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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 Member Recruitment Director, Lynne Carlson at

2014/15  EWGA Miami Chapter Board of Directors

President -
Jennifer West

Member Recruitment Director - J. Lynn Carlson
Member Services Director - Jacqueline "Jackie" Cox
Events & Activites Director - Jan Smith
Finance & Records Director - Satoko Umeda
Communications Director - Carolyn Caplan
Marketing Director - Carolyn Caplan

We are always looking for volunteers to help with EWGA golf events, social events and golf clinics.  If you have any interest, please contact Jennifer West.



If you score a birdie at any EWGA event or EWGA Miami chapter outing, including league play, please email your information to Carolyn Caplan. Include 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 Annual Holiday Event. See who's "hanging on the birdie tree" for 2015.


Annual Holiday Event on December 13

The Annual Holiday Event was a terrific event and featured a team low net game with a "twist".  Questions were posed at each hole and the player with the winning answer (ex: who has played golf the longest?) was the net score used.  Lunch followed at Shula's Steakhouse 2.  There were numerous terrific raffle prizes and dessert was Carol Bible's famous rum cake.  Winners were:
First Place Team - Jill Rochfort, Pat Vanderklauuw and Cheryl Porter with a low net of 67 with the blind draw.
Second Place Team - Carolyn Caplan, Joy Wood, Denise Wilson and Deborah Bruno with a low net of 71.
Closest to Pin - Joy Wood

Turkey Bowl

Due to heavy rains, the 2nd Annual Turkey Bowl, originally scheduled for November 22, was rescheduled to December 7 at the Trump National Doral Miami White course.  20 participants enjoyed a beautiful day.  Winners were:
Cheryl Porter - 1st place low gross
Lisa Kovalsky - 2nd place low gross
Jennifer West - 1st place low net
Danette Gossett - 2nd place low net. 
Jennifer West won closest to pin on both holes.  

 Thank you Pat Vanderklaauw for sending a couple photos of your group!

Jan Smith and Satoko Umeda Pat Vanderklaauw

Rally for the Cure Pink Lady Event

Many Miami EWGA members participated in the Rally for the Cure Pink Lady event at Trump National Doral Golf course on October 30, 2014. This great charity event was played on the newly renovated Red Tiger course followed by a wonderful luncheon and lively auction and raffle.   The winning low gross Champions included member Jackie Cox.  This yearly event is always a fun event to support a very worthwhile cause.

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 6, 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 Royall Caribbean Golf Classic and then on to Doral.


Pace of Play: Tips To Keep It Moving

Being a short hitter isn’t the cause of slow play, being inaccurate however does add time to the round. What you do – or fail to do – between shots sets the pace of play, not the number of strokes you take.

Following the guidelines below will keep things moving along smoothly, earning you the approval of the marshal and the gratitude of the group behind you. 

Things you can do to keep up the pace of play:

  • Before starting the round, load up your pockets with tees, divot repair tool, ball markers and an extra ball.
  • Play “ready golf”: whoever is ready to hit, goes ahead – especially shorter hitters who can’t reach the group ahead.
  • Develop a concise pre-shot routine and limit the number of practice swings you take.
  • If you think your ball may be lost or out of bounds, hit a provisional ball, so you don’t have to go back.
  • Limit the time you search for a lost ball.
  • When riding a cart, drop off your partner at her ball and proceed to yours. If you’re the one riding along, take several clubs with you and start walking down the fairway after you’ve hit instead of waiting to be picked up.
  • If you’re playing into the green, take your putter with you as well so you don’t have to go back to the cart.
  • Leave your bag or cart on the side of the green that is towards the next tee.
  • Study your putting line while others are putting and hole out instead of marking your ball.
  • The first one to put out, picks up the flagstick and replaces it when everyone is done.
  • Don’t linger on the green to mark your score card. Proceed to the next tee and mark cards there.

    And the best way to keep up the pace of play? Always, ALWAYS
     keep up with the group ahead of you! 

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - January 2015

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2014/15 Saturday League at Don Shula's Golf Course

League Play on Saturdays wil begin on November 1 and continue until May 9, 2015 at Don Shula's Golf Course in Miami Lakes for EWGA Miami members.  Tee times are subject to change.  League Fee: $35.00 (one time fee).  Green & Cart Fee:  Currently $31.03 including taxes (subject to change).  Shula's discounted fee is for EWGA members only.  You do not have to join league to play on Saturdays; however, you will not be eligible for competition awards.  EWGA members can invite guests (non EWGA member).  Nonmember guests can golf only 3 times.  Guests must pay the current guest green fee (currently $45) and will not be eligible for competition awards.  Requirements: Valid USGA handicap,  Format: Various 

Weekly registration emails are sent the Sunday before and you will be notified by email each Thursday prior to play date for pairings and handicap information.  Click Here to Register for the EWGA Miami League. 

Remaining league dates:

1/31/15               9:30 starting times
2/7/15                 10:37 starting times
2/14/15               8:00 starting times
2/21/15               9:30 starting times
2/28/15               10:45 starting times
3/7/15                 10:00 starting times
3/14/15               8:00 shotgun start
3/21/15               NO GOLF (member guest)
3/28/15               9:30 starting times

11/1/14 - 3/28/15 League Play Winners

11/1: Jill Rochfort won Low Net with a 76
11/8:   Jackie Cox won T's & F's with a 30
11/15: Satoko Umeda won Points with 42
11/22, 11/29, 12/6 & 12/13:  No league play
12/20:   Jan Smith won Ones 
12/27:   No league play
1/3/15:   Jan Smith won Points with 38
1/10: Satoko Umeda won first at Points with net 35 
Carolyn Caplan won second with net 37
1/17: Jackie Cox won first T's & F's with a net 30 Deborah Bruno won second with a net 35
1/24: Nassau -
Low front: Jeanne Mullenhoff with a low net of 33
Low back: Jennifer West with a low net of 37.5
Low overall: Deborah Bruno with a low net of 73

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.  

Click here to see photos of our participants!

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.