For Women Golfers, there’s nothing like the EWGA. The EWGA or Executive Women’s Golf Association is a nationally (US) and internationally based organization promoting Women’s Golf. This is one of the best golf associations which provide opportunities for women to learn to play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life. The EWGA has been recognized as doing outstanding work to promote the sport amongst women. Their aim is to provide non-threatening learning environments for all skill levels. You do not have to be a business golfer to join as their membership is open to all women golfers at whatever level.
The benefits the EWGA offers women golfers:
Membership discounts on a wide range of golf related products including travel and course fees
Golf education and player development with an emphasis on providing non-threatening environments for all skill levels
The EWGA Golf Club Network that offers reduced fees and player instruction for all members
An opportunity to network and become part of a social group of other women golfers at varying skill levels
“Ask a Pro” Education Service
EWGA chapters are based all over the United States, Mexico and Canada. If you cannot find a Chapter near you, check out their development program as there may be one under development in your area.
There are three levels of membership available to women golfers:
The Classic membership comes at a cost of US$125 (as at August 2007) and offers the following benefits:
Membership at your nearest EWGA Chapter;
Subscriptions for Golf for Women and Golf Digest magazines;
Access to EWGA’s “Ask a Pro” Education Service;
access to EWGA’s Golf Life Management System for an official USGA handicap index;
access to the Members Only portion of the EWGA website at www.ewga.com;
15% discount off green fees at all applicable daily fee TPC courses;
a discount lesson from GolfTEC;
a personalized EWGA bag tag, member card and key fob;
Special EWGA member discount offers from over thirty leading manufacturers and service providers.
To take a look at the member discount offers you can take a look at their affiliate’s page on their website.
The Premier membership women golfer’s package includes all of the membership benefits of the Classic membership plus:
Silver Status in the Troon Golf Rewards Program where individuals earn free rounds of golf;
Discounts and points that may be redeemed for Callaway golf equipment or Tumi travel accessories.
This level of membership costs US$175.
Lastly, there is the Executive membership package which comes at a cost of $250 and includes all of the benefits of the Classic and Premier levels plus:
complimentary general admission to LPGA Tour events with your EWGA membership card;
special “EWGA On Course” invitation-only golf events at five-star golf resorts;
a distinctive Bobby Jones EWGA golf shirt;
Gold Status in the Troon Golf Rewards Program;
golf discount coupons valued at $400 from SMT Golf, GolfTEC, Destination Golf and Bette & Court;
One Sleeve of Callaway HX Pearl golf balls;
Sports Express gift card valued at $25;
Access to a private online community and networking with other Executive Level members.
Each EWGA Chapter also adds their own membership benefits which gives paid women-golfer members excellent value for money packages that range across golf products and services.
Beginner golfers are given the opportunity to learn golf rules and etiquette which prepares them for life on the course, along with access to training workshops, golf days and the list goes on. Through your membership you will join a network of fellow golfers, giving you a wider social circle of playing opportunities.
One of the events that the EWGA is promoting is the Women’s Golf Fantasy Camp in October, 2007 (Applications close 25 August, 2007 but watch their site for the next program!). At this camp being held at Club Med Sandpiper in Port St Lucie, Florida – golfers get the opportunity to play with legendary members of the LPGA and female members of the Golf Hall of Fame.
Legends will be providing six 1.5 hour sessions in driving, putting, bunker play, short and long iron play as well as suggestions for course management. All golf, carts, balls and tees are included in the Camp fee.