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Our Vision : Enriching Women’s Lives through the Game of Golf Mission: Connecting women to learn, play and enjoy golf for business and for fun EWGA’s chapters need to have success in their volunteer programs. We all want to have our members have passion, enthusiasm and fun. However, every so often, our leadership can lose site of our vision and goals as an organization. EWGA is not a social club where you hang out only with people you are close to. Sometimes it is about bringing out the best in people at their worst. Choose to be what you want--it is a choice. You can choose to be happy, passionate, creative, and energetic. You can choose to be open,...
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In recent years, the golf industry and golf courses have come under scrutiny because the public sees lush green fairways and thinks billions of gallons of water are being poured on the grass to keep it green. In reality, golf course superintendents and owners for years have followed practices to conserve water, while trying to maintain the green turf golfers love so much. Some courses have implemented techniques that conserve water such as hand watering (which uses less water than automatic irrigation systems), adjusting fertilizer applications (to allow the turf to grow slower) and keeping the turf drier for golfers by watering less often. Many...
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What are hashtags? Twitter uses the hashtag or pound sign to turn any word or group of words into a searchable link. This allows you to organize content and track discussion topics based on those keywords. Hash tags are prevalent on many social media platforms. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest use them. If you are searching the web for information, the hashtag will narrow your search. Try using Google to search for #SolheimCup and see what pops up. Then, when watching the Solheim Cup later this month try tweeting. Suggested hashtags are #SolheimCup2015, #GoTeamUSA or #SolheimCup to join the conversation! The Anat omy of a Hashtag...
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At some point during a golf round, you usually see someone from the golf course maintenance staff on the course. These dedicated men and women range from professional members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) to seasonal college and high school students. Regardless of their age, gender or professional status, all golf course maintenance personnel deserve courtesy from golfers on the course. While some facilities require their grounds crew staff to wear hard hats, this doesn’t prevent workers from being injured when struck by a golf ball. Some golfers think the grounds crew staff shouldn’t be on the golf course during play...
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Have you ever been in a restaurant and seen two teens at a table never making eye contact with each other? They are staring at their smart phone texting each other. What has happened to good old conversation? Well, it is still alive and has taken a new form - digital. You now keep tabs on your friends, relatives, and others just by checking online. You can even make new friends on social media without ever meeting them face to face. Conversations are popping up all over social media about golf, cooking, and other hobbies. Virtual Socializing is everywhere, and you don’t have to get dressed up to do it! Women are the predominant users of social media....
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Aerating Greens

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A common question every summer when I worked in a golf shop was, “Why does the Golf Course Superintendent have to aerate the greens during the peak of our season?” To most golfers, this annual practice is seen as a nuisance because they don’t understand the purpose or need to aerate the greens. Aeration is the process by which holes are put into the greens to...
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August is the time of year we need volunteers to help support our organizations. Please read my other blog “What’s in it for Us”. EWGA’s volunteer program has always been a critical component of essential services to our members. We have a framework for our volunteer program to better support our volunteers and for increasing our organizational capacity. Structure: - Volunteer for a Committee - Share and learn business/volunteer expertise - Spread the word about our programs - Support our events - Support Local and National operations - Plan to further your contributions and grow your skill set Most of our volunteer positions...
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Fun at Forrest Crossing

