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Welcome to the EWGA Seattle Chapter website! This site also includes a lot of info from our national EWGA organization. If you get to a page where you no longer see the "Seattle Chapter" tab as a choice across the top of the page, you are on the national site. Don't fret! You should be able to get back to the Seattle Chapter site via your back arrow. Contact if you are not able to find what you're looking for. 

2nd Indoor League Added - North End!

Don't let your golf game get rusty; play in an indoor league.  We've added a second league location at Clubhouse Golf Center at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood.

Using our own clubs and golf balls, we play courses around the world thanks to simulators. Tee time will be 7:00 every Wednesday night starting and we'll play 9 holes.  Plan on getting there around 6:30 so we tee off in time. We will start playing November 5th to December 3rd.


Cost will be dependent on how many people sign up. Normally, the cost is $30/hour on the simulators (we will have 2), however, if we get 4 people signed up each person would pay $15.00. It typically takes about 2 hours to play 9 holes. Food and drinks are available to purchase separately. 


If you are interested in joining the fun or learning more, please email league coordinator Laurie Pearson



Want to Avoid the Rain? Join our Indoor League; Session 1 Starts Nov 4

Dee approaches the green at Southern Hills, OK, course from comfort of Swing Doctors
For those of us who don't like playing in cold and rain, but want to continue to work on our games in the winter, Swing Doctors offers the perfect alternative--indoor golf!!

Using our own clubs and real golf balls, we play the best courses in the world via a simulator that measures the direction and speed of our swing to estimate distance. A screen shows us where our ball is on the "course". Supplemented by snacks and beverages, the stage is always set for a fun nine holes of golf! 

We have teed up a Tuesday evening indoor league at Swing Doctors, on NE 124th St in Kirkland, starting at 5:15 SHARP. We will have two five-week sessions. The fall session will run from Nov 4-Dec 2 , and Session 2 is scheduled from January 6 till February 3. New this year, every participant will also receive a free individual lesson at Swing Doctors, courtesy owner/teacher Joe Brown.

Details and sign-up are attached; players register directly through Swing Doctors. Our 1st session is booked, but subs are still welcome. Questions? Want to be added to the substitute list? Email league coordinator 
Karen Snepp.

Great Showing by Seattle Chapter in EWGA tournament!

The weather at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge was more suitable for ducks than birdies, but the rain failed to quell the enthusiasm of the 59 golfers and 26 volunteers who participated in Saturday's EWGA Pacific NW Semi-Final. Players from six chapters came to town to determine who would qualify for the EWGA Championship, held October 10-11 at the Nashville area Hermitage Course. Three Seattle players qualified, and Carolyn Friedt finished eighth in Flight 3 at the Championships. Congratulations, Carolyn!


(L to R): Teresa Miller, Debbie Yee and Carolyn Friedt represented Seattle at the October finals

Congrats to all the players who earned a spot in the Semis by winning at their chapter championships! Fourteen players-including three from our Seattle Chapter-- qualified to advance to the Finals by finishing 1st low gross or 1st low net in one of the five flights of stroke play or first in the Scramble division.

The following Seattle Chapter members collected "hardware" at the event by finishing in the top three in their flights:

Championship Flight:

Teresa Miller 1st low net--advances to Finals

Gretchen Fudala 2nd low gross

First Flight:--A Seattle net sweep!

Debbie Yee 1st low net--advances to Finals

Helen Lally 2nd low net

Kristi Growdon 3rd low net

Second Flight:

Susan Lehr 3rd low net

Third Flight:

Carolyn Friedt 1st low net--advances to Finals

Fourth Flight:

Laurie Pearson 2nd low gross

Cheryl Allen 3rd low gross

Scramble team of Tung Ho, Caren Althauser, Tammy Curtis and Anne Zvirblis, 3rd place.

Also representing Seattle was Pat Solberg in the 3rd flight.

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the event run smoothly, including Volunteer Coordinator Karen Snepp and TOPS Committee members Jeanne Biggerstaff and Karla Harding.

Welcome to the EWGA Seattle Chapter!

