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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.

Chapter Championship Results Are In

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Fifteen members played in the Chapter Championship round of the 2018 LPGA Women Who Play Championship on May 20 at White Manor Country Club. Despite a prediction of late afternoon thunderstorms, the weather held out and all flights and scramble teams finished without a drop of rain.

The players moving forward to the next round are: Flight 1 - Tia Toms & Karen Perez; Flight 2 - Susan Hunsiker & Sharon Primerano, Flight 3 - Diane Peterson, Flight 4 - Gwen Glattes, Scramble Team 1 - Carol Haines, Jennifer Palmer, Susan Stinson & Pat Sierzant and Scramble Team 2 - Karen Melchiorre, Donna Roth, Rita Gilson & Gail McNeill. Congratulations to all!

The District Semi-Finals will be held on August 4 at Deerfield Country Club in Neward, DE. Save the date and come to cheer on your chapter players!

Many thanks to Mary Anne Rooney for organizing the entire event for the first time. She did a great job! Also thanks to Florence Larcamp & Nancy Bleam for keeping everything moving on the course and to Dennis Poiesz & Kyle Kolarz from White Manor for their help.
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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.

Monthly Trivia

June Trivia Question

Why do golf balls have dimples?

1.  To increase distance
2.  To increase lift
3.  Both 1 & 2


Trivia Question Answer

      #3 Both 1 & 2

Reprinted from Wonderopolis...

The golf ball didn't always look like it does today. Early golf balls were actually made of leather and stuffed with wet goose feathers! These balls were called “featheries." 
Over time, manufacturers began making golf balls with the gum of the sapodilla tree. The gum was heated and formed into a perfect sphere. These golf balls were called “gutta-perchas."  Golfers believed that smooth golf balls would travel farther through the air because a smooth surface would create less wind resistance. But they were wrong!

Golfers quickly noticed smooth gutta-perchas did not soar through the air as well as featheries. Over time, however, they began to notice that scuffed, scratched and dented gutta-perchas covered a greater distance than smooth ones.

Like many inventions, the golf ball dimple was discovered accidentally. By 1930, the dimpled golf ball had become the standard in golfing.

A golf ball with dimples can travel almost twice as far as a smooth golf ball. By adding dimples to the ball, golf ball manufacturers minimize drag forces that pull back on the ball or slow it down.  Dimples also help lift the ball by forcing airflow downward, which pushes the ball upward. These are the same principles of aerodynamics that airplanes use to fly.

There are no rules about how many dimples a golf ball has to have. Most have 300 to 500 dimples. The most common number of dimples is 392.  It was once thought that the more dimples a ball had, the further it would travel. This theory has been disproved, but that hasn't stopped golf ball manufacturers from creating all sorts of dimpled balls.

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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
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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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