Fort Lauderdale Area Chapter

Fort Lauderdale Area

Feb 12, 2019, 13:14 PM
Chapter Full Name : Fort Lauderdale Area
State : FL
Facebook Url :
Instagram Url :
Twitter Url :
LinkedIn Url :
Pinterest Url :
Meetup Url :
YouTube Url :
Blog url :
calendar3 CLICK HERE >> to VIEW OUR


Golfing Activities Has Resumed!

Check our GOLF & EVENTS CALENDAR above for frequent updates. Most of our "golf and go" events (golf without the 19th hole) have been sold out.
All members play at their own risk and should review and adhere to local, state and government advisories.  We will continue to follow the guidance of LPGA corporate as well as state, county and local authorities as we plan events.

CHAPTER CHALLENGE at Woodmont - Sept 27, 2020

Two teams of 21 members each are set to play in our Chapter Challenge this Sunday at Woodmont Country Club Cypress course. It will be an epic game with Jaguars against Cheetahs!!! This is our biggest single event since March. Woodmont Country Club has a fantastic open air bar for those who wish to extend their fun with a drink and snacks after the game.



For the first time since March, our chapter can resume our Nine & Dine starting Thursday October 1. Pompano Muni is offering us 5 tee times on the Pines course every Thursday evening beginning 10/1 until 11/19 to play 9 holes for just $27.00!! Then we have the opportunity to dine at the always amazing Galuppi's afterwards.
This outing will be limited to the first 20 players each week organized by Justine Youngleson. This course books 2 weeks ahead, so if you wish to get on the list for next Thursday, sign up today!
Tee Times: Starting at 5:00 pm (and changes each week as sunset gets earlier)
9-Hole Cost: $27.00 plus tax

FLAWC Summer Match Play Competition:

Our Fort Lauderdale Chapter has created a new summer match play series that is just for our Chapter Members. This competition is flighted and consists of 8 matches to be played between July and mid-October. These matches can be played at any golf course that you and your competitor agree on over this 14-week period.
Look for match play results HERE>>

Latest from LPGA Amateurs Headquarters:

  • Championship Finals will be held at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, TX on November 6-7. Registration for this event is open through Sept 30, 2020. To register click HERE>>
  • The 2020 Stableford has been rescheduled for Dec 4-5 at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ. Registration for this event is open through Sept. 30, 2020. To register click HERE>>




Make sure to keep your membership current so that you can participate in all our chapter's activities. Either Log In to the "Member Clubhouse" (upper right corner of this webpage) or print and mail back a Renewal Form

For questions on Membership, contact our chapter's Member Recruitment Director -

All chapters rely on the generous support of their members to volunteer their time and talents. See all the ways YOU can get involved with our chapter...see volunteer
all help appreciated…print volunteer form

Connect With Us

  • Learn – contact a PGA or LPGA pro for lessons…see education
  • Play – play as a guest up to 3 times before joining…see chapter leagues
  • Sign Up – get our monthly e-newsletters…subscribe
  • Belong – from $65 to $120 for a year of golf and networking fun!...join us
  • Purchase – buy chapter logo'd merchandise…shop now
  • Sponsor – promote your business to over 200 memberssee details

VICKY KEITH, President

Vicky Keith 

  Company and Job Title: Principal - Vicky Keith Consulting
  Contact Vicky at

CELESTE METHOT, Golf Events Director

Celeste Methot 

 Company and Job Title: Southeastern Medical Supply - Retired
 Contact Celeste at

LaJUAN MESSER, Member Services Director

 LaJuan Messer 

  Company and Job Title - Seacoast Bank, Senior VP & Market Mgr
  Contact LaJuan at


