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Central Oregon Chapter's 7th annual golf season Kick-Off!


The Central Oregon Chapter of EWGA hosted our 7th annual golf season kick-off on April 11th at Juniper Golf Course and it was a great success! A huge thank you to the thirty-one women who attended the event and also thank you to our vendors: Aspen Lakes, Mary Kay, Nerium International, Pampered Chef, Precious Curves, Jordan Essentials, Pro Golf of Bend and Synergy Health and Wellness. Many wonderful drawing and silent auction prizes were donated by our vendors, EWGA members and several local golf courses. We appreciate their generosity as well!

Many thanks to Eileen Haas and Kathy Phillips who were on the kick-off committee and helped make this year’s event so successful. We also have 21 new members in our chapter! Watch your upcoming newsletters to meet our new members.

Clinics & Education

  1. Lost Tracks - Short Game Clinic - Bob Garza

    Jun 4, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  2. Stuart Allison- Game Improvement Series (1 of 3)

    Jun 10, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  3. Stuart Allison- Game Improvement Series (2 of 3)

    Jun 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  4. Stuart Allison- Game Improvement Series (3 of 3)

    Jun 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States

Golf Activities - 9-Hole League

  1. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Jun 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  2. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 3:04 PM

    Jun 2, 3:04 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  3. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Jun 2, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  4. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Jun 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  5. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 3:04 PM

    Jun 9, 3:04 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  6. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Jun 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  7. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Jun 15, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  8. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 3:04 PM

    Jun 16, 3:04 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  9. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Jun 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  10. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Jun 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  11. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 3:04 PM

    Jun 23, 3:04 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  12. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Jun 23, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  13. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Jun 29, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  14. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 3:04 PM

    Jun 30, 3:04 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  15. Lost Tracks - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Jun 30, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States

Golf Activities - Weekend Events

  1. Wild Horse Pendleton - Weekend Event

    Jun 13, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PT)
    Pendleton, OR, United States
  2. Aspen Lakes - Weekend Event

    Jun 27, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States

Events & Activities

NW Combined Chapter
Wildhorse Weekend Golf Trip

This is a special opportunity to join your fellow NW Chapter members in get-a-way golf trip at a top rated golf course and resort. Come enjoy a weekend with members from five EWGA NW Chapters! The Combined NW Chapter event includes lodging, golf, prizes, a barbecue, and a wonderful weekend with EWGA women at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

The golf event takes place June 13 at the Wildhourse Golf Course. Play begins with a 1:00 PM (Pacific Time) Shot-gun Start. A barbecue and prizes follow golf. A guest is welcomed, but space is limited to a total of 60 players - so don't hesitate - register early to guarantee your spot!

Please note the following steps are required to register:
    1. Register for this event by clicking the "Register Now!" button below. A $25 cost includes Chapter costs, prizes and lunch.
    2. Call the Wildhorse Resort & Casino separately to reserve your lodging and golf. Call: 1-800-654-9453; at the recording press #1 and ask for Booking ID#8558; 2015 Golf Groups/Northwest EWGA

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Register Now!

When
Saturday June 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM PDT

Where
Wildhorse Resort and Casino

46510 Wildhorse Blvd
Pendleton, OR 97801

Contact
Jean Christensen

EWGA Boise Treasure Valley Chapter
208-863-2609

Lodging

Room Type Rate
Tower Double Queen/ Birdie Maker Package with tax For 2 people $195.49; $97.97ea
Tower Double Discounted Room w/Tax $115.49
Courtyard Double Queen Birdie Maker Package, with tax For 2 people $181.42; $90.71ea
Courtyard Double Discounted Room w/Tax $93.69
People wanting to stay as a single will pay the discounted room rate and must pay for golf ($55) at the course  
Above rates do include the 9% room tax.

Note that there are rates for 2 people and single rates as desired. The Birdie Maker includes golf. The single rate does not include golf. Cart is extra.

These rates are good June 12-June 14 if you are interested in playing an extra day or 2. Note the booking number for booking your rooms.


If you have questions, contact Mary Wallis @ mary.e.wallis@gmail.com or Diane Kirpach @ diane_kirpach@hotmail.com

SAVE THE DATE



The EWGA Championship is now in its 20th year as the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world and we want YOU to be a part of the fun and excitement. Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete so give the Championship a try and put your game to the test!



