Madison Chapter

Madison

Feb 12, 2019, 17:03 PM
Chapter Full Name : Madison
State : WI
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Save the Date- Holiday Party!
 
Come celebrate the holidays with your golf friends and a Happy Hour! ALL members & guests are welcome to this event. Plan for appetizers, drinks and give-a-ways. The location will be announced shortly- stay tuned! 

Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
 


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 Sips, Swings, and Suites - Register below! 

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Have fun with fellow LPGA AGA members in an informal setting in our Golf Suites. For 1.5 hours, enjoy informal golf instruction in your 3 Tee Golf Suite with a PGA Professional walking the tee line for one hour providing individual golf instruction for those rotating through each tee area. 
The PGA Professional may use our V1 Golf Instruction program to analyze recorded golf swings.  Program includes one drink of your choice (wine, beer and cocktails available), range balls, Toptracer, and reserved Golf Suite during the 1.5 hour period.  The one hour of PGA Professional golf instruction will be provided from 5:15-6:45pm. 

TOPTRACER is a computerized gaming system which gives you accurate distance data on every shot and shows the shot trajectory (the launch monitor mode). It also allows you to play point games, closest to the pin games and virtual rounds of golf at some world famous courses like Pebble Beach - right on our golf range!

The Golf Suite includes wait staff service (additional food & beverage items at your expense), comfortable chairs, heaters/fans, music and built in TVs to create an incredible practice and entertainment experience – while you receive golf instruction! Any level of player is appropriate for this workshop.  Cost is $15 per person (member) or $30 person (nonmember) with maximum of 9 in each class.  Scheduled workshops are from 5:15 – 6:45pm on every Thursday this Fall every first and third Thursdays beginning September 5th and continuing through November 21st.  Please note that dates may be cancelled due to changes in the Vitense schedule or lack of minimum participation (5 women). Register for one or as many programs as you would like to continue improving your golf swing.  This is a great fun networking ongoing event!

Location: Vitense Golfland, 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 
Upcoming dates:

December 5th Register Here
December 19th Register Here
January 2nd Register Here
January 16th Register Here
January 30th Register Here

 
Local benefits include discounts at Vitense Golfland and Ontal.  *Specific details for the 2020 season to come soon*

Tell us how you want to help!  The success of our organization is due to the strength and generosity of our wonderful volunteers!   We will work with you to match your talents and availability to the many volunteer and leadership opportunities within our Chapter. 

Reach out to our Membership Director, Rachel Leader, for more information @ (rleader@johnsonfinancialgroup.com).

 


Get to know your 2018-2019 Board of Directors. We hope to continue the legacy set before us by others and be the Board of Directors you want and need us to be.
Please communicate with us, and let one or more of us know what you like and what you're struggling with in the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Madison Chapter. (Really--that's our job!) We thank you for being a member of our great organization--you're what makes it great!
Please consider volunteering to assist one of the Directors with the various activities to keep our Chapter running! There are many ways to help make your Chapter great --- just ask one of us!
And if you are interested in serving as a Director, please let us know!

President: Danielle Dieringer
Events Director: Briel Kohl (assisted by Taylor Buccelli)
Finance & Records Director: Jean Wells
Education & Leagues Director: Alicia Ripp
Sponsorship Director: Jessica McNaughton 
Communications Director: Michelle Hoppe
Membership Director: Rachel Leader 
Past President: Janelle Bogenrief

Tell us how you want to help!  The success of our organization is due to the strength and generosity of our wonderful volunteers!   We will work with you to match your talents and availability to the many volunteer and leadership opportunities within our Chapter. 

Reach out to our Membership Director, Rachel Leader, for more information @ (rleader@johnsonfinancialgroup.com).

