Five opportunities for Match Play with EWGA this year!
Match Play is the original format of golf. Scores are determined on a hole-by-hole basis, and the side that holes its ball in fewer strokes than its opponent wins the hole. In a handicap competition (which EWGA Match Play is), the side with the lowest net score wins the hole. It’s fun. It’s competitive. And it makes golf a team sport! Here are five ways you can experience Match Play this year with our Portland Chapter.
Eagle Landing Match Play Clinic/Practice on Sunday, April 30 - click here for details
Start off the year with a Match Play primer – you’ll get to play each of the three Match Play formats (Singles, Four-Ball and Alternate Shot) on each of Eagle Landing’s three (very short!) 9-hole par 3 courses. Veteran EWGA Match Play coordinators will offer instruction before you play nine holes in each format. This is perfect for those wanting to see if they’d like Match Play. It’s also great for those wishing to re-up their Match Play mojo while testing their short game.
Claremont League on Thursday evenings, mid-May through mid-September - click here for details
EWGA is offering its first ever weekday evening league, where you can play match play or traditional stroke play. You decide. If you choose match play, the league coordinators will match you with an appropriate partner or partners – depending on whether play that week is Singles, Four-Ball or Alternate Shot. Instructions on each format will be offered. This league is ideal if you’d like to try your hand at match play – or if you want to play matches more often because you’re already keen on the format. Stroke play is always an option each week, too.
Match Play-Stroke Play Event on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Glendoveer-East Golf Course - click here for details
You can choose to compete in a Four-Ball Match or do stroke play just for fun at Glendoveer East. The first-time event offers competition for two-player, Four-Ball teams, but Stroke Play is also being offered. You can sign up as a single or ask to be paired with a partner. The event coordinators will then assemble the teams. The top two teams win, based on points. Awards will be given out at the no-host Ringside lunch that follows. Entry fee includes cart and range balls.
Oregon Golf Association Interclub Play Matches, May through October
This is the third year the OGA has sponsored a Match Play competition for amateur women’s golf leagues in Oregon. All Four-Ball matches are played on various courses in the Portland area, once a month from May through October. EWGA has a 6-member team in this regional competition. We encourage all GHIN-handicapped EWGA match-play enthusiasts to sign up as a sub for our team.
EWGA Cup Qualifiers, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 23-24, at Angel Park Golf Club, Las Vegas
Called the EWGA Cup, our national organization sponsors Match Play competition starting at the regional level, with winners advancing to the national Match Play Cup competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., in late October. The EWGA Cup offers local, 8-player teams the unique chance to compete with amateur women golfers in their region to try to qualify for a spot in the national competition. The Portland Chapter competes in the Pacific and Western qualifiers, with several teams making it to the national level the past few years. In fact, The Green Gang from Portland EWGA was best in the entire country in 2015, bringing the EWGA Cup home. See www.ewgacup.com and click on the Events section for more details on the EWGA Cup.