STAGES OF THE EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP

1) The Chapter Championship, an 18-hole local qualifying round held at each Chapter location
2) The Semi-Final Championship, an 18-hole round held at 15 venues from June – August
3) The EWGA Championship Finals, a two-day, 36 hole event held on October 30-31, 2015

The EWGA Championship offers two different competitive formats: Stroke Play Competition and Inter-Chapter Team Scramble Competition. You select the competitive format that best fits your game, personality and skill level.

STROKE PLAY COMPETITION
Stroke play competitors play in one of five flights at the Chapter Championship qualifying event based upon their USGA Handicap Index.

2015 CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP
July 26, 2015
Eagle Crest - Ridge Golf Course
Redmond, Oregon

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2015 Pacific Northwest
SEMI-FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP
August 29, 2015
Pronghorn
www.pronghorn.aubergeresorts.com

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2015 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
October 30-31, 2015
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 328-5955
www.WestinMissionHills.com

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  THE EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP IS THE
LARGEST ORGANIZED, WOMEN’S AMATEUR GOLF COMPETITION IN THE WORLD.



INTER-CHAPTER TEAM SCRAMBLE
Inter-Chapter scramble teams consist of four (4) women who meet the eligibility requirements to play in the EWGA Championship. The team “handicap factor” is established based on the USGA Handicap Index of all four players.

TO QUALIFY, EWGA MEMBERS MUST:
• Follow the registration guidelines distributed by your local Chapter
• Be a female, EWGA member in good standing
• Have a verifiable USGA Handicap Index and have an equivalent of two 18-hole scores posted to your handicap record in the current year
• Be a female amateur golfer as defined by USGA Rules of Amateur Status and EWGA gender policy

CHAMPIONSHIP ELEMENTS...
An entry fee of $5000 is required to participate in the EWGA Championship. The local Chapter establishes the total event fee to play in the 18-hole qualifying tournament.

The Low Gross and Low Net Champions in each flight are eligible to advance. The first place Inter-Chapter Team Scramble Competition winners are eligible to advance. Registration information for the Pacific Northwest Semi-Final Championship will be provided at the Chapter Championship to all competitors eligible to advance.

ENTER TO PLAY
All members MUST register online, follow these steps:
Step #1 – Register with EWGA AHQ:
Go to www.ewga.com and click on SIGN IN at the top of the homepage.
        o Sign in to the Member Portal with email address & password.
        o Click on Event Registration on the page’s left side navigation tab.
        o Select “2015 EWGA Championship Entry” and follow promptsl
Courtesy Step #2 – CONNECT with your Chapter:
Communicate with YOUR Chapter Championship Director (CCD)Vicky Thomas by contacting her directly for all Chapter Championship event details at svthomas@bendbroadband.com

FAX: (888) 455-1899
EMAIL: championship@myewga.com

 

 

Did You Know?

May

EWGA is having an incredible sale on May 15-17….. 10% over wholesale. That’s not 10% off …. It’s 10% over wholesale! Shop! Shop! Shop! www.ewga.com

Board member Mary Wallis just got a promotion to Chief Loan Officer with Selco Community Bank. Anyone else you know we should brag about like we can brag on Mary? Way to go, Mary!

EWGA now has an app for your mobile phone that will allow you to enter your scores right from the golf course. This is only for those with GN21system handicaps (free with your EWGA membership).

There are several golf courses that are offering Get Golf Ready programs. Aspen Lakes in Sisters has an especially broad selection for over the course of the season. Check them out by going to www.sistersrecreation.com, scroll down to Get Golf Ready to see all the selections. Also contact your favorite golf course and ask if they have a program. Everyone, please get out and play golf. It’s the most fun way to get in shape!

