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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.

Chapter Elections

Chapter Elections Are Here -  Help Shape the Future of Our Chapter!


Each year we conduct elections for our Chapter Board Members in accordance with our bylaws and the new board takes over in the fall of the year prior to Nov. 1st.

 

The Board positions are set up in staggered rotation so that the entire Board is not turning over in the same year. This helps to provide stability in the running of our Chapter. This year we will be electing the following:

 

  • President: 1 year term
  • Member Services Director- 2 year term
  • Social Events Director - 2 year term
  • Finance & Records - 2 year term

 

 

We are finalizing the ballot, and it will be sent out to all members by September 6
The voting deadline is September 20.

Results announced on 9/30/2016

New Chapter Board installed:  11/1/16 

 

Sincerely,

 

Nancy Stone, Nominating Committee Chair, EWGA Southwest Florida Chapter
239-777-3403/
nstoney@comcast.net

GOLF EVENTS

Summer Golf Play

Come join old and new friends this summer on Thursdays for casual weekly golf from June through October!  This has been very popular in the past and we again will be playing several courses on a rotating basis.  Signup will be weekly on 123, but space is limited, so sign up and play for only the days you want. SWFL EWGA member prices range from $30 to $45 and we will be able to go into the clubs after for food and drink. Play is early in the day so that we can hopefully avoid those pesky afternoon showers so famous here in Southwest Florida! 



Date       Starting Times  Course
8/25        8:30 am           Stoneybrook
9/1          8:30-9 am        Worthington 
9/8          9:00 am           Heritage Bay
9/15        8:30 am           Vasari
9/22        8:30 am           Stoneybrook
9/29        TBA                TBA
10/6        8:30-9 am        Worthington 
10/13      9:00 am            Heritage Bay
10/20      8:30 am            Vasari
10/27      8:30 am           Stoneybrook

All players must register on 123 by midnight on the Sunday before play--no exceptions! Registration will be open starting the Thursday before thru Sunday.  Cancel prior to noon Monday. Once you register you will receive an automation registration acceptance email.  If you don't receive one, your registration did not go thru.
 
Please contact Barb Schanmier (bschanmier@aol.com) or 847-840-3060 with questions or more information

 

Monthly Evening Play & Learn Event at Alico Family Golf

Fun Short Course with yardages of 33 to 80 yards. Real greens and a great time to learn, practice and play the game while you improve your overall scores.
An Alico Family Golf PGA Pro will play with us and provide tips to improve our game.

Date and Time: 3rd Tuesday of month at 6:30pm on August 23
Cost: $25 covers cost to play and Pro's time
Description: 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 AFG's party/meeting room. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase and they are offering drink specials! Specials include $2.50 draft beer and $3.00 wine. Free popcorn & water bottles will be provided by Alico Family Golf.
Free Bucket of Balls: Alico Family Golf has a driving range. If you would like to arrive early and practice before we play, EWGA members receive a free bucket of 25 balls prior to our Play & Learn EWGA event.
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) http://alicofamilygolf.com/
Sign Up: Use 123 Sign Up
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

Our next Match Play Event will be played at Vanderbilt Country Club on August 27th with morning tee times.     

You'll be playing two 9 holes matches within either of the 2 handicap categories ( < 19.9 and 20.0 > )  and try to earn as many points as possible for holes won.
We'll have prices for each individual event and the 2 players with the most points, in their category, after 4 rounds will be crowned the 2016 Match Play Champion. 

For those of you that do not like to participate in the match play format but like to come out and play for fun - we'll have a few times set aside for you.

Please
sign up on 123 for any or all match play events.
More dates:
9/24 at The Vineyards - morning tee times



Congratulations to the SWFL Chapter for winning the Tri Chapter Trophy!!

We had a great day of competition between the Manatee, Tampa and the SWFL Chapter @ beautiful Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte.

On Sunday the 14th our chapter was represented by 16 players that played in this net stroke competition. After totaling the best 6 net stroke rounds the SWFL chapter came in first with a total of 405 strokes beating the Tampa (418) and Manatee (438) chapters .

Congratulations to Barb Ballard, Carole Stansfield, Sue Kennedy and Marianne Meola for their individual net stroke awards. 

Marianne Meola also won the closest to the pin proximity for the SWFL chapter. 

Thank you Brittany Crawford, Kerstin Koenig, Marianne Meola, Carol Wilsey, Mo White, Stephanie Truchan, Jennie Taylor,  Sherry Jude, Sue Kennedy, Diana Johnson, Carol Mirando, Doreen Doyle, Patty Gift, Carole Stansfield, Barb Ballard and Valerie Rogers for getting up early and winning the Tri Chapter Trophy for the SWFL Chapter.    


Save the date - Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo - October 23rd  - Southwest Chapter vs  Palm Beach Chapter - 2 person Team Match Play 
Hammock Bay, 830 AM shotgun start

More info to follow ... stay tuned!


Monthly Evening Play & Learn Event at Alico Family Golf
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.

An Alico Family Golf PGA Pro will play with us and provide tips to improve our game.

Date and Time: 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 20th and October 18th (arrive early if you want to warm up)

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

Sign Up: Use 123 Sign Up

Come Early and Receive a Free Small Bucket of Balls to warm up on the driving range prior to our Plan and Learn EWGA event.

