The speakers and events during the Professional Women and Golf Day were filmed by Scot Duke and Mark Neace, with SyncLab Media, LLC (https://www.youtube.com/
Mingling and getting to know each other was the first activity of the day, followed by the introduction of Pam Swenson, CEO of EWGA and presentation by Kraig Kann, Chief Communications Officer of the LPGA. Kann spoke on and provided stats of worldwide women’s golf participation and growth. Kann surprised the group with a visit from Stacy Lewis who shared her experiences with the tour and giving back to the local communities.
In 1991, there were 5M women playing golf. In 2014, there are still 5M women playing golf. Other countries require certification to play. Germany leads the world with 39%, Korea has 38%, and the USA has 20% women golfers.
Cathy D Claterbaugh, volunteer says, “Participating in the Professional Women and Golf Day allowed me to have a first row seat view of the tournament and players. Additionally being able to network with the wonderful professional women was an added bonus.”
This is also an opportunity to thank all of the sponsors of the event for their generous participation and support. The sponsors purchased a table, invited guests and were recognized through out the day and prior to the event through press releases and social media. Sponsors included:
Fashion Sponsor: Judy DuBose - JTD Designs debuted Parhole
Putter Donations: Don Gafner - Dallas Golf
Table Sponsors: Nationwide Insurance, TWV Capital, Superior HR, City of Irving. EWGA, The Nexus Club
19th Hold Sponsor: Ray Champney – The Alternative Board, DFW MidCities
The day wrapped up with a putting demonstration and practice with putters donated by Dallas Golf. Chuck Higgins, Player Development Regional Manager with PGA of America demonstrated and instructed applicable putting methods. Each participant was given a new putter and practiced in the ballroom with the holes scaled out on the carpet of the ballroom.
Lastly, a special thank you to the Committee who collectively made this day a day filled with excitement, networking and knowledge. The Committee consisted of Diana Gats (VPT Enterprise), Chuck Higgins (PGA), Cathy Harbin (Club Corp), Kathy O’Neal (Club Corp), Cathy D Claterbaugh (c12 Concepts), Beth Somplatsky-Martori (Chief Outsiders), Pam Swensen (EWGA), Shawn Kruger (Garda World Cash Services), and LeAnn Finger (EWGA).
Mark your calendar for 2015; Shootout dates are April 27 – May 3, 2015 and Professional Women & Golf Day event is April 28, 2014.
Professional Women and Golf Daysocial media includes Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/
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About The North Texas LPGA Shootout:
The North Texas LPGA Shootout is held at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving. If you are interested in volunteering, purchasing tickets, or being a sponsor, go to ntshootout.com.
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 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 EWGA.com.
About the LPGA:
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and golf facility management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel and on the web at LPGA.com, Facebook (http://facebook.com/
About the Nexus Club:
The mission of The Nexus Club is to emphasize to young ladies the importance of values such as character, integrity, sportsmanship, self-discipline and community involvement through the sport of golf. Strong values empower lifetime success. The Nexus Club is a 501(c) 3 headquartered in Las Colinas, Texas. For more, visit thenexusclub.org.
About ClubCorp (NYSE: MYCC)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp (http://www.clubcorp.com/)