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The entire month of March is Nine and Unwind month with Chapters across the country playing 9-holes of golf and socializing (unwinding) afterwards. If you partake in this at your Chapter, be sure to use #9andUnwind in your social media posts and don’t forget @EWGA. May 4 th is National Instruction Day . Tune in to the Golf Channel on Wednesday for instruction hints from the nation’s top golf instructors. For a schedule of events that day on the Golf Channel, check out this week’s EWGA Forecaddie . Remember to use #NationalInstructionDay and @EWGA when posting. May 10 th is Mother’s Day #MothersDay – We can’t forget Mom! National Golf...
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90% of the people that use social media are lurkers. Does that mean you have a digital stalker? Well, yes and no. They are interested in what you post, however, they don’t necessarily post a reply (or like) your post. This is known as the “90-9-1 rule.” What does this mean in plain English? 90% of the users of social media are lurkers (or un-detected users). 9% are content contributors. They don’t necessarily create their own content, but they share, like, or comment on posts created by others. The final 1% are content creators (also known as power users). They create content that is shared by others as well as like posts created by others and...
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It’s all hands on deck in Colonial Williamsburg, VA for the EWGA staff. The 25 th Anniversary celebration is about to start, and to keep up with the events, scour the Internet for #EWGA25. How you ask? From Twitter: Search for #EWGA25 or, if you see it in a post, click on the #EWGA25. It will bring up other posts that have used it. On Facebook: When you click a hashtag, you’ll see a feed of posts that include that hashtag. You can also search for #EWGA25. Google: Search for #EWGA25 From the 25 th Anniversary app, look on the timeline to see all your friends attending! This is going to be an exciting week for all! If you made it...
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The delivery is almost in sight. Next week, we start the 3 day party for EWGA’s 25 th Anniversary Celebration and Golf Experience in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. If you are there, check your email for clues to what is in store (FUN). For those of you not coming, watch Twitter and Facebook for updates. #EWGA25 will be used throughout the week to zero you into the photos and tweets just for this gathering. It looks like a fun week, so hold on, it’s going to be a cyber thrill ride!
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AND WE'RE TEED OFF!!

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Beautiful sunshine day for our Spring KickOff ! Okay, so it wasn't the perfect golf day @ Gaylord with the 20 mile per hour winds for some of us BUT for LISA Dreher, it was perfect on #8 with the first hole on one of the season! Congrats, Lisa! We had a tasty brunch with fresh baked pastries, egg s, ham, sausage, etc. Lots of laughter, hugs, meeting new friends, great sponsors, lots of giveaways.....And a Golf Story that was one of a kind..these girls, these girls... LOL We have lots of fun afternoons, some awesome play dates and weekend getaways planned.. Check the calendars, call someone, invite...
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Last week, I discussed what Vine was , this week I am sharing with you how to do it. Here we go! Make sure you download the Vine app, then - when you open the Vine app you are given a group of 6 second Videos to view. After each video, there are three icons for your input. A heart (similar to Facebook’s “Like Button”) A comment button (to add your thoughts about this video) A share (or re-vine) button to share this video with others. The Vine console is quite simple (hint: They are owned by Twitter). There are 5 icons on the bottom of the screen. Home – return to the Home screen...
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The world of social media has new mediums introduced all the time. One of these mediums that’s been around since 2012 is Vine. What is Vine? It is the ADHD of the video world. The average length of a YouTube video is 4.4 minutes. By comparison, a Vine video is 6 seconds long. So boredom doesn’t last long for this platform. Sas of December 31, 2015 it had 200 million active users. Why is it so popular? In our abbreviated world, 6 seconds can be an eternity. Here's what you need to create a Vine video: ) A camera phone ) T he Vine app ) A Twitter Account or Email Address ) An idea What kind of...
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The ides of March are upon us today and as such, we are kicking off our next contest. Just like last month, it is about your online profile. Why? To expand your network of friends (and golfers) in EWGA’s Golf Community for Women. There are golfers in over 108 different cities in the United States, 5 in Canada, 1 in Italy and Bermuda. Wherever you travel, you have a friend ready to golf. For instructions on how to update your online profile, refer to last month's blog post " I Love My Golf Profile ." This month's rules are exactly the same. Update your profile and you will be "in the mix" for this month's contest. Congratulations to Lisa G. from...
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Today is #IWD2016 – International Women’s Day 2016. It is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women. It is placed on the 8 th day of Women’s History Month - an entire month that honors women from all professions and walks of life from inventors: Ada Lovelace created the first computer algorithm in the late 1800’s. Actress Hedy Lamar created the groundwork of wireless communications back in the 1940’s. The Navy’s Grace Murray Hopper gave us the programming language COBOL. To Leaders: Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel...
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WE ( your new Board ) can't wait to introduce to you "YOUR" new 2016 Golf Season as an EWGA member. We're in the final stages of everything being done & within one month of the KICK OFF @ Gaylord Springs on April 2nd. Be sure to invite a friend for all the buzz, golf & excitement of the new season Kick Off... Our new sign up system with EVENTBRITE will be up i the next day or so. I can't wait to meet & see all of you!!! "T" President EWGA Mid TN Chapter
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What is a digital badge? It's an achievement that you have obtained with your EWGA membership. Who has a badge? EWGA Chapter Leaders EWGA Association Board of Directors EWGA Foundation Board of Directors EWGA Digital Ambassadors 2016 New Member Achiever Badges Coming Soon: Years of Membership with EWGA 2016 EWGA 25th Anniversary Celebration & Golf Experience participants What is the difference between a digital ribbon and a badge? A ribbon (see Chapter President ribbon right) looks like the ribbon and takes up a small amount of space. A badge (see below) is much larger in size and is meant...
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Earlier in February, we announced an "I Love My Golf Profile" contest. Well, here are the winners: Carrie S. from Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Michigan Chapter Nancy S. from EWGA Northern Nevada Chapter Patricia S.C. from EWGA Washington DC Metro Chapter Stacy H. from EWGA Palm Beach County, FL Wink J. from EWGA Central Oregon Check out these ladies profiles. EWGA members have a wide range of talent. The contest continues in March during the Spotlight on Women/Discover EWGA month. Stay tuned for more details and get your profiles updated!
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Why Become a DA?

