A Keynote Speaker Sharing the Importance of Golf in Business and Life

Golf For Cause

Debbie Waitkus

Founder/President of Golf for Cause is a speaker, author, and business-golf expert who helps others use golf to achieve objectives ~ “Turn Golf Into Gold®."

Keynote Speaker | Seminar Leader | Emcee | Moderator

Waitkus, whose professional background includes tenure as president of a successful mortgage banking firm, is also the author of GET YOUR GOLF ON! Your Guide to Getting in the Game and a contributing author to the EWGA Foundation's book: TEEING UP FOR SUCCESS.

As a speaker, she skillfully weaves a variety of golf stories into lessons ranging from business and personal development to player development—how to get golf into your toolbox. New, aspiring, and hesitant golfers attest that Debbie demystifies golf and rolls out an oversized welcome mat. Corporate audiences enjoy her stories and how they correlate to business situations. A seasoned presenter, Debbie engages all audiences, including the non-golfers.

Recognized by the Arizona Golf Association

As a champion of golf and the YWCA as a sports leader, Debbie has collaborated with corporations and not-for-profit organizations in successfully developing and executing charitable giving and outreach plans that have resulted in raising more than $3 million.

Most Requested Topics


  • The Moment You Know — Your Purpose, Your Passion, Your Legacy
  • The Power of Networking — Lessons from a Founder of the LPGA

New to Golf

  • Say YES! To Golf — How to Get Golf into Your Business Toolbox
  • Tournament Talk — How to Be Physically and Mentally Prepared

Golf Industry

  • 5 Ways to Pick Up Women — Attracting and Retaining Women as Your Customers
Golf For Cause


ASGCA – American Society of Golf Course Architects

AZ CREW – Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women

AWLA – Arizona Women Lawyers Association


California Golf Course Owners Association


DMB, Inc.

Empire West Title Agency

First Western Trust

Golf Academy of America

Positively Powerful – Triad West, Inc.

The Hartford

Hispanic Women's Corporation



MBA Women International

R.W. Baird & Co.


Navigate Research

NAWIC – National Association of Women in Construction

National Bank of Arizona

PGA of America



Wells Fargo

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)