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About Cleveland LPGA Women Who Play

Founded in 1992, LPGA Women Who Play - Cleveland Chapter (formerly the EWGA Cleveland Chapter) has approximately 130 members golfing at an assortment of courses throughout NE Ohio.  In addition to weekly evening nine hole golf leagues, LPGA Women Who Play Cleveland hosts tournaments and events, provides networking opportunities, education and volunteer opportunities and access to National LPGA Women Who Play benefits, such as the annual Chapter Championship and the Champions Cup Tournament.

Letter from the President

Dear LPGA Women Who Play Cleveland members; 

I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year and hope that we are all surviving this crazy January weather!

The 2018 LPGA Women Who Play Cleveland board is actively planning a great schedule of events for the upcoming season. We have a few off-season/winter events in the works with our Kick-Off scheduled for April. Watch your email and this site for details as they are finalized.

We are starting off with a January golf simulator event at Valleaire on January 23rd. A great opportunity to reconnect with old and new golf friends.

As always, we appreciate any ideas or feedback to improve our events and your experience as an LPGA Women Who Play member. Please feel free to contact me or the board with your thoughts.  We also have a few open board positions (membership); please contact me for more information if you are interested in helping out.

See you on the course!

Susan Curtis
President, LPGA Women Who Play - Cleveland Chapter

Meet the 2018 Board

Congratulations to the 2018 Board!

President:  Susan Curtis
Member Services:  Gloria Merritt

Events:  Mary Beth Breckenridge
Finance & Records Director: Wendy Shick
Member Recruitment: Unfilled
Marketing: Deb Solyan 

Want to get involved?  Make new friends?  Have a say in what the Cleveland Chapter is doing?  VOLUNTEER!  Members are welcome and needed to help for the 2017 year.  Contact Susan Curtis via email or call her at 570-815-1135.

Have a story or photo to share on web site, Facebook or Linkedin? Contact Carolyn Caplan via email.


2018 Events

January 23 - Pre-season warm ups/golf simulator at Valleaire
March 19 - Pre-season warm ups/golf simulator at The Golf Dome
April 19 - Season Kick Off, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
May 10 - Girls Got Swing Night Out
May 20 - 9 & Wine, Ironwood GC, Winery TBD
June 23 - Member Guest, Hawthorne Valley Golf Course
July 14 - Chapter Championship, Sweetbriar GC, Legacy Course
August 4 - All Ohio Event - Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Oh
August 11 - Course Challenge, Seneca Golf Course
September 8 - Year End, Manakiki Golf Course

From Nationals –
August 18 - Upper Mideast Semi-Final (Championship) - Autumn Ridge Golf Course, Fort Wayne, IN
Sept. 29 & 30 - Great Lakes Qualifier (Match Play)Turning Stone Golf Club, Verona, NY
Nov. 2 & 3 - LPGA Women Who Play Cup Finals (Match Play) Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, TX
Oct. 13 & 14LPGA Women Who Play Championship Finals Innibsrook Resort, Palm Harbor, FL
For details regarding LPGA Women Who Play National Events, click here.

Click HERE for a printable calendar of Cleveland's events and course info.


Pre-Season Warm Up at Valleaire


Pre-Season at The Golf Dome

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Kick Off

Kick Off was held on April 19 at Sleepy Hollow GC.  25 attended and enjoyed a buffet dinner, raffles, and updates on all upcoming 2018 events.  Jill Windelspecht of Talent Specialists Consulting was the speaker.  


Member News


Please add ewgcleveland@gmail.com to your email address book.

"Golf For Her" Online Magazine

Follow this link for Golf For Her online magazine.

"Gotta Go Golf" Online Magazine

Click here to access the online Magazine GottaGoGolf.

Hot News

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Upcoming Events


4rd Annual Golf in Chautauqua, NY - June 1-3 

Join the EWGA Rochester Chapter and the Cleveland Chapter Travel League for a DAY or WEEKEND of golf in Chautauqua, NY - approx. 2.25 hours from Cleveland. 