SHERRI KELTY, Member Recruitment Director

Sherri Kelty


  Company and Job Title: Retired
  Contact Sherri at


KATHY BURKE, Finance & Records Director

 Kathy Burke 

  Company and Job Title: Finance and Tax Consultant
  Contact Kathy at


MICHELLE FLOREA, Special Events Director

 Michelle  Company and Job Title: Retired
 Contact Michelle at


KATHY BEARD, Marketing Director

 Kathy Beard

  Company and Job Title:
  Contact Kathy at   

KAREN HORD, Communications Director

 Karen Hord Company and Job Title: HPE Automation - Co-Owner
Contact Karen at



  • Chapter President (1 year term)
    Oversee general chapter operations via Directors; conduct chapter board meetings; plan chapter leadership development / succession; serve as the primary liaison for LPGA-AGA headquarters, CDS, LPGA Foundation and Partners / Sponsors; promote and attend chapter events & web conferences.
  • Golf Director (1 year term)
    Creates and implements the Chapter’s golf and event programming for the year. Developing a well-rounded calendar of golf, social and networking events keeps current members engaged and has the potential to interest a variety of new members. Works along with the team of golf captains. 
  • Marketing Director (1 year term)
    The Marketing Director should foster strong relationships with the local media - TV, Radio, and Print to promote events to the community. Also, the Director works with local businesses to create Chapter sponsor opportunities and, as such, is ultimately responsible for the execution and fulfillment of those sponsorship agreements. 
  • Communications Director (2 year term)
    The Communication Director is responsible for the Chapter newsletter, Constant Contact event blasts, all special communications to the chapter and ensures the website and calendar are up to date. Works along with the Marketing team.
  • Member Recruitment Director (2 year term):  
    The Member Recruitment Director coordinates recruitment events, tracks membership statistics, making it easy for Chapter members to recruit new members.

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is an organization of volunteers. YOU can chip in by: 

Becoming a golf captain - organizing a golf outing on a regular monthly basis or a quarterly series of outings 
- or -
Substituting for a golf captain when they are not available 
sign up now

Overseeing recruitment and retention of sponsors - helping find new sponsor(s) and businesses to underwrite chapter expenses
volunteer now

Becoming a “deputy” to a board member 
inquire now

Assisting with communications - writing articles plus photography, webmaster assist, press releases, and social media posts
volunteer now

Assisting with special events as a committee member – helping with a special event (ie: registration table, tickets, etc.)
volunteer now 

Helping recruit new members - making new members feel welcome (ie: be an ambassador at golf events and serving at recruitment events)
volunteer now


Honesty – Integrity – Respect – Honor – Sportsmanship – Fun - Friendship


 The LPGA Foundation and its Programs embrace diversity and welcome women and men of every age, race, religion, and golf skill level. The LPGA Amateur Golf program believes that the practice of valuing and celebrating diversity will strengthen the status of women, which is vital to our organization’s vision and mission.


The Fort Lauderdale Chapter welcomes guests to participate at events and golf outings. Male guests are invited to play on Sundays with our organized groups. Female guests may play weekdays and Saturdays up to three times before being asked to join our Chapter.


Many of our larger events require pre-payment. The Fort Lauderdale Chapter may or may not offer a refund depending on the cancellation policy of each individual venue. Generally, refunds for an event fee - which include both golf and refreshments - may be issued in full less a processing fee provided the individual cancels at least 10 days prior to the event.  Payments for golf only events can usually be refunded if cancelled 72 hours prior to the event.  After this time there will be no refunds. Exception: If a replacement signs up and/pays, then a refund can be processed. The Chapter will make every effort to provide full or partial refund when cancellation is due to reasons beyond the control of a chapter member. 


All chapter leaders and volunteers who incur expenses on behalf of the chapter will be reimbursed. For events, the chair will submit a report of revenues and expenses to our Treasurer and attach all receipts. For miscellaneous expenses, volunteers may scan, fax or mail their receipts to our Treasurer for reimbursement.  Print out form HERE


All chapter members and guests who participate in an LPGA Amateur Golf-sponsored golf event have coverage as a result of an accidental injury. The MAPP policy provides coverage for medical and dental expenses up to $25,000. Injuries must be reported to the chapter's Board of Directors within one year of the accident. To make an insurance claim, contact the LPGA Foundation's Chief Financial Officer at 561-691-0096 x124.


