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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.

Chapter Elections


Thank you to all who took the time to vote for the open positions of the SWFL Board of Directors. The newly elected board directors are:

Patty Gift - President

Beth Ann Marcotte - Social Events Director

Carol Mirando - Member Services Director

Kathy Millard - Finance & Records Director


They will assume their new roles in late October.

A very big THANK YOU to outgoing directors Marianne Meola, Bonnie Masterson and Sue Schaeffer for all the work they did on behalf of our chapter. 

Nancy Stone, Nominating Committee Chair, EWGA Southwest Florida Chapter


We finished up this the Match Play Series this past Saturday by playing our last event at the Vineyards. The event was called after 9 holes due to a lingering thunderstorm.

Winners in Saturday's event with the most points scores were Stephanie Truchan in the < 20 handicap and Patty Gift in the > 20 handicap division. 

Closest to the Pin were won by Stephanie Truchan and Diana Johnson. Congratulations to all the winners throughout our 4 events! 

This year's overall Match Play Winners in the 2016 Summer Series are:

Kerstin Koenig in the < 20 handicap division and Nancy Stone in the > 20 handicap division.

Here are the top 5 scorers in the 2 divisions. 

Kerstin Koenig  35.5
Mo White 26
Sharon Turnblad 24
Stephanie Truchan 18
Sue Kennedy 14
Jennie Taylor 14

Nancy Stone 44
arol Mirando 37
Beth Marcotte 36.5
Barb Ballard 31
Carole Stansfield 27.5
Cindi Debrino 27

Thank you to everyone for playing in this year's Summer Match Play!

Pink Flamingo - October 23rd - 8:30a Shotgun at Hammock Bay

The Pink Flamingo tournament is our annual 4 Ball Matchplay competition against the Palm Beach chapter. 

Now in its 13th year it has seen a lot of very close matches. Most of them not decided until the 18th hole and than celebrated at the 19th hole.  

You can either sign up as a team with your playing partner or individually and we'll match you up.
Partner handicaps should be within 6 strokes, as that is the maximum team allowance.

Players need to have a verifiable handicap to participate in this event.  The tournament fee is $75.00 per player and includes golf, lunch and tee gift. 

Practice rounds are available on Saturday for 45.00 + tax. Please call the Club directly @ 
239-394-2511 to arrange your practice time. 

Please note that the players who traveled to Palm Beach last year will have first right to play.
Lets bring the CUP back to Naples!!!

Registration is now open on 123.

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 for the first few holes and we will apply what we learn to the rest of the holes.

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

Cost: $25 covers cost to play and Pro's time for 1 hour

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 Play and 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) 
Questions: EWGA Hostess for this event is Renee Porter-Medley, if you have questions email:  or call or text mobile: 239-247-2444

Afternoon 9 & Unwind on most Thursdays at 4pm

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 4pm.
We play at more centrally located courses in North Naples, Bonita  or Estero and usually announce the location the Monday or Tuesday before because we often are unable to get tee times any earlier or are not sure who is able to play. Weather and sometimes work schedules can get in the way so that's why we say most Thursdays
If you like to be added to our 9 & Unwind email notification list contact the Co-Coordinator Renee Porter-Medley at or text or call  239-247-2444

Summer Golf Play

The Last Thursday Golf of 2016 is October 6th...
Our Thursday summer golf will be winding up with the finale on October 6th at Worthington due to a decline in participation. Registration is via 123, tee times start at 8:30 and we will have our final lunch get together in the club after.  Cost, which is paid at the pro shop by registered players prior to play, is $33.80 and includes golf, lunch, soft drink or tea, tax and tip.  Registration closes Tuesday, Oct. 4th.We've had lots of fun this summer-so join us for this last one of the season!
Thanks to all who participated and made this such a fun time! For more information or questions, contact Barb Schanmier 847-840-3060.


First Annual 2016 Member-Guest Golf Tournament

We are pleased to announce our First Annual 2016 Member-Guest Golf Tournament on Oct 15 2016 at Spring Run Golf Club with tee times starting at 7:30AM. Invite 1-3 guests and play with them in this four person best ball format so they can learn about EWGA and have some fun.

Cost is only $50 for a member and $25 for a guest. Lunch, gifts and prizes are included in the price. We will also be raffling off one free membership. Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. Click on the link below to register online and reserve your seat. Register .


