February 2018 EWGA DC E-Blast
President's Message

Is it spring, or is the Old Man Winter playing tricks on us? Because the greatest weather forecaster of them all, Mr. Punxsutawney Phil, said 6 more weeks of winter! Let's hope not (plus, Phil's only a groundhog).
Regardless of the weather not making up its mind what season we're in, or Punxsutawney Phil's accuracy, our volunteers have already made up their minds to be grounded in a golf state of mind. A great big thank you to everyone that helped at the Golf Show earlier this month. It was a great event! We chatted with lots of women to inform them about our golf leagues, hopefully, we'll see some new faces this year.
Talking about new faces...mark your calendars for our all-inclusive events: kick-off golf event on April 7 and Par 3 contest on April 28. Bring your friends (male or female), form your own team, have lots of fun. It's our marking of golf season starting!
And let's not forget to register for our Spring Kick-off Brunch. It's March 24 - all the details below.
See you all next month!

Snjezana Arthur

EWGA DC League Registration OPENS for 2018

Spring is right around the corner, and with that, we will be opening League registration for 2018 on 11 March. We look to the year ahead with great anticipation for more golf, more friends, more fun and  NEW courses. So on March 11th, go to the EWGA DC Home page, login, click on the Events tab, then on Click here to view Leagues and start registering for a season full of fun.

We have 2 NEW leagues, Broad Run, Bristow VA - a 9-hole Sunday league and Glenn Dale, MD on Mondays. Herndon league has changed to a NEW evening - Friday.

We hope to see all of you at the Kick-Off Brunch on 24 March. If you have friends interested in joining, bring them along. We will have a League table with laptops for you to register right there and answer any questions. Find out what everyone has been doing this winter and which of the many events in 2018 they plan to attend.

EWGA DC's 2018 Kick-off Brunch

Open to EWGA Members and Non-Members

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:00AM- 2:00PM Location: The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr.  #1700, Vienna, VA 22182

Have you registered for the 2018 Kick-off brunch? Don't delay, the deadline for early bird registration is March 17. Do you have friends who have expressed in interest in either learning to play golf or improving their game?  Invite them to join you to learn more about that EWGADC has to offer. New classic annual memberships will receive a $20 Discount during the event. 
Brunch registration includes:
  • A delicious brunch prepared by the Tower Club Chef with a libation of your choice
  • Skills challenge putting contest
  • Photo booth-grab a golf course themed picture with your friends
  • Vendors who will showcase their products to help improve your life and golf game
  • The latest fashions both on and off the course
  • Prizes and raffles
  • New Members (classic membership) receive a $20 discount on their first year.
  • Opportunity to sign up for our weekly leagues around the DMV and information about the weekend events
  • ....and so much more.....

New EWGA DC Leagues for 2018

Broad Run Golf and Practice Facility, Bristow, VA

For those of you that want to play on Sundays but can't find the time for a full 18 holes, this is the league for you. This year we have a new Virginia 9-hole Sunday league starting 6 May, playing the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month, with 1:30pm consecutive tee times. G olfers will find a 75 station, heated all-weather driving range complete with a 2 acre short game practice area and a 10,000 square foot putting area. But it is the golf course that sets Broad Run Golf apart from other practice facilities. Broad Run Golf offers a very challenging, par 35 golf course designed by the renowned architect Rick Jacobson. Green tees offer a rating of 63.2 and slope of 105, white tee is 60.8 and 100 slope. For a little before or after round fun, try the mini-golf course!

Glenn Dale Golf Club, Glenn Dale, MD

EWGA DC has had a Sunday league at Glenn Dale for years - now we add a 9-hole Monday league. Glenn Dale is known for it's shortness in length and dramatically pitched greens which will put a premium on your short game. If there is one thing to remember when playing Glenn Dale it's NEVER be above the pin! The white tee rating is 68.0 with a slope of 119 and the red tee are 67.8 and 120. This league begins 16 April with tee times starting at 5:30pm.

New Day (Friday) for Herndon Centennial Golf Club, Herndon, VA

This long-time favorite to many EWGA DC players, we are moving to a different night to play - Fridays, due to inability to get earlier tee times on Wednesdays.  The Herndon Centennial course features 6,445 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.7 and it has a slope rating of 116 on Bent grass. Designed by Edmund B. Ault, the Herndon Centennial golf course opened in 1979. This course is great for both walkers and cart riders. The league begins its season on May 1, with tee times starting at 5:10pm.

Announcing EWGA 2018 Weekend Events!

