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Holiday Open House

two trees.jpeg   On December 8th, 2016, we celebrated our annual Holiday Open House at Cascade Lakes Brewery in Bend.  Over 30 people attended, including members and their guests, and some of our sponsors.    Members donated new warm winter clothing to benefit NeighborImpact Headstart, and we filled over four large boxes with clothing for the children!   Everyone enjoyed playing Golf Darts and Betty Marshall was the winner of the "Guess How Many Tees are in the Jar" contest, winning a $25.00 gift card to Meadow Lakes Golf Course, and an EWGA 2015 Championship backpack.  Congratulations Betty! sm.jpeg



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Did You Know?


They call the wind Mariah!

Recently I had the pleasure of playing 18 holes at Juniper under some extremely windy conditions. The tumbling tumbleweeds added a little extra sport to the round. How windy was it? I kept expecting to see a cow or Almira Gulch (Wizard of Oz) on a bicycle fly by. It was blowing hard enough that I wondered, "What happens if, after my ball has stopped on the green, it then gets moved by the wind?" Here’s what I learned.

This falls under rule 18 "Ball at Rest Moved." The short answer is that if the wind moves your ball you play it as it lies without penalty. Why? The wind is not considered an Outside Agency.

An outside agency includes a referee, a marker, an observer, a forecaddie and the darned squirrel that you saw run away with your ball in its mouth. Wind and water ARE NOT outside agencies.

In stroke play an outside agency is anything except you, either side’s caddie, anyone’s ball being played on that hole, or equipment of either side. In match play an outside agency is anything except the players, their caddies, their balls or their equipment.

So the good news is that if the wind blows your ball into the hole, you will have holed out with your last stroke. The bad news is that if the wind blows your ball out of bounds it is considered out of bounds.

Until next time, may the wind be always at your back.




The EWGA National Conference is April 22-24 in Colonial Williamsburg Virginia. Are you going?

It’s not a gimme if you’re still away!

The driver swing speed of an average female golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 148-152mph for a national long drive champion

The shortest distance to the green is a straight line that passes directly through the center of the very large tree directly in front of you.

Celine Dion is a golf fanatic and owns Le Mirage Golf Club in Terrebonne, Quebec.

Walking 18 holes amounts to about 4 miles and burns roughly 1,500 calories.

The term "mulligan" is a contraction of the phrase "maul-it-again"


   Jan Duringer - Golf Education, Mentoring & Handicap 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.


Second, CONNECT with us on Linkedin:

1)  go to
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.


Submitted by Wink Jackson, Marketing Director


Babe Didrikson Zaharias

EWGA is THE golf community for women with access to convenient, organized golf experiences with an emphasis on making you a competent golfer, making new friends, connections and having FUN.

The Association was started 25 years ago by a number of executive businesswomen who wanted to learn to play golf in order to build strong relationships with their stakeholders like their male counterparts. The EWGA has since evolved to include women from every walk of life and at different stages in their lives. Each Chapter has its own ‘flavor’ and strives to serve its own diverse membership. In 2015 we welcomed over 20 new members to the Central Oregon EWGA, the highest increase of membership in the country, which enriched our Association with their contributions of ideas, skills, and time. We, too, are evolving, and I am so looking forward to the year ahead with expanded golf offerings to meet your goals of becoming a more competent golfer with easy access to organized golf experiences that will connect you with golf courses and other golfers in the area. How fortunate are we to live in one of the premiere golfing locations and communities in the country? Stay tuned…

Have you been talking up the EWGA? Are there friends, family, business associates, interested in the Association? They are welcome to our Holiday Open House December 8th. The EWGA is offering $25.00 off the Classic Level membership through December 15th for whoever you recruit. Now is a great time to join and be able to start early in 2016 to take advantage of what we have to offer.

This time of year always puts me in a reflective mood as I think about the past year and what the future holds. I am grateful for the friends and relationships I have made through the EWGA and look forward to the opportunity to spend more time getting to know you all better and meeting your needs as we move forward. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out.

I wish you all a Holiday Season filled with much Love, Happiness, and Joy.


  Lorri Evers - Member Services


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.

Hot News From EWGA HQ

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President's Message

   Happy Holidays to All

May the holidays bring you many warm and memorable moments with family, friends and your adoring pets! We have enjoyed a tremendous event filled year with EWGA Central Oregon and many thanks go out to all that came out and played golf with the gals, volunteered to make it all happen and our sponsors who graciously donated so we could enjoy a rich calendar of events.

The weather has turned abruptly and our temperatures are quite brisk. Fortunately, we’ve still got plenty of options to keep you warm as you mingle with members and hone your swing. Join us on Monday evenings for 9 holes at Indoor Golf where we play different courses from around the world, take a lesson or add golf equipment to your Christmas list (you’ll receive a 10% discount from Pro Golf), and mark your calendars for Saturdays in January through March, as we’ll be back out playing 9 or 18 holes at our warmer golf courses. And lastly, if you just need a break from the chill, plan a get away to the Portland Golf Show, February 12 - 14.

The fresh blanket of snow isn’t keeping your Board from thinking about golf. Collectively we are feverishly preparing for the 2016 season. But, we’d like your input to ensure the 2016 calendar of events meets your golf and social expectations. So take a moment and drop me an email with your ideas, or let’s have a chat at the Holiday party!

Wishing you a Joyous Season,

Mary Wallis, 2016 EWGA CO President

PNW Semi-finals

The Central Oregon Chapter hosted the 2015 EWGA Pacific Northwest Semi-finals August 28 - 29 at the Pronghorn Golf Course. There were 54 players representing chapters from Boise-Treasure Valley, Salt Lake, Seattle, Spokane-Inland NW, Portland and Bend-Redmond.


Our own Wink Jackson finished 2nd in the second flight and qualifies to play in the National Championships October 30, at Rancho Mirage, CA.


Our scramble team, Linda Kelly, Diane Kirpach, Deanna Paik and Delores Pliska ended up a couple stokes short of the winning team.


A big thank you goes out to our great crew of volunteers.

Jillian White - Chief Volunteer Coordinator

Mary Frese - Drawings

Diane Kulpinski - Photographer

Alyce Dawes & Betty Marshall - Scoring

Jenny Kimble & Tam Mills - Starters and Scramble Markers


Donations for our goody bags were provided by:

The Bend Visitor's Center

Cascade Lakes Brewing

Pronghorn Golf Course

Saturday Golf at Crooked River Ranch


Sponsors 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!


Never Too Late in the Season to
Improve Your Golf Game

    The best investment of $25 in your golf game, is to take a lesson from Stuart Allison at Juniper Golf Course! I have taken his last two lessons and his focus on the basics of the golf swing have already helped the 6 of us who have attended, to improve our golf swing and golf game. That equates to more enjoyment on the golf course.

    Learn about GASP - Grip, Aim, Stance and Posture as your setup to the ball mantra.

    Stuart does offer private and couple lessons as well at a very good rate so please keep that in mind. Call him at Juniper Golf Course at 541-548-3121

    Wink Jackson, Director of Marketing

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 Sponsor

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

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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. Email Chris Cooper at

Location of Seminars: 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.

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

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

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

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

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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, to schedule an appointment.

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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.