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MANATEE EWGA AND YOU MAN-A-TEE!

Welcome to the Manatee Chapter of the EWGA. Our chapter has a reputation of having the most Spirit! We're here to help each other learn more about the game of golf, make new friends and encourage other women to take time out for themselves and participate in a sport they love. We are women golfers of all levels and we like to get together and have fun. So contact one of the board members to find out more about Manatee EWGA.

chapter championship  - registration open for 2014

Join us for the 2014 Manatee Chapter Championship where EWGA Members of all skill levels have the opportunity to compete against other members who share the same playing ability.   Whether you are a seasoned golfter, or new to the game, the EWGA Championship provides a venue to experience competitive golf among friends and in the spirit of fun.

Check your inbox for the registration email.  The process this year is a little bit different.

NOTE:   Registration is a two part registration.   To register you will:

1)   Register with Manatee EWGA for the local tournament registration and
2)   Register with EWGA National for the Championship Entry Fee

When:      Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where:      Tara Golf and Country Club

Cost:      EWGA Championship Entry Fee:   $35.00*
              Manatee EWGA Chapter Tournament Fee: $45.00**
                  
              Total Cost to Participate  $80.00

Includes:  

*EWGA Championship Entry Fee includes costs associated with running a National, multi-level Championship event.  

**Manatee EWGA Chapter Tournament Fee includes:  golf, cart, and lunch with prize presentation to follow

Registration Deadline:     April 19, 2014

Payment Type:         Credit Card or Online via PayPal



EDUCATION


News from the Manatee EWGA Education Committee

We're going to start sharing some tips about the Rules of Golf on the website and in the eblast.  If you have a question about rules you'd like to see answered, then email chaptercommunications@manateeewga.com.

Q:  With all the rain we've been having there is water in the fairways.  What do I do if my ball lands in it?
A:  You get free relief from casual water.  Any time your ball or your feet are in water you get a free drop.  Remember never closer to the pin but take complete relief.  Keep it in the Short Grass!

Q:  Can the flag be tended if I am playing from off the green.
A:  Yes, it may be tended.

Q:  If someone is standing close to the flag when I play from off the green are they considered tending the flag?
A:  Yes, they are and if your ball hits the flag it is a penalty for you.  So if you don't want it tended ask them to move away.

Q:  If my partner's putt is headed toward the flag lying on the green and I pick up the flagstick, is that legal?
Q:  The opponent or fellow competitor of B, removes the flagstick from the gole and places it on the ground.  B putts and A, who is standing within reach of the removed flagstick, realizes that B's ball might strike the removed the flagstick, so he picks up the flagstick.  What is the ruling?
A:  There is no penalty - see Rule 24-1.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. ACWG - Spring Fling Golf Tournament

    May 1, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    Lakewood Ranch, FL, United States
  2. ACWG - 9th Annual Niners Event

    May 1, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    Sarasota, FL, United States
  3. Manatee EWGA Chapter Championship - 1st Stage Qualifier

    May 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Bradenton, FL, United States
  4. 7th Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk in Seattle

    May 9, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Bradenton, FL, United States
  5. Manatee EWGA Board Meeting

    May 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
    United States
  6. Gulf Coast Challenge with Naples EWGA

    Jun 6 - 8
    Bradenton, FL, United States
  7. National Championship - Nashville, TN

    Oct 10 - 11
    United States
  8. Manatee Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

    Oct 24, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    Bradenton, FL, United States
  9. EWGA Cup

    Dec 7 - 8
    FL, United States

LEAGUE PLAY 2014

Our 2014 League Play will begin April 17th.  Questions, please email leagues@manateeewga.com

SPONSORSHIP

SUPPORT OUR CHAPTER

Did you know?
Your generous sponsorship helps us support Girls for Golf, First Tee, Hospice/Tidewell, Toys for Tots, Relay for Life, Susan B. Komen to name a few. The Manatee Chapter supports these efforts locally. I hope you will join us not only in sponsorship but for golf and comradery as well.

Click here to see which level is right for you and become a Sponsor
 
Contact Suzanne sponsorship@manateeewga.com

 

EDUCATION


News from the Manatee EWGA Education Committee

We're going to start sharing some tips about the Rules of Golf on the website and in the eblast.  If you have a question about rules you'd like to see answered, then email chaptercommunications@manateeewga.com.

Q:  Can the flag be tended if I am playing from off the green.
A:  Yes, it may be tended.

