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Chapter Dates

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Rose Hill outing

    Apr 26, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
  2. Cinco de Mayo Brunch & Golf Outing

    May 3
  3. Club Championship

    May 4, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)

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CALENDAR

You can download our 2013 chapter calendar below.  Please see our chapter dates section above for details about our upcoming outings or our chapter events section for other details about our special days. 
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2014 Calendar in PDF
Guest Release Form (any member guests must fill out our release form)

MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

March 2014       February 2014   January 2014
November 2013   October 2013    August 2013

other forms

 Chapter Handbook 2014     Survey Form in PDF   
 Chapter Playbook 2014  Survey Form Online
 Volunteer Form in PDF    
 Volunteer Form Online  

Chapter Golf Events

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

After Work 9-Hole Series!
Come out for fun, a little 9-hole golf and food.  Invite friends too!  This is an informal social evening, so bring your significant others or friends - just call the course to put your name on the list (and to check how many are playing). Look for our dates in early Spring.
GA: TBD
SC: TBD   
Birdie Tree
If you score a birdie at any EWGA official event or EWGA chapter outing, please email your information to Joan Davis at marketing@ewga-savhh.com. Please let her know the EWGA outing, course and hole, and we'll update the virtual tree on our website. The person with the most birdie's at the end of the year, will receive a special prize at our December Christmas Party. See who's "hanging high on the tree".
Match Play Event
Our 2014 Match Play Event has begun - good luck to all! 
Trophy Round Chart
Consolation Round Chart 
2014 Dixie Cup Challenge
The annual multi-chapter event will be held the weekend of June 27-29, 2014 at North Atlanta's Premier Golf Resort - Chateau Elan, located 30 minutes north of Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia. This event is open to all active EWGA members in the chapters located in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, south chapters of Virginia and North & South Carolina. To register and more information click
here.

EWGA Championship
The EWGA Championship started in 1995.  It has grown to be the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world and we want YOU to be a part of the fun and excitement.  Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete so give the Championship a try and put your game to the test!
There are 3 stages:

The Chapter Championship, an 18-hole local qualifying round within your own Chapter. You play against your fellow chapter members who are in your flight (have around the same handicap as yourself). Our chapter competition is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Savannah Harbor. Our rain date is May 18. Winners in their flights here advance to 2nd stage.
The Semi-Final Championship, an 18-hole round for all the winners from the first stage from North Florida & Southeast Chapters.  This will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simmons Island, GA. Winners in their flights here advance to 3rd stage.
The EWGA Championship Finals, two-day, 36 hole event for all winners of stage 2 will be held on October 10-11, 2014 at The Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, TN

You can sign up for Stroke Play Competition or an Inter-Chapter Team Scramble Competition. You pick the competitive format that best fits your game, personality and skill level. More information and sign up forms coming soon, if you have any questions, please see Sandy Peacock or Susan Deal.

CLINICS

Ladies & Legends Clinics
10:30am on Saturdays @ The Savannah Harbor Club. $15/one hour lesson with a PGA Professional Instructor. All skills are welcome! Rental Callaway Clubs available. EWGA members may enjoy discounts off food/beverages and a special 9-hole after rate. For large group attendance, RSVP is required. Clinic Flyer. Please be sure to check the Savannah Harbor website for date and time verifications
Ladies Only, Mimosa Clinics
10:00-11:00am on Saturdays @ Old South Golf Links in Bluffton. $20/one hour clinics by the Golf Performance Academy-Hilton Head. These clinics are designed to be female friendly and to create an atmosphere for learning that is fun and enjoyable while meeting new friends and enjoying a mimosa drink...or two!  There are limited spots and you must RSVP ahead of time.  If the 10am session oversubscribes, then a 11-12:00 clinic will be added. There is a listing of the topic to be covered each clinic.  Go to http://mimosaclinics.weebly.com/ for more information and to RSVP.  

Chapter Social Events

fun HAPPENINGS

Bowling Social
Tuesday Evening, March 11th, 2014

Wine Tasting Social

Friday Evening, August 1, 2014

Savannah Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade

TBD

Refresh Sunset Social
Every Thursday at Savannah Harbor Club from 4-8pm. Special cocktail menu, spa treatments, rounds of golf, tennis, plus golf lessons and contests! Runs through December 31st. Please RSVP to 912-201-2240. Sunset Flyer.

First Friday Oyster Roast
From 7 to 9:45pm at Savannah Harbor - Buckets of oysters, a bar and a band! Riverside at the Westin every First Friday - Enjoy live entertainment sponsored by Adventure Radio. Full libations and great food await, including tasty grill items for the landlubbers. Join us for an evening of dancing under the stars at our relaxed resort setting. For more information.

Coconuts & Cocktails
Every Thursday from 5-8 pm join us at the ESCAPE pool bar & grill for Live Steel Drum music, Coconut drinks, fun & games...PLUS the Westin Savannah Harbor’s exciting signature sunset ritual: Raise your glass in a toast as we celebrate the transition from day to night, our guest bartender unveils their signature drink and we welcome the world traveling by sea! Hermit Crab Races, Corn Hole, and more await! For more information.

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Our weekly Jazz Brunch is a treat for all, with spectacular views of Savannah, delicious food and beautiful music by Ben Tucker and Friends. The Westin's signature restaurant, Aqua Star, has been hailed by critics as having the "Best View of Savannah" and the "Best Brunch in Savannah." Aqua Star is located on the second floor of the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, overlooking the Savannah River.  Brunch is from 11:30am to 2pm. For more information.

