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7th Annual Golf Season Kick-Off

The Central Oregon Chapter of EWGA
is proud to host their 7th annual
golf season Kick-Off!

​Come share your passion of golf with other women.

CO EWGA is opening up our membership.
Check us out . . . we may be the golf group for you!

Saturday, April 11th at Juniper Golf Course
(1938 SW Elkhorn Ave. Redmond, 97756)
9:30AM – 12:00PM

Your $15 registration fee includes:
    ** Breakfast buffet
    ** Vendor booths

After the event, the following will be offered:

    ** Short game, or woods-and-irons golf clinics –$10.00 cash or check preferred, payable at the registration desk.

    ** Sign up for tee times starting at 1:00PM by calling the pro shop at 541-548-3121.  The tee times are first come, first served and you will be responsible for cancelling if necessary.  The rates are:
               $19-walk / $35-ride for 18 holes
               $10-walk / $20-ride for 9 holes.
Payment will be made at the pro shop (Juniper’s 2015 spring rates will be available soon).

To register, email Michele Bahr at or call 425-444-4026.

Please register by Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Learn what EWGA is all about and what golf clinics,
events and golf courses we are offering this season
for ALL levels of players.

Kick-Off Prizes and Vendors


These wonderful vendors and courses will be participating in the Kickoff Event! We appreciate their support and look forward to bidding on their prizes and seeing their products!


  • Juniper - rounds of golf
  • Brasada Ranch - 4 rounds of golf
  • Stuart Allison - ½ off lessons
  • Widgi Creek – 2 rounds of 18 holes with cart
  • Crooked River - confirmed
  • Smith Rock – 2 rounds of 18 holes of golf, 2 medium size buckets of balls, 2 push carts
  • Meadow Lakes – 2 rounds of 18 holes of golf
  • The Greens – 1 round of 18 holes golf
  • Central OR Indoor Golf – ½ hour golf lesson
  • Central OR Indoor Golf - $20 Golf Simulator Time
  • Naked Winery - One bottle of Naked Winery Merlot
  • Naked Winery - One bottle of Naked Winery Viognier


  • Precious Curves
  • Connect W
  • Pampered Chef
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Jordan Essentials
  • Synergy Health Wellness
  • Total Glass Resurfacing

Golf Activities - 9-Hole League

  1. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 5, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  2. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 5, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  3. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 12, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  4. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  5. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 19, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  6. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  7. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 26, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  8. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States

Golf Activities - Weekend Events

  1. Smith Rock - Weekend Event

    Apr 18, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  2. Meadow Lakes - Weekend Event

    May 9, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    Prineville, OR, United States
  3. Eagle Crest - Challenge Course - Weekend Event

    May 23, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States



Saturday Golf at Crooked River Ranch


Did You Know?


Did you know…… that the PGA website is full of interesting information: golf rules, tests, drills, handicap information?  Go to,  and check it out.

Did you know….. that the EWGA website has power point presentations on handicaps, rules, and many helpful hints,….?. Go to  Sign in and see all the resources available to you. 

Did you know….. that the Central Oregon EWGA has a website and a Facebook page?  Go to 

Did you know….. that our very own Central Oregon EWGA is having a rules seminar on April 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond?

Did you know….. that our very own Central Oregon EWGA is having a handicap seminar on April 16 at 6:00 ish at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond and follows the rules seminar?  Attend one or both.

Did you know….. that getting a handicap is easy?  Just follow the rules and keep score.  The rest of the computation will be explained at the seminar, or contact our own Handicap Chair Delores Pliska or most staff at the golf course where you play.  There are many other  members who have handicaps and who can help you with acquiring your own handicap.

Did you know….. that every member of Central Oregon EWGA is a resource for you to have a better game of golf?

Did you know….. that balls travel significantly longer on hotter days?  Come on Spring! 

Did you know….. that there are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball?

Did you know….. that according to NGF statistics cited by Koppenhaver, a total of 3.7 million people took up golf in 2013, however, 4.1 million golfers left the game, for a net loss of 400,000 players. A net gain of almost 260,000 women golfers was offset and more by a net loss of nearly 650,000 men. 

However, did you know….. that in 2013 only 19%  of golfers were women?  That’s down from 22.8% in 2008.  The PGA takes that as a challenge and has appointed an executive to help make growth in the number of female golfers.   Her name is Sandy Cross, and she is a woman on a mission. Help Sandy out and bring your friends golfing with you, and have an EWGA membership form handy for them. 

Did you know….. that 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18?    It’s for the fun and the camaraderie that many of us play golf, but having a handicap helps us to see that we are getting better at the game, and prepares us for other challenge opportunities.  

This year get a handicap just for the fun of it.



