May 2023

News from the Chapter

Kickoff (“Diamonds in the Rough”), On April 13, was a great event, and kudos go to Michelle Goodman and her wonderful volunteers who made it a great evening. Thanks to the volunteer team:  Colleen Welmer, Sally Raisigel, Reen Maher, Laura Moninski, Annette Clark, Jennifer Sivilich, Maureen Burke, AnnMarie LoCascio and Nicole Zingale.  Our membership grows every month and hopefully everyone had a chance to meet and greet many of our new members as well as our current members. Catherine Shrope Mok, Chapter Development Specialist from national was a surprise guest at our event, and we were thrilled to have her join us and say a few words to the members about how she supports the chapters. Also, past member, Rose Schnoerr, at age 95! attended and enjoyed the evening.  Rose still gets out and hits a few, and it was wonderful to see her and chat about her times with the Manatee Chapter.

Clinics with Missy Williams

We are so lucky to have this amazing golf pro supporting us!  Please see the current clinic list under the Education tab.

“State of the Chapter” – Membership Update - Welcome New Members!

We are fortunate to have many new members joining our chapter every month. Please give a warm Manatee Welcome to our newest members when you see them in league and weekend play! 

League Play-Upcoming/River Club games (18-hole):

May 3, 2023 = Individual Game = Low Net after 18 Holes

May 10, 2023 =Team Game=Handicap Holes 1-9 take 2 Best Net, Holes 10-28 take 3 Best Net

May 17,2023 = Individual Game =

May 24, 2023 = Team Game = 2 Best Net all 18 Holes

May 31, 2023 = Guess the Net (Tile Game)


Upcoming Weekend Golf Events:

Ronda is doing a fantastic job finding us weekend golf!  Thanks for jumping in and getting a fast start on bookings.  Events for the next couple of months are listed below:

Date Location First Tee Time Price
Apr 30 (Sun) Palm Aire 8:30 $85
May 6 Venice HS Tournament and Hammer Invitational No chapter event
May 13 Stoneybrook Sarasota 08:30 $69
May 20   TBD  
May 27 Memorial Day Weekend No chapter event
June 3 Myakka Pines 10:00 $40, incl range balls
June 10   TBD  
June 18 (Sun) University Park 12:16 $89+tax
June 24   TBD  

If anyone would like to help events, please contact us at or Along with that, several courses are under renovation so our options are getting tight. If you have any ideas, we are open to hear them!!


Board update/Etiquette:

We had quite a challenge getting bags on the correct carts at the Endangered Species event because many of the players did not have bag tag IDs. If you don’t have a name tag on your bag, please consider getting one asap. The pro shop staff/cart barn team really need help organizing events and even leagues. These bag tags help them follow the tee sheet and get things off to an efficient start.

Stay Cool

Summer heat is coming!  Be sure you are well prepared with backup fluids, sunscreen and cooling agents. We want to be sure our outings are safe!

Many thanks to our Sponsors!!