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Welcome to the Birmingham, Alabama Chapter

Started in 1994, the Birmingham Chapter of the EWGA was named a “Chapter of Distinction” by EWGA in 2013.  We invite all women throughout the community to join in our celebration.  Come and discover what golf can bring to your life and the wealth of opportunities that EWGA membership provides.  We are building more than great connections.  Whether you are an experienced golfer or are interested in learning and have never played – this is your opportunity to get involved, meet more women and have more fun.  Come and meet women that have the potential to change the course of your life.  We offer an abundance of affordable, organized  golf opportunities, networking and social events that fit the needs and schedule of today’s women.  For more information about the EWGA and its membership, visit www.ewga.com.

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Announcements

Cherokee Ridge Travel/Overnight Outing

We now have half the rooms filled for the Cherokee Ridge Lake House.... more

Golf outing at Horse Creek

August 8 - tee times begin at 9 a.m. Sign up by August 5. more

Match Play Madness - Round 5

July's Round-4 was Red Hot -- and we're not just talking about the weather! more

Nine and Dine at Ross Bridge

•Tee times 5:00-5:20 p.m.
•$49 plus tax for 9 holes.
•Optional add-on... more

Welcome New Members!



We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members. We are so pleased to have you in the Birmingham Chapter!
                 
                                
  • Alice Lowry
  • Bethany Seidel
  • Pat Sheeler
  • Faye Fulmer
  • Barbara Mosley
  • Cindy Rayburn
  • Jan Sweatman
  • Angie Palmer (Kiva Dunes) *
  • Lindsay Hart (Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club)*
  • Kim Jones
  • Trey Childs (Craft Farms Golf Resort) *
  • David Sikes (Cherokee Ridge Country Club) *
  • Laura Lombard
  • Laura Johnson
  • Ashlee Lowry (Rock Creek Golf Club) *
  • Doug Wert (Cider Ridge Golf Club) *

*EWGA Golf Club Network Membership

Need to Renew an Expired Membership?

  • Members have 2 months to renew online before they are considered lapsed and are locked out of the database for renewal purposes.  After 2 months, they will need to complete a renewal form and return it by fax or mail so that they can be reactivated in the database.

  • However, within that 2 month window, if members are even one day past their renewal date they will not be able to sign into the Members Only area (myewga.com) – which includes the Member Clubhouse and the GN21 Handicap system.

  • To renew, these members must go to the main EWGA website at www.ewga.com and sign in (upper right corner) using their email and password.

  • That takes them to the page with the “Membership Renewal” button on the left.

  • Of course, if anyone has issues, contact EWGA HQ on the toll free number at 800-407-1477 x10 so we can take their renewal by phone.

Handicap Information

Click here to access our handicap information page.  You can access the link to post a score from the information page or you can click here to go directly to the EWGA member portal. 

Golf Club Network

As a member of EWGA you are entitled to discounts at golf courses that are a member of the EWGA Golf Network. Current courses in Alabama are listed below:

Click here for information and discounts at each course. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Horse Creek Outing

    Aug 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)
    Dora, AL, United States
  2. Cherokee Ridge Travel/Overnight Outing

    Aug 22 - 23
    Union Grove, AL, United States
  3. Guest Day Greystone Founders

    Aug 28, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (CT)
    United States
  4. Ross Bridge Nine and Dine

    Sep 10, 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM (CT)
    Hoover, AL, United States
  5. EWGA Cup Southern Qualifier

    Sep 19 - 20
    Naples, FL, United States
  6. Women's State Four-Ball Championship

    Sep 24 - 25
    Point Clear, AL, United States
  7. Atlanta Challenge

    Oct 10 - 11
    Alexander City, AL, United States
  8. Lady Legacy Golf Tournament

    Oct 12
    Calera, AL, United States
  9. Ross Bridge Nine and Dine

    Oct 15, 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM (CT)
    Hoover, AL, United States
  10. Calera Goes Pink

    Oct 25, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
    Calera, AL, United States

Golf Poem

In My Hand I Hold A Ball,

White And Dimpled ... Rather Small.

Oh, How Bland It Does Appear,

This Harmless Looking Little Sphere.

By Its Size I Could Not Guess

The Awesome Strength It Does  Possess.

But Since I Fell Beneath Its Spell,

I 've Wandered Through The Fires Of Hell.

