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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.


EDUCATION

LEARN, PLAY, LAUGH  - RESCHEDULED!

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Event: LEARN-PLAY-LAUGH
Cost: $70.00 for members - $80.00 for non-members
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Stoneybrook Golf Course, Estero, FL

The LEARN, PLAY, LAUGH event scheduled for January 10th has been rescheduled for February 28 @ Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero 

Did you ever dream of a day that would offer an opportunity to improve your golf skills AND allow you to practice what you learned on the golf course immediately following?  AND that the day would include gathering with fellow golfers to discuss the day and have a chance to ask your instructor more questions? AND you would be sipping your favorite beverage and snacking on delicious nibbles?  Well here it is!

A Clinic session will be held with pros from the Andy Scott School of Golf who will present skills AT ALL LEVELS  and practice drills for us for the first part of the day.  During this time each of us will be videoed for instructional review and suggestions.  Following the instruction time we will play about 4 holes of golf on the Stoneybrook course.  Afterwards we will gather in Duffeys Tavern for questions and answers with the pros.  Snacks will be provided and you have time to socialize with your fellow members.  
 Registration will begin at 12:15p. You must be at the course no later than 12:45pm as the event is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm for approximately 4 hours.

 March Education Event

Play & Learn (chip & putt) at Alico Family Golf

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 6 pm-8:00pm

$25 covers cost to play,  Pro’s time, and one drink ticket 

A PGA  Pro will provide tips to “tune up”  our short game while  we play the new,  9 hole  chip and putt course with night lights at Alico Family Golf.We will gather afterward in Alico’s party/meeting room.  

Address for Alico Family Golf: 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers 33912  Phone: 239-334-4653 (located off of Alico Rd about 1 mile west of I-75)

 Contact hostess for this event, Renee Porter-Medley, if you have questions. rportermedley@gmail.com or mobile: 239-247-2444

 

 

GOLF EVENTS

 PLEASE NOTE: Please check the weather forecast before signing up for any of the leagues. Your sensitivity to weather conditions does not warrant a refund or credit if you cancel after the deadlines. Refunds/credits will only be issued if play is officially cancelled.
 
Thursday Hibiscus League

We play every Thursday at 11am. Our member rate is $70.00.  Please sign up through 123 by our Tuesday deadline. Guests are welcome to join.


Saturday Stoneybrook League

Our Saturday Morning golf and league @ Stoneybrook Golf Course plays within their 8:30am shotgun start almost every Saturday. Our member rate is $70.00. You can sign up through 123 as an individual or 2-some until Thursday before play. Please check the calendar for dates. Guests are welcome to join.


Saturday Quail Creek Village League

Our Saturday Afternoon golf and league @ Quail Village Golf Course has a 12:30p shotgun start on alternating Saturdays. Our member rate is $65.00. You can sign up through 123 as an individual or 2 some until Thursday before play. Please check the calendar for dates. Guests are welcome to join.

SAVE THE DATE!!!

WHAT:  13th Southwest Florida EWGA Ladies Charity Pro-Am
WHEN:  Sat. April 23 and Sun. 24, 2016
WHERE: The Colony Golf and Country Club, Bonita Springs
WHY:  To benefit the PACE Center for Girls at Immokalee and the LPGA*USGA Girl's Golf Program.
  
This year's event designed on the theme "Golf for the Gold" will pull out all stops to raise funds for the Pace Center for Girls and the LPGA*USGA Girl's Golf. 
 
Teams will be considered registered when full payment has been received by all three amateurs in your foursome.  It is first come first serve.  We encourage you to consider having one person sign up for the entire team at one time to ensure your spot.  If you do not have a team, you can register as an individual and you will be paired with other individuals in the order people register and submit payment.  Payment will be accepted via check or credit card.
 
The event filled up in ONE WEEK last year so get your teams ready and be on the lookout for the registration form.
  
The registration flyer will be emailed the first week in March, so start getting your foursomes ready!  Or you can sign up and we will pair you with a team.  Lots of fun for all will be planned again this year! 
 
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Kerstin Koenig
Variety Travel Management
239-513-0772 / 305-358-0603 / 800-843-4887
kerstin@variety-travel.com

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Social Events

 

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 GIRLS NIGHT OUT - January 27

Join other EWGA friends on Wednesday, January 27 at the Blue Monkey Bar.  Watch one of our girls (or Many) sing along to Karaoke from 8 PM on.  Blue Monkey Bar and grill, 7550 Mission Hills Drive, off of 951, north of Vanderbilt Beach Rd.  No sign up required, just show up!! 

Bonnie Masterson   239-734-2600


SPLASH PAINT AND WINE
 
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30-9:30p - Cost $40
 
Join our EWGA Painting class while imbibing!!!!  See the fun results!! Who knows who the hidden artist is!  Laugh with other "artists".  Splash Paint and Wine on Davis in Naples and they supply the instructor and materials to make your creation.  Wine is only $3.50.  Sign up on 123 by February 14th.