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Sips, Swings and Suites with Toptracer & PGA Professionals

 

Thursdays in 2019- minimum of 6 members required for each session   Great for all ability levels

Have fun with fellow LPGA Amateur Golf Assn members in an informal setting in our Golf Suites. For 1.5 hours, enjoy informal golf instruction in your 3 Tee Golf Suite with a PGA Professional walking the tee line for one hour providing individual golf instruction for those rotating through each tee area.  
The PGA Professional may use our V1 Golf Instruction program to analyze recorded golf swings.  Program includes one drink of your choice (wine, beer and cocktails available), range balls, Toptracer, and reserved Golf Suite during the 1.5 hour period.  The one hour of PGA Professional golf instruction will be provided from 5:30-6:30pm. 

The Golf Suite includes wait staff service (additional food & beverage items at your expense), comfortable chairs, heaters/fans, music and built in TVs to create an incredible practice and entertainment experience – while you receive golf instruction! Any level of player is appropriate for this workshop.  Cost is $15 per person (member) or $30 person (nonmember) with maximum of 9 in each class.  Scheduled workshops are from 5:15 – 6:45pm on every Thursday this Fall every first and third Thursdays beginning September 5th and continuing through November 21st.  Please note that dates may be cancelled due to changes in the Vitense schedule or lack of minimum participation (5 women). Register for one or as many programs as you would like to continue improving your golf swing.  This is a great fun networking ongoing event!

Location: Vitense Golfland, 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 
Upcoming dates:

December 5th Register Here
December 19th Register Here
January 2nd Register Here
January 16th Register Here
January 30th Register Here



 
Register Here

** REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER LEAGUES HAS CLOSED**
LOOK FOR INFORMATION REGARDING FALL LEAGUE COMING SOON!
Please note you must be a member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Madison Chapter to play in our leagues. To become a member, please visit lpgaamateurs.com.

2019 League Options (This is in progress and subject to change - registration will begin at Tee Off on March 13th)  
   

League

Day

# of weeks

Cost

Dates

Level

Door Creek
           

Monday

12

$255

5/6 thru 7/29

Beginner

Bridges
           

Monday

14

$274

5/6 thru 8/12

Intermediate / Advanced

Odana
           

Monday

12

$299

5/6 thru 8/5

Intermediate / Advanced

NEW for 2019* Bridges
           

Tuesday

11

274

5/7 thru 7/16

Intermediate with 6 weeks of instruction

Meadows SixMile

 

Tuesday

14

$355
($185 for Meadows Gold Members only)

5/7 thru 8/20

Intermediate/Advanced

University Ridge
           

Tuesday

12

$435

varied schedule

Advanced

Pleasant View

           

Wednesday

14

$310

5/8 thru 8/21

Intermediate / Advanced

Glenway
           

Wednesday

14

$283

5/8 thru 8/7

Beginner/Intermediate

Bridges
           

Wednesday

14

$274

5/8 thru 8/7

Intermediate / Advanced

Glenway

           

Thursday

14

$283

5/9 thru 8/1

Intermediate / Advanced

Vitense
           

Thursday

12

$255

5/9 thru 7/25

Beginner

Rotating Location League
           

Monday

14

Course greens/cart fee

5/13 thru 8/26

Open to all, must keep course pace of play

  Door Creek -  Monday 12 weeks - $255 (Beginner League)

Are you new to golf or just getting back into the game?  This league offers a two-step format, transitioning you from lessons to 9 holes of play. 

Weeks 1-4:  This will be a group instruction focusing on mid-irons, short game, long game, chipping, pitching, putting and trouble shots. Sessions will be available from 5 PM to 6 PM, or 6 PM to 7 PM (6 players per session)

Weeks 5-11:  This will be a seven week program consisting of foursomes playing 9-holes on the par 30 Executive Course with on course instruction weeks 5 and 8. (Starting time will be approximately 5:30 PM for all players)

Week 12:  August 5th, Best ball on the Regular course. Starting time 6pm

This league is great for those new to golf who are still getting acclimated to playing nine holes and understanding rules and proper etiquette of the game. In case of rain outs, players will receive a rain check for the appropriate rate or group may reschedule based on availability.


