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!

Be a part of the largest Women's Golf Association and Get Ahead!     

Upcoming Events

Blackstone National Golf Club, Sutton, MA, Sunday, July 23rd, 12:30pm - $80 with cart. 18-hole casual play (with Boston Chapter) 

EWGARI 18-hole Scramble to support the Gloria Gemma Resource Foundation  - $110 with cart and dinner buffet! August 5, Saturday, 1:00pm shotgun start at Swansea GC. Plan your foursomes soon! All golfers welcome! SIGN UP OPEN

Get your tail to Red Tail Golf Course!, Devens MA, Friday, August 11th. Tee times start at 9am. 16 spots. $79 includes cart. (With Boston Chapter) Lunch in club house on own. Take a vacation day to play this beautiful course! SIGN UP OPEN 

2017 EWGA Chapter Championship Qualifier at Meadow Brook Golf Club, Richmond RI, Saturday, July 22nd. Tee times starting at noon. Please see link for all the details at
RI EWGA Chapter information. Info at the site includes Prep2Play and Player Documents. Top 2 Scramble teams and best Gross and Net player in each Flight will advance to the Northeastern District Semi-Finals in Victor, NY on August 12, 2017. Finalists travel to Hot Springs, Arkansas in October! Contact Paula Pais-Leach with questions at ppleach35@yahoo.com. 

NEW! New members Invitational SOLD OUT!

Meet women who have the potential to change the course of your life.

1st Annual EWGARI New Member Invitational at Crystal Lake GC, Saturday, July 15th, tee times start at 1:30pm. $54.00 with cart payable at course with lunch on own to follow. Best Ball format based on 1 Best Net score per team for team prizes. Designed for new members to connect with each other. REGISTRATION CLOSED. 

"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

EWGARI Save the Date!

  • Blackstone National GC Sutton, MA July 23rd, Sun. 12:30pm $80 w/cart. Register w/ BOS Chapter. Opens June 23.
  • Gloria Gemma Charity Scramble August 5, Saturday, Swansea GC. Plan your foursomes soon! Mixed teams welcome.
  • Shining Rock GC Northbridge, MA August 6, Sun.  12:30pm $62 w/cart. Register w/BOS Chapter. Opens July 6. 
  • Get Your Tail to Red Tail! Aug. 11, Fri.,with BOS Chapter, Red Tail GC, Devens MA
  • 2017 EWGA Championship Semi-Finals (Chapter Championship winners will advance) Aug. 12, Sat. Victor Hills, Rochester, NY         
  • Glow Ball  Aug. 26th, Sat. Green Valley Country Club, RI 
  • Deluxe 9 and Dine Sept. 11, Mon. Ledgemont CC, 9:30AM shotgun, limited 24
  • 2017 EWGA Cup Northeast Region Qualifier - (2 RI Teams met the deadline to enter), Crystal  Springs Resort, Vernon NJ, Sept 16-17. 
  • LEAGUE Banquet Sept. 21, Thur. Quonset "O" Club, 6pm cocktails/7pm buffet
  • SEASON END - Leave it to Beaver! Oct. 14, Sat., 18 hole event with TV trivia! Beaver River, Richmond RI 8:30AM 
  • Volunteer Event - October TBD, Annual 9-hole fun Invitational Event for EWGARI volunteers including Board Members. Help out the club and come play!

2017 BOSTON EVENTS open to EWGARI members


Wentworth Hills CC, Plainville MA - Sunday, July 9th, 12pm $45 walking/$63 riding. (Opens June 9th)
Blackstone National Golf Club, Sutton, MA, Sunday, July 23rd, 12:30pm - $80 with cart. (Opens June 23rd)
Shining Rock Golf Club, Northbridge MA, Sunday, August 6, 12:30pm - $62 with cart. (Opens July 6th)

These are 18-hole casual rounds with fellow members at beautiful courses!
SPECIAL THANKS to dual member Gayle Gaudreau for making this available!

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 SIGN UP

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

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

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

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

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

 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. SIGN UP


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Meet the EWGARI Board

President – Georgette Wilson - Elected in 2016

Finance and Records – Sherry Ferdinandi
Golf Events & ActivitiesConnie Palagi - Elected in 2016
Member Services - Elaine Akaka
Golf Programs & Services Rachel Paliotti

Marketing & Communications Shae McWilliams - Elected in 2016
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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.