When you are a member of the nearly 15,000 women-strong EWGA, you'll discover that EWGA is all about connecting women to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and for fun. EWGA is dedicated to enriching the lives of women through the game of golf. And no one does it better.
Read on to see just some of what's in store for you as you get connected to golf - EWGA style!
New to the game? Learn to play through the EWGA branded Getting Started learning program.
Want to learn how to improve your game? Awaiting you are Breaking 100 and How Low Can You Go programs. Want to learn how to hone your short game? The EWGA Skills Challenge is the program for you.
To learn more about these programs that differentiate the EWGA from a local golf league, visit the "Improve Your Game" section of the EWGA website.
Broaden your knowledge of golf by learning from the comfort of your desk via the Ask the Industry Expert series of web conferences.
Learn through volunteering. Strengthen existing skills or stretch beyond your comfort zone. Learn to close the deal, to speak in public, to run a board meeting, tournament administration, handicapping and more. Members have developed skills that have led to new careers and promotions within their chosen fields.
Learn how to connect with the other great women of the EWGA. Use the online member directory to connect with others in your Chapter or across the Association.
Play locally. Local EWGA Chapters have golf events, outings, leagues, social events, 9-hole after work leagues, charity tournaments, competitive events and more. Simply sign up and show up. EWGA takes care of the rest.
Play from sea to shining sea. Golf courses who are members of the EWGA Golf Club Network offer discounts on playing opportunities ranging from instruction, practice range balls, and greens fees. Some of these courses have applied for and received the distinction of being Women-Friendly in design and service. Check them out!
And that's not all. EWGA has arrangements with The Greenbrier, Reynolds Plantation, Pinehurst, Kiawah Island Resort, several destination travel companies and the Troon Rewards program for you to also enjoy.
Play with members around the country. EWGA has Chapters in over 40 states and a growing number of international Chapters. Traveling for business or pleasure? Pack your clubs because the odds are there will be an EWGA Chapter where you are going and you'll be welcomed in that local Chapter's planned activities or be able to set up a round with welcoming members. And if you need to relocate - you'll have an instant network of friends.
Play competitively. Ready to test yourself in a competitive environment? There's no better place than the EWGA Championship where, unlike other national competitions, players of all ability levels are welcome. The EWGA Championship, the largest women's amateur golf tournament in the U.S., allows for players with USGA approved handicaps up to 40.4 to participate in flighted stroke play, and those with higher handicaps to join via the scramble category. A welcoming and supportive environment eases you in shedding doubts and fears to test yourself and enjoy the thrill of competition.
Don't have a handicap? EWGA membership entitles you to get a handicap free of charge.
Play at two-day golf experiences at exclusive resorts that are planned for Executive Distinction members. EWGA On Course events are small, intimate gatherings designed for meaningful networking and luxurious pampering.
Share your love of playing or get comfortable playing by signing up as a Mentor or Mentee in the EWGA S.W.I.N.G. (Skillful Women Inspiring New Golfers) new golfer mentor program.
Share your love of the EWGA by spreading the word about the EWGA. Your recommendation could be just what someone needs in their life which is rewarding enough, but the EWGA has more. By bringing new members into EWGA, you will be a part of a Member-Get-A-Member reward program where you can win fabulous prizes.
Enjoy the depth and breadth of belonging to a national organization. The EWGA is so much more than your local golf league.
Enjoy and expand your circle of friends and business connections - many of whom will become lifelong friends. From the local Chapter level to planned events that bring together women throughout the organization, you have the opportunity to meet and connect with exceptional women who share the common bond of golf.
Enjoy being on site at a major tournament for professional women golfers - the U.S. Women's Open. Consider attending "EWGA at the U.S. Women's Open" where you'll enjoy your own game with EWGA members from across the Association, as well as being in the gallery as the best female golfers in the world go wire to wire to capture this esteemed championship trophy. Golf, networking receptions, fundraising opportunities to support LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and a week-long grounds pass are all part of this magical event.
Enjoy watching professional golf? Season-long complimentary grounds admission to all LPGA Tour events is another one of the perks of Executive Distinction membership.
Enjoy seeing the EWGA on its largest stage to fully feel and understand its depth and breadth - attend the EWGA Conference. It's a celebration of accomplishments. It's the coming together of old friends and the time to make new friends. It's golf, golf and more golf. It's parties, presentations and so much more. If you haven't been yet - you owe it to yourself. More information is available under "Events" at ewga.com.
Enjoy discounts, special offers, and virtually something for everyone - all waiting for you as a benefit of EWGA membership. Click on "Benefits" to learn more. Taking advantage of any one of the discounts offered more than pays for your membership.
Enjoy the opportunity to stand up and be recognized. Nominate yourself for the annual Businesswomen of the Year award. Give of your time and talents by volunteering and be eligible for the Women Who Lead award. EWGA is comprised of talented women who deserve recognition!
Enjoy knowing you belong to a giving organization. The EWGA supports Rally for the Cure nationally, and EWGA Chapters raise thousands of dollars annually for this and other worthy women's charities.