Q:  If someone is standing close to the flag when I play from off the green are they considered tending the flag?
A:  Yes, they are and if your ball hits the flag it is a penalty for you.  So if you don't want it tended ask them to move away.

Q:  If my partner's putt is headed toward the flag lying on the green and I pick up the flagstick, is that legal?
Q:  The opponent or fellow competitor of B, removes the flagstick from the gole and places it on the ground.  B putts and A, who is standing within reach of the removed flagstick, realizes that B's ball might strike the removed the flagstick, so he picks up the flagstick.  What is the ruling?
A:  There is no penalty - see Rule 24-1.


NEW-FACEBOOK & MEET-UP

  We’re on Facebook and Meet-Up.    Log on to LIKE US and join the groups.   

 

Take  a look at our Manatee EWGA Facebook Page  and our Meet-Up Page.      These are new ways our Chapter is reaching out to new and old friends.     Take the time to “Like Us” on Facebook and to join the Meet Up group on www.meetup.com.         We’ll be announcing our events and public news on this website (www.manateeewga.com) , as well as on our Facebook and Meet-Up pages.

HOT NEWS FROM EWGA HQ - April 2014

April's EWGA Forecaddie Guest

When: April 29, 2014
      Time: 12:00 PM Eastern




 Join Le Ann Finger, EWGA Director of Player Development and guest Carol Pence, PGA Employment Consultant, PGA/LPGA Professional at the EWGA Forecaddie webinar.

Click here to r
egister




Do you know someone that you know EWGA would be of interest to? Follow this link and we will followup with them to become a member.



EWGA E-NEWSLETTER In case you missed it in your e-mail this week, here is an online copy of the EWGA E-Newsletter.

SAVE THE DATES

EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP - October 10-11, 2014, Nashville, TN
EWGA CUP - December 7-8, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ

CURRENT NEWS


We're now on Facebook and Meet Up !


     Like us on Facebook at: http://facebook.com/ManateeEWGA

  Find us on Meet Up.



Congratulations to Julie Reagan, the 2013 Manatee Cup Winner!!!



New Sponsors  - Welcome

Please Support our Sponsors!!!

New Sponsors are (see their Ads on the right and click Ad to go to their website):

A.L.P.  Chiropractic and Orthotic Center
Amy Palladino
Alpchiropractic@aol.com
5531 Marquesas Circle
Sarasota FL  34233941-927-2715 

Dian Fitzpatrick

  


BACK TEES TOURS: Concierge service tours of Bordeaux and Provence for you and your friends. For more information contact Alan Clark 941.962.2535

  

 
2014 Membership Manual Available


We've posted our 2014 Membership Manual on the website.  It's got a lot of great information on our Chapter and the benefits of membership.  (Go to Recent Shared Files in the right side of our webpage and click on the 2014 Membership Manual document)



MEMBERSHIP AND RENEWAL APPLICATIONS

For Membership and Renewal Applications
, Click Here


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


Volunteer to help plan  Manatee EWGA Events.  Here's your chance to really make a difference and help the Chapter.  Volunteer to help Amy Palladino organize events.  There's dozens of ways to get involved and whether you have a lot of time, or just an hour or two, the Chapter could use your help.

If you'd like to volunteer, email Amy at golfevents@manateeewga.com.


FUTURE MANATEE BOARD MEETINGS

All Board Meetings are open to any member who wants to attend and are held the second Tuesday of every month.  Next Board Meeting will be March  11, 2014 at 6:00PM at Tara in the Card Room.  If you want to add something to the agenda please email Mary Anne Nutter at president@manateeewga.com in advance of the meeting.   Also, email Mary Anne Nutter for more information.   

Choose Sarasota to Live and Work 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQyR7tt2pQQ

SAVE THE DATES


                                                         
April 1, 2014 - Clinics Start

April 17, 2014 - League Starts

May 3, 2014 - Chapter Championship

June 6-8, 2014 - Gulf Coast Challenge at Tara with Naples EWGA

October 10-11, 2014 - National Championship - Nashville, TN

October 24, 2014 - Manatee Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

December 7-8, 2014 - Champions Cup

More details to follow
 
      

LEADERSHIP

WE NEED YOU!
Our organization consist of golfers who give their time to make our chapter the best!  And the best way to be a member of any group is to get involved!  We need your support by volunteering for various events.

Contact Rhonda to see how you can help at chaptervolunteers@manateeewga.com

MEMBERSHIP

Want to know more!  Contact Aimee Backs membershipinfo@manateeewga.com