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ANNUAL KICKOFF EVENT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 

WYNDEMERE COUNTRY CLUB, NAPLES


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WELCOME

Welcome to the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association. We formed the chapter in 1999 with ladies primarily in the Naples area. We recently changed our name from the Naples Chapter to the Southwest Florida Chapter, and our members stretch all the way from Marco Island to Naples to Ft. Myers and beyond to Cape Coral.

Click here for the Board of Directors and their volunteers.


















It's official! The votes have been tabulated and the candidates confirmed. 
Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote and support our chapter. 
Please congratulate our board members

Mo White - Chapter President 
Barb Schanmier - Member Services
Marianne Meola - Treasurer
Bonnie Masterson - Social Events/Activities 
Vivian Ebert - Member Recruitment 
Mary Marshall - Marketing & Media
Sharyl Wicks - Golf Events & Programs 
The new Chapter Board will be installed November 1, 2014.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Janie Thompson
Maggie Campopiano

SOCIAL EVENTS

ANNUAL KICKOFF EVENT

Don’t wait too long to register for the fabulous Kick-off event for SWFL EWGA members and guests! We have so many things going on for those attending - here are just a few:

The first 100 registered will receive a $20.00 gift card form the PGA Tour Superstore!

If you have a friend that is thinking about joining, but wants to learn more about the group first, this is the event for them!

  • If they join at the Classic Level during the kick off-they get a $20.00 discount
  • Every new member that joins at the Kick-off will be entered into a drawing for a free membership.

Have you been participating in the Biggest Loser competition? There were a number of flights and the competition is too close to call! Be sure to be in attendance to see who was able to decrease their handicap by the biggest percentage to be named the Biggest Loser! 

We will have a 50/50 drawing, some amazing raffles, and a great door prize, so there are plenty of ways for all attendees to win some great prizes.

Don’t forget about the additional entertainment! As an extra bonus, Michael Petit, known throughout the comedy world for his "Jokes and Strokes" will be sharing his comedic talent.

Graciously hosted at Wyndemere Country Club, the evening is guaranteed to include fabulous food, friends and fun. Mark your calendar now and register via 123 for November 20, 2014. Registration is now open.


       


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WITCHES TEA SOCIAL

In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf. One of our favorite social events! The Witches Tea is a fun opportunity to gather around the cauldron with your favorite witches.  In the “spirit” of Halloween, come dressed in your most festive witch costume for a chance to win fame and fortune. Your registration fee will cover a 3-entree dinner buffet, 2 drink tickets with free entry into the costume contest. Make plans to attend and invite a friend who might have interest in joining the chapter! We will be on the patio (weather permitting) casting spells, and lifting a chalice or two.


Costume contestants will be judged and determined by audience applause in the following categories: The Allison Gross Award (Ugliest Witch in the North Country), best Golf Themed Witch, and The Glenda Award (Good Witch).
  


October 29, 5:30 - 9:00 at 
Boston Beer Garden
2396 Immokalee Rd. Naples
  

 


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GOLF EVENT OPPORTUNITIES


PINK FLAMINGO MATCH PLAY EVENT

 11th Annual Flamingo Cup

 

WHEN:   Saturday, October 25, 2014, Check-in from 11:30 am, Team meeting at 12:30

               Shotgun start 1:00 PM 

 WHERE:  Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club.1370 Borghese Ln, Naples, FL   (239) 389-6600

 PRICE:    $90.00 Includes: Golf, Range Balls, Hors D’oeuvres, Buffet Dinner,Taxes, Tips. EWGA play rates are $45.00 for practice rounds. Call Pro shop directly to set up practice rounds

 FORMAT: Four Ball Match Play. Two players from the Southwest Florida team play their net best ball against the net best ball of two players from the Palm Beach team. We are allowing players to pick a playing partner, but not allowing a handicap difference greater than 6,  If it is, 6 will be the maximum number of strokes allowed.

TEAM: Teams will consist of at least 20 players from each coast. Registration is open to first 40 players however the actual match play event will be determined by the number of players from the other coast. There will be a cut off as far as the tournament but you will still be able to play at Hammock Bay and attend dinner if you do not make the team cut off. 

Handicaps will be verified. 

Contact Sharyl Wicks swicks16@comcast.net     239-272-7046

 

STARTING IN NOVEMBER, WE WILL HAVE TWO LEAGUES!

