Welcome to the LPGA Women Who Play Greater Philadelpha Chapter

If you live in the Philadelphia Metro area and are looking for friendly women who love golf, welcome to our site! The LPGA Women Who Play Philly Chapter covers Philadelphia, Lower Bucks, Montgomery & Delaware Counties and South Jersey. Our goal is to provide fun opportunities for women who enjoy golf to meet and play with other women who enjoy the same. To meet that goal, we have several leagues in the Philly Metro area that provide weekly golf at some really nice courses, and we also have monthly golf outings during our April - October season. We also offer clinics and other educational events at various locations to help you improve your game.

We welcome all levels of players beginner - scratch and all ages. So come check us out - we think you'll like us! Keep checking our calendar of events and league pages to keep up with our activities.

First Chapter Golf Outing A Lot of Fun!

The Philadelphia Chapter's first monthly golf outing was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Downingtown Country Club to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 28 women golfers attended.  Several games were included in the event:  Straightest drive, Fewest putts and Hole In One.  The Hole In One contest is something new this year and will be repeated at our Inniscrone event on June 23rd.  Here's how it works:  The set up is on a par 3 hole and you pay $10 for a chance to win either $1000 or an all expense paid trip for 2 to Myrtle Beach if you make a hole in one.  If you play, you get a sleeve of balls and if you get on the green, you get an extra sleeve.  If everyone in your group plays, all are guaranteed a birdie on the hole.  Sadly, no one got the hole in one on Saturday.

The contest winners were: Straightest Drive contest - Gail Irrgang, Fewest Putts - Karen Melchiorre and the winner of the Lowest Net Score of the day was Pat Sierzant. Congrats to all winners!  Although there was no prize, Jen Palmer had the lowest gross score of the day.

Thanks to all who made our golf event a lot of fun including Florence Larcamp, our Marshall who kept things moving and provided direction to the next holes (sometimes she even did a drink run), Melinda Doyle for preparing the snack bags, Rita Gilson & Gail McNeill for setup and registration, Susan Stinson for scoring, and the staff at Downingtown Country Club! Kudos to Karen Melchiorre for organizing all of the details of the event to make it an enjoyable experience for all!

Also, a special thank you to Brian Harmon, general manager of the Cantina Laredo restaurant for his generous donation of the grand prize.

It was a great day of golf with fabulous weather, great friendships and a lot of fun for all.  We're all looking forward to the next event & hope to see you all there!

LPGA Women Who Play Philly Welcomes New 2018 Sponsor

A great big WELCOME goes out to Victory Golf Pass, our newest EWGA Philly "Birdie Sponsor"!

VicBanner.gifThe Victory Golf Pass book offers discounts on 338 Public Golf Courses, Private Golf Courses, Driving Ranges, Par 3 Courses, Executive Courses, Mini Golf & More in DE, MD, NJ, PA & VA so you can save money to play these courses without having to wait for a special online deal to come up.

Victory Golf Pass is offering our members a discount on its 2018 book - 20% off the regular rate.To order, just go to Resources in Navigation above and click on Victory Golf Pass.  You must be logged in to our site to order at this special rate.

If you see Andrew at our Tee Off Lunch on March 24, please thank him for his sponsorship.  We look forward to a great relationship with them!
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League Info

One of the great benefits of belonging to LPGA Women Who Play Philly is the ability to play in weekly leagues that are spread throughout the Philadelphia area. So why is this considered such a great benefit and why should you join a league?

  1. YOU CAN PLAY MORE GOLF:: It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or scratch player, if you don't belong to a country club you probably don't play the amount of golf that you'd like because you don't know enough women golfers to play routinely and it becomes cumbersome to arrange weekly games.  The EWGA Philly leagues offer the ability to play every week and/or even up to 3 times a week with women who love to play golf.
  2. YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR GAME:  By playing in a league, you constantly improve your game by learning from others and practicing weekly.  You'll start setting weekly goals for yourself.  You'll start thinking more strategically about how to navigate the course.  You'll get more focused on your game.  Some leagues offer weekly competitions/games that will boost your confidence in your ability to play.  Bottom line, the more you play, the better you'll play!
  3. YOU'LL MEET NEW FRIENDS:  It's amazing the amount of camaraderie that is created throughout the season.  Many women who have met through the EWGA Philly leagues begin to play golf with each other outside of the league play.  EWGA Philly members are extremely friendly and want to enhance other women's golf experiences.  You'll likely find someone to support your golf goals and even mentor you if you're just beginning. No need to avoid playing the game you'd love to play just because you think you'll be criticized for the way you play.  That's not our goal!
So if you're looking for a way to play more, better golf in a friendly environment, keep checking our league pages for updated information.To participate in our leagues, you must be a member of LPGA Women Who Play. Guests are welcome to "try us out," by playing twice with one of our leagues before joining.

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May Trivia Question

What is the driver swing speed of an average woman golfer?

1. 62 mph
2. 86 mph
3. 96 mph
4. 108 mph

Trivia Question Answer

      #1:  62 mph
The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130mph for Tiger Woods; 148-152mph for a national long drive champion.

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Become A Sponsor of Women's Golf in the Philadelphia Area

LPGA Women Who Play is the largest women’s amateur golf association in the world. Formerly known as the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), the organization maintains 12,000 members in over 100 local chapters.The Philadelphia Chapter represents women in Philadelphia and surrounding counties who are looking to go from aspiring player to recreational golfer and also serve as an advocate for positive change within the game.

So what's in it for you to become a sponsor of our chapter?  You'll have a relationship with women that allows you to promote your product or services throughout the Philadelphia Metro Area at very little cost.  According to Bloomberg.com, women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence.  And..."They are multiple markets in one. Because women serve as primary caregivers for children and the elderly in virtually every society in the world, women buy on behalf of the people who live in their households, as well as for extended family (such as older parents and in-laws) and friends".

Our Members represent a dynamic, unique and influential group of professional and executive women.

  • LPGA Women Who Play members come from nearly every corner of the U.S. (and select international locations)
  • Members are consistently affluent, but not the ‘wealthiest’ Americans
  • A portion of members are ‘marching’ upward in their career and in society
  • A different portion is moving past their peak career years, and are now slowing down to enjoy the harvest of all the years of hard work
  • 79% have a college or advance level degree

Our Demographics:

  • 65% are between the ages of 36 and 55
  • 31% have a personal annual income between $50,000 - $80,000
  • 50% have a personal annual income in excess of $80,000
  • 18% have a total household annual income between $50,000-$80,000
  • 76% have a total household annual income in excess of $80,000

How do you benefit from sponsoring our chapter?

  • Increase the visibility of your company through the activities of our organization.
  • Grow your customer base by meeting potential customers who may not know about your product or service.
  • Create relationships with long term value.
  • Gain a network of customers and business partners.

Our season is just beginning, so please consider being an integral part of it, we'd love to have you join us!  For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

LPGA Women Who Play Philly Board Members

We look forward to seeing you on the links in 2018. Please send any of us on the Board an e-mail with any ideas or questions.

Warm regards,
EWGA Philadelphia Chapter Board

Benefits of joining the Greater Philadelphia Chapter:
    • Season starts April; ends October
    • 9-hole leagues after work; 3 different locations currently
    • Traveling Match Play league
    • Golfers of all abilities welcome
    • Meet other women who love to play golf
    • Competitive and non-competitive options
    • Make new friends
    • Maintain official handicap
    • Discounts from many sponsors, local and national

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