Well, we're definitely in the summer doldrums! The monsoon got off to a roaring start, but seems to have taken a break in the past week or two. Here's hoping that the rains start again soon.
Napa Valley, Here We Come for the Match Play Cup Sectionals
We have our Match Play Cup team lined up to compete in sectionals in Napa Valley in September. Under the leadership of Captain Mary Ellen Case, the team includes Theresa Riel, Linda Stratton, Sheila Woolsey, Janet West, Dawn Jacobs, and me. Thanks to everyone who participated in match play events over the past several months. And wish us luck! Finals will be at The Westin Mission Hills on November 11-12.
Our Ventana League folks have the right idea!
For the third year in a row, the USGA is sponsoring and promoting PLAY9 Days
across the United States. This year, however, rather than focusing on a
specific day, the USGA has designated the ninth day of each month as
PLAY9 Day throughout the golf season - July 9, August 9, September 9
and October 9.
Launched in 2014, the USGA encourages golfers of all ages and abilities
to take time to play nine holes. While many non-golfers state time and
money as reasons they don’t play golf, this campaign is designed to
encourage people to spend two hours on the golf course rather
than not playing at all. Particularly here in the Old Pueblo, nine holes is a great way to get out without being in the heat for more than a couple of hours. There are other reasons to play a shorter round:
- Less time commitment to play nine holes than playing 18 holes
It helps new golfers learn the game’s fundamentals, Rules and etiquette in a less intimidating manner
Golfers may post nine-hole scores for handicap purposes
Nine-hole rounds may be more cost-effective than an 18-hole round
Celebrate EWGA's 25th Anniversary at Omni
Our upcoming EWGA 25th Anniversary celebration will give us the opportunity to support the Play9 program, as well as lift a glass to the good work and enduring impact of EWGA. Join us at the Omni Tucson National on July 28 for a 3:30 shot gun, followed by a complimentary glass of champagne in the grill. This is a course we don't often have an opportunity to play, so don't miss it!
Looking forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!