Chapter News & Announcements

    Our Chapter Championship was held on Jun12th at the Jacaranda Club. Congratulations go to Melinda West for winning the Overall Low Gross, and To Ronnie Hall for winning the Overall Low Net.  A complete list of winners is listed below.

    Melinda West – Overall Low Gross (83)
    Ronnie Hall – Overall Low Net (78)

    1st Flight
    Veronica Trigo – Low Gross (88)
    Kathy Beard – Low Net (82)

    2nd Flight
    Suzie Poirier – Low Gross (93)
    Heather Weeter – Low Net (79)

    3rd Flight
    Tracy Nessl – Low Gross (98)
    Lorraine Turcotte – Low Net (82)

    4th Flight
    Ardie Morris – Low Gross (103)
    Kathy Nalven – Low Net (86) (scorecard playoff)

    5th Flight
    Kathleen Kriete – Low Gross (114)
    Jane Wheatley – Low Net (86)


    A personal thank you to the Chapter Board of Directors for underwriting some of the cost of this year’s event to keep the price manageable.  Also a big thank you to Joe (D’Angeli) who definitely went above and beyond the call of duty!  And to Maggie Tawil whose mother is in the hospital but who took time out of her busy day to help out with registration.  Michelle, thank you for handling the food and beverage end of the event – it was great as always.  And to Julie and Kathy for handling all the other details including the 50/50. 


    Julie Healy and Michelle Florea planned an unforgettable weekend!! New friendships were formed and old ones rekindled. From the happy hour at Harold’s to the lovely hotel with a beach view and the beautiful yet challenging course, we all agreed we would go back in a heartbeat !!

    COLOR WARS was a fun-filled two-day accumulation of team points consisting of a multitude of gross and net scores, longest drives, and closest to the pins. On Day #1 the blue team had the lead, securing wins in most categories. But the red team was not giving up, held their heads high, and came back on Day #2 ready to rumble. It was a hot one, but that didn’t slow anyone down. At the end of the day, Team Blue held on to the lead & won!



  • Broward County Women's Amateur Results
    Broward County Women's Amateur Results
    Congrats to all our chapter members who competed in this 2-day county-wide Women's Amateur event held earlier this month. Below is a list of winners and combined 2-day scores:
    • Senior Division - 1st Place Low net: Donna Pell [net 140]
    • Overall Flight #3 - 1st Place Low Net - Julie Healy [net 139]
    • Flight #1 Winners - Maureen Mahoney [Low net-149} and Veronica Trigo [Low gross-171]
    • Flight #2 Winners - Kathy Beard [Low net-149] and Suzie Poirier [Low net-154]
    • Flight #3 Winners: Heather Weeter [Low net-151] and Piya Thompson [Low gross-185]
    • Flight #5 Winners - Becky Barstow & Kathy Burke [Low gross] and Leslie Sponder [Low net]
    • Flight #6 Winners - Ardie Morris [Low gross-196] and Janine Vail [Low net-152]
    • Flight #8 Winners - Laurie Villa [Low gross #1] and Michelle Russo [Low gross #2]


    A total of 60 members and their guests participated in this chapter event celebrating Irish Day and honoring our favorite leprechaun Celeste Method. A great time was had by everyone including a post golf dinner and awards celebration at our all time favorite Galuppi's Restaurant.

    The winners of the closest to pin contest were Donna Ward (#3) and Linda Davis (#17).

    Ann Poe took home $320 as the winner of 50/50.

    The team winners in the first flight  were:

    1st Place: (Net 58, gross 65) Team of Kathleen Burke, Suzie Poirier, Bruce Beard, Kathy Beard

    2nd Plcace: (Net 58, gross 68) Team of Carey Allen, Matthew Allen, Linda Davis, Brad Crenshaw

    3rd Place: (Net 60, gross 71) Team of Jackie Ridgway, Stephanie McCoy, Kathy Nalven, Julie Healy

    Tema winners in the second flight were:

    1st Place: (Net 57, gross 75) Team of Jamie Yesplekis, Mary Beth McCabe, Eileen Bendis. Susan Geers

    2nd Place: (Net 59, gross 76) Team of Jayne Lee, Karen Harris, Susan Collins, Donna Ward

    3rd Place: (Net 59, gross 79) Team of Susan Perris, Iris Suntemeyer, Diane Sladek, Jeanne Rankine



  • 2021 Holiday Golf

    Our 2021 Holiday Golf was a Smashing Success!