Our Chapter is part of the LPGA Foundation, a national organization that is centered on building relationships and enriching the lives of women through the game of golf. We are all about connecting women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life. The LPGA Amateur Golf Assn embraces diversity and welcomes women and men of every age, race, religion, and golf skill level. They believe that the practice of valuing and celebrating diversity will strengthen the status of women, which is vital to our organization’s vision and mission.

LPGA Amateur Golf is the largest women’s amateur golf association in the world. Formerly  known as the Executive Women’s Golf Association, the organization maintains 12,000 members in over 100 local chapters. It also hosts more than 7,500 local and national activities every year, including social outings, league play, networking opportunities and competitive amateur events such as the LPGA Amateur Golf Championship and the LPGA Amateur Golf Cup.

2020 CHAPTER MASTER CALENDAR               

      WHEN                          WHAT & WHERE                       WHO or HOW to REGISTER







Jan 12

ABCD Golf Event

Woodmont Country Club

 Celeste Methot
 Jan 13  Captain's meeting
 PGA Superstore,
 Michelle Florea
January 17
 Golf Clinic, Contests & Social Hour  PGA Superstore,
 Vicky Keith
 Jan 23  New Member Golf
 Inverrary  Lajuan Messer

Jan 20-26

Gainbridge LPGA Tour - Volunteers

Boca Rio

Nancy Board

 Feb 8 Clewiston Sugar Bowl Match Play Competition - A multi-chapter competition Match-play event.
 Clewiston Golf Course  INFO & REGISTRATION

Feb 9

Share the Love Charity Golf Event

Palm Aire - $50pp

12:24 PM
Register here

Feb 23  New Member Golf  Inverrary  Lajuan Messer

March 15th

Blarney Blast - cancelled

Palm Aire Oaks


March 22

 New Member Golf - cancelled


Lajuan Messer

April 8-16





April 12


May 5th

Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour


Vicky Keith

June- TBD

Summer Solstice  cancelled

Plantation Preserve



Chapter Championships


Linda Davis, Vicky Keith

August 1

Chapter Nominations Open

 via Online

Vicky Keith

August 14-16

Girls Golf Getaway

Mission Inn Resort

Michelle Florea

Postponed to 2021

LPGA National Scramble Open

Pinehurst Resort, NC


August 31

Nominations close

via Online

Vicky Keith

September 27

Chapter Challenge

Woodmont CC

Celeste Methot

Sept 30-Oct1
LPGA National CUP finals - cancelled
Lake Geneva, WI
 LPGA Corp

Oct 25

Boos & Booze Fun Golf


Celeste Methot

Nov 6-7

LPGA National Championship

La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX


 Nov 21 Chapter Turkey Trot TBD Celeste Methot
 Dec 4-5  LPGA National Stableford Sewailo Golf Club, Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ   LPGA Corp

Ongoing Scheduled Golf
Chapter Leagues

Tuesday Mornings - 18 Holes
Deer Creek 9:00 am Directions
Sign Up By Email - Kathy Nalven
18 Holes $52.50 (winter rate) or $26.00 (May-Oct rate)
Join us for 18 holes every Tuesday morning. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Thursday Afternoons - Nine & Wine
Deer Creek 3:30 (winter) or 5:30 (summer)  Directions
Sign Up By Email - Kiki Leedy
9 Holes $25.00  (or $20 May-Oct rate)
Join us for 9 holes every Thursday afternoon.  Appropriate for all skill levels. Stay after golf for a glass of wine and a little socializing. Food is available from the menu.

First Saturday of the Month - 18 Holes

Pembroke Lakes GC 11:00 am - Directions
Sign Up By Email - Maggie Tawil
18 Holes $55
There is almost always a game on Saturday mornings at Pembroke Lakes Golf Club.  Appropriate for all skill levels with a handicap index. Throw $3 or $5 in a pot is optional. Eat, drink and socialize after golf in the clubhouse or other designated location. Perfect option for new members too !