Submitted by Candy Wood,
Golf Program and Services Director

Professional Development

Let people know your skills and broaden your network by creating a profile on LinkedIn. This is one of the single most beneficial ways to network with others in your field by letting them know you are ACTIVE in your career. So whatever your career goals are, whether searching for a new job, finding new clients, letting your boss know that you care about your career advancement, or gleaning ways to overcome challenges in your workplace, LinkedIn is a great starting point.


Tie in your EWGA profile with your LinkedIn profile.

First Step:

1)  Set up a basic LinkedIn account
2)  Go to your EWGA profile and click the button that says
      Grab Profile Info from LinkedIn
      Update your information from LinkedIn®
3)  Start networking on both EWGA and LinkedIn!!

Submitted by Wink Jackson, Marketing Director

Profile Pictures of Members

We’d like to encourage you to upload a current photo of yourself to your profile on the EWGA CO website.   You’ll be able to recognize each other at local events and it’s a great way to network with other EWGA chapters, as the ‘Member Clubhouse’ is available to all members on the website.

Here’s how to upload your photo: ​

  • Log into the website using your username and password.
  • Click on My Profile in the top, green toolbar.
  • All your profile information should be listed by topics here. Feel free to add information to share with other members.
  • There’s a space for your profile picture at the top left beside your address, with a “gear icon”. Click on this icon to add or change your picture.


  • In the dialog box that comes up, click on Browse and locate a picture file on your computer.  It should be in .jpg, .bmp, .gif or .png format and less than 100kb if possible.
  • Select the file and click Open to upload your picture.

To see someone else’s picture: ​

  • Click on Directory / Find a Chapter Member in the top, green toolbar.
  • Click on the green Find Members button – a list of all EWGA Central Oregon members and our EWGA corporate contacts will be displayed.
  • If you want to find a specific person, you can enter their name and then click Find Members./li>

If you have any problems, please feel free to contact Diane Kirpach or Vicki Parish for assistance.

EWGA MBR BENEFITS - Central Oregon Specific


Golf Opportunities:

  • Box Groove Membership ($49 value and access to private golf clubs across the country)

Willamette Valley Country Club, Canby
Bend Golf and Country Club, Bend

Orchard Hills Country Club, Washougal
Illahe Hills Country Club, Salem

Oswego Lake Country Club, Lake Oswego
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, North Plains

Rock Creek Country Club, Portland
Creekside Golf Club, Salem

  •  70% savings off regular greens fees – No booking fee (up to $5 savings each booking)


  • Club Corp:  Buy 1 Get 1, either lunch or
                         round of golf at private Club Corp facility
    Facilities within a reasonable driving distance
    for a getaway:

         Canterwood Golf and Country Club

             Gig Harbor, WA
         Columbia Tower Club
              Seattle, WA

Game Improvement:

  • USGA Handicap Service – GN21 ($25 - $75 value)

Golf Clothes and Equipment:

  • Golf Galaxy:  10% off select items  in stores and online.

  • Chico’s: Discount coupons available for EWGA members in stores and online.  Location:  Old Mill District

Golf Spectator

  • Free admission to LPGA and Symetra Tour Events ($15 - $115 value)

    LPGA Portland Classic, Beaverton, Or, Aug 25-31, 2014

Vacation / Business Travel Planning

  • Preferred Golf Properties ($295 value)

    Receive preferred room rates and a complementary round of golf with a 2-night stay at the world’s best golf resorts.

  • Billy Casper Golf:  15% off 18 hole rounds any day of the week

  • American Golf Corporation:  50% off private, resort and public golf courses               

  • Additional discounts on car rental, hotels, greens fees and stays at key resort destinations

  • Regus:  Free one-year membership to an office support resource for the traveling businessperson.  Worldwide drop in access to working lounges with WI-FI, refreshments, printing, faxing, copying and administrative support.  10% off meeting rooms, day offices and video communications. (valued at $150)

Savings Scenario:


$49   Boxgroove membership    

$25   Golf Galaxy savings for online purchases

$25   Buy a new outfit at Chico’s

$40   Attend LPGA Portland Classic event
         2 weekend days           

$25   USGA Handicap – GN21


$164 Total Savings

Visit the Member Clubhouse for a full listing of
benefits and details, codes, discounts, etc.


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President's Message

       Spring is around the corner and so is our 7th Annual Kick-Off, one of our largest annual events. It's a great time to reconnect with members, find out what golf and non-golf events are scheduled throughout the 2015 season, win prizes, and meet sponsors. 

     Bring your friends, if they join that day they will save $20 on a classic membership. 

     Don't miss this event.

A Woman's Place Is
On the Golf Course


 Vicky Thomas


Christina Ricci's Golf Tip of the Week
for More Pars and More Fun!       

Address Key Points on the Tee Box

In this tip of the week, let's get back to set-up. This is where we continually fall off the tracks. As players, when shots go haywire, we tend to blame everything besides our set-up. "Geez, I lifted my head." or "Aghhhh, I didn't stay in my posture." or "I heard whispering and it threw off my focus."

