Chapter News & Announcements
  • Member Awards Party

    We had a fantastic time at Golfinity for our awards party this year. The food was great, there were some tears and lots of laughter as we looked back at all the fun tournaments we had (even the rained out one) and celebrated our members for their spirit, competitiveness, and loyalty to each other and to the wonderful game of golf. 

    Award winners:

    Volunteer of the Year - Caran Colvin
    Biggest Loser of the Year - Sam Garrett
    Recruiter of the Year - Stacy Chapman
    Rookie of the Year - Vic Gehrig
    Judi Nudelman Founder's Award - Caran Colvin
    Golfer of the Year - Kristin Hazard
    Fun Award - Cheerleader - Sandy Wood
    Fun Award - Girl Scout - Sita Cilfone-Guillot
    Fun Award - The Scream - Vic Gehrig
    Newbies of the Year - Dawn Green and Stacy Chapman
    Member Shout-outs - Jennifer Karpyshyn, Jessica Salinas, Joanna Cossum, Kristina Hayes, Peggy Smith, Susan Smiley, Tonia Norman, Theresa Moody


  • Stay and Play Weekend '22

    Our annual Stay and Play Weekend was held Oct. 21-23 at the beautiful Tapatio Springs Resort in Boerne, TX. We enjoyed lots of golf and spending time with ladies we don't get to see very often. 

  • Austin Hosts Lone Star Cup Tournament

    Lone Star Cup is a team event played against other chapters from Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth and Baton Rouge. It is intended to simulate the Solheim Cup. The tournament is a two-day event. The first day is team match play and second day is singles match play.  Each team consists of 12 golfers (and usually 1-2 alternates).  Lone Star Cup in not directly sponsored by LPGA Amateurs national organization as it started years ago as a fun way to get to know our neighboring chapters and have a friendly competition. We typically have 25 or more ladies interested in being on the Austin team so we have a match play qualifier to help determine our team.  Your 2022 team captain was Theresa Moody and co-captain was Laurie Ben. Team members were Lili Taufa, Trish Hoener, Terri Escobar, Susan Smiley, Sally Bowman, Kristin Hazard, Stacy Cohen, Samantha Garrett, Sandy Wood, Tonia Norman and Teri Evans. Forest Creek was a wonderful venue to host the event. We finished third this year. 













  • Indoor Event at Golfinity

    Our 2022 Chapter Sponsor Terri Hoffman, CLU, CExP, sponsored our August event at the brand new indoor facility Golfinity. We received some great information about how to best invest our money, and then we were turned loose to experience the exciting Trachman Technology on the big screens. 













  • Dual Chapter Event at The Bandit

    We paired with the San Antonio Chapter on a scorching hot July morning for a scramble fun play tournament. Several players had some minor heatstroke but everyone had a good time playing with new ladies and getting a chance to test their skills on a difficult course. 

  • Rained Out at Forest Creek

    Our June Funplay Event at Forest Creek Golf Course was sadly rained out. However for the ladies who braved the torrential downpour and accompanying  thunderstorm we had some drinks and breakfast and gave out some raffle prizes. It was a good chance to sit down and visit with friends we hadn't seen in a while and just have a good time. Hopefully next year's event will be blue skies and warm temps. 

  • Vaaler Creek Scramble

    Thirty-one ladies played in our second fun play tournament of the year at Vaaler Creek. The weather was unseasonably scorching but the course was in great shape. Hailey and Katie were able to drive the green on the par 4 #18 over a huge pond which some of us couldn't even hit over after laying up! Congrats to our CTP winners Marci and Ashley, longest drive winners Jules and Vicki, low gross team of Hailey, Jaclyn, Rebecca, and Ashley, and low net team of Sally, Cheri, Katie and Sandy.


  • Shadowglen Shamble

    We had a full field of 36 for our first funplay tournament of the year. The weather was fantastic (unlike last year) and the course was in great shape. We had a fun "beat the pro" hole on the par 3 where only 4 ladies were able to land their shots closer to the pin than Francis Biondi. These ladies won a free lesson from Francis! Congrats to our CTP winners Caran and Lili, longest drive winner Kelsey, low gross team of Theresa, Kristin, Sandy and Samantha, and low net team of Deonna, Sita, Erin and Caran (which was a 3-way tie and had to go to a scorecard play-off).

