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ANNUAL KICKOFF EVENT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20 

WYNDEMERE COUNTRY CLUB, NAPLES



SAVE THE DATE!
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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.















    BOARD ELECTIONS ARE NOW OPEN!  
      CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Robin Boies                        
Joyce Skalecki  
Lesli Sheldon  
Natalie Santasiero  
Peggy Sealfon  
Dorothy Thornton 
Nancy Bradley 

SOCIAL EVENTS

Annual Kick Off Event - November 20
Once again, we are planning a fabulous Kick-off event for SWFL EWGA members and guests! We hope you will make plans now to attend! 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!

Save the date and plan to attend the Annual Season Kick-off as we can hardly contain our excitement about all of the new ideas and events that we have planned. As an extra bonus, we will be entertained this year by

Michael Petit, known throughout the comedy world for his "Jokes and Strokes"

Graciously hosted at Wyndemere Country Club, the evening is guaranteed to include fabulous food, friends and fun. Mark your calendar now for November 20, 2014 and watch for signup on 123, soon!


GOLF EVENT OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER MATCH PLAY SERIES

Our final Match Play event was postponed due to unplayable conditions.  We have rescheduled for Saturday, September 20.  Watch your email for pairings and tee times.

September 20: Talis Park - Tee Times starting at 9 Am  Cost $63


PINK FLAMINGO MATCH PLAY EVENT
Saturday September 25th Hammock Bay Golf Club
West Palm Chapter @ SWFL Chapter
Stay tuned for more information and 123 signup

9 AND UNWIND

On Monday, Sept. 15 we will be playing at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.  The fee for 9 or 18 holes is $25.00 and each player receives two $2.00 off drink coupons.  18 hole players will tee off beginning at 2:40pm and 9 hole players will begin at 4:50pm.  After golf we can go to the Hotel Beach Bar for a bite to eat and drinks.  


Future Dates:
Sept. 22 Tiburon
Sept. 29 Raptor Bay  
e-mail Janet Greene if you are interested in playingjanetbgreene@comcast.net 

STARTING IN NOVEMBER, WE WILL HAVE TWO LEAGUES!

SATURDAY MORNINGS @ STONEYBROOK (SHOTGUN START)

BRAND NEW TEAM FORMAT!
PLAY WITH A PARTNER 

Round 1 is  November 8 through January 10th. 

Stoneybrook Golf Club

You have been asking for a more formal and committed league and we are going to see how it goes. This league requires you to sign up and pay for all 6 weeks(dates will be known in advance) and you can sign up 2 different ways:

Commit to play with 1 partner for all 6 events. Each week your team will play a different team and at the end of the 6 events there will be a team winner. If you do not have a partner, you can sign up as a single player and we will pair you with someone for the entire 6 events. once the league begins, if you cannot make a date, you will be responsible for finding a replacement player for yourself. Don't let your teammate down . If you cannot commit to all 6 events but want to be called if someone needs a substitute, we will put your name on a alternate list. Details are being finalized and sign up will be available soon

Registration will be prepaid on 123 (no exceptions)

WE NEED A COUPLE OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS LEAGUE. Since signup and teams will be predetermined and paid for, we are looking for 1 or 2 people that will be able to help keep track of the weekly team rankings and the "go to" person for the pro shop if there are any questions.  

Contact Sharyl Wicks if interested in volunteering  swicks16@comcast.net  very minimal time required.  

AND

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS at HIBISCUS GOLF COURSE (tee times)   


MORE INFO IS COMING SOON!


YOUR CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER!
CME TITLEHOLDERS TOURNAMENT
 is Nov. 18-23 at Tiburon.

In order for our chapter to Marshal a hole we need volunteers!. If you are interested in being a volunteer let us know, and SIGN UP ON THE CME WEBSITE (CLICK HERE)  

 

Reciprocal Rates at Quail West

We are pleased to announce that summer reciprocal privileges are being offered to all SWFL EWGA Chapter members by Quail West thru October 15th, 2014, and members will have access to golf, dining and salon/spa facilities.

Tee times can be made up to 3 days in advance by calling the Quail West Golf Shop at (239) 593-4110. Cost is $40 for current Chapter members, $65 for guests, plus tax, and includes a free beer or soft drink. ID may be required. Quail West will be closed on Mondays June thru September.


