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Golf & Social Events

  1. LEAGUE GOLF BOO OCTOBER F.U.N.

    Oct 8 - 29
    Every Wednesday in October!
  2. Westchester CC

    Nov 1, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
    bring Non-Perishable Food Items
  3. Boca Lago CC

    Nov 8
    bring Non-Perishable Food Items
  4. Palm Beach National CC

    Nov 15, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
    bring Non-Perishable Food Items
  5. November 22nd TBA - Possibly Fountains

    Nov 22
    bring Non-Perishable Food Items
  6. Happy Thanksgiving to ALL Members

    Nov 27, 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM (ET)
    Join us at Winston Trails Nov 29th
  7. Winston Trails Golf Course

    Nov 29
    Get out and exercise after all that TURKEY
  8. Happy Holidays to ALL EWGA Members

    Dec 1, 14 - Jan 1, 15
    May all your dreams come true

Leagues 


OCTOBER GOLF-BOO LEAGUE! 

GOLF BOO TO YOU! YOU'VE ASK, PALM BEACH COUNTY EWGA AND WE DELIVERED! THE POWER OF SUGGESTION! 
SIGN UP TODAY! 9 HOLE GOLF $20.00 5:00/5:15 TEE TIMES. 18 IF YOU DARE? email: Diane Dodge finance@barbarabrennan.com

WHEN: EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBERFEST
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club
190 Atlantis Blvd., Atlantis, FL 33462
Golf Shop (561)968-1300
19th Hole - wine, dine and get happy in the club house after.

The EWGA PBC chapter leagues 
have been created to offer members fun, organized, weekly golf outings.  While we do ask you to register for the leagues, we understand that you may not be available every week.  You can join a league anytime during the league... even if you miss the first week you can still register for future weeks.

North Palm Beach Country Club

Look for us in 2015

Bingo Bango Bongo League 2014  

 


Clinics

GOLF CLINICS FOR ALL LEVELS

Let's face it; taking a lesson is the best way to improve your stroke, whether you want to work on putting, driving, pitching, or just about anything else. Learning all the fundamentals necessary to play the game, feel comfortable and most importantly, having fun.



 

Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA and LPGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.

What You Need to Bring
Just yourself, a desire to have fun and perhaps a few friends to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf Clubs, balls and other equipment will be provided for your use.

GET GOLF READY is your on ramp to the game and all it has to offer you personally and professionally.  This fun, affordably-priced learning experience for adults provides a series of group lessons and gets you on course to play!

Contact one of the following South Florida facilities to enroll in Get Golf Ready or visit GetGolfReady.com to find additional facilities.

  

Facility

Coordinator

Phone

City

Conte's Palm Aire Golf Academy

Stephen Conte, PGA

954-971-7867

Pompano Beach

Country Club of Miami

John A Miller, PGA

305-829-8456 x278

Hialeah

The Florida Club

"Bobby P" Petelinkar, PGA

772-486-6483

Stuart

Frenchman's Reserve

Mark P. Tribuiani, PGA

561-472-0800 x147

Palm Beach Gardens

John Prince Golf Learning Ctr

Ryan Alvino, PGA

561-629-8724

Lake Worth

Jupiter Country Club

Barrett White, PGA

561-746-3950

Jupiter

Okeeheelee Golf Course

Mary-Lee Cobick, LPGA

561-964-4653 x104

West Palm Beach

PGA Center for Golf Learning &Performance

Holly Taylor, PGA

772-370-5422

Port St. Lucie

PGA Tour Superstore

Michael E. Thomson, PGA

561-214-7000

Delray Beach

Southwinds Golf Course

Rick McGee, PGA

561-483-1305

Boca Raton

TPC at Eagle Trace

Chris Duquette, PGA

954-753-7222

Coral Springs

 

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If you have any suggestions on golf clinic locations or instructors, please contact EWGA-PBC Golf Education and we will try to set something up. Let's Get Golf Ready!

