How many of you watched Ernie Els as he birdied the 18th hole at The OPEN Championship and tipped his hat to the crowd? Little did he know that soon he would be claiming victory and hoisting the Claret Jug above his shoulders. His performance was legendary, classy and spectacular to witness. And his acceptance speech following the conclusion of the tournament revealed the class act that he really is.
As we root for the red, white and blue during these Summer Olympic Games, I so enjoy learning about the U.S. athletes, their stories, their commitment to excel in their sport and how dedicated they are to achieving their personal best. Ryan Lochte. Missy Franklin. The U.S.Women’s Gymnastics Team to name a few.
The common thread is PASSION. Love for their sport, their “craft”.
In our EWGA world, the EWGA Championship Semi-finals are now underway. As the trendsetting organization for current and aspiring business and professional women, there were over 2,500 EWGA members who came out and played in their respective Chapter Championships this year! This is a milestone! 2012 marks the largest field of competitors in the EWGA Championships’ history. Yes, the competition is flighted. Yes, there is a scramble division. Yes, we have women who have never competed in a golf tournament before. Yes we have low handicappers. Each competitor is testing themselves and working towards achieving their personal best. The driver for all of them: Their passion for this great game of golf.
It’s still too early in the EWGA Championship to identify who will be the overall EWGA Champion this year. However, as the season continues to progress, I invite you to acknowledge and celebrate the success of all of these passionate women.
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There are many reasons why aspiring and current business and professional women join EWGA – top-level networking and mentoring, meeting energetic, like-minded people, or finding time to escape the daily grind to enjoy a round.
If you’re looking for an organization that helps you to easily learn, play and connect, you belong with EWGA! Follow this link to join.