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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.

MEMBER SERVICES

Welcome our New Members:  

Mary Kay Grimaldi, Billie Porter, Nan Randall and Amanda Shipley .


Member Services
Fairway Friends and Chapter Buddies--Volunteers wanted!
 
Sue Mandry and Audrey Bashaw will be heading up our Fairway Friends program this year and they are looking for volunteers to be mentors and those new golfers who would like to take advantage of the program. Fairway Friends™ is a mentoring program available to EWGA members that offers experienced, but not necessarily scratch golfers an opportunity to support the mission of the EWGA by providing opportunities for members newer to the game to learn all about golf – like etiquette, pace of play and the basic rules of the game – in a fun, supportive and noncompetitive environment.
 
 
Sue and Audrey are also establishing 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, chapter events, how to register, etc.  This way every member will feel "connected" to our chapter from day one!
 
If you have questions or need more information about these programs or would like to volunteer, please contact Sue sjman1007@gmail.com or Audrey  abashaw59@gmail.com. We were all new to the game and chapter at some point, so please "pay it forward" and volunteer!


New Year--New Email??
 
Many of us have more than one email or have to change them for a variety of reasons. The 123 Signup system that we use is email based, not name based, so when you register for any of our events, if you are having trouble registering, it may be that you are using a different email address than the one we have on file for you.  If that is the case, or you are not sure which email you gave when you joined, please contact Barb Schanmier, bschanmier@aol.com, and she can help you.  If you try to register using an email that is not on file with 123, you will either not be able to register or you will go in as a non-member which may cause you to be charged the higher non-member fee.  So remember to let us know if any of your profile information changes. 
Thanks!  Barb Schanmier
847-840-3060
 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.

Once a Member - Always a Member
If you have ever been a member of the EWGA, you do not need to join and pay as a new member again. Contact Barb or e-mail to
members@myewga.com to rejoin.

Member Spotlights
Click here to get to know some of our members.

Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to meet members and give back. Click here for more information.

SOCIAL EVENTS

In preparation for our Chapter Championship on May 17, at our May Social Event we will be hosting our helpful clinic on all of the little things that help during tournament play. Keeping in mind that every round of golf is fun, we will cover some of the little things that get overlooked in casual games that might present as a problem in tournament play. Plus, we will provide the correct way to take a drop, let you know that you have options and help you determine which one is better in different situations. Stay tuned for the specifics.

CHICO'S PATTY BERG MEMORIAL GOLF

 

Volunteers needed for the women's Symetra Tour event April 28th - May 4th.  In particular they are in need of people to volunteer to be cart drivers.  The are also in need of host families for the lady players (must live near the course to qualify).  

Volunteer's must sign up via this link  

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.

OPEN/LEAGUE PLAY

Saturday Leagues at Stoneybrook and Hibiscus
The last leagues were held on March 29.  Kudos and huge thank-you to Cindi DeBrino, Eileen Huff, Elaine Hoffman and Carole Gray for all the time they spent in organizing all the play and making the leagues so much fun this year.

Wednesday League at Spanish Wells 

March 26 was the last day for this league. Thank you to Sandy Serchuk and Bonnie Masterson for all the time they spend in organizing this league.

9-Hole League - Interested in a Weekly Nine and Wine?
We are trying to assess interest in a summer weekly group for those ladies who want to practice golf after work (or after not working) and socialize with the ladies too.
WHEN: Monday, 5-5:30pm Tee Times, May through October
WHERE: Naples Beach Club Hotel
COST: $25 golf fee
If interested, contact bonnie at
bonniemasterson@comcast.net

Play Lists
E-mail Mo White at
mourinew10@comcast.net 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 appropiate list and set up the tee times.

Shark Shootout Players Pass
The Franklin Templeton Shootout is proud to have a partnership with us 

Click here for the some local courses where EWGA members get discounted rates.

Mission Statement:  Have fun playing golf with friends and meeting new golfers while establishing or improving your handicap.
SIGN UP PROCEDURE:  GO TO 123 and REGISTER

Deadline to register is 5 pm Thursday before the round.

 

You will pay in the shop ($40) when you arrive 

We collect $3 for prizes.
We have an 8:30 am shotgun start.

 

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Eileen Huff at  elhuff@comcast.net 

or Cindi DeBrino at cindidebrino@comcast.net

Mission Statement:  Have fun playing golf with friends and meeting new golfers while establishing or improving your handicap.
SIGN UP PROCEDURE:  GO TO 123 and REGISTER

Deadline to register is 5 pm Thursday before the round.

 

You will pay in the shop ($40) when you arrive 

We collect $3 for prizes.
We have an 8:30 am shotgun start.