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Yesterday's league play at Forrest Crossing was both memorable and fun. We missed a couple of our TEE CUP comrades who were out of town, but we kept it lively in spite of that. Nine of us took on the front 9 and tore it up. Had a great time getting to know three non-EWGA ladies (soon to join, we hope!), both playing golf and following, during dinner at the Neighbourhood Taproom & Kitchen (if you have not been there yet, you should go! And yes, it is spelled NeighbOURhood - great folks there!).
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There is probably nothing more frustrating on the putting green than to have to hit your putt through a ball mark. As we know, a repaired ball mark will heal in one to two days while an unrepaired ball mark will take two to three weeks to heal. Leaving an unrepaired ball mark is bad for the putting green in addition to poor golf etiquette. Repairing ball marks ensures a smooth putting service for all golfers and allows the turf to heal quickly. I recently played 18 holes with a new golfer who was excited not only about hitting the green on a par 3 hole in regulation, but almost more excited about making a ball mark. She easily admitted she didn’t...
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Hitting a golf ball further is based on the physics equation: Force = Mass X Acceleration The ball travels based on the amount of Force the ball is hit with. The more force means the ball goes further. You can increase Force by increasing the Mass used to hit the ball. This can be done with a heavier golf club, which is not always practical. The better way to is to increase Acceleration of the golf club as it hits the ball. In simplest terms Acceleration is to constantly increase velocity or speed. When you accelerate in a car, the speedometer shows you speed increasing as you travel down the road. Your...
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Oh, my.. renewed my membership.. incredible 1st year as a member of this EWGA Mid TN group. You are an awesome group of beautiful women and I'm getting to know more you as I play golf on different courses each week. I can't wait for the upcoming play dates on August 22nd @ Tim's Ford & OUR FALL TRIP to Muscle Shoals, AL. on Oct 3rd & 4th. As some of you may know, I've stepped in for Donna as the Events & Activities Dir. (FYI - I'm getting her a red phone & have her number on speed dial w/ an alarm, just in case). I'll give you a "Heads Up" clue that I've put together some wild & crazy parties and if you need a referral I...
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Golf Related Websites

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With people today being “plugged in” with computers and mobile electronic devices, there is a wealth of knowledge available for golf on the Internet. I’ve assembled a list of various golf related websites for you to check out. You can find anything from instruction and travel, to equipment and apparel and booking tee times and maintaining a handicap. You may want to “bookmark” some of these sites to check back for future reference. EWGA.com Sign In, then log in. Click Member Clubhouse for lots...
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Tipping at the Golf Course

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​ You may be invited to play in an event at an exclusive facility or may have put together your dream golf trip at some well-known top golf destinations. In addition to valet parking, bag drops, locker room attendants, cart and beverage cart staff, you may be asked to take a caddy or forecaddie. Who do you tip and how much? The best solution is to ask ahead of time and come prepared to the course with cash (if cash is allowed – some private facilities prohibit the use of cash – all gratuities are billed to a member account). If invited by a member to play his or her course, you could ask the member the guidelines on tipping, etc. If you are playing...
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Play9™ Day

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​ For the second year in a row, the USGA is sponsoring and promoting Play9 ™Day across the U.S. on Wednesday, July 29 . Launched in 2014, the USGA encourages golfers of all ages and abilities to take time to play 9 holes. While many non-golfers mention time and money as reasons they don’t play golf, this campaign is designed to encourage people to spend two hours on the golf course playing, vs. not playing at all. Former EWGA Board Member Jon Last from the Sports & Leisure Research Group shares a report with the USGA that states 60 percent of golfers perceive that 9-hole rounds are a great way to introduce non-golfers to the game. It’s a...
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I have a friend who is a beginner and needs a nice set of used clubs....and bag.....bag does not have to be orange....but that's a plus......lol, lol!!!!
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Proud of our ladies for our second 2015 volunteer day at Second Harvest Food Bank this weekend. In March, we moved over 6,800 lbs of food, and this Saturday we moved over 5,725 lbs of food in under 2 hours. We've really enjoyed our time in the DEEP FREEZE! Looking forward to our next opportunity as a group in September! Hope those of you who could not make it this time will be able to join us!
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Pace of Play. The three words all golfers get crazy about – you don’t want to be following a slow group on the course and you don’t want to be playing in a slow group on the course. The Rules of Golf Rule 6-7 state that you should “play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play.” If you have been invited to play for social or business golf, you want to make sure you are a good guest. While the Rules of Golf don’t state a time limit on playing a stroke, a good rule of thumb is to be ready...
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Well, the mighty clouds of joy came rolling in with a morning shower but we were all there excited and ready to play. And in about 30 min, we took off on the roller coaster course ( literally ) and some amazing shots between a rock and a hard place, we had a ball. LOL My teammates, Mary & Dana got us going with a few birdies and some sort of juice. That juice, we started rhymes, singing in the rain, making chips off the green, 20ft. putts...it was sweeeet. So I think I'll give this a try and continue to meet some awesome new friends. Next up, I'm getting ready for the TEE CUP FALL League and try to win me a trip to Muscle Shoals, AL on Oct...
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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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