2015 Spring Meeting and Other News

Hope to see everyone at the meeting next Thursday, agenda is filled with important new stuff, new games, trips and more.  Your Board has planned a fun 2015 season!

GWGA Spring Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22315

Golf Trip to The Woods Tues May 19 – Thu May 21 – This is going to be GREAT fun, but you need to sign up no later than March 30 and space is limited to first 12 who sign up!  I understand we have 6 signed up already, so don’t wait!  It’s not a very far drive and it is located in the beautiful Shennandoah Valley, not far from the town of Berkeley Springs!  We will have 3 days of golf.  Tuesday we will play at a course on the way up (course TBD).   Lucinda is working on a terrific Wednesday schedule which may include a morning on one of the Wood’s 18 hole golf courses, followed by an adventure to nearby Berkley Springs for an early dinner (back to our house by dark).   Thursday we will play the second 18 hole course and return home.  Lucinda will have more details at the Spring Meeting.  If you have questions or are interested please let her know angelsrwus@gmail.com.  She will talk about the trip at the Spring meeting, but remember, it could be full by then.

Welcome New Members!  Click here to read profiles about these new members:  Natalee Cha, Susan Crawford, Kim Engman, Mary Ellen Jehn, Lynn Smith, Chris Rupprecht, Wanda Martinson, and Sharon Monde!  Thank you Jeanie Tulipane for initiating the idea of  profiles for all our members and collecting the new member info!

If you have forgotten the password or you’re new, email sallyreams@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.  

All members – read about your fellow golfers by going to the member directory and clicking on the “Member’s Story” (found under the name of each person who has provided a story).   If you don’t have a story posted, please send me one. We want to hear about everyone of you.  This will be very helpful to our new members coming in, but you will also be surprised what you might learn about someone you know well!

Can’t wait to get out there golfing with all of you!





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Winter News and 2015 Spring Meeting

Happy New Year!  It may be freezing outside, but the GWGA 2015 board members are hard at work planning the upcoming season; read a quick news summary below. Please put our spring meeting on your calendar and remember that in addition to members, experienced golfers of all abilities are invited to attend.  If you are a potential new member please come to the meeting and learn more about our league.  Also, be sure our membership chair, Jeanie, knows about it.  You may contact her at greendale@cox.net or 703-548-7334.

If you wish to join (new or old members) please print, complete and mail this 2015 membership form.  Form shows fee structure and mailing address.  There are several benefits to sending in your checks prior to the meeting. Your handicap will be activated and ready to go by April 2nd (otherwise there will be a few weeks delay; you can’t win anything until you have established and actived your handicap).   Also if you are new, you will be assigned a mentor before April 2 and sent additional info; you can start getting oriented to league play before the meeting and meet your mentor at the spring meeting.

GWGA Spring Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22315

A brief news summary:

  • Lucinda, our vice president, arranged an awesome winter golf escape to Kissimmee, Florida, scheduled for Jan 23-30, with 8 GWGA golfers participating.  She also arranged for the league to have our 2015 awards luncheon at Mount Vernon Country Club, on November 5, 2015.
  • Eileen, our tournament chair, and her assistant Judy have been busy planning lots of new games for 2015, and making the calendar which includes 4 shotguns.
  • Betsy has already collected dues from most of you, and our finances are good order.
  • Jeanie created a two-year marketing plan with a goal to make our league the most desirable women’s league in northern virginia; she is updating flyers and business cards and getting the word out about the spring meeting.  She also has plans for making new or potential members feel welcome, and for helping all of us to know each other better.
  • Judy and Michelle are working together to transition the sign-ups to Michelle.
  • Joyce has been busy gathering core value inputs from the board members and drafting a core values statement for our league.  The board will ask the membership to adopt the core value statement at the spring meeting.  It will be helpful to everyone, and especially to any new or potential members who don’t know much about us.

Cheers to all, hope to see you on the golf course soon! Sally

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2014 Winners and 2015 Board Annoucements

The Awards Luncheon was held on November 6th at Mount Vernon Country Club.  Thank you to Anita Gardner for organizing a beautiful luncheon!   I compiled photos from 2014 and prior years into a slideshow shown at the luncheon.  I will post and send out photos from 2014 events soon.  If any of you have photos taken at the 2014 luncheon, please be selective and email me only a few good ones for publication.  Below is a list of the 2014 winners and new 2015 board members.  Looking forward to a great 2015 season!  –Sally

Most Improved Player: Mary Palm
(based on GHIN handicap differential/formula from beginning to end of season)

Ringer Winners:
(to view report of ringer scores for all players click here)
Flight A: Sue Spatcher
Flight B: Kathi Pierce
Flight C: Jeanie Tulipane

Championship Tournament Winners 
(to view reports with detailed scores click here)
League Champion: Sue Spatcher
Low Net Winner: Helen Shinn
Low Putts Winner: Anita Gardner

Flight Champions (net)
Flight A: Pat Cecka
Flight B: Kathi Pierce
Flight C: Jeanie Tulipane

Contest Winners:
Flight A
Long Drive: Ingrid Tomasek
Most Accurate Drive: Mae Kiehl
Closest to Pin: Mae Kiehl

Flight B
Long Drive: Helen Shinn
Most Accurate: Jane Barnes
Closest to Pin: Anita Gardner

Flight C
Long Drive: Mary Palm
Most Accurate: Jackie Woodle
Closest to Pin: Betsy Triplett

2015 GWGA Board:
President:  Sally Reams
Vice President: Lucinda Audey
Secretary and Treasurer: Betsy Triplett

Tournament Chair: Eileen Ruzicka; Assistant, Judy Erickson
Sign Ups: Michelle Moldenhauer
Rules: Sue Spatcher
Membership Chair: Jeanie Tulipane
Birdies and Chip-ins: Joyce Shields

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Awards Luncheon Nov 6 and 2015 Fees

Betsy will be collecting checks for the 2015 season at the luncheon next week so please bring your checkbook.  2015 Fees will be the same as 2014: Total with chip-in fund $84; Total without chip-in fund $78. (Breakdown: Membership $50; Handicap $28; Optional Chip-in Fund $6).    Make checks payable to GWGA. Click here to open/print membership form: 2015 membership form.  Questions about fees contact Betsy.

Luncheon: Thursday, Nov 6, Mount Vernon Country Club,  5111 Old Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22309.  Questions about luncheon contact Anita.

  • 11:30 – 12:00 Socializing
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Luncheon
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Meeting, Awards, Prizes
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