How to reserve a spot for any one of the many EWGACO events on our website:
    - Go to www.ewgaco.com
    - Log in
    - Scroll down on the home page to see a listing of all the events
       being offered for the next three months.
    - Click on one you are interested in for more information and to
       sign up.
    - Click RSVP to sign up.
    - You will receive an email confirming your spot.
    - For golfing events you will receive an email a few days before
       the event with the pairings (who you are playing with)

Golf Related Websites
Here are some golf related websites you might enjoy. I subscribe to several and they give video lessons, drills to overcome shortcomings, good stories and some funny offerings. They are listed in no particular order:

PGA.com (click Instruction tab, click Video tab)
USGA.com (click Rules, click Shop)
EWGA.com (click Sign In, then sign in. Click Member Clubhouse for lots of information and publications. Click Post a Score to enter golf scores and receive a handicap after 5 equivalent 18 hole postings.)
EWGACO.com (Sign in. Scroll down to see up-coming events. Click on an event you are interested in for more information, and to sign up by clicking RSVP)
GolfNet.com (handicap service EWGA uses and is free with your EWGA membership)
Golf4Her.com(clothing and accessories)
GolfForHer.com (information articles, clothing)
Revolution Golf .com (instructional videos)
HankHaney.com (instructional videos)
GolfShot.com (to book tee times online)
SwingbySwingGolf.com (free mobile app, free GPS range finder for a mobile phone, daily articles with some very good tips)
Golf.com (Golf Magazine)
DMOZ.org/sports/golf/resources (about 50 links to many useful golf sites)
GHIN (Handicap service, must belong to a club and pay fee yearly)
GolfHelp.com (search engine for golf websites)
GolfNow.com (discount golf tee times nationwide)

Do you have information that might be interesting to members of our Chapter? Please send to Candy Wood sionnach42@yahoo.com




Submitted by Candy Wood,
Golf Program and Services Director

Professional Development

As a goal for the 2015 EWGA season, please help us share the passion, fun, friendships and connections delivered through EWGA! Its easy to do.

First, LIKE our Facebook page.

LOCAL https://www.facebook.com/EWGACO and NATIONAL https://www.facebook.com/EWGA1


Second, CONNECT with us on Linkedin:

1)  go to https://www.linkedin.com
2)  search for EWGA Central Oregon Chapter and EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association)
3)  Connect from your LinkedIn profile (if you don’t have one, it is a good chance to establish one.)


Third, SHARE with your friends, local pro, starters etc., that you belong to EWGA and are growing women’s golf in Central Oregon with your participation and alliance with EWGA. Invite them to join or become a sponsor in the future.

Fourth, PARTICIPATE regularly. A simple and attainable goal is to participate in “1” EWGA event every month. Take a look at the calendar, hit the link, push the RSVP button and do it. Take the time for you, to go golf, once a month. Whether it is a clinic, a social event, 9 holes or 18 holes, once a month keeps you as a priority. That feels really good!

Everything we do in our lives is about creating relationships, actively, on a daily basis. If you have questions or ideas on how to spread the word of EWGA, please send me an email and lets discuss. winkzeal@mac.com


Submitted by Wink Jackson, Marketing Director

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

  •  GolfNow.com:  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.

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - May 2015

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President's Message

I want to extend a warm welcome to all of our new members, not only to the Central Oregon Chapter of EWGA but to the largest women's amateur golf association in the world. You now have connections to more than 100,000 women all across the country who share the love of golf.

In addition to offering organized golf events and clinics we promote building confidence, friendships and community connections through our mentoring program as well as our many volunteer and leadership opportunities.. 

To our current members as well as to our new members - I sincerely hope you take advantage of all that is available this season by participating, being involved and sharing your gifts and talents with YOUR Chapter. Let's make this the best year ever!

A Woman's Place Is
On the Golf Course

           

 Vicky Thomas

Membership News

  Welcome New Members!


  We are truly delighted that you have joined the Central Oregon Chapter of the EWGA. While we have had the opportunity to meet many of you at the Season Kick Off and New Member Orientation and Scramble, we look forward to getting to know ALL of you soon and at many of the events coming soon. The official count stands at 21 new members, taking our total membership to 57, and well on the way to our stretch goal of 65.

  On Saturday, April 18th, the EWGA hosted a New Member Orientation and Golf Scramble. The sun was out, with a bit of a breeze, and with a stunning view of Smith Rock. We held the event at Smith Rock Golf Course, a par three course and driving range in Redmond, and it made the perfect venue to have a casual mid-day golf scramble to welcome our new members. Five mixed teams of ‘old’ and ‘new’ made their way around the course trying for the lowest gross score, as a team, or closest to the pin, as an individual, on the 2nd and 8th holes. The day concluded with some lunch, questions and information, and the prizes. Our winning low gross team included new members Roberta Stoppler and Shelley Kempf, and current members Diane Kirpach and Wink Jackson, with a score of 27. The closest to the pin winners were Vicky Thomas and Wink Jackson.

