Palm Beach County Sports Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2012
Contact: Kayla French
THE 2012 EXECUTIVE WOMEN GOLF ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP
COMES TO PGA NATIONAL
Palm Beach County, FL- The Executive Women Golf Association (EWGA) Championship will swing into gear October 4-7, 2012 at the PGA National Resort and Spa. Golf will take place at the Palmer and Squire courses. Having started in 1995, The EWGA Championship has grown to be the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world. The tournament will attract a total of 218 players from across the United States and Canada to Palm Beach County, equating to an estimated 450 room nights booked. The tournament gives golfers an opportunity to either compete in either a scramble or stroke play competition. The event, which consists of a welcome reception (Thursday, October 4), tournament play (Friday, October 5), a 36 hole tournament finals and awards banquet (Saturday, October 6), and a community golf tournament (Sunday, October 7), will generate an estimated $250,000 economic impact for the county.
The EWGA engages and creates sustainable and passionate women golfers throughout the year, in 126 diverse communities across the country. Founded in 1991, The EWGA has impacted more than 100,000 members in its 21 year history, and its headquarters is located in Palm Beach Gardens. In order to compete at the Championship, golfers must qualify in one of the 102 tournaments that take place throughout the year. Participants must also fall under the United States Golf Associations’ rules of amateur golfer status.
For additional event information, contact the Palm Beach County Sports Commission at (561) 233-3180 and to view the Executive Women Golf Association Championship schedule, please visit www.EWGAchampionship.com
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the county, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season) and maximizes utilization of county facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that supports its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.