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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. You're invited to the 2014 EWGA Cup

    Apr 21 - Dec 3
    EWGA, FL, United States
  2. League Play Swing into Spring 2014

    Apr 23, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
  3. LET's Party! J R's BUCK WILD Girls Night Out

    Apr 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
  4. Saturday Golf & Mock Chapter Championship Round

    Apr 26
    Lake Worth, FL, United States
  5. 2014 Naples Pro Am Charity

    Apr 26, 1:20 AM - 11:59 PM (ET)
    United States
  6. League Play Swing into Spring 2014

    Apr 30, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

Leagues - Join the FUN TODAY

LEAGUE PLAY - The EWGA PBC chapter leagues have been created to offer our members fun, organized, weekly golf outings.  None of our leagues are set up so that you have to play every week.  While we do ask you to register for some 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 register for future weeks.


Bingo Bango Bongo League May 22-June 26, 2014 
REGISTER NOW.

Take time for yourself and enjoy a beautiful golf course, great weather and fun with friends of all skill levels in this Thursday afternoon league.  Chris Radentz at chris.radentz@wellsfargo.com will captain this fun league.

Instead of stroke play you will score First on the green (Bingo), closest to the pin (Bango) and first to hole out (Bongo).

When:    Thursday Afternoons, May 22-June 26, 2014

                 18-hole tee times start at 3:00 p.m.

                   9-hole tee times start at 5:00 p.m.

Where:   Presidents Country Club 

                2300 Presidential Way

                West Palm Beach, FL  33401

League Fee:      $10.00 due at registration (used to purchase prizes 

Course fee:     18-hole - $29 + tax day of golf

                         9-hole - $20 + tax day of golf

Register Now!

 You only need to register once.  Each week you will be playing, all you need to do is send an email to Chris Radentz at chris.radentz@wellsfargo.com the Sunday before the date of play to confirm you will be there and to let Chris know if you will be playing 18 holes or 9 holes that week.  Chris will email everyone who signs up for the week by Wednesday with pairings. 


Swing into Spring 2014 - April 2, 2014 to May 7, 2014
You can still register for this fun league!!!
Register now.

Swing into Spring with this awesome Wednesday afternoon league.  Merle Goldberg and Margaret Sinnott will be co-captaining this fun league.  Enjoy a beautiful golf course, great weather and fun friends.

When:
   Wednesday afternoons, April 2 to May 7, 2014 

              18-hole tee times start are at 3:00 p.m. and 3:08 p.m.

               9-hole tee times start at 5:00 p.m.

League Fee:  $10.00 due at registration (used to purchase prizes)

Course fee:   18-hole - $40+tax day of golf

                         9-hole - $21+tax day of golf

You only need to register once.  Each week you will be playing, all you need to do is email both Merle Goldberg and Margaret Sinnott by the Sunday before the golf play date to confirm you will be there and to let them know if you will be playing 18 holes or 9 holes that week.

They will email everyone who signs a day or two before the Wednesday play date with Course information and pairings. 

 

Visit the Calendar section of the EWGA PBC Website for a complete listing of Swing into Spring play dates.  

We can always use volunteers to be League Captains.  If you would be interested in organizing a new league, we would love to hear from you and we will be there to support you every step of the way.  Please send an email with your league ideas to leagues@ewga-pbc.com.

*  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.

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!

 

 

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - April 2014

April's EWGA Forecaddie Guest

When: April 29, 2014
      Time: 12:00 PM Eastern




 Join Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development and guest Carol Pence, PGA Employment Consultant, PGA/LPGA Professional at the EWGA Forecaddie webinar.

Click here to r
egister




Do you know someone that you know EWGA would be of interest to? Follow this link and we will followup with them to become a member.



EWGA E-NEWSLETTER In case you missed it in your e-mail this week, here is an online copy of the EWGA E-Newsletter.

SAVE THE DATES

EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP - October 10-11, 2014, Nashville, TN
EWGA CUP - December 7-8, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ

Chapter Highlights


The EWGA PBC 2013
Most Improved Player

The EWGA PBC 2013 Most Improved Player
award went to Sharon Brick.

Sharon was quite surprised and
happy to receive the award. 

Congratulations Sharon!!!!

WHO WILL IT BE NEXT YEAR? Will it be YOU! 

 


 2014 EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP
PBC Chapter Championship
1st Stage Qualifier

May 3, 2014
Fountains Country Club 

4476 Fountains Drive, Lake Worth, FL, 33467

This event is for everyone (handicaps up to 40.4)!  It has grown to be the largest women's amateur golf competition in the world and it's right here in our own backyard!   Championship flight, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Flights, or Scramble teams.

Click here for more information

New Handicap information added

We are playing the Fountains March 22nd for Saturday golf; April 12 and 26th for practice rounds.  Come out and check out this private course with lots of very challenging holes.

May 3rd is the Chapter Championship
(please keep May 17th set aside as a rain-out date)

Please feel free to contact Marian Walis anytime for additional information.

Let's go Palm Beach County!


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Volunteer Activities

Special THANKS to our March 2014 EWGA Palm Beach County Volunteers!

As an association of women enjoying and connecting through golf, we are dependent on and very grateful for the volunteer efforts our members make. A huge THANK YOU to

Teresa Norvell - All For Color Event
Ashley Nelson - All For Color Event
Sandy Waldman - St Patrick's Day Event
Hildy Duerr - St Patrick's Day Event
Dominique Carlson - St Patrick's Day Event
Kim Brown - St Patrick's Day Event
Nancy Suto - Saturday Golf
Sally Latimer - Saturday Golf
Amy Zigleman - Sunday Golf

  
EWGA is a volunteer based organization; there would be no EWGA events, webpage, clinics, leagues, tournaments, socials, membership services, recruitment efforts, handicap services, education, communications or any other EWGA activities without the support of our members.

Don’t forget to earn your EWGA Bucks by volunteering!
Volunteer once, and you will earn EWGA Bucks.
Volunteer more, and you will earn more EWGA Bucks!


Our Chapter Needs YOU!
Palm Beach County needs your help! We are looking for volunteers for almost everything imaginable. We need events coordinators, Sunday Golf coordinators, phone tree volunteers, league coordinators, mentoring coordinators, social media volunteers and more. Please click here for more information. Please consider volunteering just one time this year! If each member did this, we would be flush with volunteers and new ideas. To volunteer, please contact Marian Wallis at marwallis@yahoo.com.

Rules & Education



 

When Its Breezy Swing Easy  

When the wind picks up you want to choose a club that is more than what you would normally choose. Go through your normal pre-shot routine and then swing easy. The windier it gets the easier you should swing. You will quickly find that your golf ball is boring through the wind and not ballooning. 

 
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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.

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.

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.