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

Clinics & Education

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

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

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

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

Social and Networking

  1. Pro Golf Social Event

    Apr 28, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States

Golf Activities - 9-Hole League

  1. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 5, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  2. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 5, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  3. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 12, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  4. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  5. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 19, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  6. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  7. The Greens - Evening League - 3:00 PM

    May 26, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  8. The Greens - Evening League - 6:00 PM

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  9. Old Back Nine - Morning League - 10:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jun 30, 3:04 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)
    Bend, OR, United States
  23. 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. Smith Rock - New Member Orientation/Scramble Par Three - Weekend Event

    Apr 18, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  2. Meadow Lakes - Weekend Event

    May 9, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    Prineville, OR, United States
  3. Eagle Crest - Challenge Course - Weekend Event

    May 23, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT)
    Redmond, OR, United States
  4. Wild Horse Pendleton - Weekend Event

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

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

Events & Activities

Discovering Women Golfers in March

The EWGA Central Oregon ladies were out in large numbers at Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. on March 3rd to mix, mingle, and meet new golfing friends. One of the great benefits of our chapter is the friendship, laughter and fun we have both on and off the golf course. It was a great turn out, and several members were rewarded with Tee Prize Bags filled with wine and golf balls for bringing prospective new members.

A HEARTY WELCOME goes out to all the NEW MEMBERS who joined our chapter. We look forward to playing with you throughout the year! And, a special “shout out and thanks” to our sponsor, Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. for providing the large space for us to gather, eat, drink and Discover Women Golfers!





Submitted by Mary Wallis, Events Director

 

 

Saturday Golf at Crooked River Ranch

 

Did You Know?

April

Did you know…… that the PGA website is full of interesting information: golf rules, tests, drills, handicap information?  Go to www.pga.com,  and check it out.

Did you know….. that the EWGA website has power point presentations on handicaps, rules, and many helpful hints,….?. Go to www.ewga.org.  Sign in and see all the resources available to you. 

Did you know….. that the Central Oregon EWGA has a website and a Facebook page?  Go to www.ewgaco.com 

Did you know….. that our very own Central Oregon EWGA is having a rules seminar on April 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond?

Did you know….. that our very own Central Oregon EWGA is having a handicap seminar on April 16 at 6:00 ish at Juniper Golf Club in Redmond and follows the rules seminar?  Attend one or both.

Did you know….. that getting a handicap is easy?  Just follow the rules and keep score.  The rest of the computation will be explained at the seminar, or contact our own Handicap Chair Delores Pliska or most staff at the golf course where you play.  There are many other  members who have handicaps and who can help you with acquiring your own handicap.

Did you know….. that every member of Central Oregon EWGA is a resource for you to have a better game of golf?

Did you know….. that balls travel significantly longer on hotter days?  Come on Spring! 

Did you know….. that there are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball?

Did you know….. that according to NGF statistics cited by Koppenhaver, a total of 3.7 million people took up golf in 2013, however, 4.1 million golfers left the game, for a net loss of 400,000 players. A net gain of almost 260,000 women golfers was offset and more by a net loss of nearly 650,000 men. 

However, did you know….. that in 2013 only 19%  of golfers were women?  That’s down from 22.8% in 2008.  The PGA takes that as a challenge and has appointed an executive to help make growth in the number of female golfers.   Her name is Sandy Cross, and she is a woman on a mission. Help Sandy out and bring your friends golfing with you, and have an EWGA membership form handy for them. 

Did you know….. that 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18?    It’s for the fun and the camaraderie that many of us play golf, but having a handicap helps us to see that we are getting better at the game, and prepares us for other challenge opportunities.  

This year get a handicap just for the fun of it.

 

 

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 - April 2015

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President's Message

     Let's dust off our clubs and say hello to our 2015 golf season! I don't know about you but I am ready to enjoy warmer days and play some golf with all of you.

