By Kris Corbridge, Sacramento EWGA Cup Captain
time is growing near for the qualifying event for this years EWGA Cup
Match Play Event. The venue for this first stage is the Westin Mission
Hills, Pete Dye Course, Rancho Mirage, CA, September 13-14. The team
representing the Sacramento and Stockton chapters consists of: Captain Kris Corbridge, Kathleen McKilligan, Patricia Ickes, Karen Biscaha, Maryellen Haddock, Betty Lou Beyer, Laura Maupin, and Laura Espinosa.
have been working hard on practicing match play strategy with emphasis
on course management, rules/penalties specific to match play, and
improving our short games.
planning for this event starts early each year, with registrations
beginning April 1st for sectionals, which is a first come first serve
registration, whereby any chapter can register for the regional of their
choice across the country. As we predicted, Rancho Mirage was a very
popular destination and the west coast regionals grew from 11 teams last
year to 19 this year. Because of this they have divided the event into
two qualifiers, with each playing an early and a late shotgun each
day. The top 4 teams from each of the Pacific and Western qualifiers
will advance to the final event, to be held Dec 7-8 at Troon North,
year's team finished 5th in the National Championship and we are hoping
for an equally successful showing this year. So if you see any of the
members of this years team please wish them well as they endeavor to
bring home the gold.