Bridges Golf Course- Monday 12 weeks - $274 (Intermediate/Advanced)

Tee times are 5:12; 5:20; 5:28; 5:36 and 5:44.  There will be no play May 27th.  With hazards on virtually every hole, this course gives intermediate golfers a challenge and helps sharpen the advanced players skills. There are two tee markers for ladies, which give you the ability to play a long or short game. In addition to sand traps, water hazards and long greens, the course also has a large Golf Range featuring target greens and artificial and grass hitting areas. As an added bonus, players are very fond of staying around and socializing in the Bridges always tasty club house!


Odana Hills Golf Course - Monday 12 weeks - $299 (Intermediate/Advanced)

First Tee time starts at 5:20.  There will be no play May 27th. This popular west side 18-hole regulation golf course is a test to golfers of all abilities and levels. The par-72 course is one of the most popular in the state and hosts several city tournaments each year. The scenic landscape and convenient location off of the Beltline Highway challenges golfers from throughout the Midwest. The expansive clubhouse offers a lounge, locker rooms, pro shop and great food service. A large putting green and driving range compliment the facility.


 

Bridges Golf Course – NEW FOR 2019!   Tuesday 11 weeks -$274   (Intermediate w/ instruction)

Tee times start at 5:30.  This league will include lessons with a PGA Instructor. With hazards on virtually every hole, this course gives intermediate golfers a challenge. There are two tee markers for ladies, which give you the ability to play a long or short game. In addition to sand traps, water hazards and long greens, the course also has a large Golf Range featuring target greens and artificial and grass hitting areas. As an added bonus, players are very fond of staying around and socializing in the Bridges always tasty club house!

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The Meadows of SixMile Creek - Tuesday 14 weeks - $355 
($185 for Meadows Gold Members only)
(Intermediate/Advance)   HOST COURSE

Shotgun start at 5:15.  The Meadows is the LPGA Amateurs Madison Chapter's host course, and has been supporting our chapter from the start.  The course is 5,269 yards long with water and marsh.  We have a shotgun start, so everyone ends at the same time and heads to the clubhouse for after-golf socializing.  The league has been going strong for years, and is geared for intermediate to advanced golfers.  If you are interested in splitting a league, it is your responsibility to find a partner.  In the event of rain day, each participant will receive a 9 hole golf pass to use at another time.


University Ridge - Tuesday 12 weeks - $435 (Intermediate/Advance)

Due to special events the league dates will vary, but always on Tuesdays.  Tee times begin at 4:50pm.  University Ridge Golf Course is a U.W. course and one of the best in Wisconsin!  Anyone who's played "The Ridge" knows the front and back nines have sharply contrasting styles, although both let you feel rather well secluded from civilization. The grassy and forested areas aren't marked as hazards so playing from these won't necessarily save more shots than declaring a ball lost. Great variety of holes and very challenging! University Ridge will offer fee practice balls and optional $5.50 cart fees for this league.


Bridges Golf Course - Wednesday 14 weeks -$274 (Intermediate/Advanced)

Tee times start at 5:04.  With hazards on virtually every hole, this course gives intermediate golfers a challenge and helps sharpen the advanced players skills. There are two tee markers for ladies, which give you the ability to play a long or short game. In addition to sand traps, water hazards and long greens, the course also has a large Golf Range featuring target greens and artificial and grass hitting areas. As an added bonus, players are very fond of staying around and socializing in the Bridges always tasty club house!


Glenway Golf Course - Wednesday 14 weeks $283 (Beginner)

Tee times start at 4:30 and there will be no play the day of the Charity Event, August 14th.  Glenway Golf Course, located on Madison's near west side, features a par-32 course that was first opened for play in 1927. This scenic course has the character and challenge people love. It features small greens and mature tree-lined fairways.


