Welcome to Rhode Island

If you're interested in playing golf, networking, and connecting with other female golfers in the RI & southern MA area, our chapter of the EWGA is for you! We are a diverse chapter of women: executives, non-execs, retirees and college students. And we are very inclusive - embracing all the skill levels - and offering both friendly and competitive golf events -- and social events. One thing we are certain of, you will feel welcome. Please email us for more info! Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events

  • JINGLE MINGLE - Domaine Jewelry shop and social! Thursday, December 14th, 5pm to 7pm. Join us for dinner at CAV afterwards (on own).  Great time to do a little gift shopping with friends. CLICK HERE to RSVP
  • Sons of Liberty/Whiskey Tasting/Distillery Tour and More, Friday, January 26th 5:30 to 8pm
  • Winter Bash at The Dorrance, Providence, Thursday, February 22nd 5:00 to 9pm - Cocktail lounge/Appetizers/Networking for members and guests. $30.00 
  • Spring Kickoff Brunch - Pawtucket Country Club, Saturday, March 17th. Celebrate St Paddy's day with us and learn what EWGARI has teed up for you in 2018! $35 


EWGARI Chapter Updates

CONGRATULATIONS CONNIE PALAGI - Achieving her very first Hole in One at the EWGA Cup Finals! 
Hole #3 at LPGA International Jones Course - Saturday, October 28, 2017 


1st Place Scramble Team - Connie Palagi, Sally McCarthy, Christine Santos and Sherry Ferdinandi (3 under) 
1st Place TV Trivia winners - Donna Cardi, Kathy Crowley, Rachel Paliotti, Mary Ann Hewitt-Howe
Longest Drive - Christine Santos
Closest to the Superman - Lori Soper
Best Cart Decor - Gilligan's Island Part 2 - Kathy Crowley and Donna Cardi
Best Costume - (Original Team 5) Maureen Rogers, Kathy Tipernini, Dona Goldman and Mary Beth Czernicki

Happy Days!

Congratulate our newest 2017 EWGARI Board Members!

Chapter President - Rachel Palioti
Member Services Director - Linda Soares
Member Recruitment Director- Mary Winstanley
Golf Program & Services Director - Vicki Bruce
Finance & Records Director - Sherry Ferdinandi

The positions will become effective November 1, 2017. The Chapter sincerely thanks outgoing Board members Georgette Wilson and Elaine Akaka for their service and leadership. 

EWGA CUP NEWS! EWGARI will be represented at the 2017 EWGA Cup FINALS in Daytona Beach, FL on October 27 and 28th by TWO RI teams! THIS IS AN EWGARI FIRST!

2nd PLACE: 8 points - Team FIREBALLz  Kathi Sieminski, JoAnn Zerbo, Sharon Robinson, Jillian Blanchard, Tracy Higgins, Paula Pais-Leach, MaryKate O'Leary, Shae McWilliams. 

6th PLACE: 6.5 points - Team Rhode Island Par-Tee Georgette Wilson, Connie Palagi, Linda Soares, Donna Gouveia, Mimi Oliveira, Christine Santos, Vicki Bruce, and Donna Iddings.

See all the details on the EWGA website under EWGA Cup.

On August 12, 2017, 13 women from EWGARI gathered in Victor, NY for the EWGA Championship Semi-Finals. Other chapters participating included members from Boston, Albany, Rochester, Bermuda, Central NY and Greater Springfield. All were competing to advance to the Finals in Hot Springs, AR in October.

Representing EWGARI: MaryKate O'Leary, Tonia Mason, Paula Pais-Leach, Shae McWilliams, Karen Cabral, Wendy Ossman, Peri Aptaker, Elaine Akaka, Elizabeth Sondler, JoAnn Zerbo, Sally McCarthy, Kathi Sieminski and Sharon Robinson. 

Congratulations Kathi Sieminski! Her net score of 67, earned her 2nd place in Flight 1 and the opportunity to go to Finals! (Kathi is deferring.)

Other winners receiving trophies were:
Flight 1 - Sharon Robinson, 3rd place net with a score of 71 
Flight 2 - MaryKate O'Leary, 3rd place net with a score of 76
Flight 4 - JoAnn Zerbo, 2nd place low gross with a score of 112

Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd place winning teams in the Women's Division at the EWGARI Charity Scramble for Gloria Gemma on August 6. Mary Kay's team grabbed first in the Mixed Division followed by Georgette's team. Great day!

