Focused on its mission, “Promoting Excellence in Golf and Fellowship among our Members,” the Landings Women’s Golf Association (LWGA) offers its many members organized weekly play days, invitational tournaments that introduce Savannah-area golfing women to our courses, popular annual tournaments that expose members to different game formats, friendly competition and opportunities to support worthy local causes through its philanthropic initiatives. Established in 1974, LWGA is proud to be the largest, Club-based, amateur women’s golf organization.
LWGA members extend themselves and their efforts way beyond the game of golf. The past few years have been extraordinary in terms of charitable contributions both to community-based organizations and to Landings based funds. There are four initiatives that are particularly worth mentioning. The annual Golfing for a Cure event, has contributed in excess of $750,000 over the past 14 years. This donation has been used for preventative cancer research and treatment of cancer patients of all genders and ages. The results of the research are shared worldwide. Not only is this golf event great fun, but also generates considerable revenues for a very worthwhile cause.
The Empty Stocking Fund, which supports parents and guardians of children in the Savannah area who are living in poverty, is also a beneficiary of LWGA efforts. In the past three years over $7,500 was contributed. Once again, this happens during a round of golf where the members buy a drive from one of the pros. That, plus additional contributions, generated the donated funds.
America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia benefitted from 3,000 pounds of peanut butter from LWGA members in the past three years. This effort and been very successful in stocking the shelves at the Food Bank.
Lastly, the Landings Military Relief Fund was the recipient of over $12,000 in the past three years as a result of the annual Red, White and Blue Tournament. This fund makes financial help available to active duty military families on a grant basis. Among other circumstances, it can cover unexpected emergencies, especially during deployments.
Job well done, LWGA members! Enjoy a round of golf and make a difference in someone’s life at the same time.