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The call to action has been in the past month's EWGA Connections Newsletter. Become an EWGA DA. The first questions that come to mind are, what is a DA and why should you become one? "DA" is our acronym for Digital Ambassador. This volunteer position was created last year to help spread the word about EWGA through social media channels. It's as simple as sharing information about EWGA’s programs and news items using the various social media tools you already access on a daily basis: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Do you go through withdrawal if you don't have your phone/tablet or laptop with you 24/7? Do you live on social media anxiously awaiting...
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This month, EWGA celebrates our love affair with golf. How can you show this socially? By using the hashtag #ILoveGolf #EWGA when you post something fun or fabulous about golf. It's an easy way to support your favorite sport! #GolfRocks
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I Love My Golf Profile

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Why should I update my EWGA profile? EWGA is more than your local golf league, it is a nationwide network of women with a passion for golf. Expand your connections outside of your golf foursome with EWGA members from across the nation. As an added bonus, during the month of February, members updating their EWGA profiles will be entered into a weekly contest for prizes. So jump in, the water is fine! Where is your EWGA profile? It can be found in the Member Clubhouse. How do you get there? Go to ewga.com, click on the “Sign In” button in the upper right hand corner. This will bring you to a login page (if you aren’t already logged in)....
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The world of social media is ever expanding. Every year a new social networking tool pops up and becomes the trend everyone talks about. What will be hot in 2016? It’s still too early to say. However, you can relive the past by taking this quick (and painless) quiz to find out what your social media IQ is. Give it a shot. If you want to tell us about it, tweet @ewga with your score. And to answer the question, does true happiness lie in having a high social m edia IQ, look to the following quote from John Henry Taguines: " Happiness is finding the joy of each passing moments and continue to cherish the good...
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Here are 5 quick tips on things to avoid on your LinkedIn Profile.
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Teresa's Tee Talk

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Well, I survived our first "Board" meeting and have to say I was a nervous wreck and totally excited at the same time. You have chosen a terrific group of women that will represent you for the 25th Anniversary Year of the EWGA. What a special time! GUESS WHAT!!! Our Chapter specifically has been chosen as the Host Chapter for the 2016 EWGA District Semi Finals Championship event. It will be held on July 23rd and we are looking for 10-15 volunteers that will be ready to make an impression and as Bonnie Raitt sings "Let's give them something to talk about" nationally! We have already started posting some social outings, clinics,...
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A Virtual Open Door

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As many of you already know, EWGA headquarters moved to a new location shortly before Thanksgiving. An invitation was sent in last weeks' Connections for anybody that was in the area to stop by this Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 PM and say hi! We know the trip to Palm Beach Gardens, FL isn't feasible for everyone, so we will be doing a little bit of Periscoping and Tweeting so you can join the party! If you don't have Periscope you can also view it via Twitter. Just look for our address @EWGA. So raise a glass with us as we christen the new EWGA Headquarters. See you online!
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To Grip or Re-Grip? I am sure you have heard the advice that you should regrip your clubs after X amount of rounds played. Why? Over time the grips on your clubs get dirty, the material starts to wear away break down. The grips become harder to hold onto. You have to grip harder to keep the club connected to your hands. The harder you have to hold onto the club the harder it is to swing free and make good contact with the ball. If you are like me your golf bag is full of different clubs from different manufactures. Each one with a different grip size and material. It is hard to get a consistent feel. You can make your...
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