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The Charleston Chapter held their Chapter Championship on July 2 at Edgewood Country Club after rescheduling due to the heavy flooding in WV during the previous week. The Edgewood staff had worked diligently to get the course back in playable shape, although high water mud lines were clearly visible on many of the holes. Chapter champions included: Championship Flight- Christine DeRienzo First Flight-Sheila Holstein, low gross Annette Thayer, low net Second Flight- Carolyn Outman, low gross Susan Thompson, low net Third Flight-Judy White, low gross Anna Clark, low net Scramble-...
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The PGA Tour does it, the LPGA does it, now EWGA is doing it! This weekend, at the EWGA Par 3 Challege - Palm Beach, we will be broadcasting live using the new "Facebook Live" App. To get in on the action, tune in to our live streaming video broadcast. Facebook Live is a new App that is gaining popularity. How do you view it? Go to the EWGA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ewga1) and it will be there! We will give quick updates throughout the day. And, of course, we will be tweeting as well! Be on the lookout for #EWGAPar3. Lisa Becka, Managing Director of Golf Programs, will be on hand so it promises to be a fun day. Sit back and enjoy from...
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Twenty-five years ago, if someone needed to reach you there were four ways to do it. (1) Call on the phone (2) Fax a letter or (3) Mail a letter via U.S. mail or, (4) in person. Today, the communication stream has widened. Contacting someone online via email, texting and social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SnapChat. Has this made for a more distracted workplace? Have we become a nation of people tied to our smart phones? Walk through any small business in America. Quite likely, you'll find a worker on a cell phone or tablet texting, uTubing or checking their status. When you leave work, if you are watching TV, there...
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ICYMI EWGA members ROCK JSYK IMHO. DAE need this ELI5? WT??? The above is 77-characters long - Short enough to tweet and still have room for hashtags. These are abbreviations or slang used by kids online in chat rooms or twitter. Below is a short compilation of these acronyms for the benefit of those of us that learned keyboard skills on a typewriter! AMA – Ask me anything DAE – Does anyone else ELI5 – Explained like I’m 5 Facepalm - It can be used to convey dismay, disappointment, ridicule, or disapproval Headdesk – Extreme facepalm. It’s the real life equivalent of putting your head on your desk and shaking it in disbelief...
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Memorial Day denotes the beginning of summer vacation for kids. You have summer camp and other activities lined up for them. They have been taught from an early age to beware of strangers. But how do you protect them from their trusted friend…the online world? Don’t get me wrong, the Internet is a great tool. Today, kids use the Internet with an ease that is enviable. However, with all the openness of the Internet comes danger, too. What danger? There are predators lurking. They come in various forms, from cyberbullying to App scams. Each has its own set of issues. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Mean...
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I t finally happened. David beat Goliath. Twitter has been a stickler for the 140 character restriction. During that time, they have added photo, video, polling. This is great, but those enhancements also took away from your character count. Just announced this morning, Twitter is changing the rules. They are giving more character room to tweet. When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. Attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets won't count as characters. T he Retweet button is being re-vamped. You can Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself...
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Calling all OSU graduates to play in this year's OSU Alumni Portland Classic held at Landgon Farms on Tuesday, July 12. It's a shotgun start at 1:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Get a foursome together to enjoy a round of golf with OSU celebrity guests, students and campus representatives. Proceeds from this event go towards supporting OSU students, growing the OSU network in Portland and building pride in OSU. To register for the event go to www.osualum.com/PDXGolf2016 I'm looking for two additional players to round out my foursome. Please contact me at lcsimmon1017@gmail.com if you want to join my foursome.
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Remember the Polaroid camera? It was the first instant gratification medium in photography. It was introduced in 1947 and it took 34 years before the next big leap to occur. Sony introduced the Mavica (Magnetic Video Camera) digital camera for public use in 1981. The Mavica was unique in that images were stored on a floppy disc inside the camera. In 2008, Apple introduced the first iPhone. From there, the era of selfies began and photography hasn't been the same since. Instagram is a popular social community based around pictures. We discussed downloading the Instagram app last week. This week, how do you upload a picture on the app. First,...
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You’ve heard about it. Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, the LPGA,LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, and the Kardashian’s all post to it. And now, so does EWGA. What is it? Instagram What is Instagram? Instagram is an online photo and video-sharing social networking service. It allows end users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately. It also links to other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. How do you get started? First, download the app either from the App Store or Google Play store. It’s free. Even though you can view posts using your PC/Mac, the majority of your activity will take...
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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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