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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.


2015 SWFL EWGA Board Members

Email
Mourine White - Board President
Sue Shaeffer - Member Services
Vivian Ebert - Member Recruitment
Marianne Meola - Finance and Records
Mary Marshall - Marketing and Communications
Doreen LaPierre & Kerstin Koenig - Golf Events
Bonnie Masterson - Social Events



CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP

May 17, 2015 @ The Quarry

Southwest Florida Chapter Championship 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 30TH!!!!
Rules and Etiquette Meeting May 14 at Cafe Alfredo (5:30)

Registration is now open for the 2015 SWFL Chapter Championship (1st qualifier) on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at The Quarry. 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 then invited to move on to the Regionals (2nd qualifier)  in Hallandale Beach, FL at The Diplomat Golf, Tennis and Yacht Club on June 20, 2015.  If you qualify for the Regionals and can’t play, don’t worry as the next winner in line for your flight will be asked to play.  If you win at Regionals then you can move on to the National final at The Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs, CA! 

You will be playing with SWFL members in your flight based on handicaps for stroke play and scramble teams as follows:

Flight             Stroke Play                       Scramble Team 

Champion    Handicap 12.0 and less                  +2

1st Flight      Handicap 12.1 - 19.0                      +1

2nd Flight     Handicap 19.1 - 25.0                       0

3rd Flight      Handicap 25.1 - 32.0                      -1

4th Flight      Handicap 32.1 - 40.4                      -2

Champion Flight will play from the STONE Tees - 5429 yardage 70.9/126, all other flights will play the GOLD Tees - 5091 yardage 69.1/121.

To participate you MUST have two 18 hole scores posted from Jan. 2015 through April 30, 2015 and you must have a verifiable handicap as of May 1, 2015 (when the new handicaps come out).  Your handicap cannot be higher than 40.4.  THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

The deadline to register is 4/30/2015 and again THERE WILL NO EXCEPTIONS.  A change this year is that you will be registering directly to EWGA Headquarters (NOT thru 123 as for other events).  The total cost is $100, $50 charged by EWGA headquarters and $50 charged by SWFL Chapter - your SWFL board is subsidizing the cost to keep our fee down as much as possible.  This includes golf, lunch and prizes.

Registration procedure:

1. Go to  www.ewga.com and click on SIGN-IN or MEMBER LOGIN at the top of the homepage

2. Login to the Member Portal with your email address and password

3. Click on Event Registration in the left hand column

4. Select “2015 EWGA Championship Entry” and follow the prompts from there

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE CONTACT EWGA HEADQUARTERS -PHONE 561-691-0096

Practice rounds will be available May 1, 2015 at the reciprocal rate and you will contact THE QUARRY to get a tee time (239-304-0172).  We will also be scheduling a rules meeting that you are strongly encouraged to attend and it will be fun to meet the other competitors.

Please click the links below for further details on stroke play and scramble team information along with the conditions of competition information.

This is great opportunity to play a great course, play with and against members in your flight and hopefully have a great experience.  Let’s make this a banner year for participation, so sign up early and be a part of it all!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask any board member or contact Lori Drumm (loridrumm@hotmail.com) or call Lori at 239-304-0579.

See you at the Quarry!

Stroke Play rules

Scramble Play rules

Hard Card

Lori Drumm
Chapter Championship Director
loridrumm@hotmail.com

 

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.

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - April 2015

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Syndicated Content - Par 3 Challenge
Syndicated Content - Refer A Friend 7
Syndicated Content - Save The Date

CHAPTER EVENTS

SWFL EWGA Book Club

When: Meets on Wednesday evening, Once a month to discuss a book and choose a book for the next month.

Where: Rotating Hostesses

Interested?: 

Contact Bonnie at bonniemasterson@comcast.net

 

 

SWFL EWGA MAHJONGG

Mahjongg has been a huge success!!!!

We are going to continue to play from April 2 for as long as people want to play on Thursday evening from
7 - 9 at Aston Gardens in the Veranda…….

