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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          PresidentLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Membership Recruitment           Kim Henry                       MembershipLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Member Services                        Carol Mirando               MemberServicesLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Finance & Records                      Kathy Millard              FinanceLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com         

Marketing                                    Jackie Mazzanti                MarketingLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Golf Events                                  Kerstin Koenig              GolfEventsLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Social Events                              Beth Ann Marcotte          SocialEventsLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

 Questions about joining  our chapter should be directed to Kim Henry and questions about current members' benefits should be directed to Carol Mirando.  

Welcome New Members: 

Carol Figura
Terry Hennes

Way to Go, Ladies!
 

LPGA Amateurs Cup Final –
Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas
Congrats to our SWFL Chapter team who made it to the finals in November!

Team Fallen Angels:
Diana Johnson        Judy Slater
Eileen Huff               Carol Giddens
Sherri Patchen         Carol Wilsey
Jennie Taylor           Kerstin Koenig

Best of Luck & Have a GREAT Time in Texas!


Biggest Loser!
Several months ago, HQ took our Chapter Biggest Loser Handicap Challenge, slightly modified it & made it into a national competition.
Congrats to SWFL Amateurs Member Sherie Brezina - leading the pack so far - for Most Improved in Flight 6!
Keep up the great work!!​

GOLF EVENTS

Upcoming Golf Events:


3rd Annual Member Guest Tournament

Halloween Howl!

When:            October 14  - 8:45a Shotgun Start
Where:           The Club at Renaissance
$$$:                $50 Rate for Members & Guests 
Who:               All Chapter Members & (Optional) Guest!

Shake off the cobwebs, invite your lady friends to play in this best ball tournament & show them what the SWFL chapter is all about. 

It’s no TRICK, only a TREAT -
One lucky guest will WIN a FREE Membership!

Prizes for the most creative Halloween costumes –
So come dressed in your favorite Witches Tea outfit (or not)

No established handicap yet? No problem!
We’ll just use your average score. 

Sign Up on 123 For a HOWLING Good Time! 


CME Tournament 
November 12-18 @ Tiburon
Volunteers Needed!
- Marshaling
- LPGA Amateurs Tent

Click Here for Information 

Join in the Fun as we Marshal again this Year –
We are on Hole #5, Par 3.

Co-Captains: Eileen Huff and Cindi DeBrino

For More Info or Questions, Email:
Elhuff@comcast.net
cindidebrino@comcast.net

Also Needed - Volunteers for our LPGA Amateurs Tent!
Contact Kim Henry for sign up & details!


Save these Dates - Details to Come!

11/17    Welcome Back Scramble at The Moorings
12/2      Jingle Bell Open 1 PM at Cypress Woods


Ongoing Leagues:
Fall Afternoon Nine & Unwind  
Join our Relaxed Group to Play Ready Golf &
Finish up Before the Course Closes! fall 9 & Unwind
New to the game? Higher handicap? ALL are welcome!  
After golf, we meet at a nearby restaurant for refreshments.

When:    Wednesdays - Tee Times 3:30-4p
Where:   Rotating Locations
               Usually in Estero-Bonita-North Naples 
$$$:        Varies - $22-$30 - Credit Card onsite in Pro Shop
Weather: If in Doubt – Call the Pro Shop for Weather Conditions!
Registration on 123

For More Info or Questions, Contact:
Sherie Brezina
sheriebrezina@msn.com

Thursday Golf League:
Wandering Summer Golf & Lunch

 

When:   Thursday Mornings (based on availability)
Where:  Rotating Courses
              N
ew/Not recently played Courses added!
$$$:       Varies, usually $50-$60, Optional Lunch

Registration on 123:
Opens – 2 weeks prior to play date
Closes – Noon on Tuesday prior to play date
Space is Limited so register early! 

FYI: Not a Competitive League
Come every week, whenever you can,
or to a course you'd like to play!

For More Info or Questions, Contact:
Natalia Armstrong
coarmnatalia@gmail.com
201-572-0518


WINTER GOLF LEAGUES
3 Courses for Chapter Sponsored Regular Play!

