Volume I | January 2018
From your Greater Philadelphia EWGA Chapter
President's Message...
Happy New Year!

My name is Mary Anne Rooney, newly elected president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the EWGA. I’d like to introduce myself.

I am a retired elementary school teacher with forty-two years of experience. In addition to my classroom responsibilities, I spent twenty-five years writing science curriculum for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

I’ve been a member of EWGA since 2006. Each season I play in our league at Philmont Country Club. I will never be a great golfer but I enjoy getting out each week and testing myself. This is one of the great values of EWGA - you can play at your own level and you will have people to support you and make you feel good about your play. For the past two seasons, I have also taken advantage of the opportunity to post scores in order to create a handicap. This has allowed me to see progress in my golf game and I am finally starting to feel that participating in Chapter Events will not be overwhelming. I hope I see you out there!

We will be putting out a monthly newsletter that keeps you up to date with events that we have planned. We hope to see you getting involved and enjoying the events.

Let us know how we can make EWGA work for you. We look forward to hearing from you.
EWGA Philly Board of Directors
Your newly elected board of directors would like you to know that all are committed to making 2018 a great golf year for all members. We will be meeting in the upcoming week to make plans for 2018 and welcome any and all input, ideas, suggestions, etc. to make your membership valuable. Please feel free to contact any of us with your comments.

League News
Pinecrest League

The Pinecrest Ladies League is currently made up of 25 fun loving women who are always eager to share their love of golf and camaraderie with other similarly minded women. This league is a great way to meet women who play golf and is for ladies of all abilities. We play monday evenings with tee times between 5-6pm. After our rounds we gather in the Pinecrest Grille to swap stories and/or commiserate over good food and drinks. 

The league is tentatively scheduled to run from April 22nd (weather permitting) until August 27 th. There is a Meet and Greet/Rules and Information session tentatively scheduled for April 15th, 6pm at the Pinecrest Grille. 

There may be a small fee to join the league which would be used for prizes and the end of the season celebration but nothing has been set at this date. You do need to be a member of EWGA. Cost to play each week is $28 to ride/$18 to walk. Please note these prices are based on last year's prices. I need to get confirmation from Pinecrest.

Each week there will be a different competition just to keep it interesting with 2 winners each week. If there are any additional questions feel free to contact Sally Simpson at 215-499-7029 or via email at sally.simpson502@gmail.com.

Mark your calendars....spring is coming!
White Manor League

The EWGA Philly White Manor League is located in Malvern close to Rt. 3 and Newtown Square. All women of all playing levels are welcome to join our league to find out how much fun we have every week. If you're not a member, you can play 2 times on this great course before joining EWGA.

We play on Monday evenings with a 6:00pm shotgun start. Earlier start times will be available on some dates that we'll share at the orientation. Range balls and practice facilities are available so come early and warm up. You must be ready by 5:45 in order to receive hole assignments. Weather permitting, we will begin playing on Monday, May 7, 2018 and end by the middle of September with our final awards lunch & play.

The cost to play is $35 payable to White Manor. Each week, in addition to tracking your scores, we offer a different competition with prizes

Our league orientation is tentatively scheduled for April 17 at 5:30pm at White Manor Country Club. All are welcome to join us to find out more and tour the facilities. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Melchiorre or Gail McNeill.

We look forward to another great golf season in our second year at White Manor. Please check the EWGA website for additional info about all leagues.
Upcoming Events
Get Ready for Golf at Sea Oaks Country Club
Whether you're new to golf or just need a refresher, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hone your golf skills with other friendly women from the Philadelphia Metro area.

Join us for a golf weekend ( April 14-15, 2018) that includes 5 hours of instruction daily in small groups of no more than 4; Range practice; Short game station; Putting & Bunker work; individual video analysis; lunch each day; golf after class if time available; and hotel accommodation for 1 night, with choice of single or double occupancy. A deposit of $250/person is required at this time with payment in full due by March 1, 2018.

Find out more at the EWGA website!
2018 Tee Off Lunch
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The EWGA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Tee Off Luncheon has been scheduled for March 24th at Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Dr., Ambler, PA, 19002 from 11:00-3:00. Check the EWGA website for updates coming soon!
Question:
When was the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA of America) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) founded?
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