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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.

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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

    Summer Match Play is back. The first event is being played at Crown Colony on June 17th with tee times starting at 10am.

Signup is now open and we'll hope to see you there.


Players will play two 9 hole matches against players within their handicap categories of either below or above 20.0 You'll earn points for holes won and the overall match.

We'll have daily event winners and an overall champion for each handicap category.

If you rather not play match play but like to come out and play for fun please let us know by marking the box at sign up. We reserved a few tee times for fun play only. 


Click here to register online .

 
 
 Summer golf is here!  

We will be continuing our Thursday wandering Summer golf and lunch program.  

For those of you who have not participated in this group before we play a rotating group of courses and are not a competitive league.  For returning players we will be playing the old favorites of Vasari, Stoneybrook, Heritage Bay and Worthington, but will also hopefully be adding some additional courses.  Cost for play will vary based on club fess, but in the general will be in the $50 to $60 range with lunch included.  Lunch is always optional.  

As of right now here is the tentative list of upcoming dates and locations:
5/25 - Stoneybrook
6/1 - Vasari
6/8 - Worthington
6/15 -  La Playa
6/22 - Forest Glen
6/29 - Spring Run
 
Cost for play will vary based on club fess, but in the general will be in the $50 to $60 range with lunch included.  Lunch is always optional.  

Tee times will be AM, but subject to course availability for our group.  Registration will be through 123 and close at noon on the Tuesday prior to play.  Come regularly, or when you see a course you have wanted to play but just have not had a chance.  

For more information or questions please contact Natalia Armstrong at coarmnatalia@gmail.com or 201 572-0518

 


Tee times will be AM, but subject to course availability for our group.  Registration will be through 123 and close at noon on the Tuesday prior to play.  Come regularly, or when you see a course you have wanted to play but just have not had a chance.  

For more information or questions please contact Natalia Armstrong at coarmnatalia@gmail.com or 201 572-0518
 
 
 
2017 CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday May 21, 2017 @ Spring Run

Congrats to all the winners:

Chapter Champion – Marianne Meola

Championship Flight - low net: Brittany Crawford

First Flight – low gross: Judy Slater

First Flight – low net: Stephanie Truchan

Second Flight – low gross: Debbie Shepherd

Second Flight – low net: Susan Weidlich

Third Flight – low gross: Rashida Loya-Boca

Third Flight – low net: Anne Schwab
Fourth Fight – low gross: Sheleigh Belongy

Fourth Flight – low net: Joanne Cepelak

Scramble

1st Place – Michele Klinowski, Mary Marshall, Patty Gift, Nancy Stone

2nd Place – Mary Jo Burke, Susie Sandstrom, Lynn Robbins, Rebecca Ross


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SAVE THE DATE!!

Chapter vs Chapter / SWFL vs Manatee 

July 16th at Kingsway Country Club  (just off exit 170 in Port Charlotte).
 
8:30a shotgun start. Rate is $55.00 per person.

More information to follow shortly ....
   
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

 
Our May Social Event, held at Agave, was great fun. Special thanks to Patty Draipsa for a review of golf rules and Beth Marcotte for arranging this event!









   
 
Social Events - 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Book Club - Resumes in November
There was a big turnout (13) for our last Book Club get-together at the home of Barb Ballard on April 18th.   Thank you to everyone who participated this season.
We will restart in November and Kay Marranga will host.  

 

Hot News From EWGA HQ

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14th ANNUAL CHARITY PRO-AM

 

14th Annual Southwest Florida EWGA Pro-Am was held on

Saturday and Sunday, April 29th & 30th 2017

GREAT SUCCESS - DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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.

EWGA Military Membership Rate Available!
 

In recognition of the service provided by Military Personnel and their families, EWGA now offers special membership rates for Classic, Senior and Young Professional levels. 

 Military Classic - $130 - renewal $120

Military Senior - $100 - renewal $90

Military Young Professional - $65 - renewal - $65

Who is Eligible?
  • Retired veterans and their spouses
  • Military civilian employees, spouses and dependent children (18 years of age or older)
  • Active duty members, spouses, and dependent children (18 years of age or older)
 
(Verification of name, date of birth and Military service is required)
 
Check out the details at the EWGA web page for military discounts.

Women's Golf Day          
June 6, 2017       4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PLAN TO ATTEND AND BRING A FRIEND!    
 
The Second Annual Women's Golf Day (WGD) will be celebrated around the world on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Between the hours of 4:00pm-8:00pm, this global growth-of-the-game event, will welcome women and girls to golf facilities where they will be introduced to the game in a welcoming and spirited environment. The event also encourages existing female golfers to attend and play a late-afternoon nine-hole scramble.  Immediately following the golf clinic (or on-course 9-hole experience), WGD attendees will participate in a celebratory gathering to network and make quality connections through golf.
 
Tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers to 'save the date and join you.'
It's a great opportunity to invite JUST ONE person to a fun golf activity!
 
Watch for details on how our Chapter will be participating in this
exciting golf celebration with others around the world!


 
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

 
MAY
Thursday, 4 - 9 & Unwind
Wednesday, 10 - Social event with Rules Review - Agave
Thursday, 11 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 18 - 9 & Unwind
Sunday, 21 - Chapter Championship - Spring Run
Thursday, 25 - 9 & Unwind

JUNE
Thursday, 1 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 8 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 15 -Summer League, 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 17 - Summer Match or Fun Play - Crown Colony 10a
Thursday, 22 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Saturday, 24 - Sectionals at Rockledge Country Club
Thursday, 29 - 9 & Unwind

JULY
Thursday, 6 -Summer League, 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 13 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Saturday, 16 - SWFL v Manatee Chapter - Kingsway 830a
Thursday, 20 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 27 - Summer League, 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 29 - Summer Match or Fun Play - Golf Club of the Everglades 9a

AUGUST
Date TBD -  Summer Match or Fun Play
Thursday, 3 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 10 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 17 -Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 24 - Summer League,9 & Unwind
Thursday, 31 - Summer League,9 & Unwind

SEPTEMBER
Saturday, 30 - Summer Match or Fun Play - Raptor Bay 930a

OCTOBER
Saturday, 22 - Member Guest - Hammock Bay 8a

DECEMBER
Saturday, 16 - Jingle Bell Open - Rookery 1p

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.

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