Elisa Gaudet – Founder

President of Executive Golf International, a strategic consulting and marketing firm. Author of Two Good Rounds book series. Worked for the Tour de las Americas and PGA TOUR including executing the EMC World Cup in 2002. Overseeing strategy, partner development and activation. Passionate about growing golf and emerging international golf markets. Enjoy team building and empowering others especially through golf.

Golf Trivia: Golfed underwater with a dive tank at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas while filmed with a GoPro on YouTube.

The Women’s Golf Day Team

Nathan Phillips
Development
Technology & Business
Nathan Phillips has been building brands and marketing tools for companies around the world for over ten years, and has passionately promoted the positive effects of sports in people's lives by playing, forming organizations, and introducing sports to others since he was young.

Golf Trivia: Expert Golf Cart Driver & Refreshment Manager
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Emma Ballard
Country Ambassador
United Kingdom
Emma Ballard is Head of Digital at Medi8 Limited, a Marketing Communications Agency in the UK. A keen golfer from an early age, calling herself lucky to have Wentworth Golf Club as her home club growing up. Although her playing became sporadic, Emma’s love for golf has always been there, and after a degree in Sport Development & Coaching Sciences, she has spent her whole career in the golf industry. She wants to use her industry knowledge and passion for the game to get more people playing golf.

Golf Trivia: As Head Pro at Wentworth, Bernard Gallacher would often coach her Saturday group lesson as a teenager. Her ability to get out of greenside bunkers is all down to him!
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Jonathan Schoenfeld
Sales & Procurement
PGA Class A Member with more than 20 years experience in golf course operations. Most recently the National Merchandise Manager for Billy Casper Golf and Head Golf Professional at Stonewall Golf Club and Ford's Colony Country Club. Graduate of the Penn State University Professional Golf Management Program. Proud father of one boy and one girl and excited to get them into golf when they get older.

Golf Trivia: Possibly the only NY Jets fan to play 9-holes with Tom Brady, Teddy Bruschi and Dan Koppen.
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Alida Vilogorac
Country Ambassador
Switzerland
Alida is passionate about golf and is very familiar to golf courses in Switzerland and Florida. As a medical doctor she appreciates the healthy effect of golf game on mind and body. She encourages people, particularly women in her community to play golf. Alida is very comfortable in various cultural settings, speaks a number of languages and well traveled.

Golf Trivia: As a mother of three lovely children, all golf players, I have spent a lot of time on a golf courses.
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Hally Leadbetter
Development
Social Media
With her extensive background in golf and social media, Hally will be helping Women’s Golf Day increase their reach through social media as well as assisting in the creation of new content to keep the Women’s Golf Day community informed. Hally is the social media coordinator at Golf Digest, a freelance journalist, and a social media/ content consultant.

Golf Trivia: Hally graduated from Rollins College in 2016 and played a crucial role in the golf team’s 13th national championship.
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Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk
Country Ambassador
Canada
7-Time Canadian Long Drive Champion, LDA Tour Champion, currently ranked Top 5 in the World in ladies long drive

15 years experience as a golf entertainer at over 600 corporate/charity golf outings. International keynote speaker at conferences and conventions sharing strategies for peak performance and resiliency with corporations. 15 years experience as a golf instruction & golf travel journalist including a column in Golf Digest Canada. Owner of the Lisa Longball Golf School for Women hosting schools in both Canada and the US. Overseeing and developing the growth of Women’s Golf Day in Canada.

Golf Trivia: First women to hit it over 3 ½ NFL football fields in competition (350 yards, 2 feet, 2 inches) and made one of her two hole-in-one’s in a golf tournament when she was pregnant.
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Asmaa Bensalah
Country Ambassador
Morocco
Asmaa has a Ph.d. in Biology and teaches at the Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco. Asmaa is a passionate golfer who has learned a great deal about herself and propel through golf. She has played in the prestigious Hassan II Golf Trophy and Lalla Meryem Cup Pro Am and has played with Laura Davis in 2016. Through the WGD she would like to encourage more girls and women to play golf, a sport she feels can uplift and give women independence.

Golf Trivia: Won the Lalla Meryem Pro Am Cup gross
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Julio Soto
Country Ambassador
Puerto Rico
Over 18 years of experience in Golf Administration with the Puerto Rico Golf Association, a member of the Host Committee for the 2004 World Amateur Team Championship organized by the IGF and participated in numerous international events. Also worked as Sports Commissioner for the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (#EquipoPUR)

Golf Trivia: Husband. Daddy of Three Amazing Kids and promoter of my beloved country Puerto Rico and all its beautiful courses.
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Dominika Antoniszczak
Country Ambassador
Poland
Avid golfer for the past 10 years, former Polish National Team player. Member of Polish Ladies Golf Association board. Has been working in golf industry for the past four years while also studying Dentistry at Medical University of Warsaw. Worked in Atlungstad Golf Klubb Norway, University of St Andrews Summer Program, World University Games player and British Open Steward. Participant of "Golf 20/20" 2014 Ambassador program.

