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Board Members 2015-2016

President: Pam Katros
     Member Services:  Nancy Lyons
     Member Recruitment:  Sonya Bradley
     Events & Activities:  Vicki Philpott
     Golf Programs & Services:  Del Sayles-Owen
     Finance & Records:  Barbara Richards
     Marketing:  Tammy Pinnick

Fun Play

Monday Afternoons
Casual 9-Hole Play at Rocklin Golf, Haggin Oaks or Land Park.  Tee times currently range between 10:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Contact Fern Lukka to be added to weekly Evite.  No weekly commitment required.  more info...

Tuesday "Days"
It's casual and always fun!!  If you are interested in golfing during the day on Tuesdays, contact Sharon Blume. more info...


Fantasy 18 Eclectic
Join in our new Fantasy golf contest, starting on March 1!
Throughout the season you will complete the 18-hole scorecard (made up from golf courses around the Sacramento area) with your best net score on each hole.   more info ...

Fall Stableford League
Starts September 13th!  Our Final league of the year! This is an individual format – you do not need a partner. The game is based on a point system, where the points you earn are determined by your net score on the hole. Only room for 28 people!  Register now!  more info...

Volunteers Needed

Our Chapter Needs Volunteers

What is your hobby, what do you want to learn, how can you help? Like to write? Are you a photographer? Do you have computer skills or people skills? Talk to us and we'll find the right volunteer opportunity for you. No job too small!

Volunteer opportunities are posted HERE.

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Welcome New & Rejoining Members!

Kathleen Loder - Sep 28
Laurie Vidosh - Sep 28
LaRhonda Sayles-Willis - Sep 30
Cyndi Soares - Sep 30
Lana Kennedy - Sep 10
Karen Carlson - Sep 8
Sheri Leonard - Aug 27
Taylor Rhodes - Aug 13
Bernadette Chiarella - Aug 6

PWGA Team Play Championship

The Team of (L to R) Shelley Van Drimmelon, Pam Katros, Patricia Ickes and Jeri Paik played in the PWGA Team Play Championship September 1-2 at Bailey Creek Golf Course.  The course was beautiful and they had a good time but it was not meant to be this year.

Two EWGA Members Headed to U. S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship

EWGA Chapter Member Lynn Cowan (far left) and Karen Garcia (3rd from the left) are headed to Nashville, September 26-October 1 to play for the championship at Hillwood Country Club.  

Weekend Getaway Fun, Fun, Fun 

If you were there, you know how much fun was had.  Golf, girlfriends, food, golf, girlfriends, get the picture.  This picture was taken on Sunday, at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course before play began. Everyone looks a lot warmer than year before last!  

Welcome to Golf and Supervised Practice

Each Thursday night in August seven members and guests participated in four sessions of learning and practice at William Land Golf Course.  The classes on the first and third Thursdays were taught by Samantha Clawson, LPGA teaching professional.  On the alternate Thursdays, our wonderful volunteer mentors Pam Katros, Deana Frandsen and Kris Corbridge helped participants practice what they learned by leading fun drills and competitions.  Confident in their new skills, these ladies have scheduled their first beginners' play date at Bing Maloney Executive Nine later this month!  In their own words...

"As a new member of the EWGA I truly enjoyed the beginning golf classes that were offered. They were informative, helpful and fun. It was great to meet and work with the EWGA mentors who volunteered their time to assist us and offer expert advice. I have met a great group of Ladies and am looking forward to more fun and learning. Thank you all."  Lorey Delmater, EWGA Member.
"As a first time golfer, it was great learning experience.  The things I enjoyed most were learning the proper golf etiquette, the different techniques of hand and foot placement, and the awesome mentors who shared years of wisdom...  I'm looking forward to using what I have learned on the golf course." -  LaRhonda Sayles-Willis, First-Time Guest.
"I greatly improve my game with each and every supervised practice!!!" - Nanette Nelson, EWGA Member.

"The instructor, mentors and host were all amazingly patient and informative. Their tips worked!   To hear the ball sailing or going in the hole to the cheers of my co-instructees made the practice such fun... I can hardly wait to get back out on the links." - Denise Browne, First-Time Guest.

Upper Left: LaRhonda Sayles-Willis, Denise Browne, Karin Duvekot, Jennie Yu, Lorey Delmater, Nanette Nelson
Lower Left: Coach Sam Clawson, Nanette Nelson, Lorey D, Deana Frandsen, LaRhonda S-W
Middle: Denise B. LaRhonda S-W, Lorey D., Karin D.

Upper Right: LaRhonda S-W, Pam Katros, Denise B., Nanette N., Kris Corbridge, Jennie Y., Karin G., Lana Grymaylo , Coach Sam
Lower Right: Karin D.

2015 Cal Cup Team Named
Congratulations to the 2015 Cal Cup Team:

Vicki Philpott, Captain
Krista Wylder, Co-Captain
Jill Thomas
Janet Cino
Julia Hadley
Pam Katros
Shelley Van Drimmelen
Karen Zamarippa
Jeri Paik
Carey McLean
Maryellen Haddock
Linda Paist
The 2015 Cal Cup will be October 24 and 25 in Carmel at the Rancho Canada Golf Club.

Northern California EWGA Championship Semi-Finals Results

On August 1, fourteen Chapter members competed in the Northern California EWGA Semi-Final Championship at The Reserve at Spanos Park and the results are in.  