Naples Lakes Reciprocal Rate​
Naples Lakes has also agreed to offer reciprocal rates to EWGA members..36.00 + tax. Contact Duke at 732-6700

Hammock Bay Reciprocal Rate - $45
         

 

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.

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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SEPTEMBER
Monday, 15 - 9 and Unwind - Naples Beach CLub
Monday, 22 - 9 and Unwind - Tiburon
Thursday, 25 - Yoga for golfers
Monday, 29 - 9 and Unwind - Raptor Bay

OCTOBER
Thursday, 9 - Interactive Golf Fitness
Saturday, 25 - Pink Flamingo - Hammock Bay 
TBA - The Witches' Tea Social

NOVEMBER
Thursday, 20 - Annual Kickoff Meeting at Wyndmere

DECEMBER
Sunday, 14 - Jingle Bell Open at The Rookery

 

Franklin Templeton Shootout Summer Series

September 27th - Hammock Bay -9am Shotgun 
October 18th - Tiburon Gold - 1pm Shotgun 

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - September 2014

Syndicated Content - Slide 1


Syndicated Content - Championship Semi-Finals

Syndicated Content - Shop 4

Syndicated Content - Newsletter 5

Syndicated Content - Save the Date 6


Syndicated Content - Refer A Friend 7
Syndicated Content - The Cup 9

FALL INTO FITNESS

AS PART OF THE EWGA’S PROGRAM

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The 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 September 25

6:00pm-(working on the location-to be determined but probably North Naples)

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

123 sign up coming soon.

 

The SWFL EWGA will host two sessions of an Interactive Golf Fitness Program

This program is limited to the first 10 members who register for each session.

It will be Interactive, but not a “workout”

ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE FOR EACH OF THESE FREE SESSIONS

The FREE sessions are October 9 at 3:30 and 5:30

at

Core360Wellness Studio-located at 7700 Trail Blvd Suite 107

(Right off of Tamiami Tr N, just south of Vanderbilt Beach Rd-in the plaza just south of Tavern West.

Instruction will be led by

Joey Hayes

She has over 16 years in Health and Fitness Industry with specializations in Golf Fitness, post rehab, senior fitness and wellness programing.

She earned a Master’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Management from THE Ohio State University

Level2 TPI Golf Fitness Professional

ACSM Health Fitness Specialist

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

 

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing-either workout or golf attire will work.

No dress clothes – no golf shoes – no jeans - tennis shoes are best-no flip flops or heels.


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

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 application 2014- Recruit or online in the bottom put code 2014- recruit.

If you have any questions please contact Vivian Ebert drebert@livingwellfl.com


Chapter Buddies--Volunteers wanted!
 
Sue Mandry  sjman1007@gmail.com and Audrey Bashaw abashaw@newsbank.com of the Member Services Committee have recently established a "Chapter Buddies" Program.  All new members, regardless of their golf abilities, will be matched with an existing member who they can contact if they have questions about the Chapter, upcoming events, how to register, etc.  This way every member will feel "connected" to our chapter from day one! But this will only work if our existing members agree to be a "buddy" to one new member. 
 
All that is required is that you be available, either by phone or email, to welcome the new member to the Chapter and answer any questions the new member may have about the Chapter, such as "how do I register for an event?", "What is this event all about?" or "Do you know of any good courses in the area?", etc.  You can offer to meet the new member at the next event and introduce to a few other members, or if you want, you can offer to partner with her at her first event, but this is not required.  Many of us came to SWFL EWGA as a new member who knew few or no existing members and what it was like to attend our first event, so please volunteer. 
 
If you have questions or need more information about these programs, please contact Sue or Audrey.  If would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Shaeffer atgolfer4162@gmail.com. We were all new to the game and Chapter at some point, so please "pay it forward" and volunteer!

 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.

SWFL EWGA Biggest Loser Handicap Challenge 2014


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

COMMUNICATIONS FOR SWFL EWGA

SPONSORSHIP

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for SWFL EWGA?

Click here
 for the brochure.

Click here for information about our current sponsors.

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.