Friday, August 27, 2010

IGM at The Ledges Hosts EWGA Chapter Championship Events

The Greater Springfield Chapter of the EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) held its chapter championship on Saturday, July, 17th at The Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley. The winners are advancing to the semi-finals for the EWGA Championship, considered the largest amateur women’s golf competition in the United States.

Members compete in individual stoke play in five flights based on USGA handicaps and a scramble team competition. Low gross and low net winners in each flight and the winning scramble team then compete in one of 15 semi-final competitions held throughout the United States.

The EWGA Greater Springfield chapter winners will compete in the New England Sectionals district on August 21 again at The Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley, Ma. Winners advance to the 36-hole championship finals at Geneva National Resort and Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on October 1 and 2, 2010. Now in its 15th year, this annual nationwide competition had over 2400 participants in 2009.

EWGA Greater Springfield Chapter Championship winners, advancing to the semi-finals:

Championship Flight (handicap 0 – 12.0)
First Place Low Gross: Gale Gates, Ludlow – 88
First Place Low Net: Pat Scapin, Russell – 81

First Flight (handicap 12.1 – 19.0)
First Place Low Gross Christine Tazzini, Longmeadow – 93/74

Second Flight (handicap 19.1 – 25.0)
First Place Low Gross Lynn Broders, Granby, Ct - 85
First Place Low Net Barbara Howard Agawam, - 62

Third Flight (handicap 25.1 – 32.0)
First Place Low Gross Marianne Charest, Southwick - 101
First Place Low Net Debra Hebert-Kabat, Hatfield - 71

Fourth Flight (handicap 32.1 – 40.4)
First Place Low Net Deborah Green, Holyoke, - 100
First Place Low Gross Linda Moriarty, Springfield - 75

First Place Scramble Team 65/64
Barbara Kapinos, South Hadley
Janet Latini, Belchertown
Carol Marnelakis, Chicopee
Carrie Ingham, South Hadley

About the EWGA
The Greater Springfield chapter offers an abundance of golf, business and social events, networking opportunities, clinics and leagues for new and experienced golfers at every ability level. The organization provides an ideal environment for networking with other career-oriented women throughout the community and the association. See to learn more about Greater Springfield EWGA.

Since its founding in 1991 as the Executive Women’s Golf Association, the EWGA has enriched the lives of more than 100,000 women connecting them to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf for business and for fun. This tax exempt association has over 125 local chapters throughout the United States and international chapters in Canada.

The EWGA is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For more information about the association and its membership, visit