Golf News for Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | People

Debbie Waitkus joins Legacy of the Links tournament committee

Legacy of the Links is pleased to announce Debbie Waitkus, Founder of Golf for Cause, will serve on the tournament management committee for Legacy of the Links Top 100 Invitational, a championship which is held annually at a "top 100" ranked golf course in the U.S. and abroad.

Waitkus, who is a motivational speaker and author in addition to her role as CEO for Golf for Cause, is well-prepared to serve on the committee given her extensive background in managing tournaments, golf outings and business-golf educational conferences. Through her business she is passionate about helping others Turn Golf into GoldĀ®, enriching their lives both personally and professionally.

"We are extremely pleased to have Debbie Waitkus as a member of our tournament committee," said Taba Dale, Co-founder of the Legacy of the Links Top 100 Invitational. "Her event and tournament planning background coupled with her passion for the game will definitely elevate the experience for those participating in the Top 100 Invitational."

Waitkus is co-founder and managing partner of the National Women's Golf Alliance and is also a member of Golfweek's rating panel. A past president of Women in the Golf Industry, Waitkus remains involved currently serving as treasurer for the organization.

She is author of the popular golf book Get Your Golf On! Your Guide to Getting in the Game of which she donates a portion of sale proceeds to the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund, supporting opportunities for girls to play golf in college. She is also a featured author in Teeing Up for Success, a book recently published by the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) Foundation. Waitkus is the recipient of the 2012 YWCA Sports Leader Award, 2012 Eller School of Management Entrepreneurship Award and an Athena Award finalist.

Prior to launching Golf for Cause, Waitkus was president of a $130 million private mortgage banking firm, where she attributed golf as one of her keys to success. A mother of two, she serves on a number of community and professional boards and, with her husband, Jack, owns Video West, Inc., a national company that provides staging, audio, visual and lighting rental to major corporations and sporting events.

Legacy of the Links, LLC, is a management and consulting company for tournaments, travel, fundraising projects and other events, combining the passion and talents of its founders Taba Dale and Kevin McGrath to Create Legacies that Last Forever. The core focus is golf-related activities on a global level. Their golf travel division specializes in creating custom trips to the lovely links of Great Britain and Ireland and has recently started to promote unique Tours to play the Top 100 courses within the British Isles.

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