My Life Has Not Been Quite The Same

Since I Chose To Play This Stupid Game.

It Rules My Mind For Hours On End;

A Fortune It Has Made Me Spend.

It Has Made Me Curse And Made Me Cry,

And Hate Myself And Want To Die.

It Promises Me A Thing Called Par,

If I Hit It Straight And Far.

To Master Such A Tiny Ball,

Should Not Be Very Hard At All.

But My Desires The Ball Refuses,

And Does Exactly As It Chooses.

It Hooks And Slices, Dribbles And Dies,

And Disappears Before My Eyes.

Often It Will Have A Whim,

To Hit A Tree Or Take A Swim.

With Miles Of Grass On Which To Land,

It Finds A Tiny Patch Of Sand.

Then Has Me Offering Up My Soul,

If Only It Would Find The Hole.

It's Made Me Whimper Like A Pup,

And Swear That I Will Give It Up.

And Take To Drink To Ease My Sorrow,

But The Ball Knows ... I'll Be Back Tomorrow.  

Stand proud, noble swingers of clubs and losers of balls!  

Recent studies found average golfers walk 900 miles a year.

Another study found golfers drink 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

This means, on average, golfers get 41 miles to the  gallon!

Kind of makes you proud.  Almost makes you feel like a  hybrid!

10 Things to Know before Your First Round

You’ve been practicing and preparing, and it’s finally time to go out for your first real round of golf. Whether it’s a work outing or a casual nine-hole joint with some of your best girlfriends in the world, this can still be a nerve-wracking concept. No need to worry; just keep these 10 things in mind and you’ll be fine.  

By Stina Sternberg, Golf Digest 

1. Nobody cares how well you play, as long as you do it fast. You can whiff every other shot and still get invited back, over and over. Just make sure you move quickly between shots and pick up your ball if you’re falling too far behind.

2. The golf course is not a driving range. Even if you’re stinking it up big time, save your game analysis and repetitive practice swings for after the round.

3. Have fun, but keep the chit-chat to a minimum. Talking too much with your playing companions between swings will slow you down and take your focus off the game.

4. Focus on your playing partners as much as on yourself. If somebody else is swinging or putting, you need to stop what you’re doing, stand still and be quiet. Then proceed.

5. Bring lots of inexpensive golf balls. You’ll lose plenty in the beginning, and the worst thing you can do is waste everybody’s time by searching for them for too long.

6. Knowing the rules of the game is not as important as knowing the etiquette. No one will care if, as a beginner, you tee of an inch in front of the markers or ground your club in the bunker. But they will care if you don’t rake that bunker after you’re done.

7. Keeping score is completely unnecessary. Until you have a few rounds under your belt, it’s more likely to add a lot of stress to your round.

8. You don’t have to accept unsolicited swing advice from friends and/or strangers. Every Tom, Dick and Harry will want to “help” you hit the ball better. Politely decline and tell them you’re working on your swing off the course. Or your game will suffer.

9. Driving a golf cart is harder than you think. If you must ride, let somebody else take the wheel for your first few rounds, or you’re bound to drive it in places you’re not allowed to and blow past tees without letting people off.

10. Nobody cares how well you play, as long as you do it fast. (It’s worth repeating.) 

Click here for more tips from Stina at GolfDigest.com.

 

Member Privacy Vs. Required Contact information

  • More and more EWGA members are concerned about having their personal contact information appear online.  EWGA respects that, and has a couple of options to have control of what appears.

  • The option of marking your record in the EWGA database as “Do Not Publish Online” is available; however, it has negative consequences.  If this is done to a member record, then the member is blocked from being able to login to the EWGA Member Clubhouse and the Handicap Service.  We do not recommend this option.

  • Some members go online and delete their mailing address, phone and email so that it won’t appear online.  We definitely do not recommend this option as then there is no way to communicate with them at all.  This impacts our Chapter too, as the contact information won’t appear on the roster we receive each week.

  • The best option is for members to login to the Member Clubhouse (www.myewga.com) and update the “Privacy Settings” under the “My Profile” tab.  You can choose specifically which information you want to show online, and to whom (Including nobody).

  • To ensure that you continue to receive our Chapter communications, we also recommend that you do not "opt out" on the newsletters and other email blasts that we send using our email client.  Once you do this, we cannot add you back in and you will not receive all of our email communications and thus will not be fully informed of what is going on in our chapter.