Thursdays:            
Quail Run Golf Club (off Pine Ridge Road)

2 Saturday Options:          
Late Morning:       Quail Village Golf Club
“North” Option:     San Carlos Golf Club

Courses were selected by the Board to provide the best value, a wider geographic reach, and to change up the courses for added variety.

With these course selections, we can offer lower golf fees, eliminate the need to subsidize members' cost to play, and offer prizes for these chapter sponsored play venues.


FYI!
NEW for 2019!
Inaugural LPGA Amateurs Event
May 18-19 @ LPGA International in Daytona Beach
Details Here

Lodging Deals!

The LPGA & LPGA Amateur Golf Association have partnered with
Hotel Planner to assist with your lodging at the Chapter Semi-Finals.
Details Here

Social and Education Events

Social Events 
BOOK CLUB - Starting in November! 
Interested in joining this amazing group who enjoy reading and sharing their views?
Contact Barb Ballard at (barblbgolf@gmail.com) to get your name on the contact list for details!
Upcoming Schedule:
Hostess:    Kay Marranca
Date:         November 6th
Book:        The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry

Hostess:   Barb Ballard
Date:         December 4th
Book:        The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Chapter Annual Kick Off Dinner!
When:     November 12                
                5p Registration
                Salad @ 6p, Buffet @ 6:30p

Where:    Cypress Woods Country Club               
               
3625 Northbrook Drive

Sign up on 123
Menu:
Sautéed medley of Squash, Green Beans and Carrots
Steamed Cauliflower with Cheddar Mornay
Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
Long Grain Wild Rice
Seared Chicken Breast with Smoked Tomato and Spinach Ragu
Grilled Flank Steak with Mushroom Marsala
Grilled Salmon with Roasted Leek and Lemon Beurre Blanc
White Chocolate Mousse Tartlet
Come and meet the newest SWFL Chapter Board Members, Socialize with other Members & THANK our Sponsors who support our SWFL Chapter! 
Biggest Loser competition winner revealed.  


Raffle Prizes and Cash Drawings!
An additional raffle this year will be for a one (1) night stay at the INN on the LAKES with  breakfast and  18 holes of golf for two (2) in Sebring, Florida.
Bring a Guest - One lucky new member joining that night could win one year free membership!

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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.

FROM HEADQUARTERS

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TeeOff.com by the PGA TOUR and the Official Tee Time site of the LPGA Women who Play, has announced the elimination of booking fees! As an LPGA Women who Play  member, you can receive an additional 15% off select "deal" tee times every day by using code 'EWGA2017 at checkout. 
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LPGA Amateur Golf Association members enjoy 20% off any 2018 Troon Card purchase. Use promo code "EWGA" at checkout to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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!                    


If you do not see your name on this list and you have paid please contact:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

October

Th        10/11    Summer Play Stoneybrook
Sun      10/14    Member/Guest Event - The Club at Renaissance
W         10/ 17   9 and Unwind - Esplanade
Th        10/ 18   Th Summer Play - Wyndemere CC
W         10/ 24   9 and Unwind - The Club at the Strand
W         10/ 31   9 and Unwind - Esplanade

November
Sat       11/ 3     Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat       11/ 3     Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
Tu        11/ 6     Book Club
Th        11/ 8     Quail Run
Sat       11/ 10   Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat       11/ 10   Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
M         11/ 12   Kick Off Dinner - Cypress Woods
Th        11/ 15   Quail Run
Sat       11/ 17   Welcome Back Event - Moorings 1 PM Shotgun
Sat       11/ 24   Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat       11/ 24   Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
Th        11/ 29   Quail Run 

December
Sat       12/ 1     Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat       12/ 1     Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
Sun      12/ 2     Jingle Bell Open - Cypress Woods - 1PM Shotgun
Tu        12/ 4     Book Club
Th        12/ 6     Quail Run
Sat       12/ 8     Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat       12/ 8     Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
Th       12/ 13    Quail Run
Sat      12/ 15    Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat      12/ 15    Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
Th       12/ 20    Quail Run
Sat      12/ 22    Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat      12/ 22    Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am
Th       12/ 27    Quail Run
Sat      12/ 29    Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat      12/ 29    Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE

 

SPONSORSHIP

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