Dear [#]FirstName[#],    
I would like to personally invite you to participate in the 2016 summer of events sponsored by DDWGA.  The DDWGA was formed in 1992 by a group of enthusiastic golfers whose mission was to build camaraderie among the lady golfers of the Miami Valley AND to mentor young girls in the game we all love.

The DDWGA is easy to “join”:  in fact, if you have a GHIN handicap at one of the golf clubs (including e-golfer) in the Miami Valley YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY A MEMBER!  How easy is that!!!  So why not get involved? 

The DDWGA hosts four competitive golf tournaments during the season.  All of our events are four lady team events (except for the City Amateur) and are flighted so you are competing with golfers of similar ability.  Some women cringe at the word “competitive” and “tournament” but all they really mean is you get to:
  • Play really nice courses (the 2016 schedule has us at Dayton CC, Troy CC, Beavercreek GC and NCR CC!!!!)·         
  • Play with friends that you dupe into coming with you         
  • Laugh
  • Make new friends
  • Eat good food      
  • Drink if you play poorly
  • Maybe win a prize—we are paying out more places than ever!!! More than a 1/3 of the field wins with Gross and Net prizes in EACH FLIGHT!!! 

We also host a fun, “mini” event at each of your clubs!  I’m sure many of you have seen “DDWGA Pin Day” on your schedule and simply scratched your head as to what that is.  Each year our member courses should be conducting a DDWGA Pin Day during your regular league play.  The club rep for your course is given two DDWGA pins:  one for Low Gross and one for Low Net for that day.  Those ladies will be recognized at our final event, the Fall Classic on August 22.  Formerly the Pin Winners and Fall Classic, we have dropped the Pin and are just keeping it Classic.  This is a great way to celebrate the season with your friends…whether or not you won the “Pin”.

The backbone of our organization is our scholarship fund.  Each year we provide scholarships to young ladies who, with golf as an integral part of their lives, have developed into well-rounded individuals in pursuit of higher education.  The scholarships are funded by a portion of the tournament entry fees, raffle proceeds and individual contributions.  To date, $65,000 has been awarded to these deserving ladies!

Because the DDWGA is a volunteer organization, we have a variety of opportunities for you to get involved with golf without even swinging a club!  And now that we’ve partnered with the First Tee program, there are even more chances to volunteer.  We can never have enough volunteers to help with our junior events.  The Diana Schwab Get a Girl Golfing clinic, held in June, attracts junior players of all ages and abilities.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a good golfer to work with these young players…come spend time with the kids! 

We also offer opportunities to volunteer for the many USGA tournaments that are held in our area each year.  More and more USGA tournament qualifiers are being held at our Miami Valley golf facilities and these tournaments require volunteers as spotters, scorers, transport, etc. 

The theme to my letter, ladies, is that you don’t have to have a single digit handicap to play in (or win) ANY of the DDWGA events--and this includes the City Championship which is the best deal in town--and you don’t have to be a single digit handicap to help out with the many volunteering opportunities that the DDWGA and Miami Valley Golf 
offer each year. 

So, once again, I would like to invite you, as a DDWGA member, to participate in the events of the 2016 season. The Dayton District Women’s Golf Association’s first event of the year is the Spring Shamble at Dayton Country Club on May 9.  This is a fun, low pressure, four lady event—each lady tees off, select the best tee shot and play your ball in from there;  lowest two scores count. 

For more information, please visit our website or you can email me with any questions at

Thank you and see you on the links!

Cynthia Pratt

DDWGA President
upcoming events
May 9 - Spring Shamble - Dayton CC  - Register Online - Form
June 10 - Get a Girl Golfing - Register Online - Form
June 20-24 - Women's Am - Troy CC  - Register Online - Form
July 11 - Twin Best Ball - Beavercreek GC  - Register Online - Form
August 22 - Pin Winners Fall Classic - NCR North - Register Online - Form  

Dayton District Women's Golf Association | 263 Regency Ridge Drive | Dayton, OH 45459 

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