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WELCOME

Welcome to the Southwest Florida Chapter of the LPGA Ladies Who Play. 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.

2017bod.jpgQuestions about joining  our chapter should be directed to Kim Henry and questions about current members' benefits should be directed to Carol Mirando.  

Click here for e-mails for the Board.

Click here for our Policies and Procedures. 

Welcome New Members
We would like to Welcome our New Member
Tracy Graham
We look forward to Seeing Everyone at Upcoming Events! Welcome!
 
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LPGA Women Who Play - New Benefits

LPGA Women Who Play members now have 2 more opportunities to enjoy LPGA tour events.
  • Bring a friend. LPGA Women Who Play members who attend any domestic LPGA or Symetra Tour Event can bring a friend for free just show your membership card at Will Call and both of you get in free!
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship complimentary entry. The LPGA recently announced that LPGA Women Who Play members will now receive complementary access into the KPMG Women's PGA Championship!
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GOLF EVENTS

2018 Chapter Championship at the Quarry
A total of 33 players represented all 4 flights and scramble division at this years chapter championship on May 12th at the Quarry.The golf course was in championship shape and the weather did hold up for everyone to finish.Thank you very much to everyone for your participation.

Congratulations to Jennifer Udd as the overall chapter champion shooting
a 77 low gross in the Championship flight.

Meredith Blinn placed 1st as the low net player in the Championship flight .

All other winners are

First Flight : Julie Fuller ( 1st lg )  and Marianne Meola  ( 1st ln )

Second flight : Anne Huoat ( 1st lg ) and Bonnie Blanchard ( 2nd ln )

Third Flight : Cindi DeBrino  (1st lg ) and Linda D'Onofrio ( 1st ln )

Fourth Flight : Sheleigh Belongy ( 1st lg ) and Amy Manley ( 1st ln )

Scramble Team 1st place : Kerstin Koenig, Jennie Taylor, Diana Johnson
and Sherri Patchen

Scramble Team 2nd place: Michele Klinowski, Mary Marshall, Patty Gift
and Nancy Stone

All winners will have the opportunity to represent the SWFL chapter at
this years Sectional, played on June 23rd, at Jaccaranda Golf Club in
Plantation

JUNE GOLF EVENT

Our monthly golf event on Saturday June 16th, at San Carlos Golf Club, is now open for registration. 

We have tee times starting at 10:00a and the rate is $31.00. 

The format is a Pressure Ball 4 person team event. The pressure ball and lowest net score on the hole will count towards your team score.

You can sign up individually, and we will pair you, or as a 2,3 or 4 person team.  

If you are a member of a club that offers reciprocal rates, please contact me at kerstin@variety-travel.com, so I can give you the promo code for your registration.

We hope to see you there. 

SUMMER MATCH PLAY 2018

Summer Match Play Madness is BACK

We are reinstating the original Summer Match Play Madness with all participating players placed in 1 of 4 brackets.

You then arrange your own match and will have 2 weeks to complete it .Handicap strokes will be given off the lower handicap player in the group. Example: If you have a 30 handicap and your match opponent has a 28, the scorecard will just reflect the two strokes differential with a stroke given on the two most difficult holes only.  II in doubt ask the Pro Shop to help you dot the score card. 

The winning player in the first round will go on to play in the next round Championship Flight. The defeated player in the first round will go on to play in the Medalist Flight .

Every player will play a minimum of 2 matches unless there is a BYE in the first round .

Starting in the 2nd round, only winners go on in each round in both Championship and Medalist flights until the final.

You are welcome to play at a course of your choice, but we have arranged for reciprocal rates at the Quarry for $48.00 plus tax

and the Esplanade for $39.00 plus tax .

We are planning a pairings party at the beginning of the Match Play ( tba ) and a complementary Awards BBQ at the end ( tba ) to crown the Champions.

Dates will be determined by the # of players. We are currently looking to start the beginning of July.

The Match play registration fee is $20.00 per player which includes prizes and the Awards BBQ, but you will be responsible for your golf fees individually.

Sign up on 123 is now open, and we hope you will join in the Summer Match Play Madness!

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Reciprocal Rates:  May 15- October 15
The Quarry:  $48 plus tax
The Esplanade:  $39 plus tax
You must show your membership card to receive the discount.


Summer Golf is Here!   
 
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 is Back for the Summer!
 
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 
 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. 
PLAY LISTS

Email Patty Gift at Patty.Gift@raymondjames.com  if you want to be put on the weekend and/or weekday lists. Whenever you want to organize a game, simply email the people on the list and set up the tee times.

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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

June Social Event - TBA - Stay tuned.

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 CHARITY PRO-AM


15TH ANNUAL SWFL EWGA LADIES PRO/AM RAISES OVER $20,000 FOR CHARITIES PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS AND LPGA GIRLS GOLF
 
The 15th Annual Southwest Florida Executive Women's Golf Association was held Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the Quail Creek Country Club in Naples.The event was a huge success raising over $20,000 for the first time for Pace Center for Girls in Immokalee and the local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program. This now totals close to $200,000 raised over the last 15 years.
 
