EWGA And The First Tee Renew Partnership To Increase Female Mentoring Opportunities

The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) connects women to learn, play and enjoy the game for business or for fun. Following a successful partnership with The First Tee in 2014, the two national organizations are coming together again during July for “Mentoring Month.”

EWGAWith more than 120 EWGA Chapters and approximately 175 The First Tee chapters, “Mentoring Month” is a great way to increase female participation through a welcoming, non-intimidating environment. EWGA Chapters nationwide are working with The First Tee chapters to increase female role models and mentors at The First Tee Chapter events.

TheFirstTee“The EWGA is all about bringing women together on the course and welcoming more individuals into the EWGA community through the game of golf,” says CEO Pam Swensen. “By providing these young adults with a role model and mentor, it really creates a sense of empowerment to enhance their lives in every aspect.”

Last year, 34 of The First Tee chapters partnered with their local EWGA chapter to conduct special events for female participants. One event in particular included an opportunity for EWGA members to learn about The First Tee Nine Core Values from female participants. The nine-hole scramble included an educational piece where a female participant reviewed one of the Nine Core Values with the EWGA member at the teeing ground of each hole.

Many EWGA Chapters and The First Tee chapters are partnering to host events throughout the year to support mentoring activities. View the listing of various EWGA and The First Tee events that took place in 2014.

Known for enriching the lives of women through the game of golf, EWGA invites women into the game of golf and provides a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to enjoy the game. It creates more opportunities for women and supports programs that enhance the success and growth of women in business and other aspects of their lives. The EWGA uses golf as a platform to open doors, strengthen relationships, forge lifetime friendships and promote business and networking opportunities in their community.

“I am proud of The First Tee chapters’ efforts to involve girls in the game and while currently 38 percent of chapter participants are female, we intend to increase the number of girls we are reaching in the coming years,” said Kelly Martin, The First Tee’s chief operating officer. “Through this partnership we will connect the efforts of our chapters to EWGA Chapters for the benefit of girls involved in the game of golf.”

For more information about EWGA, visit ewga.com. For more information about The First Tee, visit thefirsttee.org.

About the EWGA
As the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 working and professional women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game of golf. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been driving social and networking opportunities for women through the game of golf since 1991. With EWGA Chapters located in more than 108 cities throughout the United States as well as in international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, EWGA members are active participants in hundreds of communities. EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association. For more information about EWGA visit, ewga.com.

About The First Tee
The First Tee (thefirsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 10.5 million young people in all 50 United States and select international locations. The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

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