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ABOUT US

Welcome to the Executive Women's Golf Association's Miami Chapter.

The EWGA exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.

Since 1991, the EWGA has touched the lives of over 85,000 women.  This not-for-profit membership association currently has nearly 20,000 members in over 120 Chapters throughout the United States along with International Chapters in Canada and Italy.  EWGA offers a wide range of organized golf activities, player development and education programs, volunteer, social and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced golfers.

For more information, please contact our Membership Chair Jill Rochfort at jrochfort@aol.com. 

2013/14 EWGA Miami Chapter Board and Committee Members:

President -
Jackie Cox

Communications Director -
Dannette Gossett

Finance & Records Director -
Pat Vegnani

Marketing Director
- Carolyn Caplan

Member Services Director -
Jennifer West

Handicap Chair -
Jackie Cox

Member Recruitment Director -
Jill Rochfort

Events & Activities Director -
Jan Smith

We are always looking for volunteers to help with EWGA golf events, social events and golf clinics.  If you have any interest, please contact Jackie Cox at jcoxgolf@aol.com.

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MEMBER NEWS

WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral

EWGA Miami member Pat Morrissey-Havlin was a scorer at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral. On 3/6 she scored for Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson and Graeme McDowell, on 3/7 for Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson and Sunday, 3/8 for Ian Poulter and Charl Schwartzel. Here's Pat with Tiger on #12 (where he birdied the hole).

Pat has been volunteering as a Walking Scorer since the mid-90's at the Roayl Caribbean Golf Classic and then on to Doral.


Holiday Golf Event 12-7-13



It was a beautiful day for the Holiday Event at Don Shula's.  The First Place winning team consisted of Satoko Umeda, Jeanne Mullenhoff Pat Vanderklaauw and Deborah Bruno.  Second Place went to Carolyn Caplan, Joy Wood, Sandra Michaels and Jennifer West.    Third Place winning team was Carole Bible, Isis Trasobares, Jackie Cox and Pat Morrissey-Havlin.  Closest to the pin awards went to Sandra Michaels for closest to line on hole #16, and Dannet Gossett for closest to pin on hole # 3.    A pile of toys were collected for Toys for Tots.  Thanks to Jackie Cox for planning another great event and to Carole Bible for bringing her fabulous rum cakes for the 50/50 raffle!  To view more photos, click here.

Turkey Bowl 2013

The weather held out for the match play event held at Miami Springs.  It was surely a fun day for all!  Teams of Jackie Cox and Jan Smith,  Carole Bible and Isis Trasobares and Satoko Umeda and Jeanne Mullenhoff won their matches.  Lunch was terrific followed by Carole Bible's fantastic homemade rum cake.  Everyone who played will agree that this was one of those days to remember, fun golf, and lots of laughs with great EWGA friends. 

Day at the Races 3-23-13


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EDUCATION CORNER

Golf is Exercise*

*Golf Digest January 2012

Experts agree that adults should get 30 minutes of moderate –intensity exercise five days a week.

BUT DOES GOLF COUNT?  YES, according to The Compendium of Physical Activities which lists energy requirements for various activities in terms of metabolic rate (MET).

Moderate exercise is defined as anything that registers between 3 and 6 METs.

Playing golf ranges from 3.5 (riding in a cart) to 5.3 (walking). 

Important Statistic: Three Putt Avoidance

Excerpt from GOLFDIGEST January 2012- Lesson Tee by Hank Haney

“One STATISTIC the PGA Tour keeps is an Extremely Important Barometer of how well a player is performing.  It is called THREE-PUTT AVOIDANCE.  If you don’t believe me, look at Luke Donald’s statistics from 2011.

He went  500 Holes without a three-putt, and he finished the year No. 1 in three-putt avoidance.

For the recreational player, REDUCING THREE-PUTTS  is one of the biggest factors, IF NOT THE BIGGEST—in reaching a scoring goal. 

Even if you don’t make first putts, IMPROVING YOUR SPEED CONTROL ON THE GREENS  is the fastest way to take, I’d say, three shots off a double-digit handicap, or to break 80 or 70 for the first time if you’re a low-handicap player. You’ll thank me if you do.”

