First Coast Chapter

First Coast

Feb 12, 2019, 13:13 PM
Chapter Full Name : First Coast
State : FL
Facebook Url : LPGA Amateur Golf Association - First Coast, Fl
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Nov 9                        Edwin Watts Cup Series #3
                                  Hidden Hills - 12 noon Shotgun

December 8              The Golf Club of Amelia Island 
                                  9 a.m. Shotgun
                                  Event managed by Brenda Wheeler
                                   RSVP or inquire at


January 12                King & Bear at World Golf Village
                                  12:30 p.m. Shotgun

January 25                Highway Series - Hosted by Daytona Chapter
                                  LPGA International

February 29              2020 Chapter Tee-Off
                                 Queens Harbour - Lunch & Golf

Volunteering is a great way to give back and make new friends.  If you are interested in supporting our local chapter by working an event or serving on a committee, please reach out to Jean Jackson, Member Services Director, at
The chapter elections for the 2020 Board of Directors has been completed.  The following group of ladies will serve as our leaders:

Susan Hamilton              President

Jenny Johnson               Membership Director

Jean Jackson                 Member Services Director

Margaret Downey           Golf & Events Director

Alison Brown                   Finance & Records Director

Ginny Kavanagh             Marketing & Communications Director

The First Coast, FL chapter of the Ladies Professional Golf Association was chartered in 1995 as part of The Executive Women's Golf League.  From the first meeting of 25 women, our local chapter has experienced steady growth and currently has over 125 members. Charter members who remain active today include Amy Hooe and Margaret Downey. 

In 2018 the EWGA became a part of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and was rebranded as the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.  Our chapter also changed its name from the Jacksonville Chapter to the First Coast, FL Chapter to more accurately reflect the geographic area of our membership.

The First Coast Chapter provides an environment that encourages women to learn to play and enjoy the game of golf. The Chapter offers members numerous opportunities to learn the basics of the game through player development programs at local golf courses, mentoring for novice players, and rules seminars. In recent years the Chapter has sponsored more than 50 events and activities annually for members and their guests. While many of these offerings are strictly golf-related (monthly tournaments, weekly leagues, etc.), there are also many opportunities for both business and social networking. The Chapter has earned the coveted Chapter of Excellence Award several times over the years as recognition of the quality and variety of services provided to its members. 

The First Coast Chapter also proudly supports both local and national charities. Our local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf has received support through fundraising efforts and mentorship of young girls. 

The First Coast Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association is a volunteer managed organization. It is an excellent avenue for meeting new friends, entertaining clients and guests, and learning a game that one truly can play for a lifetime.  We provide a venue for women of all skill levels to get together to have fun. The First Coast Chapter is where great friendships are made.



 2019 Events Schedule - First Coast Chapter


Sat., Feb 23

Chapter Tee Off – Deerwood Country Club

Sat., March 23

Local Championship Qualifier – St. Johns Golf & Country Club

Sat., March 30

LPGA Amateurs First Coast Event – White Oaks Plantation

Sun., April 7

LPGA Amateurs First Coast Event - Palencia

Sat., May 18

LPGA Amateurs First Coast Event – Amelia National

May 18 & 19

Scramble Open – LPGA International, Daytona, FL

Tues., June 4

Women’s Golf Day – Local activities to be announced

Sat., June 8

District Semi-Finals – Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lake, FL

Sun., June 23

First Coast Challenge – Match Play with Daytona Chapter, World Golf Village

Sat., July 20

CHANGE:  LPGA Amateurs First Coast Event – World Golf Village, Slammer & Squire

Sat., Aug 3

Thur., Aug 15

LPGA Amateurs First Coast Event – Omni Plantation Course, Amelia Island

Evening in Tuscany
Publix APRONS Cooking School

Sat., Sept 7

Edwin Watts Cup Series #1 – Deerwood Country Club

Sept 21 & 22

Southern Regional Cup Qualifier – LPGA International, Daytona, FL

Sun., Oct 6

Edwin Watts Cup Series #2 – Palencia

Oct 11 & 12

Championship Finals – Westin Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA

Nov 1 & 2

National Cup Finals – Reunion Resort, Orlando, FL

Sat., Nov 9

Edwin Watts Series #3 – Hidden Hills Country Club

Sun., Dec 8

LPGA Amateurs First Coast Event – The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Summer Beach

Thurs,  Dec 12

Jan 12, 2020

Annual Volunteer Recognition & Holiday Party

King & Bear at World Golf Village 
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Ladies Clinic Series
Presented by PGA Tour Golf Academy at World Golf Village

Join PGA Tour Golf Academy Senior Certified Instructor, Rhonda Ferguson
and Academy Staff for this upcoming golf improvement series for beginner and intermediate golfers.  If you're looking to learn the game of golf or just want to stay active and brush up on existing skills, then this clinic is for you.  The clinic will cover all areas of the game, from putting and chipping to full swing.

The cost is $150 per student for the series (5 lessons) - Book 2 students and save!

Dates are all Saturdays:    September 14 & 28
                                           October 12 and 25
                                           November 9

Phone 904-940-3600 or 904-234-3434 for more information or to reserve your place.

Great review by Jean Jackson, Director of Member Services:
"I attended the March Chipping and Pitching clinic LPGA AGA First Coast offered through the PGA Tour Academy at World Golf Village. The Pro/ Instructor was Rhonda Ferguson and she was fabulous. Her instructions were clear and she explained the mechanics of the shot in a non-threatening way while helping those, like me, that did not get it the first time.

I enjoyed the clinic and liked Rhonda so much I scheduled a 9-hole playing lesson. It was an outstanding experience. We started on the range then moved to the course. Rhonda made a few adjustments, and I was hitting the ball longer on drives and more accurate with irons.

The next two rounds I played were so much more enjoyable! Not every shot is perfect, however, I feel more confident and look forward  to playing and working on my game.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



LPGA Amateurs - First Coast, FL would like to thank our sponsor, Edwin Watts, and our host clubs for the support they provide our chapter. 

Be sure to show your LPGA Amateurs membership card for a 10% discount on in-store purchases at the Jacksonville location.

Edwin Watts is the title sponsor for The Edwin Watts Cup Tournament Series.  Be sure to look for the trophy on display in the store.


Jeri Roche       450
Deb Fritz          450
Linda Pek         450
Jean Jackson   450

Tina Montoya   275
Jane Walter      275
Lisa Spooner   275
Liz Breza          275

By Email:  Ginny Kavanagh
                  Marketing & Communications Director

                 Margaret Downey
                  Golf & Events Director

First Coast FL
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