BREAKFAST AND BOWL -  Sunday, March 13, 11 AM
 
Come and bowl a few frames with your EWGA friends and win crazy prizes! 
Select your hot breakfast included as well as bowling and shoe rental' 
Lots of fun!  $17. Sign up on 123.

Interest Groups

MahJong

 Shirley Moore will again be hosting this group at the Aston Garden recreational room on Thursdays at 6 PM. She encourages anyone to come who has interest if they want to learn how or those who want to just play and have fun! samnaples1@gmail.com
  
SWFL EWGA Book Club
 
Attention! We have a new book... the book is "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  The next meeting will be on February 2nd at 6p and it will be held at Kay Marranca's home. For more information or questions, please contact bonniemasterson@comcast.net.

FAQ

   From GottaGOGolf Magazine (Cheryl Stotler)

Hey lady what’s in your birdie juice? We’ve got 5 suggestions -

A FEW YEARS ago my friend Susan played a round of golf with a couple of Canadian ladies warming their cockles in sunny Palm Springs. The three women played well, and on the 17th hole, one of the snowbirds sank a birdie putt. She threw up her arms as if she’d just won the Kraft Nabisco and declared, “Birdie juice!”

Then she hurried to the cart to dig out of her golf bag a flask decorated with birdies and the words “BIRDIE JUICE.” She took a sip and then offered the flask to each of her companions.

Susan took one taste, smacked her lips and said, “Why didn’t you tell me about this sooner? I’d have played much better!”

So there you have the power of the birdie juice: Not only does it create an instant party to celebrate a birdie, its very presence can inspire success. If, that is, you have the right liquid inside your flask.

The ladies from Canada carried butterscotch schnapps, a very feminine choice. In the Spring issue of GottaGoGolf Magazine, you can find 5 other suggestions ranging from sweet to hearty. Choose the one you like best and you will have a bigger incentive to birdie.

HERE ARE MY FIVE PICKS.

  1. The best peppermint schnapps you can afford.
  2. Wild Turkey Honey Bourbon (or Jim Beam or Jack Daniels).
  3. Hornitos Tequila (gold) or Patron Silver Tequila
  4. Paul Masson VSOP Brandy, or Hennessy or Remy Martin.
  5. Jameson or Bushmills Irish Whiskey

                   

Community Bulletin Board

   These events are not sanctioned EWGA Chapter Events.

 

 

 

 

Alico Family Golf offers golf clinics every Saturday for adults & junior golfers. Our clinics are run by PGA Professionals and PGA apprentices from FGCU’s-PGM Program. Adult clinics run every Saturday from 9am to 10am. Junior clinics run every Saturday from 10:30am to 12 noon. It does not matter what your skill level is or if you are just starting to learn. Sign up now for our Saturday clinics at www.alicofamilygolf.com 

  

 Check out the Golf Boot Camp at Stoneybrook!

Golf Boot Camp 2016.pdf

19th Annual Dean Lind Golf-A-Thon
WHEN:            April 19th from 6:30a-8:00p
WHERE:         Imperial Golf Club
ORGANIZER:  St. Matthew's House

A fun packed day on the golf course just can't be beat! The 19th Annual Dean Lind Golf-A-Thon which will be held at Imperial Golf Course is a unique golf event that raises more money than any other golf outing in the area. The format is designed for unlimited golf which provides the participants an exceptional and enjoyable day. Golfers help fund raise by soliciting sponsors for per hole and/or flat rate pledges. The event is followed by an awards dinner and silent auction.  

If you have any questions, please contact JoDee by phone at (239) 298-5026 or by email at jodee@stmatthewshouse.org.
*This is not a sanctioned EWGA Chapter event*
Bucket List Item...  Is Meeting & Playing Golf with Nancy Lopez only a dream?

Well, now is the chance to make your dream come true.

Mix and Mingle with Nancy at EWGA's 25th Anniversary Celebration - a Golf Extravaganza for EVERYONE!

Nancy will be honored as the 2016 EWGA Leadership Award recipient, Saturday April 23 at EWGA's Birthday Celebration in Williamsburg, VA, April 22 - 24, 2016

You will have a chance to bid on an opportunity to play a round with this Golf Legend in support of the EWGA Foundation.  Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity while also taking advantage of all the other fun activities planned!  Your registration includes:

   -  2 Rounds of Golf

   -  Open Pass to Historic Williamsburg
   -  12 Game Improvement Sessions from 8 Top Golf Professionals
   -  Food!  3 Dinners, 2 lunches, 2 Breakfasts
   -  Meeting Industry Icons - Nancy Lopez and Jan Stevenson, Dawn Hudson, CMO for the NFL and  
            Suzy Whaley, the first female PGA Officer
   -  Laughter, Fun, Friendship, Golf, Golf and More Golf


