Seattle Group Hosts 3 Events for Women's Golf Week
Tuesday, May 24, 2005News from Executive Women's Golf Association, Seattle ChapterSeattle Group Observes Women’s Golf Week With Three Special Events
SEATTLE, Wash. (May 19, 2005) – Women’s Golf Week, a collaborative program of leading U.S. golf organizations set for June 4-11, will be celebrated by the Seattle Chapter of Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) with three special events. The programs include a golf clinic, a networking event and a charity tournament.
Women’s Golf Week is a grassroots player development program spearheaded by GOLF 20/20, in association with the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), the LPGA, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, United States Golf Association (USGA), The First Tee, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and the World Golf Hall of Fame. Golf For Women magazine is the presenting sponsor.
EWGA Seattle Chapter events, which include activities for new golfers and women who are interested in returning to the game or thinking about taking up the sport include:
· A two-hour chipping and putting clinic on Saturday, June 4
· A “Wines By Women” social event on Wednesday, June 8
Also scheduled during “Women’s Golf Week” is the Chapter’s third annual “Rally for a Cure” fund-raising tournament on Saturday, June 11.
Pre-registration is recommended for all events. Complete details, including reservation forms, are online at www.ewgaseattle.org or available by calling the EWGA Seattle Chapter hotline at 206.781-5813.
June 4 Chipping and Putting Clinic
The two-hour clinic on Saturday, June 4 will focus on chipping and putting. EWGA member and LPGA Class A Professional Kathy DeNeui will lead the fun, interactive session, which is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Columbia Super Range in South Everett. The $10 fee includes instruction, a continental breakfast and a round at the range’s 9-hole chipping and putting course.
June 8 Social Event
Women who share an interest in golf, wine and networking can combine those activities on Wednesday, June 8 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Pete’s Wine Shop in downtown Bellevue for a special tasting of wines made by women winemakers. The social event, led by wine expert Sean Boyd, costs $20 and includes the tasting, materials and special offers on wine purchases that evening.
June 11 Rally For A Cure Tournament
Golfers and non-golfers who want to help in the fight against breast cancer are invited to join members of the Seattle Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) at a fundraising tournament to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Open to women and men, the June 11 event at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard gets under way at noon, with the shotgun start set for 1:30 p.m. The $125 entry fee includes golf, power cart, range balls, tee prizes and dinner buffet, with $25 earmarked for the Komen Foundation
Non-golfers can support the campaign through various levels of sponsorships, donations of raffle items, with contributions in memory of a loved one or by volunteering. Details are on the Chapter’s website, www.ewgaseattle.org or may be requested by calling Lally at 425.778-4051.
About Women’s Golf Week
Women’s Golf Week was developed in response to the input of golf industry leaders at last November’s GOLF 20/20 conference. The program, part of Play Golf America, is designed to make learning and playing golf fun in a women-friendly environment. Women who are new to golf, as well as continuing golfers interested in honing their skills, can participate in complimentary or affordably priced clinics, along with networking sessions customized by host facilities.
Women who are interested in the program can visit www.womensgolfweek.com through the Play Golf America website to locate a participating host course in their area and to learn more about the specific events offered. Participants may register online at the Women’s Golf Week website and at participating host courses.
Founded in 1991, the EWGA exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life. The not-for-profit association has more than 18,000 members in the United States and Canada. Seattle, with more than 300 members, ranks as the seventh largest chapter in the international network.
Information on EWGA Seattle is available online at www.ewgaseattle.org or by calling the chapter hotline, 206.781-5813. The local chapter, established in 1993, offers a variety of golf-related activities including weekly leagues, clinics, seminars, weekend outings and tournaments. In addition to the Komen Foundation, the Chapter raises money for two other charities, the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs and Washington Women in Need.
FOR INFORMATION or Cheri Brennan, Chapter Communications Chair, 425.957-0654
Rally For A Cure Tournament, Helen Lally, 425.778-4051
Chapter Hotline 206.781-5813