Saturday night's reception was filled with Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes for the attendees to bid and a Live Auction which was lead by Patty Gift as the Auctioneer.
 
The full field of 36 teams with a LPGA Pro and 3 amateurs had the following teams winning first place in the 2 flights for Low Gross and Low Net:
Flight 1-1st Gross 56
Kim Benedict     Vivian Ebert   Mary Jane Hiestand   Cindy Booker
Flight 1-1st Low Net 51
Carol Sudar   Greer Lowry   Marlene Fox   Sheri Lindsey
Flight 2-1st Low Gross 60
Sarah Trew   Lori Drumm   Nancy Stone   Marianne Meola
Flight 2-1st Low Net 54
Jeannie Gibbons Faith Matous Tricia Loeb Katie Bohnke
 
Closets to the Pin winners:
#5   Ashley Cardona-
#7 Linda Davis
#15 Gail Graham
Longest Drive Winners
Kirsten Koenig-Flight 1
Nancy Suto-Flight 2
 
The Sunday awards luncheon featured the 2 recipients of $2000 scholarships Ashley Cardona and Annie Thorp presented by LPGA-USGA Golf Director Jamie Huling. And Pace Center for Girls in Immokalee spoke about their experience and the mission of helping these girls believe in themselves.
 
Co-Chairs of the tournament Michele Klinowski and Marianne Meola thanked their committee, sponsors, all the teams, volunteers and Quail Creek Country Club for such an outstanding event. 

EASY AS 1-2-3

Click here  to register for Southwest Florida  LPGA Women Who Play  event.

  • 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.

FROM HEADQUARTERS

News from 
LPGA Women who Play
 
LPGA Women Who Play- 2018 Cup
 
There is still room for more teams.  While your first choice in the Cup Regionals may have already filled up, there is still room at several sites for you and your team!  Check out the info on the 
2018 Cup Event Page and start planning a fun golf trip with your team!
Women's Golf Day
Mark your calendar now for Tuesday, June 5th for the Annual 
Women's Golf Day
Join in the fun as women across the world participate in golf events and activities specifically designed for women.  Find an event that interests you....bring a friend!
 

Baird Private Wealth Management Extends Partnership As Presenting Sponsor of 2018 LPGA Women who Play Cup Series


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All American Classics Joins LPGA Women who Play
All American Classics has assisted fundraising causes for the past 25 years with their low cost, easy to use, Auction in a Box.
Now watch how they are partnering with the LPGA Women who Play Foundation and Chapters to increase fundraising for great causes! Another great opportunity to raise funds is a click away at Auction In a BoxContact Us!

LPGA Women who Play Members 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. 
Troon Cards 2018  
 
 Golf is the Game of a Lifetime...Better Start Saving!
Troon Cards provide several great benefits at your favorite Troon facilities across the US, Mexico and many other international destinations. Benefits include rates of up to 50% off, a "2-for-1" offer at each club, best rate guarantees, replay rates, complimentary instructional clinics and more. Troon Cards can be purchased online at www.TroonCards.com
 
LPGA Women who Play 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 2017_2018_Hole_in_One_.pdfTHIS LIST and you have paid please contact:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 MAY
Thursday, May 24 - Thursday Summer Play - Vasari
Tuesday, May 29 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, May 31 - Thursday Summer Play - Heritage Bay
 
JUNE
Tuesday, June 5 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, June 7 - Thursday Summer Play - Naples Grande
Tuesday, June 12 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, June 14 - Thursday Summer Play - Forest Glenn
Saturday, June 16- Summer Weekend Event- San Carlos
Tuesday, June 19 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, June 21 - Thursday Summer Play - Worthington
Tuesday, June 26 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind - Course TBD
Thursday, June 28 - Thursday Summer Play - Heritage Bay
 
JULY
Tuesday, July 3 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, July 5 - Thursday Summer Play - Wyndemere CC
Tuesday, July 10 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, July 12 - Thursday Summer Play - Stoneybrook
Tuesday, July 17 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, July 19 - Thursday Summer Play - Vasari
Tuesday, July 24 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, July 26 - Thursday Summer Play - Spring Run
Tuesday, July 31 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
 
AUGUST
Thursday, August 2 - Thursday Summer Play - La Playa
Saturday, August 4 - Summer Weekend Event - Kingsway Country Club in Port Charlotte
(SWFL vs. Mantee Team Event)
Tuesday, August 7 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, August 9 - Thursday Summer Play - Forest Glenn
Tuesday, August 14 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course TBD
Thursday, August 16 - Thursday Summer Play - Windstar
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 TBD
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
Thursday, October 18 - Thursday Summer Play - Wyndemere CC
Saturday, October 20- Summer Weekend Event - Member Guest TBA

Handicaps

WHY HAVE A HANDICAP Click here for the answer.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EWGA SITE TO POST A SCORE

 

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.