Louisville Region Chapter
Chapter News & Announcements
  • President's Tee Box
    Dear Members and Friends:

    While most of us have had a separation from golf, we have also gained the time to sit back and really appreciate what we do have—friends, family and the small things that remind us what is truly important. 

    This isolation takes me down memory lane to a time before technology and the hustle and bustle of daily commitments.  It takes me to a time when I would wander into the woods and get my knees scratched and clothes dirty, where the only judge of time would be the sun!  I would spend endless hours outside with my hula hoop, hopscotch, jump rope and bike.  I hope you’ve seen the silver lining in these last few months of isolation, and are ready to get out amongst friends and play golf! 

    I am glad you are part of our Louisville Chapter!

    Warmest regards. 

    Paula Schandle
    LPGA Amateur Golf Association Louisville Region

  • Let's Stay In Touch

    Let's stay in touch during this time of crisis.  Every week on this site we'll post some information that you can use to keep up with your LPGA Amateur friends during this time.  Please check us out every Wednesday for updates. 

    May 27 Update

    Things are beginning to reopen, but this means we should continue to be vigilant on the golf course.  The USGA has published guidelines for courses which you can see here.  You can also read the "Back2Golf" guidelines here.

    Please check with your individual golf course regarding their social distancing guidelines before playing a round.

    Don't forget to register for Spring Leagues, Weekend Golf and the Mystery Bus Tour.  Also, LPGA has great on-line programs coming up next week.  Scroll down for more information.

    May 20 Update

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    The bus for the Mystery Bus Tour will be a 55 passenger but we are limiting registration to 24 people to maintain safe social distancing.  Click here for more information or to register.

    Registration is now open for Session 2 of Leagues.  Click here to register.

    Facebook Live with Nancy Lopez - Q&A
    Thursday, June 4 7:00 PM EDT - FB Live Members Only
    Hosted by LPGA Legend Nancy Lopez
    Click here to submit your questions.

    "Some Things In Golf Are Free" Rules Seminar
    Saturday, June 6 12:00 PM EDT

    Hosted by Jeanne Biggerstaff, LPGA Amateurs Senior Coordinator, Events and Handicapping
    This LPGA Amateurs member benefit webinar will focus on when and how you can take relief, what is free relief and what is not.  Click here to register.

    May 13 Update

    LPGA Amateurs continues to add Member Benefit Webinars and now, Facebook Live Events. (Additional details and previously recorded programs can be found in the Member Clubhouse - Webinar/Facebook Live tab)

    Mindset of a Champion hosted by LPGA Professional, Debbie O'Connell
    Monday, May 18 7:00pm EDT
    Learn what it train yourself to think like a Champion!  
    Facebook Live Event - presented on the LPGA Amateur Golf Association – Members Only Facebook page. This is a private group for current LPGA Amateurs members only and the request to join will be approved by an LPGA Amateurs Staff Member. A Facebook account is needed to join the group.

    LPGA Amateurs Partner Showcase
    We are bringing together many of the LPGA Amateurs Partners to give you the opportunity to learn how to take advantage of these benefits available for you as an LPGA Amateurs member.
    Wednesday, May 20 2:00pm EDT
    Register Here

    May 6 Update

    During this time of staying #healthyathome many of us have tried new recipes or rediscovered old favorites.  Send us your favorite quarantine recipes and we'll gather them together for a special LPGA Amateurs Louisville Cooking with COVID Cookbook.  Click here to e-mail your recipes.

    Like all of us The First Tee of Louisville is adjusting to our new normal. They are developing a new curriculum integrating COVID-19 safety practices will be fundamental. This includes hiring a sports psychologist and additional coaches volunteers.  The psychologist will adapt the curriculum to address getting kids back into social and physical activity in a healthy way, as well as preparing coaches, volunteers, and parents for all of the necessary changes to ensure a successful and safe integration back into programming. Programming will need to be developed to cope with smaller class sizes and a higher student-coach ratio, they will be adding additional sessions, coaches, and volunteers. If you wish to donate or volunteer, please do not hesitate to reach out at (502) 727-5922 or kelsey@thefirtteelouisville.org.

    April 29 Update

    We are certainly missing Derby week, but are looking forward to our Virtual Kickoff on Thursday, April 30.  Let's put the Social in Social Distancing and celebrate Thurby and our LPGA Amateurs Chapter.  Click here to register for this Zoom event.

    Leagues at Covered Bridge are scheduled to start on May 5 at 5:40 PM.  Cost is $20 for walking or riding.

    April 22 Update!

    Our Virtual Kickoff has been scheduled for Thurby!  Yes, join your LPGA Amateurs Louisville friends as we put the social in Social Distancing. Click here for more information and to register.  What's going to happen?  Here's a hint - have your Derby hat and mint julep makings ready!

    April 15 Update!

    Working on Spring cleaning while staying #healthyathome?  Unfortunately, most of the places you can donate clothing to are closed; however, ThreadUp the online resale community will send you a donation "clean out kit."  They send you a bag, you fill it with your castoffs and send it back, and whatever ThredUp can resell, it resells, with the money going to a charity.

    LPGA Amateurs HQ has announced postponements for all four Majors in 2020: Scramble Open, Cup Finals, Championship Finals and Stableford.  The 2020 Regional Cup Qualifiers and Sectional Championship Qualifiers have been canceled.  LPGA Amateurs members received an e-mail today.

    #WeClapForeYou - a new video from LPGA Amateurs HQ can be found here.  Share the video to your social channels with the #WeClapForeYou hashtag and identify who you are clapping for at this time.

    April 8 Update!

    The start of Session 1 of leagues has been postponed.  Clubs have currently suspended league play.

