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Stacy Lewis wins the 2017 LPGA Portland Cambia Classic with this bunker shot on No. 18 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. I was able to get close enough to take this photo because I was a volunteer marshal. By Holly Danks LPGA Women Who Play-Portland Communications Director I hope you take advantage of free entry as an LPGA Women Who Play-Portland member and get out to Columbia Edgewater Country Club Aug. 27-Sept. 2 this year to see the best women golfers in the world. The view will be even more "up-close-and-personal" if you volunteer as a caddie in the Pro-Am (spots still available for Wednesday, Aug. 29) or as a hole marshal. Or both! ...
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By Suzy Off Match Play co-chair Picking up where we left off last season, our LPGA Women Who Play Match Play team sits in first place after one round. The first match of the season took place May 21 at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club-North Course, against Rock Creek CC. All three of our 2-person teams (paired based on handicap) won their four-ball matches and we got 79 overall points for the season.  The next match is June 18 at Michelbook Country Club, against Per
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Match Play fun for all!

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                          Mary Hlady, Kim Sparrius and Donna Feuerherdt (from left), all new to LPGA Women Who Play AND match play, enjoyed the event at Charbonneau.   By Marilyn Morfitt Match Play co-chair On Memorial Day weekend, 24 LPGA Women Who Play-Portland golfers met for 18 holes of Match Play in beautiful weather at Charbonneau Golf Club. The six foursomes sparred for prizes in both four-ball and singles formats. Most matches went down to the wire. And our Match Play season is off to a perfect start. In the four-ball matches on Charbonneau’s Green Course, Suzy Off and Mari Border won their match 2 & 1. For those ...
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Stone Creek, shown here in our 2011 Chapter Championship us always in great shape! Don’t miss premier Chapter event! By Mary Gilbert, Chapter Championship Director With the mild weather we’ve had this spring, I’m sure you have had the chance to get out and play several rounds of golf. What’s next in your golf season? Play in the Chapter Championship! The 2018 Chapter Championship (CC) is scheduled for Sunday, July 15, at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. It is the first step in the LPGA Women Who Play Championship. This is the largest women’s golf tournament of its kind, with more than 2,400 members participating. With five ...
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3 REASONS TO PLAY STONE CREEK ON JUNE 24 There are 3 great reasons to play Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City on Sunday, June 24. FIRST , do you want to have a great day of golf with some fun people? Stone Creek is a course that is suitable for players of all levels. It is a Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy designed course. The course is scenically designed and offers spectacular views of Mt. Hood. The golf course is laid out over 120 acres of land with old-growth Douglas Firs, lakes, four wetlands, and forty-three bunkers. SECOND , are you considering playing in the Chapter Championship (CC) on July 15? If so, this will give you a good chance to see the course ...
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By Lily Ravencraft Education Committee   If you didn't sign up for the May 19 Lake Oswego Muni clinic taught by Tom Mueller, you missed a great refresher class on how to warm up, how to drive the ball straight, how to chip, how to pitch and how to lob the ball! One chipping hint was "BLT" – B all back in stance, L ean toward the target (more weight on forward foot) and T ilt shaft toward the target. Please take advantage of our remaining clinic and if you missed out this year, be sure to get an early start next spring! The last clinic still open for registrations is "How to Plan a Shot," to be taught by Cindy Lincoln on Saturday, June ...
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Hopefully by now you have noticed the large logo for Guardian on our newsletters and e-blasts.  Guardian is a nation-wide investment and insurance company. They are a partner with the national LPGA Women Who Play organization and have given grants to selected chapters. Our Portland chapter is one of those lucky recipients! We recently interviewed Rachel Novak who is the local Guardian representative.  Her practice is Westpac Wealth Partners,  an agency of Guardian. Rachel's passion is helping women achieve financial security through education and coaching. Her beliefs align with Guardian and this is why the partnership with LPGA Women Who Play is a good ...
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After a hiatus from the Den Caddie Blog ... I have returned.  I hope you find some of the writings here are interesting.  So here goes ... What is the value of being a member of the LPGA Women Who Play Boston? I am often asked this question.  Potential members ask, current members ask, non-members ask.  Here is what I see as the value of membership of the LPGA Women Who Play Boston: Membership - I recently watched the movie The Founders .  It is a documentary about the 13 women who formed the LPGA.  The reason these 13 women created the LPGA` was to have a place to play.  A place to grow the game.  A place to teach golf.  A place to earn a living as ...
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What Is Your Why?

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Judith Sachs EWGA-PDX Member Recruitment Director Like other EWGA-PDX members, I’ve had the joy of playing golf in many regions of the US and a couple of rounds in other countries. Sharing beautiful scenery with good friends is the main reason I’ve played this crazy game for over 50 years – yikes! As another season approaches, it’s interesting to reflect on how we each got into this game. I was fortunate to be introduced to the game by my parents at a young age when the best things about golf were a nifty 7-iron with a red handle and walking on greens in bare feet to feel the softness of the grass. My dad came from a golfing family, read every ...
