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  • 2023 North Texas Shootout at Grapevine Golf Course

    By Natasha Hawes

    The event, the brainchild of former Dallas and Fort Worth Chapter Presidents, came about in response to being unable to play in the 2020 Lone Star Cup (LSC). The idea was the teams selected to play in the LSC would compete in a 2-day event playing the same format, Alternate Shot (Foursomes), Best Ball (Four Ball), and Singles. The Fort Worth Chapter was victorious in 2020 and subsequently in 2021 when they hosted. The 2022 event was moved to Spring 2023. 
     
    As with any competition there are winners and losers and feelings of joy and feelings of disappointment/frustration. This year, it was decided the event should focus on encouraging more collaboration and camaraderie between the chapters. With that in mind, it was also decided that the newly formed Denton County Chapter should be invited to participate.
     
    On a beautiful sunny morning 52 golfers, members of the North Texas LPGA Amateurs Chapters, Dallas, Denton County and Fort Worth, set out to test their skill through various formats on a course that provides plenty of hurdles.  All were up to the task, but some were more successful than others! And it was done in many cases with playing partners just getting to know each other!
     
    The North Texas Shootout was contested on Sunday June 04, 2023, on the Pecan and Blue Bonnet courses at Grapevine Golf Course in Grapevine, TX. What could have turned out to be a weather nightmare as thunderstorms were originally predicted to hit during the round thankfully stayed away. We could not have had better weather for the event arranged and organized by the event directors from the Dallas Chapter, Brenda Stoddard and Fort Worth Chapter, Natasha Hawes. 
     
    One of the best things about the event was getting to meet with our local Chapter Development Specialist, Paulette Pilsner, and Julia Arthur, both San Antonio Chapter members, who played but did not compete. Additionally we were also treated to a special visit with Chapter Development Coordinator, Karen Carlson. It was wonderful seeing members who had met only that day hanging out while they waited to find out the winners.
     
    The results were close, requiring use of a scorecard playoff for each place in both flights. 

    Our winners were:

    OVERALL – Grace Vasquez (FW) and Diann Goodman (DAL) with 76 gross/68 net

     


    FLIGHT A

    1st Katelyn McCreight (DAL)/ Margaret Woods (FW)   78/72

    2nd Patricia Patterson (DAL)/ Terry Rolan (FW)  80 /72

    3rd Maxine Tupou (DAL)/ Michele Salinas (FW)  81 /74

     

    FLIGHT B

    1st Valorie Belcher (FW)/ Sherri Elliott (DEN)   84/73

    2nd Sue Steffen (FW)/ Karen Kendrick (DEN)   87/76

    3rd Ann Senechal (DAL)/ Joyce Flatt (FW)   88/76

     

    See pics from the event in our Facebook Members album.


  • Congratulations to Jane Lee - our 2023 Chapter Champion!

    2023 Dallas Chapter Champion

    Jane Lee wins Overall Champion with a 2-day gross score of 152

    Thrilling Finish at the 2-Day Dallas Chapter Championship; Overall Champion Decided by a Single Stroke!

    Dallas Chapter President Cindi Haugh's Summary: 

    "One stroke determined the overall champion! Jane Lee (73) beat Michelle Salazar (74) who had the lead until Hole 17 on Course 1...very close! The trash talking was FIERCE after the awards."

     



    Special thanks to Brenda Stoddard (Golf Events Director), and our Volunteers Kelly Bradshaw, Lisa Papes, and Margaret Reedy for a fantastic event!

     

    Championship Flight

    1st Low Gross – Michelle Salazar
    1st Low Net – Veronica Sansom
    2nd Low Gross – Jin Koo
    2nd Low Net – Katelyn McCreight

    1st Flight

    1st Low Gross – Maggie Thompson
    1st Low Net – Janet Case
    2nd Low Gross – Cindi Haugh
    2nd Low Net – Wendy Vannatta

    2nd Flight

    1st Low Gross – Pat Patterson
    1st Low Net – Sue Steffen
    2nd Low Gross – Sonja Jackson
    2nd Low Net – Beverly Rychel

    3rd Flight

    1st Low Gross – Cindy Schroeder
    1st Low Net – Ann Senechal
    2nd Low Gross – Cheryl McCally
    2nd Low Net – Tammy Boock Holst

    Proximity Winners

    CTP Championship/1st Flight – Kelly Campbell
    CTP 2nd/3rd Flight – Cheryl McCally
    Longest Drive Championship/1st Flight – Jin Koo

  • 2023 Scramble Open in Palm Springs, CA

    by Nancy Duncan

    One recent event was the As an LPGA Amateurs member you have many events open to you other than our regular play days and tournaments.

    2023 LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open held at the Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, CA. close to Palm Springs. If you like to travel and play golf at your destination, you might want to consider this tournament for next year.

    Three teams from the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters entered the tournament.

    Texas Party of Fore: Cindy Schroeder, Jeri Phillips, Maribeth Fletcher, Patte Lee

    The Fantasticks: Kelly Campbell, Mara Neal, Lee Fryland, Elke Haetzel

    NTX Scramblers: Debbie Hatten, Patti Bartholomew, Terry Rolan, Natasha Hawes

    Cindy Schroeder (Texas Party of Fore) summed up her impression as follows:

    I wanted to do something different. As a scramble there wasn’t pressure like in individual competition, it was just fun. National did a great job first by choosing Indian Wells, which was a joy to play and everyone there was courteous and extremely helpful. