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Golf Training Club
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Practice and Train with the Pro's @ Sandhill Crane Golf Course. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30PM come as much as you'd like 2, 3 or 4 times a week or 16 times a month. Pitching, Putting, Chipping, Full Swing, where your game needs work they'll work with you. There will be a monthly fee to be part of the training. Address: 11401 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412 - Here is how to start your training today. Download the information sheet attached
Join the EWGA Masters Challenge

Think you have what it takes to pick the winner of the Masters? Submit your entry by start of play on Thursday, April 6th for a chance to win a gift card from our partner, Tail Activewear. Enter Now...


League Play Swing into Spring

When:   Apr 5 - May 10, (ET)
Where:   PGA National Golf Course, 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33418, US
Community:   Palm Beach County FL Chapter

$10 League Registration Fee: register here now

GUEST ARE ALLOWED TWICE @ OUR LEAGUES. THEN "MUST" JOIN EWGA as a member to continue with this wonderful organization of women golfers.
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Events Calendar


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


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!

Hot News From EWGA HQ

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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
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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


Amy Zigelman

pim-logo-mobile.pngAmy Zigelman - Best benefit of EWGA-PBC Membership:  Friendships

Why you would recommend EWGA-PBC to a colleague: It’s the best of all worlds You get to spend time in some of the most beautiful environments in the Florida sunshine. We are so blessed to play all year round, meet great women, network, socialize and have FUN all at the same time… and play golf, too!

What was the best book you read recently?  Oh dear… I admit that between starting my business, golf and EWGA board activities, I haven’t had time for book reading lately, though I was an avid reader in the past and even belonged to a book club. Hope to get back to it soon…

Proof in Media was founded by Amy Zigelman to deliver strategic marketing and advertising consulting services, including media strategy and buying for digital, social, and traditional media, as well as content and design oversight.

Prior to founding her own firm, Amy was Channel Strategy/Media Director at dg Communications Group, a position she held for over 10 years. At dg, she planned and managed over $1 million dollars in annual advertising budgets for clients in a vast variety of industries, from Automotive to Non-Profit, Retail to Medical, Business-to-Business to Consumer Products and Services. Earlier in her career, Amy gained extensive experience in marketing communications, advertising and production at New York and Tel Aviv advertising agencies, as well as from the corporate side at the largest privately-held high-tech company in Israel, RAD data communications. As a testament to her abilities, both dg and RAD remain current clients for her varied services.

Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York, Baruch College in Marketing and Advertising, and is a graduate of the nationally renowned Bronx High School of Science. She is also a volunteer, serving as Member Services Director on the board of the Executive Women’s Golf Association Palm Beach Chapter since 2014.



Amy Zigelman
Delray Beach, Florida

Rules and Decisions


5 Key Changes

  • How to Drop a Ball - You will be able to drop a ball from any distance above the ground, provided it doesn't touch anything and falls through the air  (recommended minimum of 1 inch) when dropped.
  • Time for Ball Search - Three minutes will be the maximum allotted time to search for a ball, rather than the current five minutes.
  • Repairing Spike Marks - It will be OK to repair spike marks and any other damage done by shoes, damage from a club, and almost all other damage on the putting green.
  • Leaving The Flagstick in the Hole - If you make a stroke from the putting green and your ball hits the flagstick in the hole, there will be no penalty.
  • Relaxed Rules in Penalty Areas - You are allowed to ground your club and move loose impediments in a penalty area (an expanded concept of what we call water hazards today).


The USGA will hold a six month feedback period through August 31, 2017 before preparing to finalize the new code. There will be a review and approval period through winter 2018 before announcing the final form of the new Rules in the spring of 2018. The new Rules will take effect January 1, 2019.


If you have any thoughts or feedback, click here to view the feedback homepage on the USGA's website. The USGA will be taking feedback through August 31, 2017.

Rule 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.

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.