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Writing for the Web part 3

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Documents as Objects Shifting from writing paper documents to digital media is the subject of this third series Writing for the Web. Writing well is not only about words anymore but has become more about structure. Once hundreds of files or documents are created we need to give an assist to our viewers so they can: Glean the messages we are sending and Find what information they are looking for Achieve success almost immediately Example: When creating a tournament or game for your Chapter: Write an article for the newsletter AND Website Use the announcement feature Use the...
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When reviewing our website with a critical eye it’s important to know who we are hearing from and that their voices represent targeted, yet diverse and willing members. Active participation is a crucial factor. The feedback needs to come from people that have used the site! The Scavenger Hunt was an effort to gather active Member participation and yet it has been not as successful as the web team had hoped. Most of the feedback we currently get has been hearsay and from the same few voices. Research Despite the explosion of social media in the last five years, the 1% rule first identified by research in the early 1990’s (website research) still...
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What Is In It For You?

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21st Century Work Skills! As business professionals, we often confuse volunteer work with busy work. We talk ourselves into thinking that our workloads prohibit extra, non-work related activities. As professionals looking to add to your business related work skills, this could not be further from the truth. As technology advances and social structures shift, the global marketplace becomes a rapidly evolving workplace that requires new forms of collaboration and productivity tools. The ability to collaborate online, learn critical virtual communication skills, post to online discussions, are learned through time and experience. Experts in future...
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With the complexity of work life, social media is frequently over looked as a communication tool. The integration of social tools into our EWGA communication strategies has become critical for nearly everyone and can yield tremendous and unexpected benefits. A blended scenario of traditional and unstructured approaches to membership communication can greatly affect the relevance, retention, and overall success or failure of our communication initiatives. With individual’s short attention spans and the number of mobile devices and video’s, communication between organizations will not be anything like the old single event PowerPoint presentations. Location...
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Mahalo Nui Loa!

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Just wanted to say mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) to the warm welcome from other EWGA chapters. Looks like we are going to have a lot of visitors! E komo mai (welcome)! We are excited about starting a chapter here where the golf is everywhere (over 75 courses), the weather is fabulous and the views are awe inspiring. There are plenty of wahine (women) golfers here and plenty of wahine business owners and executives and now they'll have an opportunity to combine those skills and make new connections. Much aloha to all of you!
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It's all about paying it forward. On Sunday evening, an 8 year old girl shared her feelings about the game of golf at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, FL as part of the 8th annual EWGA Foundation Fundraiser to support LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. She shared softly, "It's fun. I really like it." Accompanied by her very proud grandfather to the event, this adorable youngster from the Jacksonville,FL LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program charmed everyone as she lit up the room when asked how she likes playing golf. She really enjoys learning how to play, the rules and what's right and wrong (and her grandfather mentioned she's helped him with the rules...
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Where would we be without Billie Jean King? Trailblazers such as Donna De Varona? Ann Meyers? That group helped spawn a modern generation of empowered athletes – gold medal winners such as Dot Richardson, Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy, Kerri Strug and Lindsay Davenport. How about Pat Summitt receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Golfers like Dottie Pepper, Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wie? Today because of the gender equality enforced by Title IX legislation, career choices for women are varied and plentiful and athletic opportunities...
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A Former Lefty any Others?

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Both my mother and father are left-handed and so was I born left-handed. At a very young age they switched me because they thought being left handed would be a disadvantage. Desks would not fit, lunch table seating could be awkward and many other issues that they both experienced in their lifetimes would present disadvantages to me throughout my life. So I was switched from being left-handed to being right-handed. In grade school sports it was a great advantage to me. I was a switch hitter in softball/baseball, in basketball I could go to the hoop from either side and dribble both ways. If seated next to a lefty I can also dine lefty. I have not viewed this...
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For the second year, the EWGA Foundation has designated two PGA of America-inspired golf programs for its own ‘ Drive for Dreams ’ campaign … an opportunity for EWGA members to share their good fortune with those in need. Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) and Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere (GIVE) are giving the gift of golf, its rehabilitative aspects, and the wonderful and needed sense of fun and normalcy to men and women who have returned from war to fight a new battle … a battle to resume their lives from an altered state … and a battle that we the citizens for whom they stood in harm’s way owe our greatest effort to support. The...
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Yardage Books If you are like me, you are a fan of Yardage Books and what they provide, but find that most books are such a disappointment. They not only lack critical information but they are focused on the Men’s golf game, NOT the women’s golf game. What I want, besides previous course experience; is a REAL yardage book. You can purchase the books the Pro’s use for many coursed but I’m looking for one that Women Amateur golfers could use with local knowledge and options like: “take it up the left side to be safe or risk the over the lake shot for long hitters”; or Approach this green from the left side of the fairway—mounds protect the right side...
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Email Address Netiquette

