In the new book, Teeing Up for Success, the EWGA has compiled stories of insight and inspiration from extraordinary women on how they have used the game of golf to achieve their goals. For Central New York businesswoman, Kim Stanfield, golf has become an integral part of her personal and professional life. Ms. Stanfield started playing golf after discovering golf could be a way to help those who have stood in her shoes.
In her chapter, “Battling Cystic Fibrosis with a Dose of Courage and Golf,” Kim explains how she quickly discovered that learning how to play golf had additional benefits besides getting to spend more time with her husband. Kim was born with Cystic Fibrosis. After countless “tune-ups”
One week prior to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation golf tournament, Kim raised nearly $10,000 and added five teams to the tournament lineup. She became part of the CF Tournament Board where she raised $38,000 and grew the golf tournament from seven teams to a full field of thirty-six foursomes through her involvement until 2011.Through her journey, she found the EWGA. The organization has provided her with the ability to network and play with other aspiring women. It even opened doors and enabled her to play with LPGA professional, Annika Sorenstam. She has played in numerous EWGA Championships and has sat on the Board of her local chapter.
To this day she believes joining the organization was the best thing that she could have done. “It helped mold me into the person I am today. For all who know how to play the game, each of us had to start somewhere—and that somewhere is the beginning. The wonderful women who taught me so much are now my best friends and people I view as life-long friendships,”
The book offers over 30 compelling stories of how golf can make a difference in one’s life. From EWGA’s CEO Pam Swensen’s “The Power of the Dimpled Ball” to Debbie Waitkus’ “Turning Golf into Gold,” these stories share their most intimate recollections of how the game has contributed positively to their lives and careers.
For many of these women, golf has been a door opener and has presented them with countless opportunities. It has given them equality, credibility, and has opened the lines of communication, allowing for easy conversation and providing a great setting for relaxation and fun.
Delve into these chapters and enjoy these women’s stories of wisdom, courage, faith, and success. Prepare to be inspired by this beautiful compilation woven together by a love for golf.
Published by the EWGA Foundation, the charitable arm of EWGA, Teeing Up for Success is now available on Amazon.com. To order the book visit http://www.amazon.com/
About the EWGA
What started out as a group of 28 women coming together to learn how to play golf and use it as a business development tool has grown today to a network of 14,000 women in chapters across the U.S and Internationally. As the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States, 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 inviting women into the game of golf for over twenty-two years. Known as the golf community for women, the EWGA provides women with countless social and networking opportunities. With EWGA Chapters located in more than 120 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 the EWGA and its membership, visit https://www.ewga.com.
About the EWGA Foundation
The EWGA Foundation is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization formed and supported by the EWGA that is dedicated to enriching the lives of women through the game of golf. Its mission is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages. Towards that end, the Foundation strives to develop educational programs that: improve women’s leadership abilities, self-esteem and business skills; enable them to serve as mentors to other women and girls; and develop scholarship programs to allow women to pursue educational opportunities. For more information about the Foundation, visit http://ewgafoundation.com.