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Chapter Dates

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Crosswinds Golf, Clinic & Potluck Event

    Feb 7, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
  2. Highway Series Cocoa Beach Florida

    Feb 20 - 21
  3. Palmetto Hall Cupp Course

    Feb 21, 12:04 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
  4. Annual Members Kick Off Event & Golf Savannah Harbor

    Mar 7, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
  5. Membership Drive Eagles Pointe

    Mar 21, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)
  6. Charleston Golf & Social Weekend

    Apr 11
  7. Savannah Quarters

    Apr 25, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

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CALENDAR

You can now download our 2015 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 and to RSVP. 
- 2015 Calendar in PDF
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2014 Calendar in PDF
Guest Release Form (any member guests must fill out our release form)

other forms

 Chapter Handbook 2015       
 Chapter Playbook 2015  
 Volunteer Form Online  
 Volunteer Form in PDF    
 Survey Form Online  

Chapter Golf Events

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Nine and Unwind Golf!
Come out for fun, a little 9-hole golf and food.  Invite friends too!  This is an informal social evening, so bring guests - just call the course to put your name on the list. We gather for drinks after.
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. 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" for 2015. Congratulations to our 2014 winner Dianne Doherty! SC: TBD

Annual Dixie Cup Multi-Chapter Challenge
The Dixie cup is an annual Match play event between the "Carolinas" and the Heart of the South (H.O.T.S.) The "Carolinas" team is comprised of members from the chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Southern Virginia. The H.O.T.S team is comprised
of members from the chapters in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Teams from the "Carolinas" and H.O.T.S. will compete head to head in a one day match play event, with the team winning the most matches taking home the coveted Dixie Cup!

Scheduled for July 24-26 (Fri to Sun) at the Chateau Elan in Atlanta, Georgia.  For a schedule of events, click here.  Space for the tournament is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Get the lowest prices available by signing up by February 15th, the later you wait, the prices go up, click here for details.  Any questions, please see Nancy Kirkland.

EWGA sponsored PROGRAMS

Championship
The EWGA Championship is a competition conducted under the direction of the EWGA headquarters in 3 stages of play:

1) Chapter Championship - 18 holes at Eagles Pointe Golf Club, Bluffton on Sunday, May 17th.
2) Semi-Final Championship - 18 holes at Chateau Elan, Atlanta on Saturday, June 27th.
3) Final Championship - 36 holes at Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st.
There are 2 formats available:  Stroke Play or a Scramble Team. Players are placed in flights according to their handicaps, this creates a fair competition, and encourages all levels to play.  Eligibility to enter: you must have a USGA handicap established and an equivalent of two 18 hole scores posted in the current year prior to the cut-off date of the competition.  For more information, contact Susan Deal.
Cup (Match Play)
The EWGA Cup is a match play competition conducted under the direction of the EWGA headquarters in 2 stages of play
1) Cup Qualifier –18 holes of Four-Ball and 18 holes of Singles completed over 2 days to determine the teams that will advance. All Qualifiers will be held during September (18/19 or 26/27). 
2)
National Championship (Cup Finals) – 18 holes of Four-Ball and 18 holes Singles completed over 2 days on November 13-14, to be held at Reunion Resort, Kissimmee, FL
*Four Ball Match Play - A match in which two players (a side) play their better ball against the better ball of two other players (the opposing side).  All players play their own ball. The lower net score of the two players is the team score on the hole.
 **Singles Match Play - A match in which one player plays against another player. Scoring is determined by a hole-by-hole competition. 
Par 3 Challenge
The EWGA Par 3 Challenge is a 2 person best ball competition conducted under the direction of the EWGA headquarters in 2 stages of play:
1) Par 3 Challenge Qualifier – 18 holes with the first and second place teams advancing. Local qualifier will be held on Tuesday, February 17 at our home course Savannah Harbor.  For other qualifier dates and locations click here.
  • 2) Par 3 Challenge Finals – 18 holes to be held at The Palm Beach Par 3 Course, in Palm Beach, Florida on June 27, 2015.
  • For entry fees, accommodations and event format details, please click here


  • Chapter Social Events

    fun HAPPENINGS

    Charleston Golf & Social Weekend
    Is currently scheduled for April 11-12th (TBD) with details coming soon.

    Savannah Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade

    The Saturday after Thanksgiving at Savannah Harbor.  More details and the meet-up time will be announced early November 2015.

    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

    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. 

     

    EWGA Notices

    HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - January 2015

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    Syndicated Content - Chapter of the Week
    Syndicated Content - Shop 4
    Syndicated Content - Newsletter 5


     

    Syndicated Content - Par 3 Challenge
    Syndicated Content - Refer A Friend 7

     

    Syndicated Content - Save The Date

    Membership

    MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEERING

    -Join Online
    -Printed Application 2015
    -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. It's easy - just use the above link to sign up online.  We're offering a special discount of $133 instead of $155 ($20 off) the Classic Membership. Just type in the discount code 2015-RECRUIT as you step through the process in the payment section. This offer is not available for the Young Professional or Senior levels which are already at a discounted rate, or for those renewing members.  If you need assistance or have any membership questions, please click on the Membership Team's email address below.

    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 Treu.

    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 Dianne Doherty at handicap@ewga-savhh.com.
    - Post Your Score with EWGA
    - Verify Another Handicap

    Education Information
    Bettering your game with education is important to every golfer.  We encourage you to view the information below and reach out to our Golf Education team, Susan Deal (Director) or Eleanor Schlatter (Chairperson) for information or your specific needs to golfeducation@ewga-savhh.com

    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

    Board of Directors & Chairs

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    President
    Fran Decker

    Member Services
    Rhonda Treu
     

    Member Recruitment
    Cindy De Jong

    Activities and Events
    Nancy Kirkland


    Golf Programs
    Susan Deal


    Finance and Records
    Peggy Pantano


    Marketing
    Joan Davis


    Communications
    Sherri Newton


    CHAIR COMMITTEES

    Handicap
    Dianne Doherty

    Education
    Eleanor Schlatter


    Sponsorship

    Kathy De Forrest

    Media Relations
    Cathie Ryerson

    Social Media
    Sally Braid or Ceil Treiss


    Chapter Development Specialist
    Karen Ramsey

    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