Golf News for Monday, April 30, 2012 | Awards

EWGA announces "Women Who Lead" volunteer leadership awardees

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- EWGA announces its annual "Women Who Lead" awardees, specifically recognizing excellence in volunteer leadership throughout the organization, which is the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the U.S.

These women are being honored for making a difference in their Chapters - of which there are 125 throughout the United States, Canada and Italy - by achieving results through outstanding performance.

• Deborah Allen, Hampton Roads, VA Chapter
• Elizabeth Armstrong, Greater Richmond, VA Chapter
• Aura Arriaga, Omaha, NE Chapter
• Pam Banister, Atlanta, GA Chapter
• Sherry Bruck, Westchester, NY Chapter
• Dawn Filippine, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Chapter
• Alice Hoctor, Cincinnati, OH Chapter
• Kris Leone, Palm Beach County, FL Chapter
• Kim Thomas, Washington DC Metro Chapter
• Nancy Williams, Central Indiana Chapter

The winners were selected from a distinguished group of nominees and received their commemorative awards at the EWGA annual national conference last week in Las Vegas.

"Given the wealth of talent each individual possesses, as well as their achievements, leadership skills and passion to support the EWGA, the selection process was indeed a challenging one," said EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. "We are grateful to these outstanding people, who enrich the experiences of sister members and who make EWGA the unparalleled professional and personal networking organization for women."

EWGA provides affordable, organized golf, free networking, business and success insights from accomplished executives, travel and equipment discounts, and a variety of local and national benefits.

Based on a 2011 survey conducted by the PGA of America, EWGA members represent some of the most passionate golfers in the game, logging more than 35 rounds annually on average and spending over $4,500 individually towards rounds, equipment, travel and other golf-related items. The majority are in their prime earning years, with 27% in management or senior management positions within small and large international corporations. Many were beginner golfers when they first joined, hoping to advance their careers and their game,

For more information about EWGA and membership, visit

About the EWGA
EWGA has connected more than 100,000 current and aspiring business and professional women who share a passion for golf and good times. EWGA membership offers many benefits, including affordable organized golf that fits a working woman's schedule, networking, competition, and learning opportunities that support career advancement.
Twitter: @ewga

Janeen Driscoll
Buffalo Communications, 910.690.9711

Dan Shepherd
Buffalo Communications, 703.403.5317