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WELCOME

Welcome to the Southwest Florida Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. We formed the chapter in 1999 with ladies primarily in the Naples area. We recently changed our name from the Naples Chapter to the Southwest Florida Chapter, and our members stretch all the way from Marco Island to Naples to Ft. Myers and beyond to Cape Coral.

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors


President                                     Rosemary Christie           president@swflewga.com

Membership Recruitment           Kim Henry                          membership@swflewga.com

Member Services                        Carol Mirando                   currentmembers@swflewga.com

Finance & Records                      Kathy Millard                    financedirector@swflewga.com             

Marketing                                    Jackie Mazzanti                 chaptercommunications@swflewga.com

Golf Events                                  Kerstin Koenig                  golfevents@swflewga.com

Social Events                              Beth Ann Marcotte           nongolfevents@swflewga.com

 Questions about joining  our chapter should be directed to Kim Henry and questions about current members' benefits should be directed to Carol Mirando.  
For a copy of the Board Meeting Minutes-Email Us and we will send you a copy. (current members)

Welcome New Members: 

Lorna Bell-Kotwall
Donna Frederick
Tracey Maranto


********** 2018 Election Ballot **********

All positions are unopposed, but in accordance with the by-laws, a vote is still required. 

President (1 year term): Rosemary Christie
Finance (2 year term): Kathy Millard
Member Services Director (2 year term): Jennie Taylor
Non Golf Events Director (2 year term): Sherie Brezina

Click here for the bios of the above candidates.

Click on link below to vote:

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07efoa1dq8jlr486xy/start

Voting is open through September 20, 2018. You must be a SWFL chapter member is good standing to be eligible to vote.






GOLF EVENTS

Golf Events

Summer Match Play Madness is Underway!
Good Luck Everyone!

September Event
When:  September 22nd
Where:  Tiburon
Tee Times Starting at 8:30 AM

We are playing a 2 person best net ball format. 

Sign up with a playing partner or individually and we will pair you. 
Playing partner's handicaps should be within 8 strokes. 
If the difference is higher we'll make the adjustment. 
We are currently scheduled to play the Gold Course. Our member rate is $60.00. 
Guests are welcome to join us for a rate of $70.00. 
 
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Member Guest Tournament
 
October 14 at the Club at Renaissance
 
More information to follow
 
Thursday Golf League
We will be continuing our Thursday Wandering Summer Golf and Lunch Program.
Space is Limited so register early.  
For those of you who have not participated in this group before, we play a rotating group of courses. This is not  a competitive league.  We have added some new courses our chapter either has not played, or not played in a while.  
Cost for play will vary based on club fees, but will be in the range of $50-$60 which includes lunch.  Lunch is always optional.  
Tee times will be in the AM, but subject to course availability.  Registration will be through 123 and open 2 weeks prior to play date.  Registration will close at noon on the Tuesday prior to play.  Come regularly, or when you see a course you have wanted to play but just have not had a chance. The full schedule is below.  
For more information or questions, please contact Natalia Armstrong at coarmnatalia@gmail.com or 201-572-0518

Summer Afternoon Nine & Unwind 
 
We are a relaxed group of players, some new to the game and/or with higher handicaps.  We play ready golf at a pace that gets us finished before the course closes.  After golf, we meet at a nearby restaurant for refreshments. For more information, or if you would like to help with reservations, contact Afternoon Nine & Unwind Coordinator:Renee Porter-Medley  rportermedley@gmail.com
or call/text to mobile at 239-247-2444.
We will play on Tuesday afternoons with Tee Times ranging from 3:30 pm - 4 pm.
Courses will rotate and are still to be determined, but generally they are in Estero-Bonita and North Naples.
 
Payment will be made in the Pro Shop with credit card upon arrival.  Cost for play will vary ranging from $22-$30. 
 
Remember, if you have rain or other weather concerns, call the Pro Shop because it can be raining at your house but dry on the course.  


CME Tournament 
 
We are marshaling at the CME tournament again this year.
 
 November 12-18, at Tiburon 
 
 
We are at hole #5, a par 3.   It is a lot of fun.
Eileen Huff and Cindi DeBrino will be co-captains this year. 
Questions - email us at Elhuff@comcast.net or cindidebrino@comcast.net
(we promise we are more fun than our email addresses indicate)

Summer Sizzler Lesson Special
with Patty Driapsa, LPGA

2 Lessons for $75
(Lessons must be completed by 10/15/18)
Please contact me for an appointment at Spring Run Golf Club
239-949-0707 golf shop or to email click here.

WINTER GOLF LEAGUES
We will continue to offer three chapter sponsored regularly scheduled courses for play. On Thursday's this season, we will be playing at Quail Run Golf Club (off Pine Ridge Road) instead of Hibiscus Golf Club. Those of us who played this course last season at one of our monthly events know the course is in great shape and most members who regularly played at Hibiscus were ready to try some place new. On Saturday's this season, members will again have two options. For those of you who like to sleep in on Saturday's, we are continuing late morning tee times and play at Quail Village Golf Club. For our growing number of chapter members living north of Naples, we have made a change and we will be moving play from Stoneybrook Golf Club to San Carlos Golf Club. The Boards goal is to provide the best value to the most members possible. By getting better rates at Quail Run and San Carlos we can offer lower golf fees and eliminate the need to subsidize members cost to play. With this savings, we will now be able to provide money for prizes for these chapter sponsored play venues. There will be more information and details provided in future blasts as we get closer to season.
 