Where: Chautauqua Golf Club - Lake and Hill Courses
4731 West Lake Rd., Chautauqua, NY 14722

When: Saturday, June 2
Tee Times Start at: 11 am
Cost: $39.50 

When: Sunday, June 3
Tee Times Start at: 10:12 am
Cost: $39.50

Want to play golf Friday at Peek 'n Peek (Upper Course) on June 1 on the way to Chautauqua?  Tee times begin at 1:30 pm and the cost is $69. 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY

Just RSVP the rounds you want to play in the registration - you will pay at the courses.

Lodging?  Book on your own.  Suggestion: Chautauqua Suites 

RSVP HERE  by May 24

Guests who have not exceeded the two event/year limit (before joining EWGA) may participate

Questions?  Email Lisa


Berkshire Hills · Wednesdays – tee times start at 5:30pm
Briarwood · Mondays –  start at 5:28pm - 5:52pm
Grantwood · Wednesdays –  start at 5:10pm
Pine Ridge · Tuesdays – start at 5:02pm
Sleepy Hollow · Tuesdays - start at 5:33pm - 4 tee times
Sweetbriar · Mondays – start at 4:48pm

For additional information including "Games of the Week"  and Course Director's contact information, click on the Leagues Tab.


Saturday play at courses around NE Ohio.  Members who sign up will receive an email 7-10 days prior to play, and can indicate their intent to play.  Prior members are already signed up.  New members - to sign up or for questions, contact Lisa Bizjak - labizj@yahoo.com.

2018 Travel League Schedule
May 5 - Sanctuary Golf Club, North Canton
June 1-3 - Peek 'n Peak/Chautauqua Golf Club (with Rochester NY Chapter)
July 7 - Fox Den Golf Course, Stow
Sept 1 - Hemlock Springs Golf Club, Geneva
Oct - TBD

2018 Competitive Schedule Announced

LPGA Women Who Play HQ has announced it's 2018 competitive schedule including Chapter Championship and LPGA Women Who Play Cup qualifier and finals dates.  Deadlines are also online so make your plans now to enjoy these terrific competitions.
Click Here for Details

Cleveland 25 Year Celebration Memory Book

Thanks to all who sent photos and memories.  The memory book has been updated to reflect Diane Ward and Jan Dregalla as past presidents.  Some have been compiled into a memory book which can be viewed by clicking this link.

Champions Cup 2017


The Great Lakes Champions Cup Qualifier was held September 16 & 17 at the Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Golf Courses in Seven Springs, PA.  The beautiful mountain courses and good weather combined to provide a wonderful weekend event.  Two Cleveland teams, Erie Eagles and Hot in Cleveland participated. Team Erie Eagles, comprised of Pat Blackmon, Eileen McCarthy, Allison Morrow, Marlayna Jacinto, Kelli Chronister, Kristen Miller, Jo Dangle and Diane Kovachik, came in 2nd place out of 28 teams and will advance to the finals at the LPGA National in Daytona Beach, Fl at the end of October.  Congratulations to all for a phenomenal finish!  Team Hot in Cleveland, comprised of team members Sue Williams (Captain), Sue Curtis (subbing for Maria Kamenos), Leigh Murray, Andy Shimek, Donna Schreiber, Terry Baxter, Lisa Bizjak and Carolyn Caplan finished 12th place.  Unfortunately, Captain Sue broke her foot a couple of days before competition and was not allowed a substitute.


Erie Eagles

Chapter Championship 2017

Chapter Championship Final

We have a winner!  Cindy Darwal, a Canton/Cleveland dual member, won 1st place low net and 1st place Senior low net in the second flight at the 2017 LPGA Women Who Play Chapter Championship in Hot Springs Arkansas over the weekend of October 6-7.  Cindy scored an 83 gross the first day - way to go!  Cindy wins an automatic exemption to attend the 2018 finals - location to be determined.

