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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,

It is the middle of January and the EWGA board is busy putting the finishing touches on an awesome schedule of events for the 2016 golf season. We are about one month ahead of last year in getting the schedule out to all of our members and that could not happen without the help of all of board members.

Our goal again for this year is to expand our membership and build an even stronger EWGA organization.

We would like to kick-off the season early with an evening at the Golf Dome in Chagrin Falls - "Swing into Spring" and dust the rust off your golf swing. Please join us on February 11th from 6 PM – 8 PM. EWGA will be providing snacks and beverages, and the best part it is FREE! Please bring a friend and/or anyone interested in joining EWGA. Details are on the web site and pass the word.

Exciting news from National this year; the Cleveland chapter has been selected to host the District Semi-Final Championship this year, either August 20th or 27th, with the location to be determined yet.  We will be looking for a number of volunteers to help with this event.

We also have a "just for fun" evening planned at the Northfield Rockcino on April 4th. It will be a great way to see all of your golf buddies before the season starts.

Some of the other exciting events planned for 2016 include the season Kick-off event on April 17th with league play starting the week of April 24th. We are bringing back the Spring Training session focusing on your short game, as well as the usual Nine ‘n Wine, Member Guest, Course Challenge and Chapter Championship.

The complete schedule of events is on the website below, so please mark your calendars for all of these great events planned for 2016!  Look  for emails and registration information from (put us in your address book so you will not miss anything).


Meet the 2016 Board

Congratulations to the 2016 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 2015 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.


 2016 Events

February 11 - Membership Recruitment Event – Golf Dome

March 8 - Membership Recruitment Event – Bunker Hill

April 4 - Night at the Northfield Rockcino 

April 17 - Kick-off at Stonebrook Clubhouse,
Middleburg Heights - 1 PM

Week of April 24th - League Play starts

May 21 - Spring Training, StoneWater Golf Club, 
Highland Heights

June 11 -  Wine and 9 – Hilliard Lakes Golf Club, Avon, followed
by Rocky River Brewing Company, Rocky River

June 18 -  Play for Pink, Mallard Creek GC, Columbia Station

June 26 -   Member/Guest, Painesville Country Club, Painesville

July 9 -     All Ohio - "Christmas in July", Deer Ridge Golf Club,
Bellville, OH

July 23 - Chapter Championship – Ellsworth Meadows Golf
Club, Hudson, OH

August 20 - Course Challenge, Glen Eagles Golf Club, Twinsburg

August 27 - Host Chapter for the 2016 EWGA District
Semi-Final Championship, Quail Hollow Country Club,
Painesville, OH

Sept. 10 - Year End - Wicked Woods Golf Club,
Newbury Township

Sept. 17-18 - EWGA Cup (Match Play) Regional Qualifier
      Virtues GC (formerly Longaberger), Nashport, OH

Oct. 14-15 - EWGA Championship (Stroke & Scramble)
    Landsdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA

Oct. 28-29 - EWGA Cup Finals (Match Play)
    Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA

Please add to your email address books to receive registration info for all events!

Member News

Congratulations goes out to Connie Sims of Pine Ridge. She recently had a hole-in-one at Briardale Greens Golf Course in Euclid. She aced the 16th hole, 90 yards with a 9-iron. Because of the hole layout, it wasn’t obvious it was in the hole until the group arrived to the green. No picture to document the feat, but we all believe Connie!

EWGA Cleveland member Debbie Kandel attended the 25th EWGA Celebration/Conference in Williamsburg, Va. in April. Because of a winning bid on an auction to benefit the EWGA Foundation, Deb got the chance of a lifetime - playing nine holes of golf with Nancy Lopez at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club!





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Upcoming Events

Chapter Championship 2016

The 2016 EWGA Championship Cleveland, Ohio – 1st Stage Qualifier

Join us for the 2016 Cleveland Chapter Championship where EWGA members of all skill levels have the opportunity to compete against other members who share the same playing ability. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or new to the game, the EWGA Championship provides a venue to experience competitive golf among friends and in the spirit of fun.

When: July 23

Where: Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club, Hudson, OH

Cost: EWGA Championship Entry Fee:       $50.00*
Chapter Tournament Fee:              $80.00
Total Player Fee:                       $130.00

Total player fee will be paid through the national EWGA website.

Visit, click on MEMBER LOGIN and enter your email address & password.  Click on EVENT REGISTRATION to find the EWGA Championship Entry link.                              

Includes: EWGA entry fee covers costs associated with running a National, multi-level Championship event. Tournament fee includes golf w/cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and awards.

