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GOLF ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN

Raising Money to Support Girls Golf Can Be Fun

March 18, 2013, Commerce Twp., MI. “Thanks to the generosity of members and friends who attended the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Potluck Card Party & Fundraiser for the MWGA Girls Golf Program, the event was very successful,” said Kathy Brennan, MWGA Fund Development Director. “All the donors also played a significant part in helping the Association reach almost 70% of its 2013 contribution goal for the girls program. The donations from this fundraiser more than doubled funds contributed at the same event last year.”

Francine Pegues, MWGA Junior Program Director, explained, “Proceeds from our fundraisers will allow the MWGA to offer another MWGA-LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program this summer. Over the past two years MWGA has underwritten the cost to teach 89 girls (and a few boys) the game of golf. On-going expenses include an LPGA teaching pro, range balls, course fees, loaner golf clubs and healthy snacks. In 2012 a beginners program for girls (ages 7-14) was provided at Rouge Park Golf Course and a junior league for girls and boys (ages 10-15) at Chandler Park Golf Course, both located in Detroit. Plans are now in the works to offer a similar program this year. For more information, I can be reached at [email protected] or 313-469-7906.”

The fundraiser was held at Pure Impact Golf Studio in Commerce Twp. on March 16. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the card games, golf contests and potluck buffet as well as participating in the Chinese, silent and live auctions. Pure Impact Golf Studio is home to Bob Krause Golf, a teaching golf professional; Chris Darakdjian, Certified Master Club Builder/Fitter and Dave Davis, Titleist Performance Certified Golf Fitness Instructor Level 2. Krause, Darakdjian and Davis offer discounts to MWGA members — an excellent member benefit.

Membership in the MWGA is available to amateur female golfers of all ages and skill levels — from students in high school and college to experienced, super senior golfers and all women in between. In addition, MWGA members may sponsor a male for membership, allowing an avenue by which to obtain a USGA Index. An association membership is offered to organizations and businesses wishing to support and receive information from the MWGA, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986 with presently over 200 members.

In addition to the Girls Golf Program, the MWGA provides a variety of golf competitions, rules and skills clinics as well as a match play league for female golfers. A couple of competitions are open to member male partners too.

For additional information about the Michigan Women’s Golf Association or to make a tax deductible contribution to the Girls Golf Program, visit them at www.mwgolf.org or on Facebook.

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