The wives association works to raise money for charities, with a focus on providing assistance to needy children.
Last year, women from the association kicked into action after the June 29 derecho ripped through the Lewisburg area and much of the rest of the state, leaving thousands without electricity or water in the summer heat.
"We volunteer weekly. The wives go to different locations all over -- schools and churches and hospitals -- to help all sorts of people in need," she said. "It's incredible what they've given back to different communities all over the country, and it's amazing the differences they've made.
"It's giving through golf; that's what they call it."
On Friday, Ashley was promoting "Beyond the Fairways and Greens: A Look Inside the Lives of PGA Tour Families." The new book features personal stories and family recipes from more than 130 PGA families, and Ashley said it's a great opportunity for fans to get to know players off of the green.
"When you see 140 men teeing off, they have their wives and their children touring, as well," she said. "It's a real family out here. That's what it's all about."
Proceeds from the book will support the charities sponsored by the wives association. In 2012, the organization focused on getting school supplies for students, offering adolescent golf lessons and supporting the Ronald McDonald House.
Reach Mackenzie Mays at mackenzie.m...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4814.