Chapter News & Announcements

    Our 12th Annual Tournament for The Cure was a huge success, with the chapter donating from our net proceeds a check for $8,554 to the Memorial Foundation. This brings our total now to over $100,000 in funds raised by our chapter over the years. 

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  • New Weekend Addition: ORIOLE GOLF COURSE
    After playing one round on this course, our membership decided to move from Pompano Municipal to Oriole for the foreseeable future, while Pompano undergoes renovations. This course went through a major renovation project in the summer of 2014, and currently has Champion Ultra Dwarf Greens. Oriole is very affordable in peak season and also has one of the lowest summer rates in Broward County. Justine Youngleson will be organizing league play here the last Saturday of every month.

    In June our members enjoyed 3 days of golf on the Dye & Ryder courses, cards, friendship and "staying hydrated". The courses were beautiful and the weather almost perfect. But being with old friends and meeting new ones was the BEST!

    A special thank you to committee members - Kathy Beard, Becky Barstow, & Shellie Morrison - who did a great job in assisting me throughout the planning of this trip.


  • Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Retains the Wildcard Cup!!

    After a long wait for a rematch, our chapter successfully defended our title over The West Palm Beach Chapter and retained the cup. 

    Both teams fought hard and the day was filled with friendly competition, lots of laughs, and new friendships. Thank you to everyone who participated and made it such a memorable event. See you next year as we look forward to continuing this tradition.



    Many thanks to our co-chair ladies Nancy, Julie and Michelle who organized this annual event and to all the volunteers who helped. 

    14 teams representing 56 members and guests competed in the  Holiday Golf Shamble. The winners in the Ladies division were:

    • 1st Place Team with a net score of 108: Susan Geers, Eileen Bendis, Jamie Yespelkis, Lynn Demos
    • 2nd Place Team with a net score of 115: Kiki Leedy, Susan Collins, Janine Young, Suzanne Blakesley
    • 3rd Place Team with a net score of 117: Michelle Florea, Heather Weeter, Madeleine Abling, Vicki Keith

    The winners in the mixed couples division were the team of Erika Clarke, Alex Clarke, Debbie Levine, Tommy Spiegel.

    The closest to the pin on Par 3s were won by:

    • Ann Pole, Hole #4
    • Kathy Beard, Hole #7
    • Ella Thompson, Hole #15
    • Scott Fidler, Hole #17

    Many members wearing beautiful costumes helped make this event a colorful festive party. Notables in this area were

    • Janine Young - Twelve days of fitness
    • Annie Marchetti - I'm too sexy for this room
    • Kim Hotchkiss & Stephanie King - Let's cook meth for Christmas
    • Kathy Nalven - Representing the Jewish Nation
    • Ann Poe - Most likely to dress like Ann Poe

    Finally Tracy Nessl took home the 50/50 prize of $409

    Finally MANY thanks to our volunteers who made this event run so smoothly and look so festive: Stephanie Adorno, Susan Collins, Dulce Fernandez, Jane Lee, Kathy Nalven, Ann Poe, Jeanne Rankine, Pat Seidel, Diane Sladek, Jane Wheatley


    More than 45 awesome members and their guests  attended our annual Halloween Boos and Booze Scramble this year with many different customes and golf car decorations. Many thanks to our chief event organizer Ann Poe and many other volunteers who made this event a lot of fun and great success!

    There were so many great costumes that it was impossible to pick a winner. As a result all the members who had fantastic outfits were recognized. Pictures of winners provided below.

    Diane Sladek won the fity-fifty contest, taking home $290.

    Scramble winners were as follows:

    1st Place: Linda Tenore and Andy Janues with a net score of 64.55

    2nd place:  Lorraine Turcotte and Kathleen Kriete with a net score of 68

    3rd Place: Nancy Board and Sharon Helman with a net score of 68.7





    The LPGA Amateurs Fort Lauderdale Area Chapter held its Annual Charity Event for a Cure on August 28th to raise funds for Breast and Ovarian Cancer research and education. With the support of our chapter members and their guests, we raised approximately $8,000 which we donated to the Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization. 


    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



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