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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.

2018-2019 Board of Directors
President                                     Rosemary Christie          PresidentLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Membership Recruitment           Kim Henry                       MembershipLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Member Services                        Jennie Taylor         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                              Sherie Brezina       SocialEventsLPGAAmateursSWFL@gmail.com

Questions about joining our chapter - contact Kimberley Henry!
Questions
about current member benefits - contact Jennie Taylor! 

Welcome New Members!

Tammy Acord          Sharyl Bradtmiller

Margaret Costa        Roxanne Curtiss

Lynn Hurley              Libby Julian

Merline Kovacik        Deborah Miller

Linda Phelps            Linda Wallace

Marie Yencho​​​​​​

Social and Education Events

Special Holiday Season Offer! 

20% OFF @ PGA Superstore on 12/16 for our members! 
Tell them you are a member at checkout for the discount!

Social Events 
BOOK CLUB!

Interested in joining this amazing group who enjoy reading & sharing their views? Contact Barb Ballard (barblbgolf@gmail.com) to get your name on the contact list for details!
Upcoming Schedule:
January 8th
Hostess:   Judy Freiberg
Book:        The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport by Carl Hiaasen

February 5th
Hostess:   Sandra Brody      
Book:        Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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2019 New Rules of Golf In-Depth Seminar

December 10th 8:30a-Noon @ FGCU
The PGA Program at FGCU invites our SWFL Chapter Members to this event at FGCU. Earn LPGA CE credits, as you learn the new rules from an entertaining, engaging speaker! Email Sherie if interested in attending. Admission is a $5.00 CASH donation

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Sunday Social @ Celebration Park

December 16th - 4:30p-6:30p
Have a Drink, Enjoy the Music, Sit and Relax
(2880 Becca Avenue - off US41)
Register on 123

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Meet the Member!

January 23rd - 5:30p-7:30p
PGA Superstore, Naples
Stay tuned for Details!

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20 Most Significant Rule Changes in 2019 in <:10!!

https://youtu.be/chPOtfLUHC0


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GOLF EVENTS

Upcoming Golf Events!

Save the Date!

2nd Annual Sugarbowl

January 26th in Clewiston

Details to Come!

  

Volunteers Needed - 16th Annual Charity Ladies ProAm!

April 27th & 28th @ Quail Creek Country Club 

Our chapter's largest charity event benefiting The PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee and the local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program. 

The event takes a lot of hard work and effort and we need your help! 

If You Have Time - We Need:

  • Committee members to lead or assist with the silent auction and raffles, sponsorships, organize volunteers & other important areas  
  • Weekend event volunteers

If You Don’t Have Time – You can Help with Donations & Sponsorships:

  • Auction Items
  • Goodie Bag Items
  • Donating a $40+ Bottle of Wine (for the popular Wine Pull Auction!)
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Recommendations to local business for sponsorships 

 Interested in Helping? Contact Marianne Meola at 239-671-6237 or mmeola4145@aol.com by December 31, 2018

Seasonal Weekly FUN Play
Thursdays
Quail Run Golf Club - 1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples
Cost:          $65 Members, $75 Non-members & Guests
Time:         Tee Times starting @ 12:30
Coordinator:  Susan Aborn -  saborn@abornandco.com

 (note – you can play 9, however, there is no 9 hole rate) 
Sign Up on 123 by Noon Monday before play!

Saturdays
Lee County
San Carlos Golf Club  - 7420 Constitution Circle, Fort Myers  
Cost:          $55 Members, $65 Non-members & Guests
Time:         Tee Times starting @ 10:30
Coordinator:  Natalie Sandel –  nataliesandel@gmail.com 

Sign Up on 123 by Noon Wednesday before play!

Collier County
Quail Village Golf Club  - 11719 Quail Village Way, Naples  
Cost:          $45 Members, $55 Non-members & Guests (til end of year)
Time:         Tee Times starting @ 10:30

Coordinator:  Kerstin Koenig -  kerstin@variety-travel.com

Sign Up on 123 by Noon Thursday Before Play


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!
Sign Up on 123
For More Info or Questions, Contact:
Sherie Brezina
sheriebrezina@msn.com

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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December
Th       12/13     Quail Run
Sat      12/15     Fun Play - San Carlos 9:30 am
Sat      12/ 5      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/ 9      Fun Play - Quail Village 10:30 am

January
Tu         1/8       Book Club
Wed      1/23     Meet the Member - PGA Superstore 5:30 pm 
Sat        1/26     2nd Annual Sugarbowl - Clewiston

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. 
  • Forgot to Register? Want to bring a guest after the registration deadline? (both before the actual event) contact the Event Coordinator for 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.
  • Successfully Registered but can't make it?  If prior to stated cancellation deadline, 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

All American Classics Joins LPGA Amateur Golf Association
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 Amateur Golf Association 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 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. 

News from LPGA Amateur Golf Association
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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 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: kerstin@variety-travel.com

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SPONSORSHIP

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