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Judith Sachs EWGA-PDX Member Recruitment Director Like other EWGA-PDX members, I’ve had the joy of playing golf in many regions of the US and a couple of rounds in other countries. Sharing beautiful scenery with good friends is the main reason I’ve played this crazy game for over 50 years – yikes! As another season approaches, it’s interesting to reflect on how we each got into this game. I was fortunate to be introduced to the game by my parents at a young age when the best things about golf were a nifty 7-iron with a red handle and walking on greens in bare feet to feel the softness of the grass. My dad came from a golfing family, read every ...
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Have your golf swing analyzed. If you are compensating for any soreness or limited flexibility, Kent will identify it. He will provide class attendees with exercises to improve our golf swing and performance.  Yay!  Listen to Kent's explanation in the following video:
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CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE By Mary Gilbert EWGA-PDX Chapter Championship Chair By now, you should have July 15 on your calendar! That’s the date of this year’s Chapter Championship (CC), which will be at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. Also, we will play Stone Creek on Sunday, June 24, so competitors will have the chance to practice. Any member can sign up to play one of the best courses in the area -- you don’t have to be competing in the CC. The deadline for registering for the EWGA-PDX CC is June 28 at 8:00 pm. Several changes have been made to the CC this year. First, the flights will be the following: Championship Flight: 0.0-10.0 (Old was ...
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  Yay for EWGA-Portland! Everyone  celebrate , like Bev Howard is. By Holly Danks EWGA-PDX Communications Director This is an exciting time of year. The snow has come and gone. Perky yellow daffodils and tiny purple crocuses are peeking up in places we didn’t even plant. Lush, green golf courses beckon. Oregon and most of the country just switched over to eight months of longer days, with more daylight giving us the chance to golf after work in our EWGA weeknight leagues and to relax after a round, watching spectacular Oregon sunsets with friends and drinks at the 19 th Tee. In fact, the golf, grilling and shopping industries ...
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By Susan Weiner EWGA-PDX Weekend Events Director Our sister EWGA chapters from Seattle and Spokane have joined forces to plan a "Bucket List" 3-day golf event Friday through Sunday, April 27-29, in Eastern Washington. Join other Northwest EWGA members to golf at three OUTSTANDING Eastern Washington courses: Desert Canyon ($87), Gamble Sands ($104) and Bear Mountain ($89). Each is on the "Top 25 Courses in Washington State" list. Gamble Sands, designed by Bandon Dunes architect David McLay Kidd, is No. 2, just after Chambers Bay. The prices include carts at all three courses, range balls at Gamble Sands and prizes at both Bear Mountain and ...
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By Bonnie LaFord EWGA Education Chair EWGA clinics this year aim to have you game-ready, no matter your skill level. The first of many clinics started in February. Five EWGA members attended the Hygeia Healing LifeStretch class on Feb. 17, learning stretches to help our golf swings, as well as increase our everyday mobility and reduce stress. Dr. Christine Mayo Powers is planning another LifeStretch class on March 24. Registration for the “Mondays in March” clinic at Tualatin Island Greens went very well, with several repeat participants, as well as a few newbies. There are between 10 and 13 attending each night. We have the chance to order ...
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By Cindy Lincoln  LPGA member and Trackman-certified instructor RedTail Golf Center A handicap identifies you as a member of the global golf community and it demonstrates your commitment to your own game. It will be the beginning of your understanding of the rules and playing by them. You don't have to be a serious or highly skilled golfer to have a handicap. A handicap merely identifies where you are in your current game and it can suggest potential. The average handicap for a female golfer is 28.9, according to the USGA. Establishing and maintaining a handicap can help you enjoy and get involved with league play, weekend outings, ...
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By Linda Erickson EWGA-PDX Member Services Director What a few beautiful days we had recently and I am getting ready for the EWGA-PDX season by working on the final details for the EWGA -Portland Kickoff. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the weather for a round or two of golf! Just a reminder to sign up for the Early Birdie deal by April 6 – it's only $27 for brunch/program and $50 for brunch/program AND golf. Between April 7-11, the Bogey price is $5 more for each, or $55 with golf and $32 without golf. If you don’t sign up by the April 11 deadline and decide to join us by just showing up at Arrowhead Golf Club on the day of the event, ...
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                                                                        Susan Weiner, Nancy DeLand, Dori Hamilton and Joni Shimabukuro (from left) greet                             potential members at this year's Portland Golf Show. By Judith Sachs EWGA-PDX Member Recruitment Director The 2018 season officially started in February with the three-day Portland Golf Show, where EWGA-PDX had a prime location for our booth. The show attracted thousands of visitors (9,000 in 2017, no count available yet this year) and is considered one of the best-attended, well-regarded consumer golf expos in the United States!  Our member ...