Oftentimes, trouble begins before we pull the club back, so here is a quick check list to ensure you get checks with these address set-up key points when on the tee.

        *  Stance slightly wider than shoulder width…Check!
        *  Ball positioned off front heel…Check!
        *  Shaft in line with sternum and hands following…Check!
        *  The correct distance from the ball…Check!
        *  A neutral grip with the right grip pressure…Check!
        *  A good grip which allows for the right shoulder tilt…Check!
        *  A bend from the hip joints, not waist…Check!
        *  Back knee favoring in to promote a solid base…Check!
        *  Feet pressure points favoring in to also assist in
            promoting a solid base…Check!
        *  Ball sailing high and going long…Check!
        *  Head clear of negative thoughts…Check!

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Submitted by Diane Kirpach, Communications Director

Membership News

  We know that winter is far from over, and yet...

  February brings hope that spring will arrive, sooner or later- no matter what that poor little hedgehog’s prediction- and NOW is the time to spring into action!

  I "Heart" Golf, this month’s theme and message, is a reminder to spread the word of your love for the game. Now is the time to engage your best buddies, hairdresser, nail tech, spin class, charitable group- you get the idea- in a conversation about this great organization you are involved with, the EWGA. Then, don't stop there. Invite them to our weekend events, and most certainly, the kickoff event on April 11th, where they can learn more about the benefits and meet some of the members

  Our hearts depend on a constant flow of energy provided by exercise and good nutrients to thrive. Our organization depends on a constant flow of energy provided by members, current and new, to thrive. We are very inclusive, not exclusive. Spread the word. Bring a friend!

Submitted by Lorri Evers, Member Services Director

Membership Recruitment

As our Spring Kick-off nears in April start thinking about friends you would like to invite that might be interested in golfing with EWGA Central Oregon. Here are some of the valuable benefits an EWGA membership includes:

Connections – Many women join for the valuable networking opportunities and stay for the personal connections they make over the years

Education – Stay up-to-date with the latest golf topics, equipment, technology, etiquette and rules – as well as enhancing your golf skills

Fun! – Developing new relationships and elevating your golf skills is a productive use of your time, plus it offers an important balance between work and play

Competition – Be part of the nurturing and encouraging EWGA environment to test your golf skills by playing in a variety of events as an individual or with a team

Savings – take advantage of discounts and promotions offered exclusively to EWGA members for apparel, equipment, travel and more.

Submitted by Michele Bahr, Member Recruitment Director

Joining and Renewing Online

      Sometimes the online process for joining or renewing may feel confusing. If you encounter any issues, remember that you can submit your renewal either by mail or fax. If you want to add a second Chapter (a dual membership),
           - send an email to
           - or call the toll free number at 800-407-1477 x10.

    In November, EWGA Corporate placed an invoice on every member’s record who is due to renew from January through June of 2015. It’s a little confusing because the invoice is dated November 2014, but it is for 2015. When you make your renewal payment, it will move your expiration date forward one full year to 2016.

    Thank you for staying current with your EWGA membership!


Submitted by Diane Kirpach, Communications Director

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Guest Policy


Sponsor News

    We have a strong list of Chapter Sponsors for 2014! Please give them your patronage whenever you can.  We appreciate their support, and the discounts and activities these sponsors provide to EWGA in Central Oregon: Pro Golf, Juniper Golf Course, Crooked River Ranch, Aspen Lakes and Cascade Lakes Brewery, and our in-kind sponsors, Marathon Business Machines, Therapeutic Associates (Chris Cooper), Total Glass Resurfacing (Staci Carsten), Mike Palen PGA Professional and Quality Insurance Group (Jillian White).

    If you are a business owner, or you know of one, who would be willing to sponsor our Chapter, please contact Diane Kirpach for more information.

EWGA Central Oregon Sponsors





In-Kind Sponsors

Marathon Business Machines was our first In-Kind Sponsor, and continues to provide EWGA CO with quality printing services at a discount. When you visit them, state that you are a proud EWGA member and you will receive 10% off your order!

Marathon Business Machines
302 SW Evergreen Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

10% off printing needs

            Our newest In-Kind Sponsor is Therapeutic Associates

EWGA members receive a 20% discount
on golf fitness packages and retail items.

            Mike Palen, PGA Professional, is offering EWGA CO members discounted lessons and packages.

Contact Mike for more information at 541-788-4249 or

           Total Glass Resurfacing is providing 20% off to all EWGA members for any service.

Contact fellow member, Staci Carsten at 605-863-3012 or, to schedule an appointment.

Women’s Golf and Travel Concierge:  Personal travel consultants take care of all aspects of your trip. Golf travel packages all over the globe, women’s golf clinics, academies and more.  Proud EWGA National sponsor.  Central Oregon chapter earns chapter dollars on international trip designed and booked by Women’s Golf and Travel.  Click the link below to find out all about the wonderful programs.