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

Mary Kay Willson
Operations Officer
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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Sarah McNew Razzaque
Technology Partner
Sarah is the Founder and President of CrunchGrowth Dev, with over 15 years of experience in web development and social media. Her previous experience with website development combined with her 10 years as a Chief Product Officer make her uniquely qualified to help create customized web experiences.

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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Nicole Wheatley
Country Ambassador & Public Relations
United Kingdom
Founder of Medi8, a global marketing communications agency dedicated to golf, Nicole began her career 20 years ago working with players. She is a passionate believer in the importance of attracting more women to the sport in a business and playing capacity. Nicole has been a mentor for the R&A Women’s Leadership program and is currently working on a film Breaking with Tradition which will launch this summer.

Golf Trivia: Nicole’s first job in golf was as a client assistant for Jean Van de Velde who, just 3 weeks after she started, famously took his shoes and socks off and got into the Barry Burn in Carnoustie!
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Cathy Harbin
Cathy Harbin’s pedigree includes Class A PGA Master Professional status since 2000. She is also a member of the LPGA and NGCOA. With over 20 years as an operator in the golf business, Cathy has perfected training and operational systems that create a consistent world class experience and sustainable profits. Cathy has a diverse path through golf that few others match. She served as Executive Director of Golf 20/20, worked as Vice President of Golf for ClubCorp, has her operational experience and she purchased her own golf course.
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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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Leslee Moger
Country Ambassador
United Kingdom
A passionate sportswoman, Leslee has participated in sport all of her life. Playing Division I Tennis for St. Bonaventure University in her 20's, personal Training in London, England throughout her 30s and to taking up golf in her 40s-- she has lived an active life and embraced all of the challenges and opportunities that sports have given her along the way. Having returned to the UK after 4 years in Florida with her own golf operations company, she has continued to follow her sporting heart by working for Play More Golf—the UK’s first fully flexible golf membership. With her two teenage boys, also active golfers, and PGA husband, she rounds out a fun family foursome on the course. Encouraging and inspiring women to participate and enjoy sport will always be at the core of everything she does.

Fun Fact: Leslee was on the bag / caddied for her husband in the Senior British Open 2016
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Miklós Breitner
Country Ambassador
Hungary
Founder of Golf Business Monitor, the highly acclaimed B2B golf business blog, and golf club marketing consultant: www.golfbusinessmonitor.com. Recognized by Golf Inc. Magazine as "one of the savviest consultants in Europe and runs a very popular golf business blog.".

Golf Trivia: I have 3 common things with Michael Jordan: 1. I used to be a basketball player, 2. lefty. and 3. 198 cm tall.
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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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Anna Zabłocka–Wiercińska
Country Ambassador
Poland
Professionally CFO / Head of Controlling Department working in the transport industry. Passionate about sports since her childhood. Initially, it was tennis (professional) and skiing. She discovers golf through a ladies golf program at the Lisia Polana Golf Academy. Lisia Polana has been her home club for many years. She plays golf to actively spend time with friends and also enjoys competing in tournaments organized by golf clubs and the Polish Golf Union. She joined Polish Ladies Golf Association to better help promote the development of women's golf in Poland.
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Renate Roeleveld
Country Ambassador
Netherlands
For over 20 years Renate has been a Director of various golf courses in the Netherlands. Making golfers feel at home is her main ambition. She is on the board of the NVG (Dutch NGCOA) actively involved in growing the game of golf. Her specific focus is on customer satisfaction and the ecosystem of golf where course, club and professionals work together to create avid golfers. With her highly successful FAB Friday program on her golf course she has encouraged already 100’s of women to become active golfers and unraveled ways to get them enthusiastic golfers. Golf is her passion and an inseparable part of her life.
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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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Earnie 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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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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Shon Crewe
Media Ambassador
Shon Crewe is the creator and host of the Northwest Golf Show, which broadcasts on 710 ESPN Seattle, the No. 1 sports station in the Pacific Northwest. A strong advocate for giving back, Shon serves on the Pets for Patriots Board of Directors, has been nominated to the First Tee’s National Board of Governors, and was previously President of the Executive Board for the Women of SU (Seattle University).

