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About Cleveland EWGA

Founded in 1992, EWGA Cleveland has approximately 130 members golfing at an assortment of courses throughout NE Ohio.  In addition to weekly evening nine hole golf leagues, EWGA Cleveland hosts tournaments and events, provides networking opportunities, education and volunteer opportunities and access to National EWGA benefits, such as the annual Chapter Championship and the Champions Cup Tournament.

Letter from the President

Dear EWGA Members;

This year we will be celebrating 25 years for the Cleveland Chapter of EWGA, which was established in 1992.  Please join us all season as we celebrate with special events and activities.

After a pretty mild winter so far, the calendar says less than 4 weeks to the official start of Spring.  For a second year we will be holding a Swing into Spring event at Bunker Hill in March and we encourage you to bring a friend and tune up your swing.  Look for all the details in an email blast that will be sent shortly and posted on the website.

The EWGA board is busy developing an amazing schedule of events for the golf season.   Our continued goal is to expand our membership and build an even stronger EWGA organization.  Some of the exciting events planned for 2017 include the season Kick-off event on April 19th with league play starting the week of April 24th.    The complete schedule of events is on the website, so start marking your calendar with all the dates.  Help us celebrate the 25 year anniversary all year long!

I look forward to seeing everyone at Kick-off!

Debbie McCreery

Cleveland EWGA President

Meet the 2017 Board

Congratulations to the 2017 Board!

President:  Debbie McCreery
Member Services:  Monica Wilson

Events:  Susan Curtis
Finance & Records Director: Wendy Shick
Member Recruitment:Liz Walton
Marketing:  Sharon Sammon

Want to get involved?  Make new friends?  Have a say in what the Cleveland Chapter is doing?  VOLUNTEER!  Members are welcome and needed to help for the 2017 year.  Contact Debbie McCreery via email or call her at 216-509-9922.

Have a story or photo to share on web site, Facebook or Linkedin? Contact Carolyn Caplan via email.

CLEVELAND EWGA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2017 Events

February 7 - Pre-season warm ups/golf simulator at Golf Dome
March 15 - Pre-season warm ups/golf simulator at Bunker Hill GC
April 19 - Season "Silver Anniversary" Kick Off at Sleepy Hollow GC
April 24 - League Play starts
May 20 - Nine & Wine at Powderhorn GC
May 25 - Wine & Cheese Reception at Girl's Got Swing
June 3 & 4 - Travel League Chautauqua trip with Rochester NY chapter
June 10 - Member/Guest at Pine Hills GC
June 17 - "Play for Pink" event at Mallard Creek GC
July 14 & August 5 - Mentoring Program with First Tee
July 15 - All Ohio at Deer Ridge GC, Bellville, Oh
July 29 - Chapter Championship at Mallard Creek GC
August 12 - Course Challenge at Valleaire GC
September 9 - Year End at Pleasant Hills GC

From Nationals –
August 26 - Upper Mideast Semi-Final (Championship) - Nobleton Lakes GC, Schomberg, ON Canada
Sept. 16 & 17 - Great Lakes Qualifier (Match Play)Seven Springs GC, Seven Springs, PA /Hidden Valley GC, Hidden Valley, PA
Oct. 27 & 28 - EWGA Cup Finals (Match Play) LPGA International, Daytona Beach FL
Oct. 6 & 7 - EWGA Championship FinalsHot Springs Village, Arkansas
For details regarding EWGA National Events, click here.

Please add ewgcleveland@gmail.com to your email address books to receive registration info for all events!

Want a printable calendar of events?  Click on the calendar icon below.

CLEVELAND EWGA 2017 EVENTS

MEMBER/GUEST

28 players participated at Member/Guest on June 10 at Pine Hills in Hinckley, Ohio which proved to be a great, (yet challenging at times) course.

The game format was a 2 person scramble team.  Winners were teams: Clare Labaj/ Allison Marrow - 1st place (net 60).  Four teams were tied with a net 63 .... after the tiebreakers  Terry Baxter / Aly Ales came in 2nd place. Debbie Warman / Elaine Mustuk - 3rd place.  