  • 2022 Chapter Kickoff

    It was nice to see lots of new faces at our 2022 Kickoff brunch and casino. Alot of our returning members also attended to catch up with friends they hadn't seen since the Fall. We did a quick re-cap of switching to GHIN, discussed upcoming events including more clinics, weekly leagues, and then it was time to gamble! Congrats to Analis for winning the Hand and Stone gift card and Kristin for winning the 50/50 draw! Our silent auction raised $1,600 for the Chapter so that was a huge bonus! 


  • Time to Switch to GHIN for Handicap Tracking
    As you may be aware the USGA informed LPGA Amateurs that they would not accept handicaps from GolfNet after the end of this year. If you have been using GolfNet to maintain your handicap they did negotiate it's use for one more year until the end of 2022, but as of January 1, 2022 no new members may sign up for GolfNet. 

    Members who have been using GolfNet have the opportunity to transfer their handicaps to GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network). This is a service offered by the USGA to golf associations worldwide. GHIN is one of the largest handicap management tools in the world, serving more than 2.3 million golfers and 15,000 golf clubs. Its services include the USGA Admin Portal for golfer management, score posting products for golfers and USGA Tournament Management. 

    Our Chapter has been set up as an Affinity Member Club with the Texas Golf Association so that ANY member, new or old, can join for only $24 and carry their handicap through GHIN with the TGA and also have the benefits that TGA membership brings.   This is the LOWEST price for TGA membership and some ladies may choose to transfer their membership to the Chapter instead of through a public course.  

    Steps for setting up GHIN account for old and new members:
    1. Go to
    2. If you have been using GolfNet for your handicap then you already have a GHIN # so the answer to the 1st question will be "yes". Enter your GHIN # in the box that pops up. 
    1. If you used GHIN in the past but it has been longer than 2 years since you used it your number was likely deactivated and you will have to get a new number and start tracking your handicap from scratch. You can check if your number is assigned to you by answering "I don't know" and then entering your old GHIN# but please make sure the number has not been re-assigned to a new person. Or you can contact Melinda Hipp at and have her check the database for you. 
    2. If you are currently using GHIN and would like to transfer to the LPGA Amateurs GHIN click on the link above and answer "yes" to the first question, enter your GHIN# and your scores will all be transferred. 
    3. If you have never used GHIN or Golfnet then your answer to the first question will be "no". Enter your information and pay the registration fee.
    4. After you have paid the membership fee you will receive a confirmation email. Once your application has been approved you will receive another email from TGA and are now a member of GHIN. Download the app and create a login using your GHIN# and start entering your scores!
    Should you have questions, please contact Melinda Hipp at

  • 2021 Year End Event and Awards

    Our last event of the 2021 season was held at a new (to us) indoor golf facility called ROK Golf. This is similar to other indoor golfing venues but they have the capability to record your swing so you can see right away where you can improve. This was very eye-opening for a lot of us!

    We handed out several awards this year. Congrats to all the volunteers and members who made this year great for the Austin LPGA Amateurs!

    Rookie of the Year - Ashley Bruno
    Judi Nudelman Founders Award - Judi Blue
    Golfer of the Year - Lara Enzor
    Volunteer of the Year - Jennifer Karpyshyn
    Recruiter of the Year - Judi Blue
    Biggest Loser - Julie Stout
    Fun Award: Cheerleader - Sandy Wood
    Fun Award - The Scream - Sita Guillot, Theresa Moody, Tammy Pirtle
    Fun Award - Girl Scout - Lara Enzor

    Membership Chair - Wendy Malloch
    Communications Chair - Jennifer Karpyshyn
    Handicap Chair - Melinda Hipp
    League Coordinators - Theresa Moody, Kristin Hazard, Lara Enzor, Cheri Hisaw, Jenifer Karpyshyn, Lili Taufa, Caran Colvin

  • Horseshoe Bay Stay and Play Weekend

    Great golf, great food, great weather and great friends! We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend for our annual Ladies Golf Weekend. Some ladies played all 3 courses over the weekend while most played only Saturday and Sunday. We had a hospitality suite with music, snacks and rousing games of LRC. Somebody brought a Fireball Keg! It was a great weekend and we hope to see you at our next one in 2022!



