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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.

2017bod.jpgQuestions about joining  our chapter should be directed to Kim Henry and questions about current members' benefits should be directed to Carol Mirando.  

Click here for e-mails for the Board.

Click here for our Policies and Procedures. 

Welcome New Members
Donna Buonomo
Patty Driapsa
We look forward to Seeing Everyone at Upcoming Events! Welcome!
 
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New Member Discount Code to Celebrate Our Future

 
To celebrate becoming part of the LPGA family, LPGA Women Who Play is offering new Classic and Senior level members a $25 discount off through May 1, 2018.  
Simply use the code GOLFWITHWWP (case sensitive) in the promo box during the online checkout process.  Tell your friends!
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Membership Benefit Highlight
 
EWGA Member Discounts Add Value to Your Membership!
 
 
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Reset Your Password, Update Your Profile
 

Have you changed your EWGA password yet?

Thanks to everyone who have already reset their passwords and are checking out the new EWGA Member Clubhouse!. We hope you are pleased to find how easy it is to renew, post your EWGA Handicap Score, find EWGA benefits and more! If you haven't had the chance to reset your password, the link is below.   (initial password is Password1)
(hint...if you have unsubscribed to Connections, the weekly  EWGA newsletter, you are missing out! - want to re-subscribe? Send an email to Chapters@myewga.com

EWGA Handicap Mobile App Issues?
If you are having difficulties logging into the EWGA Handicap App with your new password, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.If you are still unable to log in, please contact Handicap@myewga.com  for assistance. 


GOLF EVENTS

SUMMER THURSDAY GOLF STARTS ON MAY 3.
Click  Summer_Golf_is_almost_here.pdf .

Chapter Championship

This year’s Chapter Championship will take place on May 12th at the Quarry with tee times starting at 10am. Registration deadline is 4/25/2018.

The tournament fee is $100.00 per player including your tournament round, your championship entry fee, awards luncheon, and a summer replay round at the Quarry. 

You have the choice of playing individual stroke play or register to play with your scramble team.   Registration is now open . Please copy and paste this link.

https://e-southwestfloridachapterchampionship.golfgenius.com/pages/1359878

 Low gross & low net in each flight advance to the next stage along with 2 scramble teams. Sectionals Semi-Finals Event on June 23th @ Jacaranda Golf Club  in Plantation Fl.Championship FINALS October 12th & 13th at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fl. 

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League Announcements
 
All golf events from this point forward will have a $10 administration fee for registrations cancelled before the registration deadline.  This fee will apply to credits and refunds.  Cancellations within the deadline are non-refundable.  A credit or refund minus the $10 fee will be granted due to extenuating circumstances.  Should the Chapter cancel the event, a full credit or refund will be issued.  Please send your cancellation request to the league/fun play coordinator listed for the event.  Thank you for your understanding.  


Saturday Play at Stoneybrook 

Come join us for Saturday morning Fun Play  at Stoneybrook. We have cross over tee times starting on hole 1 and 10 at 8:15 am.  

The 18 hole member rate is $55.  Last league play is April 28.

Sign up on 123 is open until the Thursday before. 

For questions, please contact cindidebrino@comcast.net
 

 

Monthly Play & Learn Event

Look For Upcoming Dates Soon!

Learn & Play at Alico Family Golf $28 for a Clinic with PGA Pro and then Play Nine Hole Short Course under night lights. Register for this event  using  123 Sign Up.
 
Suggested Schedule:
Arrive early to warm up on the driving range section with mats. Balls will be provided.  Bring Putter, Sand Wedge, Pitching Wedge, or whatever other clubs you use to hit 40-78 yards.
Instruction begins at 6:30 pm.  
5-10 minutes of General Instruction.  Review and Register on Pro's Sign Up Sheet.
Proceed to short course to play 9 holes.  Pro will play first one or two with us.  
When instruction ends, we keep playing the rest of the holes to practice what we have learned.
 
For Information contact play & learn coordinator Renee Porter-Medley.

