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Oregon competitors in the EWGA Championship PNW Semifinals had a great time on a fun, wide-open but challenging BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho. From top left are: Holly Danks, Beverly Howard, Esther Moe, April Okazaki, Terrie Marshall, Sara LaBorde, Jen Piper, Michelle Lennox, Beth Madden, Ann Chapman and Kimberly Renfrow (Portland-Bend). Bottom row: Linda Kelly (Bend, former Portland), Bonnie Stutzman, Cyndi Farrell, Halley Kramer (Portland-Bend) and Debbie Bensching (Portland-Bend).

Portland winners advance

Congratulations to the Portland Chapter winners in the EWGA Championship Pacific Northwest Semifinals, held recently at the beautiful BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho.

The competition came down to the very end, with Sara LaBorde winning 3rd Flight low gross in a one-hole sudden-death playoff. Beth Madden lost 2nd Flight low gross on the second hole of her playoff, but took low-net honors in a scorecard playoff. Terrie Marshall, who was bumped from the 1st Flight into the Championship Flight since the Chapter Championship, ended up shooting low-net of the field, with a 69. Our scramble team of Jen Piper, Esther Moe, Cyndi Farrell and Beverly Howard also took first. Click here for the EWGA Championship PNW site and then click on Event Results.

Winners will advance to the EWGA Championship Finals, to be held Oct. 14-15 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa, just outside Washington, D.C., in Leesburg, Va.

Sara LaBorde's winning putt on first playoff hole.

For photos, click here.


Congratulations to all of the winners in our 2016 Chapter Championship:
Championship Flight:
Elizabeth LeMay -- 85, Chapter Champion Low Gross
First Flight:
Terrie Marshall -- 90, 1st Low Gross and Senior Low Gross
Robin Dea -- 80, 1st Low Net
Ann Chapman -- 101, 2nd Low Gross
Valerie Fong -- 84, 2nd Low Net
Second Flight:
Beth Madden -- 97, 1st Low Gross
Michelle Lennox -- 75, 1st Low Net
Third Flight:
Holly Danks -- 99, 1st Low Gross and Chapter Champion Low Net (67)
Sara LaBorde -- 101, 1st Low Net
Bev Thornburg -- 89, 2nd Low Gross and Super Senior Low Gross
Fourth Flight:
April Okazaki -- 114, 1st Low Gross (scorecard playoff)
Bonnie Stutzman -- 78, 1st Low Net
Scramble Team, 1st (68)
Jen Piper
Esther Moe
Cyndi Farrell
Beverly Howard

Thanks to all of the players and volunteers who helped make it a great day at Quail Valley Golf Course. The Championship Committee included Jen Piper (chair), Debbie Bensching (on-site director), Jeanne Biggerstaff (rules official), Mary Gilbert (registration and scoring), Bonnie LaFord and Linda Erickson (scramble scorers) and Halley Kramer (on-course help).  
Good luck to all of our competitors in the EWGA Championship Pacific Northwest Semifinals Aug. 20 at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, near Boise.

Click here for all of the results.

Click here for photos.


Where'd we go? 


 It was all smiles at the Salem Golf Club when the doors to the bus opened and we unloaded for a fantastic day of play on our First Annual Mystery Golf Trip. Having fun just waiting at the first tee are from left: Pamela Brandis, Bonnie Stutzman, Mary Pat Wlazik and Deb Bensching. For more photos, click here.


Kickoff sets course for new golf season! 

The 2016 EWGA-PDX Kickoff raised $400 to split between member Kathy Root and The First Tee of Greater Portland. Sorry, Graciela Teofield -- Cyndi Farrell and Beverly Howard (from left), didn't have the winning ticket for you. But fun was had by ALL, as  80-plus members and guests attended the brunch and program at Charbonneau Golf Club, learning about our 2016 events, leagues, clinics and more. Click here for more photos.

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Our Green Gang brings the Cup home!

The Green Gang displays the namesake trophy after winning the EWGA Cup Finals. From top left are: Esther Moe, Beverly Howard, Halley Kramer (captain), Ann Chapman, Cyndi Farrell and Janet Orzechowski; bottom left are: Jen Piper and Debbie Bensching.

The Green Gang bested a field of 37 teams to take top honors in the EWGA Cup Finals at Reunion Resort outside Orlando Fla. What an accomplishment -- after tying the DC Match Sticks following two days of tough play, Portland's own pulled it out by having the most quality wins. That means Green Gang players won their matches by a bigger margin. Way to go! It is the first time in the five years of national match play that a Portland team has won it all.

And congrats to Puttlandia and Portland Pinot Putters, our other two Cup teams, for advancing to the Finals and making Portland proud of all of our Cup players.

As national champs, The Green Gang gets an automatic spot in the 2016 EWGA Cup Finals. Let's send more teams again! 

Click here for full results.


Portland player places near the top in Finals

Keve Gabbert takes home 2nd Place-Low Gross in the Third Flight at the 2015 EWGA Championship.

Practice makes perfect for Keve Gabbert, who, after making it to the EWGA Championship Finals for the second year in a row, came home this year with a second-place trophy. Her 96-95 gross total of 191 was near the top of the Third Flight, a whopping 24 strokes better than her gross total in 2014 when she didn't break 100 either day. Keve also was only four strokes off First-Low Net for her flight of 32 players in this year's Finals.

Keve says the high winds during the Semifinals at Pronghorn in Bend prepared her for the sandstorm on the first day of the Oct. 30-31 competition at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Palm Springs. We think it is more likely that Keve prepared herself for this year's competition with hours and hours of work on all facets of her game. Congrats!

More than 2,500 members competed in their Chapter Championships this year, making the annual EWGA Championship series the world's largest golf tournament for amateur women golfers of all skill levels.

 For full results of the 2015 Finals, click here.


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As the world's largest amateur women's golf association, EWGA has chapters in nearly every major U.S. market. Since 1991, the tax-exempt organization has won awards and helped change the golf industry, but most importantly has connected with more than 100,000 women who love golf, making friends and forging business relationships. For more info about EWGA, visit the national website.

Portland Chapter

The Portland Chapter of EWGA was founded in 1994 and has more than 150 members of all ages, golf skills and walks of life. In addition to weekly leagues, weekend events and competition, our Chapter offers golf clinics, social events and networking opportunities. 

The banner photos (above) are of the Portland winners of the 2016 EWGA Championship Pacific Northwest Semifinals. From left are: Terrie Marshall, first low net Championship Flight (low net of the field); Beth Madden, first low net Second Flight; Sara LaBorde, first low gross Third Flight; and first-place Scramble Team, Beverly Howard, Esther Moe, Lisa Becka (EWGA managing director of golf programs), Jen Piper and Cyndi Farrell.
Photos by Holly Danks


Join the fun! 

From our annual season Kickoff to golf lessons, leagues, weekend events and tournaments, EWGA-Portland is the place to be. Join EWGA now to be part of the fun.

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Expand network, develop new skills -- have fun!

Like any all-volunteer organization, we are always looking for those who would like to contribute their time and ideas to create the great events we offer each season. But it's not just about making EWGA great -- volunteers benefit, too. Read this blog by Carlyne Lynch to see what's in it for you.

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Lost and Found




Found in bus luggage bin after Mystery Golf Trip: lime-green club brush. Contact Holly Danks at to claim.

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Join the Portland Buy-Sell-Trade eGroup on Our PDX Community and list your item. Then contact to use this spot to sell, buy or trade anything from clubs and other golf equipment, to condos, time-shares and golf deals.