Social and Education Events

Social Events
 

Grape Expectations

 

Monday, September 17th at Spring Run Country Club

 9501 Spring Run Blvd, Bonita Springs

 6 PM (Registration 5:30 PM)

 

Sit and Sip a glass of wine while sharing and learning.  

Mo White will go over Golf Rules and Etiquette.  This is a great opportunity for golfers new to the game and a good refresher to those more experienced.

 Jackie Mazzanti and Jennifer Hammond will be there to explain our various social media networking sites and applications available to all of our SWFL Chapter Members.  So bring your phones and tablets so you can download the needed applications.

The cost is $10.00 and includes your first happy hour drink and a raffle ticket for a drawing to win a wine basket valued at over $50.00, generously donated to us by Rebecca Ross with Baird Financial. There will also be a Lite Bites Menu from which you can purchase something to eat.

 Don't miss out on this "grape" opportunity to socialize and learn more about what YOUR chapter has to offer, and enhance your membership

 

Sign Up 123

 

BOOK CLUB ***Starting Soon*** 
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If anyone is interested in joining this amazing group who enjoy reading and sharing their views please contact Barb Ballard at (barblbgolf@gmail.com) to get your name on the contact list as to where and when the club will meet again.   Come join this great group.
Upcoming Schedule:
Kay Marranca will host book club on Nov 6th, 2018
The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry
 
Barb Ballard will host book club on Dec 4th, 2018
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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Save the Date

 

Kick Off- November 12th

Cypress Woods

 

More Information to follow for these 2 fun Events! 

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Click here  to register for LPGA Amateur Golf Association for Southwest Florida  events
  • ALL members, guests and non-members must go to our 123 signup system to register for all events by the stated deadline and BEFORE arriving at the event.  Here's the procedure:
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  • You will almost immediately get a confirmation email back saying you have registered. 
  • If you haven't registered or want to bring a guest after the registration deadline but before the actual event, please contact the Event Coordinator to see if there is still availability.
  • For most events, if the event sells out, you can still register and you will be put on a wait list.  The wait list will be in the order registrations are received (no skipsies!).  The Event Coordinator will contact you if you are able to attend.
  • If you have successfully registered for an event but need to cancel prior to the stated cancellation deadline, please contact the Event Coordinator as there may be a waiting list. 
  • If you are entitled to a refund, you will receive a check in the mail (less the $10 cancel fee) within 30 days.  
  • And lastly, paying by credit card (MC, Visa or Discover, no AMEX) when you register is the recommended method of payment. We do not accept credit cards at most of our events.

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HOLE-IN-ONE

Hole-in-One Insurance
 
Congratulations!
 
The tradition of celebrating the rare feat of a Hole-In-One with your fellow players is well established, and, as the odds of getting a hole in one, very roughly, are 12,500 to 1 for an amateur player, it is indeed reason to celebrate!
 
The resulting bar bill from the celebration round of drinks traditionally bought for fellow players that day can be daunting, which is why we encourage you to purchase  Hole-in-One Insurance for just $5. Don't be that person that just sneaks away without celebrating your shot of a lifetime!
 
The fund was established to help subsidize the traditional celebration of buying drinks should a Chapter member get a coveted Hole-in-One in any official Southwest Florida Chapter event or outing.
Having submitted a paid bar bill receipt to the Event Chair, the player will be reimbursed by the Chapter Board for that expense, not to exceed the total amount of funds held in the Hole-In-One account, which fluctuates depending on how many Chapter members participate, and how many Hole-In-Ones are paid out.
 
Following payout for Hole-In-One celebrations, should the fund fall below $250, participating members will be asked to reinvest $5 to help cover the next celebration(s). Members can elect to participate in the insurance program at any time by paying the $5 fee at any Chapter related event.
  
Only members that have paid for the insurance in advance will be reimbursed for Hole-In-One celebration expenses so don't run the risk. Your next round may be the one......  SIGN UP NOW!                    


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

SEPTEMBER
Thursday, September 13 - Thursday Summer Play - Shell Point
Monday, September 17 - 2019 Golf Rules- Social Media Info
Spring Run
Wednesday, September 19 - 9 and Unwind - Heritage Bay 
Thursday, September 20 - Thursday Summer Play - Spring Run
Saturday, September 22- Summer Weekend Event - Tiburon
Wednesday, September 26 - 9 and Unwind - Esplanade
Thursday, September 27 - Thursday Summer Play - Vasari
 
OCTOBER
Wednesday, October 3 - 9 and Unwind - The Club at the Strand
Thursday, October 4 - Thursday Summer Play - Heritage Palm
Wednesday, October 10 - 9 and Unwind - The Club at the Strand
Thursday, October 11 - Thursday Summer Play - Stoneybrook
Sunday, October 14- Member/Guest Event- The Club at Renaissance
Wednesday, October 17 - 9 and Unwind - Esplanade
Thursday, October 18 - Thursday Summer Play - Wyndemere CC
Wednesday, October 24 - 9 and Unwind - The Club at the Strand
Wednesday, October 31 - 9 and Unwind - Esplanade
 
NOVEMBER
Tuesday, November 6 - Book Club
Monday, November 12 - Kick Off- Cypress Woods
 
DECEMBER
Tuesday, December 4 - Book Club

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