iOS app Android app

Elisa Gaudet
Elisa Gaudet has worked in the golf industry in the U.S. and Latin America for the PGA TOUR and the Tour de las Americas before founding Executive Golf International.

Prior to golf, Elisa worked in the entertainment industry as a model and SAG, AFTRA actress. She has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs and has been a guest speaker on a variety of golf topics. Her syndicated sports column has been running since 2003. She is the author of the Two Good Rounds book series Two Good Rounds – 19th Hole Stories from the World’s Greatest Golfers, Two Good Rounds SUPERSTARS - Golf Stories from the World's Greatest Athletes & Two Good Rounds TITANS- Leaders in Industry & Golf.

She splits her time between New York City and Florida.

Entries by Elisa Gaudet

Majestic Morocco -- Tradition, History and an Enduring Golf Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 12:45 AM

Morocco, steeped in tradition and history, has entered an age where the traditional and modern coincide beautifully and harmoniously. This is evident in everything from architecture to everyday life in various cities like Marrakesh, Agadir, Casablanca and Rabat. Under the leadership of King Hassan II the country adopted a broad...

Read Post

5 Golf Business Success Stories -- Growth Through Strategy and Innovation

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 7:03 PM

Golf has gone through its own market correction; from the boom-boom development days to finding its current place as a critical real estate sector component, a social past time and a global sport. A clear message originating from recent success stories is that distinguishing yourself from traditional golf clubs is...

Read Post

Trump's Position With Golf and LPGA Promps Southworth to Extend Offer to Ricoh Women's British Open

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 5:16 PM

Sports have always attempted to be a safe haven from politics. This could explain why so many diverse people gravitate to sports. Athletic competitions around the world have often been the one place where race, religion, gender and political affiliation did not matter. There is no greater example of this...

Read Post

Risk/Reward: Investing in Women Pays Dividends

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 11:24 AM

We often hear "You have to be willing to take risks" in business, sports and life. Risk / Reward is the ratio used by many investors to compare the expected returns of an investment to the amount of risk undertaken to capture these returns. This formula has already proven successful...

Read Post

Dads of Influence: Fathers and the Gift of Golf

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Many golfers are quick to tell you they learned golf from their father, grandfather or father-in-law. Golf has a long tradition of being introduced in family circles and being passed down from one generation to another. Fathers and father figures continue to be an influential component as to why people...

Read Post

National Golf Day Drove Home the Importance of a $68.8 Billion Industry

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM

Wednesday was National Golf Day.

Yes, golf has it's own day and what many might not know is the important role golf plays in the economy. Like all ecosystems there are multiple levels and golf is no exception. Before you step up to the tee box at your favorite...

Read Post

The Intersection of Business and Golf

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 4:31 PM

The passion and vision Sheila Johnson, owner of Salamander Resort properties, possesses goes well beyond golf and business.

Last Sunday the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Florida, finished in dramatic fashion when Jordan Spieth sank a 28-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole of a three-man...

Read Post

The Big Win in Sports

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:00 PM

After the confetti has fallen and the trophy handed out, there is a feel-good high that lasts longer than the adrenaline rush during the game. That high comes from the many charitable groups that sports organizations have aligned with to raise the profile and funding for each cause.

Read Post

Watson Who? Lopez and Team USA Defeat the World

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 4:08 PM

"Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last." -- Sherlock Holmes

With all the hoopla around Tom Watson and his captaincy of the Ryder Cup, perhaps the focus should be on Nancy Lopez and her winning formula in the Handa Cup....

Read Post

9/11 - The Changing Light

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:05 AM

I recently visited a golf course I had not been to since the days immediately following September 11, 2001. It was in Biarritz, France and it was upon visiting, under much different circumstance and many years later, that I realized just how much playing any golf course is like a...

Read Post

The Big W Is Not Just the Win, but Women

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:46 PM

The "big W," for me, is not just the Win, but Women winning, and after this week's performance at the historic US Women's Open, Michelle Wie. There seems to be a groundswell of empowerment opportunities and platforms to help women excel in every aspect of life. Women are front and...

Read Post

For the Love of Golf

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 5:59 PM

National Golf Day was May 21, 2014. There are so many great things about golf that extend far beyond the actual sport. Those who play golf want others to experience the many positive benefits, including being one of the last frontiers you can spend four hours without a cell phone...

Read Post

Golf Is Like an Adolescent Teenager and Recycling

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 11:44 AM

Right now the golf industry is like an adolescent teenager going through puberty but in reverse. Puberty is a time when young teenagers try to make their way through awkward times of not knowing what to say and strange growth spurts until they eventually mature to an adult; confident and...

Read Post

Bromance Brewing at the Ryder Cup: Mickelson and Bradley

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 8:50 PM

Majestic Medinah plays host to this year's Ryder Cup and the atmosphere is electric.

It is truly difficult to describe the feeling and energy at a Ryder Cup. It is as if the world's biggest events collided into each other to create one huge all-world celebration. Imagine...

Read Post

East Lake - Where 'Winning' Involves Much More than a Big Paycheck

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 11:46 AM

Who would have thought that East Lake Golf Club, the home golf course of Bobby Jones and the man who transformed the game of golf, would be the model for transforming a community? East Lake in Atlanta is the permanent home of the Tour Championship, the season-ending event of the...

Read Post

Nantucket -- Still a Special Place

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 12:41 PM

Still unspoiled in many ways, Nantucket is a special place where you can ride a bike for miles without seeing another person and the only sounds you hear are the clicks of the wicker basket on the front of the bike and the wind in your ears. It also makes...

Read Post