 

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Eileen Huff at  elhuff@comcast.net 

or Cindi DeBrino at cindidebrino@comcast.net

LADIES PRO-AM

11th Annual EWGA Ladies Charity Pro-Am 

SWFL Chapter's 11th Annual EWGA Ladies' Charity Pro-Am will be held at the The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday April 27. Golf is sold out but there are still spots available for Saturday night. Click here  to register.  Click here for the sponsorship  brochure. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to help the  PACE CENTER and LPGA GIRLS GOLF. For any questions contact Kathi Gray (239) 595-9876 bonitakathi@comcast.net or Cindy Booker Gatz (239) 860-8361 cbook@comcast.net



Volunteers are needed to help out at this event which will be held on Sunday April 27th at the Colony Golf & Country Club.  We are looking for people who are not playing in the event who can work at the registration table, help set up for the luncheon, help with the putting contest and various other tasks.  If you can give of your time for this very special event, please contact Sandy Serchuk and she can give you more details and let you know exactly what help is needed.  You can email her at saserch@aol.com.

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - April 2014

April's EWGA Forecaddie Guest

When: April 29, 2014
      Time: 12:00 PM Eastern




 Join Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development and guest Carol Pence, PGA Employment Consultant, PGA/LPGA Professional at the EWGA Forecaddie webinar.

Click here to r
egister




Do you know someone that you know EWGA would be of interest to? Follow this link and we will followup with them to become a member.



EWGA E-NEWSLETTER In case you missed it in your e-mail this week, here is an online copy of the EWGA E-Newsletter.

SAVE THE DATES

EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP - October 10-11, 2014, Nashville, TN
EWGA CUP - December 7-8, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ

2014 CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration is now open for the 2014 SWFL Chapter Championship on Saturday, May 17th at Miromar Lakes Golf Club.  The national EWGA Championship is the world’s largest female amateur golf tournament.  Prizes for gross and net winners will be awarded for each flight and the overall Chapter Champion and Scramble Team, all of which are invited to move on to the Regionals  in West Palm Beach, FL. at The President Country Club on June 14, 2014.  If you win and can’t play in Regionals don’t worry as the next winner in line for your flight will be asked to play.

This is great opportunity to play a great course with some competition and to have some fun with other members of the chapter.  If you sign up there will be a rules meeting before the event that you will be invited to with discussions on the rules so you will be more comfortable.

To sign up you must sign up in 2 places, both EWGA headquarters (www.ewga.com) where there will be a link to sign up on the  SWFL Chapter site.(123 signup)  The cost is $35 for EWGA headquarters and $60 for the SWFL Chapter.  The fees include registration, golf, lunch, prizes and all taxes and gratuities (except for bag boy tips).  This is a once a year event and you shouldn't miss out on it!

To participate you MUST have two 18 hole scores posted from Jan. 2014 until Apr. 2014 for your handicap and you MUST have a verifiable handicap as of May 1, 2014.  Your handicap cannot be higher than a 40.4.

Flights:
Play from the Silver Tees – 5450 yards: 
Championship: Handicaps 12.0 and less / scramble index +2
Play from the Red Tees – 5131 yards:
First Flight: 12.1 - 19.0  / scramble index +1
Second Flight: 19.1 – 25.0 / scramble index 0
Third Flight:  25.1 – 32.0 / scramble index -1
Fourth Flight 31.1 – 40.4 /scramble index -2
Scramble: Index for all 4 players combined must be between +2 and -5. 

Deadline to register is April 30th, 2014. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.  You must have registered on both the EWGA and 123. Failure to register on both sites could result in your not playing, so do both at the same time. 

Let’s make this a banner year for participants, so sign up early and see how gratifying this experience can be.  If you have any questions, please contact Lori Drumm (loridrumm@hotmail.com) or call Lori at 239-304-0579 (best time to call is 3PM - 6PM).

Click  here for the instructions to sign up on EWGA HQ and 123.
Click here for Participant Information – Stroke Play
Click here for Participant Information – Scramble Play
Click here for the HARD CARD.
 

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.

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

EDUCATION

Get Golf Ready –
Rodney Bungartz, PGA Golf Instuctor at Arrowhead Golf Club has 17 years experience in TEACHING YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STEP ON THE COURSE!

Session Curriculum:
Week 1: Putting
Week 2: Chipping/Pitching  
Week 3: Full Swing Irons  
Week 4: Full Swing Woods  
Week 5: Play on the Course    
TIME: 4:45 – 6 pm every Thursday STARTING MARCH 6  AT ARROWHEAD GOLF CLUB
Cost: $99 for 5 (75 minute) sessions, payable in advance.Limit of 8 students. Register by calling Rodney Bungartz: 239-348-5929

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
It's that time of year again!    The clock is ticking.... you MUST sign up by March 31 to be a part of this great contest! Click here to see who has signed up as of March 23.


Why have a handicap?
Click here
 for the answer.

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

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.