BOSTON – LPGA Hall of Fame Instructor and former LPGA T&CP National President Kay McMahon has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of Women in the Golf Industry (WIGI). McMahon has served on the association’s board of directors since 2015.
McMahon is Director of Instruction and Co-Founder of eduKaytion Golf, featuring her innovative teaching program Golf 8.5, a simplified approach to learning and improving every aspect of the golf swing. She is one of the few LPGA members who is also a member of the PGA of America. Last year McMahon was recognized as one of the Top Four Elite LPGA Instructors.
In her leadership role with WIGI, McMahon has the support of the following newly elected and returning WIGI board members: Shelley West, Nailed Golf- 1st Vice President; Deborah Bennett, Orca Golf– 2nd Vice President; Debbie Waitkus, Golf for Cause- Treasurer; Lynn Cotter, Lynn on the Links Golf – Secretary; Le Ann Finger, LPGA, PGA, Arizona Golf Association- Immediate Past Pres.; Pam Allen, Travel & Events, Donald Ross Society; Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design; Kathy Bissell, WIGI Founding Member, Golf Writer and Golf Real Estate Sales; Emmy Moore Minister, Moore Minister Consulting Group; Christina Ricci, LPGA, PGA, Christina Ricci’s MORE PARS!; Christina Thompson, Golf 4Her.
Women in the Golf Industry (WIGI) is an organization comprised of women who have careers spanning all aspects of the golf industry. Launched in 2001, WIGI started with 11 founding members who saw a need for a networking organization to connect and support other women in the golf industry. The core mission is “connection” for women working in all facets of the game. WIGI provides ongoing events and meet-ups and the opportunity to reach out to resources spanning all aspects of the golf industry, often in collaboration with Golf’s leading allied organizations.
“I, along with the entire board, are thrilled as we continue to kick off 2021,” said McMahon. “We are launching two exciting initiatives that are already helping educate and inspire existing members while also attracting new members to our organization.”
The first initiative is called “Getting to Know You” where members find out more about each other, ask questions, and make connections strengthening and broadening their positions in the industry. The second is “WIGI-pedia” a go-to educational series highlighting Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) within the golf industry, focusing on current topics of interest to enlighten, engage, and inform.
“Twenty years represents a huge milestone for the organization, and we are committed to continue WIGI’s mission with even more zest,” said McMahon. “Using our connections, we can leverage the talent, creativity, energy, fortitude, and true grit of this remarkable group of women to exchange ideas, collaborate, and most importantly, support each other.”