CHAPTER EVENT INFORMATION

COMPETITIVE EVENTS

EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP

The EWGA Championship started in 1995.  It has grown to be the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world and we want YOU to be a part of the fun and excitement.  Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete so give the Championship a try and put your game to the test!

STAGES OF THE EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP

The CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP is an 18-hole local qualifying round held at each Chapter location.  Low Gross and Low Net winners in each flight advance to the Semi-final Championship.  Two scramble teams advance.

The SEMI-FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP is an 18-hole round held at 15 venues from June – August.  Low Gross and Low Net winners in each flight advance to the EWGA Championship Finals.

The EWGA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS, a two-day, 36 hole event held sometime in the Fall.

The EWGA Championship offers two different competitive formats: Stroke Play Competition and Inter-Chapter Team Scramble Competition. You select the competitive format that best fits your game, personality and skill level.

STROKE PLAY COMPETITION

Stroke play competitors play in one of five flights at the Chapter Championship qualifying event based upon their USGA Handicap Index.

Flight 

 

Handicap Range 

Championship 

 

0.0 to 12.0 

First

 

12.1 to 19.0

Second

 

19.1 to 25.0

Third

 

25.1 to 32.0

Fourth

 

32.1 to 40.4

TEAM SCRAMBLE

Chapter scramble teams consist of four (4) women who meet the eligibility requirements to play in the EWGA Championship.  The team “handicap factor” is established based on the USGA Handicap Index of all four players. 

TO QUALIFY, EWGA MEMBERS MUST:

  • Follow the registration guidelines distributed by your local Chapter
  • Be a female, EWGA member in good standing
  • Have a verifiable USGA Handicap Index and have an equivalent of two 18-hole scores posted to your handicap record in the current year, priorto the handicap cut-off date for their respective Chapter Championship
  • Be an amateur golfer as defined by USGA Rules of Amateur Status

 
LONE STAR CUP (LSC) is a two-day Team match play event (similar to the Solheim or Ryder Cup) which is played against other chapters in our area, including Baton Rouge and Oklahoma City.  The team is made up of 12 players – 18 holes of Four-Ball on the first day and 18 holes of Singles on the second day. You must be an EWGA member in good standing and have an established handicap. Handicaps max out at 40 for the competition.

EWGA CUP is an amateur match play competition conducted under the direction of the EWGA Association Headquarters (EWGA). The team is made up of eight players and is conducted in two stages of play:

CUP QUALIFIER – 18 holes of Four-Ball and 18 holes of Singles completed over 2 days to determine the teams that will advance to The Cup Finals. Qualifiers are usually held during September and October. 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – THE CUP FINALS – 18 holes of Four-Ball and 18 holes Singles completed over 2 days.

All players who wish to compete in the EWGA Cup must be EWGA members in good standing who have a verifiable USGA Handicap Index


MATCH PLAY INFORMATION

Match Play is a format of play that is scored in a hole-by-hole competition.  The side that holes its ball in less strokes than its opponent wins that particular hole. In a handicap competition, the side with the lowest net score wins the hole.

The side who has won the most holes wins the match.  When a side is winning by more holes than there are holes remaining, the match is won.  A match can be won before all 18 holes are played. For example, if you win the first 10 holes, you’ve won the match because there are only 8 holes left to play.  In the EWGA Cup, each winning match is awarded 1 point toward the team total and halved matches are awarded ½ point. 

MATCH PLAY TERMS   

Status of a Match:  The status of a match is expressed relationally. Match play scoring does not indicate the number of holes won by a player, but rather how many more holes than his opponent a golfer has won. "Up" indicates that a side is winning by a number of holes and "down" indicates that a side is losing by a number of holes.

Halved Hole:  A halved hole is a hole where opponents score the same on a specific hole.  The opponents are said to have "halved" the hole and the status of the match remains the same.

Dormie: A match is said to be dormie when a side has won as many holes as the number of holes remaining to be played, i.e. 3 up with 3 to play. The worst the leading team can do at this point is tie (by losing all the remaining holes).

All Square: A scoring term that indicates a match that is tied.


NONCOMPETITIVE GOLF EVENTS

STROKE PLAY This is individual play where player counts the number of strokes taken overall, as opposed to the number of holes won.  These events are a wonderful opportunity to post scores for handicap.  Events are usually played at our sponsorship courses.


MATCH PLAY
there are two types of match play, Four Ball and Singles.

Four Ball Match Play - A match in which two players (a side) play their better ball against the better ball of two other players (the opposing side). All players play their own ball. The lower net score of the two players is the team score on the hole.

Singles Match Play - A match in which one player plays against another player. Scoring is determined by a hole-by-hole competition. 


SCRAMBLES
A golf scramble is a format where two or more players form a team to play, with the rules emphasizing fun without the pressure of players keeping individual scores. Each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot until the ball is putted out. Crazy mulligans are always available for purchase.  Prizes are awarded and food and drink are always available.  These are a lot of fun and great opportunities for the beginner and advanced beginner golfer.  Spouses, significant others and guests are always welcome for these events. 

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VALENTINE SCRAMBLE
- February

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SHAMROCK SCRAMBLE - March
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FIRECRACKER SCRAMBLE
- July

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WACKY HALLOWEEN SCRAMBLE
- October

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JINGLE BELL SCRAMBLE – December

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NINE AND WINE
is held usually the first Saturday of each month at Windcrest Golf Club starting at 4:00 PM.  This is a 9 hole 2-person scramble event. Cost includes a drink ticket and appetizers.  Mulligans are available for purchase.  Half of the mulligan money is given to our chapter.

SUN.jpgSUMMER LEAGUE usually starts in May and runs through August.  It is a 9 hole 4-person scramble event on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:00 PM.  The events alternate between the Republic Golf Club and Northern Hills Golf Club.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

HAPPY HOUR is held at various times at various locations.  These are great social networking opportunities.  The Stray Grape has been a favorite.

SPA EVENINGS held at M Spa, one of our sponsors.  Pamper yourself and enjoy social networking at the same time.

EVENTS PLANNING MEETINGS are a great way to find out what is going on.  These meetings are scheduled throughout the year and are usually on the monthly calendar.   At the meetings, you have the opportunity to suggest certain events and comment about past events.  Suggestions are always valued and all are welcome. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EWGA CHECK OUT 

…the National website ewga.com

…the San Antonio Chapter website ewgsa.org

…the EWGA San Antonio Facebook page