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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, Carole Bible.

2014/15  EWGA Miami Chapter Board of Directors:

President - J. Lynn Carlson
Member Recruitment Director - Carole Bible
Member Services Director - Jackie Cox
Events & Activities Director - Jeanne Mullenhoff
Finance & Records Director - Patricia Vegnani
Communications Director - Carolyn Caplan
Media Relations - Isis Trisobares

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

Upcoming Events

Member Pat Morrissey-Havlin with David Feherty

Miami member Pat Morrissey-Havlin sent this wonderful photo with David Feherty.  She heard him speak in Clearwater, Fl and said "Laughed so much I was crying continually. The man did 2 uninterrupted hours of “stand up” and then did another half-hour of Q&A."  Lucky Pat!

Annual Holiday Event on December 19

The Annual Holiday Event was a terrific event and featured a fun 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 Godwin Phillips won the 50/50 - over $170!  Winners were:
First Place Team with net 72 - Marie Staebell, Jo Richter, Deb Ladig and Jennifer West. Second Place Team with net 73 - Jackie Cox, Jan Smith, Pat Vegnani and Lynn Carlson.  League play winners from the past year were announced and Birdie pins were given out to Denise Wilson, Marie Staebell, Jan Smith, Lynn Carlson, Jennifer West (2 birdies), Satoko Umeda (3 birdies), Deborah Bruno (3 birdies) and Jackie Cox (6 birdies - who also won prize for the most birdies in 2015 at an EWGA Miami league play or event).

To view additional Holiday Event photos, click here

Rally for the Cure Pink Lady Event 2015

Many Miami EWGA members participated in the Rally for the Cure Pink Lady event at Trump National Doral Golf course on October 29, 2015. This great charity event was played on the Red Tiger course followed by a wonderful luncheon and lively auction and raffle. This yearly event is always a fun event to support a very worthwhile cause.

Halloween Howl 10-31-15

The Halloween Howl Pumpkin Ball Shamble was great fun at Shula's Golf Club on 10-31-15.  The "Step Aside" Scramble low gross winners with a 71 were Jackie Cox, Jennifer West, Satoko Umeda and Ada Romilly.  Low net winners were Betsy Powers, Carl Powers, Deborah Bruno and Carolyn Caplan with a 72.  The orange pumpkin ball was rotated on each hole and three teams returned with ball intact to win prizes.  

Miami Chapter Hosts 2015 South and Central Florida Semi-Finals

The Miami EWGA Chapter hosted the 2015 South and Central Florida EWGA Championship Semi-Finals June 19 & 20 at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club in Hallandale Beach.  Many, many thanks to Jan Smith for serving as the Chief Volunteer Coordinator.  Thanks to Jackie Cox, Carolyn Caplan and Jennifer West for assisting Jan.  Our fantastic volunteers were: Lynn Carlson, Carole Bible, Bunny Rubino (from the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter), Pat Romilly, Godwin Phillips, Betsy Powers, Satoko Umeda, Isis Trasobares, Judy Roche, Wendy Brewster-Maroun, Jennie Taylor (from the Naples Chapter), Jeanne Mullenhoff, Kerstin Koenig (from the Naples Chapter), and Rita Albertine (from the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter).  Besides hosting a welcome reception with great food and drink at the Diplomat, the volunteers served many roles to make the event run smoothly.  We are so proud of our Miami Chapter!



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 2016.

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EWGA Miami League Play

EWGA MIAMI LEAGUE    

EWGA Saturday League 2015/16

Shula's Golf Club
Date Start Times                       

4/16/16 9:15 AM Register now
4/23/16 10:30 AM Register now
4/30/16 8:00 AM Chapter Championship
5/01/16 9:15 AM - Rain Date Chapter Championship

