Golf News for Friday, July 13, 2012 | Growth Of The Game

Canongate Golf announces launch of new Women's Golf Network

ATLANTA -- To help connect women through the game of golf, Canongate Golf, the southeast's leading private golf club network, announced the launch of its Women's Golf Network. The all-inclusive organization created by women, for women, offers female golfers of all skill sets a variety of events, travel, instruction and membership opportunities that are geared towards improving their game while networking with women in their community.

Leading the program is former Georgia Power executive, Jan Alligood, who has been appointed as Executive Director following her integral part of the conception and launch of the Women's Golf Network. Alligood, who joins Canongate following 39 years in various executive positions at Georgia Power, created the program as a networking opportunity to meet other business women in the Atlanta area in an effort to further her career.

"The old adage that business deals are made on the golf course still rings true today, and as a female business executive, I saw a void in the number of networking opportunities for women. Our idea behind the program is to build a network of professional women that could connect on a personal and professional level," said Jan Alligood, executive director, Women's Golf Network. "The Women's Golf Network is an invaluable networking opportunity that empowers, inspires, grows and connects women through the game of golf."

Business Women's Golf League
The flagship program of the Women's Golf Network is the Business Women's Golf League. Since its launch in 2010, the League has seen 100 percent year-over-year growth in membership, starting at one of Canongate's courses and expanding to five during the 2012 season. The League, which meets bi-weekly, gives area women of all skill sets an opportunity to improve their game while connecting with other business professionals. Each league night, members choose to play nine holes or attend a golf professional instructed clinic followed by dinner and networking.

The Business Women's Golf League is now available at Canongate's Summergrove, Heron Bay, Eagle Watch, Flat Creek and Chapel Hills Golf Clubs. There is a $50 annual fee for Canongate members and $100 annual fee for non-members to join the league.

To learn more about the Women's Golf Network or to join the Business Women's Golf League, email jalligood at

About Canongate
Canongate Golf Clubs is a unique community of golf clubs consisting of 23 private clubs in the metro-Atlanta area, five in Houston and two in the Denver area. For more than 45 years, Canongate has provided the ultimate in golf variety and value. Canongate members now have access to 23 different clubs, with 26 championship courses available for their enjoyment.

For more information about Canongate Golf Clubs, visit