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HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - October 2014

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    QUESTION 1:  A complimentary membership
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    Name a Golf Course Network near you, and
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    QUESTION
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    email discoverewga@ewga.com

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    offers a new member shirt? What sizes does it
    come in and what colors are available?
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    QUEST 4: On the Member Clubhouse, there is a
    tab for Handicap. Give one of the reasons listed
    why you need a handicap.


    BONUS QUEST
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    Regus Preferred Businessworld
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Rules - loose impediments

Loose Impediments

What are they and how are they treated under the Rules of Golf. 

First, as usual, let’s start with the definition:
“Loose impediments’’ are natural objects, including:

  • stones, leaves, twigs, branches and the like,
  • dung, and
  • worms, insects and the like, and the casts and heaps made by them,

provided they are not:

  • fixed or growing,
  • solidly embedded, or
  • adhering to the ball.

Sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green, but not elsewhere. 

Snow and natural ice, other than frost, are either casual water or loose impediments, at the option of the player. Dew and frost are not loose impediments.

Two things to remember; loose impediments are natural (not manmade such as a rake or soda can) and they are loose (not fixed or growing, solidly embedded, or adhering to the ball).

Can you move them? The answer depends on the situation; maybe yes and maybe no.

When your ball in play lies in a hazard (water hazard or bunker), you are prohibited from touching or moving a loose impediment lying in or touching that same hazard (Rule 13-4c). If you did, the result would be a loss of hole penalty in match play or two strokes in stroke play.

When your ball is in play and at rest through the green, you need to make a decision. If you move the loose impediment and your ball moves as a result of the removal, you incur a one stroke penalty as long as you replace the ball. If you move the loose impediment and the ball does not move, there is no penalty. Moral of the story; you need to become a good loose impediment mover!

When your ball lies on the putting green, the Rules give you a little more wiggle room. If your ball or ball marker is moved during the removal of a loose impediment, there is no penalty provided the movement of the ball or ball marker is directly attributable to the removal of the loose impediment.

Here are a couple more interesting notes.

  • You can move a loose impediment lying out of bounds.
  • You may not move a loose impediment when a ball is in motion, if the removal might influence the movement of the ball.
  • Loose impediments are not always lying on the ground.
  • Loose impediments were mentioned in the first recorded Rules of Golf in 1744.

And finally, here is an excerpt from July 20, 1776 in play of the Company of Golfers which met at Thomas Combs, Bruntsfield Links:

“If your Ball lies amongst Human Ordure, Cow Dung or any such nuisance on the fair green, you may, upon losing one, lift it, throw it over your head, behind the nuisance and play it with any club you please.”

HANDICAP INFORMATION

"What's your handicap?"

It's a question often heard when golf is the topic of conversation. But what is a "handicap"? Simply put, a golf handicap is a number that tells you how many strokes over par on average that you usually play. Handicaps are an integral part of the game of golf and allow players of varying ability to compete fairly, whether in a casual golf outing or in a competition. A handicap can also help a player track their improvement over time.  Always remember:

1. You must try to make the best score at each hole
2. You are required to post every acceptable round

Adjusted Scores

If you skip a hole or don't play it according to the Rules of Golf (incl. Mulligans) you must post a score of Par plus any handicap strokes you would receive.  For example, if your course handicap is 18, you will receive 1 stroke on each hole, so any hole you do not play would be scored as Par + 1.  If you play at least 7 holes you can post a 9 hole score using this method to score the un-played holes.  If you play at least 13 holes, you can post an 18 hole score using this method. 

If you start, but do not complete a hole, or are conceded a stroke you must record the score you most likely would have made had you finished out the hole.  Scores in a Competition are generally not Adjusted until posted for handicaps.

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)
Equitable stroke control puts a cap on individual hole scores, for handicap purposes, and keeps scores reasonable.

