August 2009

Members that attended the 2006 EWGA Conference in Amelia Island will remember Rose Naliaka. She is the only LPGA Pro in Kenya with a group of girls that the EWGA Foundation’s Drive for Dreams campaign organized a program to gather donated golf items and ship them to Kenya, Africa.
Well, Rose’s girls just recently were able to use their newly honed golf skills on a trip to St. Andrews Scotland. Through connections that Rose made at the EWGA Conference, Rose and her girls were offered a trip to St. Andrews. Here is a letter that was sent to Pam Swensen recently from Rose.

Dear Pam,

Hope you are both keeping well

Sorry, I have not written for a while.  It’s been hectic to prepare the children for the visit to St Andrews.  It was all dramatic to obtain passports for some of the kids who had no Birth Certificates.  Somehow, I managed to get the documents and on 24th of last month we left for Scotland.  The girls were so excited it was great to see them on the plane. They discovered themselves how to operate the TV and they played games, watched movies until we arrived.  For me, it was just great that I had finally changed four girls lives for ever. 

We had great reception at St. Andrews with lots of golf played on Balgove course, Strathtyrum course, Kingarrock Hickory course, Kingsbarns course and finally the Old course which we all found difficulties coming out of bunkers, impossible rough and wind.  However, we had great fun and it was a privilege to play that course.  We visited the British Museum and the R&A which was educative and interesting.  We had a chance to watch the first day of the Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes where we met Paula Creamer, Natilie Gulbis, Michele Wie, Lorena Ochoa and all top LPGA tour players.

We could have never had the opportunity to enjoy the above if it was not for your support and EWGA.  We shall forever appreciate you for opening the doors for us!

Remember the first photos I sent you?  Look at how the girls have transformed!!




The EWGA Foundation’s 2009 Drive for Dreams initiative to benefit Renee Powell’s girls golf program at the historic Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, OH is moving ‘full throttle’ through the summer months into Fall. EWGA Headquarters is working with the PGA-staffed facilities hosting the 2009 EWGA Championship Semi-finals, along with the PGA Golf Club hosting the 2009 EWGA Championship Finals to have drop-off receptacles for club donations so that competitors, spectators, guests and friends can easily join in the effort to collect ‘gently used’ clubs in support of the EWGA Foundation’s Drive for Dreams Campaign. Simply bring your club donations to the EWGA Championship Semi-final or Final event sign-in / registration table and indicate that the clubs are for the EWGA Foundation’s Drive for Dreams campaign. Club donation receipts are available at the drop-off receptable area.

To learn more about how you can participate in support of the EWGA Foundation’s efforts to ‘Give the Gift of Golf’ to those less fortunate, visit the EWGA Foundation Drive for Dreams area under ‘Learn More About EWGA’ at