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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.

 Do you have questions for our board members?  Questions about joining the our chapter should be directed to Vivian Ebert and questions from current members' benefits should be directed to Carol Mirando.  

Click here for e-mails.

Be a Mentor and Make New Friends!
Remember when you were a new member and you felt as though you did not know many women in the group? When golf and non-golf events were offered, was there ever a time that you may have skipped an event because you felt as though you didn't know anyone or weren't confident in what was expected?  

Well, here is your opportunity to make a new member feel welcome - by offering to mentor her at one or more events. Of course you will make new friends, too!  We will be adding a mentor section to the registration process in 123 for each event.  

If you are interested in mentoring a new member for that event, just check the box and we'll pair you up.  It's that easy!  If you are interested in mentoring a new member in general or for any questions, please contact Vivian Ebert, Membership Director, drebert@livingwellfl.com, 239-290-9141; or Carol Mirando, Member Services Director, cmmirando@aol.com, 239-227-5889.

GOLF EVENTS

  
Most Improved Golfer Competition
This year we are running the Most Improved Golfer Competition formerly called the Biggest Loser Competition.  The competition will run from March 1st until November 1st.

Here are the rules to participate:
1.  You must sign up by emailing rmgolfers@gmail.com by February 15th.
2.  You must play at least 10 rounds between March 1st and November 1st.
3.  There will be five brackets based on handicaps and awards will be given on each bracket so everyone is encouraged to participate. 
3.  Standings will be posted with a notice of how many rounds you have logged  in June 2017.
4.  Awards will be presented at the November dinner.
 
February Event - Sign up Now!

Come join us on February 25th at Eagle Lakes Golf Club located at 18100 Royal Tree Pkwy, Naples FL 34114.

We are playing a 123 team format with tee times starting at 12p. Take the best net (1) score on par 5s, take the lowest two (2) net scores on par 4s and take the lowest three (3) net scores on par 3s.

This even this capped to 40 players so sign up early. Our member rate is $80.00 per player and the guest rate is $90.00. Sign up on 123.

Mark your calendar for this year's Chapter Championship

Sunday May 21st @ Spring Run with morning tee times  
More information to come - start forming your teams now!

MARCH 25 EVENT AT VINEYARDS

GOLF LEAGUES

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For general information about our events or leagues please contact Kerstin at kerstin@variety-travel.com or 305-586-6439.
Saturday Golf at Quail Village

Come join us for Saturday morning Fun Golf at Quail Village. 

We have tee times starting at 10:35a with different games being played every week.

After golf we meet at Bogeys - the Quail Village Pool Bar. The greens fee is $58.00

Please contact Kerstin at kerstin@variety-travel.com or 305-586-6439.


Saturday  Golf at Stoneybrook

Come and join us for Saturday morning Fun Golf at Stoneybrook.

830a shotgun with Lunch and drinks at Duffy's after the round. The greens fee is $80.00.  Any questions email Cindi at cindidebrino@comcast.net.


Hibiscus League on Thursdays 
Come join us for the Hibiscus League each Thursday afternoon.  Starting time is 1 PM. The greens fee is $72. Sign up each week
through 123 Sign Up.  

Prizes will be awarded at the final league date, tentatively on March 30th, for low gross, low net, low putts, and ringers.  In order to qualify for those prizes players will need to play a minimum
of 8 times, and for the low net prize, will need to establish (or have) a handicap.  So turn in your scores at the end of each play date, and fill out the ringers card each week to have a chance to win.  

The day of the league party we are planning a scramble tournament, with gifts and prizes.  

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Freiberg at 314-409-9548 or judyfreiberg@sbcglobal.net.

Monthly Evening Play & Learn Event at Alico Family Golf

Monthly Thursday EVENING Play & Learn Event at Alico Family Golf on  March 2 @ 6:30pm.Fun Short Course with yardages of 33 to 75 yards. Real greens and a great time to learn, practice and play the game while you improve your overall scores. Trey Sones, Alico Family Golf PGA Pro will play with us for the first hour and we will apply what we learn to the remaining holes. Trey is also available for private lessons. 

 Cost: $25 covers cost to play and Pro's time for 1 hour

Sign up on 123.

Location:  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) www.alicofamilygolf.com

 Questions: EWGA Hostess for this event is Renee Porter-Medley, if you have questions email: rportermedley@gmail.com  or call or text mobile: 239-247-2444

Thursday Evening 9 & Unwind  at  6:00pm  


We are a relaxed, small group of golfers of varying skill levels (some do not even have a handicap) who like to play 9 holes. Many of us still work so that's why we play at 6:00pm. The Alico Family Golf course has night lights and is a nice opportunity to work on your short game.