Cindy Darwal 2017 Chapter Championship

Chapter Championship Semi Finals

Congratulations to Canton/Cleveland dual member Cindy Darwal on her 2nd flight, 1st low net win in the Ohio Valley Semi-Finals at the Quicksilver Golf Course in Pittsburgh, Pa on August 12. Cindy advanced from the Canton Chapter Championship.  And congratulations to Cleveland member Debbie McCreery for her 4th flight, 1st low net win and Mary Beth Breckenridge for a 2nd flight, 2nd low net in the Upper Mideast Semi Finals at the Nobelton Lakes Golf Course in Nobleton, Canada on August 26.  Cindy and Debbie's first place wins, and Mary Beth's 2nd place win (because the 1st place winner was unable to attend), allow them to advance to the Finals in Hot Springs, Arkansas October 6 & 7!  Other "hardware" winners at Nobelton were Wendy Shick for a 1st flight, 2nd low gross and .  Great job to all Cleveland participants who had advanced to the semi-finals: Clare Labaj, Kate Vezdos, Ann Shamess, Kim Behm, Debbie Brenner Nancy Cetina, Lori Maxwell, Kim Bailey, Kelli Chronister, Jo Dangel, Diane Kovachik and Kristen Miller.

Cleveland Chapter Qualifier

July 29 was a great day at Mallard Creek for the Cleveland Chapter Championship (a bit windy but otherwise great weather!)  There were 29 participants (13 stroke players; 4 scramble teams).  A special thanks to our volunteers (Cindy Darwal, Debbie Kandel, and Tom Shamess).

The first low gross and low net winners, and first and second place scramble teams can advance to the Semi-Finals at the Nobleton Lakes Golf Club, in Nobleton, Canada on August 26.

Senior Award (55 and older) – Low Gross: Clare Labaj (gross 83)
Senior Award (55 and older) – Low Net: Mary Beth Breckenridge (net 70)

Championship Flight
1st Low Gross: Clare Labaj (gross 83, net 71)
1st Low Net: Wendy Shick (gross 84, net 72) 

First Flight
1st Low Gross: Eileen McCarthy (gross 90, net 75)

Second Flight
1st Low Gross: Kate Vezdos (gross 92, net 70)
1st Low Net: Mary Beth Breckenridge (gross 94, net 70)
2nd Low Gross: Donna Schrieber (gross 98, net 75)
2nd Low Net: Deb Solyan (gross 103, net 81)
3rd Low Gross: Marilyn Clark (gross 108, net 85)

Third Flight
1st Low Gross: Kim Behm (gross 97, net 69)
1st Low Net: Ann Shamess (gross 111, net 79)
2nd Low Gross: Donna Byrnes (gross 114, net 82)

Fourth Flight
1st Low Gross: Linda Nauman (gross 104, net 69)
1st Low Net: Debbie McCreery (gross106, net 73)

Scramble division
1st place team – Team Brenner – net 68
Debbie Brenner, Kim Bailey, Nancy Cetine, Lori Maxwell

2nd place team – Team Chronister – net 70 (determined by a scorecard playoff)
Kelli Chronister, Jo Dangel, Dian Kovachik, Kristen Miller

3rd place team – Team Murray – net 70 (determined by scorecard playoff)
Leigh Murray, Terry Baxter, Lisa Bizjak, Karla Maschmeier

4th place team – Team Morrow – net 72
Allison Morrow, Pat Blackmon, Marlayna Jacinto, Laurie Schroeder

To see photos from the event, click here

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities with First Tee

On Saturday, August 5, some members of LPGA Women Who Play Cleveland volunteered for the First Tee at the Washington Golf Course.  The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.


From Left:  Wendy Shick ,Clare Labaj, Donna Byrnes, Laurie Schroeder, Diane Euchenhofer, Kate Vezdos, Sharon Sammon, Debbie McCreery.

Education Corner