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spotlight.pngWe’re excited to announce our Member Spotlight –The EWGA Palm Beach County Chapter is “Upping Our Game” to support and bring recognition to our members and their businesses. On a monthly basis, EWGA PBC Board will select a Member to spotlight on our website and social media platforms. This is a members benefit and professional networking opportunity. Ultimately we want our members to succeed, on the course and off.

Share your story with us, as you may be selected for upcoming member spotlights. You must be a FULL Member in good standing with Palm Beach County EWGA.

Download this Document Here Member_Spotlight.doc

We look forward to hearing your story.
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Nancy Suto

EWGA Palm Beach County


Cecelia Dempsey

spotlight.pngcd.jpgdempsey_logo.pngCecelia Dempsey is the founder and principal of the boutique law firm Dempsey Legal Solutions LLC. She assists entrepreneurs in launching and growing their businesses and protecting their brands. She practices in the areas of trademark, corporate formations, commercial law, advertising and marketing law, legal compliance, privacy and data security and franchise law. She also works extensively in the area of Estate Planning, drafting Wills, Trusts, Codicils and Livings Wills for clients.

Ms. Dempsey is proficient in negotiating and drafting a broad spectrum of legal agreements for individuals and corporations in a wide variety of industries, including accounting software and consulting, consumer products, petroleum and energy, entertainment, finance, international shipping and franchising.


Ms. Dempsey is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator for Circuit Civil and County Court cases

Areas of Practice
Advertising and Marketing Law Franchise Law
Copyright, Trademark & Domain Name Protection Guardianship
Corporate Formations Internet, Social Media and Software Licenses
Commercial Law Mediation
Estate Planning – Wills, Trusts, POAs & Living Wills Privacy and Data Security
  Regulatory Compliance

JD, Fordham University School of Law | BA, University of Notre Dame

Professional Experience and Title:

Ms. Dempsey brings her extensive experience as an in-house attorney at various Fortune 500 companies, such as Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Burger King Corporation, the Dannon Company, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods and Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, to her private practice.  Her firm currently offers trademark clearance and copyright, trademark and domain name prosecution services for clients, Estate Planning services and corporate and commercial legal services. 

Cecelia Dempsey

Principal | Dempsey Legal Solutions LLC

50 East Road | Suite 6H | Delray Beach, FL 33483

Tel: (561) 330-0063 | Mobile: (914) 629-8606

Best benefit of EWGA-PBC Membership:  The Fellowship

Why you would recommend EWGA-PBC to a colleague: Definitely, it is an amazing way to network and form bonding friendships with dynamic women and lower your handicap at the same time.

What was the best book you read recently?  As an avid reader, it is difficult to select just one.  Recent favorites include: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia and The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan.  I am currently reading Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad.

Events Calendar

Picture This. . . You. . . Golfing. . . In Bermuda! Register Now!

Are you ready to spend 4 glorious days in beautiful Bermuda? Join Lisa Becka, LPGA Teaching Professional, and fellow EWGA members March 24 – 27, on this fun filled, educational, relaxing, golf laden long weekend in one of the most beautiful settings on earth!  With Four packages to choose from you’re bound to find the one that fits your interests and budget.  Click Here for information and registration!



If you are interested in helping with a Winter League or 9 and wine during the winters months, please contact

Diane Volkert @

League's are normally April thru October but we are open if you care to chair a league @ any of our wonderful south Florida Golf Courses.


Get Golf Ready Opportunity are always available below

Intro to the Golf Swing
Most players believe golf starts at the driving range. The Player Development Program begins with a 4 week program building basic fundamentals of the golf swing. The program consists of 4 classes taking the student through putting, chipping and full swing.
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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 to find additional facilities.






Conte's Palm Aire Golf Academy

Stephen Conte, PGA


Pompano Beach

Country Club of Miami

John A Miller, PGA

305-829-8456 x278


The Florida Club

"Bobby P" Petelinkar, PGA



Frenchman's Reserve

Mark P. Tribuiani, PGA

561-472-0800 x147

Palm Beach Gardens

John Prince Golf Learning Ctr

Ryan Alvino, PGA


Lake Worth

Jupiter Country Club

Barrett White, PGA



Okeeheelee Golf Course

Mary-Lee Cobick, LPGA

561-964-4653 x104

West Palm Beach

PGA Center for Golf Learning &Performance

Holly Taylor, PGA


Port St. Lucie

PGA Tour Superstore

Michael E. Thomson, PGA


Delray Beach

Southwinds Golf Course

Rick McGee, PGA


Boca Raton

TPC at Eagle Trace

Chris Duquette, PGA


Coral Springs



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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2017 Board of Volunteers

Please welcome our 2017 Board of Volunteers:
President - Nancy Suto
New to our Board:
Abbye Dorn - Events and Activities Director
Karen Post - Communications Director
Stacy Hopkins - Membership Recruiment Director
Returning Hard Working Board Members:
Cecelia Dempsey - Finance & Record Director
Amy Zigelman - Member Service Director
Diane Dodge - Marketing Director
Diane Volkert - Golf and Programs Director
click here for emails

Rules and Decisions

usga-no-seal.pngRule 28 - Ball Unplayable


All defined terms are in italics and are listed alphabetically in the Definitions section.

The player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course, except when the ball is in a water hazard. The player is the sole judge as to whether his ball is unplayable.

If the player deems his ball to be unplayable, he must, under penalty of one stroke:


Proceed under the stroke and distance provision of Rule 27-1 by playing a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5); or


Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind that point the ball may be dropped; or


Drop a ball within two club-lengths of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole.

If the unplayable ball is in a bunker, the player may proceed under Clause a, b or c. If he elects to proceed under Clause b or c, a ball must be dropped in the bunker.

When proceeding under this Rule, the player may lift and clean his ball or substitute a ball.

Penalty for Breach of Rule:

Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.


Download the Mobile EWGA Handicap App: 

To get the app, go to the App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device and search for EWGA. Simply download the free app and sign in with your EWGA Login and Password. Contact AHQ if you have forgotten your login or password. Remember to enter ALL your scores of every round you play - 9 holes, 18 holes, stroke play, match play - enter them all!

Using the Handicap System to improve your Pace of Play

Has this ever happened to you? You're playing a casual Saturday round of golf with friends and the course is packed. You hit your drive and then after a brief search discover that it's out of bounds. You know the Rules of Golf require you to return to the tee and hit again, but the next group is already on the tee waiting to hit and the group in front of you has left the green. It's not practical to return to the tee, but what can you do?

No worries! The Handicap System has you covered. Using Section 4-2. Holes Not Played or Not Played Under the Rules of Golf, you would simply record Par plus any handicap strokes you are entitled to receive on the hole (based on your Course Handicap). If you want to finish the hole, go ahead and drop a ball and play on, but score the hole as above marking that score with an "x" to note that it wasn?t played according to the Rules.

Check out this video to learn more about using the Handicap System to help with Pace of Play.

"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.

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

USGA RULES and Information

Handicap Information

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

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.