CHAUTAUQUA WEEKEND

6 Cleveland EWGA members joined members of the Rochester and Syracuse Chapters to play Peak 'n Peak on Friday, June 2.  On Saturday a total of 9 from Cleveland  played Chautauqua, NY with the other chapters followed by a great dinner with old and new friends.  There were fun times including 8 women in one cabin with 1 bathroom and the water heater failed - but what happens in Chautauqua stays in Chautauqua!  Sunday got rained out in NY but 8 of the remaining Cleveland gals stopped and played 18 at Madison CC.  It was a fun weekend of golf and good friends.


GIRLS GOT SWING

Many thanks to Girls Got Swing in Rocky River for hosting a 25th Anniversary themed wine, cheese and shopping event on May 20.  Raffle winners were Susan Curtis's mom, Leigh Murray and Marilyn Clark!




NINE (+9) AND WINE

Great afternoon of golf at Powderhorn Golf Course in Madison, Ohio on May 20. The course was challenging, and ten fantastic ladies had a wonderful afternoon of golf,  food and wine!  It started out a bit chilly but warmed up (layers were removed during the round!) and it was a beautiful day.   The Grand River Winery in Madison was a perfect after golf spot to relax and discuss the round and the food and atmosphere was great!  Chapter members Lisa Bizjak, Leigh Murray, Cindy Darwal, Terry Baxter, Gwen Virag, Debbie Kandel, Nancy Oat, Kate Vesdos, Donna Schreiber and Susan Curtis enjoyed the day.

 

KICK-OFF

Kick-Off for the 2017 season and 25th Anniversary year for EWGA Cleveland was held at Sleepy Hollow GC on April 19.  Despite the weather which prevented warm ups on the driving range, the lively group of about 30 members learned about the upcoming season, golf leagues, events. a contest celebrating 25 years and what to look for when purchasing golf clubs presented by John Fiander, Sleepy Hollow Golf Pro.  A pasta buffet and great raffle prizes added to the fun.  Remember to add #EWGACleveland to your posts on social media and help spread the word about our great chapter.

BUNKER HILL PRE-SEASON WARM UPS

March 17, members had a great opportunity to swing the clubs after a snowy few days!  It was food, fun, friends and golf!


 GOLF DOME PRE-SEASON WARM UPS

The 2017 EWGA Cleveland season began with warm-ups at the Golf Dome in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.


Member News

Volunteer Opportunities with First Tee

The mission of The First Tee of Cleveland is "to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character; instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf."

First Tee of Cleveland is offering 3 opportunities for EWGA members to connect with girls of the First Tee program.  Three mentoring opportunities are available to play golf with girls in the First Tee program and give them a great experience to play with successful, confident women!  Dates available:

Friday, June 16 - 9 am to Noon
Friday, July 14 - 9 am to Noon
Saturday, August 5 - 9 am to 11 am 

Where:  Washington Golf Course and The First Tee of Cleveland
3841 Washington Park Blvd. Newburgh Heights, OH 44105
Washington Golf Course: 216.641.1864
For details or to volunteer contact Deb McCreery - dlmccreery@aol.com 

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Upcoming Events

Chapter Championship 2017

WHAT IS THE EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP?
 
The EWGA Championship is the largest women's amateur golf competition in the world!  Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete so give the Championship a try and put your game to the test!

There are two competitive formats:  Individual Stroke Play and Inter-Chapter Scramble competitions.  The first level of competition is an 18-hole local qualifying round held at each Chapter location.  Winners (1st low net and gross in each flight for stroke play) and top TWO scramble teams, can advance to the Semi-Final Championship, an 18-hole round which will be held at in Nobleton, Ontario on August 26.  Those winners can advance to the Championship Finals held Oct. 6 & 7 at Hot Springs Village, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Additional information about the EWGA Championship can be found at ewga.com.

Click here for details and requirements for stroke play participation and here for scramble team participation.  A USGA handicap is required, at least 2 -18 hole rounds must be posted prior to handicap cutoff which is 7/1/17. 
 
