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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

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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: 

Jill Berlet
Diane Roach
LPGA Amateur Golf Association  Golf Department News
The LPGA and LPGA Amateur Golf Association  have partnered with Hotel Planner to assist with your lodging at the Chapter Semi-Finals.

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GOLF EVENTS

Golf Events

Summer Match Play Madness is Underway!
Good Luck Everyone!

SWFL vs Manatee
20 members made their way to Kingsway Country Club on August 4th, to represent our chapter in the fun competition against  Manatee. 
Unfortunately we were not able to defend the trophy, but it was great to see so many new players competing and representing our chapter for the first time. 
Thank you everyone for playing and congratulations to
Judy Slater and Mia Palumbo for winning the proximities. 
Of Course we will try to recapture the trophy next year!

Monthly August Event - Saturday, August 25
Esplanade Golf and Country Club
Tee Times Starting at 9 am
$45 per person
The format is a 2 best ball out of 4, but you won't know which scores to take until after the round.
 

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.



Social and Education Events

Social Events
 
New Events are being scheduled NOW.
Check Back Soon!

BOOK CLUB 
 
Our book club will resume in November.  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.

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15TH ANNUAL SWFL EWGA LADIES PRO/AM RAISES OVER $20,000 FOR CHARITIES PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS AND LPGA
We had very successful "Love the Dress" Event last week at Café Luna. Thanks to all who were able to attend and provide us with your many donations. Beth Marcotte loaded up her car with all the dresses, handbags, shoes and accessories and headed to PACE to deliver them on July 27th. Several of us met her there and we also provided PACE with a check for $11,500 from our very successful Pro Am Charity Fund Raiser Event, co-chaired by Michele Klinowski & Marianne Meola, earlier this year. It was a fun evening as the girls were having a special "Prom Dance" and we were able to help serve them dinner and oversee one of the many games set up for them....the putting contest, of course!
 
 








EASY AS 1-2-3

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:
  • CLICK ON THE     
  • 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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LPGA Amateur Golf Association Save Even More on Teeoff.com!


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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News from 
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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 2018_Hole_in_One_August_1_2018.pdf and you have paid please contact:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 
AUGUST
Tuesday, August 21 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, August 23 - Thursday Summer Play - Heritage Bay
Saturday, August 25- Summer Weekend Event -Esplanade
Tuesday, August 28 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course - Vasari
Thursday, August 30 - Thursday Summer Play - TPC Treviso Bay
 
SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, September 4 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, September 6 - Thursday Summer Play - Heritage Palm
Tuesday, September 11 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, September 13 - Thursday Summer Play - Shell Point
Tuesday, September 18 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, September 20 - Thursday Summer Play - Spring Run
Saturday, September 22- Summer Weekend Event - Tiburon
Tuesday, September 25 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, September 27 - Thursday Summer Play - Vasari
 
OCTOBER
Thursday, October 4 - Thursday Summer Play - Heritage Palm
Thursday, October 11 - Thursday Summer Play - Stoneybrook
Sunday, October 14- Member/Guest Event- The Club at Renaissance
Thursday, October 18 - Thursday Summer Play - Wyndemere CC

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

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SPONSORSHIP

Thinking of becoming a sponsor for SWFL EWGA?

sponsor_brochure_2018.pdf for the brochure.

easy_to_see_sponsors.pdf

Click here for information about our current sponsors.