Fourth Saturday of the Month - 18 Holes
Pompano Municipal 10:00 am - 1101 N Federal Hwy, Pompano 33062 
Sign Up By Email - Justine Youngelson
18 Holes $50
This is a relatively easier course appropriate for all skill levels. Throw $3 or $5 in a pot is optional. Eat, drink and socialize after golf in the famous Galuppi's Restaurant. Perfect option for new members too !

Fourth Sunday of the Month - 18 Holes
Inverrary Country Club  12:00 pm
18 Holes, $45
Sign up by email: Lajuan Messer
This is our monthly welcome new members event. However it is open to every member.

Community Golf in Our Area

Non-Chapter Leagues

Broward Winter Match Play League
Wednesday - Bi-Monthy Wednesday November through April

Jacaranda Golf Club 12:00 pm Directions
More Information and Sign Up Online - Liz Porter
18 Holes $52.99 Match Play
Learn, play and practice singles match play.  A Match play league that helps teach players the skills, rules and etiquette of match play. Appropriate for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced skill levels, requiring a handicap and a basic knowledge of the rules of golf. Players usually play against opponents with the same or similar handicaps.

Broward Summer Match Play League
Thursdays - Bi-Monthy April through October

Various County Courses 8:30 am
Sign Up By Email - Hilene Bilchik
18 Holes
Broward Summer League is a group of teams from different golf clubs in our community.  A league that plays format of fourball match play every other Thursday from April to October.  Broward League is open to any female resident of Broward County over 18 years of age with an index of 32.0 or less with a basic knowledge of the rules of golf. You do not need to be a member of a country club to play and you are not required to play every match, just the ones you would like to play. Prices to play each match range from $40 to $50 depending on the club.

Do I have to be a good golfer to join the LPGA Amateurs?

No, you do not have to be a good or experienced golfer to join any chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Assn. In fact, many of our members are beginning golfers who have improved since joining, and they remember what it was like to be a new golfer.

We recommend new golfers take lessons from a PGA or LPGA golf professional. A good program to start off with is Get Golf Ready, taught at Palm-Aire CC in Pompano Beach. See this LINK to learn more. We also recommend several instructors in the area for either group clinics or private instruction listed below. 

Once new golfers have taken a lesson series, our chapter tries to provide an environment where women can learn to play golf without pressure, pairing new golfers with experienced players willing to mentor them. We schedule league play at several different local courses covering a range of difficulty to help accommodate golfers of all skill levels.

  • Being a member of LPGA Amateurs is the best way to learn the game!

    Learn about the HANDICAP system, How to Post Scores, and Manual Entry of Scores
  • Remember to post all your scores at this LINK


Our PGA professional instructors and partners have put together clinics for our Fort Lauderdale Chapter members at a discounted rate.  Please contact them directly for complete schedules and private lessons. We promote special clinics on our website and newsletters as well.


Deer Creek Golf Club - Ladies Clinic

Saturday Mornings
Deer Creek 9:00, 9:30 or 10:00 am  Directions
Sign Up to Prop Shop By Phone – (954) 421-5550
One hour - $10.00

Location: 2801 Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach 33442 

Deer Creek holds a Ladies Clinic every Saturday during the winter at 9:00 and 10:00 AM and at 9:30 AM during the summer.  Brian Curran, the head pro, rotates lessons each week teaching the DRIVE - CHIP - PUTT.  Clinic is open to all levels of playing ability - minimum of 4, maximum of 8 - both beginners and intermediate golfers welcome! Call the Pro Shop to add your name to the weekly list before it fills up.

Conte's Palm Aire Golf Academy - Co-ed Clinic

Saturday Mornings
Palm-Aire Oaks Course   Directions
Sign Up By Phone – (954) 971-7867
Series of 5 Lessons One hour each - $125.00 every Wednesday & Saturday

Location: 3701 Oaks Clubhouse Drive, Pompano Beach 33069 
Contact: Michele Conte, Director of Instruction &Top 50 LPGA Teaching Professional
Offering: Private lessons, LPGA Golf-101 Programs, PGA Get Golf Ready Programs, Clinics, Workshops, 1,2,3,4 or 5-day Golf Schools and Junior Summer Camps. Call (954) 971-7867 and mention LPGA-Amateurs Membership to receive $10 off first half-hour private lesson or $20 off first 1-hour private lesson with Michele, who teaches all levels from beginners to touring pros. 

