Tee Off 2018
News from the
Minnesota Metro Chapter  
May 2018
Presented by MnMetro preferred course:  Southern Hills Golf Course
Save the Date!
MAY
6th         Kickoff: Applewood Hills
11th       Clinic: Mindful Golf
16th       Meet & Greet
20th       Sunday Golf

JUNE
8th          Clinic: Mindful Golf
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New Members
Please welcome these new members!
Leah Swenson
Theresa Searles
Laurie Stanek
Mara Evenson
Mallory Humbert
Amy Ridley
Meg Roy
Terry Henschel
Nancy Birrell
Claudia Drake
Molly McCort
Debbie Zeller
Kim Sovell
Susan Waldoch
Clinics
The clinics presented by Angie Ause and Michael Turnbull, Mindful Golf are filled. If you signed up for any of these clinics and now cannot attend, please let Angie Christo know, as someone will fill your spot -even at the last minute.
Minnesota Golf Association - Women's Events
Last year was the first season of the MGA and MWGA were combined. The bugs have been ironed out and they now have a great schedule of golf tournaments and outings scheduled. In order to participate in these events, you will need to carry a GHIN handicap. You will find the tournament schedule on our website.
Golf Rules!
If you want to brush up on your golf rules and/or golf etiquette, we recommend the following two documents:  The  Simplified Rules of Golf   (provided by the MGA) and  Golf Etiquette Overview .
                                       
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
       --William Wordsworth

  
    
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EWGA MN Metro Chapter   
Season Opener at Applewood Hills
May 6
This 'For Fun Only" season opener is still scheduled for May 6. Please see all the details and sign up NOW at: www.mnewg.org
Member Meet and Greet
May 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Patti Soule is hosting this Chapter sponsored event at her home, and there is still time to sign up.  It's a great opportunity to connect with other members, new and long-term,  while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and beverages.  There is no charge but you do need to RSVP for this event. You can find the link on our 
LPGA Women Who Play
As you know we are in a transition year as EWGA officially joins the LPGA family and is rebranded as LPGA Women Who Play. This transition brings the LPGA, one of the longest-running women's professional spots associations in the work, and the EWGA, the largest national women's amateur golf rogation, under one unified umbrella. With the resources of the LPGA behind it, current and future EWGA members will benefit from unparalleled recreational and competitive playing events throughout the year at quality facilities nationwide.
 
The two organizations are working together to ensure a smooth and official transition in the weeks and months ahead. More specific details regarding the rebranding and operational details on how both Chapters and Members will seamlessly transition from the EWGA to LPGA Women Who Play are being shared with Members and Chapter Leaders.
 
Continue to watch your email and view our web site for updates.
Leagues
Leagues are closed for registration at this time. However, if you want to play on any of our 'pay as you play' league events (Phalen, Weekday, Rush Creek, Red League), contact our league coordinator at golfevents@mnewg.org to get on those leagues. 
 
Contact information for league captains is located on our web site in the Member Only section under each league.
Tee Off Held at Brookview Golf Course
  Even though there was still snow on the ground on April 7, we held out hope that Spring and the golf season would finally arrive - little did we know that we'd have to wait a couple more weeks to finally get through Minnesota winter.
 
Those attending the event were saw great vendors who support our Chapter, had changes to win prizes, and opportunities to connect with old and new friends. The Keynote Speaker, John Cleary from Golf Tec, provided us with his insight and tools available to help us improve our game.
 
Thank You from the Membership to everyone who made this great event happen. We appreciate all your hard work.
Handicap Tips
Handicaps are not a big mystery or something in golf to be feared. They're not just for golfers who want to play tournaments; they are a great tool for tracking your own game.

Some common questions on handicaps: What is a handicap and why do I need one? Can I post a score if I don't finish a hole? What happens when I have a "blow up hole"? 
The following links answer these questions, and provide guidance on handicaps. Our Chapter website has a presentation that is an easy read to get you started (click on the link and go to "Handicap Primer" for the pdf).  
 
For ALL the details, please see the USGA Handicap Manual: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/handicapping
Mark your Calendars for the 2018 Chapter Championship!
River Oaks Golf Course
July 15th
Registration is now open for this years' Chapter Championship. This is our largest golf event of the year and encourage all members of any skill level to participate. You can choose flighted, stroke play or 4-person handicapped scramble. A handicap is required for both formats, either GN21 or GHIN.

The cost to participate is $85 which includes a $10 voucher for food and beverage at the course the day of the event. Cart rental is not  i ncluded in the cost but will be available that day for an additional fee.