Pleasant View - Wednesday 14 weeks $310 (Intermediate/Advanced)

Tee time start at 4:56.  League players are entitled to a discounted cart rate of $8 per rider with two riders per car required.  Pleasant View has panoramic views of Lake Mendota, the city of Madison and the City of Middleton. League play rotates between 3 different nine-hole layouts that offer sand traps, water, hills, woods, marsh and great views.  League will be on the Lakes course.


Glenway Golf Course - Thursday 14 weeks $283 (Intermediate/Advanced)

Tee times start at 4:30 and there will be no play the day of the Charity Event, August 14th.  Glenway Golf Course, located on Madison's near west side, features a par-32 course that was first opened for play in 1927. This scenic course has the character and challenge people love. It features small greens and mature tree-lined fairways.


Vitense Golfland - Thursday 12 weeks $255 (Beginner)

Improve your golf comfort level with this learning league.  PGA professional staff provide four weeks of group instruction, followed by eight weeks of play.  The group lessons will cover:

Week One: Setup and full swing
Week Two: Full swing with irons & woods
Week Three: Covering short game (putting, chipping & pitching
Week Four: Rules, etiquette, equipment, score card and on course instruction
Weeks Five thru Twelve: League play with tee times beginning at 5:15

Vitense is a great course for beginners to practice their game at a mostly par 3 course, as well as intermediates to refreshen their short game.  The holes, ranging in length from 94 to 148 yards, are challenging for all skill levels and are nestled among mature pine and oak trees.  The greens are small and frequently bunkered requiring accurate shot making.  


Rotating Golf League - Monday 14 weeks (Open to all members)

For those of our Ladies that are able to plan ahead to be free on a beautiful weekday afternoon to golf 18 holes with each other, the LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Madison Chapter offers the Monday Rotating League.

For you, this is a NO FEE League with play at all different courses in the area! Green fees are PAYABLE to the COURSES we are playing on that day but, you MUST sign up for this League BOTH  on our Chapter website and then one more time for each course you  want to play via Doodle!! Instructions for Doodle will be emailed before May 1. Play one or play all of our dates & locations!

We will be playing every Monday (except holiday weekend Mondays) during the summer season (May to August) starting at 1:00 (unless otherwise noted). That makes FOURTEEN opportunities for playing golf together in Rotating League.

Play will be for 18 holes, though you can always drop out after nine. Emphasis on drive times of 30-40 minutes or less with one or two exciting exceptions to that!

Rotating League tries hard to make use of Bucky coupons, negotiate special prices & look for specials to keep green fee costs down

  • Rain/bad weather cancellations will not be made up
  • You MUST sign up on Doodle – it is FREE and easy to use. The link for Doodle along with simple instructions will be sent after you register on the LPGAAmateurs.com  website, and by May 1. All communications during League Play will be via Doodle.

LPGA Madison Chapter 2019 Course List

Door Creek                        

Trappers Turn                                   

Glen Erin                            

Spring Green                    

Hawks Landing                               

Wild Rock                          

Lake Windsor CC             

Reedsburg  CC                  

Lake Wisconsin CC                         

Koshkonong Mounds CC   

Edelweiss  CC                    

Evansville CC    

The Oaks

Watertown CC

Monroe Golf Club                

Lessons:
Sue Schapcott classes for LPGA Amateurs:

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5-Week Beginner Class ($62.50 for 5-Week Program)

Tuesday, May 21 @ 6:30  - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 25 @ 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Sign up here: https://changegolf.as.me/?appointmentType=2555343

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5-Week Intermediate Class ($62.50 for 5-Week Program)

Friday, May 10 @ 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 @ 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Sign up here:  https://changegolf.as.me/?appointmentType=2555355

***   Prices listed are with the 50% discount already applied. ***

Sue Shapcott, PhD, PGA GB&I
Owner: Change Golf Instruction
www.changegolfinstruction.com
(608) 695 3382
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Handicap

LPGA Amateur Golf Association -Madison has dedicated board members to help you understand and establish your handicap. Questions should be directed to Ginger Zimmerman at jzimmerman@murphydesmond.com or Jeanne Whitish at jwhitish@purplecoworganics.com.   

