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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 -
Carolyn Caplan

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 jackie_cox3491@comcast.net

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MEMBER NEWS

A. Patricia Romily Honored


EWGA Miami Member Dr. A. Patricia Romily, MD., Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Taylor Chaplin Breast Health Center was name one of Legacy Miami's "25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership for 2014."  Congratulations, Pat, on such a wonderful accomplishment!

Member Jackie Cox scores HOLE-IN-ONE

On July 7, 2014, member and current President Jackie Cox scored a hole-in-one at Crandon Golf Club in Key Biscayne using a 7 iron on hole #6, a 106 yard par three.  Congratulations Jackie!


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 - September 2014

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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

EWGA Sectionals 2014

EWGA Miami Championship 2014 winners participated on June 14 at the Presidential CC in West Palm Beach for the EWGA Sectionals.  We did not have any members advancing this year to Nationals, but did have a couple of second places.  Jackie Cox won 2nd place low gross in the 1st flight, and Debbie Cerrone won 2nd place low gross in the 2nd flight.  

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2014 Chapter Championship Results

First Flight*:
1st Low Gross - Jackie Cox
1st  Low Net - Cheryl Porter

At the end of 18 holes, Jackie & Cheryl were tied, so they had to go back to #10 for a sudden death playoff.

Second Flight:
1st Low Gross
Jennifer West
1st Low Net - Debbie Cerrone

Third Flight:
1st Low Gross - Lynn Carlson
1st Low Net - Satoko Umeda
2nd Low Gross - Deborah Bruno
2nd Low Net - Carolyn Caplan

3rd Low Gross - Pat Vegnani

Fourth Flight:
1st Low Gross - Pat Vanderklaauw
1st Low Net - Jan Smith

Both first place winners in each flight will play in the semi-final competition for the South & Central Florida District, which is scheduled for June 14 at The President Country Club in West Palm Beach.

First-place winners for that tournament will advance to the EWGA national competition on October 10 & 11 at The Hermitage in Old Hickory, TN.

Congratulations to all competitors.  

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