Golf Trivia: I hit at least one shot at every new course I play with a club made by a dear friend, since passed, who loved the game and always wanted to travel more.
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Sofia Blacker
Intern
Enthausiatic business student currently obtaining a bachelor at University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy that is passionate about Marketing.
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Bruno Hernot
Country Ambassador
France
Passionate about sports in general, and golf in particular. Bruno changed his professional career to sports management, and recently completed his Masters in Sports Management. He did not have the opportunity to discover golf when he was younger, his goal and motivation is to help and develop golf in France. His thesis concentrated on how to get more Millennials and women to play golf.

Golf Trivia: A fantastic adventure attend the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France.
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Mitsuru Hidaka
Country Ambassador
Japan
President of AIE Japan, Inc. a destination management and strategic marketing firm. Reciprocal Coordinator of Ladies Asian Golf Tour. Lecturer of University for Hotel industry and Hospitality theory Passionate about the sustainable development of golf tourism regarding International Exchange in the golf industry. Arranged The Memorandum of Understanding was entered in to by and between "Japan Golf Courses Employers Association” in Japan and “Thailand Golf Courses Association” in Thailand.

Golf Trivia: My mother played the Ladies Asian Golf Tour as a top amateur player. Presently I am a coordinator for the Ladies Asian Golf Tour Needless to say, I haven't inherited the golf DNA from my mother.
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Emmy Moore Minister
Ambassador
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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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 has over 40 combined years of building healthcare, financial and golf travel industry businesses. 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 combining golf adventures with creative excursions. She is also a big proponent in using golf as an effective tool in building lasting business relationships. Also a Registered Nurse, Barbara is involved in the care of 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. Barbara is thrilled to be a part of Women’s Golf Day.
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Lissette De Los Santos
Country Ambassador
Dominican Republic
Graduate as Financial accountant at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. As a passionate golfer, I spend a lot of time on golf courses, both in my country and abroad with my husband. VP in a family fuel company. Mother of Four, one grandson. I have been working organizing golf tournaments since 2012; The Ladies DR, first season of the Golf Channel Amateur tour Dominican Republic and now work as a member of the Pink Golf Tour board. As I like to innovate in golf, with the WGD I enjoy motivating as many ladies as possible to experience golf and see it as a lifestyle.

Golf Trivia: I’ve had the honor of representing my country at the Caribbean Classic golf tournament.
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Benedikte Brynestad Grøtvedt
Country Ambassador
Norway
Previous touring professional (Symetra tour and the Ladies European Tour). Currently working for the Norwegian Golf federation as project manager for girls and women’s golf. Benedikte absolutely loves the game of golf and what it means to people in many ways. She sees her position to make an impact on girls and woman’s participation in golf as a huge opportunity and will always make the most of it..

Golf Trivia: Started playing golf at age 21 after loosing a bet. Never looked back and played professionally on two tours from 2007-2014.
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Fame Tate
WGD Ambassador
UK
Director and owner of Stanedge Golf Club, Chesterfield and AA PGA Professional. Fame turned professional with a handicap of +5 and played on the Ladies European and Asian Tours for a number of years. She has successfully run and managed The Fame Golf Academy and is extremely passionate about coaching and getting more people involved in the game of golf. In 2019 Fame purchased Stanedge Golf Club, Chesterfield. Fame is on the board of directors for the UK Golf Federation. "As a golf club owner, AA PGA professional and former tour player, I feel very privileged to be able to give something back to the game of golf. I have been involved in sport for nearly 30 years and I have experienced what it is like firsthand to start at grassroots level and go through the various stages of development, coaching, golf club ownership and management."
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Jenny Dahlgren
Country Ambassador
Argentina
23 year career as a professional hammer thrower for Argentina, set to retire this year after Tokyo 2020+1. Represented her home country in four Olympic Games, 10 World Championships and is the South American Recordholder. Studied English at the University of Georgia where she won three NCAA titles. A body positive and anti bullying activist, wrote a children’s book about Olympic sports and their values, promotes sports as a tool for building self esteem and overcoming obstacles. Ambassador for INADI (National Institute Against Discrimination).

Golf Trivia: started playing golf thanks to an ex boyfriend. Broke up with him and fell deeply in love with the game of golf instead.
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The Women’s Golf Day Junior Ambassadors

Carolina Ricci
Age 12
Gianna Ricci
Age 10
Sadie Lee
Age 11