(PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA) – EWGA (http://www.ewga.com), the organization enabling current and aspiring business and professional women to connect through golf, will host their 17th Annual National Championship – the world’s largest women’s amateur golf competition – Oct. 5-6. Tee times for the 36-hole EWGA Championship Final begin at 7:30 am each day, to be held at PGA National Resort and Spa, site of the annual PGA Tour Honda Classic. Players from the 15 Semi-Final competitions who finished 1st low gross, 1st low net or are a member of the winning scramble team advanced to the Finals.
“We are excited to bring the championship home to the headquarters of the EWGA, and to see women from chapters across the country come together in the spirit of competition,” says Pam Swensen, CEO/President of the EWGA. “These women are fierce competitors in both golf and business, so it will be an exciting two days of golf.”Championship rounds will take place on the Palmer and Squire courses, by flight designation.
More than 2,400 women participated in the Championship series, which started with individual chapter championships in over 130 metropolitan areas in June, and progressed to 15 semi-final district qualifiers, leading up to the October national championship with a final field of 223 women. Participants play in flights based on skill level determined by their USGA Handicap Index. The Championship consists of two different formats: individual stroke play and team scramble. There are 11 Florida-based chapters of the EWGA and players from several chapters will be competing in the national championship including women from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County. Also anticipated to attend the championship is LPGA Tour Pro Michelle McGann who is the EWGA National Ambassador for the Fairway Friends® program, designed to provide experienced women golfers a chance to mentor beginners.
For scores, updates and more information about the EWGA Championship series, visit www.ewgachampionship.com.