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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.
 
JANUARY GOLF EVENT 
  
Come join us for our first monthly event of 2017at Lely Resort on January 28th.

We are playing the Mustang Course with a best 2 of 4 net ball competition. Tee times are starting at 11AM . This event is chapter subsidized for members and capped @ 40 players. Please don't wait to sign up. The SWFL EWGA member rate is $100.00 and members will have priority sign up until 7 days prior.

Should we have any open spots left, we'll open the event to guests on 1/22 - guest rate is $125.00.  

Click here to register online and reserve your seat.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE MONTHLY GOLF EVENTS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH!

February 25 - Eagle Lakes

March 25 - Vineyards

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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  February 2 and 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. 

Date and Time: 6:30pm on Thursday January 5 (arrive early  to warm up on the range with complimentary balls)

 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
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. 5          2:00 - 3:00.           3:30 - 4:30
Sunday Feb. 12         2:00 - 3:00.           3:30 - 4:30
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
All 4 sessions for $255

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


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

 

FROM HEADQUARTERS

 
 
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



 

Social Events

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.

February Social Event - Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the next social event on February 8th at 6p. The event will be held at Impact Zone in Bonita Springs.  More details to follow...

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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.

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
JANUARY
Wednesday, 18 - Meet the Members Social
Thursday, 19 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 19 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 21 - Stoneybrook League
Saturday, 21 - Quail Creek Village League
Thursday, 26 - Hibiscus League
Thursday, 26 - 9 & Unwind
Saturday, 28 - January Golf Event at Lely

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

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE

 BIGGEST LOSER COMPETION

 

Congratulations to Ellen huff who won the Biggest Lower Completion by lowering her handicap by almost 10%.

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.