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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.


Welcome our New Members 

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

Chapter Buddies--Volunteers wanted!
Sue Mandry and Audrey Bashaw 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 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, 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

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,  or 847-840-3060.




Summer Match Play Series
We had a great first start of this series at Treviso bay on July 12.  Learn the rules for match play and see how much fun this golf game can be!  Earn individual points as well as team points, compete for prizes and have lots of fun! Come join us!

Play in flights and compete for great prizes!  Win one day or all 3!  Great Venues!  


August 9: Heritage Bay - Tee Times starting at 9 Am  Cost $43 Includes Lunch!!

September 13: Talis Park - Tee Times starting at 9 Am  Cost $63


If you are new to match play - don't worry. We will go over the rules before each event so you can enjoy golf by winning points on every hole!   



                        CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!


Click here to register. Limited tee time so sign up early!

If you have any questions please contact Debbie Sheperd at


Harry Chapin Food Bank & Free Golf 

Receive a complimentary foursome at a WCI golf course in Southwest Florida when you make a donation of $100 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Certificates are valid for play through Sept. 30 with tee time reservations available two day in advance. Golf courses are Pelican Preserve Golf Club, Fort Myers; Raptor Bay Golf Club, Bonita Springs, the Colony Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs and Venetian Golf & River Club, Venice. Go to or call 239-390-4724 for more information and or to reserve your certificate.

Nine and Unwind

Tiburon Gold Course - July 28
Those playing 18 holes ($35) will tee off from 2:40 to 3PM. Those playing 9 holes ($30) will tee off from 4:50 to 5PM.  Each golfer will receive a free drink coupon.  After golf we can go to Capers Kitchen where Snead's used to be in the plaza on the corner of Airport and Vanderbilt Beach.  . Future golf dates are August 4 (TBA), and August 11 (Vasari). 

E-mail Janet Greene if you are interested in playing 


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 $45 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

             EWGA Members Play at Private Golf Clubs!

  • Are you familiar with the great benefit for EWGA members from Boxgroove?  
  • Whether you're traveling on business or looking to play in your backyard, Boxgroove will give you instant access to more than 850 private courses.
  • As an EWGA Member Benefit provider, Boxgroove offers EWGA members a complimentary 12-month Premium Membership (valued at $49).  Activate Your Membership Today: 
  • Visit Boxgroove and click on the orange 'Register Now' button (located in the middle of the page).  Enter your information and select 'Complete Registration'.  You will be redirected to a "Golfer Homepage" to upgrade your membership:

Click the link next to 'Have a Promo Code/Gift Code/Just want to Upgrade to Premium Membership' (Under the yellow "Welcome to Boxgroove" ).

Enter your EWGA membership number in the 'Enter Promo/Gift Code: box type

Select the orange 'Upgrade' button 

Look for a message that will appear indicating the upgrade is successful

  • With the upgraded membership,you only pay the green fees and cart fees that each private club has established for 18-holes on Boxgroove.
  • For questions, contact and provide your EWGA membership number.

Play Lists
E-mail Mo White at 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.


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Chapter Elections Are Here - Help Shape the Future of Our Chapter!


It's your turn and we need you! We have many capable and willing members who have the skills, talent, and desire to lead our Chapter. This is your opportunity to make a positive difference -- do it now - nominate yourself or someone else for a Chapter Board position.

Each year we conduct elections for our Chapter Board Members in accordance with our bylaws and the new board takes over in the fall of the year prior to November first. MORE



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




Haven't you always wished you had the pro with you on the course! 

11 AM Clinic on swing fundamentals, for which Mike Dero is famous; followed by 9 holes of golf with Mike Dero and his staff pros playing along to reinforce or correct.

Cost: Only $40 total for the clinic, 9 holes of golf and an après golf drink!

LIMIT TO THE FIRST 12 THAT SIGN UP ( EWGA members get first dibs)


           Thursday, July 17 (with deadline for entry or cancellation by Tuesday, July 15 at 5 PM)

Signup by email to

Pay in the Pro Shop.


Summer Jazz on the Gulf - July 26

Come out to enjoy one of the benefits of living in Southwest Florida and being a member of the SWFL EWGA as we celebrate summer, here, at the July "SummerJazz on the Gulf". This summer will mark the 29th year The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has hosted their annual concert series. Held on The Watkins Lawn, these popular events take place monthly on Saturday evenings and feature outstanding musicians.


The SWFL EWGA members and guests are invited to attend this great Naples tradition which combines an appealing and diverse selection of Jazz entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, stunning sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Of course we are adding a little bit more, as we provide a hospitality center for our members and guests, located in one of the ground floor Cabana Rooms, where we will have food and refreshments, including beer, wine and mixers for your beverage of choice. (BYOB-but bring them discreetly to the hospitality center –our Cabana room - as no outside food or beverages will be allowed on the Watkins Lawn.) Our Social Chair, Patty Gift will be at the resort all day, for anyone who would like to come early enough to enjoy the pool and or beach, as well. If enough people are interested, we can arrange some tee times, too. Prices and timing will depend on the response from members. You will be notified of the room number after registration, 

The concert is held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf, so come early; bring your lawn chairs, blankets or towels. There will be parking just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park, with free parking provided to those with a Naples beach sticker, and free trolley service to the resort and back. Call Patty (239) 287-5672 for additional information and directions.

August 4 - 5:30-7:30 Flemings Steakhouse

Gather up your dresses and join your EWGA friends for a dress collection party for Love That Dress. Your $18.00 entry fee will cover your food and drinks as you socialize with the all of your golfing friends. Non-members are welcome, too! Learn more about PACE. We're planning a 50/50 drawing with proceeds benefitting PACE, a 501c3 organization that works with at-risk girls between the ages of 12-18. PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. by, drop off dress, enjoy some libations, enter the 50/50 and learn more about PACE. To participate, go online to register, bring at least one or more new, or gently used, dresses (beach to bridal are accepted). All dresses collected at this event will be sold at this year's "Love That Dress!" event on August 23, 2014 at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.


 All guests who donate a new or gently worn dress will receive a Fleming’s Prime Steak and Wine Bar Gift Card (value of $25) to use toward a future visit.                  

 Don't have a dress for the collection party? Gently worn/used accessories can also be donated at the Love that Dress Collection event...




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
Results as of 6/15/2015
Flight 1: Michele Klinowski    -5.7%
Flight 2: Julie Baker    -9.7%
Flight 3: Mary Jo Burke    -17.2%
Flight 4: Nancy Stone    - 7.7%
Flight 5: Barbara Levatich  -  -16.0%
Click here for the details.

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


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.


July 2014

Monday, 7 - 9 and Unwind - Tiburon
Sunday, 13 - Summer Match Play Treviso Bay
Monday, 14 - 9 and Unwind Tiburon
Thursday, 17 - Quail Creek Clinic
Monday, 21 - 9 and Unwind - Royal Palm Country Club
Saturday, 26 - SummerJazz at the Naples Beach Club
Monday, 28 - 9 and Unwind Tiburon
Monday, 4 - 9 and Unwind @ COURSE TBA
Monday - 5:30-7:30 - Live that Dress - Flemings Steakhouse
Saturday, 9 - Summer Match Play HERITAGE BAY 
Monday, 11 - 9 and Unwind @ Vasari
Monday, 25 - 9 and Unwind @ COURSE TBA 

Franklin Templeton Shootout Summer Series

August 16th - Raptor Bay- 9amShotgun 
September 27th - Hammock Bay -9am Shotgun 
October 18th - Tiburon Gold - 1pm Shotgun 



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.