Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"The Healing Powers of Golf"

The UVS Tournament is a great event for recovering veterans to celebrate their progress in their program. Click here to read a short article on this wonderful event. 

Whitney Oaks WGC Tells Us Why Their Golf Club is #BetterThanABookClub

Is your golf club better than a book club? Email pwga@golfpwga.org to request your club to featured in a #BetterThanABookClub video! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Notes and Quotes - Summer 2016
Our latest edition of our newsletter Notes and Quotes is now available online - read it here

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Wildhawk Women's Golf Club Invitational brings in $1800 for PWGA Junior Golf Grants Program

The Wildhawk Women's Golf Club held their annual Wild Wahine Luau Invitational on June 15, 2016. This year, through the generosity of their members and invitational participants, the club was able to donate $1,800 to the PWGA Junior Golf Grants Program. Over the past 11 years, they have now donated $17,300 to charity: $11,200 tot he Susan G. Komen Foundation through the PWGA and $6,100 to the PWGA Junior Grants Program. 

     This year's committee and all of their members worked very hard to raise funds by soliciting hole sponsors and/or serving as a hole sponsors themselves, as well as donating cash and items towards their raffle and donating food for their morning breakfast. On the day of the event, they raised donations through the raffle, selling mulligans and their very popular, "Hula Boy Hole", where for a $5 donation a player could have the Hula Boy stationed at Hole 18 drive her tee shot over the creek; this hole alone raised $710 and the raffle raised $2,200. Thank you Wildhawk Women's Golf Club for your generous donation and hard work! 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Going to the USGA Women's Open this week?


FAR HILLS, N.J. (June 28, 2016) – As an elite field of the best female golfers in the world prepares for the ultimate test in women's golf at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in California July 4-10, the USGA has set a grand stage for spectators to enjoy the action at stunning CordeValle.
A complete spectator guide has been posted on the Know Before You Go section at www.usga.org/womensopen to assist fans in planning their visit, from practice rounds Monday through Wednesday, July 4-6, to championship rounds Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10. It includes a schedule of events, as well as daily gate opening times.
Access to the 6,784-yard, par-72 course in San Martin can be gained beginning July 4 via the main spectator parking lot, located at 380 Day Road in Gilroy, approximately 4 miles from the championship grounds. Parking is free and complimentary shuttle service will commence a half-hour prior to the opening of the Grand Entrance each day. 
Highlights of the fan experience include:
  • Affordable ticket options and family-friendly atmosphere: Tickets start at $20 for practice rounds and $45 for championship rounds; children 17 and under enter free all week. Tickets can be purchased at usga.org/womensopen or at the Grand Entrance Will Call. Upgraded CordeValle Reserve ticket packages are also available, featuring an air-conditioned pavilion and premium food and beverage options.
  • Junior Day at the U.S. Women's Open Championship: Youths age 17 and under can meet U.S. Women's Open players, enjoy a free golf clinic and take advantage of lunch and merchandise discounts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Wednesday, July 6 practice-round day.
  • Lexus Trophy Experience: Located near the Grand Entrance, spectators can have their photo taken with the U.S. Women's Open Trophy and meet Lexus Golf Ambassadors Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, as well as professional golfer Juli Inkster.
  • U.S. Women's Open Merchandise Pavilion:  A wide variety of championship-logoed items, ranging from apparel to custom artwork to keepsakes such as flags, golf balls and drinkware, will be available for purchase.
  • Stanford Health Wellness Pavilion: Stanford University athletic trainers and performance coaches will be on hand to conduct free mobility screenings. Geared toward golfers, the screenings focus on flexibility, balance and body symmetry.
  • Food and beverage options: With five locations on the championship grounds, concession tents will offer a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks and beverages.
  • Viewing experience: In addition to strategically placed grandstands that allow fans to see multiple holes and the practice facility from premium vantage points, scoreboards and thru boards will be located around the property. On-site fans can also review live scoring and up-to-the-minute championship updates via usga.org from their approved mobile devices, 7 inches in length or less. 

Security Information
Security checkpoints, similar to those found at other major sporting events and airports, will be located at the general spectator parking lot. Prohibited items include food and beverages, chairs with arms, and video recording devices.
More complete information, including a full list of prohibited items, can be found at usga.org.

Spectator Suggestions
To prepare for a day at the championship, the USGA offers the following recommendations:
  • Wear comfortable shoes: The U.S. Women's Open Championship is conducted on the beautiful, rolling landscape of CordeValle. Expect a day of walking on uneven terrain and plan accordingly. ADA Services are available for patrons with disabilities, including access to motorized scooters.
  • Bring sunscreen and wear a hat:  Personal-care items, such as sunscreen, cannot be more than 3 oz. in size.
  • Measure your bag size: Bags larger than 6" x 6" x 6" in their natural state will not be permitted on the championship grounds, with the exception of clear plastic 12" x 12" x 6" totes, similar to those used at other sporting events.
  • Stay hydrated, and bring a 24 oz. clear, empty water bottle: You can fill your water bottle at any First Aid station on the property.
  • Bring your cell phone: Mobile devices that are 7" or smaller are permitted on the championship grounds. Connect to live scoring and video at usga.org. All device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls cannot be accepted at any time near the golf course, where play may be interrupted.
Photos are permitted Monday through Wednesday only, and social-media posting is encouraged using the hashtag #USWomensOpen. Follow the official U.S. Women's Open social feeds on Twitter (@usga), Facebook (USGA) or Instagram (@usga). Video recording is not allowed at any time.


About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA's reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world's foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game's history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program. Additionally, the USGA's Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Win Tickets to the US Women's Open
Ladies! PWGA is very excited to announce a HUGE GIVEAWAY that will have you leaping for joy. We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the CordeValle: 2016 U.S. Women's Open Host. The CordeValle Reserve Week-Long badge has the value of $250 each but we are giving it to you FOR FREE! These tickets will give you access to limited and exclusive parking near the Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Ca., access to the winery and the Championship Grounds for the duration of the week, air conditioned areas for comfort and relaxation, large scale televisions to watch championship action all day, and much more!
Simply click “Like” and “Share” on the PWGA Facebook Page Post about the US Women's Open for your chance to win this package value of $500 and we will randomly choose two winners on Monday, June 27 at noon and will post their names on our Facebook Page and under the comments of this post. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hole in One Award

Congratulations to Jan Sward, who had a hole in one at our recent Spring Partners Tourney. Jan aced the # 11 hole at Shadow Lakes Golf Course. Any of our members who make a hole in one receive a special commemorative hole in one pin and a certificate. If you do it at one of our Majors you will also receive a $50 gift card and a dozen golf balls of your choice. More info herehttp://www.golfpwga.org/awards.html