Spokane/Inland Northwest Chapter
Chapter Policies

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Spokane Inland NW Chapter

Policies and Procedures


DEFINITIONS:

Golf Events:  Activities scheduled for people to get together to play the same course at the same time.  These can be set up using a variety of golf formats and some events may have a more competitive emphasis.  “Fun” golf is available as an option during all competitive Golf Events.

Weekday Play:  Scheduled tee times during the week, before or after work 9 hole play, or mid-morning 18 hole play, in which members sign up via email from the designated event coordinator.

Weekend Play:  Scheduled tee times on Saturdays and selected Sundays in which members sign up via email from the Events Director. 

Educational Opportunities:  Golf clinics and/or personal development sessions are randomly scheduled throughout the golf season and are designed to meet the needs of the Chapter Members.  These include active skill clinics, rules discussions, strategy sessions and more.

Non-Golf Events:  Any gathering of LPGA Amateurs members that does not include golf.  Examples of these events include beginning and end of season celebrations, social functions and activities to learn more about LPGA Amateurs.

WEEKDAY PLAY:

Registration:  All Members must register online via email to the Weekday Coordinator.  Registration is required weekly, as requested by the Coordinator.

Payment:  Payment for play is at the Pro Shop, due when checking in. Members are responsible for their own greens fees and cart rental. 

Cancellations:  It is the responsibility of the Member to call the Pro Shop to cancel.  The member should also inform the Weekday Coordinator of a cancellation. Cancellations are highly discouraged.  Any Member developing a pattern of cancellation will lose the opportunity to reserve tee times.

 WEEKEND PLAY

Registration:  All members must register online via email to the Event Director.  Weekly emails will be sent to Members with the upcoming schedule of golfing opportunities.  Members can reserve a spot via email for weekend play up to two weeks in advance, but no later than 5 pm Tuesday before the scheduled play, or as specified by the Events Director. Member must indicate whether they choose to walk the course or rent a cart. 

Payment: Payment for play is at the Pro Shop when checking in.  Members are responsible for their own greens fees as well as cart rental.

Cancellation: It is the responsibility of the Member to call the Pro Shop and cancel as well as contact the Event Director and cancel.  Cancellations are highly discouraged.  Any Member developing a pattern of cancellation will lose the opportunity to reserve tee times.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES:

Registration:  All members must register online, via email communication from the Event Director or by alternative registration options as offered.

Payments:  Members can pay by credit card through the designated payment portal at the time of online registration or by mailing a check to LPGA Amateurs Spokane Inland NW, 9116 E. Sprague #400, Spokane Valley, WA  99206.  Check must be received no later than one week prior to the event.

Refunds: Education payments are non-refundable unless the event is canceled by the Chapter or the golf pro.  In this case, refunds will be paid in full.

If there is a wait list for an Education opportunity, a player who requests a cancellation will receive a full refund if someone on the wait-list fills their position.  No refunds are available for absences.

Substitutes: Substitutes are allowed if you are unable to attend an education opportunity.  Contact the Event Coordinator to let them know that you have a substitute.  The substitute should pay you directly.

A player who is unable to attend can also check with the Event Coordinator to see if there is anyone on the wait-list who can fill their position.


GUEST/NON-MEMBER PARTICIPATION:

Guests/non-members are invited to participate in Chapter activities, however, a guest/non-member may not participate in more than two Chapter activities in the same calendar year.  With all weekday and weekend tee times, Members take priority over guests if there is a shortage of times.  Exceptions to this policy are as follows:

  • Sunday play is designated Guest Day and there is no limit to the number of times a guest may participate in Sunday play.Typically, there are four Sunday opportunities per golfing season. Guests have equal priority to members with Sunday tee times.
  • In most cases, guests may not participate in education opportunities.This is a benefit of being a Member.However, we may offer educational opportunities that are open to both members and non-members.

Guests/non-members are required to sign a Release and Indemnification Agreement.  Forms will be available at any event where non-members can participate.

LPGA Amateurs Members automatically acknowledge this release and indemnification when they join or renew.