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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

 
Calling All Volunteers!!
 
Volunteers Needed for 
EWGA District Semi-Finals June 23, 2017

Brevard County/Space Coast Chapter district semi-finals are to be held at Rockledge Country Club on June 23rd and June 24th. They need Markers!

A Marker will go with each team through the entire course, making sure ball position is correct and attesting the score. They have some markers but need more!  Please reach Carolyn ASAP if you are interested.

Carolyn Herrin
Chief Volunteer Coordinator
Carolynwherrin@me.com.
 
 
 
Summer Match Play 

On June 17 we played the first of our Summer Match Play events at beautiful Crown Colony.

The course was in great shape after all the rain we received last week.  

We had a quiet a few close matches between players. After two 9 hole matches Judy Slater and Lucy Barbour won their respective handicap divisions. 
Closest to the pin were won by Marianne Meola, Mo White and Kerstin Koenig

Our next Match Play Event is set for July 29th at the Golf Club at the Everglades.
We hope to see you there.

Summer Series dates:
7/29 - Golf Club of the Everglades
8/12 - The Quarry
9/30 - Raptor Bay 

All events have morning tee times. 
Sign up for the individual events on 123 Sign Up

 
 
 Thursday Summer Golf Schedule!

The full schedule of courses for Summer Golf League has been finalized.  Take a look at the schedule and come out for golf and lunch.  We are a noncompetitive social league.  Cost for play varies based on club fees, but in general the cost is in the $50 to $60 range with lunch included.  Lunch is always optional. Tee times are in the morning subject to course availability for our group. There is no charge when you sign up on 123.  You will pay at the course when you arrive. It is important that you register on 123 because space is limited.  

Here is the dates and locations of planned play:

6/29 - Spring Run
7/6 - Heritage Bay
7/13 - TOC Treviso Bay
7/20 - Stoneybrook
7/27 - Vasari
8/3 - Shell Point
8/10 - La Playa
8/17 - Forest Glenn
8/24 - The Dunes
8/31 - Heritage Bay
9/7 - TPC Treviso Bay
9/14 - Stoneyborrk
9/21 - Vasari
9/28 - Spring Run
10/5 - La Playa

Tee times are AM generally beginning at 9:00.  Registration through 123 closes 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 too.  

For more information or questions please contact Natalia Armstrong at coarmnatalia@gmail.com or 201 572-0518
 
 
 CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP
A successful chapter championship was held at Spring Run on Sunday 5/21. It was a beautiful day to play golf. Thank you to Spring Run and their staff, and all the volunteers who helped make this event possible, especially Beth Ann Marcotte. We could not have done it without all of you.

Congratulations to all the participants. Please make sure that you post your scores as a tournament score.

Your Chapter Champion is

Marianne Meola!

Championship flight
LG - Meola
LN - Crawford
 
1st Flight
LG - Judy Slater
LN - Stephanie Truchan
 
2nd Flight
LG - Debbie shepherd
LN - Susan Weidlich
 
3rd Flight
LG - Carol Giddens
LN - Anne Schwab
 
4th Flight
LG - Sheleigh Belongy
LN - Joanne Cepelak
 
Scramble Teams:
 
1st Place
Michele Klinowski
Mary Marshall
Patty Gift
Nancy Stone
 
2nd Place
MaryJo Burke
Susie Sandstrom
Lynn Robbins
Rebecca Ross
Please visit our FaceBook page for pictures of the rest of our winners!


Chapter vs Chapter / SWFL vs Manatee - 4 Ball Match Play Event 
We are looking for YOU to represent your SWFL chapter in a fun competition versus the Manatee chapter.  All members with a verifiable handicap are invited to play. 

When:   July 16th - 830a shot gun 

Where:  Kingsway Country Club  (just off exit 170 in Port Charlotte). 
             13625 SW Kingsway Cir, Lake Suzy, FL 34269

Price: $55.00 including lunch 

We are set to play a hole by hole 4 ball team match play event. 
1 point is scored for each hole won, a half point for holes tied - an additional point is awarded to the match winner. 

The chapter with the most points won will take home the trophy and has bragging rights for a year. 

You can sign up with a teammate or individually and we'll match you. 
Maximum stroke allowance between partners is 8. If the difference is higher it will be adjusted. 

Friends and family are welcome as we reserved a few additional spots for non competitive play.
Same rate of $55.00 applies. 