Epicurean Seafood Buffet
Every Saturday from 5:30 to 10pm there'll be a smorgasbord by Executive Chef Sir Roger Michel! Join us for our new 'Epicurean Seafood Buffet' at Aqua Star every Saturday night. Delight in shrimp, oysters, scallops and more on the appetizer bar and then choose your entree cooked to order. For more information.

Please be sure to check the Savannah Harbor website for these events and dates/time verifications.

In The Community

WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND TOWN

Crosswinds Ladies Golf Clinics 
April 3 - May 8, 2014
Crosswinds is hosting a specific women's clinic every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm from April 3rd to May 8th.  It is designed to be 6 weeks of structured golf introduction and game improvement. All facets of the game will be covered.  This is for beginner and also advanced golfers.

The price is $40 per week or $200 for the entire 6 weeks.
Click here to see their flyer.

Women's Get Golf Ready Getaway
Sunday, May 18 - Wednesday May 21, 2014.
The outing will consist of golf instruction along with informative business workshops designed to equip you with the tools needed to leverage the game of golf  for business and to enjoy it socially. Join SisterGolf & Bruce Baird’s National Golf School For Women at the Luxurious Chateau Elan Winery & Golf Resort in Braselton, Georgia for 3 Days of Golf Instruction, Business Workshops, Networking & Fun.

http://www.nationalgolfschoolforwomen.com

EWGA Notices

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - April 2014



Mike Davis, Executive Director of the USGA (United States Golf Association) will be Pam's guest this Thursday on the EWGA Web Cafe'. 



Davis is the senior staff member of the USGA, responsible for managing all aspects of the Association’s day-to-day operations. He oversees the core functions, essential programs, and human and financial resources of the Association to further its stated mission. Working with the president and Executive Committee, Davis provides overall strategic guidance, serves as spokesperson with internal stakeholders and external constituencies and represents the USGA’s interests within the golf community, with courses and clubs, state and regional golf associations, the media and with national and international golf associations. 
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 Noon Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific.
To register, click here.




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

Membership

MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEERING

-Join Online
-Printed Application 2014
-Learn About More Benefits

Friend-Raising Membership Drive Days
We welcome new members anytime during the year to join our golf chapter, experienced or a new beginner to golf. If you join on our special Membership Drive Days, you will receive a special $20.00 off the "Classic" membership rate. For more information, please email our Membership Recruiter Beth Sisk at membershipinfo@ewga-savhh.com


Special Drawing for New Memberships
Bring a potential member to our regular Saturday golf outings and if they join our chapter, you and your guest will be put in our drawing to win a great prize. This is a great incentive to help grow our chapter (amongst other great reasons). You never know what great things will be drawn!

Volunteers & Committees
We welcome volunteers anytime!  Are you interested in a leadership role, a committee, or just volunteering as a coordinator for one day? We need you! Our Directors always need assistance with events, socials, and many other tasks. Do you have special talents you would like to share? Even if it's for a limited time?  Please email Rhonda at currentmembers@ewga-savhh.com about volunteering.

Handicap & Education

HANDICAP, RULES, ETIQUETTE

Handicap Information
We encourage all our members to have a handicap established. Although it's not required, your EWGA membership includes a complimentary Handicap System which tracks your scores and index via their website. Establishing your handicap and posting scores regularly, will allow you to play in some EWGA events (Championship, Match Play, Tournaments, etc.). Our regular Saturday chapter outings do not require a handicap to play.

If you do not use the EWGA site to post your scores, please let our Handicap Chair know by emailing her at handicap@ewga-savhh.com.
- Post Your Score with EWGA
- Verify Another Handicap

USGA Golf Rules & Etiquette
It's important to know the basic rules and etiquette of golf, and as we learn each day, here are some great tips and sites for you to visit:
• Video clip: Common Rules of Golf, USGA Rules
• Video clip: Rules & Etiquette of Bunker Play, Debbie O'Connell & Sue Powers 
• Tips for Beginning Women Golfers, Golftipsforwomen.com
• General Etiquette Tips, Golftipsforwomen.com

Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk Tips
Lisa is ranked 2nd in the world in Women’s Long Drive Championship competitions and 7-time, Canadian title-winner of the National Long Drive Championship, conducted a demonstration at our EWGA conference in May, which was loaded with power tips to get more distance off the tee.
- How To Make Crisp Contact Article
- How To Rip It & Grip It Tips

The Swedge
Dana Clark from Avid Golf has asked our very own Joan Davis to partner with her regarding her invention the Swedge. It's a new golf training aid that’s so simple – and yet SO EFFECTIVE. The swedge helps you improve with every swing. Check it out!

Board of Directors & Chairs

contacts

President
Helen Gorton
president@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Member Services
Rhonda Treu 
currentmembers@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Member Recruitment
Beth Sisk
membershipinfo@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Activities and Events
Sandy Peacock
events@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Golf Programs and Services
Frances Decker

golfeducation@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Finance and Records
Kathy Harris
financedirector@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Marketing
Joan Davis
marketing@ewga-savhh.com

Director of Communications
Sherri Newton

chaptercommunications@ewga-savhh.com

Handicap Chair
Jenifer Gajdalo
handicap@ewga-savhh.com

Sponsorship Chair
Kathy De Forrest
sponsorship@ewga-savhh.com

Media Relations
Cathie Ryerson
mediarelations@ewga-savhh.com

Chapter Development Specialist
Cynthia Humphrey

Charities & Supporting

LOCAL CHARITIES

We are proud to support these charities and/or their events for 2014!

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE
Corporate Site
Rally For The Cure
Coastal Georgia Organization

April 12th Savannah Race for the Cure
Support Our Chapter's Team Flyer
Donate Online

Rally For the Cure" Cat Island Golf Event

GIRLS GOLF

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
Junior LPGA Girls Golf Bluffton