STONEYBROOK – SATURDAY 8:30 SHOTGUN START

2 series - 2 formats

Series 1 November 8 through January 10th – sign up and play in pairs. Rotate each week which team you will be playing

Commit up front to playing 6 games with a partner.  Must sign up and pay in advance (payment can be divided in 2 payments if needed).  Play dates are 11/8, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 and 1/10.   

If you do not have a partner but want to commit to play, you will need to email Sharyl wicks at swicks16@comcast.net and she will try to match you up.  If you can not commit to playing all these dates but would like to be on a Sub List for those players who will need folks to fill in on dates they cannot make, please sign up.  It is the responsibility of each player to make sure they have a sub if they cannot play on a certain week

3 ways to sign up on 123

1 - commit to all 6 dates and Pay $250 up front for all 6 dates – saving $20
                                                                                 OR
2 -  commit to all 6 dates and pay $135 and provide a credit card number the first game to be charged the end of November for another $135 for a total of $270.

3 - Put your name on a sub list, no charge. Will need an email address and best phone number that a player can contact you at.  You would be responsible to pay the player you are subbing for directly.
 

Series 2– Starting January 17th, games, sign up and payment will be weekly, cost is $75. RSVP CUTOFFS will be each week by Wednesdays

HIBISCUS GOLF COURSE – THURSDAYS,  TEE TIMES STARTING AT 11:00 AM - $68

Sign up weekly on 123. Cutoff will be every Monday evening.  First play date is 11/6 and runs through 4/30


Play Lists
E-mail Bonnie Masterson if you want to be put on the weekend and/or weekday lists. Whenever you want to organize a game, simply email the people on the list and set up the tee times.

COMMUNICATIONS FOR SWFL EWGA

Special Event


To REGISTER CLICK HERE
Cocktails afterwards at Bluewater Beach 2:30 - 3:30

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - October 2014

Syndicated Content - Championship
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  • WEEK 4

    QUESTION 1:  A complimentary membership
    comes with each EWGA Golf Course Network.
    Name a Golf Course Network near you, and
    their EWGA discount.


    QUESTION
     2: When is the 2014 EWGA
    Member Meeting?




    Stumped? If you need a lifeline (you get 2 for the month)
    email discoverewga@ewga.com

  • WEEK 4

    QUEST 3:   Did you know that every year, EWGA
    offers a new member shirt? What sizes does it
    come in and what colors are available?
    (hint: shopewga.com)

    QUEST 4: On the Member Clubhouse, there is a
    tab for Handicap. Give one of the reasons listed
    why you need a handicap.


    BONUS QUEST
    : Did you activate your free
    Regus Preferred Businessworld
    membership.
    (hint: golf and business travel)


    Submit your answers here


    Stumped? If you need a lifeline (you get 2 for the month)
    email discoverewga@ewga.com

Syndicated Content - Shop 4

Syndicated Content - Newsletter 5

Syndicated Content - Save the Date 6

Syndicated Content - Refer A Friend 7

FALL INTO FITNESS

YOGA FOR GOLFERS

SWFL EWGA is proud to offer

YOGA FOR GOLFERS 

               with SUSIE BIRCHENOUGH

Certified at highest attainable level with Yoga Alliance, RYTe500; also Certified in Therapeutic Yoga thru Duke Integrative Medicine & Certified in Pilates as well as Barre 

Beginning THURSDAY October 22, 2014

6:00pm at the historic and beautiful Shangri-La Springs

27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

We are actively trying to put together a weekly or bi-weekly practice to get the benefits of Yoga for Golfers, so your input is important.

Make plans to attend this 1½ hour first session for $20.00

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HOLE-IN-ONE and 2 CLUB

Hole-in-One Insurance

Congratulations to Maureen Yeager on her Wednesday League Hole-in-One!
This means that you must contribute $5.00 again if you want the insurance. Sign up with any board member or league chairperson. The new list will be posted in the next 2 weeks.

SWFL EWGA Members who have gotten a Hole-in-One. Congratulations to Irmingard Markusch on her hole-in-one at the Copperleaf Golf Course on June 29th - hole #13 from 115 yards with a 9-wood.

2 Club - Rules and Members Click here to find out more

MEMBER SERVICES

Getting Older Does Have It's Rewards!


If you are going to be turning 65 within your EWGA Membership (but not necessarily the calendar) year, you can renew at the lower senior rate of $100 when your renewal comes due!  For example, if your membership is due for renewal on October 15th but you will turn 65 on March 20th, you are entitled to the lower renewal rate.  Just call Kate Moore 1-800-407-1477, ext. 10 at EWGA Member Services when you are ready to renew, and she will be happy to help!