Registration is now open on 123 

 

   
A first for Naples and the USGA!  Volunteers needed...
The USGA Women's Mid-Amateur Championship for 2017 will be held from October 5-12 at Quail Creek Country Club... it is an honor to host the first ever ladies' USGA event to be held in Naples!   As accomplished, knowledgeable golfers, you are EXACTLY the kind of volunteers we want and need.  

The women who will be competing in this event must have a 9.4 handicap index or less - so, whatever volunteer task you can help with, you will have the opportunity to watch some of the best women amateurs in the US play on a course that you, too, can play! And, even though the event is in October, we really need you to register early, so we can order your shirts and materials in time.     

For more information, and to register to volunteer for a specific task, please log on to the following website: 
http://www.quailcreekcc.com/golf/2017-u-s-womens-mid-amateur-championship/ and complete the registration.  (Look for the phrase "Register to Volunteer" - and click on that link to instructions. You will be able to designate what kind of volunteer you want to be, as well!)

If you have any questions, please email me, and I will do my best to answer all quickly!
Thanks for your consideration...

Carol Wilsey
(239) 289-1403 Direct
Carol@ExceptionalProperties.us

 

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.
 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.

 

Member Benefit:
New Lesson Deal from Patty Driapsa at Spring Run

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

July Social Event - SPARKLE, SHIMMER AND SHINE
 

Our next Social Event is July 12th
Jewelry Design at 5:30 p.m.
Don't miss this opportunity!  Only 10 (maximum) lucky EWGA gals will enjoy an evening of fun.

Amanda Jaron, Jewelry Designer, will host this event at her new location on Bayshore Drive. You will make your own "tassel bracelet" while enjoying Champagne and Chocolate.
Don't delay email Beth today at (cbonlake@gmail.com) or call at 810-569-3120.

Future social events - Save the Dates!

August 9th - Love that Dress to benefit PACE at Fleming's Restaurant. 

Clean out your closet of those gently used unwanted items.  Bring them that evening.  Details to follow.
June Social Event Review

Several of our members had fun making their own customized silk scarves.  Check out our Facebook page for more photos of this fun class!


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Outside Events
*not sanctioned or hosted by the SWFL Chapter of the EWGA
2017 Estero Rotary Tournament 
Sign up for this year's event which benefits the Estero - San Carlos Food Pantry managed by Interfaith Charities of South Lee County and the Rotary Club of Estero Charitable Foundation to provide donations to local charitable groups.

Sign up soon as space is limited!  If you have any questions, please contact Bruce Osborne at BruceOsbo@gmail.com.  



Folds of Honor Golf Dates

6/17  Quail Creek  8:30 shotgun  - Quail course
$55.00 includes golf and lunch (credit card only pro shop)
PLUS a donation of $20.00 or more to THE FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION ( cash or check)

July 1 GREY OAKS 1:00 shotgun PALM COURSE
$55.00 includes golf and lunch (credit card only pro shop)
PLUS A DONATION of $20.00 or more to THE FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION ( cash or check)

July 15th THE MOORINGS COUNTRY CLUB  8:30 shotgun
$55.00 includes golf and lunch (credit card only pro shop)
PLUS  a donation of $20.00 or more to THE FOLDS OF HONOR ( cash or check)

Please contact Mo White for questions:  mourinew10@gmail.com

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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. Over $17,000 was raised for PACE and Girls Golf

The golf winners were:

Putting Contest

·         Gail Graham (Pro)

·         Yenisse Cachonegrete (Amateur)

Long Drive Contest

·         Donna Perkins - 0-20 hcp (Amateur)

·         Yenisse Cachonegrete  - 21-40 (Amateur)

Closest to the Pin

·         Sue Powers – Gold #3 (Pro) – 11’ 9”

·         Donna Perkins  - Gold #3 (Amateur) – 8’ 5

·         Kathy Occi – White #4 (Amateur) – 7’ 6”

·         Nancy Suto – Gold #8 (Amateur) – 3’ 10”

Flight #1

·         3rd Place Low Net – Shari Lindsey, Terry Fischer, Greer Lowry & Carole Sudar

·         2nd Place Low Net – Stephanie Griffin, Susan Kennedy, Susan Diehl & Wendy Montanaro

·         1st Place Low Net – Nancy Henderson, Patricia Fox, Kim Byle & Gayle Erickson

