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                Aspen Lakes Golf Event


Beautiful Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters was the location of our June 27th golfing event. The day started with a marshmallow driving contest that all participants agree will have to become a new Chapter tradition! Participants played 18 holes, in spite of the warm temperatures. Aspen Lakes staff made sure the day was a success by including ice and bottled water in the ice chest on each player's cart, and the Marshall handed out chilled hand towels several times on the course.

Vicky Thomas won the Longest Drive contest, and Candy Wood was Closest to the Pin. Jennifer Kimble hit seven trees and a goose, but the goose seemed fine and waddled off. Other participants included Bonnie Campbell, Tammy Mills, Diane Kirpach and Annette Chastain.

Aspen Lakes set up the Cattails Café for the social event afterwards, where everyone enjoyed appetizers and played a hearty round of Golf Rules and LPGA Trivia, with prizes. The group was joined by Jan Duringer, who joined the Chapter that evening. Welcome!

Clinics & Education

  1. Stuart Allison- Game Improvement Series (1 of 3)

    Aug 12, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  2. Stuart Allison- Game Improvement Series (2 of 3)

    Aug 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  3. Stuart Allison- Game Improvement Series (3 of 3)

    Aug 26, 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

    Aug 3, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  2. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Aug 4, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  3. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 6:00 PM

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

    Aug 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  5. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Aug 11, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  6. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Aug 11, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  7. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Aug 17, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  8. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Aug 18, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  9. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Aug 18, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  10. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Aug 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  11. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Aug 25, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  12. Widgi Creek Golf Club - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Aug 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  13. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

    Aug 31, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  14. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Sep 1, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  15. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Sep 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  16. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 4:00 PM

    Sep 8, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  17. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Sep 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  18. The Greens at Redmond - Morning League

    Sep 14, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  19. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Sep 15, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  20. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Sep 15, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  21. The Greens at Redmond - Morning League

    Sep 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  22. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    Sep 22, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  23. Aspen Lakes Golf Course - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    Sep 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States
  24. The Greens at Redmond - Morning League

    Sep 28, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States

Golf Activities - Weekend Events

  1. Quail Run - Weekend Event

    Aug 8, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    La Pine, OR, United States
  2. Black Butte Ranch / Glaze Meadow Course - Weekend Event

    Aug 22, 1:03 PM - 5:33 PM (PT)
    Sisters, OR, United States


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!


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

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


2015 Pacific Northwest
August 29, 2015


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



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.

• 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

An entry fee of $50.00 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.

All members MUST register online, follow these steps:
Step #1 – Register with EWGA AHQ:
Go to 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

FAX: (888) 455-1899



Did You Know?


Did you know?

Wink Jackson eagled a hole
at Brasada Ranch.

Diane Kirpach birdied #12 hole
at Tetherow.


Wow!  Can any of you beat that?  A hole in one perhaps?

Did you know?  The EWGA Golf Course Network promotion has been joined by the Troon Golf Courses. What a feather in our cap!

Did you know?  Equitable Stroke Control. Ever have one of those incredibly bad days where you are hitting mega times over what you usually do, or you are a beginning golfer still perfecting your fairway woods, your irons, your short game, or your putting? ESC gives you relief from that with recording your scores toward your handicap. I use that ESC button on my computer to help me with unusual circumstances, and now I can use the ESC for golf as well. For almost all of us the maximum number of strokes you need to record is 10. If you are a better golfer you probably should look up on the chart what strokes constitute your ESC. For you beginning golfers you may pick up your ball if you wish after 10 strokes. That will help with speed of play. ESC saves the day.

Did you know?  Look for your Member Engagement Guide in the mail soon! It covers all of the national benefits of your membership and the key programs and events of the EWGA.

Did you know?  Clinics seem to be filling up fast. We have Stuart Allison’s Game Improvement Series this month. If you were rained out of one of Bob Garza’s clinics, at Lost Tracks know they will be rescheduled. Check the website to see when they will be held, and to sign up for one of our amazing events and clinics.

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.


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

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

June is "Let's Go Golf" month and we have more golf scheduled this month with the start of Monday morning league at The Old Back Nine along with our Tuesday evening league at Lost Tracks and clinics offered at both Lost Tracks and Juniper.

Weekend golf? Mark your calendars and bring a guest(s) for Saturday June 27. We will be playing 18 holes (9 if you prefer) at the beautiful Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters. There will be games, prizes and a social gathering at The Frog Pond afterwards.. 

Go to our website for details and let's go play golf!

A Woman's Place Is
On the Golf Course


 Vicky Thomas

Membership News

  Welcome New Members!

  The EWGA of Central Oregon is excited to have so many new women joining us this year. For the next three months you will be meeting our new members in the newsletter. We also hope you have an opportunity to golf with our new members this spring and summer to welcome them to the club and get know them a little better.

  This month please welcome:

  Louise Markland is married with four grown children and most of her family golfs. She is a retired culinary teacher who wanted to meet other women to play golf with. She has played golf for 25 years but would like to play more, so was happy that EWGA offers many scheduled golf outings at a discounted rate.

  Diane Kulpinski is single and loves the outdoors, participating in activities such as backpacking, skiing and cycling. She is a youth sports photographer and owns Hall of Fame Photo, photographing sports teams in Central Oregon. Previously she played once a year, but by joining EWGA she hopes to play more, improve her game and network with the other women in the club.

  Joan Brookhart has been married for 46 years and enjoys golfing, hiking, gardening and travelling. She has played golf for 20 years and looks forward to playing more, improving her golf game and socializing with EWGA members.

  Deanna Paik owns Paik LLC in Bend, managing privately held corporations. She has golfed for 15 years and hopes to improve her golf skills by playing golf with EWGA.

  Lena Hartshorn is a retired Navy officer. She is very active in the Assistance League of Bend, the Military Officers Association of America and Hardy Plant Garden Club. She is single and began playing golf in 1968. With EWGA, Lena hopes to play golf more often.

  Joan Johns is married, retired and new to Bend. She likes to garden, read and go boating, and is enjoying her new grandchild. Joan has played golf for six years and is looking forward to playing with women who enjoy the game. She also hopes to become a better golfer.

  Shari Howard has been married for 38 years and retired from the State of Alaska in Fairbanks in 2007. She loves gardening, volunteering at The Bloom Project, does some sewing and knitting, reads and loves music. Shari has golfed for 8 years and looks forward to meeting women who she can play golf with regularly and better her golf game.

  Have fun golfing in June!

Submitted by Michele Bahr - Membership Recruitment, and Lorri Evers - Member Services Director



Saturday Golf at Crooked River Ranch



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

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


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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

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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.