at our collective journey twenty years in, we are continuing to develop, adapt and mature. Our EWGA roots are very strong. I’m delighted to be celebrating EWGA’s first 20 years and am looking forward to the next stage of our journey on behalf of growing the game of golf for women.