  • Lone Star Cup 2021

    Congratulations to our Austin Lone Star Cup team. They put up a good fight at the Sept. 23-25 tournament in Houston but were unable to defeat repeat champions Baton Rouge. The beautiful team shirts were sponsored by Teri Evans of Hand and Stone Massage. 

    LSC Team 2021LSC 2021 Results

  • Summer Sizzlin' Scramble 2021
    Well it certainly didn't start out as a summer sizzlin' day, but thankfully the rain stopped just as we were teeing off and we were able to play a full round. The course had a few wet spots which made for some interesting shots. Congrats to our Longest Drive winner Lee Ann Penick, Closest to the Pins Alberta Evans and Deann Bustos. Low Gross Team was Lee Ann Penick, Deann Bustos and Palma Buttles-Valdez, and Low Net Team was Jennifer Karpyshyn, Linda Heurkins, Susan Belvin and Sue Anderson. 

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  • Shadowglen Shamble

    We had an awesome time at Shadowglen Golf Course in Manor despite the "tropical rainshowers". The course was in great condition and the competition was fierce! COngratulations to the low gross team of Jennifer Karpyshyn, Sue Anderson, Susan Belvin and Vicki Raymond for shooting a 73, and the low net team of Judi Blue, Becky McGillick, Caran Colvin and Lili Taufa with a 60. Longest Drive went to Susan Belvin and CTP went to Danielle Sorresso. And Caran won $190 in the 50/50 draw! 



  • Short Game Clinic
    We had an enjoyable time learning some tips and tricks for putting and chipping from Marci Brock at Live Oak golf course before heading out to Yaupon for a quick 9 holes to practice what we were taught. Congrats to Caran and Judi for winning closest to the pin and Katie for longest drive.

    SG Clinic 2 SG Clinic Judi Becky Karen Jerimi

  • Wolfdancer

    Our End of Year Christmas Scramble and Member Recognition Event was a fun albeit cool day at the beautiful Wolfdancer Golf Club. 35 ladies braved the grey skies in a 2-person scramble followed by a great meal and lots of laughs. Susan Belvin won longest drive and CTP. The team of Deonna Million and Sita Cilfone won low gross and Susan Belvin and Linda Heurkins won low net. Thanks to all the ladies who dressed up for the occasion and we look forward to seeing y'all next year!
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  • Tapatio Springs 1
    Oct.23-25 we had 30 ladies (and a few token men) head to the beautiful Tapatio Springs Resort for a fun weekend of golf and shenanigans. Big winners were: Sally Bowman (low gross), Spencer Unangst (low net) and Nancy Lubecker (3 out of 4 closest to the pins). The resort made sure everyone stayed safe and socially distanced. 

    Tapatio 1     Tapatio 3

  • Judi Volunteer of the Month

    Our very own Judi Blue was awarded the Volunteer of the Month award for her work with the USGA-LPGA Girls Golf Program through The First Tee of Greater Austin. "She serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for LPGA Amateurs Golf and helps to recruit other women to get involved." Check out her Facebook article at


  • Vaaler Creek Recap

    Our first fun-play tournament of the season was held at Vaaler Creek Golf Club. We had 33 ladies from the Austin Chapter and 17 from San Antonio! This was a 4-person modified shamble event. Congratulations to all the winners, especially our lovely Best-Dressed Team of Lara Enzor, Kim Golden, Diane Lee and Gwen Neal. With all of the precautions that had to be negotiated due to COVID-19 a special thanks goes out to the organizing committee Judi Blue, Wendy Malloch and Cheri Hisaw. 

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