Pompano Beach Golf Course - Co-ed Clinic

Saturday Mornings
Pompano Beach Muni 11:30 am  Directions
Sign Up to Pro Shop By Phone – (954) 781-0426
One hour - $20.00

Location: 1101 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach 33062 

Ashton Samaroo holds a group Clinic every Saturday for men and women at 11:30 for $20 cash/credit card per person for one hour. Ashton, the assistant golf pro, rotates lessons each week teaching a variety of skills, from Driving, Putting, Sand shots, and more.  Clinic is open to all levels of playing ability - maximum of 10 - both beginners and intermediate golfers welcome! Call the Pro Shop to add your name to the weekly list.


Jess Frank Golf Academy at Deer Creek

Tuesdays & Saturdays
Location: Deer Creek Country Club, 2801 Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach

Contact Jess at 561-213-8579
He also teaches from 8-10:00 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays. 
Private Lessons per hour - $120 
LPGA Amateurs members get 10% off all customized coaching programs

SPECIAL RATES FOR OUR MEMBERS - call to book a lesson with the area's most patient golf instructor!

Ashton Samaroo at Pompano Muni Golf Course

Monday Mornings
Pompano Beach Muni starting at 9:00 am  Directions
Sign Up to Pro Shop By Phone – (954) 781-0426
One hour - $20.00

Location: 1101 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach 33062 

Ashton, Assistant Golf Professional at Pompano Municipal, holds 3 clinics every Monday for women beginners and intermediates. Cost is $20 cash per person and clinics start at 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM for a maximum of 10 players. Sign up with the Pro shop at 954-781-0426

Tuesday Evenings
Pompano Beach Muni starting at 6:00 pm  Directions
Contact: Pro Shop (954) 781-0426

After Daytime Savings begins in the Spring, Ashton will hold a 6:00 PM clinic every Tuesday starting March 12th for men and women at $20 per person. All skill levels welcome!  Additionally, private lessons can be scheduled with Ashton. Private lesson rate is $40 for 45 minutes. 

Emma Leonardi at Lago Mar CC

Location: Lago Mar Country Club, 500 NW 127 Ave, Plantation 33325  Directions
Contact: Emma at (954) 608-8989  - see website

Emma Leonardi, Director of Instruction at Lago Mar Country Club and Site Director for Broward's LPGA Girls Golf program, will teach beginners the “Go-To” golf course survival shots:  The Full Shot - The Pitch Shot - The Putt.  

CLINICS: Small clinics take the student from driving range to actual on-course lesson 150 yards to green format. Small groups are limited to 4 players per clinic and can be customized to fit the needs of the group. $35 for our members ($40 Value) includes lesson, cart and fees.

PRIVATE LESSONS: Half-hour $65 - Per hour $120 - Special member rate: $175 for 3 hours


new sponsors
“A community of wo
men who share a passion for golf and
all it brings to their lives.”

We are the longest running national association that supports amateur women golfers. Members enjoy access to local and national networking, playing opportunities, and leadership development activities.  

Why should your company partner with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Fort Lauderdale? 

  • Access to over 250 highly engaged women.
  • Brand awareness through electronic, in-person, and print opportunities.
  • A customized partnership package that fits your financial, brand, and employee needs.
  • Speaking opportunity to introduce your company or services at a chapter event
  • The opportunity to support women’s networking initiatives within your company through supporting employee participation in the LPGA Amateur Golf Association clinics, leadership opportunities, and memberships.
Sponsorship Agreement
Sponsorship Levels

Should you have any questions, please contact our 
Marketing Director, Kathy Beard

Support our Sponsors!

 Laird Logo Laird International- Distributor of Daily Sports
The product lines of Daily Sports and Cutler Bags are exclusively distributed in the United States by Laird International located in Pompano Beach.