Hot News From EWGA HQ

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Member Recruitment

2016 Membership Drive

Every member who recruits 2 or more new members between February 1st through February 29th wins a beautiful, limited edition golf shoe bag designed for EWGA by Barth & McCallig.  Please see the picture below as a clickable sample bag - note: this is not the design that was made specifically for the EWGA.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

GOLF  SOCIAL EDUCATION

DECEMBER

Saturday, 26 - Stoneybrook League

JANUARY

Saturday, 2 - Stoneybrook League

Thursday, 7 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 7 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Saturday,  9- Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun) & Quail Creek Village (12:30) Leagues

Thursday, 14 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 14 - Meet the Members at PGA Super Store - 5PM-8PM

Saturday, 16 - January Golf Event at San Carlos Park  - 1PM shotgun

Thursday, 21 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 21 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Saturday, 23- Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun)& Quail Creek Village (12:30) Leagues

Wednesday, 27 - Girls Night Out  at the Blue Monkey

Thursday, 28 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 28 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

Saturday,  30 -  Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun & Quail Creek Village (12:30) Leagues

FEBRUARY

Thursday, 4 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 4 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Saturday,  6- Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun) & Quail Creek Village (12:30) Leagues

Thursday, 10 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 10 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

Saturday,  13 -  Quail Creek Village (12:30) Leagues

Tuesday, 16 - Splash/Paint/Wine

Thursday, 18 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 18 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Sunday, 21 - February Golf Event - Quail Run - 12:30 shotgun

Wednesday, 24  - Girls Night Out - TBD

Thursday, 25- Hibiscus League

Thursday, 25 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

Saturday,  27 -  Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun

Sunday. 28 - Lessons and play at Stoneybrook

MARCH 

Thursday, 3 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 3 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Saturday,  5-  Quail Creek Village (12:30) League

Thursday, 10 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 10 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

Saturday,  12 -  Stoneybrook - 8:30

Sunday, 13 - Breakfast & Bowl

Thursday, 17 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 17 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Saturday,  19 -  Stoneybrook - 8:30

Thursday, 24- Hibiscus League

Thursday, 24 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

Saturday,  26 -  Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun and Quail Creek Village (12:30)

Wednesday, 30 - Girls Night Out - TBD

Thursday, 31- Hibiscus League

Thursday, 31 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

APRIL

Saturday,  2 -  Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun and Quail Creek Village (12:30)

Thursday, 7 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 7 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hall

Saturday, 9-  Stoneybrook - 8:30

Thursday, 14 - Hibiscus League

Thursday, 14 - Mahjongg - 6PM Aston Garden Rec Hal

Saturday, 16 -  Quail Creek Village (12.30)

Saturday,  23-24 - Pro-Am Charity Event at The Colony

Wednesday, 27  - Girls Night Out

Saturday,  30 -  Stoneybrook (8:30) Shotgun

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.

HOLE-IN-ONE

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:
kerstin@variety-travel.com 

Handicaps

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE


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.

Why have a handicap?  Click here for the answer.

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

THE BIGGEST LOSER

We are getting ready to run the BIGGEST LOSER again this year!!
Starting February 1st and running until November 1st.  To be included in the competition, you must sign up by emailing Mary Erickson at rmgolfers@gmail.com  by February 1st.  You must post your scores through EWGA. There also will be a restriction on the number of rounds to be posted. Let's see who can take trim some strokes off of their game!


 

 

SPONSORSHIP

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for SWFL EWGA?

Click here for the brochure.

Click here for information about our current sponsors.

POLICES & 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.

Communications

Our BLAST is published every other week. 
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The BLAST can also be accessed on our Twitter and Facebook pages.





BLAST ARCHIVES

  February 3, 2016

January 19, 2016

January 5, 2016

December 23, 2015

December 9, 2015

November 25, 2015

November 11, 2015

October 28, 2015

October 14, 2015

 

Member Spotlight

Please meet Karen Spencer - she is our member spotlight for this edition:

  • Where is your hometown:  Norwalk, CT and Ajijic, Mexico
  • What is your occupation (present or previous): photography; previously graphic designer/art director
  • How many years have you been playing golf:  22
  • What is your current handicap index: 35
  • What inspired you to join the EWGA:  I originally helped to launch the Fairfield County, CT chapter with friends who planed or were learning as I was in 1992
  • What do you like best about our chapter:  I joined your chapter when I was spending a few months of Winter in Naples.  I formed friendships more than I did in CT and I still retain my membership even though I spend six months in Mexico and only about 10 days a year in FL.
  • What is one interesting fact about you that most people do not know?  I love auto racing and have attended the Skip Barber Racing School in CT.  I attended the 1986 Mille Miglia auto rally through Italy, and photograph vintage cars as a part of my body of work.
Don't forget to spend one minute filling out the Member Spotlight form so that we can share more wonderful things about our amazing colleagues!  The survey can be found here.