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Help Eastmoreland Women's Club celebrate the 100th anniversary of the venerable Southeast Portland course by playing in its women-only Centennial Tournament on Thursday, July 19. EWGA members Martha Peterson and Sue Plato, also members of the Eastmoreland Women's Club, are helping organize the shotgun shamble, with teams of four women each in two flights based on total team handicaps. The cost is $90 per player and includes green fees, cart, range balls, catered lunch and fun, on-course games commemorating 100 years of golf. Flower- and ribbon-bedecked hats optional.  A "shamble" combines a scramble with stroke play, by having a team use the best ...
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Celebrating EWGA-PDX February Newsletter Imagine you’re an organization that needs to communicate with members. There are certain skills that would come in handy: A journalist could get the facts to write the stories. A professional photographer could add visuals to those stories. A copywriter could spice up the story to hold the reader’s attention. And a virtual business assistant could provide the technology tools to get everyone working together efficiently.   Now, imagine what it would take to hire those skills on the open market. At EWGA Portland, we found everything we needed with our own members. Our Communications foursome is headed ...
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  At a recent training event, I was given a handout titled, “How to Feel Miserable as an Artist.” It was such good advice that it made me think about how I could bring that same instruction to my golf game. I’ll share it with you here. How to Feel Miserable as a Golfer Constantly compare yourself to other golfers. Base the enjoyment of your entire game on one bunker. Never try to improve your current level of play with advice from trained golf professionals. Challenge yourself to out-drive and out-putt your playing companions. Talk to yourself sternly and without mercy if unable to complete #4. Heed all unsolicited advice ...
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Here’s what your Communications team has been up to while the courses are wet. Your new Newsletter design is easier to read when you’re on the go. Waiting for those guys ahead of you to tee off? Scroll through the latest headlines on your smartphone. Click through to sign up for events. Easily access past articles on our Chapter Blog . Your newsletter will link to everything you need to know to get the most out of your EWGA-PDX Chapter experience. Try it out with this refresher on Pace of Play -- you will probably realize that you shouldn’t be scrolling through your smartphone on the links. But there’s no reason you can’t catch up on MAX, in ...
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Matching Up for Match Play By Marilyn Morfitt EWGA-PDX Match Play Co-coordinator This year, we have several ways you can do more Match Play or try it for the first time. Match Play, the original format of golf, is basically the same game as stroke play but with a different scoring system. In it, a player or team earns a point for each hole where they best their opponents. For this reason, there’s a different psychology and strategy to Match Play, and those who play it love the difference. EWGA offers a Match Play Cup Tournament nationally, and luckily for us, one of the regional Cup Qualifiers is being held this ...
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Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins awards EWGA-PDX member Pam Frisby the Medal of Valor. By Holly Danks EWGA-PDX Communications Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you’ve golfed with Pam Frisby , you know she’s steady, clutch and matter-of-fact. Those characteristics serve ...
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By Mary Gilbert EWGA-PDX Chapter Championship Coordinator Be sure to put Sunday, July 15, on your golf calendar! That is the date of the Chapter Championship, which this year will be at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. Also, we will play Stone Creek on Sunday, June 24 , so those who are signing up for the tournament have the chance to practice. The Chapter Championship is the first step in the EWGA Championship. Winners of this year’s Chapter Championship will advance to this year’s Semifinals, which are lucky enough to be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at the OGA Course in Woodburn! So let's get a lot of Portland members ...
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By April Okazaki EWGA-PDX Marketing Director Welcome everyone to the start of golf season. It's time to dust off the golf clubs, get some swing exercises going and think about what part of your game needs the most work!  We are, of course, having golf clinics so check our website and monthly Newsletter for times and locations. Don't forget the Portland Golf Show is this month. There are always good deals and opportunities to network, as well as to volunteer at a show location (front door, putting contest, short game, etc.) and at our Portland Chapter EWGA Booth. This brings to mind something that I want you to keep in the ...
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Need an excuse to justify that new golf gear at the Portland Golf Show? Clear space in your bag (or garage) and make room for new golf stuff! Donate your golf equipment for the  2018 Junior Golf Club Swap  being held at OGA on March 3rd . They are asking for equipment (wedges, irons, woods, bags, etc.) in ready-to-use condition. Click the following link for more information and locations of where to drop off your donations. You have until end of February. Hmm, now you can buy something at the Portland Golf Show guilt free after your kind donation! Yay! Junior Golf
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Earn prizes!  Grow EWGA and our Chapter!  Share a supportive golf atmosphere! These are only a few of the reasons to volunteer at the Portland Golf Show, Feb. 23-25 , at the Oregon Convention Center.  Did you know that our Chapter receives credit at the Golf Show in exchange for volunteer hours worked? This credit allows us to have the EWGA Booth for recruiting new members AND to earn prizes we give out at our events.  Not only that, as a golf show volunteer, you receive free tickets to the show and a bunch of golf swag. The more members who volunteer, the more swag for you and prizes for our events.  Click here to sign up to volunteer ...
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