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November 2007

The Presidents Message

Dear Friends,

       As I write this we are completing the 15th year of our rebirth as an association.  I believe that the progress we have made since 1992 has been tremendous.  The volunteers who have served during these past years have worked diligently to assure that your experiences, whether on or off the golf course, were positive and enjoyable.  I know that not all things have been perfect, but we have tried to learn from our mistakes and your suggestions.  I hope we have succeeded in making the Dayton District Women's Golf Association an organization of which you are proud to be a member.

      My term as your president will conclude at the end of December.  I will be retiring from the DDWGA Board.  I have been a member of the Board in some capacity since 1992.  It will seem strange not to be involved in the monthly meetings and the decision-making processes, but I believe it's time for some new blood to take the reins and lead us forward.

      I hope you will join me in thanking the past and present members of the DDWGA Board for their many hours of service on your behalf.  Their expertise and dedication make this organization one of the shining examples of volunteerism in the world of women's amateur golf.  I would also like to thank Executive Director, Steve Jurick, for his expertise and guidance as we have made the transition from a pencil and paper world to a web-based, new millennium style of information publishing.

      In conclusion, I ask that if you are able and have some spare time, please find a way to volunteer to help build a stronger DDWGA.  Our work in course rating is important and interesting.  Our junior programs are always in need of fund-raising help and volunteers for tournaments and clinics.  Our associations sponsor educational seminars in rules, course rating, and handicapping.  Get involved and share your knowledge. 

      I want to thank you all for making my association with the DDWGA wholly positive.  I shall cherish the experiences always.  I would like to leave you with my favorite quote from Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul. 

Golf teaches that on some dewy morning or some golden afternoon, with the sun warming the world, we can find ourselves walking through an improvised meadow and realize we are not searching for the little white ball, but for a moment where the world of nature and the world of play are one.  And then in the dew and sunshine we can understand that even though we can make a ball perfectly white, only God can make a meadow perfectly green.?  And it?s where I want to be.


Best Wishes,

Cathy Jefferson

FREE Golf, LunchClothing and be reimbursed for your Gas Mileage to Boot!  

Does this sound too good to be true?  It's not.  It's the real deal.  As a volunteer course rater, you can play the best golf courses; have lunch on DDWGA; be reimbursed for your travel miles, wear logoed apparel, and never see a golf course in the same way.  If you have a few days a season to work with a team of course raters, you can receive all of these perks.  Find out more by calling Course Rating Chair, Diana Schwab at 427-2577 or the DDWGA office at 294-6842. 

Yoga for Golfers with Shari Bowman

     The most important piece of equipment in your golf game is your body!  By increasing your flexibility, your range of motion and your upper body strength, you can truly maximize your golf potential.  A local fitness professional is now targeting core strength, core rotation and flexibility in a golf specific setting.

     Shari Bowman has been a Personal Trainer in the Dayton area for over 13 years, and is a Registered Yoga Instructor.  Four years ago Shari became one of the first 10 instructors in the United States to become certified to teach Katherine Robert's Yoga for Golfers Program.

     Ms Robert's program was first featured on The Big Break.  She has been featured on ESPN, the Golf Channel and has appeared in Golf for Women's magazine.  Shari is the only instructor in Ohio certified to teach Yoga for Golfers.  This cutting edge class works on breath control, focus, core strength, balance, flexibility training and stability.

     Shari has been working with local golf professionals, such as Roy Carmichael and Tim Walton, as well as the UD Girls Golf team, and amateurs alike, to help them optimize their body mechanics and mental focus.  Increasing not only their flexibility, but enabling them to develop a sense of effortless power and stability in their swing. 

     Yoga enables players to become more aware of their body.  This awareness brings a better understanding of body mechanics in the golf swing, and helps to create a sense of ease and relaxation in the swing.  The breathing techniques that are used in Yoga help the player to stay focused, relaxed and in control.

     Another area of focus in Yoga for Golfers is core strength and stability.  Shari guides participants in developing abdominal strength and stability by utilizing principles of both Yoga and Isometric training.  Most participants will see a great improvement in core rotation after just one hour long session.

     Classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at My Pilates Studio in Centerville.  Beginner workshops are available to be scheduled at alternate locations.   For information contact Shari at 937-657-7943 or

2008 Tournament Schedule

5/27 - Shamble - Browns Run CC

6/13 - Get a Girl Golfing - Rollandia GC

6/16 - Jinx Fensel Memorial - Sugar Valley CC

6/27 - Janet Beardsley Jr. Girls - Community GC

7/7 - Stroke Play Amateur Championship - CCN

7/9 - Match Play Amateur Championship* - CCN

7/21 - Partners - Prairie Trace GC

8/5 - Tri-City - TBA

8/18 - Twin Best Ball - Troy CC

9/12 - Pin Winners Event - Heatherwoode GC

* Must play in the Stroke Play to be eligible to play in the Match Play.

Holiday Party!

Please join your fellow Association Membersin celebrating this year's

accomplishments, sharing some holiday cheer and looking forward to the 2008


When: November 29, 2007

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $50 Per Person, $100 Per Couple

Dress: Semi-Formal

Location: Beavercreek Golf Club

2800 New Germany Trebein Rd.

Beavercreek, OH 45431

2008 Computer Classes for DDWGA Members

Session #1 - I Took a Digital Picture?.Now What?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bring your digital camera and we'll learn how to get them out of the camera and edit them for a finished product.  NOTE: You will need to bring any device that you connect to the computer to transfer pictures from the camera.

Pre-requisite: Good mouse skills.


Session #2 - Excel Spreadsheets for Data Management

Saturday, January 12, 2008

This session will show you how to create forms, keep records and lists, and create mailing labels using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word.


Session #3 - Windows File Management

Saturday, January 19, 2008

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Let's get organized!  Learn how to save files and be able to find them again.  Learn how to organize your documents into neat bundles for easy access.  Learn how to get rid of documents and files you no longer need. We?ll also throw in a little bit abut how to recognize and deal with different file formats.

Pre-requisite: Good mouse skills.


Session #4 - Advanced Word Processing

Saturday, January 26, 2008

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Learn formatting techniques that will allow you to print desktop publishing projects in different formats using Microsoft Word.  Learn to create tables and columns to create newsletters and brochures.

Pre-requisite: Knowledge of basic word processing techniques and good mouse skills.


* All classes will be taught by Cathy Jefferson, Technology Coordinator, Centerville City Schools

* All classes will be held at the Central Resource Center, 105 Virginia Avenue, Centerville, Ohio 45458

* Classes are limited to the first 20 e-mail responses.  Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail.

To Register for classes:

1. Decide which session(s) you would like to attend.

2. Send the following information to the e-mail address listed below:

* Name and Phone Number

* Session in which you wish to enroll

An e-mail confirmation will be sent along with a map.

A fee of $10.00 per class will be charged.  SEND NO MONEY.  Fees will be collected during class.  Proceeds, after expenses, will be donated to the DDWGA Scholarship Fund.

Send registration by Wednesday, January 2, 2008 to: 

If you have questions, call Cathy Jefferson at 435-0539

Directions to Central Resource Center

The Central Resource Center is located at 105 Virginia Avenue.  Virginia Avenue is two blocks west of the intersection of St. Rt. 725 and St. Rt. 48 (in the center of Centerville).  At the traffic light at Virginia Avenue, turn south and proceed through the stop sign.  The Central Resource Center and its parking lot are located on the right just past the stop sign.   A map will be sent in an e-mail with your class confirmation.

Link to Last Event of the Year - The Pin Winners

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