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December 15, 2017

Hello EWGA-OC Members!

We have our new Board of Directors installed and are hard at work getting our 2018 calendar of events set up.

If you go on our website you can see the initial events planned for 2018. This calendar will evolve as events are confirmed so check in regularly.  In case you are unfamiliar or confused about what each of our event types are, here is a brief rundown:

Open Play – Like last year, all events will be available for Open Play.  What exactly do we mean by Open Play?  This is non-competitive golf for fun and available for all skill levels. There may be a game to participate in, such as fewest putts or closest to the pin, but these will always be optional.  If an event is scheduled for a competition such as Match Play or Stroke Play, those golfers, who don’t want to compete and just want a fun day on the course, will always have the opportunity to participate.

Fairway Friends – Tailored for the newer golfer Fairway Friends events is an opportunity to play alongside more experienced golfer/mentors.  Additionally, we will include a short skills clinic before golf at all Fairway Friends events.  While we are always looking for experienced golfers willing to be mentors for 1 or two rounds, we will not pair anyone outside of their comfort level.

Twilight Golf (Open Play)– We will have 2 twilight events per month beginning in March.

Open Play Mondays – We will be having 1 Open Play Monday event per month.

Weekend Get-Away and Sister Chapter Events -  Always a highlight for our members are the fun Girls Get Away weekend events we have each year. Our first will be at Sycuan Resort, February 9th through the 11th, complete with a Big Break contest and 2 days of golf.  As of now we are planning Sister Chapter events with Palm Springs in June, San Diego TBD and Los Angeles TBD. Keep checking the events calendar and your email notifications for these great events you won’t want to miss. These are great opportunities to broaden your golf buddy network and make new friends.

Match Play Qualifiers – These are match play competitive events for those wishing to earn points to make the 12-person California Cup team.  These dates are also available for those who want to learn how to play Match Play as well as to those wanting to play casual Open Play golf.

EWGA Cup Teams – Similar to the California Cup team, the EWGA CUP is match play competition with an 8-person match play team. We can send more than one Cup team to the regional competition so if you are interested and available on the competition dates, please let the Events Director know. This year’s regional competition is to be held at Mission Hills in Palm Springs, September 8th – 9th. Successful teams will move on to Nationals in Austin Texas, November 2nd – 4th.

Chapter Championship – This is a stroke play competitive event, the winners of which have the potential to move on to the EWGA Championship regionals June 9th in Santa Barbara, and nationals in October 12 & 13 in Florida, This competition is flighted so you will only compete against those of your same skill or HC level.  This event will also be available for Scramble team competition and Open play.  I encourage all skill levels to participate in this fun and exciting event.

Roger Dunn Series – We will have six Roger Dunn events this year where players will have the opportunity to compete in a variety of stroke play competitions while earning and potentially winning Roger Dunn gift cards.  Again – also available for Open Play.

Majors – We are planning Six Major Golf events this year:

                  January 7th – Volunteer Appreciation Day

     February 25th – Kick-off

                  April 29th – Chapter Championship

                  July 14th – Open Invitational

                  October 7th – Play for P.I.N.K.


President’s Cup – Starting in September, this is a bracketed match play competition   

Member Meet & Greet – We plan on two Social events, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, where members new and old can get to know each other better perhaps over a festive beverage and bucket of Balls.  There will be more information coming out about these soon.

Remember that none of our events are possible without the time and talents of our member volunteers.  If you are not involved – WE NEED YOUR HELP!   Please give me a shout if you have any questions, suggestions and want to volunteer.

See you at the Course!

Janis Cenedella  LPGA Amateurs Golf Association
OC President

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