Most of us know it's important to have our golf equipment properly fit. For example, using the correct clubs that are fit to your swing and body-type can vastly improve your score and your enjoyment of the game. But did you know that there's more to "fitting" than just the clubs themselves? Take your game to the next level by making sure you've been fit for the correct golf ball. [LEARN MORE]
The EWGA Foundation Women on Par® Scholarship applications are now being accepted until 200 applications are submitted or April 15, 2017, whichever comes first.
The Women on Par® scholarships provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students, age 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate or Bachelors degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.
Since inception, the scholarship program has helped more than half a dozen women realize their dreams. In 2017, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $1,000 Women On Par® scholarship and one (1) $500 Women On Par® scholarship.
For more information on the Women on Par® scholarship, follow this link.
Guess the number of birdies made at the 2017 Honda Classic and you could win a new 2017 Honda and help the EWGA Foundation!
How: Guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic. Donations increments are: $20 (1 guess); $40 (2 guesses); $50 (3 guesses) $100 (6 guesses) or other amount for a maximum of 30 guesses per individual. There are no maximum donations.
Grand Prize: A brand new 2017 Honda vehicle will be awarded to the person guessing closest to the actual number of birdies made in the 2017 Honda Classic (Feb 20-26, 2017).
Other Prizes: Several great prizes will be awarded based on a random drawing from all participants (Donation not required to be eligible to win) When: Make your donation today through February 22, 2017.
How many birdies? Here are the total birdies made in each of the last ten tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
For every donor pledge of $20 or more, the EWGA Foundation receives 100% of the donation PLUS a 10% matching donation from the Honda Classic. There is no risk or expense to the individual or the EWGA Foundation (all costs covered by The Honda Classic). This is a Win-Win for everybody!
Gianna Clemente has been on an 83% winning streak in golf for three years. It started when she was 5 years old.
"She started at about 2,” her father Patrick Clemente said. “She always had a club in her hand. It runs in the family. She’s always been around the game. She’d be out on the green with me or doing a little putt-putt or something.”
Golf is in the genes for Ms. Clemente. Her father played at Youngstown State while his brother, Colin Clemente, played at Akron. Gianna picked up a club not long after learning how to walk. [MORE]
The 2016 EWGA Cup presented by Guardian is underway in Palm Springs, CA, at the iconic Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa! The 2016 Cup represents the largest gathering of EWGA members in recent history, with over 400 competitors on 50 team from 39 chapters represented at the event. Get ready for a wild ride!
What's In Store:
The Competition - Over the next two days, teams of eight women will compete in both four-ball and singles matches across two golf courses to determine the winning team.
Golfzon "Tournament within a Tournament" - For the first time ever, in addition to the on course competition, the teams will also compete in a virtual, simulated tournament. Teams will utilize state-of-the-art simulators provided by Golfzon and compete in both alternate shot and longest drive formats. You can learn more about Golfzon and this unique event in this press release.
The Mark Carenevale Show - Golf personality and SIRIUS/XM Radio host Mark Carnevale will host his aptly named radio show, "The Mark Carenvale Show", live from the EWGA Cup. You can catch the live broadcast both Thursday, November 10th and Friday, November 11th from 7PM - 9PM on Sriius channel 208 and XM channel 92.\
Song Sessions - Singers and songwriters Monty Powell and Anna Wilson will entertain EWGA members in collaborative process of song writing. This wildly entertaining experience will produce an original song that tells the EWGA story, commemorating the association's 25th year anniversary.
You can view the full schedule of events here.
How to Follow Along:
If you are taking advantage of some fall golf, chances are this is the time of year that you have to deal with frost delays. What causes the frost on the course and why do golfers dislike frost delays? Learn how frost impacts the golf course and why you have to wait to play. [MORE]
We've all been there: you arrive early at the first tee feeling great, only to reach a stretch of holes on the back nine where you suddenly find yourself tired and depleted.
The secret to feeling spry all round long lies in how you fuel your body, says The A Position:
"For better performance when playing golf, you’ll want to stay away from foods devoid of real nutrition. They will hurt your golf game even though you may not realize it. It is all about the way your body metabolizes food and the combinations in which you eat them. A lot has to do with consuming ‘empty’ calories that really don’t fill you up."
For a detailed list on which foods to fuel up on - and which to avoid - check out this list.
If you play fall golf in a part of the country where leaves change color, the fall to the ground, chances are you have heard about the “Leaf Rule.” What do you do when your golf ball ends up in a pile of leaves on the golf course? Are you allowed to move it? Read how some courses deal with leaves in the fall. [MORE]
The Lansdowne Resort was the site for 226 EWGA Championship Finalists. The competition was tight and the champions of their divisions awarded Saturday night.
Congratulations Katie Brinker, winner of the EWGA Championship Overall Champion for three consecutive years. To see the final results and winners in all categories, follow this link.
It's finally here, the much anticipated EWGA Championship Finals in Lansdowne, VA. Here is your chance to have a bit of fun on the side, by predicting the winners of the EWGA Championship. There are four flights, plus the Championship flight and the Scramble division.
Follow this link to get started on this competition inside the competition.
EWGA HQ closed our Palm Beach Gardens office last week due to the impending threat of Hurricane Matthew. South Floridian's experienced a minor inconvenience while the dangerous storm followed the coast. Our friends in Northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina weren't so fortunate. Our thoughts are with everyone during this trying time.
After disasters like this, people often ask, what can I do to help. You may make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief by texting MATTHEW to 90999 or you can go to redcross.org for larger donations.
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." ~ Robert Schuller