Course
Handicap 
Maximum Score
on Any Hole 
 
9 or less Double Bogey
10 - 19 7
20 - 29 8
30 - 39 9
40 or more   10

Visit the Handicap Corner for information on Handicaps and to view some terrific Handicap articles

TIPS & TRICK

 
Tips and Tricks 

Tools for Better putting

A carpenter's chalk-line and a CD disc are great putting aids to have in your golf bag. The chalk-line is useful to help you with your alignment and stroke. Find a straight six to ten foot putt on a practice green. Snap a chalk-line from the hole back to desired distance. Put a ball on line and make sure your putter and body are lined up properly.  Try to roll the putt right up the chalk-line.
     Use the CD as a mirror.  Lay the disc on the green and place a ball in the hole.  Take you stance until your eyes are either directly over the ball or just inside.

Short Game, Short Game, Short Game

With over 60% of your strokes coming from inside of 100 yards, it is essential that you spend a proportionate amount of time on your short game as you practice.  You should devote most of your short game practice to putting and chipping.  These two shots make up the majority of your short game strokes

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This section covers golf rules and education including etiquette and handicap.  If you have a question or want to submit an article, send a note to: EWGA-PBC Golf Education.  Also, if you want to look up a rule yourself, visit USGA Rules and Decisions or for video visit The Rules of Golf Explained.

Rules & Education


 

How to Score Common Golf Penalty Shots

A stray shot in golf is frustrating, but it happens to the best golfers. Where the ball is hit makes a difference in how it is played and scored. Take a look at these common golf penalty shots and how to deal with them:

Penalty How to Score
Out-of-bounds 1-stroke penalty plus distance. Replay the ball from where it was just played (or tee up again if it was your first shot).
Unplayable lies 1-stroke penalty. Drop the ball within two club lengths of the original spot, no nearer to the hole. Or drop the ball as far back as you want, as long as you keep the original unplayable lie point between you and the hole. You may also return to the spot from which you played your original shot if you prefer.
Water hazard (yellow stakes) 1-stroke penalty. Play the ball as near as possible to the place from which the original shot was hit. Or drop a ball behind the water, as long as you keep the point at which the original ball crossed the edge of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped. There is no limit to how far behind the water hazard you can go with the ball.
Lateral water hazard (red stakes) 1- stroke penalty. Drop a ball outside the lateral hazard within two club lengths of where the ball went in, but not nearer to the hole. Or keep a point on the opposite edge of the water hazard equidistant from the hole.

 

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This section covers golf rules and education including etiquette and handicap.  If you have a question or want to submit an article, send a note to: EWGA-PBC Golf Education.  Also, if you want to look up a rule yourself, visit USGA Rules and Decisions or for video visit The Rules of Golf Explained.

EWGA PBC Current Policies


 

  1. Event Captain (point person who organizes a major event), will receive $50 in EWGA bucks toward a future EWGA event.
  2. All Events will budget for a 5% “profit” in order to cover PayPal expenses (By rule, these cannot be charged only to individuals using PayPal.) and the Event Captain’s EWGA bucks.
  3. Non-member release form to be used at all events. Guests are to sign this form.
  4. Selected events will be restricted to individuals with an official USGA handicap index.
  5. League play is allowed for a guest, one time only, for a $5 fee. For continued participation in a league, the individual must join EWGA and pay the league fee.
  6. In order to receive a refund for any event, 72 hour notice is required.
  7. Non-EWGA-PBC members are limited to participating in Saturday Golf, Sunday Golf, or other outing, a maximum of two times per year. After two participations, the individual will be required to join the EWGA-PBC chapter (either as primary or dual member) to continue participating in our outings. This policy does not apply to events where a guest fee is advertised.
  8. Certain events throughout the year will support the “Board Discretionary Fund” with either profits from the event or proceeds from a 50/50 drawing. This discretionary fund may be used to support chapter members who qualify for the National Championship. The fund may be used for other purposes the board deems appropriate.