This week the Executive Women’s Golf League (EWGA) announced that it will join the LPGA to become LPGA Women Who Play. It will focus on creating local and national golf communities for its 12,000 members and hundreds of chapters around the world.
"The EWGA is an incredible network of amateur women golfers who love to play this great game," said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “By combining forces with the LPGA, we look to further enhance the benefits and experiences associated with membership. We believe the LPGA can provide both the resources and financial support needed to take this wonderful organization of passionate women to the next level."
LPGA Women Who Play becomes a complement to the LPGA Women’s Network, a community and networking initiative.
"As we rolled out the LPGA Women's Network, it was clear to us that the missing piece was the 'play' component, and we have now been able to welcome the EWGA to the LPGA family as that play component,” said Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer for the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals and President of The LPGA Foundation. "Our intention is take what the EWGA has built in terms of a base over their 25-plus years and to help elevate that by putting the full resources of the LPGA behind it. Our goal is to grow the player and chapter base to create more opportunities for women golfers in a comfortable environment."
The EWGA is the largest national women’s amateur golf organization, with nearly 12,000 members in 100 communities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Italy.
“This will create enhanced experiences and events for our existing members, but we believe it provides our organization with a platform to attract a new audience of women to local chapters and the game of golf,” said Jane Geddes, who as the CEO of the EWGA will lead LPGA Women Who Play as its Executive Director.