     Your Board and Committee members have been working very hard the past three months coordinating and organizing this years events on and off the golf course. There will be weekly 9 hole golf for both morning and afternoons at a variety of area courses. Bi monthly 9 or 18 hole weekend golf . Monthly clinics and social events. Also our annual Chapter Championship in July for those of you that enjoy competitive play. Last but not least we will be hosting the EWGA Pacific NW Semi Finals at Proghorn August 29! All these wonderful options for you because no matter what your skill level - YOU MATTER

     One of the best benefits of being a EWGA member are the organized events. All you have to do is (1) go to www.ewgaco.com (2) click on the event you wish to attend and (3) click the big blue RSVP button.

     Check out some of the events on the calendar for the next two months.

     April is "Teeing Up For Success" month. In addition to the Kick Off we have a fun and informative basic rules and handicap seminar scheduled. For those of you who haven't played all winter come welcome our new members and play in the "New Member Orientation Scramble Par 3" event at Smith Rock.

     May is "Nine & Unwind" month. The start of our Tuesday evening (non competitive) golf league at Lost Tracks with unwinding afterwards. The first series of clinics also begin in May.

     I would like to encourage all of you to make it a priority to participate in at least 4 events a month - that's just 1 a week. You want to play on the weekends but aren't up to 18 holes? No problem you can play 9 and still receive a discounted rate.

     Ladies we are all about having fun and playing golf together - with an emphasis on FUN!

A Woman's Place Is
On the Golf Course

           

 Vicky Thomas

Membership News

  A Feeling of Confidence- FREE- With Every Membership!


  EWGA is a golf community for women. If you are looking to connect with other women golfers for a casual and fun 9 holes, wanting to get involved in some competitive events to challenge yourself, or to build your business and networking opportunities through golf outings, our goal is for you to be a respected and confident golfer.

  We offer a structured framework of support for ALL of your golfing goals and aspirations. Our Central Oregon Chapter recognizes, and embraces, all levels of play, with partnerships at golf courses in our area that meet beginner, intermediate, and advanced golfer skills. We provide clinics and lessons to address every aspect of game play from etiquette and rules, to how to grip the club and the use of each club in your bag.

  Welcome to three new members of EWGA Central Oregon. Shari Howard joined us in January and you may have had the pleasure of meeting her at our Discover Golf Social at the beginning of March. Also in attendance was Bonnie Campbell and Roberta Stopler, invited by Michele Bahr, who decide to join us shortly after! We are so pleased you decided to become a member and look forward to all of us getting to know one another better.

  Please join us on April 18th for our New Member Orientation and Scramble at Smith Rock Golf Course. There will be golf, games, refreshments, and fun! We are excited to partner with this gem of a Par 3 course that will be a great start for beginners and challenge for more experienced golfers looking to improve their short game. We hope to see you there.

  Our current membership is at 40 members with a 2015 goal of 50. Share your experiences, the fun, the friendships, and the connections you have made through EWGA with potential members and invite them to the April 11th Season Kick Off at Juniper Golf Course. You can sign up/register for both of these events at www.EWGACO.com

  Remember, we are inclusive, not exclusive. Join in on the fun. Spread the word. Bring a friend!


Submitted by Lorri Evers, Member Services Director

Joining and Renewing Online

      Sometimes the online process for joining or renewing may feel confusing. If you encounter any issues, remember that you can submit your renewal either by mail or fax. If you want to add a second Chapter (a dual membership),
           - send an email to
member@myewga.com
           - or call the toll free number at 800-407-1477 x10.

    In November, EWGA Corporate placed an invoice on every member’s record who is due to renew from January through June of 2015. It’s a little confusing because the invoice is dated November 2014, but it is for 2015. When you make your renewal payment, it will move your expiration date forward one full year to 2016.

    Thank you for staying current with your EWGA membership!

 

Submitted by Diane Kirpach, Communications Director

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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

      
 


           

 

 

 

 

             

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




            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 mikepalen@yahoo.com




           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




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/