Kathi, Jillian, Tina, Aileen, Sharon, Jill Z, JoAnne and Paula. 
CHAPTER ELECTIONS IN SEPTEMBER - Contact Elaine Akaka at elaineakaka@yahoo.com for more info. 

RESULTS of the July 22nd CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP are in! The following members can advance to Semi-Finals.
Scramble Teams 
1st Place: Karen Cabral, Wendy Ossman, Paula Pais-Leach, Shae McWilliams - Net 74
2nd Place: Peri Aptaker, Elaine Akaka, Sally McCarthy, Elizabeth Sondler - Net 75
Medal Play
Flight 1: Sharon Robinson, Low Gross - 90, Kathi Sieminski, Low Net - 76
Flight 2: Tonia Mason, Low Gross - 93, Mary-Kate O'Leary, Low Net - 81
Flight 3: Vicki Bruce, Low Gross - 112 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HOLE IN ONE!!!
Flight 4: Lauren Mahoney-Pick, Low Gross - 106, Joanne Zerbo, Low Net - 71
New Member Quote:
"I knew no one in Providence and I had just taken lessons to learn to play golf. I had no idea where to begin. Once I was referred to EWGARI I was taken in with open arms. I now have great friends and I can play competitive golf against people with high handicaps like me! I thought only the best of the best could compete. I had no idea. Thank you, EWGARI, for welcoming me into the family!" -  MaryKate O'Leary

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USGA Rules of Golf - Revised January 2016

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MONDAYS at Swansea CC - Swansea MA (not Par 3) All levels  Opens May 8th. 4:08pm start 

TUESDAYS at Cranston CC - Cranston RI All levels Opens May 9th. 5pm start 

TUESDAYS at Fall River CC - Fall River MA Competitive/Experienced  Opens May 16th. 4:45pm start

WEDNESDAYS at North Kingstown GC - N Kingstown RI All levels Opens May 10th. 4:50pm start 

WEDNESDAYS at Triggs GC - Providence RI Match Play/Experienced Opens May 3rd. 5pm start

THURSDAYS at Windmill Hill GC - Warren RI (Par 3) Beginner Opens May 11th. 4:45pm start 

 SUBSTITUTE LIST - Sign up for one or more leagues as a sub! Free if you are in a league or registration fee of $15.00 if you are not. Protocol is you pay the person you are playing for the greens fee for the night. 


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Meet the EWGARI Board

President – Rachel Paliotti 

Finance and Records – Sherry Ferdinandi
Golf Events & ActivitiesConnie Palagi 
Member Services - Linda Soares
Golf Programs & Services Vicki Bruce

Marketing & Communications Shae McWilliams 
Member Recruitment - Mary Winstanley

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EWGA Rhode Island Golf Leagues

Our mission is to provide a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for all golfers.  Our leagues draw players from all skill levels. 
The following rules of play are intended to help make your EWGARI experience a wonderful one.


  • Plan your next shot while walking towards your ball or while others are playing.

  • Be ready to hit when it is your turn.

  • Walk briskly between shots.

  • Walk directly to your ball; only follow others if assisting in looking for a lost ball

  • If riding, take several clubs with you to your ball so you do not need to walk back to your cart.

  • Take only one practice swing.

  • Play a provisional ball if you think your original may be out of play.  Be sure to announce your intention to do so.

  • Leave your clubs/cart on the side of the putting green closest to the next tee.

  • Exit the putting green promptly after holing out.


  • Be aware of the specific rules at the course you are playing (cell phones, dress code, local rules)

  • Put an identification mark on your ball and know what you are playing

  • Always play without delay and keep up with the group in front.

  • Invite faster groups to play through.

  • Do not move or talk near a player about to make a stroke.

  • Don’t step on another player’s line of putt.

  • Don’t play until the group in front of you is out of the way.

  • Shout a warning if your ball might hit someone – “FORE”

  • Repair divot holes and ball marks. Smooth footprints in the bunkers.

  • Leave the course in the condition you would like to find it.


  • Play “READY GOLF”. Hit the ball when you are ready as long as you can safely do so.  Do not focus on who has the honors to hit first.