The 2017 EWGA Championship Cleveland, Ohio - 1st Stage Qualifier

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time:  Tee times begin at 11:14 am - registration begins an hour prior 
Where: Mallard Creek Golf Club (1st & 2nd nines, 'Woods' course), 34500 Royalton Road., Columbia Station
Cost: EWGA Championship Entry Fee: $50.00 + Chapter Tournament Fee: $75.00        
TOTAL PLAYER FEE: $125.00
Includes:  EWGA entry fee covers costs associated with running a National, multi-level Championship event. Chapter Tournament fees include 18 holes w/cart, lunch (available before round or at turn, golfer's choice), dinner after round, range balls and awards.

NOTE - TWO SCRAMBLE TEAMS FROM EACH LOCAL CHAPTER WILL ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS THIS YEAR!

HOW TO REGISTER:  Total player fee will be paid through the national EWGA website.

Visit EWGA.com

  • Click on MEMBER LOGIN and enter your email address & password. 
  • Click on EVENT REGISTRATION on the menu.
  • Find the 2017 EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY and click on the REGISTRATION ICON to the right

Registration Deadline: July 12, 2017 at close of business - 5:00 P.M. EDT    

Questions?  Contact Susan Curtis at sdcurtis02@aol.com or (570) 814-1135

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities with First Tee

The mission of The First Tee of Cleveland is "to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character; instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf."

First Tee of Cleveland is offering 3 opportunities for EWGA members to connect with girls of the First Tee program.  Three mentoring opportunities are available to play golf with girls in the First Tee program and give them a great experience to play with successful, confident women!  Dates available:

Friday, July 14th - 9 am to Noon
Saturday, August 5 - 9 am to 11 am 

Where:  Washington Golf Course and The First Tee of Cleveland
3841 Washington Park Blvd. Newburgh Heights, OH 44105
Washington Golf Course: 216.641.1864
For details or to volunteer contact Deb McCreery - dlmccreery@aol.com 

WEEKLY LEAGUE PLAY

Berkshire Hills · Wednesdays – tee times start at 5:30pm
Briarwood · Mondays –  start at 5:28pm - 5:52pm
Grantwood · Wednesdays –  start at 5:10pm
Pine Ridge · Tuesdays – start at 5:02pm
Sleepy Hollow · Tuesdays - start at 5:33pm - 4 tee times
Sweetbriar · Mondays – start at 4:48pm

For additional information including "Games of the Week"  and Course Director's contact information, click on the Leagues Tab.

WEEKEND TRAVEL LEAGUE

APPROXIMATELY EVERY 4 WEEKS STARTING IN MAY, tee times will be reserved at a different courses.  Two courses will be played with members of other EWGA chapters and are open to all members.

Approximately two weeks before the scheduled round of golf, an email will go out to all league players informing them of the date and time of the next golf outing.

GREENS fees are not paid up front.  All players are responsible for their own green fees and cart fees each week.

To register for this league, please email Andy Shimek or Lisa Bizjak.  You can also sign up at the Kick-Off on April 19.  Deadline is April 23.

2017 EWGA CLEVELAND TRAVEL LEAGUE SCHEDULE

May 6 - Fowlers Mills, Chesterland
June 2-4 - Chautauqua (Peek-n-Peak on Friday 6/2, optional)
July 15 - All Ohio, Deer Ridge, Bellville, Oh
August 5 - The Quarry, Canton
September 2 - Fox Creek, Lorain
October - TBD, based on interest

25TH ANNIVERSARY BALL MARKER DESIGN CONTEST

We are celebrating EWGA Cleveland's 25th Anniversary this year.  Channel your creative inner self and design a ball marker that celebrates Cleveland, golf and showcases Cleveland EWGA.

One design per person, please.  Download the template here and send by hard copy to EWGA Cleveland, 2981 Gatsby Lane, Willoughby, Oh 44092 or scan (hi res) and email to Deb McCreery at dlmccreery@aol.com.

Deadline: JULY 15.

The winning design will be produced and be part of a giveaway at Year End AND the creator of the winning design will receive free registration to the Year End Event.

Champions Cup 2017

EWGA Cup Qualifier

Sept. 16 & 17 - Great Lakes Qualifier (Match Play) – Seven Springs GC, Seven Springs, PA /Hidden Valley GC, Hidden Valley, PA


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