Welcome New Members:
Mary Ann Phillips
Spring is finally here! Leagues are open and event registration has begun. Please take a few minutes to take a look at the web site
and remember to check in often for news and changes to the 2015 schedule.
I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend!
VIM SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA
From May 1 to 3, our Chapter Members have access to the amazing Very Important Member (VIM) online shopping opportunity. We can purchase golf products and apparel for only 10% above wholesale! This means a tremendous savings (approx. 30-60% off) from Cutter & Buck, Bionic Gloves, Clarissa Tumblers, Sundog Eyewear, TourMARK Grips, Golfstream Shoes, Volvik, and SkyCaddie.
To take advantage of this opportunity:
- Go to http://www.myewga.com/vim
- Login using your regular EWGA login.
- If this is your first time accessing the EWGA Member Clubhouse sign in using the email address you have on file with the EWGA.
- Enter the default password, "Password1" (case-sensitive). From there you will be able to set up your personalized password as well as access to the VIM.
Remember this is for members only, so if you haven't joined or renewed yet, do it now! We also suggest that you set up and test your login before the extravaganza begins. If you have login issues, call Noel Pena, 800-407-1477 x30 or email email@example.com.
We only have access to these incredible deals for 72 hours. Mark your calendars, set reminders and keep your credit cards handy - the shop will be open starting May 1.
GOLF GALAXY LADIES NIGHT
Our national sponsor is having a ladies night on Sunday, April 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is an in-store event only so click here to find the location nearest you. There will be discounts on clothes, equipment, demos, and giveaways. Give the sponsor some support and get a change to update your wardrobe and equipment before the season kicks into full throttle.
Are you keeping a handicap? Do you wait weeks to enter your scores? There is now an app for your phone to enter your scores. For those using the GN21 system the app name is EWGA, and those on GHIN called GHIN mobile. Now that it is easier to enter your scores, give it a try, then you can enter the "Biggest Loser" contest. Entering your scores will be easier than ever, give it a try.
Spring is finally here, leagues are open! This year we added a new league in the Boston area at President's in Quincy. We have two leagues in New Hampshire: Amherst and Campbell's Scottish Highlands. Click here for the entire list.
Not sure you can commit to play every week? Consider being an alternate!
If you have problems registering, please reach out to Thalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Member Event - Saturday, May 2
Our annual New Member Event will be held at the Tewksbury Country Club with a complimentary luncheon to follow. The event gives you the opportunity to meet other members and to get to know the Board members. Click here to register (only a few spots left!). We hope to see you there!
We have lots of events scheduled for this session. Some highlights over the next few weeks:
- Atlantic Country Club: May 3
- Campbell's Scottish Highlands: May 9
- Newport National: May 16
- Four Oaks: May 17
- Shaker Hills: May 23
- Wentworth Hills Country Club: May 30
- Sandwich Hollows: Clinic, Lunch, and golf: May 31
- Maine Weekend: June 6-7: 2 rounds of golf, dinner, overnight accommodations.
We are women with a passion for golf who come together for fitness, fun, friendship, and professional networking. We offer programs and events where you can meet and connect with engaging women of all ages, with all levels of golf experience, from a broad spectrum of career paths.
In keeping with the spirit of the mission of the EWGA, the Boston Chapter would like to initiate the following weekend events pairing instructions.
Pairing requests: When registering for this event, please indicate your ONE playing partner in the "Notes to Tournament Director" section of the registration. Please make sure that your playing partner will be registering for this event so that we can accommodate all requests. Please take this opportunity to get to know others in the chapter, especially our new members. This will also make setting up the pairings and tee times less complex for the event coordinator.
Starts on May 1
Enjoy squaring off in a friendly head-to-head competition with fellow Chapter members?
Want to strengthen your mental toughness and lower your handicap?
What is Match Play?
In match play, each hole is a separate competition. Simple - win a hole, that's one for you; lose a hole, that's one for your opponent, ties called halves score a half-point for each player. In this format (unlike traditional match play in which the contest is complete when one side cannot "catch up"), you will continue to play all eighteen holes, since every point counts.
SENIOR PGA EVENT
COMING TO BOSTON
This year's Senior Players Championship will be held at Belmont Country Club in Belmont, MA, June 9-14. Volunteers are needed before the tournament and for the entire tournament week starting on Monday, June 8. Volunteer Parking will be at Bentley in Waltham. Cost: $75 for the uniform package, badge (good all week, not just when you're working), a weekly pass for guest of your choice, lunch during your shifts, and admission to the volunteer party.
To sign up, register here. Deadline: As Soon As Possible! (to make sure you get notified about required training in April or May).
There are volunteer opportunities for both on and off the course. For a list of committees, click here. You must be able to commit to 3 shifts. Shifts are 4-6 hours long. You may do more shifts and may sign up for two different committees and split time between them. You can also do more than one shift a day.
At this time, Chapter members have signed up for: Media, Patriot's Outpost Hospitality (our chapter charity, Golf for All will be located here). On-course marshals are needed for Tuesday-Sunday, including the ProAM. EWGA Boston does not yet have enough people to be assigned a dedicated hole.
Did you miss Kickoff or did you attend and want to take another look at our vendors? Please check them out! We have a new tab on our web site, just click on the 2015 vendor tab, then click on the Name or Logo and it will bring you to their web site.
- Monsta Golf is offering $5 off a dozen balls. Coupon code: EWGA.
- Thirty One is offering 10% off order. Just find the EWGA event on web site.
- GolfTEC has offered a free swing analysis night (event is full).
- KartMates Special Rebate until May 30, 2015. Use "Special Rebate" link, use code EWGAB. $20 MC gift card sent with purchase of KartMate; $10 MC gift card sent with purchase of CarryMate.
- Mulligan Gear has offered 10% discount through April 2016. Discount code: ewga visit.
Special thanks to the many golf courses that contributed to our Kickoff! The next time you visit these courses PLEASE say hello and tell them how much you and the EWGA Boston Chapter appreciate their continued support!
- Atkinson Resort and Country Club
- The Back Nine Club
- Brook Meadow Country Club
- Butter Brook Golf Club
- Campbell's Scottish Highlands
- Cranwell Resort and Spa
- Easton Country Club
- Four Oaks Country Club
- Granite Links Country Club
- Hillview Country Club
- Juniper Hill Golf Course
- Newton Commonwealth Golf Club
- Overlook Golf Club
- Pine Hills Golf Club
- Pine Oaks Golf Club
- Red Tail Golf Club
- Robert T. Lynch Municipal
- Sagamore Spring Golf Club
- Shattuck Golf Club
- Shining Rock Golf Club
- Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course
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NEW GOLFER'S FAQ - PART 1 OF 2
You are a "new" golfer -- looking for a guide to playing the game? Or have you been playing golf forever but still feel like a "new" golfer at times? The Den Caddie has some tips to help!
Question: Golf seems so serious, do I have to be serious?
Answer: It is okay to play golf for FUN!
Here are some tips for new golfers from the PGA and Get Ready Golf:
1. It's okay to not keep score.
2. It's okay to play from the shortest tees or start at the 150-yard marker.
3. It's okay to give yourself a better lie by rolling the ball around a little. It's okay to tee the ball up anywhere when you are first learning.
4. It's okay to only count swings when you make contact with the ball.
18. It's okay to PLAY GOLF JUST FOR FUN!
CONNECT. LEARN. PLAY. BELONG.