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Saturday, March 10, 2012

EWGA Tee-Off Luncheon Starts Women's Golf Season

The mild winter left many women wondering why they put their clubs away at all! The Westchester Chapter of EWGA couldn’t be more ready to spring into action and get a new better-than-ever golf season underway. The season goes into full swing this year with the EWGA's 14th Annual Tee-Off Luncheon on Sunday, April 1st at Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck, NY from 12 – 4:00 PM. Women can register to attend at www.EWGAwestchester.com.

“We’ve spent the winter adding more leagues, clinics, outings and social events to give our members lots to choose from this year, including two exciting new events; the President’s Cup and a Match Play League, which helps women learn how to become competitive golfers” says Hilary Tuohy, President of EWGA Westchester. With eight leagues, 17 clinics, eight outings and more golf to come this year—there’s plenty of golf, for beginners to advanced, for the more than 200 women who are members. New members are always welcome.

“The annual Tee-Off Luncheon is the one time of the year when current and prospective members come together to connect for an afternoon of fun, friendship and a celebration of golf. It’s when women can sign up for leagues, clinics and learn about the many outings and social events that we have planned,” said M. Grace Cantwell, Marketing Committee.

EWGA is the only all-inclusive women’s golf organization in the lower Hudson region. “We find women golfers fall into three categories; new, social golfers and competitive golfers. So we structure our leagues the same way. Everyone feels comfortable and they can progress at their own pace,” said League Chair, Lori Lewis, who has eight leagues scheduled at Sprain Lake, Doral Arrowwood, Saxon Woods and Maple Moor. With events like Golf Boot Camp, Nine and Wine, the Charity Golf Event, Meet Me at the Range and the Chapter Championship there’s something for every women, at every skill level. “We even have friends and family Open Play outings so there’s something to fit everyone’s schedule.” said Anne Marie Brillantes, Golf Events Chair.

Patricia Bottomley, Sponsorship Chair, talks about the financial benefits of being an EWGA member including discounts on clothing, equipment and golf. Gold Level Sponsor, XCEL Credit Union helps subsidize events for members with their financial support. Sponsors also provide valuable gifts, prizes, silent auction items and discounts to EWGA members which help enhance the experience and reduce the cost of golf for all members. This year, a new sponsor, Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda, has provided a 2-day golf stay at their luxury resort as a silent auction item for the Tee-Off Luncheon.

On and off the course EWGA focuses on educating members about golf rules, etiquette and handicaps. “Golf is a lot more than just swinging a club. Our main goal is to make sure each woman has a positive experience on the golf course, and knowing the rules and etiquette of golf are essential. Women should feel comfortable on any course with any partner--especially in a business setting. Last year we added an on-course Rules 101 session which women found extremely helpful.” said Hollie West, Vice President of EWGA Westchester.

EWGA Westchester is part of a community of thousands of women of all life and professional stages who share a love of golf. EWGA welcomes working women of all playing skills and provides a supportive environment to help women enjoy golf, improve their game and connect with others.

In addition to writing about golf, Dave Donelson distills the experiences of hundreds of entrepreneurs into practical advice for small business owners and managers in the Dynamic Manager's Guides, a series of how-to books about marketing and advertising, sales techniques, motivating personnel, financial management, and business strategy.

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