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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.

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 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 for the Board.

Click here for our Policies and Procedures

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS 

Donna Abbruzzese

Sherie Brezina

Linda Fawcett

Nanlee Hall

Mary Lockton

Dohl Jagessar

Patricia Jans

Merceditas Lagmay

Lynda Ruce

Denise Siler

Georgeann Weyl

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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

   2017 CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday May 21, 2017 @ Spring Run

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN   Deadline is 5/3/17

Have some fun and support your Chapter.

Click here for more information.

Any questions contact:

Mourine (Mo) White

Mourinew10@comcast.net

239-877-3006

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EWGA's 2017 Team Match Play Champions Cup

Join us for one of the most dynamic, fun events of the year!
 
Get together with your EWGA golfing friends and build a team of 8 players to represent the SWFL chapter in the 2017 Southern Regional Cup Qualifier being held on September 9th and 10th at the PGA Village in Port St Lucie.
 
Depending on the number of teams entered, the top 10 teams will advance to the Cup Finals in Daytona in late October. Points accumulated by matches won, or halved, make up the team score.

Click here for more information.

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LEAGUES AND SATURDAY PLAY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Saturday Fun Golf at Quail Village - 
Thank you everyone for playing Quail Village this winter.  
Saturday League at Stoneybrook - FIinal League on April 22

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

830a shotgun with weekly games and prizes!

Lunch and drinks at Duffy's after the round. The green fee is $60. Any questions email Cindi at cindidebrino@comcast.net.  Our final event on April 22nd will include a fun party afterwards at Duffy's... there may be cake!!!


Final Report from your Hibiscus League Captain:  

Our Hibiscus League had its final prize-winning golf event and party.   Congratulations to our prize winners:  
Ringers prizes:  First Place, Peggy Meyerwitz with 72, 
Second Place, Mo White with 74;  
Most Improved from the first score: Kay Russell; 
Most Improved from her average overall season score:   Anne Schwab.
First Place low net:  Jane Fletcher
First Place low putts:  Sue Weidlich
Best overall golfer:  Peggy Meyerwitz

Prize winners for the April 6th course contests:  
Longest drive with a marshmallow:  First Place Sue Weidlich,
Second Place:  Barb Ballard
Both of our closest to the pin contests were won by our EWGA guest from the Ft. Wayne Indiana chapter:  Cindy Roberts
Closest to the line winner:  Barb Ballard
Lowest Putts winners who tied (with 29 putts each)  Carol Cavanaugh and Mo White.

And our thanks go to Beth Marcotte who hostessed our party at her beautiful home, and Anne Schwab who took charge of the prizes for that day, and to the EWGA board who subsidized our final party, and to everyone who made the Hibiscus league so much fun.  We hope to see you next year.  
Your Captain,
Judy Freiberg  (and thank you all for the beautiful gift) 
  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.

Weekly Thursday Afternoon 9 & Unwind Resumes on 
April 6th @ 4pm
 
We are a small, relaxed  group of golfers of varying skill levels (some do not even have a handicap) who like to play 9 holes.

Several of us still work so that is why we play at 4:00pm at a more centrally located course in North Naples, Bonita  or Estero.
 
If you would  like to be added to the Afternoon 9 & Unwind Email Notification List contact the volunteer coordinators, Renee Porter-Medley orTrisha Hare.
 
In April most tee times will be at Stoneybrook in Estero  until other courses become available in May.

Afterwards, we usually go out for food & beverage at a nearby restaurant.
The coordinators will send out a weekly email confirming location, green fee and any other information.

 

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

 

April Social Event - Sign up Now!
I am happy to announce for our April 12th social event BLUE ZONE

Place:  Agave Bar and Grill corner of Vanderbilt and Airport-Pulling in Naples
Time: 6 p.m.
What:  We will have a guest speaker Chante Pemberton, Naples Community Coordinator for the Blue Zone Project.  "Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice."  Blue Zone Project is a community well-being initiative that makes healthy choices easier in all the places we live, work and play.

Easter is not far away and many will start to leave for their northern homes.  We hope you will join us for this event of learning and sharing.

Happy hour ends at 6 p.m., I plan to have pitchers of margaritas and salsa waiting for you!

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.


 

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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

Click here for the flyer and registration

Click here for the flyer and sponsorship

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

From EWGA HQ: 
Growing New Friends...and Members...and a have chance to win a $50 American Express Gift Card!
 
Ready to have a chance at winning a $50 American Express Gift Card from EWGA?  That's right - during the month of April, any EWGA member who refers just one member will be entered into a weekly drawing for a gift card.  AND your name will be entered into the drawing for every member you bring to EWGA (i.e. 5 new members = 5 chances to win).  Make sure the new member provides your name on their application and you will be automatically entered into the weekly drawing.  In addition, anyone who recruits two members during April will receive a limited-edition golf shoe bag designed for EWGA by Barth & McCallig. 
 
Is Dual Membership for You?
 
Do you divide your time between two Cities, both with EWGA Chapters? Or do you live/work in close proximity to other Chapters and want to participate in everything?  Becoming a Dual Member (of two or more Chapters) is easy and only costs $35 per Chapter!  Just email or call Kathy Thompson at kathy_thompson@ewga.com or 561-691-0096 ext. 111 and she’ll get you listed in the additional Chapter(s).  

 

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
APRIL
Thursday, 13 - 9 & Unwind 
Saturday, 15 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 15 - Quail Village League - FINAL EVENT
Tuesday, 18 - Book Club
Thursday, 20 - 9 & Unwind 
Saturday, 22 - Stoneybrook League - FINAL EVENT
Thursday, 27 - 9 & Unwind 
Saturday, 29 - 14th Annual ProAm Tournament - Wyndemere
Sunday, 30 - 14th Annual ProAm Tournament - Wyndemere

MAY
Sunday, 21 - Chapter Championship - Spring Run

JUNE
Saturday, 24 - Sectionals at Rockledge Country Club

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

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SPONSORSHIP

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for SWFL EWGA?

Click here for the brochure.

Click here for information about our current sponsors.

Communications

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BLAST ARCHIVES

  April 12, 2017

March 29, 2017

March 15, 2017

  March 1, 2017

February 15, 2017

  February 1, 2017 

January 18, 2017

 January 4, 2017