    Thanks to Special Events Chair Michelle Florea and her team of helpers - including new Golf Events Directors Julie Healy & Nancy Board - who put on a great golf event and after party on December 5th at Pompano Muni. Those taking home prizes for golf include:
    • 1st - Dulce Fernandez & Rich Ladd with net 66
    • 2nd -(playoff) Esperanza Bedoya & Maria Flecha with net 66
    • 3rd - Annie Marchetti & Angie Carrol with net 68
    • 4th - Julie Healy & Heather Weeter with net 69.5
    • Closest to Pin #3 - Heather Weeter with 3"
    • Closest to Pin #15 - Jeanne Rankine with 11'7"
    • Linda Davis was the big winner of our 50/50 drawing, taking home $300.

    Tracy Nessl, incoming President thanked outgoing Board and welcomed new Chapter Leaders.



    Ann Poe showed off her Holiday spirit as one of Santa's elves.

  • FLorida Regional


    Our Ft. Lauderdale Chapter was represented by 4 teams of 8 players per team at the Florida Regional Cup Qualifier held June 5 & 6 at PGA National Resort's Palmer Course. The Qualifier consisted of 13 teams with 5 teams advancing to the National Cup to be held in Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA on August 13-14, 2021. Congratulations to our THREE teams who will be advancing to the Nationals !!
    2nd Place: East Coast Eagles with team captain Heather Weeter, Madeliene Abling, Stephanie Adorno, Julie Healy, Vicky Keith, Stephanie McCoy, Kathy Nalven, Tracy Nessl.
    3rd Place: Smokin Tees with team captain Becky Barstow. Kathy Burke, Terri Haas, Suzie Poirier, Leslie Sponder, Piya Thompson, Laurie Villa, Lori Weiss
    5th Place: Flippin Birdies with team captain Liz Porter, Carey Allen, Deb Brown, Peggy Butts, Linda Davis, Sandra Green, Josefina Ratto, Veronica Maria Trigo
    Our Chapter is VERY proud of you and good luck at the Nationals!!!

     East Coast Eagles
     East Coast Eagles - Making the picture is Heather, Madeliene, Vicky, Tracy & Julie

    Smokin_ Tees

     Smokin' Tees - Pictured here is Becky, Leslie, Suzie, Lori & Kathy

     Flippin_ Birdies
     Flippin' Birdies - Carey, Veronica, Debbie, Linda, Fina, Peggy, Liz & Sandi
    2021 FTLFireball  Team 

    The FTL Fireballs - while they didn't qualify for the finals, they gave it their best shot. Thanks to team captain Cindy Ackerman



    On Women's Golf Day, June 1, some short game clinics organized by Lucette Virazels were held at various surrounding golf courses. Participating in the Pembroke Lakes Country Club clinic in clockwise order are Pat Atkinson, Lucette Virazels, Master PGA Pro Harry Parker, Elise Gonzales, Cindy Ackerman, and LaShonne McBayne. Other clinics were held at Deer Creek, Plantation Preserve and Bridges at Springree, which included a beautiful rainbow at the 6 PM clinic..
    Pat, Lucette, Harry Parker, Elise, Cindy
    & LaShonne

    Pat Atkinson with LPGA Pro Sue Boyer
     at Bridges of Springtree Golf Clinic

  • Volunteers Appreciation


    On May 11th LaJuan Messer arranged a golf outing at Jacaranda to thank all her captains and behind-the-scene volunteers. It started with 18 holes of golf, a goodie bag, and ended with drinks and appetizers at the 19th hole with great raffle prizes.

     Volunteers Winners 

    The winners for this fun event were as follows: Hilene Bilchik won for lowest putts.
    Quota Game winners Lisa LaMarca took 2nd place, and Susan Collins took 1st place in most points over quota.

    In memory and to honor our fallen members CELESTE METHOT, DEB DAHN, and DOREE GAROLSKY - Cath Wallace has sent a contribution to This organization uses donations to defend and improve end-of-life care options for terminally ill patients. To learn more about the work this gift is supporting, click HERE.  (Thanks for sharing, Cath!!)

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