Think of it as ladies' night.
When female golfers get off work, they will have more leagues they can play in — a quick way to get in nine holes before the sun goes down.
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association will start five After Work 9 Hole leagues at local courses offering competitive play and a chance to meet new people.
Westchase Golf Club and Bloomingdale Golf Club, both in Tampa, will have a Monday league, Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs will have a Tuesday league, and TPC of Tampa Bay Golf Course in Lutz and Belleview Biltmore in Clearwater will have a Thursday league.
"We're real big on making sure that women enjoy themselves," Genevieve Schroeder, 2009 EWGA league chairwoman, said. "We want players who know the etiquette of the game. Any level of play is welcome, but we don't want play being held up, that way every woman can enjoy themselves."
Schroeder, who will play in the league at TPC, said all ages are welcome.
The leagues will start sometime after March 8, that is, after daylight saving time since the leagues play in the evenings.
The association still has to have an organizational meeting to discuss a few more of the basics of the chapter, but Schroeder says that each league will determine how long its session will last. Though Schroeder hopes that the leagues will have three eight-week long sessions, she realizes that each course and league will "develop its own personality" determined "on the golfers who show up at each course."
Schroeder adds that each league will also track scores weekly, posting the net scores of each golfer.
"It's a good, fun, competitive time where women can go out with other women to meet who don't know each other, but share the same interest," Schroeder said. "It's perfect for any type of woman golfer."
For more info, e-mail Schroeder at GenSchroeder@techtranco.com or log onto www.ewgatampabay.org.
March 8: Deer Park Elementary will host its inaugural golf tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs.
The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with registration beginning at noon. The cost is $90 per player. All proceeds will help the school purchase technology items.
For more information, call (727) 774-8900 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 23: Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity will host the Inaugural Military Muster Charity Golf Tournament, which will team up current or former members of the branches of the military and let them play against each other.
The event will begin with a noon shotgun start. Organizers are hoping for a Coast Guard helicopter fly over with a landing on the driving range at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer. Proceeds will go to Disable American Veterans Chapter 78, which is the New Port Richey chapter of the organization whose sole purpose is to build better lives for disabled veterans and their families.
For more info, call (727) 376-6333.
March 27: Saint Leo University will host the Third Annual Green and Gold Classic at Plantation Palms Golf Club in Land O'Lakes.
The event is a four-person scramble format. The cost is $75 per golfer, and there will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
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March 27: The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host the Chasco Fiesta Golf Tournament at Crescent Oaks Country Club in Tarpon Springs with an 11: 30 a.m. registration start.
For more info, contact Tina Shelton at (727) 842-7651 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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