HANDICAP CHALLENGE (BIGGEST LOSER)   FOR 2018
 
The challenge will run from February 1, 2018 - October 1, 2018
 
1. Sign up by emailing rmgolfers@gmail.com prior to February 1, 2018.
Please include  your name and where you log your scores.  EWGA or GHIN.  If you log using GHIN I need your number.
 
2. Record at least ten(10) rounds between February 1, 2018 and October 1st 2018.
PLAY LISTS

Email Patty Gift at Patty.Gift@raymondjames.com  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.

 


 

 

 

Social Events

Golf Education - April 19

Golf Education Event on Apr 19, 2018 is now open for registration. Josh Musselman, Golf Professional, Golf Instructor and Master Club Fitter, has the experience and knowledge to help you sharpen your golf skills. Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration.

Click here to register online and reserve your spot.

The event details are as follows:

  Organization:  EWGA - Southwest Florida
  Event Name:  Golf Education Event
  Date(s):     Apr 19 2018, 06:15 PM to 08:15 PM
  Location:    J & J Golf Instruction
  Click here for event information

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For further information contact:
EWGA - Southwest Florida
Email: golfer4162@gmail.com
http://www.swflewga.com

BOOK CLUB 
 
Our book club will resume in November.  If anyone is interested in joining this amazing group who enjoy reading and sharing their views please contact Barb Ballard at (barblbgolf@gmail.com) to get your name on the contact list as to where and when the club will meet again.   Come join this great group.

Communications

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15th ANNUAL CHARITY PRO-AM

***Update***
 
April 28th and 29th, 2018
 
There are multiple ways that you can support our 
15th Annual Ladies Pro-Am Golf tournament:
 
We are happy to announce that our Pro-am field is now full with 36 teams already registered to play.  This event is always very popular and the team registration quickly filled up.  If you are still interested in playing, you may submit your name to Lori Drumm by emailing loridrumm@hotmail.com or calling 239-304-0579 to be placed on the waiting list.   If history repeats itself, we may have an opportunity for you to fill in a spot as it is likely to get a few cancellations.  Contact Lori if you want to get on the wait list.
 
We are still accepting Saturday Night only reservations.  To attend the dinner, join in the fun and be able to participate in the silent and live auctions and raffles, please contact Lori Drumm at loridrumm@hotmail.com.  The cost is $55. 
 
The event takes a lot of hard work and effort and we are still in need of volunteers.  We can use a few additional members to lend a hand either now as we prepare for the event or during the event weekend.  Please contact Cheryl McDonnell at Cheryl.mcdonnell@scorevolunteer.org.
 
Help to make this our best event ever as we celebrate our 15th year anniversary.  Our tournament is all about the GIRLS:  The PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee and the local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program.  Because of wonderful support, we have raised over $175,000 for our charities the past 14 years.  These monies have been used as cash donations and scholarship awards.
  If you would like to support the GIRLS with cash donation or provide raffle or auction items, please complete the attached Sponsor Flyer.

Thank you for your continued support.  Any questions, please contact either Michelle Klinowski or Marianne Meola (Co-Chairs) 

 

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 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.

FROM HEADQUARTERS

Changes for the EWGA Championship in 2018

Check out the changes for the EWGA Championship in 2018!  Most of the changes relate to the handicap flighting, including the Scramble Teams. Contact championship@myewga.com if you have questions
 

LPGA - EWGA Strategic Alliance


The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) have jointly announced plans to form a strategic alliance to further promote the growth of women's golf. 

Together with the LPGA Women's Network, this alliance will create a seamless transition for women looking to go from aspiring player to recreational golfer. The two organizations believe their partnership will promote the growth of women's golf and serve as an advocate for positive change within the game. 

"Our strategic alliance with the LPGA and the LPGA Women’s Network marks the beginning of a new era for women’s golf,” said Jane Geddes, Chief Executive Officer of the EWGA. "With the support of the LPGA, we look forward to creating a clear pathway for women golfers to play our sport by attracting thousands of new, aspiring players to the game as well as adding more exciting playing opportunities for current EWGA members."