Leauge Play Game Winners

11/21/15 - Points format; Jackie Cox and Jennifer West tied first.
12/12/15 - T's & F's; Deedee Fischer won with low net of 26.
1/2/16     - Ones; Jennifer West won first with low net of 33, Maggie Tawil & Lynn Carlson tied for second with low net of 36.
1/9/16 - 9 Hole Blind Draw; Satoko Umeda won with low net of 29.
1/16/16 - Rained Out 
1/23/16 - Nassau; 
Deedee Fischer and Jackie Cox tied low front, each with a low net of 35, Maggie Tawil won low back with a net 34. Pat Vanderklauuw, Jackie Cox and Satoko Umeda all tied for overall with low net of 74.
1/30/16 - Points format; Deborah Bruno won first with 46 pts., Lynn Carlson won 2nd with 43 pts., and Jackie Cox won third with 40 pts.
2/6/16 - T's & F's; Lynn Carlson won with low net of 33.  
2/13/16  - ONES; Maggie Tawil and Fina Ratto tied with low net of 33.  Maggie one on a playoff counting most difficult hole. (Together they also had 5 birdies!)
2/20/16 - Nine Hole Blind Draw.  Satoko Umeda won first with a low net of 32.
2/27/16 - Low Net.  Jackie Cox won first with low net of 63.  Jennifer West won second with low net of 64.
3/05/16 - Points.  Satoko Umeda won with a total of 47.
3/12/16 - T's & F's.  Jennifer West won with a net of 31.
3/19/16 - T's & F's.  Jackie Cox won with a net 34.
3/26/16 - 9 Hole Blind Draw.  Carolyn Caplan won with a low gross of 34.
4/2/16 - Change highest score on two par 3's, two par 4's and two par 5's to a net par.  Jennifer West won
 with a low net of 31
4/9/16 - No league play
4/16/16 - Points.  Jennifer West and Cindy Ackerman tied with 43 points each.
4/23/16 Nassau.  Carolyn Caplan won low front with a net 30, Jennifer West won low back with a 34, and Carolyn Caplan won low overall with a net 66. 

2016 Chapter Championship

Chapter Championship results from 4/30/16 as follows:  
1st Flight:
Cheryl Porter - 1LG
Marie Staebell  - 1LN
2nd Flight:
Jennifer West - 1LG
3rd Flight:
Deborah Bruno - 1LG
Satoko Umeda - 1LN
Lynn Carlson - 2LG
Deedee Fischer - 2LN
Jan Smith - 3LG
4th Flight:
Carolyn Caplan - 1LG

First LG and LN winners will advance to the Semi-Finals at the Westchase GC in Tampa, Fl on June 11.  Congratulations all.

 We also said our goodbyes to member Jeanne Mullenhoff who has retired and is moving to Virginia.  Best of luck in your new adventure, Jeanne!

To view more photos, click here.

Deb Ladig Wins at 2015 EWGA Championship Finals


CONGRATULATIONS to Miami EWGA member Deb Ladig on her 1st place Low Net Second Flight win at the EWGA Championship Finals in Rancho Mirage, CA on November 1, 2015.  Deb will automatically be eligible to participate in the 2016 Finals at The Golf Club at Lansdowne, in Lansdowne, VA in the fall of 2016.  To see photos of the winners as well as the wonderful Halloween themed party for participants, click here.

2015 EWGA Semi-Finals

Congratulations to participants in the EWGA Championship Semi-Finals at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club on June 20.  Miami Chapter's Deborah Ladig won 1st Low Gross in the Second Flight and will be advancing to the National Championship competition at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California on October 30 & 31.  Great job, Deborah!  Other award winners were:  Championship flight - Cheryl Porter; 3rd Low Gross,; First flight - Jackie Cox, 3rd
Low Gross and Third Flight - Deborah Bruno - 2nd Low Net

Deborah Ladig

Jackie Cox

Deborah Bruno
Cheryl Porter was not present for photos.

Origins of "Hit the Ball Alice"

The derogatory "Alice" statement has been part of golf for decades. But who is Alice? And what did she do to get immortalized in a golf insult that frequently follows a putt left short?  Contrary to one frequently offered explanation, this "Alice" has nothing to do with the Jackie Gleason sitcom The Honeymooners. Gleason was a golf fanatic, and his character on the show, Ralph Kramden, played golf, too. Ralph's wife was named Alice. It’s a good guess, but the phrase does not refer to Alice Kramden.  It turns out that "Alice" isn't a she at all. "Alice" is a he, and it's not "Alice," it's "Alliss." As in Peter Alliss.  Peter Alliss is the famous English golf broadcaster, the voice of golf on the BBC for decades. But before he became internationally famous as a broadcaster, Alliss was famous in Britain and Europe as a touring pro. And a pretty good one, too: Alliss won 21 times on the precursor to the European Tour and played on eight Ryder Cup teams.  At the 1963 Ryder Cup in Atlanta, Alliss played Arnold Palmer and Tony Lema in back-to-back singles matches and won 1.5 points, halving with Lema and beating Palmer.  At some point during his match against Palmer, Alliss - for whom putting was not a strength - badly missed a 3-foot putt.

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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!