Location:  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) www.alicofamilygolf.com

 

Note: In mid-April, after the daylight savings time change, we will resume playing  at 4pm at more centrally located courses in North Naples, Bonita  or Estero.

 

Cost: Pay at Alico Family Golf Pro Shop when you arrive. $18.00 (or $15.00 for Seniors)

Please RSVP: EWGA Hostess for this event is Renee Porter-Medley. Please RSVP so she can coordinate foursomes. Email: rportermedley@gmail.com   or call or text mobile: 239-247-2444

 

Notification: If you like to be added to (or removed from)  our 9 & Unwind email notification list contact  Renee Porter-Medley at rportermedley@gmail.com  

Gail Graham Golf's February EWGA Exclusive Short Game School
 
For four consecutive Sundays in February, we will work to "Fix Your Short Game Faults" and give you the tools you need to get the ball into the hole faster from 100 yards and in!

Max Handicap -22
4 Students per Group

                                      Group 1.               Group 2.     
Sunday Feb. 19        2:00 - 3:00.           3:30 - 4:30
Sunday Feb. 26        2:00 - 3:00.           3:30 - 4:30

One session - $80

Payment by cash or check only

Please email Gail Graham at gailgrahamgolf@gmail.com. Or call 770-876-5614 to register. 

You are in control of how you improve your scoring ability. Enjoy the game more by taking control and having fun along the way.  It is your game!  I am here to help you find your way!!

Cheers
Gail Graham

ANDY SCOTT SCHOOL OF GOLF   

SWFL EWGA is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for our members to learn and practice skills to improve their game.  The ANDY SCOTT SCHOOL OF GOLF  at Stoneybrook Golf Club will host three two hour instruction events covering 3 basic areas of play, drive, putting and chipping in each session. Two more sessions will be offered on March 12 and April 2.  Each session will be limited to 12 players divided into 3 groups.  Don’t hesitate to  signup at 123 early so you can be included in this exciting opportunity.

 

The event details are as follows:

Organization:  EWGA - Southwest Florida
Event Name:  Andy Scott School of Golf at Stoneybrook #1
Date(s):     Feb 12 2017, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location:    Stoneybrook Golf Course
Click here for event information

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

 


Yet another great member benefit!!!
Lesson packages with Patty Driapsa!!

Patty Driapsa, LPGA Class A member at the Spring Run Golf Club, is offering the following game improvement package for EWGA members.

Improve your game in the new year

EWGA members get 10% off the regular lesson rate of $50.00.  The 30 minute lesson rate will be $45.00 (includes V1 video analysis).  Save 10%!!

Please contact Patty to set up an appointment 239-404-8926 or email: pdriapsa@springrun.com

 

Social Events

  
Social Events - 2nd Wednesday of the Month

 

March Social Event - TIME TO SIGN UP!!  

Location:  Alico Family Golf - 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (Alico Road by I-75)
Date:  MARCH 8TH 6 P.M.
Cost: $20

The Fun:  You don't want to miss out on this social event, "Putting on the Green, " March 8th at 6 p.m.

Strictly for fun and socializing.
Alico Family Golf once again is putting together another a great event!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SIGN UP!
*We will be having a fun and crazy putt putt contest with  a prize to the winner. 
*A prize for the person best dressed in GREEN.  St. Patty's Day is not far away.
*Golf trivia to entertain you while you enjoy finger food. (Answers to Golf trivia questions have  appeared in the Blast)
*One free drink ticket
*Everyone one who attends will receive a coupon from AFG to use at a later date.
PROMOTE A NEW MEMBER TO JOIN US, BE A GOOD EWGA MENTOR!
Special Interest Group - Book Club

 

Join other EWGA members for Book Club starting in January thru April.  "Life can be like a book, the more you get into it, the more (perhaps) it begins to make sense."
Please remember to RSVP so your hostess can have a proper headcount for refreshments.

Special Interest Group - Book Club
Join other EWGA members for Book Club starting in January thru April.  "Life can be like a book, the more you get into it, the more (perhaps) it begins to make sense."
Please remember to RSVP so your hostess can have a proper headcount for refreshments.

Date:  February 21, Tuesday
Time: 6:00p
Book: "The Appeal"
Author: John Grisham
Place: 270 Timber Lake Circle, #201, Naples, FL 34104 - hostess: Judy Freiberg
RSVP:  call 314-409-9548 or e-mail JudyFreiberg@sbcglobal.net

Refreshments provided.