Change of Address or Email?  Please make sure you inform us so that we can keep your profile up to date.  Our 123 Signup system is email, not name based, so it's important that you let us know of any changes so you won't have trouble registering for all the great events we have coming up!  Send an email with your changes to Barb Schanmier, Member Services Director.


Is it time to renew your SWFL EWGA membership?

Don't wait--renew now! If you have questions or need help, please contact Barb Schanmier, Member Services Director, bschanmier@aol.com or 847-840-3060. 

New members can join and get a discount of $20 on the classic membership $155 for $135.  They just need to put on top of paper appliciation 2014- Recruit or online in the bottom put code 2014- recruit.If you have any questions please contact Vivian Ebert drebert@livingwellfl.com



Click here for instuctions to log onto the EWGA website to find other members, renew your membership or enter your scores.



Membership Questions?

Contact Barb Schanmier, Member Services Director,
bschanmier@aol.com  or 847-840-3060.

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HANDICAPS

Manual Score Entry
The EWGA handicap service does not have every course handicap that you may play.
Click here for instructions on how to manually enter a score.

Why have a handicap?
Click here
 for the answer.

Click here for the handicap articles that have appeared in the BLAST.

CLICK HERE for all archived GOLF TIPS from the BLAST

SPONSORSHIP

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for SWFL EWGA?

Click here
 for the brochure.

Click here for information about our current sponsors.

EASY AS 1-2-3

Click here  to register for an SWFL EWGA event.

  • ALL members, guests and non-members of SWFLEWGA must go to our 123 signup system to register for all events by the stated deadline and BEFORE arriving at the event.  Here's the procedure:
  • CLICK ON THE     
  • You will almost immediately get a confirmation email back saying you have registered. 
  • If you do not receive that email, you are not registered, so please contact Barb Schanmier, our 123 Administrator, immediately. There is no danger of being charged twice for an event as the system prevents registering more than once.
  • If you haven't registered or want to bring a guest after the registration deadline but before the actual event, please contact the Event Coordinator to see if there is still availability.
  • For most events, if the event sells out, you can still register and you will be put on a wait list.  The wait list will be in the order registrations are received (no skipsies!).  The Event Coordinator will contact you if you are able to attend.
  • If you have successfully registered for an event but need to cancel prior to the stated cancellation deadline, please contact the Event Coordinator as there may be a waiting list. 
  • If you are entitled to a refund, you will receive a check in the mail (less the $10 cancel fee) within 30 days.  
  • And lastly, paying by credit card (MC, Visa or Discover, no AMEX) when you register is the recommended method of payment. We do not accept credit cards at most of our events.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Click here to view our event policies and procedures.
Any non-member participating in an EWGA league or golf event is required to sign a Release and Indemnification Agreement. These forms will be available at the event.
Click here to view.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

EVENT CALENDAR

OCTOBER

Thursday, 22 - Yoga for Golfers

Saturday, 25 - Pink Flamingo - Hammock Bay

Monday, 27 - 9 and Unwind - Naples Beach Golf Club 

Thursday, 29 - WItches Tea Social - Boston Beer Garden

NOVEMBER

Thursday, 6 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 8 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 13 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 15 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 20 - Annual Kickoff Meeting (Wyndemere)

Saturday, 22 - Vasari Golf Event-12:30 shotgun

DECEMBER

Thursday,  4 - Hibiscus League

Saturday,   6 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 11 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 13 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 18 - Hibiscus League

Sunday, 14 - Jingle Bell Open (The Rookery)

Saturday, 20 - Stoneybrook League

JANUARY

Saturday, 3 - Quail Creek Golf Event

Thursday, 8 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 10 - Stoneybrook League

Tuesday, 13 - Meet the Members Social

Thursday, 15 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 17 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 22 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 24 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 29 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 31 - Stoneybrook League

FEBRUARY

Thursday, 5 – Hibiscus League

Saturday, 7 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 12 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 14 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 19 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 26 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 28 - Stoneybrook League

MARCH

Thursday, 5 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 7 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 12 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 14 - Stoneybrook League

Sunday, 15 - Grandaza Golf Event

Thursday, 19 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 21 - Stoneybrook League (tentative)

Thursday, 26 - Hibiscus League

Saturday, 28 - Stoneybrook League

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