Overall Winner and Winner of the Championship Flight:  
Lynne Cowan

  • Championship Flight Second Low Gross Winner:  Nanci Smith
  • First Flight Second Low Gross Winner:  Kris Corbridge
  • First Flight Third Low Net Winner:  Danielle Domurat
  • Second Flight First Low Gross Winner:  Carey McLean
  • Second Flight Second Low Net Winner:  Tammy Pinnick
  • Third Flight First Low Net Winner:  Betty Lou Beyer (Okay, she was playing for Stockton but she's still one of us).
  • Scramble Division Second Place Team Winners:  Pam Katros, Tillie Melton, Chao Chen and Shelley Van Drimmelen

Also, playing but not placing were Deana Frandsen, Sonya Bradley, Carolyn Cochran and Marilyn Peterson.
And, former Chapter member Cindy Roeser took first low gross in her flight.  

All of the first place winners will be moving on to the Final Championship competition to be held October 30-31 at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Clinic:  Supervised Practice
This Great Series Produced New Skills!

On August 4th, the series ended.  The ten members who participated enjoyed the camaraderie of practicing with friends under the helpful eye of a great instructor.  Denise Fass, the Professional Golf Instructor at Leader Golf Center in Natomas emphasized that the number one thing when practicing is to have a goal or purpose.  She stressed the importance of being motivated and limiting your focus to only one or two goals.  And most importantly she was there to give each person individual feedback on the skills they were trying to improve.  What a fun way to learn and practice!

Tammy Pinnick, Denise Fass, and Pat Stewart

Clinic:  "Basic Full Swing"

On Thursday, July 23rd, six women gathered to learn the fundamentals of the full swing.  Don Pottle, Tenured Golf Professional at Haggin Oaks made sure they understood the importance of proper posture, grip, set up, take away and finish.  Before long we were hearing the exciting whoosh of a well-hit ball coming from every stall!


Upper Left: Nanette Nelson, Laura Wilder, Lorey DeLaMater, and Jennie Yu 


Lower Left:  Don Pottle, Nanette Nelson, Lorey DeLaMater, Linda Fitzgerald, Lana Grymaylo, Karin Duvekot and Laura Wilder.


Right: Linda Fitzgerald

Equipment Demo and Social at Haggin Oaks
by Sonya Bradley, Event Chair 
(Thank You Sonya for a great event)!


On July 29, about two dozen EWGA Sacramento members and a few guests attended the third annual Equipment Demo and Social at Haggin Oaks. Apprentice professional and Club Fitting Specialist Danielle Nash gave a brief and succinct overview of the differences in golf club types, the importance of selecting the right shafts and the importance of a fitting, especially as your skill level improves. Even the seasoned golfers walked away with a little extra knowledge about golf clubs. And like every good EWGA gathering, many of us wound up on the 19th hole for food, drink and comradeship. Thanks to Haggin Oaks for the shady venue under the arbor and providing us with tables, plenty of chairs and, of course, our 10% discount in the Super Shop.

March 23 and ending July 20, 2015
~ A Celebration to Remember ~

On Monday, July 20, 2015 there were 17 members and guests who enjoyed the Fast Tracker 9-Hole Scramble at Woodcreek Golf Club.  This tournament was the final "lesson" of the 10-lesson series for the 16 Fast Tracker participants.  Some of the volunteer mentors were on board to lead the teams and help them with course management.  A special thanks to those mentors who played - Karen Garcia, Krysta Wylder, Tammy Pinnick, and Mary Lou Azevedo.


The competition was fierce, as five teams fought for the first place prize of a 9-Hole round of golf at Woodcreek.  

Congratulations to the first place winners who won in a card-off:


Karen Garcia, Team leader

Nancy Lyon, Fast Tracker Alumni 

Carol Adams, Member



Nancy, Carol & Karen 


There were also closest to pin contests won by Ursula Whitefield, Cindy Hennessey and Carol Little.  They each received a goodie bag of golf accessories and tools.


After playing, everyone gathered at the 19th hole for food and festivities. Fast Track Leader Clare Payne presented each of the nine Fast Trackers in attendance with a certificate in celebration of their graduation. Of course there was yummy cake for all - what a way to end the day!


Congratulations Fast Trackers!  A special thank you to Clare and all of the season's mentors for your time, expertise and dedication!


2015 Fast Trackers


Valerie Alexander

Catherine Barta

Chrissy Buford

Evelyn Fallon

Cynthia Hennessy

Carol Little

Fern Lukka

Jobi Marchand

Cindy Merrall

Sharon Rusconi

Trudy Sinclair

Kathy Tejada

Dianne Vass

Yvonne Walden

Kathleen Wheeler

Carol Wilkening

The Fun is Over...
Spring Fun League Ends 

May 30th was the final play date for the Spring League.  The game for the day was Pink Lady, also known as Money Ball, Devil Ball, Lone Ranger or Yellow Ball.  Teams consisted of four players and were pretty well balanced for the competition.  On each hole, one of the four golfers played a pink ball (hence the name Pink Lady).  The golfers teed off and played their own ball for the 18 holes.  Two scores were combined for the team score - the Pink Lady net score and the lowest net score from the other three players.  This format added a little pressure for the golfer having the pink ball because if you lose it, you had to add two strokes to your final score for a "lost ball".   Some teams risked injury or getting caught by a marshal just to keep the ball in play (we won't mention names here). 


The team of Judy Mayes, Linda Reid and Diane Emond won with a net 129, two strokes under the team of Laurie Hochmuth, Chao Chen, Kris Corbridge and Marilyn PetersonTammy Pinnick, Lori Lucius and Kayleen Kott got the best value for their fees (I think you know what I mean).  Pam Katros on her game with a gross 82 winning low net at 64!  Congratulations to Sally Paniagua on a special recognition - Perseverance Prize - for playing in all five league days, never giving up, keeping up with pace of play and trending down her handicap.  Congratulations of all of our league winners.  Watch for a future announcement on the Fall League.