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Now is the ideal time to take advantage of ‘end of the season’ EWGA logoed apparel.  Find that perfect top to wear for your Chapter’s ‘End of Season Event’, Member Recruitment Event, EWGA Championship, EWGA Cup Qualifier, and much more!

Check out the colossal deals at the EWGA Clearance Webpage and the EWGA Salebration Webpage

Don’t let these stylish fashions at great prices pass you by!


Social Events

$10 per person with a cash bar.  Sign up on 123.
Witches Tea - SAVE THE DATE!!
Save the Date!!  Witches Tea, Tuesday October 25 at South Street Bar and Grill.  Start looking for your best witches garb to wear to our happy hour.  Prizes for the prettiest, ugliest, and golf related outfits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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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.


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
Thursday, 15 - Summer Golf Play: Vasari
Tuesday, 20 - Play & Learn: Alico Family Golf
Thursday, 22 - Summer Golf Play: Stoneybrook
Saturday, 24 - Summer Match Play Series
Wednesday, 28 - Women's Health Talk: Brio
Thursday, 29 - Summer Golf Play: TBA

Thursday, 6 - Summer Golf Play: Worthington
Thursday, 13 - Summer Golf Play: Heritage Bay
Saturday & Sunday - 15-16 - EWGA Championship Finals; Lansdowne Resort, VA
Tuesday, 18 - Play & Learn: Alico Family Golf
Thursday, 20 - Summer Golf Play: Vasari
Tuesday, 25 - Witches Tea: South Street Bar & Grill
Thursday, 27 - Summer Golf Play:  Stoneybrook


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Biggest Loser Competition - Update
All of those who are participating in the Biggest Loser Competition have just about 7 weeks to turn up their game! Here is the most recent update:

Kerstin Koenig 0.4  
Marianne Meola 2.2  
Mourine White 1.6  
Natalia Armstrong -3.9 4th
Mary Burke 4.4  
Doreen Doyle -0.3  
Patty Gift 4.1  
Connie Haacke -1.1  
Carol Mirando -1.7  
Cindi DeBrino -0.8  
Lori Drumm 0.5  
Rashida Loya-Bova -1.6  
Barbara Murtagh -2.2  
Becky Ross 0.1  
Minsun Troyer -7.4 1st
Nancy Stone -1.6  
Mary Gignac -0.5  
Beth Marcotte -2.4  
Cindy Otto 3  
Anne Schwab -1.6  
Susan Shaeffer 0.4  
Barb Ballard -7.3 3rd
Rosemary Christie -3.5  
Eileen Huff -9.1 2nd
Sarah Kelly 1.4  
Barb Levatich -2.8  
Barb Schanmier -5.3  

EWGA App for Mobile Phones

Have you downloaded it yet?
Do you forget to post your score when you get home?  Download our app for your mobile device so you can post it between then end of the round and lunch.  You use the same log on information as the EWGA website. 


Don't forget to cheer on our biggest lose competitors who are logging rounds like crazy to see who can skinny up their handicap.  Hit 'em straight! 




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CME Tour Championship

Calling All LPGA Golf Enthusiasts!

CME Group Tour Championship

The Season-ending event on the US Based LPGA Tour will be played November 14-20, 2016 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Our SWFL EWGA Chapter is once again privileged to Marshal the Par 3 Hole 5 during this tournament and we are actively seeking volunteers.

No previous experience is necessary.

Marshals: Marshals ensure fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, and are stationed at locations throughout the course. Focus is on the tees, landing areas, greens and spectator crosswalks.

The CME requests that you participate in 3 days of the event, but we welcome any of our members and their friends and spouses who would like to help cover the tournament days.
To volunteer, please click the following link:

(Once there, create your login, or use your existing login for previous years)

Enter all of your contact information, select Hole # 5 for your first volunteer position choice (you must still select your 2nd and 3rd choices, but will only be assigned to Marshal hole #5) and email Deanne Butindaro ( or Eileen Huff ( our volunteer coordinators, who will be scheduling our members to cover the tournament.

CME Volunteer apparel is required and all volunteers receive lunch and grounds passes. Remember, your EWGA membership entitles you to Grounds Passes, as well. So get some friends together and cover a day at Tiburon for a wonderful inside the ropes experience