Why should I establish a handicap rating?

  • A handicap index allows all golfers, no matter what level, the opportunity to compete in a fair match at any golf course.
  • LPGA Amateur Golf Association offers myriad opportunities to play golf for pleasure and competitively. Any member who would like to compete in a LPGA Amateur Golf Association event must have a handicap. 
  • Beyond competing, your handicap is a way for you to track improvements in your golf game.

How do I establish a handicap?

To start, you need to post your scores. You should post scores (both league and non-league). You can post 9 hole scores, as well as 18 hole scores. For every two 9 hole scores you post, they will be combined together to form one 18 hole score.

You are responsible for entering your own scores on the LPGA Amateur Golf Association website. You will need to know and enter the following information:

  1. Your e-mail address
  2. Your password (if registering for the 1st time, use Password1)
  3. The date of play
  4. The golf course you played
  5. The set of tees you played from
  6. If you played nine holes, did you play the front or back?
  7. The USGA Course Rating and USGA Slope rating of the course played (this will be on the scorecard and based on the set of tees you played and should automatically appear with the course name).
  8. Your adjusted gross score (see adjusting scores below)

The USGA has modified the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) procedure for those who play to a course handicap of 9 or less. ESC sets a maximum number that you can post on any hole depending on your course Handicap. ESC is only used when the actual or most likely score exceeds the maximum number based on the table below.

Your Course Handicap
9 or less
10 through 19
20 through 29
30 through 39
40 and above

Max Strokes per Hole
double bogey
7
8
9
10


How many scores do I need to post to start my handicap
?

You need to post at least five 18 hole rounds or ten 9 hole rounds before a handicap can be calculated.

Are there any scores I can't post?

Yes, there are a few instances in which scores should not be posted.  Here are the following scores that should not be posted.

You played less than 13 holes in an 18 hole round, or less than 7 holes in a 9 hole round.  On the holes you didn't play, record par plus any handicap strokes you would have received. 

  1. When an 18 hole course you play is less than 3,000 yards.
  2. When a majority of the holes aren't played under the USGA Rules of Golf (for example, a scramble format).
  3. When you play in a competition limiting the types of clubs used.
  4. When you play in an area observing an inactive season.
  5. When scores are made on a course with no USGA Course or Slope rating.

In all other instances, you should post your scores.

How do I calculate my course handicap?

At each course you play, you will have a different course handicap.  Your handicap index is used to calculate your course handicap.  Here is how it is calculated:

        Your handicap index  x   the slope of the tees you will play from       =     Your course handicap  113

Thus:

If my handicap index is currently 29.5.  The slope of the red tees (forward tees) at Meadows of Six Mile Creek is 117 (the slope rating for each set of tees will be listed on the scorecard.  My course handicap is as follows:

                   29.5   x    117     =           31 (rounded from 30.5)
                            113

If you are playing 9 holes, you would divide your course handicap by two.  In my example, my 9 hole course handicap would be 15.

As an example:

I will be playing Matilda at Meadows of Six Mile Creek.  My 9 hole course handicap is 15.  If I play Matilda who's handicap index is 19, her 9 hole course handicap will be 10.  

(19 * 117 / 113) = 20 (rounded from 19.67) / 2 = 10

Therefore, Matilda will have to give me 5 strokes. 

The strokes are assigned according to the scorecard.  You will notice that each hole is assigned a handicap number 1 - 18 on the scorecard.  The first stroke is assigned to the lowest handicap number hole until all strokes are assigned.  

I want to learn more about my handicap index.

Great!  We recommend the following excellent resources:



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