It was fantastic!
For the 350+ EWGA members, volunteer leaders and partners who descended upon the Omni Amelia Island Plantation last week for the 20th anniversary celebration of the EWGA at the EWGA Golfpalooza, there was plenty of fun, networking and great events to keep everyone entertained. Even mother nature cooperated with five days of fantastic weather! I’d like to thank everyone for coming and sharing in the special moments that make the EWGA so unique. As we celebrated our past and now look to our future, here’s my message I want to share:
“Here’s to dreamers; for it was the dream of Nancy Oliver that created the EWGA.
Here’s to all women, past and present that built the EWGA.
Here’s to all the LPGA and PGA Professionals and all the sponsors and partners, past and present, who believed in us.
And here’s to strength, character and honor that is the essence of golf and the dynamic women of our organization.
Finally, here’s to EWGA’s future. May dreams continue to lead us where we are meant to go with confidence and belief in each other.
To view pictures of the Golfpalooza Extravaganza, please follow this link.
While Stacy Lewis was capturing her first LPGA tournmament victory by winning the Nabisco Championship yesterday, three thousand miles away on the other coast, the EWGA was being presented with a special honor at the LPGA International Futures Tour Event in Daytona Beach: the 2010 Trainor Award.
The Trainor Award was established by the Futures Tour in 1999, in honor of its founder and former president, Eloise Trainor, who retired in 1999. In the spirit of Trainor, who operated the tour for 20 years, the annual Trainor Award is presented to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to women’s golf. I was so honored to be able to accept this award on behalf of the EWGA — especially in our 20th anniversary year.
Over our 20 year history, the EWGA has touched the lives of over 100,000 women. As I said yesterday on the 18th green during the presentation, this award honors over 1400 volunteer leaders each year from coast to coast who enrich the lives of women everyday through their commitment to connecting women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for fun. What a super honor for the EWGA!
For more pictures of the event, follow this link.