We all have new cards so are looking forward to working with it…… Anyone is welcome to join us…

Where: Aston Gardens Rec Hall

7:00 - 9:00 pm

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL
Sat-Sun, 25-26 - Charity Pro-Am
Tuesday, 28 - Book Club
MAY
Thursday, 7 - 9 and Unwind - Vasari
Tuesday, 12 - 9 and Unwind - Vasari

Thursday, 14 - Rules & Etiquette Seminar - Cafe Alfredo
Friday, 15 - PACE Tour and Casino Trip
Sunday, 17 - Chapter Championship
Thursday, 21 - 9 & Unwind - Vasari
JUNE
Saturday, 20 - EWGA Semi Finals
SEPTEMBER
Sat-Sun, 19-20 - EWGA Cup Southern Qualifier
OCTOBER 
Sat-Sun, 30-31 - EWGA Championship Finals
NOVEMBER 
Friday- Sat, 13-14 - EWGA Cup Finals
  

GOLF EVENTS 

9 and Unwind begins Thursday, May 7
 
Thursday, May 7 - Vasari CC
Tuesday, May 12 - Vasari CC
Thursday, May 21 - Vasari CC
 
18 hole tee times begin at 1pm, $25.00
9 hole tee times begin at 4pm, $14.00
To sign up e-mail Gail Levasseur at glevass2000@gmail.com
Put your own foursomes together and meet at the Clubhouse for a drink after golf.
First to sign up will be first put in.  Can take 26 players for 18 holes, 16 players for 9 holes
Pay at the Pro Shop

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.

 

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.

HOLE-IN-ONE and 2 CLUB

Hole-in-One Insurance

Purchase your hole in one insurance for $5.00

If you do not see your name on THIS LIST and you have paid please contact:
mourinew10@gmail.com 
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARIJO MASS ON HER HOLE IN ONE on FEBRUARY 26 at HIBISCUS #8
2 Club - Rules and Members Click here to find out more

MEMBER SERVICES

REGISTERING A NON-MEMBER/GUEST ON 123

Many of you are not sure how to do this.  It is a two-step process.  After you have completed registering yourself go back to the list of events.

  1. To the right of the event click on “Change”

  2. Enter your email address and click OK

  3. This screen should show your name and the event name.  Click on “Register Another”

  4. This screen will ask for an email again.  Enter your guest/non-member’s email and click OK

  5. This screen will show the event and the price.  Click next.

  6. This screen will require you to enter the non-member’s name and address.  Then click next.

  7. This screen will show the non-member’s name and price.  Click “Proceed to Checkout”

  8. Now fill in the credit card information for the credit card you want to use and complete the registration.

If you encounter any problems, please contact me.

Sue Shaeffer, Member Services Director
Golfer4162@gmail.com
Phone: 239-280-0992

HANDICAPS

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE
You may have to login in order to access this page.

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.

SAVE THE DATE!!

MAY 14, 2015

GOLF RULES AND ETIQUETTE MEETING

CAFÉ ALFREDO'S

 

On May 14, 2015 there will be a Golf Rules and Etiquette Meeting at Café Alfredo's (in the Vanderbilt Shopping Center).  The night starts at 5:30 to socialize a bit, heavy appetizers will be provided, then the meeting to discuss golf rules and etiquette headed by the PGA Pro from Spring Run Golf Course, Patty Driapsa will be held.  Also on the panel will be Mo White and Michelle Klinowski (renowned SWFL members and players!).   They will discuss the rules of golf and answer any and all of your questions!

If you have signed up for the Chapter Championship (DEADLINE to sign up is 4/30, no exceptions!) then there is NO cost to you, it is included in your fee that you paid and is subsidized by the Board.  This is a mandatory meeting and you will receive a separate email regarding this after the 4/30 Chapter Championship deadline.  Do not sign up on 123!

If you are not signed up for the Chapter Championship, you are more than welcome to attend and gain a better understanding of the rules and etiquette, BUT you will need to sign up on 123 with a charge of $15.00.  Click on this link to sign up to attend this worthwhile meeting.

           

 Lori Drumm

 

239-304-0579

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.