Chapter News & Announcements
  • Our Birmingham Chapter sponsored a Chapter Championship for many years, since the late 1990’s.

    And if you were the lucky flight winner you could go to the sectional event and if you won your flight at the sectional you could go to the National Championship. It was always great fun. However after the 2019 year the LPGA decided not to sponsor the Chapter Championship and Chapters were left to do what they wanted to. The LPGA opened up the sectionals (regionals) to anyone that wanted to register and play, this would give everyone the opportunity to play and advance.

    But this year our Board decided to host another Chapter Championship and a lot of us were happy to see it return. On a hot July 16th, 36 members of our chapter competed on the Bent Brook course to try and claim a victory in their flight.

    Individual Winners

    First Flight Low Gross and Club Champion – Melanie Smith (76)

    First Flight Low Net – Jane McGriff (65)

    Second Flight Low Gross – Anne Rankin (92)

    Second Flight Low Net – Sylvia Sumners (76)

    Third Flight Low Gross – Tammy Dunn (97)

    Third Flight Low Net – Wanda Venhuizen (78)

    First Place Scramble Team
    Groovy Golfer Girls, net score of 60,
    won in a scorecard playoff.
    Kim Jones – Captain, Anna Fredriksson, Carol Spain, Andress Blackwell

    Second Place Scramble Team
    Fairway Angels, net score of 60
    Angela Hoskins – Captain, Bernadette Beavers, Karla Young, Marketa Dickerson

    The day ended with a great hot dog and hamburger bar with fabulous banana pudding. Tammy donated Urban Pops for everyone. A big thanks to Bent Brook for allowing us to have a weekend event.

    Let’s do it again next year!


  • Hole In One!

    One and Done!

    Pia Todora made a hole-in-one while competing in Round 2 of this year’s “Match Play Madness.” The site of the ACE was #17 at Ballantrae.

    Witnesses included: Barbara Brown, Dina Murray and Suntaree Wainwright.


  • The Eagles have landed!

    Two of our LPGA Amateur members made EAGLES in the past week!

    During our Golf Kickoff at Highlands (March 27) - Earlie Simmons sunk a long putt on Hole #2 for an eagle!

    On April 2, during our weekend league on the RTJ Valley course – Regan Currie sank her approach shot on Hole #17 from over 70 yards away for an eagle. #17 is an elevated green so that none of us saw it go in the hole. When we got up to the green and started looking for her neon red ball….we finally decided to look in the hole…and there it was!

    Congratulations to Earlie and Regan!!


  • Victory Birmingham!!!! by Jane McGriff
    Victory Birmingham!!! 
    by Jane McGriff

    Over the weekend of September 18 & 19 the long-anticipated Atlanta/Birmingham Challenge was played on the RTJ Grand National, Lake Course, in Opelika. A fun rivalry for over twenty years, the Challenge is a 2-day match play tournament involving four golf formats: scramble, alternate shot, best ball and singles. Just as in the Solheim and Ryder Cups – each team consists of 12 players.

    The team hosting the event alternates each year and this year was Birmingham’s turn. Following our practice rounds on Friday, we had our usual meet & greet with the Atlanta team. As always, it was great to see our old friends and meet the “rookies.” Rules were discussed and a bit of good-natured trash talk could be overheard!

    Even more than tournament jitters, everyone’s main concern was the weather. The forecast was for rain, rain, and more rain… and rain it did – but mainly at night and in the early mornings. The good news was that we were able to play each day -- the bad news was that it was Cart Path Only and very muddy and wet. Moving your ball out of “standing water” was a constant activity!

    For the most part, this year, the Birmingham team had lower handicaps than the Atlanta team - which meant that we had the pleasure of giving them LOTS of strokes. After Saturday’s round, Atlanta led by one point. However, on Sunday, Birmingham was able to turn the tables and won this year’s Challenge 16 to 14 – holding onto the trophy for another year!

    Despite the sloshy weather, it was a great tournament and a good time was had by all!

    Postscript: If you are interested in playing in this event – Qualifier rounds will be held in late Spring or early Summer 2022.


  • Welcome New Members, September / October!
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  • Welcome New Members, August & September 2021
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    Welcome New Members, March 2021


  • Welcome New Members, February 2021!
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  • Welcome New Members, January 2021
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  • Golfer Digital Profile & Guardian Management coming in January 2021
    USGA Logo & Link to Rules

    USGA introduces Golfer Digital Profiles in early January 2021, to improve data security and privacy. 

    Beginning in 2021, each golfer will need a unique email address in GHIN to create a profile in order to access the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com. Additionally, all minor golfers (under the age of 13) will require a guardian to manage their accounts.

    For more information, please visit the the following FAQ pages:

    Digital Profile FAQs

    Minor / Guardian FAQs

    GHIN FAQs


  • Ladies Birmingham Golf Association Low Net Award goes to...

    Congratulations to Pia Todora for winning the Ladies Birmingham Golf Association Low Net by shooting a 73, net 64!! Way to go Pia! We are so proud of you!


  • LPGA Amateurs Birmingham Chapter - 2020 Awards

    LPGA Amateurs Birmingham Chapter 2020 Awards

    Helen Brothers Spirit Award  - Tammy Dunn 
    Carolyn King Member of the Year Award - Madge Gregg


    2020 Key Volunteers

    2020 Board Members:

    Madge Gregg – President
    Bobbie Markham – Marketing
    Tammy Dunn – Member Services
    Anne Rankin – Golf Programs
    Alice Lowry – Finance and Reporting
    Terry Shea – Social Director

           2021 New Board Members                          Outgoing Board Members
    Alica Posey - Social Director                               Terry Shea - Social Director
    Jennifer Gowers - Marketing Director                  Bobbie Markham - Marketing Director



    Other Key Positions

    Sylvia Sumners – Sponsorship Chair
    Jennifer Whitaker – Handicap Chair
    Debbie Ramseur – Website Administrator
    Debbie Wiechman – Girls Golf Site Director
    Jane McGriff – Competitive Golf Chair
    Debbie Ramseur – Clinics Co-Chair
    Linda Stockton – Clinics Co-Chair


    League Chairs

    Nancy Brooks
    Pat Sheeler
    Laura Johnson
    Laura Beth Yates
    Jennifer Gowers
    Kim Jones
    Alica Posey
    Eva Shepherd
    Bobbie Markham
    Tammy Dunn
    Jane McGriff
    Anne Rankin

     


  • 2020-2021 Board of Directors

    2020-2021 Board of Directors

    Thank you to everyone who voted. The slate was approved by 100% of the voters.  Your new 2020-2021 Board of Directors will be:

    Madge Gregg - President
    Alice Lowry - Finance Director
    Anne Rankin - Golf Events Director
    Tammy Dunn - Membership Director
    Jennifer Gowers - Marketing Director
    Alica Posey - Social Director

    The new board will take effect on November 1, 2020.  


  • Welcome New Members!

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    We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.
    We are so pleased to have you in the Birmingham Chapter



    Jennifer Huggins - Joined October 12, 2020




  • 2020 Atlanta/Birmingham Challenge Procedures
    The Atlanta/Birmingham Challenge has been cancelled for 2020!



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