For business and pleasure – Organization geared toward women, golf |

For business and pleasure – Organization geared toward women, golf

While many business deals and transactions take place in board rooms or office buildings, just as many important discussions and agreements are born or conducted on the fairways of a golf course.

In light of this trend, an organization has formed to help enable women to feel more comfortable in the business/golfing scene and keep up with their male counterparts.

The organization is the Executive Women’s Golf Association and it’s coming to a golf course near you. At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, EWGA officials will gather at DarkHorse Golf Club to open a new chapter of the organization.

The new chapter will be California’s 11th chapter of the organization. More than 18,000 women belong to the EWGA, with chapters organized in 38 states.

According to its web site the EWGA is, “is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1991 to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.”

The web site goes on to say, “Interaction during a round of golf plays an important role in forming relationships. You can gain a new perspective on your associates and clients, and see how they react in a tense situation and, at the same time, learn in a setting that encourages relaxed conversation. The course is also a good place for career-minded women to evaluate self-performance under pressure.”

At the initial chapter organizational meeting, prospective members will be introduced to the EWGA, its history, mission, goals and objectives to women interested in having an EWGA chapter in their area and to identify volunteers willing to help establish a local chapter and serve on the board.

The actual meeting will be from noon to 2 p.m. with registration opening at 11:30 a.m. Those attending have an opportunity to play nine holes for $10, at 2:30 p.m. and then return for a 5 p.m. social hour.

For those women interested in receiving more information about this new chapter or the organization, log on the or go to and click on the events button for EWGA or call 530-269-7900 ext. 312.

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