Flight #1

·         3rd Place Low Gross – Terri Weisse, Jean Raymond, Lynda Case & Lee Myers

·         2nd Place Low Gross – Laurel Kean, Michelle Hanson, Janet Thibeault & Connie Coyne

·         1st Place Low Gross – Missy Williams, Amy Palladino, Christine Martin and Patti Handley

Flight #2

·         3rd Place Low Net – Sarah Trew, Lori Drumm, Nancy Stone & Cindi DeBrino

·         2nd Place Low Net – Erica Bensch, Eileen Huff, Carol Giddens & Carol Mirando

·         1st Place Low Net – Megan Blonien, Barb Neff, Carol Cavanagh & Jo Martinelli

Flight #2

·         3rd Place Low Gross – Holly Vaughn, Pam Foulkes, Peggy Meyerowitz & Judy Freiberg

·         2nd Place Low Gross – Cindy Booker-Goetz, Kathy Baker, Vivian Ebert & Faith Matous

·         1st Place Low Gross – Lurrell Wise, Roxann Hanson, Kim Price & Laurie Roscoe

 


 

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

Sign up for Smile Amazon and donate as you shop
The EWGA Foundation has made it easy for you to donate with Smile Amazon.   Visit SmileAmazon.com before your next Amazon shopping trip and enter EWGA in the "Charity of Choice" box.  The Foundation, which supports efforts including LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, Women on Par Scholarship Fund and Leadership Training will automatically start receiving .05% of each dollar spent and all your shopping records/history remain with your account. 
Time to Check Your EWGA Member Profile Information
Do we have your current information?  If we don't have accurate information, we can't connect with you and we don't want you to miss a thing!  Take a moment to check the information EWGA has on file for you - it's quick and easy to update your member profile. 
Don't forget to include other items of interest about you - where you work, golf skill level, hobbies and interests, etc. Other members may be looking to share more than just golf - use your EWGA membership to its fullest!
Want to Join an EWGA Cup Team?  There's still time!!
 
Have you been secretly wanting to play in the EWGA Cup (Match Play) but don't have a team?  
We can help with that.
 
Several teams are still forming and they are looking for another player or two.  Visit the EWGA Cup Website; Player Connections Tab  to find who is looking for more teammates or to let others know you want to play. Don't delay - registration closes on July 15.
Find A Great Course to Play on the EWGA Golf Course Network
 
Finding a great course on the Golf Course Network (GCN) just got even easier!
  • Go To the Member Clubhouse .  
  • Click on one of the Golf Management Company Logos; ARCIS, Marriott and Troon to find a list of specific courses that are part of the GCN. 
  •  Independent courses that give special discounts to EWGA members are listed alphabetical by state.  
 
Is your favorite course part of the GCN?  If not, ask them to go to ewga.com, complete the online application and become a GCN member now!  A complementary EWGA membership for one of their staff is included with their enrollment.  Just like that, our Chapter gains a new member as well as a new place to play golf!  
 
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).  

 

           


 
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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
JUNE
Thursday, 22 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 24 - Sectionals at Rockledge Country Club
Thursday, 29 - 9 & Unwind

JULY
Thursday, 6 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 6 - Summer Golf @ Heritage Bay
Wednesday, 12 - Social Event
Thursday, 13 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 13 - Summer Golf @ TPC Treviso Bay
Sunday, 16 - SWFL v Manatee Chapter - Kingsway 
Thursday, 20 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 20 - Summer Golf @ Stoneybrook
Thursday, 27 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 27 - Summer Golf @ Vasari
Saturday, 29 - Summer Match or Fun Play - Golf Club of the Everglades

AUGUST
Thursday, 3 - 9 & Unwind
Wednesday, 9 - Social Event - Love that Dress event
Thursday, 10 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 12 - Summer Match or Fun Play - The Quarry
Thursday, 17 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 24 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 31 - 9 & Unwind
Thursday, 31 - Summer Golf @ Heritage Bay

SEPTEMBER
Thursday, 7 - Summer Golf @ TPC Treviso Bay
Thursday, 14 - Summer Golf @ Stoneybrook
Thursday, 21 - Summer Golf @ Vasari
Saturday, 30 - Summer Match or Fun Play - Raptor Bay

OCTOBER
Saturday, 22 - Member Guest - Hammock Bay

DECEMBER
Saturday, 16 - Jingle Bell Open - Rookery

Handicaps

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SPONSORSHIP

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