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June 2012

A Look to the Past!

 I can’ believe we are already through the end of June!  Golf Season is high speed and the board is actively planning for our Annual Tournament on October 21.  I hope you are getting your foursome together!  You won’t want to  miss out.  It is also the time that we start the process of planning for the next year including selecting Board of Directors members for 2013.  In looking back over the changes I have seen in my few years with FWGA, and changes that we see coming, I asked Judi Buti-Dunton to share her perspective as a past president and active FWGA member on the changes she had seen in FWGA.


FWGA is built on a foundation of change, focused on meeting the changing needs of our members.   I’ve seen much change since I joined FWGA in 2000 and was fortunate to be a part of many initiatives that advanced our association.  I’ve observed how each board faces different challenges, issues and expected outcomes.  In my opinion, this is the reason why FWGA is such a dynamic organization.  We are not afraid of change, of taking risk to improve our association. 

W hen our membership statistics showed that our high handicap membership was on the rise, our Emerging Golfers Group ( EGG)  program was started.  The success of this program has been recognized by NCGA and the Northern California Women’s Summit, and emulated by other women’s groups.  When our members wanted a fun venue for competition, FWGA offered our own version of the Golf Channel’s The Big Break.  Our general meeting with coffee, coffee cake and a treasurer’s report developed into our present meeting filled with information about the upcoming year’s events and so many shopping opportunities.  A holiday get-together for a few FWGA friends grew into a fabulous fashion show and brunch with … more shopping opportunities.  And to reach out to the working women of our group, the TwiLite golf venue was developed –a favorite of mine!   Each one of these FWGA successes started as an idea, a challenge or a need for change.  The members of our FWGA Board of Directors took risks and found success.  We as FWGA members reap the benefit.

 I ask you to join me in showing our appreciation and support to our present Board and our hard working volunteers.  Let us thank our volunteers for continuing the tradition of providing so many golf opportunities, listening to us as members, facing the challenges of our association, and taking risk to fore-ward FWGA. 

     –Judy Buti Dunton      2006-2007 FWGA President


I hope you will continue to enjoy FWGA and the opportunities it offers to play golf with other women.  And please feel free to get involved as a volunteer at any level. 

Tami Waddell

FWGA President


FWGA 2012 Willow Park 18-Hole Tournament

By Della Gutierrez
We had a beautiful day filled with sunshine, Deer and Wild Turkey's.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I cleaned out my bag of balls at Willow, that blasted creek ate them!  Thanks to Jill for helping with the scoring and Sandy and Liz too.  The format was 3's & 5's so only the par 3's & 5's counted for the game. 
Alleen came in 1st with a score of 46, low gross with a 94 and, as if that was not enough, she also won low putts with a 33.  Great day for Alleen
Hayja came in 2nd,  Dee and Masayo came in 3rd and 4th
Roberta won closest to the Pin on # 3 and Della #13
Dee, Masayo & Roberta had Birdies so they will be posted on the Birdie Board on the FWGA web site.
& low net to Mayaso with a 63.
Dee and Della both had chip-ins
Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you all at another event soon!


Have you been to a Clinic?

This is the third clinic the FWGA group has had with Barry Brynjulsen and his "side kick", Mattie, These clinics have been arranged by Claudia Motal, our clinic chair, to cover many of the aspects of golf from pitching and putting to sand traps and bunker play, to use of woods and various iron shots. These clinics are loaded with information of how to improve your golf game at a very reasonable price and should not be missed. They are held at the beautiful Blackhawk Country Club which has excellent facilities for working with all aspects of the game. Yesterday was our clinic on pitching and putting, a very important aspect of the game where many pointers were emphasized of how to lower your putting strokes, etc. There are several other clinics scheduled for the remainder of this season so check your calendars, and join us for a fun and informative "tutoring" session with Barry and Mattie!


Mattie instructing the pitching aspects to Linda Rothchild, Meredith Wieland, and Trudy Engeldinger


Barry demonstrating techniques of putting to Meredith Wieland and Linda Rothchild

To sign up for future clinics you can check the Clinics Page.  Links to the sign up pages are on the page.  Each clinic opens for registration 6 weeks prior to the clinic date and are non-refundable.