Course                                                     Date                           Notes
Laurel Hills                                               7-Apr                         Kick-Off
Musket Ridge                                          21-Apr                         Cha Cha Practice
Burke Lake                                              28-Apr                         Par 3 contest
Oak Creek                                                 5-May    
Pohick Bay                                              12-May 
Little Bennett                                          19-May 
Algonkian                                                 9-Jun     
Lake Presidential                                    16-Jun  
South Riding                                           23-Jun  
EWGA-DC Championship                       7-Jul
    Musket Ridge
Brambleton                                              14-Jul    
Waverly Woods                                       21-Jul    
EWGA Championship                              4-Aug
   Regionals, DE
Battle of the Beltways                       11-12-Aug
   Carroll Valley, PA
U of MD                                                 18-Aug 
Play for P.I.N.K.                                     26-Aug
Whiskey Creek                                         8-Sep                             Cup Contest
Cup Regional,                                         15-Sep
   (NE-Galloway, New Jersey)
Cup Regional,                                         22-Sep
   (Atlantic-Summit, NC)
Cup Regional                                          29-Sep
   (Great Lakes-Verona NY)
EWGA Championship                       13-14-Oct
   Palm Harbor, FL
Cup Finals                                              2-3-Nov
   Austin, TX

Registration Coming Soon!
Golf Clinic + Happy Hour
Proceeds Support EWGA DC's PfP Golf Tournament
Are you ready for winter to be in your rear view mirror and green fairways in front of you?  The Play for P.I.N.K. (PfP) Planning Committee has partnered with one of our favorite golf courses to help us shed the cob webs and get ready for an awesome 2018 season.   
Join other fellow chapter members at Westfields Golf Course on  April 5th at 5:00pm .  The golf pro Patrick Gogoel will host a 45-minute Golf Clinic and afterwards we will gather in the clubhouse for drinks and grub!  The cost is $30 and half of the proceeds will be donated to our Chapter's PfP fundraising goal. 
If you are interested in signing up, email Kim Litherland at kimlith@hotmail.com.   

EWGA Washington DC Metro Chapter

EWGA and Eagles

Ocean City, MD
13 - 15 April 2018
$408 Doubl e ($584 Single) Includes:
Two days of golf with carts:
Sa turday
Hotel Breakfast Voucher
Golf at Man O' War At Glen Riddle 12:06 tees
Dinner at Ruth's Chris, Glen Riddle
Hotel Breakfast Voucher
Golf at Rum Pointe 10:04 tees
Lunch at Rum Pointe
Additional Friday Golf, 13 April, 12:06 tee
Lighthouse Sound $93
(not included in above price)
(Only 12 spots available so claim yours with your deposit)
Lodging: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (with kitchenette)
Oceanfront on the Boardwalk at 17th Street
Only 24 Spots so register early!
Deposit of a $100 per golfer to secure spot due by 1/7/17
Balance due by 3/13/2017
Send payment by check or money order made out to 'Harrison Group Golf' to:
Harrison Group Golf Office
1601 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842
Call 1-800-833-1633 for Credit Card Payment

15th Annual  Red  Tee Golf Tournament for the American  Red   Cross

Support the 15th Annual Red Tee Golf Tournament, benefitting the American Red Cross, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at The Golf Club at Lansdowne in Lansdowne, Virginia. We are actively involved in helping to raise attention for this event and would like your help.
Dollars contributed to the American Red Cross help you and your neighbors prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, large and small. In addition, the American Red Cross works with the men and women of the military and their families, trains thousands in life-saving courses, provides the gift of life through voluntary blood donations and educates our neighbors about home and business emergency preparedness.
For more information, contact Art Shaw at 703-744-0738 or art.shaw@redcross.org or Lisa Futterman at 703-635-5039 or  lisa.futterman@redcross.org .

Membership Matters

Reset Your Password, Update Your Profile and Enter to Win!

The new  EWGA Member Clubhouse is live and we hope you'll be pleased to find out how easy it is to renew, post your  EWGA Handicap Score, find  EWGA benefits and more!  You should have received an email from  EWGA with  a link to reset your password AND if you fill out your profile by  March 4, you will be eligible to win 1 of three $100 Amazon gift cards! 

(hint...if you have unsubscribed to Connections, the weekly  EWGA newsletter, you are missing out! - want to re-subscribe? Send an email to chapters@myewga.com)

A Beleted Valentines Gift For You - Sign in now and win!

EWGA  has upgraded our website because  we love our members  and want to add to your  EWGA  experience. Between the dates of  February 19 - March 4 , if you login and update your profile, you will be eligible to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards. On Monday, February 19, you should (have) received an email with your temporary password. When you login for the first time, you will immediately be prompted to reset your password. 

How to update your profile:
1. After logging in and resetting your password, you will be navigated to My Profile - Overview
2. Press Account and edit the demographics within either Personal Info and/or Contact Info. Be sure to press Save to be eligible for the drawing!

If you have any difficulties or questions along the way,  helpdesk@myewga.com  is here to help you.

Changes for the EWGA Championship in 2018

Check out the changes for the EWGA Championship in 2018 !   Most of the changes relate to the handicap flighting, including the Scramble Teams. Contact  championship@myewga.com  if you have questions

PGA Honda Classic - Matching Donations and a New Car!

The Honda Classic, an upcoming PGA Tour Event in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is currently matching every donation to the  EWGA  Foundation which supports LPGA* USGA Girls Golf, Women on Par Scholarship and more. Plus, guess the number of birdies at this year's tournament and you could win a new car!   Donate now!
Upcoming Events

Mar 11 2018 League Registration Opens
Mar 24 Spring Kick-Off Brunch
Apr 5 Golf Clinic + Happy Hour
Apr 7 Kick-Off Weekend Golf Event - Laurel Hills
Apr 13-15 EWGA and Eagles
Apr 21
Cha Cha Practice - Musket Ridge
Apr 28 Par 3 Contest - Burke Lake

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