USGA and R&A Golf Rule Changes

"The proposed Rule 14-1b would prohibit strokes made with the club or a hand gripping the club intentionally held directly against the player’s body, or with a forearm intentionally held against the body to establish an anchor point that indirectly anchors the club.
 
The proposed Rule would not alter current equipment standards and would allow the continued use of all conforming golf clubs, including belly-length and long putters, provided such clubs are used in a non-anchored manner. The Rule would target only a few types of strokes in which the club is anchored, while preserving the golfer’s ability to play a wide variety of strokes in his or her individual style.
 
The proposed Rule change would take effect on January 1, 2016, at the start of the next four-year cycle for revisions to the Rules of Golf. This timetable provides an extended period during which golfers currently using an anchored stroke may adapt their method of stroke, if necessary, to conform to the requirements of the new Rule."

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.

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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

UPCOMING EVENTS

SATURDAY LEAGUE

Saturday Golf League Winners

1-18-14 - Game was T & F's.  Three way tie for low net:
Pat Vanderklaauw, Veronica Gurdian & Jackie Cox - 47

1-25-14 -
Game was Points
Jackie Cox - 39 points
Veronica Gurdian - 33 points

2-1-14 - 
We played Nassau this past Saturday (low net on front nine, low net on back nine and low overall, with only winner for each format).
Veronica Gurdian won low front with a net 37
Jeanne Mullenhoff won low back with a net 38
Jackie Cox won low overall with a net 68

2-8-14 - 
Game was "ONES"
Jennifer West won first place with a net 35
Jackie Cox got second place with a net 37
There was a tie for 3rd place, Satoko Umeda and Deborah Bruno both had a net 38.

2-15-14Game was 9-hole Blind Draw. 
Jeanne Mullenhoff and Jackie Cox tied with a low net of 34.   
Patricia Vanderklaauw came in 2nd with a low net of 37.

3-8-14 - Game was Low Net
Pat Vanderklauuw and Deb Bruno tied with net 32

3-30-14 - Game was ONES
Jeanne Mullenhoff won first place with a net 33.
Pat Vanderklauuw won second place with a net 38.

4-5-13 - Game was lowest 2 net scores on par 5's, par 4's and par 3's.  We were pleased that Rebecca Ginsberg from the Atlanta Chapter was able to join us today.  Hopefully, she had a good day and will golf with us next Saturday.
 
Pat Vanderklauuw won first place a low net of 24
Jan Smith was second with a net 28
Lynn Carlson finished third with a net 29

EWGA Championship

2014 Chapter Championship Sign Up

The Mami EWGA Chapter Championship will be held on April 26 at Shula's Golf Course.  There will be a shotgun starting time of 8:00 AM.  Luncheon and awards will follow at Shula's Steakhouse 2 in Maimi Lakes. Deadline for registration is April 10, 2014.  Winning scramble team and gross and net winners in each flight are eligible to attend the semi-finals held June 14 at The President County Club in West Palm Beach -  www.presidentcc.com. 

You must register through EWGA HQ AND also your local chapter.   The cost of registration is $35 to EWGA and $60 to Miami EWGA for golf, awards and luncheon.  To register with your Miami chapter sign up here.  To register with EWGA follow these instructions.

CHAMPIONS CUP


Team  "Wa/Fl Ladies on Links", consisting of Miami members Jackie Cox, Jill Rochfort, Jan Smith, Pat Vegnani, Cheryl Porter and Jane Forman, along with Washington state members Samantha Gillette and Maricia Alforque, traveled to Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida to participate in the 2013 EWGA Champions Cup in late September.  The host golf course was the Mission Inn Resort and Golf Club.  The Champions Cup consists of two days of match play - one day is two person team play and the second day is individual matches.  Although the team did not advance to the finals, they had a wonderful time!


Cheryl Porter & Jan Smith     

Jackie Cox and Singles match competitor                    

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. EWGA Chapter Championship

    Apr 26, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
    Miami Lakes, FL, United States