EWGA Greenville 2014 Year in Review
by Rhonda Rusch
March 11 - had our tee off at Thornblade; included putting lesson with Jon, Sandy Halkett of EZone as guest speaker, silent auction, and great food and companionship. For our first time, we had 3 organizations reach status of “Sponsor” at $250 donation levels: Thornblade Club, Preserve at Verdae, and Embassy Suites.
We started Calendar Year 2014 with 24 members; We added 3 new members at the tee-off: Yana Allen, Pat Jordan and Karla Kelley. We had 3 former EWGA ladies rejoin us in 2014: Brenda Kinne, LeNelle Tanner and Patricia Meredith. And we added 3 more: Erin Hutton in May; and Barb Stio transferred in from NJ and Pat Bailey joined us a dual member with Asheville.
For a total of 9 new members (roughly 1/3 of our beginning membership is NEW this year) We have lost 5 former members who did not renew in 2014. We are at 28 now.
Golf season began April 1
26 scheduled Mondays with rotation of Hejaz, Pebble and Verdae, averaged 6 -8 a night, also offered 18 hole play almost weekly when the course could accommodate 3:30 tee time
28 scheduled, with 3 rain outs Tuesday nights at Willow Creek: Great weather, 5 avg participation
11 weekends planned golf; averaged 1.5 tee times
Most memorable weekend league was at Cherokee Valley in May: 4 Jacksonville, 1 Chicago, 2 Asheville/Greenville dual members 1 new Jersey and 4 Greenville.Bev, Barb, Christine, Sunny, Rhonda, Joyce and Pat
2nd most memorable Bev, Nancy and Rhonda played Brookstone in August with EWGA board president Sheryl Wilkerson!!
April 4, 11 and 25 and May 2 Liz Parker arranged for Full Swing, Short Game, Putting and Bunker clinics at Eagle Zone with Sandy Halkett Instructing.
June 2: 10 of us at Greenville Cancer Charity event at Green Valley - EWGA sponsored a tee sign for $150 (thanks to the proceeds from the silent auction); Lisa, Laura, Rhonda Rogers, Lori, Rhonda, Brenda, Sunny, Joyce, Bev & Peggy
June 7 Chapter Championship 10 participants. Rain cancelled 5/18 date. LeNelle, Peggy, Bev, Christine, Laura and Rhonda; and Nancy along with Ashley, Debbie and Pam on the Scramble team. Christine won Low Gross Flight 1 and Bev Low Gross; LeNelle and Peggy went on to compete at Semi finals in N. Myrtle Beach along with the Scramble team and Flight 1 winners; Christine competed in the 2nd flight and won!! Our Scramble Team won in a tie play off with the Raleigh team. Brenda Rutledge was able to play in the Asheville Chapter Championship and went on to semi-finals - came in second low gross; thru a forfeit - she and both Christine went on to Nationals in Nashville (Oct 10-11) to compete and they both came in 2nd Low Gross!!. Our Scramble team had to pass on going to National.
Dixie Cup at Chateau Elan, Georgia, June 28: 10 of us Brenda, Joyce, Pam, Rhonda, Bev, Pat, Debbie, Diana, Ashley, Sunny
2014 was a great year and look forward to a wonderful 2015 !