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New event added at Red Tail Golf Course! Join us for the perfect combination of Fall Foliage and a 5-star golf course on Sunday, October 16th! This course, which is named after the majestic Red Tail hawks that soar serenely overhead, flows over rolling wooded hills and meanders among numerous streams and ponds. The terrain varies from classic New England landscapes of maples, birches, oaks and pines to tall grasses and sands reminiscent of coastal courses.

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IT’S JUST GOLF!

Have you ever had a great time playing golf and one or more of your playing partners did not?  Or maybe they’re having fun and you’re not?  What’s that all about…shouldn’t we all be able to have fun at the same time? What’s the disconnect?  Let’s consider some easy ways to increase the chance of everyone having fun at the same time.

  


        

 

 

 

Life Challenges – things happen in life that have nothing to do with golf and yet can affect our golfing time.  A sick family member, work pressures, an argument or misunderstanding and more, can make for a rough day.  If it is your playing partner – now is the time to be empathetic, be a listening ear if necessary and encourage them to enjoy their time ‘away from it all’.  If it is you… let your playing partners know you have had a rough day.  Do your best to focus on the moment - enjoy the beauty of the course, tap into the wildlife and your wonderful playing partners.  While it may not be easy, try to bring your thoughts to the present moment and the beauty that surrounds you.   You just may find your burden lifting and a new found perspective.


Golf game is off!  Putts aren’t dropping and the ball is finding every sand bunker and on the course – days like this happen. . . If this is describing your round, now is the time to put things into perspective and monitor your emotions on the course.  This is golf after all – you are not conducting brain surgery, closing a mega million-dollar deal that will shelter the homeless and you are probably not headed for the LPGA Tour. Take a reality check, start finding the humor in it all and lighten up.  If you are playing with someone who is having an off game understand that some people experience a lot of frustration when their expected skill level just isn’t there. This isn’t the time to offer advice or tips to improve their game unless asked - be empathic, help look for the wayward shots, only comment on the good shots and focus your attention and enjoyment on your game, your surroundings and the other positive things that are occurring.


        Slow play.  If you like a brisk pace and you find yourself waiting on every hole, it’s time to take a deep breath, kick back and focus on other things.  Share some jokes, tell a story, get to know each other better.  You have no control over the current situation so figure out ways to not let it ruin your day.  If it is your playing partners who seem to be out for a Sunday stroll and are holding up others, perhaps some nicely made suggestions can get everyone moving a little quicker.


       Competitive or social golf? It’s up to each individual to determine that for themselves, not their playing partners.  Golf can be both competitive and social and it can be done simultaneously by different players in the same foursome. As long as this isn’t a tournament and the round is not going to be posted or used for prizes – does it matter how other golfers choose to play?  Rules “experts and enforcers” back away – it can be incredibly intimidating and unenjoyable to social and new golfers to be reminded how they are not abiding by the rules.  (This is different from pace of play issues) As long as the other golfers aren’t keeping you from playing how you want to, let everyone play as they want to. This is the time to focus on what makes an enjoyable round of golf for you!


      Playing partners are at significantly different skill levels. Better players may get frustrated playing with newer or less skilled golfers while those higher handicap golfers may be intimated by the better players or worried because they are not as good. This can cause stress for everyone, put a damper on an otherwise terrific day and for some, end up being their last round with your Chapter.  Golfers of all levels can more easily play together if they acknowledge the situation up front and come up with a strategy to address it ahead of time.  Some examples are: agreeing to play ready golf (explain/teach/demonstrate/guide them on what this means), agreeing to be open to etiquette and pace of play tips, newer or higher handicap players playing a scramble format or agreeing to pick up when appropriate - play to double par or double bogie then dropping the ball on the green to take a max of two putts.

Remember that there will be golfers who are better then you and you will be better than others.  That doesn’t mean you can’t play together and still have fun.  Golf is a terrific way to meet a variety of people – don’t limit yourself and potential opportunities - expand your playing partners to include all levels of golfers. 


At the end of the day. . . IT’S JUST GOLF!

Chapter Elections


Nominations are Open

  • Do you love EWGA Boston?
  • Would you be disappointed if the chapter collapsed?
  • Have you made great friends and look forward to meeting more?

If yes to the above, then you have what it takes to be a member of the Board of Directors! We need you, your passion and fresh ideas.

Being on the Board of Directors is lots of fun! Yes, it is a little work but our busy time id during the off season. No worries about attending BOD meetings, 99% are conference calls from the comfort of your home. Also, there is no reason to re-invent the wheel, most of the work has been set up already. If you can cut and paste you will be on your way!