    LPGA Amateurs Louisville President Paula Schandle is hosting an online morning fitness class via Zoom, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 9:30 AM. Send an e-mail for the log-in information

    Upcoming LPGA Amateur Golf Association Webinars are
    World Handicap System, Noon EDT, April 18 and Women's Health: The Fibroid Foundation, Tuesday, April 28 7:00 PM EDT . These Webinars are for Members Only.  Click here for more information and to register.

    Wondering if the rounds you are playing during this beautiful spring weather are eligible for your handicap when the bunkers aren't raked and a hole isn't really a hole?  Read the USGA's FAQs for COVID-19 here.

    April 1 update!

    At least March is over!  Here are our COVID-19 updates for this week.

    The following LPGA Amateurs competitive events have been postponed:  the 2020 Stableford, the 2020 Scramble Open at Pinehurst and registration for all Regional Cup Qualifiers has also been postponed. Championship Sectionals, Finals, and Cup Finals information will be communicated in the email to the membership on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

    Upcoming LPGA Amateurs Member Benefit Webinars include:  Member Orientation (getting the most from your membership) at 7:00 PM EDT, April 8 and World Handicap System, Noon EDT, April 18 . These Webinars are for Members Only.  Click here for more information and to register.

    LPGA Amateurs Louisville Region Mystery Bus Golf Trip has been rescheduled for July 25.  Registration information will be sent out in early May.

    Colby Wollitz of the Golf Academy at Persimmon Ridge is having online classes every Friday focusing mental mastery of the game of golf.  These classes are free.  Click here for more information and to register.

    Check out Trick Shot Tuesday on the UofL Women's Golf Facebook page!

    March 25 update for your information!

    Leagues are still planned to start the Week of April 20.
      Golf courses have instituted COVID-19 procedures including one person per cart.  We will keep you posted.  Here are COVID-19 Best Practices for Golfers from Golf House Kentucky.

    Colby Wollitz from the Golf Academy at Persimmon Ridge is providing free on-line training, Friday, March 27 at 9:00 AM.  Click here for more information or to register.

    Mark your calendar for our first Zoom video class, "Food and Mood," on March 30, at 7 PM.  An e-mail will be going out to our e-mail list.

    LPGA Amateurs is offering two on-line classes for members only.  Rules 101 is Saturday, March 28 at Noon EDT.  Abundance Mindset is Monday, March 30 at 7 PM.  Members can register at  https://members.lpgaamateurs.com/member-webinars.

    The Golf Academy at Persimmon Ridge is offering video swing analysis.  Go to our Facebook page for information.

    Here's the March 18 update supplied by Louisville Region Member Doris McGuire. 


    Let us know if you have some ideas to stay in touch during this time.  Click here to e-mail your thoughts.

    LPGA Amateur Golf Association Louisville Region Hosts Zoom Virtual Kickoff

    Virtual Kickoff

    We had our Virtual Kickoff last night and were able to share the news that Covered Bridge and Polo Fields leagues are starting the week of May 4.

    Everyone wore Derby hats as we celebrated Thurby and resident bourbon guru Carol Ormay made her award winning Chili Pepper Mint Julep. Here's the recipe: 1 ounce simple syrup, 5 to 7 mint leaves, 1/2 chopped Poblano pepper. 2 ounces bourbon and 1 ounce water. Put the simple syrup, mint and pepper into a glass and muddle it well. Pour bourbon and water into the glass and stir. Strain into a glass full of crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

    LPGA Amateur Golf Association Louisville Region Celebrates Mardi Gras at Cafe Lou Lou

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    LPGA Amateur Golf Association Night
    at Club Champion - Louisville
    January 23

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    Club Champion is the nation’s #1 premium clubfitter, builder, and retailer of the best brands of golf. With 62 fitting studios, and growing, you are sure to find a location near you. LPGA Amateur Golf Association Members are now entitled to $100 off of full bag fittings or $25 off of all other fittings. Simply present your LPGA Amateurs ID card to redeem. https://clubchampiongolf.com/louisville

     2020 Major Championship Schedule:
    • The Scramble Open will be held at Pinehurst Resort No. 6 & No. 7, in Pinehurst, North Carolina on August 14-15, 2020.
    • Cup Finals will be held at Geneva National Golf Club Trevino & Palmer Courses, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on September 30 – October 1, 2020.
    • The Championship Finals will remain at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas on November 6-7, 2020.
    • The Stableford will be held at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona on December 4-5, 2020.
    Registration for all four Majors will open on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Scramble Open and Cup Finals will remain open until May 30, 2020.  Registration for Championship Finals will remain open until July 31, 2020 and Registration for Stableford will remain open until August 31, 2020.

    LPGA Amateurs' Fun at Primo Oils and Vinegars

    Great fun on December 10 at Primo Oils and Vinegars. Thanks to our hosts, Beverly and Bob Bromley and their staff for providing great food and drinks and the opportunity to sample their "primo" products.

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    First Tee Fundraiser a Success!

    LPGA Amateur Golf Association Louisville Region members Mixed and Mingled and gave generously to The First Tee of Louisville on Thursday, August 10 during an event at Captian's Quarters. Attendees contributed to the 50/50 Raffle, played Heads/Tails, bid on auction items, contributed bags of golf equipment.Kathy and D'Shawn

    At the end of the evening, Event Organizer Kathy Latham was able to present First Tee Executive Director D'Shawn Johnson with a check for $635 and a $150 sponsorship for their Ladies of the Links Golf Scramble. A foursome also committed to play in that event. 

    Fifteen golf bags, dozens of clubs and hundreds of tees and golf balls and other equipment were donated.Equipment

    The mission of The First Tee is providing educational programs and affordable facilities that build character, instill positive life skills and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Learn more about The First Tee of Louisville.