Golf Trivia: Played snowgolf during New Years Eve 2012/2013. Spreading golf love wherever she goes.
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Stefano Ghirardi
Country Ambassador
Italy
Over 25 years specialist in Marketing, Communications & Events; Golf Tourism Specialist of Italian Market. Founder of Prosecco Golf Cup "The First Tournament of Prosecco Tasting" International Amateur Tournament.

Creator of the Tourist Golf Project: "Golf In Veneto" Winner in 2012 “IAGTO AWARD - Undiscovered golf destination of the year".

Golf Trivia: I'm proud of having organized in ITALY, the first golf lessons for kindergartners, with Professional Golfer Andrea Signor
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Lynn McCool
Country Ambassador
Ireland
Lynn is Director of Golf & Head Professional at N.Ireland’s Lough Erne 5* Resort in County Fermanagh N.Ireland where she oversees the management of The Faldo Course (Top 100 UK & Ireland) and Castle Hume Course. Lynn a former Irish International Golfer, competed on the Ladies European and Asian Tour before embarking onto a PGA Club Professional Career. Lynn has 24 years’ experience specializing in Golf Event Management, Customer Service, Golf Marketing , Golf Memberships and growing the game.

Golf Trivia: Co- HOSTED series ‘Golfing The World’ broadcast in the USA. Studied at University of Hawaii where I lost my Irish Accent for a day or two!!
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Marlon Weir
Country Ambassador
United Arab Emirates
Social media machine, golf community organizer, and nature lover - Marlon started Arabian Golf TV to promote the game of golf and more importantly the healthy and social lifestyle around it. AGTV has grown to be the leading digital platform and resource for golf and leisure lifestyle in the Middle East region.

Golf Trivia: Got into golf to see the world!
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Kay McMahon
Golf Instruction
Kay McMahon, LPGA Teaching Hall of Famer, Past President of the LPGA T&CP Membership, currently NENY PGA Section Board of Directors, National LPGA T&CP Teacher of the Year, NENY PGA Section Teacher of the Year - 3 times, continues to bring her leadership and dedication to the game of golf.

She has been teaching for 30 years, growing the game through her extraordinarily simplistic approach known as Golf 8.5. Kay is recognized in the golf world as a well-renowned instructor, a teacher of teachers, and an outstanding, entertaining, enthusiastic speaker exhibiting her passion for the game of golf.
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Ernie Ellison
Diversity & Inclusion
Managing Partner of Ellison Consulting Group, LLC; a sports industry diversity and inclusion consultancy. Formerly the PGA of America Director of Business and Community Relations, Earnie is widely recognized for his vanguard approach to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion within the world’s largest working sports organization.
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Hollie West
Partnerships
Director of Commerce at the National Golf Course Owners Association, helping to enhance golf’s economic growth and vitality through sound and progressive commercial programs and services for golf courses. Accomplished, values-driven professional with over 25 years experience in project, program, and relationship management across diverse industries. EWGA Westchester NY Chapter leader for 6 years, including Past President. Working on the re-launch of an EWGA Chapter in her new home city of Charleston SC.

Golf Trivia: Played 9 holes with Lorena Ochoa at the EWGA National Conference in 2012. Looking forward to my first hole in one.
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Mary Kay Willson
Marketing
Strategic consultant for 20 years to multiple industries including golf, real estate, country club, membership associations, travel & hospitality and the non-profit sector. Sponsorship marketing and operations consultant to multi-sport events including 5 Olympic Games and Goodwill Games. Most recently, initiated #GameON Autism Golf program and raised over $15.5 million in 5 years spearheading The Golf Challenge event series of 100+ golf tournaments for the autism foundation of World of Golf Hall of Famer, Ernie Els.

Golf Trivia: Granddaughter of Johnny Farrell, 1928 US Open Champion and winner of 25 PGA Tour events, a fine gentleman who tossed MK off of the 1st hole at Baltusrol at the age of 9 for a rather unsightly reaction to a bad bunker shot during a junior event.
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Christina Ricci
Technology
Christina is an LPGA member, TPI Level 2 Certified and a top-selling golf author of four Golf Survival Guide books. She has helped grow and promote the game of golf to women in her very unique way since 2008 and is a strong advocate of women’s golf.

Golf Trivia: Only female golf amateur to get published for instructional golf books.
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Danielle Tucker
Ambassador
Hawaii
Head Women's Golf Coach, Georgetown University

19 years hosting and producing “The Golf Club”, a golf radio show she owns and created. The show airs live on 5 Hawaii radio stations every Saturday, live streams at radiogolfclub.com and found as podcast on all podcast platforms. Golf writer, columns are at AroundHawaii.com, and member of GWAA. Enthusiastic junior golf supporter, helps coach youngsters Saturday with the Aloha State Junior Golf Association. Founding member of EWGA Hawaii.