Registration Deadline: July 6, 2016 at close of business – 5:00 P.M. EDT

Click here for stroke play participation info and scramble team participation info.

Questions?  Contact Tom Shamess (440) 666-5625 or email him at or Deb McCreery at


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.


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.  Deadline is April 27.


May 7  Brookledge Golf Course, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 4-5 Chatauqua, New York - Open to all members
July 9 All Ohio - Deer Ridge Golf Club, Bellview, Ohio - Open to all members
Aug. 6 Royal Crest Golf Club in Columbia Station, Ohio
Sept. 3 Rolling Green Golf Club, Huntsburg. Ohio
Oct.  TBD



54 golfers participated in the 'Christmas in July' themed event on July 9th at Deer Ridge from four Ohio chapters (Cleveland, Canton,  Columbus, and Cincinnati) and one Florida chapter (a Columbus native visiting family from the Brevard County/Space Coast chapter).

The event format was a shamble. Teams of three/four with best two net scores on each hole counting towards team total (even par was 144)

Santa and Mrs Claus made a guest appearance to hand out 'gifts' (prizes) to those who had been good (the winners)

The top five teams are listed below:

1st place:  Lisa Bizjak, Leigh Murray, Pam Brockmeyer (Cleveland and Brevard County/Space Coast)-team score 114
2nd place: Terry Baxter, Rosanne Fiorilli, Judy Czarnecki, Abbie Green (Cleveland and Columbus)-team score 118
3rd place: Bonnie Kowalski, Diane Rothers, Carol Pelz, Darlene Shaw (Cleveland and Columbus)-team score 124
4th place: Janet Brunecz, Sue Wilson, Sheryl Lazenby, Lisa McCarthy (Canton and Columbus)-team score 125 (won tie breaker with better score on back nine)
5th place: Elsa Arriola, Julie Coughlin, Lisa Allison, Cindy Warner (Cleveland and Columbus)-team score 125

There were 7 skill shots:
Hole #1: Closest to the pin on Second Shot - Betsy Sherman (Columbus)
Hole #3: Closest to the Pin - Donna Schreiber (Cleveland)
Hole #4: Long Drive - Lisa Kreitzger (Columbus)
Hole #8: Long Putt - Elsa Arriola (Cleveland)
Hole #12: Long Drive - Lisa McCarthy (Columbus)
Hole #14: Long Putt - Pat Hughes (Columbus)
Hole #15: Closest to the Pin on Second Shot - Sheryl Lazenby (Columbus)

A fun day was had by all!

A fun holiday themed trivia quiz (question at each tee box) was won by Lisa Bizjak (Cleveland) and Pam Brockmeyer (Brevard County/Space Coast)


Everyone had a great time and survived the rather warm temperatures playing the challenging but beautiful Painesville CC for Member-Guest.

Below is the listing of the skill shot winners, many of them had multiple names on the stakes...a great competition!  (and special thanks to Debbie McCreery for being brave enough to put her name down for Shortest Drive in Fairway)

Hole #2 - Closest to the pin on second shot - Mary Murphy
Hole #4 - Long Drive - Henry Curtis
Hole #5 - Closest to Pin, par 3 - Deb Brenner (only inches away!)
Hole #7 - Long Putt - Henry Curtis
Hole #10 - Shorted Drive in Fairway - Debbie McCreery
Hole #12 - Long Putt - Liz Feke
Hole #14 - Closest to Pin, par 3 - Karen Metz
Hole #16 - Closest to pin on second shot - Liz Feke
Hole #17 - Long Drive - Susan Curtis

All winners will receive a $10 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.

NINE & WINE 6-11-16

6 EWGA Cleveland members played Hilliard Lakes on Saturday, June 11.  They braved the heat and survived to play another day. 

After golf, the cool air conditioning at Rocky River Brewing Company was greatly appreciated. Cold beverages and a nice variety of appetizers were enjoyed at RRBC. We all stayed for a late lunch as well. An additional member joined the group at RRBC after golf. 


Despite cool weather and occasional showers, the Stonewater Short Game Clinic taught by PGA Master Professional Robert Bourne and two PGA professional assistants on May 21 was fun and informative.

EWGA KICK- OFF 4-17-16

EWGA member and certified physical trainer Christine Forward and Cleveland Cavalier's sports psychologist Jack Lesyk provided great presentations at the EWGA Cleveland Kick-off on preparing yourself both mentally and physically for golf.


Indoor golf for those members itching to get on the course.

GOLF DOME 2-11-16

Good to see EWGA friends for some practice at the first event of 2016!