Saturday, September 20, 2014

EWGA's CEO Pam Swensen Weighs in on Royal & Ancient Golf Club's Vote to Allow Women Members

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) - On Thursday, September 18, the Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews, Scotland announced that its membership voted to allow female members. Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of the R&A, the governing body off-shoot of the club, said the club will fast-track membership for a "significant initial number" of women into the club.

Pam Swensen, CEO of the EWGA, weighed in on the ruling.

"The significance of women to the future of this game cannot be underestimated," says Swensen." As gatekeepers of the family, decision-makers in business; the values represented by this great game and by-products generated from the goodwill it generates, have been embraced by our inclusive grassroots-based organization for over 23 years. We are the leaders in connecting women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for fun."

About the EWGA
As the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 working and professional women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game of golf.

With EWGA Chapters located in more than 120 cities throughout the United States as well as in international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, EWGA members are active participants in hundreds of communities. For more information about the EWGA and its membership, visit

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