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Everyone is nervous on tournament day and it’s easy to become flustered when things aren’t going your way. Here are a few tips that might help you keep, or regain, your composure. ­ Bad lies. If it’s not possible to hit your ball in the direction of the hole, consider hitting it sideways, or even backwards, into the fairway where you will be in a better position for your next shot. ­ Unplayable lies. If you wind up in a place with no reasonable way to hit your ball, or you don’t feel confident about your ability to make good contact with the ball, consider declaring the ball unplayable and proceed under Rule...
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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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Playing longer distance

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From EWGA SMD Director of Membership, Evalyne Bryant-Ward: As we approach the golf season we want to equip you with some gentle reminders of golf etiquettes. Here are some more tidbits to remember as we quickly approach the golf season. "Before starting your round you are advised to 1) read the local rules on the score card and the notice board, 2) put an identification mark on your ball; many golfers play the same brand of ball and if you can't identify your ball, it is considered lost (Rules12-2 and 27-1) and 3) count your clubs; you are allowed a maximum of 14 clubs (Rules 4-4). Here are some general points taken from A Quick Guide to the Rules...
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Chris Martin had her first witnessed hole-in-one yesterday 9/26/12 at Lansbrook Golf Club. Hole #7 a 128 yards. Help me congratulate her! Fellow member, Chris Daywalt
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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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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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Insights and invitation from Evalyne Bryant-Ward, EWGA-SMD Membership Director: Often I encounter women in different walks of life. Because I am the membership chairman for the SMD EWGA, I invite them to join us. The most prevailing excuse given is "I don't know how to play." That is perhaps the worse ... reason to not play. Golf is like so many other things, you only get better with time. Take lessons and then hit the course with like minded individuals whose primary purpose is to promote you, not judge you. Join the EWGA Southern Maryland Chapter. We will help you have fun while you learn. To contact Evalyne: ebryantward@yahoo.com or access...
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I'll be in Tennessee May 23 -26 and would love to golf! Any EWGA member out there that is available and can tell me what course I should play? Cindy Ft. Worth Metroplex member
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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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Aloha!

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Aloha from the new EWGA Hawaii Chapter! We are excited to bring the EWGA to the islands where golf is happening 365 days a year. We've already heard from some EWGA members from other chapters and we'd like to say "E komo mai" (Welcome) to everyone from the EWGA who will visit us here. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong here and the number and variety of fascinating, fabulous and powerful women (and men, even bold enough to join our Board!) here is astounding. I'm very grateful to know so many of them through golf and hope I can give something back to the local community by connecting them to the opportunities afforded by the EWGA....
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Free event this Sunday

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My friend can't come to the short game session this Sunday at Camas. Anyone want the spot for free? Let me know at robindea@hotmail.com. Robin
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​ Last week we talked about the various types of Distance-Measuring Devices for use on the golf course. What happens if you don’t have a DMD and there isn’t a GPS on your cart? How do you know the distances? What do the measurements mean? Distance marker s are a series of disks placed in the fairways of golf courses. You will usually find these on par 4s and par 5s. Many courses offer m arkers from set distances on every hole - usually a marker at 100, 150 and 200 yards. When this practice first started, courses used a red marker for 100 yards, a white marker for 150 yards and a blue marker to indicate 200 yards. The distance is...
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Our VIM Shopping Extravaganza is Here! From May 29 - 31 our Chapter Members have access to the amazing Very Important Member (VIM) online shopping opportunity. We can purchase golf products and apparel for only 10% above wholesale! This means a tremendous savings (approx 30 – 60% off) from Cutter & Buck, Bionic Gloves, Clarissa Tumblers, Sundog Eyewear, TourMARK Grips, Golfstream Shoes, Volvik and SkyCaddie Here’s how take advantage of this opportunity. . . . › Go to: http://www.myewga.com/vim › Login using your regular EWGA login.  If this is your first time accessing the EWGA Member Clubhouse sign in using the email address you have on file with EWGA...
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Hello all EWGA members: I am a member of the Fox Cities/Green Bay WI Chapter and will be trying to check off one of my bucket list items. I would like to buy 2 tickets to the Masters Tuesday, April 8, 2014, practice round . Does anyone have advice to share on where to purchase tickets...such as honest sites to watch or purchase from as well as sites which may not be reputable? Or is it okay to wait until you get to Augusta to purchase? Any advice would be helpful/most appreciated. Thanks for reading and sharing information.
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Golf carts are a source of revenue for golf courses, so in most instances when you play in a tournament you will be riding in a golf cart. If you are a new golfer, you may feel more comfortable having a more experienced golfer drive the cart. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is to make sure your golf bag is fastened securely to the cart. You don’t want it to fall off – and risk being embarrassed. When taking a golf cart, the golf staff will let you know if it is “Cart Path Only” (no carts allowed on the course at any time - mainly due to wet fairway conditions). If the conditions require “Cart Path Only,” take several clubs (plus an extra ball in case yours...
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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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So 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. The key to playing quickly is to prepare for your next shot while your playing partners are playing. When it is your turn, you have done all your prep work, just hit the ball, without feeling rushed. Some suggestions to help you prepare: Move as fast as you can between shots and preparing...
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 When you check in at the Golf Shop, you probably grab a scorecard to put in your pocket, on your push cart or on the steering wheel of the golf cart. You may think the scorecard is of little importance to you unless you are the “scorer” for your group. Perhaps you are a newer golfer and wonder what the different numbers and columns mean. Here’s an overview of the...
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