GWGA April Newsletter

Welcome NEW members! GWGA has 8 new members!   Everyone take a look at the new member. photos and bios. 

Thank you to MENTORS. Each new member was assigned a mentor by our membership chair, Jeanie Tulipane.  All new members have played mentoring rounds to help integrate them into our league.  2022 Mentors were/are Gary Callis, Carey Durham, Judy Flader, Margaret Melady, Sally Reams, Eileen Ruzicka, Sue Spatcher, Jeanie Tulipane, and Kyong Yi.

Know where to find Tournament Results?  If not, open  Scroll down, or over (depending on what device you use) until you see a text menu.  Select “Results”, then click the Go button for the day you wish to see.  The winner $ shown are really points (2 or 3).  Points are accumulated over the season and paid at the end of the year.  See the Award Points chart for how many points are given for each prize category. Also you can see all your rounds posted by clicking on “My Game”.

Reminders from the Tournament Chairs (Margaret and Sue): Please read the GWGA Handbook and follow procedures. When the scorecards are illegible or incomplete, it takes the closers extra time to close the day. Scorekeepers: (all must take a turn). Official or Back-up must be written at the top; turn in both cards. Date the cards. Finish time needs to be recorded in the designated blank. Legible signatures please – all players must sign the official card; one signs the back-up card.  

Message from GWGA President, Kathi Pierce: This season we are focusing on our Pace of Play in order to ensure we do NOT have any 5-6 hour rounds. One important aspect is for every group to use the Pace of Play time chart card provided in the clubhouse. Whoever picks up the scorecards should also take the pace chart that is specifically for your tee time. This card will let you know if your group is currently on pace during the round. Keep it with the scorecard and return it afterwards; don’t leave it in a cart.  Play Ready Golf. This means…. Even if your ball is lying closer to the pin you should make your shot if other players are not Ready. Each week you will receive an email showing round times so you can compare your group to the rest of the league. If you need help with your pace you should contact Sue Spatcher for some great pointers. The good news is after 4 weeks of golf we are averaging 4:20 rounds. Kudos to Carey & Wanda on a 3:07 round & Kim, Ingrid & Jeanie on a 3:30 round!!!

Please use the GWGA double par rule. Pick up after reaching double par (6 strokes on par 3, 8 strokes on par 4, and 10 strokes on par 5, if not on the green). Place the ball on the green one putter head inside the green. Limit of 3 putts then pick up the ball and record 4 putts on the scorecard for the hole.

On Thursday mornings, if you are not coming, call the clubhouse and cancel, 703/971-3788.

What is the difference between our 2 separate websites?  Leaderboard is only used to sign up for tee times, enter scores and calculate tournament results for each week.  The GWGA website contains everything else: the GWGA Handbook, Membership directories, meeting minutes, photos, overnight trip information, rules and more.  For either site, just open your browser and type “” or something like “Greendale women’s golf” and you can find us, you do not need to remember the specific wording of the website link.  

Overnight Shenanigans….uh…. Trips! (just FUN golf): 

Rock Harbor trip June 20-21 has 3 waiting list slots.  If you wish to be on the waiting list, please add your name to the Sign Up.   We can try to add another foursome, or there may be people who find they cannot go. People on the waiting list people will get first priority.

Rock Harbor Golf Course, Winchester, VA

Penn National trip in October.  Find a roommate now.  Sign up will be distributed in August.   A $100 deposit per person must be given to Penn National when you sign up, and $20 given to trip organizer, Carey Durham, to cover tips.  For more info, see Overnight Trips on our website.

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