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How to Correctly Use: To:, CC: & BCC: in Email Addressing TO: CC: and BCC: Most people know that when they address email using the TO: (default) they are creating a new message. However, they are less sure about the two other options: CC: (carbon copy) and BCC: (blind carbon copy). If you are sending the message to only one address then the TO: option should be used. Use BCC for Lists If you are sending the message to multiple addresses then the BCC option should be used so that each person sees only their own address and email harvesting programs do not get the active email list. Avoid Long Lists of...
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Indoor Golf Anyone?

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Join your fellow chapter members for Indoor Golf on Tuesday January 28 from 6 to 8 pm. More information coming soon in the events section. I am going! Are you?
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Match Play is one of the oldest forms of competition in golf. It pits players one against another, rather than one against the field as in stroke play. Opponents compete to win individual holes, and the player(s) who wins the most holes wins the match. Match play can be played by two individuals, one on one, and that is known as Singles Match Play. Or teams of two players can square off, with Foursomes and Fourball the most common formats for team play. As an EWGA Portland member you have several great opportunities to participate in these games. Portland Chapter has a match play ladder league where we play Singles (one player against another)...
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Winter is a great time to get (or stay!) in shape for golf! I've joined the national online 30-day Cardiogolf workout, and so far (day 1) it's great. But anything you can do during the winter will help you feel better, stay flexible, increase your strength and power, and get you ready for the demands of golf come Spring. Yoga is a great way to increase your flexibility; skiing and snowshoeing build your strength, power, and stamina; and running or walking improves your endurance. While it's tempting to become a total couch potato during the winter, remember that Spring isn't far away, and get moving!
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Ramp up for summer heat!

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We had a great day yesterday on the golf course, but it won't be long until the heat sets in. Start getting ready today. Refresh the stock in your bag: sunscreen, cooling towels, baggies for clean ice or to keep your cooling towel wet, lip balm, hair implements (barrettes, bands, etc) and an extra hat or visor. Other suggestions: Be sure to buy water before you leave the clubhouse. And although it seems counter-intuitive, think about long sleeves. There are plenty of new solutions for protecting you from the suns harmful rays. Plan now to check in with your playing partners throughout the round to make sure everyone is aware of each other and how...
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There is a new program under the Learn tab - Get-Golf-Ready. It sounds like a great way to tune up your game. See you out on the course soon!
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Reading Putts Made Simple

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As we all know, the quickest way to lower your score on the golf course, is to practice the short game. Yet many golfers prefer to hit golf balls at the practice facility or play 9-holes rather than practice putting. When practicing, remember putting is all about distance control - so it's more important to get comfortable with this, before worrying about which way a putt will break. To begin on the practice green, roll golf balls to different holes with your hand rather than with a putter. This will help you get an idea of the speed of the green. Once you have a feel for roll and speed,...
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If you're faced with a difficult bunker lie, particularly a "fried egg," use the sand to your advantage. PGA professional David Hutsell , 2011 PGA of America Player of the Year and golf professional at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville, Md. , said the key to having confidence when facing a shot where you have a buried lie is how you angle the face of your sand wedge for the sh ot. With a typical sand shot, most amateurs are taught to open the club face and use the bounce of the edge to sweep under the ball, which pops it up and out. But when you have a buried lie, Hutsell says do the opposite:...
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I’m sure we can all recall a time when our round of golf seemed like an eternity – you get paired with a person in a tournament or local event who over-analyzes every shot. Or maybe they have a pre-shot routine that takes so long you get tired of waiting. Some tips to help you enjoy your round: The numb er one rule of golf is to have FUN! If you have a playing partner who blames missed putts on the direction the grass on the putting green is growing or the mis-hit shot on the old driver, keep your chin up. Keep your composure and remember you are outside enjoying the beauty of the golf course and want to have FUN. ...
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