EWGA Orlando Announces Support of UCF Women’s Golf Program
Organizations Team Up to Build Support for Women’s Golf in Central Florida.
Orlando, Fla., – The Executive Women’s Golf Association’s Orlando Chapter (EWGA Orlando) has extended its support to the UCF women’s golf program through ongoing participation in and sponsorship of the Knights.
“The synergies between our two organizations make this a particularly strong alliance,” says Linda DeBartolo, president of EWGA Orlando. “EWGA Orlando benefits from access to a diverse and accomplished new member base along with member coaching opportunities and UCF team members receive networking and professional mentoring opportunities. Our board saw this as a strong winwin alliance.”
Emilee Klein, head coach of the UCF women’s golf team, knows what it takes to build a first-class golfing program. Three years after taking the helm, she has created a highly competitive group of women golfers, some of whom are preparing to enter “Q School,” the proving ground for entry onto the LPGA tour. UCF qualified for the NCAA Regionals this past May. An LPGA-major winner in her own right, one of the focuses of Klein’s program is to build grass roots community support for the UCF women’s golf team.
“The partnership that EWGA Orlando has extended to us is very important in a number of ways,” Klein says. “It provides financial support of our program in addition to creating an outlet for these young women to actively participate in local golfing organizations and hone their skills through event participation. And more importantly, for those students who won’t be pursuing a professional golf career, it provides access to a network of professional women to help them pursue their career goals after college.”
To further enhance the bridge between young women entering the workforce and its core membership, EWGA has recently announced the creation of a new student member level. Offering the same benefits as a classic membership, it’s offered to students at a reduced cost.
About EWGA: Since its founding in 1991, the EWGA has touched the lives of more than 85,000 women by providing opportunities to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life. More about EWGA Orlando can be found on their website at www.ewga-orlando.com.
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