2300 NW 30th Place
Pompano Beach 33069
Phone: (954) 532-3794 * Direct: (866) 465-2198

 Linda Davis Logo Law Office of Linda K. Davis, P.A.
Linda has been practicing law for 17 years, and in her own practice for the last 12 years. If you need legal help in your business, Linda will give you a free consultation.  
Trial Lawyers Building
633 SE 3rd Ave #202 
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301   
(954) 524-2280 
PGA_Logo_BLUE_Stacked  PGA Superstore
Shop For All The Latest Gear At America's #1 Golf Retailer. PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of clubs & accessories, along with men's, women's and juniors'apparel and footwear. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple
state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, and large putting greens.
8101 W. Broward Blvd. Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone: 954-331-3333
Contact: Blake at (470) 387-7618
 Spirit_LogoTag_RGB_Black_Yellow Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines is the leading Low Cost Carrier in the United States and Latin America with 65+ destinations. Learn more about the destinations we fly to below:

 LMCorral_2  Luana Mobley Corral,CFP®, CFS, CLTC
As a dedicated financial planner, Luana can help you develop a plan for living the rest of your life with confidence and joy. To schedule an appointment to review your financial situation:
2699 Stirling Road Suite - A200
Fort Lauderdale FL 33312
(954) 302-6321

 BCWALogoNew Broward County Women's Amateur Championship, Inc.
BCWA was established in 1973 with the mission to provide a high level golf competition for the residents of Broward County Florida. Each year BCWA organizes an annual tournament to crown the championship winner, flight winners and to fund raise for the BCWA, the LPGA USGA Girls Golf program  and the First Tee of Broward County.


 all about massage  All About Massage & Stretching 
Justine Youngleson specializes in sports and medical massage therapy, and Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening. As an Advanced AIS Stretch Practitioner, she has worked with Amateur, Professional and Olympic Teams and individual athletes.  Schedule your appointment today:
1661 E. Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33060


 JB's logo JB's on the Beach
Sun...Fun...and Great Food!
Right On The Beach!
300 NE 21st Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
(954) 571-5220

Jess Frank picture
 The Jess Frank Golf Academy
Jess Frank is a PGA Teaching Professional specializing in helping all levels of players - from absolute beginner to seasoned veterans.
Learn how to play better golf with South Florida's most patient and least intimidating PGA Golf Instructor Jess Frank. For over 15 years, Jess has helped thousands of golfers learn to enjoy the game in a friendly and non-intimidating style. 
1400 SW 65th Ave,
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 213-8579

 Conte Logo Conte's Palm Aire Golf Academy
We're one of Florida's most established and recognized Golf Academies, celebrating over 20 years at the same location. We have previously received the honor of being named as one of the "Top 8 teaching facilities in the United States" by GFW magazine. We welcome you to come for Golf lessons in the Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida area. 

We are located at the beautiful Oaks and Cypress courses at Palm-Aire County Club.Palm-Aire has hosted the prestigious Dixie Amateur, the Florida Open, and the South Florida Classic, a former tour event, on multiple occasions.The peaceful and tranquil setting of our practice facility is most conducive to learning as it will surely help you stay focused and relaxed during your school, lesson or practice time. Whether you choose individual golf lessons, group golf lessons or golf schools you will have a great time improving your game!
3701 Oaks Clubhouse Drive
Pompano Beach, FL  33069

Position Name Email Address:

Member Recruitment Director Sherry Kelty
Member Services Director LaJuan Messer
Finance and Records Director Kathy Burke
Golf Events Director Celeste Methot
Special Events Director Michelle Florea

Marketing Director


Kathy Beard

Communications Director Karen Hord

Chapter Championship Ronnie Hall

Social Media


Suzie Poirier

Lale Divringi

Handicap Linda Davis

Golf Calendar Events
Michelle Florea

Golf Education

Kathy Beard

OTHER Name Email Address:

Chapter Development Specialist

Mimi Lenio

Fort Lauderdale Area FL
Load more comments