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Have your golf swing analyzed. If you are compensating for any soreness or limited flexibility, Kent will identify it. He will provide class attendees with exercises to improve our golf swing and performance.  Yay!  Listen to Kent's explanation in the following video:
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CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE By Mary Gilbert EWGA-PDX Chapter Championship Chair By now, you should have July 15 on your calendar! That’s the date of this year’s Chapter Championship (CC), which will be at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. Also, we will play Stone Creek on Sunday, June 24, so competitors will have the chance to practice. Any member can sign up to play one of the best courses in the area -- you don’t have to be competing in the CC. The deadline for registering for the EWGA-PDX CC is June 28 at 8:00 pm. Several changes have been made to the CC this year. First, the flights will be the following: Championship Flight: 0.0-10.0 (Old was ...
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  Yay for EWGA-Portland! Everyone  celebrate , like Bev Howard is. By Holly Danks EWGA-PDX Communications Director This is an exciting time of year. The snow has come and gone. Perky yellow daffodils and tiny purple crocuses are peeking up in places we didn’t even plant. Lush, green golf courses beckon. Oregon and most of the country just switched over to eight months of longer days, with more daylight giving us the chance to golf after work in our EWGA weeknight leagues and to relax after a round, watching spectacular Oregon sunsets with friends and drinks at the 19 th Tee. In fact, the golf, grilling and shopping industries ...
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By Susan Weiner EWGA-PDX Weekend Events Director Our sister EWGA chapters from Seattle and Spokane have joined forces to plan a "Bucket List" 3-day golf event Friday through Sunday, April 27-29, in Eastern Washington. Join other Northwest EWGA members to golf at three OUTSTANDING Eastern Washington courses: Desert Canyon ($87), Gamble Sands ($104) and Bear Mountain ($89). Each is on the "Top 25 Courses in Washington State" list. Gamble Sands, designed by Bandon Dunes architect David McLay Kidd, is No. 2, just after Chambers Bay. The prices include carts at all three courses, range balls at Gamble Sands and prizes at both Bear Mountain and ...
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By Bonnie LaFord EWGA Education Chair EWGA clinics this year aim to have you game-ready, no matter your skill level. The first of many clinics started in February. Five EWGA members attended the Hygeia Healing LifeStretch class on Feb. 17, learning stretches to help our golf swings, as well as increase our everyday mobility and reduce stress. Dr. Christine Mayo Powers is planning another LifeStretch class on March 24. Registration for the “Mondays in March” clinic at Tualatin Island Greens went very well, with several repeat participants, as well as a few newbies. There are between 10 and 13 attending each night. We have the chance to order ...
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By Cindy Lincoln  LPGA member and Trackman-certified instructor RedTail Golf Center A handicap identifies you as a member of the global golf community and it demonstrates your commitment to your own game. It will be the beginning of your understanding of the rules and playing by them. You don't have to be a serious or highly skilled golfer to have a handicap. A handicap merely identifies where you are in your current game and it can suggest potential. The average handicap for a female golfer is 28.9, according to the USGA. Establishing and maintaining a handicap can help you enjoy and get involved with league play, weekend outings, ...
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By Linda Erickson EWGA-PDX Member Services Director What a few beautiful days we had recently and I am getting ready for the EWGA-PDX season by working on the final details for the EWGA -Portland Kickoff. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the weather for a round or two of golf! Just a reminder to sign up for the Early Birdie deal by April 6 – it's only $27 for brunch/program and $50 for brunch/program AND golf. Between April 7-11, the Bogey price is $5 more for each, or $55 with golf and $32 without golf. If you don’t sign up by the April 11 deadline and decide to join us by just showing up at Arrowhead Golf Club on the day of the event, ...
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                                                                        Susan Weiner, Nancy DeLand, Dori Hamilton and Joni Shimabukuro (from left) greet                             potential members at this year's Portland Golf Show. By Judith Sachs EWGA-PDX Member Recruitment Director The 2018 season officially started in February with the three-day Portland Golf Show, where EWGA-PDX had a prime location for our booth. The show attracted thousands of visitors (9,000 in 2017, no count available yet this year) and is considered one of the best-attended, well-regarded consumer golf expos in the United States!  Our member ...
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Help Eastmoreland Women's Club celebrate the 100th anniversary of the venerable Southeast Portland course by playing in its women-only Centennial Tournament on Thursday, July 19. EWGA members Martha Peterson and Sue Plato, also members of the Eastmoreland Women's Club, are helping organize the shotgun shamble, with teams of four women each in two flights based on total team handicaps. The cost is $90 per player and includes green fees, cart, range balls, catered lunch and fun, on-course games commemorating 100 years of golf. Flower- and ribbon-bedecked hats optional.  A "shamble" combines a scramble with stroke play, by having a team use the best ...
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Celebrating EWGA-PDX February Newsletter Imagine you’re an organization that needs to communicate with members. There are certain skills that would come in handy: A journalist could get the facts to write the stories. A professional photographer could add visuals to those stories. A copywriter could spice up the story to hold the reader’s attention. And a virtual business assistant could provide the technology tools to get everyone working together efficiently.   Now, imagine what it would take to hire those skills on the open market. At EWGA Portland, we found everything we needed with our own members. Our Communications foursome is headed ...
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