March Book Club Meeting Information:

Date: March 21st
Time:  5:30p
Book:  Small Great Things
Author: Jodi Picoult
Address: 7571 Novara CT
Hostess: Peggy Meyerowitz 



 

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14th ANNUAL CHARITY PRO-AM

 

14th Annual Southwest Florida EWGA Pro-AM

Saturday and Sunday, April 29th & 30th 2017

New Venue!!!!
700 Wyndemere Way
Naples, Florida 34105

Registration Details Will be Available Soon!

Questions?
Contact:  
Michele Klinowski at
239-595-5589 or mklinowski@newsbank.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 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

 
Take the Trip of a Lifetime – Join EWGA in Bermuda!
Picture this . . .you spending 4 glorious days in beautiful Bermuda. . .playing golf, relaxing and enjoying life in this spectacular setting.   Join Lisa Becka, LPGA Teaching Professional, and fellow EWGA members March 24 – 27, on this fun filled, educational, relaxing, golf laden long weekend!  With Four Packages to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your interests and budget.  Click Here for information and registration!
 
Get a close-up and personal view of the top female golfers at the 2nd LPGA Major of 2017;
KPMG PGA Championship at Olympia Fields, IL, June 27 – July 2! 
The EWGA Chicago Chapter is seeking volunteers to join them at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, June 27 July 2 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, IL.  They are marshaling the 1st hole and need more volunteers to join them at this great event.  You do not need to be an EWGA member, please ask your friends and others you know - male or female to join in the fun (please note that you’ll be asked to commit to three 4-hour shifts during the week).  Go to www.KPMGwomensPGA.com/volunteer or call (708) 996-0370 and use access key EWGA2017 to get assigned to the group.  Contact Mary Wondolowski of the EWGA Chicago Metro Chapter at mewondo@aol.com with questions.
 

Get Inside the Ropes at the PGA Championship, Charlotte, NC, August 7-12 
The Charlotte NC Chapter is calling out to EWGA members to volunteer to be a hole marshal with them at the PGA Championship, Quail Hollow Golf Club.  The volunteer/uniform fee of $193 is significantly less than the SOLD-OUT week long grounds pass; while you will be asked to work four 4-hour shifts during the week, you will also have access to the grounds all week!  Contact Sponsorship@ewgacharlotte.org for more information.
 
 
Chip In For Girls Golf!
 
Chip In, Help Out and Win!  Guess the number of birdies made at the 2017 Honda Classic and you could win a new 2017 Honda and help the EWGA Foundation support Girls Golf.  This is open to all EWGA members with a maximum of 30 guesses.
 
For every donor pledge of $20 or more, the EWGA Foundation Girls Golf fund receives 100% of the donation PLUS a 10% matching donation from the Honda Classic For more information:  http://www.ewga.com/index.php/News/chip-in-help-out-win.html

 

As part of our partnership agreement with the LPGA, all EWGA members can receive a 20% discount on Official LPGA logoed merchandise and golf products at the LPGA Pro Shop. Go to lpgaproshop.com and use Member ID Code: 20EWGA.

 
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 now offers 26 different 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 Troon Card.

Discounted Golf Clothes

For over 40 years, Tail Activewear has been dedicated to bringing the best in fit, fabric, and fashion to the world of women's golf apparel. Tail's tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear are thoughtfully designed to flatter many body types and feature the latest in performance technology, including UPF sun protection that blocks about 98% of the harmful rays, superior moisture wicking, and comfort stretch. Through a partnership with the EWGA, Tail is offering EWGA members a 25% off discount and will donate 10% of each purchase back to EWGA in support of women's golf.

Visit www.tailactivewear.com to take advantage of this offer by using promo code EWGAGOLF 
For more information, please contact Tonya Edwards at web@tailactivewear.com or 888.906.1341


 

 

HOLE-IN-ONE

EWGA SWFL Hole-in-One Insurance
 
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 THIS LIST and you have paid please contact:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
Calendar of Events
FEBRUARY
Thursday, 2 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 2 - Play & Learn
Saturday, 4 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 4 - Quail Creek Village League
Wednesday, 8 - Social Event
Thursday, 9 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 9 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 11 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 11 - Quail Creek Village League
Thursday, 16 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 16 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 18 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 18 - Quail Creek Village League
Tuesday, 21 - Book Club
Thursday, 23 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 23 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 25 - February Golf Event at Eagle Lakes

MARCH
Thursday, 2 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 2 - Play & Learn
Saturday, 4 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 4 - Quail Creek Village League
Thursday, 9 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 9 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 16 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 9 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 18 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 18 - Quail Creek Village League
Thursday, 23 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 23 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 25 - March Golf Event at Vineyards
Thursday, 30 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 30 - 9 & Unwind

APRIL 29 and 30 - PRO-AM

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?

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.