Golf Trivia: Watching mongoose sneak up to snatch musubi and sandwiches out of golf carts while unsuspecting golfers are playing their golf balls
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Ulrika Johansson
Global Development & Ambassador
Founder of Valuex Research, a lawyer, a serial entrepreneur and a passionate golf player. With her extensive international business background and passion for the game of golf, Ulrika will be helping Women’s Golf Day to increase its global reach to inspire more women to play golf and to grow the participation of the WGD movement worldwide.

Golf Trivia: Ulrika, a former Miss Sweden got inspired to start playing golf while being interviewed by Gary Player who was a judge in the Miss World Pageant in Sun City Botswana the same year.
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Lauren Anderson
Intern
Marketing
Currently a marketing student at Aurora University. Lauren is a member of Aurora's chapter of the American Marketing Association where they are currently ranked first out of three-hundred chapters worldwide. She grew up with a passion for golf and enjoys spreading her love for the game with others. She has represented her school twice at the NCAA division three women’s golf championships and and was awarded the NCAA Elite 90 award for her achievements both on and off the course.

Golf Trivia: Collects bag tags from popular/famous courses that she visits and then uses them as ornaments on her Christmas tree. Loves traveling and playing golf with her dad.
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Emmy Moore Minister
Media
Emmy Moore Minister is a golf communications specialist and founder of Doctors Orders: Play Golf, an education initiative that encourages individuals to play the game of golf for renewed health and wellness. Emmy is passionate about the game of golf and holds the coveted distinction as an Honorary Member of the Northern California Section of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).

Golf Trivia: Met her husband at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and later, they were married there, overlooking the 18th hole.
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Cynthia Howard
Partnerships
Corporate Female Engagement
Over 20 years of Sponsorship Marketing and Advertising Sales Experience. Currently Director of Media Sales for the PGA TOUR. BS Sports Management from the University of Virginia, Two-sport Division I athlete (field hockey and lacrosse). Mother of 3 boys and cares deeply about introducing girls and boys to golf.

Golf Trivia: On the board of The First Tee of Metro New York
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Nancy Berkley
Marketing
Nancy Berkley is a golf writer and has has broad experience marketing women’s golf and junior-girls golf. She is a feature writer for www.womensgolf.com --one of the top ranked sites for women's golf with over 100,000 followers. Nancy is a member of the Women’s Committee of the World Golf Foundation and a member of the National Golf Foundation.

Golf Trivia: Nancy wrote the first book about marketing golf to women for the National Golf Foundation: "Women Welcome Here: A Guide to Growing Women's Golf".
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Ed Lynch
Marketing
Ed Lynch is a 25 year veteran of the sports marketing and media industry with experience across many disciplines. He started his career at ProServ the pioneering agency in the sports space and worked in sales, events and corporate consulting. He also worked at the MLBPA, MLS, Sports Illustrated and launched his own agency called All Access Sports in the golf space. Today he is the VP Business Development, Sports at VER the largest production equipment rental company in the world and is focused on growing the sports business beyond broadcast and into events.

Golf Trivia: Ed serves on the board of Golf Fights Cancer!
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Hilary Tuohy
Business
Management & Technology
With a comprehensive background in business including Finance, Technology, Operations and Project Management and significant start up experience, Hilary will be overseeing the technology and business management aspects of Women's Golf Day. She is also the Current President of National Board for Executive Women’s Golf Association.

Golf Trivia:Played 100+ rounds of golf 2015 season
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Katie Brophy Miles
Partnerships
NCAA Teams & Coaches
Head Women's Golf Coach, Georgetown University

10 Years in Division I NCAA Coaching. BA from University of Notre Dame, MS in Sports Management from Indiana University. Completed coursework for Ph.D. in Human Performance. Member of The First Tee of DC Young Professionals Council. Passionate about growing the game globally and getting more women in the game

Golf Trivia: Played or coached golf in 13 different countries
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Barbara Gutstadt
Golf Destination Planner
6-time serial entrepreneur, public speaker and co-author of "Teeing Up For Success" has over 40 combined years of healthcare, financial and golf travel industry experience.

Barbara has filled a void in the women's golf travel market, Women's Golf and Travel Concierge was founded as a specialty golf destination planning company designing unique golf trips for women and couples, Women's State Golf Associations, and country clubs, combining golf adventures with creative excursions. Sixth start-up company was acquired August 2016 by Premier Golf. She is a big proponent of using golf as an effective for business in relationship building skills for women in sales and management. As well as creating friendships and activity partners.

Also a Registered Nurse, Barbara is involved in the care of 63 individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities utilizing golf, where possible, as a positive behavior reinforcer.

Golf Trivia: In 2017, awarded by the LPGA and the LET the designation of "Authorized Tour Operator " for the United States travel packages for the Solheim Cup 2019 in Scotland. Has traveled to 13 countries within a two year period.
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