Wanted: WCGA Mentors and Beginner Golfers

In the past, we’ve tried informally to pair up WCGA members who are new to the sport with women who have been playing for a while. For the 2016 season, we’re looking to try and make this a more formal opportunity.

After a new member has finished the Get Golf Ready series, they can sign up and be paired with an experienced golfer. You can still be considered a new golfer if you took the beginner classes in the last few years but you didn’t get out to the course that much after the class. We’re also going to be pretty loose in how we define an experienced golfer – you don’t need to be a scratch golfer but someone who can help a new golfer understand some of the rules and etiquette of the game, pace of play, etc.

We’re looking for members to sign up now. The time commitment is up to each mentor and mentee/beginner golfer. You can meet up and play as little as three holes together. Or you can hit it off and play the six week league together.

Show your interest in this opportunity by signing up here.

I can’t wait to hear some positive stories at the end of the season. Please give us feedback so we can keep improving.

And the New Season Begins…

The all-volunteer WCGA Board is working overtime to post our schedule of upcoming events. WCGA members for the 2016 season just received their first email with some great activities starting with the beginner classes, the 3rd Annual PGA Get Golf Ready reception, and our first “dust off your clubs” outing to Lake Presidential.  This is just a sampling of the events that we’ll be offering this season.  Join WCGA now to take advantage of these golfing opportunities.

2016 Golf Season is Starting – Join Now and Save

Join for the 2016 WCGA season for only $25 and get these benefits:
• Access to Spring and Fall Leagues;
• Invite to free annual Hill lunch and PGA evening reception;
• Opportunity to take small-group, all-women’s clinics for all skill-levels, including six week beginner class;
• Discounts to DCGolf events;
• Invites to private golf events and courses;
• Ability to get official USGA handicap; and
• Opportunity to network with other women Hill staff and women in government relations.

Please pass along the WCGA website to friends, co-workers and others and encourage them to join WCGA and save the date for our kick-off lunch. Open to new and interested members, the 2016 WCGA Kick-off lunch will be Monday, April 11th at Noon in Cannon Caucus Room.

If you have suggestions for events you want to see WCGA host, please let us know. As the 2016 season gets underway, I hope to see you out on the course soon! Thank you for being part of WCGA.