  Nine and Unwind… Doesn’t that sound nice? This month starts our weekly play. It’s time to grab your PC, tablet, or smart phone, log into www.ewgaco.com to check out dates and times of golf play and/or events, and hit that RSVP button. Remember, whatever your skill level, we hope to see you soon and often. Don’t waste another minute to make a new friend, share a laugh or two, and enjoy the game of golf.


Submitted by Lorri Evers, Member Services Director

Our VIM Shopping Extravaganza Is Here !

From May 15 - 17 our Chapter Members have access to the amazing Very Important Member (VIM) online shopping opportunity. We can purchase golf products and apparel for only 10% above wholesale! This means a tremendous savings (approx 30 – 60% off) from Cutter & Buck, Bionic Gloves, Clarissa Tumblers, Sundog Eyewear, TourMARK Grips, Golfstream Shoes, Volvik and SkyCaddie


Here’s how to take advantage of this opportunity. . .
› Go to: http://www.myewga.com/vim
› Login using your regular EWGA login.

   - If this is your first time accessing the EWGA Member Clubhouse sign in using the email address you have on file with EWGA.
   - Enter the default password ‘Password1’ (case sensitive). From there you will be able to set up your personalized password as well as access the VIM

Remember this is for members only, so if you haven’t joined or renewed yet – get that taken care of ASAP! It would also be smart to set up and test your login before the extravaganza begins. If you have login issues call Noel Pena 800-407-1477 x 30 or email helpdesk@myewga.com.


We only have access to these incredible deals for 72 Hours – mark your calendars, set reminders and keep your credit cards handy – the shop will be open starting May 15!

 

 

Saturday Golf at Crooked River Ranch

 

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Sponsor News

 

    Central Oregon EWGA is truly a special group of women golfers with a great lineup of sponsors that give us the monetary support to do all the events and activities that we do every year.  We welcome back our same sponsors from last year and welcome a new Double Eagle sponsor, The Greens at Redmond.

   
Michael Shipley is part of the new ownership team at The Greens at Redmond, a fun challenging executive course right in Redmond.   They have been undergoing some course expansions and plan clubhouse expansions and services in the future. Michael welcomes the EWGA members to come by and say hello!

EWGA Central Oregon Sponsors

      
 


           

 

 

 

 

             

Special Rates at Aspen Lakes Golf Course for EWGA members!  Be sure to have your EWGA membership card
with you when you check in.
  9 holes - $25 walking,    $33 with cart
18 holes - $40 walking,    $50 with cart

These are for tee times after 12 noon.
Aspen Lakes also has a Monday special for anyone over 55, just $39 with cart, all season.

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


www.mbmcopiers.com


10% off printing needs

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Our newest In-Kind Sponsor is Therapeutic Associates


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


 

 

Seminar Series Provided by Chris Cooper


Chris Cooper of Therapeutic Associates, takes physical therapy to an educational level for central Oregon golfers.
He offers a series of seminars throughout the year, on how to improve your golf game based on therapy based performance tips. On May 28th, 6pm, at Tetherow Golf Academy, Chris will focus on part 2 of his Low Back Pain prevention seminar . Approximately 50 minutes and drawing prizes available. $10 participation fee. To rsvp, email to Chris Cooper: ccooper@taiweb.com

Seminar location: Tetherow Golf Academy (click for map)


Golf Fitness & Performance Program

Physical Therapist Chris Cooper, PT, DPT, CSCS is a Level 3 Certified Medical and Fitness Professional through The Titleist Performance Institute as well as a Nike Golf Certified Performance Specialist. These certifications allow Chris to develop a golf-specific fitness program to address imbalances in mobility and stability as they relate to an efficient and powerful golf swing. Chris works with numerous local PGA Golf Professionals to create body-specific programs.
http://www.therapeuticassociates.com/locations/oregon/central-oregon/athletic-club-of-bend/golf-performance/



**EWGA members receive 20% off of Therapeutic Associates therapy packages. Inquire to Chris.

Picture below at April 23rd part 1 lower back pain seminar



 

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


Contact Mike for more information at 541-788-4249 or mikepalen@yahoo.com


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


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


www.totalglassresurfacing.com


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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.


http://womensgolfandtravel.com/ewga/