Once again, we will be tracking participation in LPGA Amateur Golf Association Tucson events and will award a prize to the person who participates in the most events in 2019 – fun events, ringers, competitions, leagues, social events, everything! And the winner will be recognized at our Annual Business Dinner in November.
Also this year we will be giving a prize to the member that recruits the most new members this year. Make sure your new members says you referred her on the new member application.
In line with LPGA Amateurs Chapters around the country, we're going to broaden our outreach, publicize our events more widely, and welcome guests at all events. All levels of golfers who want to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun are welcome to play at chapter events. Your chapter hosts golf outings, social, and networking events throughout the year. Chapter members are provided with the opportunity to participate in local, regional, and national championships and events. Whether you’re a beginner taking your first lesson or an experienced lifelong golfer, you’ll find a warm welcome from our members.
President - Kathy Chavez
Finance - Donna Shaw
Member Services - Theresa Riel
Member Recruitment - Liddy West
Communications/Marketing - Position Open
Golf Events/Activities - Mary Ellen Case
Your chapter is a volunteer-run organization. Volunteers serve on the board to plan and hold many events throughout the year, but it takes many volunteers behind the scenes to make our chapter a success. These key volunteers help keep things running smoothly during the year:
This year's LCQ tournament director of the day, Liddy West, made sure all went smoothly and was assisted by Terry Rosales and Janet West.
Please thank our volunteers when you see them. Volunteers are what make our chapter a success. If you would like to volunteer, contact any Board Member.
LPGA Amateurs Golf Association
Approved by the Board March 28, 2016
2019 Ventana Summer League
Starting our 16th Season!!
May 15th through August 28
New and Easy Format
New Game and Winners Each Week
Play Each Week or When You Can
No teams and no sub list
Location: The Lodge at Ventana Canyon (not Leows hotel)
Dates: May 15 - August 28 (excluding July 3 and August 14)
Tee Times: Start at 330pm Each week; groups formed in staging area and not
Green Fee: $35/all in; no charge for horse race on Aug. 28
League Fees: $5/Season Ringer Card ; $2/weekly game; $5/Horse Race
Format: Weekly game w/payout; multiple play dates w/skins; possible team
game on some weeks
Players: Chapter members guests are welcome; some players may be from
Sign-up: Via chapter website; register for multiple dates
Post Play: Meet at Risky Business (new chapter sponsor for 2019)
1- Forget about it - Each hole is a separate competition - once it has been played - it is over - (unless there is a dispute).
Concession of Match, Hole, or Next Stroke
* A player may concede a match or hole at any time prior to the start or conclusion of that match or hole
* A player may concede her opponent’s next stroke at any time, as long as the opponent’s ball is at rest –
the opponent is considered to have holed out with that next stroke
* A concession may not be declined or withdrawn.
2 - Hitting the ball again - There are several reasons in match play why you and/or your opponent may be asked to replay the shot (without penalty).
* Hitting outside the teeing area
* Hitting out of turn
* Hitting an opponent
Winning: The side who has won the most holes wins the match. When a side is winning by more holes than there are holes remaining, the match is won. A match can be won before all 18 holes are played. For example, if you win the first 10 holes, you've won the match because there are only 8 holes left to play. Each winning match is awarded 1 point towards the team total and halved matches are awarded ½ point. All squared indicates the match is tied.
You’ve Heard About the New Rules…Flag in? Flag out? Penalty area? Everyone is talking about the new rules. If you didn’t get a chance to join us at our recent Rules Seminar, check out the rules change highlights here.
Experienced Golfers: Golf allows friendly and serious competition between players of differing abilities. A handicap enables golfers to compete fairly - each player with the opportunity to succeed. Since many LPGA Amateurs golf events include some type of competition, members with USGA handicaps ensure that they compete fairly with the other LPGA Amateurs members. In addition, a member must have a current handicap index to compete for Low Net in LPGA Amateurs Monthly events, participate in Ringer Tournaments, compete in the LPGA Amateurs Champions Cup series, and the LPGA Amateurs Championship Series which begins with the Chapter Championship, and other Chapter golf events. A player without an index is always welcome to participate in fun play and/or Low Gross.
Newer Golfers: In addition to the reasons listed above, a handicap can gives tangible evidence of improvement. Many of our new players also suggest that having a handicap makes one feel like a real golfer. For most competitions, we allow higher handicap players to participate, but they must play at a maximum of 40.4. The exceptions are the Chapter Championship Stroke Play division and the Championship Cup Match Play division. A player must be 40.4 or below to compete. Chapter Championship Scramble Teams may include players with an index of 40.4 or higher. The same requirement of 40.4 maximum applies.
Beginning January 1, 2020, the handicap benefit through LPGA Amateurs will be eliminated. Fortunately, the LPGA Amateurs Tucson Chapter is a member with the Arizona Golf Association. The cost is $30 annually. To establish a handicap with the Arizona Golf Association, contact our handicap chair, Sandi Rabrich at email@example.com
managed by the Tucson Chapter
(will be eliminated January 1, 2020)
|Official USGA Handicap||Yes||Yes|
|Cost||$30 per year||Included in LPGA Amateurs membership|
|Allows posting scores at course||Yes||No|
|Allows posting scores on-line||Yes
Login at AWGA.org site
Login atlpgaamateurs.com site
|Allows playing in State Medallion & other Arizona Women's Golf Association events||Yes||No|
|Allows tracking of hole-by-hole information & overall progress||No||Yes|
|Other||Requires yearly renewal (December)||
Some local courses not yet listed, but they have added the ability to enter course data and other tees.
The handicap calculated reflects a golfer's "potential" ability to play the game. With this in mind, the system disregards unusually high holes played or high rounds posted. One of the basic premises of the USGA system is that golfers will try to make the best score they can on each and every round they play. They will also post every acceptable round for peer review.
How Do I Join The Two Club?
The Two Club is a golf group that anyone can join. The only requirement for membership is that a gross “2” is scored while playing with a Two Club member or members.
When you have joined, contact Sandi Rabrich at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will give you a “2 club” pin to display proudly on your golf bag.