Please consider the open positions click here for more information

Questions? chaptervolunteer@ewgaboston.org


Match play

MATCH PLAY RESULTS

Congratulations to our EWGA Boston Match Play Champion - Nancy Hudgins!!


In the finals, Nancy bested Willa in the first round, edged out Brenda in the second round, and finally beat Gayle in a match that came down to the 18th hole at Cyprian Keys!
Well done Nancy!
Thank you all for participating in match play this year.  Time to start thinking about winter golf trips to sharpen up your game for next year's competition. :-)

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Instruction Updates

 

More opportunities to, ENJOY and IMPROVE.

 

New Addition:

 We are happy to announce the full time addition of Gary Cardoza Jr., PGA Golf Professional to Joe & Leigh’s Golf Performance Center Team. As Director of Instruction Gary will continue to Coach and Teach. He will also oversee all group instructional programming. Gary has over 20 years of coaching and teaching experience.  His teaching experience and student base is comprised of Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Junior, Adult and Collegiate. His singular purpose with any student is improving their overall performance on the golf course by adopting term focus on their entire game including the physical conditioning and mental aspects of the player.  Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our team.   

Click here to view Gary’s complete profile and contact information

Along with adding our new Director of Instruction, we are excited to announce new instructional opportunities that are now available to you and your family.

 

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Kick off event 2016 click here to see pictures

 

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FORE! U

Welcome to the website of the Boston EWGA Chapter serving all of Eastern, Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. This chapter is about our members. If you have any concerns, comments, feedback, or ideas please send an email to our President at president@ewgaboston.org.

We want to hear from you because this chapter is FORE! U

Golf Tips

Check out these Golf Tips – and start to see improvements in your game!

Our Favorite Pros

Do you want to play better golf?  If yes, then taking lessons from a PGA/LPGA Professional should be an integral part of your game. These are pros who support the EWGA's mission of connecting women to learn, play and enjoy golf for business and for fun.  They have helped your fellow Boston Chapter members improve their game and have more fun.  Check out our favorite pros here

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Play in Your Community

Please see all opportunities to play in your community

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EWGA Needs Your Help!

EWGA Boston is a member volunteer organization.  

WE provide all the great events, leagues, activities, competitions because of our member volunteers!

Why volunteer?  It is a great way ...

  • To give back to an organization which has helped you.

  • To gain experience which can help your career.

  • To enrich your life through golf.

  • To help enrich other women's lives through golf.

Interested?  Click here to fill out a form with your interests and availability.  

One of our Board of Directors will contact you!

Handicap

Want to learn more about Handicap press here
A handicap is important because it allows golfers at any skill level to compete on an equitable basis. Posting all of your scores will give you an accurate measure of your level of play.

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Post Your Score to GHIN Here

Current Promotions

Did you know that EWGA offers promotions through out the year ... offering you discounts and prizes!

We have added a Current Promotions page to the Benefits Tab of the web site.

 

Check it often, as it will be changed regularly!

BIRDIE, EAGLE, Hole in one CLUB

 All League and Event players qualify to participate in our “BIRDIE EAGLE HOLE IN ONE” club.

If you score a Birdie, Eagle, Hole in one or Better (double eagle, etc) during any EWGA Boston Event or League, you qualify for a drawing for a prize at the end of season event.

Click here to record your score.

Rules

The USGA has an awesome series of videos called Golf Rules ExplainedCheck them out!

National EWGA has some Rules Quizzes that you can use to test your knowlege.  Check them out!

Boston's 19th

The 19th Hole is often a spot where we relax after the round and enjoy company of friends and discuss our game that day. It is here where great ideas come up on how EWGA Boston can do things differently and better. We want to hear from you so keep those ideas in mind and please visit our 19th Hole Feedback Form on our webpage. This is a place where you can give us your feedback, comments, suggestions and ideas. You can remain anonymous or submit your email and we can discuss your ideas further.

Let us all work together. We need your suggestions to improve our great chapter!

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The Den Caddie

Den Caddie: New Golfer's FAQ - Part 2 of 2

You are a “new” golfer -- looking for a guide to playing the game? Or have you been playing golf forever but still feel like a “new” golfer at times? The Den Caddie has some tips to help!

Question:   I feel rushed all the time, How can I play faster?
Answer:  Learn to move quickly between your shots will help you play a hole in less time.


Question:   Golf Seems to have a lot of rules, how can I play by them?
Answer:  There are two types of rules in golf, those for keeping score and etiquette rules.

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