More specific details regarding the alliance will be communicated within the next few months. Until then, EWGA members may learn more about the announcement, including the official press release and frequently asked questions at ewga.com. 


EWGA Biggest Loser Challenge

 
Watch for details on how to join in the fun EWGA Handicap Challege that begins on March 15 and includes amazing prizes!
           
TeeOff.com - The Official Tee Time Provider of EWGA 
EWGA Members can save an additional 15% OFF your next round when booking "Deal Times". Use promo code EWGA2017 to save!

 

 

Discount Golf!!
Troon Cards provide several great benefits at your favorite Troon facilities across the US, Mexico and many other international destinations. Benefits include rates of up to 50 percent off, a "2-for-1" offer at each club, best rate guarantees, replay rates, complimentary instructional clinics and more. Troon Cards that can be purchased online at www.TroonCards.com and as an EWGA member, use the promo code EWGA to receive 20 percent off any 2018 Troon Card purchase. Use promo "EWGA" at checkout to take advantage of this exclusive offer. 

HOLE-IN-ONE

EWGA SWFL Hole-in-One Insurance
 
Congratulations!

Congratulations to Kerstin Koenig for her Hole in One playing at Quail Village on November 11th. 
KK hit an Approach Wedge 99 yds on hole #2.  Playing and celebrating with her were Jennie Taylor, Phyllis Hoskins and Nancy Nittolo.
Luckily she had paid into our Hole in One insurance so her Club House celebration was covered.  

That means for you it is now time to reinvest in your Hole in One insurance. Information is below.

The tradition of celebrating the rare feat of a Hole-In-One with your fellow players is well established, and, as the odds of getting a hole in one, very roughly, are 12,500 to 1 for an amateur player, it is indeed reason to celebrate!
 
The resulting bar bill from the celebration round of drinks traditionally bought for fellow players that day can be daunting, which is why we encourage you to purchase SWFL Chapter Hole-in-One Insurance for just $5. Don't be that person that just sneaks away without celebrating your shot of a lifetime!
 
The fund was established to help subsidize the traditional celebration of buying drinks should a Chapter member get a coveted Hole-in-One in any official Southwest Florida Chapter event or outing.
Having submitted a paid bar bill receipt to the Event Chair, the player will be reimbursed by the Chapter Board for that expense, not to exceed the total amount of funds held in the Hole-In-One account, which fluctuates depending on how many Chapter members participate, and how many Hole-In-Ones are paid out.
 
Following payout for Hole-In-One celebrations, should the fund fall below $250, participating members will be asked to reinvest $5 to help cover the next celebration(s). Members can elect to participate in the insurance program at any time by paying the $5 fee at any Chapter related event.
  
Only members that have paid for the insurance in advance will be reimbursed for Hole-In-One celebration expenses so don't run the risk. Your next round may be the one......  SIGN UP NOW!                    


If you do not see your name on 2017_2018_Hole_in_One_.pdfTHIS LIST and you have paid please contact:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
APRIL 
Thursday, 19 - Evening Golf Eduction Event 
Saturday, 21 - Saturday Play at Stoneybrook
Saturday, 28- Saturday Play at Stoneybrook
Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 - 15th Annual SWFL EWGA Ladies Charity Pro-Am

MAY
Thursday, 3 - Thursday Golf- Wyndemere CC
Saturday, 12 - Chapter Championship at the Quarry
Thursday, 17 - Thursday Golf - Stoneybrook
Thursday, 31 - Thursday Golf - Heritage Bay

JUNE
Thursday, 7 - Thursday Golf - Naples Grande
Thursday, 21 - Thursday Golf - Worthington



 

                       


           

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE

 

SPONSORSHIP

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for SWFL EWGA?

sponsor_brochure_2018.pdf for the brochure.

easy_to_see_sponsors.pdf

Click here for information about our current sponsors.