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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. 

Member Appreciation Party October 16

As the nip of fall is in the air, it's time for us to celebrate our season at our annual Member Appreciation Party. Last year's celebration at Chateau Ste. Michelle was so well-received that we've decided to do it again! We will reflect on a terrific year on Thursday, October 16. Final details are being worked out; keep your eye on your in-box and then sign up and join us!

Great Showing by Seattle Chapter at Pac NW Semi-Finals

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, being held October 10-11 at the Nashville area Hermitage Course.


(L to R): Teresa Miller, Debbie Yee and Carolyn Friedt qualifed to represent Seattle at the EWGA Championship next month

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 - September 2014

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Syndicated Content - Refer A Friend 7
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Weekly Leagues Winding Down, But Still a Few Chances to Play!

EWGA Seattle Chapter League Play is a weekly organized golf (9 holes unless otherwise noted) at different courses throughout the Seattle area; it is fun, non-competitive play. This year we started playing in late April and will be wrapping up the week of September 15 (though Monday leagues may be playing Sept 22 due to Labor Day). Some of the leagues may have spaces for players or subs, so check with the coordinator at the leagues of interest to you. There are two types of leagues from which to choose:

"Session" Leagues
--A member can sign up for any or all of the four five-week sessions of play, registering for the session and paying in advance. Many members prefer this structure because the commitment ensures they get themselves out onto the course…they've signed up so they show up! If you are unable to make one of the five weeks of the session, the league coordinator provides a "sub list" for contact, and your sub pays you for the night you miss.

"Drop-In" Leagues--Also again this year we will offer a few "drop-in leagues". For these leagues, players contact the league coordinator at least two days in advance of play to confirm their spot for that week's round, and then pay at the course when they check in. Members who have unpredictable work schedules may prefer this format.New this year for those who have calendar flexibility, we have added two MORNING Drop-in Leagues. Though these are called "drop-in" leagues, it's important to tell the coordinator that you intend to show up!Each course has its own start time and number of tee times reserved for EWGA players.

Each League also has one or two Coordinators that arrange foursomes, coordinate any changes with the courses and generally make sure you have a good time. Although League Play is only open to EWGA members, guests are welcome to play twice (two nights) before joining EWGA. In addition to golf, most Leagues get together after each night of play for dinner or drinks to socialize and tell tall tales of golf. Please see the 
League FAQ to learn more about our very popular leagues.

For the 2014 season (April-Sept), leagues will be held at the following courses.
For more details on each Session League, please click on the league link below 



Match Play Team Prepares 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, has another stellar team ready to go this year for the 2014 EWGA Cup

The 2013 Emerald City Stix Chix took second place nationally in the EWGA Cup!


Representing Seattle this year will be Captain Helen Lally, Sam Gillett, Diane Ginthner, Mary Herlin, Laurel Kiichli, Susan Lehr, Cherie Litson, and Julie Schmitt.

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 are two stages of this competition, beginning with Cup Qualifiers at various locations across the US. Seattle’s qualifying event is September 13-14 at the Westin Mission Hills Course, Rancho Mirage, California


The top teams from each Cup Qualifier then meet at the EWGA Cup Championship December 7-8 at Troon North Golf Club, in Scottsdale, Arizona. 


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

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Kirkland, WA 98033-6108


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