Since 1993, the EWGA Seattle Chapter has promoted the growth of women's golf in the Pacific Northwest.

OUR MISSION: "Connecting women to learn, play and enjoy golf for business and fun"
Are you an avid golfer, looking for organized events at local courses?
Want to play golf, but can't find the people, places or time?
Your company or client wants you to play golf, but you aren't sure about the rules of the game or golf etiquette?
You don't have a handicap, but would like to learn more about what that is and how to get one?
You travel and want a source for woman-friendly courses and or friendly golf companions in other areas?
You want to test or improve your golf skills through friendly competitions?

If any of these apply to you, then check us out!

We may be the group for you --  EWGA - The golf organization for current and aspiring business and professional women.

Our chapter is part of an international EWGA organization. You can join through the EWGA Web site, either online or by downloading an application.  

Peruse our website and learn about our fun activities, and contact our Membership Chair if you have questions about joining the EWGA Seattle Chapter.

We hope to see you on the course soon!

The September Newsletter is Here!

Check out the September newsletter. It contains more information about the following:

  • President's Corner with President Mary Herlin
  • Great Showing for Seattle at Pac NW Semi-Finals
  • Member Appreciation Party Save the Date Oct 16
  • Welcome new members
  • Rules and Etiquette Reminders
  • EWGA Cup Team Prepares for Tournament


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HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - October 2014

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    Quest 2: Name a team that competed in the
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    (Hint: LeAnn is the Director of Player Development)

    Question 4: Who received the Nancy Oliver Founder's
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    BONUS QUEST: Did you sign up for your complimentary
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Emerald City MatchStix Qualify for the 2014 EWGA Cup!

A few years ago, the EWGA began a regional and national match play competition, named the EWGA Cup.  Seattle EWGA has had a team competing each of the past 3 years, finishing SECOND overall last year! Captain Helen Lally, with assistance from 2013 captain Pam Gale, put together another stellar team this year. The Emerald City MatchStix took their talents to steamy Rancho Mirage Sept 13-14 and again qualified for the FINALS of the 2014 EWGA Cup, tying for first and placing second based on a tie-breaker.

L to R: Julie Schmitt, Cherie Litson, Laurel Kiichli, Diane Ginthner, Mary Herlin,
Sam Gillett, Susan Lehr, Helen Lally

Representing Seattle at the qualifier round were Captain Helen Lally, Sam Gillett, Diane Ginthner, Mary Herlin, Laurel Kiichli, Susan Lehr, Cherie Litson, and Julie Schmitt. 2013 captain Pam Gale did a terrific job putting together the team and will join the MatchStix at the finals December 7-8 at Troon North in Scottsdale.

Each team is made up of eight women.  Both the regional and national events are two days: 

Day One:  Four –Ball, a match in which two players from team A each play their own ball against two players from team B playing their own balls.  Who ever has the lowest net score for that hole wins a point for their team.  Points are awarded by hole, the match is won by winning the most points.

Day Two:  Singles match play – one-on-one play, points awarded by winning the hole. 

There is also some very good information about The EWGA Cup and match play competition that can be found at  (Log in, select Member Clubhouse, then select The EWGA Cup)

"Get Golf Ready"--A Great Program for Newer Golfers

Get Golf Ready is a national program designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. EWGA Chapters coordinate with PGA and LPGA Professionals to link EWGA members who are new golfers to a Get Golf Ready clinic in their area. Several Seattle area courses are participating, including Newcastle Golf Club and Foster Links.

Get Golf Ready sessions cover:

The Hole is the Goal - How to get around the club house, social benefits, what to wear, the difference in golf clubs, putting

Getting it Close - Stretching and wellness tips; how to hold the club; chipping and pitching; caring for the course

Swing, Swing, Swing - The full swing; using your irons; learning the lingo

Driving School - Hitting long shots; Tee It Forward; helpful short cuts

Ready, Set...Go Golf - Playing the first few holes; tips for playing in groups; driving the cart; review of the rules

 To find out more and find a class near you, visit Play Golf America's "Get Golf Ready" site.  

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EWGA Seattle Chapter

218 Main Street, #613 

Kirkland, WA 98033-6108


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