March 2018 EWGA DC E-Blast
President's Message

Let the golfing season begin!

How exciting that springtime is officially here (sort of) and our golf season will soon be starting! 

We are beginning our celebrations with a Kick-Off Brunch this Saturday, March 24. If you haven't registered for it yet, please hurry - you only have a couple days left to do so. Seriously, what better thing do you have to do on a non-golfing weather day, except to talk about golf with your fellow golfers?
 
There is some BIG news with our Association: EWGA is going through a lot of changes.  We will be talking about how it impacts our Chapter and all of us.
 
Next: the League registration is open!!!  Go and sign up for your regular leagues and all those you might be hitting up throughout the season.  
 
Laurel Hills Kick-Off Weekend Event is April 7.  Only ten days left to register. Invite your friends!  Invite your family!  Invite your ringers!  The event is open to everyone.  Form your own foursome and have fun. The event includes dinner, so count on a fun afternoon and a fun dinner.
 
See you all this Saturday, March 24! 


Snjezana Arthur
President

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? There's still time to register! 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.....


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EWGA DC League Registration is OPEN for 2018

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 3 NEW leagues, Broad Run, Bristow VA - a 9-hole Sunday league;  Blue Mash, Laytonsville, MD - a 9-hole Friday 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. 

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!


Blue Mash Golf Course, Laytonsville, MD

Designed by world renowned architect Arthur Hills, Blus Mash features a delightful mix of links style, parkland, wooded areas, and water holes.  There are no forced carries so it is manageable for beginners and high handicap golfers, and low handicap golfers will find its length from the back tees, strategic bunker placement, and devilish, well protected greens plenty of challenge. With an interesting historical background, the land was inhabited by freed slaves who also made it a stop on the Underground Railroad, hiding runaway slaves on their way north. The blue stars and gold stripes logo of the Laytonsville golf course refers to the property's historic function as a stop on the long journey to freedom.



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.



EWGA Kick-off Weekend Golf Event at Laurel Hills

Sign up now for our Spring Kick-off at Laurel Hills on April 7th.  Registration is open at EWGADC.org

This event is open to non-members, including men!  It's a great way to start the season and get your golf game back in gear.  Plus, after 18 holes at one of the area's best public courses, we'll convene in the clubhouse for dinner.  

Full list of 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
  Westfields                                                
 
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

R egister at  EWGADC.org
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EWGA is an international member-based association to provide opportunities for career-oriented women to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf.
The DC Metro Chapter has close to 400 members in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Sponsorship offers an opportunity to gain the attention of accomplished, decision-making female consumers.
Would direct access to such women increase the effectiveness of your sales and marketing efforts?
If the answer is yes, we invite you to consider a sponsorship with the DC Metro Chapter of the EWGA. Each level comes with unique opportunities for increasing awareness of you, your organization and your products or services. 
For more information, go to www.ewgadc.org or email sponsorshipdc@ewgadc.org.
2018  Chapter Championship  (Cha Cha) 

The 2018  Chapter Championship  (Cha Cha) will be held on  Saturday, July 7th at Musket Ridge Golf Club in Myersville, MD.

Registration is now open.  Please read the  Step by Step Guide to Register for 2018 Chapter Championship, provided by EWGA HQ prior to registration.

For questions, please contact  Anu  Radha Sharma, Chapter Championship Director,  chapterchampionship@ewgadc.org.


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 .

 
2018 Play for P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament
REGISTRATION is open!
 
            Our annual Play for P.I.N.K. (PfP) Tournament will be held at the Westfields Golf Course in Clifton, Virginia on August 26, 2018.  Proceeds raised by our Chapter will be sent to the PfP organization that in turn donates all to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  The tournament is open to ALL (males and non-members welcome).  Given many of us have been touched by breast cancer in some fashion, join us for a day filled of fun while simultaneously donating to this noteworthy event.   
 
                  The price is $120 per person and includes greens and cart fees, practice balls, on-course towel service, golf bag handling, clubs cleaned post-round, and post round Black Tee Buffet dinner.  We will play a Shamble format (best gross and net score per hole) with a shotgun start at 1:30pm.  Dinner and tournament prizes will be held after course play. 
 
                  Form your own foursome or sign up as a single and we will pair you with a foursome.  A team captain is preferred, as information will be communicated through all Captains.  Be creative with your team name, and remember to DRESS IN PINK!   Registration will close once the maximum of 144 participants is reached.
 
                  A number of fun activities are planned for the day.  We will have a chipping and putting contest with first and second place prizes awarded; various skill challenges with prizes (longest drive (M/F), closest to the pin (M/F); a 50/50 pot of gold raffle; a regular raffle; and a silent auction.  A photographer will be on site and will take team photos on a selected tee box as well as photos throughout the day. 
 
                  Other ways to get involved in the tournament include sponsoring a hole.  Hole Sponsor signs cost $100 and include the sign with donor's name, logo or message, and five 50/50 raffle tickets.   Donations to the regular raffle are welcome.  The PfP Committee would accept golf-related items or your favorite bottles of wine/liquor.  You can also make a one-time cash donation by contacting the Event Captain below.  Finally, events like this are not successful without the help of volunteers on the day of the event.  If you are interested in helping with the PfP planning efforts or volunteering on the day of the tournament, contact the Event Captain.
 
Event Captain :  Ms. Kim Litherland at kimlith@hotmail.com .


 

Membership Matters

Have you changed your EWGA password yet?

Thanks to everyone who have already reset their passwords and are checking out the new  EWGA Member Clubhouse!. We hope you are pleased to find how easy it is to renew, post your  EWGA Handicap Score, find  EWGA benefits and more! If you haven't had the chance to reset your password, here is the  link to simple instructions (initial password is Password1)
(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)

EWGA Handicap Mobile App Issues?
If you are having difficulties logging into the  EWGA Handicap App with your new password, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.If you are still unable to log in, please contact  handicap@myewga.com for assistance. 


All American Classics Joins EWGA

 

All American Classics has assisted fundraising causes for the past 25 years with their no cost, easy to use Auction in a Box. Now watch how they're partnering with the EWGA Foundation and Chapters to increase fundraising for great causes!  Another great opportunity to raise funds is their auctioninabox.com Contact Us...



Baird Private Wealth Management Extends Partnership As Presenting Sponsor of 2018 EWGA Cup Series

Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 100 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has $203 billion in client assets and over 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.  Learn more about our approach to wealth management.

Missing Important Emails? Check Your Folders and Make Senders Safe
We have discovered that some members who have been missing important  EWGA related emails, found them in their Spam (Junk) and other email folders. If you have a Gmail account, many  EWGA emails end up in the "Promotions" folder.  You can make the  EWGA senders safe on your email account, which usually takes care of the problem.  Need assistance?  Contact ____________ (local Chapter contact)

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Mar 24 Spring Kick-Off Brunch
Apr 5 Golf Clinic + Happy Hour
Apr 7 Kick-Off Weekend Golf Event - Laurel Hills
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Cha Cha Practice - Musket Ridge
Apr 28 Par 3 Contest - Burke Lake
Jul 7 Chapter Championship


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