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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, Jan Smith.

2017/18  EWGA Miami Chapter Board of Directors:
President - Carolyn Caplan
Member Recruitment Director - Jan Smith
Member Services Director - Dee Dee Fischer
Events & Activities Director - Jackie Cox
Finance & Records Director - Jennifer West
Communications Director - Carolyn Caplan
Marketing Director - Lynn Carlson

2017/18 Key Volunteer Positions:
Handicap Chair: - Jacqueline Cox
Chapter Championship Director - Pat Morrissey-Havlin

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

Upcoming Events


Gulfstream Racing & Casino Park 

901 South Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach

Saturday, April 7, 2018 · 11 AM - 6 PM 

$60 - includes: 
·Unlimited buffet luncheon from Noon - 4 PM at the Ten Palms Restaurant 
· Reserved air-conditioned VIP track side seating 
·One glass of Chardonnay or Cabernet wine 
· Daily race program and expert handicapping sheet 
· One "lucky" $2 betting voucher 
· Named race "EWGA" will appear on official program
· Watch named race from winners circle and pose for photo with winning jockey

Bring friends and family for a great day of fun! 
This is a popular event that fills up so sign up early. 

Sugar Bowl Match Play Event

SWFL EWGA Chapter hosted a Match Play event in at the Clewiston Golf Course.  64 members and guest played from SWFL, Manatee, Palm Beach and Miami Chapters.  The event was a lot of fun and we look forward to playing the fun course with lots of water and wicked greens and making new friends!  Thank you Kerstin Koenig and the SWFL Chapter for the invite!


2017 Annual Holiday Event

The Annual Holiday Event at Shula's golf course on December 16 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 was the first off of the tee?) was the net score used.  Lunch followed at Shula's Steakhouse 2.  The merriment continued with numerous terrific raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Jackie Cox won the closest to the pin flag.  Birdie pins were awarded for birdies scored in 2017 EWGA play.  Jennifer West, Jackie Cox and Jan Smith led the pack with three during the year.  Carolyn Caplan and Satoko Umeda each had two and Pat Atkinson, Fina Ratto, Deb Ladig, Miki Boyer and Dana Aycock each had one.

The team of Maggie Tawil, Jackie Cox, Cindy Ackerman and Teri Krugman won with a net 61.  2nd place went to Lynn Carlson, Jennifer West, Satoko Umeda and Pat Vanderklauuw with a net 68. Since Jackie Cox had two birdies, the Jim Beam's cinnamon whiskey "Birdie Juice" was flowing for that team.

Thanks to all participants for contributing toy to the "Toys for Tots" donation.


Gulfstream 4-2-17

Ft. Lauderdale members joined the Miami Chapter at the Gulfstream Race Track for a day a the races.  33 members and guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet, track side seating and our own named race and which we watched from the winner's circle.  And some serious betting went on as well!

To view more photos of our event, click here.

Member News

Rally for the Cure 2017
EWGA Miami was well represented at the Pink Lady Rally for the Cure event at Trump National Doral. Team of Lynn Carlson, Jennifer West, Satoko Umeda and Jan Smith won 1st Place Low Net!

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 2018.



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EWGA Miami League Play

League Season will begin November 4, 2017
League Fee: $35.00 (one time fee)
Green & Cart Fee:  Shula's discounted fee for EWGA members only - $31.03. 
  • 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). 
  • Non-member guests can golf only 3 times. 
  • Guests must pay the current guest green fee and will not be eligible for competition awards.
Requirements: Valid USGA handicap   
Format: Various
League golf will be at Don Shula's Golf Course in Miami Lakes  - 
Tee Times Vary - Registration will be through Constant Contact - emails sent the Saturday prior to league date

Questions?  Contact Jackie Cox  

League Play Results:
11/4/17: Format was O.N.E.S. - Jackie Cox won with low net of 38
11/11/17: Format was T's & F's - Jackie Cox won with low net of 33
11/18/17:  "Turkey Bowl" - 4 ball team of 2
      Winners of Low Gross:  Cheryl Porter and Lisa Kovalsky with 81
      Winners of Low Net:  Satoko Umeda and Joy Wood with 62
1/6/18: Format score par 3's and 5's:  Jackie Cox won with low net of 30
1/13/18:  Format was points. Satoko Umeda won first with 40pt.  Jan Smith won second with 38 points.
1/20/18:  Format was 9 hole blind draw.  Jennifer West won first with low net of 33.
2/3/18:  Format was O.N.E.S.  Jennifer West won with net of 35 (tie breaker with with Satoko Umeda, Jackie Cox and Jennifer determined by low score on #1 handicap hole.
2/10/18: Format was Nassau.  Jan Smith won low front nine with net of 33 and low overall with net 68.  Jackie Cox won low back nine with net 32.
2/17/18: Format was Points.  Lynn Carlson won with a total of 44 points
2/24/18: Format was low net on par 3's and 5's and best net on any par 4.  Jackie Cox won with low net of 33.
3/2/18: Canceled
3/9/18:  Format was putts.  Jackie Cox won with 34 putts.

2017 Chapter Championship

EWGA Chapter Championship Finals

Congratulations to Deb Ladig for her  EWGA Championship finals this year in Hot Spirngs, Arkansas on October 6 & 7, 2017 after her 1st place win last year earned her an exemption for 2017. Although she didn't bring home any bling, she did very well in her flight. Well done!

EWGA Chapter Championship Semi Finals

Congratulations to Lynn Carlson on her First Low Gross win in the Third Flight at the EWGA Championship South and Central Florida Semi Finals at Rockledge CC on June 24 ! Lynn qualifies to advance the Finals in Arkansas in October. And Congratulations to Jackie Cox for her Second Low Gross win in the Second Flight!  Miami EWGA member Deb Ladig wins an automatic entry into the 2017 Chapter Championship Finals with her First Place Low Net win in the First Flight at the 2016 Chapter Championship in Lansdowne, Virginia.

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EWGA Chapter Championship Miami Qualifier

The EWGA Chapter Championship was held on April 29 at Shula's Golf Course in Miami Lakes.  Listed below are the results. All 1st Low Gross and Low Net will be advancing to the semifinals on June 24 for the South and Central Florida area at the Rockledge Golf Course in Rockledge, Fl. Good luck all! 

Championship Flight: Cheryl Porter 1st LG

1st Flight:  Jackie Cox 1st LG
Deedee Fischer 1st LN
Josefina Ratto 2nd LG

2nd Flight:  Cindy Ackerman 1st LG
Jan Smith 1st LN
Maggie Tawill 2nd LG

3rd Flight:  Lynn Carlson 1st LG
Pat Atkinson 1st LN
Deborah Bruno 2nd LG
Satoko Umeda 2nd LN

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Champions Cup

Champions Cup Qualifier

This year's Southern Qualifier was postponed due to Hurricane Irma to the weekend of Sept. 23-14.  It was played at the gorgeous PGA Golf Club at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie.  Miami had one team participating: team "Miami Vice" comprised of members Jackie Cox, Dee Dee Fischer, Jan Smith, Lynn Carlson, Cheryl Porter, Fina Ratto, Deb Ladig and Jennifer West.  Although they did not advance this year, all had a wonderful time playing in this fun Match Play competition.


Education Corner

NEW USGA Ruling Eliminates Penalty for Accidental Ball Movement

Origins of the term "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  
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!