Description: 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 AFG's party/meeting room. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase and they are offering drink specials! Specials include $2.50 draft beer and $3.00 wine. Free popcorn & water bottles will be provided by Alico Family Golf.

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) http://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

 






 

 

 

 

 

FROM HEADQUARTERS

 

 

From HQ...

Time to Update Your EWGA Member Profile 
We wouldn't want you to miss out on all the fun - if we don't have your current information, we can't contact you! Now is the time to check what information EWGA has on file for you - it's quick and easy to update your member profile.
 
'   Go to the EWGA Member Clubhouse: http://www.myewga.com
'   Login using your regular EWGA login. 
  • If this is your first time accessing the EWGA Member Clubhouse sign in using the email address you have on file with EWGA. 
  • Enter the default password 'Password1' (case sensitive).  From there you will be able to set up your personalized password and set up your member profile.
'   Click on 'My Profile' in the top bar and update away!   
 
Don't forget to include other items of interest about yourself - where you work, job history, golf skill level, volunteer activities, hobbies and interests, etc. Other members may be looking to share more than just golf - use your EWGA membership to its fullest!

 

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How to Receive Discounts:

Go to: https://ewga.hotelogical.com/register 

Register as a member using a valid email address  

Check your email for validation and to set up your password  

Head back to the Hotelogical site to shop, book and save!  

If you have any questions, please contact us any time by calling (856) 630-1661 or emailing info@hotelogical.com

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 
TBA.

Community Bulletin Board

The events listed in this section are not "hosted" by or local SWFL EWGA Chapter.

Outside Events
*In an effort to provide as much information to our members as possible, we are providing information on some fun golf related events. These events are not hosted by the SWFL EWGA Chapter*
Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Interfaith Charities of South Lee

The Rotary Club of Estero is hosting this tournament to benefit the only Sustainable Food Pantry in Estero and San Carlos Park which is managed by Interfaith Charities of South Lee and their Charitable Foundation. We are looking for players, sponsors and donations.

For more information contact Patty Gift at Patty.Gift@RaymondJames.com or call her 239.287.5672
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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:
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  • 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

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
AUGUST
Tuesday, 23 - Evening Play & Learn: Alico Family Golf
Thursday, 25 - Summer Golf Play: Stoneybrook
Saturday, 27 - Summer Match Play Series: Vanderbilt
SEPTEMBER
Thursday, 1 - Summer Golf Play: Worthington
Thursday, 8 - Summer Golf Play:  Heritage Bay
Saturday - Sunday, 10-11 - Champions Cup; Daytona, FL
Thursday, 15 - Summer Golf Play: Vasari
Thursday, 22 - Summer Golf Play: Stoneybrook
Saturday, 24 - Summer Match Play Series
Thursday, 29 - Summer Golf Play: TBA

OCTOBER
Thursday, 6 - Summer Golf Play: Worthington
Thursday, 13 - Summer Golf Play: Heritage Bay
Saturday & Sunday - 15-16 - EWGA Championship Finals; Lansdowne Resort, VA
Thursday, 20 - Summer Golf Play: Vasari
Thursday, 27 - Summer Golf Play:  Stoneybrook
Monday, 31 - End of BIGGEST LOSER COMPETITION

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE


THE BIGGEST LOSER CONTEST

Within each of the divisions for the Biggest Loser Competition, we have some members that are making this look easy:
 
Current Standings for Biggest Loser leaders are:
Handicap Group 19.1-25 - Natalia Armstrong reduced handicap by 3.2 points

Handicap Group 25.1-28 - Minsun Troyer reduced handicap by 6.0 points

Handicap Group 28.1-34 - Anne Schwab reduced handicap by 1.4 points

Handicap Group 34.1 plus - Eileen Huff reduced handicap by 7.6 points

But keep in mind, that in order to make this pair, the final overall winner will be determined by the greatest percentage loss...so that makes the race look a little more competitive. There are only a few percentage points difference between the leaders.

 

NAME
VERIFIED 02/14/16
VERIFIED 06/01/16
PERCENTAGE DIFFFERENCE
Minsun Troyer
25.8
19.8
0.76744186
0.77
1st
Eileen Huff
35.5
27.9
0.785915493
0.79
2nd
Barb Ballard
37.5
31.8
0.848
0.85
3rd
Natalia Armstrong
25.0
21.8
0.872
0.87
4th
Barb Schanmier
38.6
34.9
0.904145078
0.90
5th
Barb Levatich
34.8
31.8
0.913793103
0.91
6th
Rashida Loya-Bova
27.1
24.9
0.918819188
0.92
7th
Barbara Murtagh
25.3
24.0
0.948616601
0.95
8th
Anne Schwab
29.5
28.1
0.952542373
0.95
8th
Nancy Stone
27.4
26.5
0.967153285
0.97
10th
Mary Gignac
33.5
32.6
0.973134328
0.97
10th
Carol Mirando
24.8
24.2
0.975806452
0.98
12th
Cindi DeBrino
25.1
24.5
0.976095618
0.98
12th


 

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POLICES & PROCEDURES

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