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2014 Semi-Final Championship


Congratulations Wink Jackson!!

After just a short time with EWGA, Wink Jackson played in the National Championship Finals in Tennessee!   We are so proud of you!




This is her story and experience:


            Foreboding of the tumultuous weather for the upcoming weekend was evident within 30 minutes of our arrival Tuesday night into Nashville.  Massive lightening strikes just north of us and then we also experienced the thunder and lightening storms for three nights in a row accompanied by torrential downpours.  Needless to say The Hermitage Golf Club in Old Hickory just outside of Nashville was quite soggy, although still gorgeous, by the time tournament play started on Friday morning.  Everyone was in as good of spirits as could be after a lightening delay of 2 hours to our first tee time.  We almost made it through 9 holes when the second lightening strike delay hit for another hour plus delay.  This made for an interesting day as not only were we dealing with the weather element, but also airplane traffic was condensed and they flew immediately over the golf course on the approach for landing so it was quite noisy as well.  All good focus tools as a newer golfer, noise is one of my weak points ;-)  Finally, daylight was the final obstacle as we finished in the dark on the 18 hole with our caddies spotting the balls for us. Whew, first day done.  I came with second best score of our foursome with a 100.  50 on the front 9 and 50 on the back 9.

            The sheep of Hermitage greeted us on Hole 10 as we started the second round. No lightening that day, but tornado warnings to the south and it rained most of the day.  Play was slow again as the carts weren’t allowed off the cart paths for the second day.  A great day overall with some wonderful players and personalities.  Everyone had a good time despite the weather!  Oddly, I had exactly the same score as the first day, 100, with a 50/50 split.  It was a great experience with such wonderful supportive and positive women of EWGA to play with.





            Hats off to our local chapter members for being so supportive throughout the chapter, regional and national tournaments.  I highly recommend joining the tournament play next year for all members.

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Tokatee Weekend Event

On Saturday. September 6, 3 members and 1 guest made the jaunt to Blue River to play at Tokatee Golf Course.  To spice things up, we played "bingo, bango, bongo" and agreed that a little incentive to do well was welcomed.  It was a great day!





Central Oregon EWGA
Let's Celebrate

End of Season Celebration


It's time to celebrate our 2014 season as well as recognizing our wonderful Chapter volunteers and Board members for their invaluable contributions this year.  We will also be introducing the new 2015 Board of Directors.

Date:    Wednesday October 22, 2014
Time:   No Host Happy Hour 5:30
              Dinner 6:15
Place:   Juniper Golf Course - The View Restaurant

Dinner: Meat Lasagna Buffet served with House Made Minestrone Soup, Caesar Salad and Hot Rolls. Brownie Dessert.

Gluten-free meal available on request with RSVP.

Please RSVP to the ANYVITE invitation
by Wednesday October 15th

If you have any questions, please email Vicky Thomas at


Note: this is a members only event.

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Indoor Golf League

Central Oregon Indoor Golf



Dan McCleery and fellow EWGA member, Pat Paris, will be starting league nights at Central Oregon Indoor Golf on November 24.

        Monday 5:30 PM

        Email  Diane Kirpach
        or Dan McCleery

        or Pat Paris.

They offer us their two video ranges on Monday nights at 5:30 for non-competitive play and have competitive leagues most other nights of the week. Check out their website There are a large variety of courses to play and you get feedback from the machines including the distance, speed, angle of your shot. This is a great environment for beginners so check it out!


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 - October 2014

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  • WEEK 4

    QUESTION 1:  A complimentary membership
    comes with each EWGA Golf Course Network.
    Name a Golf Course Network near you, and
    their EWGA discount.

     2: When is the 2014 EWGA
    Member Meeting?

    Stumped? If you need a lifeline (you get 2 for the month)

  • WEEK 4

    QUEST 3:   Did you know that every year, EWGA
    offers a new member shirt? What sizes does it
    come in and what colors are available?

    QUEST 4: On the Member Clubhouse, there is a
    tab for Handicap. Give one of the reasons listed
    why you need a handicap.

    : Did you activate your free
    Regus Preferred Businessworld
    (hint: golf and business travel)

    Submit your answers here

    Stumped? If you need a lifeline (you get 2 for the month)

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President's Message

Please join me in welcoming the new Central
Oregon Chapter 2014-2015 Board members
effective November 1, 2014

Director of Member Services - Lorri Evers
Director of Member Recruitment - Michele Bahr
Director of Events & Activities - Mary Wallis
Director of Finance & Records - Alyce Dawes
Director of Golf Programs & Services - Candy Wood
Director of Communications - Diane Kirpach
Director of Marketing - Wink Jackson

Chapter Organizational Chart


Vicky Thomas




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.