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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 & Activities 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.


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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!

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.

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11/1/14 - 5/23/15 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 2/25 Low back: Jennifer West with a low net of 37.5
Low overall: Deborah Bruno with a low net of 73
1/31:        O.N.E.S.:1st: Satoko Umeda with net 35
2nd: Deborah Bruno with net 36  
3rd:  Jackie Cox with net 37
2/7/15:      Low net: Carolyn Caplan with net 68
2nd: Pat Vanderklauuw
Jackie Cox won Stableford with 36 pts
Lynn Carlson won second with 34 pts
Deborah Bruno won odd/even with net 36
Jan Smith won second with low net 37
3/7 T's & F's: Jan Smith low net of 29
2nd: Jackie Cox with low net 30
3/14 Blind Draw: Carolyn Caplan with net of 34
2nd: Jackie Cox with low net of 35
3/28 & 4/4 Ringers:  
Jackie Cox with a net 60
2nd:  Satoko Umeda with net 68
4/4 Points:   Deborah Bruno with 38 points    
2nd:  Carolyn Caplan with 35 points    
ONES: Deborah Bruno with net 36
2nd: Satoko Umeda with net 39
4/25 T's & F's: Satoko Umeda with net 27
2nd: Carolyn Caplan with net 32
Points: points.  Satoko Umeda with 41 points.  
2nd: Jackie Cox with 38 points
Blind Draw: Jan Smith with net 31
2nd: Satoko Umeda and Pat Vanderklauuw tied with net 33
ONES: Satoko Umeda with net 36
2nd: Carolyn Caplan with net 40

2015 Chapter Championship

Chapter Championship was held on April 18.  The following are the results:

Championship Flight:
1st Place Low Gross -  Cheryl Porter with gross 86
1st Place Low Net Kim Selmore with net 77
2nd Place Low Gross - Jane Forman with gross 92
1st Flight:
1st Place Low Gross Jackie Cox with gross 80
1st Place Low Net - Marie Staebell with net 67
2nd Flight:
1st Place Low Gross - Deborah Ladig with gross 95
1st Place Low Net - Jennifer West with net 81
3rd Flight:
1st Place Low Gross - Deborah Bruno with gross 95
2nd Place Low Gross - Satoko Umeda with gross 106
1st Place Low Net Carolyn Caplan with net 73
2nd Place Low Net - Jan Smith with net 80

The 1st place winners will advance to the Semi-Finals at the Diplomat Golf Course in Hallandale, Fl on June 20.  Click here for winner photos.

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! 

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