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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.

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
Rita Brown
Barbara Carolanza
Ellen Ceresko
We look forward to Seeing Everyone at Upcoming Events! Welcome!

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GOLF EVENTS

Golf Events

We are looking for YOU to represent your SWFL chapter in a fun competition vs the Manatee chapter. All members with a verifiable handicap are invited to play.

When : Saturday August 4th  - tee times starting at 9:15a 

Where:  Kingsway Country Club  (just off exit 170 in Port Charlotte).
             13625 SW Kingsway Cir, Lake Suzy, FL 34269

Price: $55.00 including lunch

We are set to play a hole by hole 4 ball team match play event. 
1 point is scored for each hole won, a half point for holes tied - an additional point is awarded to the match winner.

The chapter with the most points will not only take home ( or keep ) the trophy but has bragging rights for a year.

You can sign up with a playing partner or individually and we'll match you.
Maximum stroke allowance between partners is 8. If the difference is higher it will be adjusted.

Friends and family are welcome as we reserved a few additional spots for non competitive play. Same rate of $55.00 applies. 

Click here to register online and reserve your seat.

The event details are as follows:

  Organization:  LPGA -Amateur Golf Association Southwest Florida Chapter
  Event Name:   LPGA - AGA SWFL vs Mantee
  Date(s):     Aug 4 2018, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  Location:    Kingsway Country Club
  Click here for event information


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 
Off to a Fun Start- Tee Times Scheduled through August

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.  


Social and Education Events

July Social Event
 
PACE LOVE that DRESS Collection Party  
Date:     Monday, July 23rd
 
Time:   5:30 p.m. drinks and eats (on your own)  6:30 Guest Speaker
 
Place:    Luna Cafe (corner of Vanderbuilt and Airport-Pulling)
 
Please bring a new or slightly loved dress or accessory to donate. 
  
In addition, a representative from a locally owned Naples Personal Training studio on Pine Ridge will also be present.  Gene Giamarino, Golf Fitness Instructor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Athletic Trainer and TPI certified Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor will be there to share his experiences with us.  His experiences have helped him to identify restrictions in the golfer's body movement and prescribe exercises to create an efficient and reproducible swing.  The Naples Personal Training studio group class was recently featured in the Naples Daily News Golf Fitness.
Please contact Beth Ann Marcotte at 810-569-3120 
for any additional questions regarding event.

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:
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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

News from 
LPGA Amateur Golf Association

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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY
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 Heritage Bay
Thursday, July 19 - Thursday Summer Play - Vasari
Tuesday, July 24 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course - Vasari
Thursday, July 26 - Thursday Summer Play - Spring Run
Tuesday, July 31 - Tuesday 9 & Unwind- Course Spring Run
 
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 Spring Run
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 - 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
Thursday, October 18 - Thursday Summer Play - Wyndemere CC
Saturday, October 20- Summer Weekend Event - Member Guest TBA

Handicaps

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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.