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Group Golfs, Networks

Trying to bring business out of the office and onto the green, women who work on the Hill are now looking for more colleagues to join a nonpartisan golf league.

The Women’s Congressional Golf Association, which started swinging in the spring of 1999, is looking for current or past female Hill staffers to join the group for a season of golf and networking.

“We want to give women the opportunity to get out and use golf to benefit their careers like men,” said Ruth Smith, WCGA president.

Invitations were sent out late last month asking all female Members of Congress to get involved. Their kickoff begins with a lunch this afternoon.

“It always helps out in Washington to have the opportunity to meet people. It’s a good way to get to know people — and play a lot of golf, too,” said Tamara Somerville, one of the founders of the WCGA.

The club is interested in women who are comfortable with their game or just want to have fun out on the course, said Somerville.

For more information, e-mail Ruth Smith at or visit

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