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Central Oregon EWGA is teaming up with NeighborImpact and Head Start to support and strengthen our local communities! For the next several weeks, EWGA members and friends will be able to help in several ways.

Central Oregon EWGA is selling mulligans for $5.00 each. The mulligan tokens will be available starting Saturday, August 22nd, at the Black Butte golf event. EWGA members Tammy Mills and Jennifer Kimble will have the tokens available for purchase that day. Use your mulligans throughout the year at EWGA golf events if your shot isn’t up to Par!

Mulligan tokens will also be available at the Mulligans Makes a Difference social event on September 3rd , from 6-8 pm at the Juniper Brewery in Redmond. This will be a fun evening of beer tasting, socializing, and a representative from NeighborImpact and Head Start will make a brief presentation of their services and programs. You and your guests can sign up for this event on the EWGA website.

All proceeds from the mulligans will go to NeighborImpact and Head Start, and you may purchase as many mulligan tokens as you would like.

There are many items the Head Start program could use for their classrooms, especially children’s books (but not holiday books, please). Contact Jennifer Kimble at for a copy of the preferred books list.

The program is also in need of the following new items for children:

  • Socks and underwear
  • Gloves and hats
  • Pajamas
  • School supplies, such as construction paper, big and small crayons, markers, regular paper (lined or unlined)

If you have any questions or if you cannot attend the Black Butte Golf day or the Juniper Brewery social event, but you would like to donate to these wonderful programs, please contact Jennifer Kimble at 541-350-1818 and she will be happy to help get your donation to NeighborImpact and Head Start. If you wish to donate money, please make your check out to "NeighborImpact" and either bring it to one of these events, or contact Jennifer Kimble and she will get your check to the program for you. Thanks!

  Mary Wallis, Director Events & Activities

Golf Activities - Indoor Golf

Golf Activities - 9-Hole League

Golf Activities - Weekend Events

Wednesday, October 28, 5:30pm
Juniper Golf Course

 EWGA Central Oregon Had a Fantastic 2015 Season
And We are Ready to Celebrate it With YOU!
Come Out and Enjoy a Fun Filled Evening
Dinner, No-Host Bar and Appreciation!

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Awards & Prizes
Volunteer Appreciation
Thank our 2015 Board
Welcome our 2016 Board

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RSVP: via Anyvite

Save the Date


Chapter Holiday Open House



Cascade Lakes Brewery

Tuesday, December 8

5:30 - 7:00pm

Appetizers and a no-host bar!

Take a break from the hectic holiday to come share a little holiday cheer with your EWGA friends.

Guests and spouses are welcomed!

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Did You Know?

What About Golf Balls?


Gee! Have golf balls come a long way from the wooden ones in the Netherlands during the 15th century! Then came the feather balls in the 17th century in Scotland which had a core of goose feathers wrapped by bulls hide and painted white. Then in the mid-19th century they used a ball that used the gutta percha gum boiled and shaped into a ball. It wasnt until 1901 that the rubber ball core was used. Since the early 20th century, resin and rubber have been key components of golf balls. The exception are the now rare golf balls with a liquid center. I found that out while drilling a hole in some old golf balls to make a game. Ewww! Titleist uses cornmon syrup and salt water.

Compression is a factor when choosing a golf ball. The ball is compressed into three numbers: 80, 90, 100. The lowest compression (softer) is for juniors, women, and seniors. The higher compression consists of a harder, tighter core for more advanced golfers.

The covers vary as well. Balata covers are used in the high-end balls for professionals and low-handicap players and provides a soft feel and better control. Surlyn is a hard resin and is used by average to high-level golfers. A surlyn blend has less feel but added durability. It provides more distance and less maneuverability and is cheaper. Recreational golf balls have a urethane cover.

Balls come in two-piece, three-piece, or five-piece types. Two piece balls are for distance, but are lower spinning and may cause you to slice or hook . The three or four piece balls are for the more advanced player with higher swing speeds. They have a thinner mantle layer under the urethane cover.

All balls must meet the specifications of the USGA and R&A of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Why do golf balls have dimples?

Dimples on golf balls are key to launching them into the air. A ball without dimples would not travel very far. The impact of dimples on distance was discovered in the mid-1800s. Today most golf balls have 336 to 500 dimples. According to the USGA, the number of dimples on a ball does not affect distance.

  Submitted by Candy Wood - Golf Education, Mentoring & Handicap

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.

Hot News From EWGA HQ

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President's Message

  Dear Members,

This past year as President I have seen some nice changes take place in our Chapter. The creation of a drop box storage system for Chapter documents to better aid our future leaders and committees, clarification of our guest policy, an improved mentor program, a new look to our newsletter and website including more photos and last but not least scheduled October golf events.

I want to thank the Board Alyce Dawes, Diane Kirpach, Lorri Evers, Mary Wallis, Michele Bahr, Candy Wood and Wink Jackson for their wonderful support and for all the excellent work they did this year. You made everything possible and it was a great pleasure to work with each of you.

I also want to thank all our wonderful volunteers (committee members) for their support. We had a fabulous team this year and their contributions are what made all our golf and social events successful.

It has been a rewarding year for me and I look forward to one more month of weekly golf with all of you!

Vicky Thomas, 2015 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

Member Recruitment

September Update

Congratulations to all members of EWGA Central Oregon. Our chapter is one of seven chapters that have an overall growth rate of 20% or more through July 2015. Thank you to all our members that have invited friends, co-workers or neighbors to check out EWGA. We are excited to have so many wonderful new members this year.

Our chapter is teaming up with NeighborImpact and Head Start to support and strengthen our local communities. We will be having a social event on Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00 - 8:00PM at the Juniper Brewery in Redmond. This will be a fun evening of beer tasting, socializing and hearing a brief presentation by a representative from NeighborImpact. Bring a friend to meet some of our members, learn more about EWGA and support a local organization in Central OR.

  Submitted by Michele Bahr, Member Recruitment Director

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.

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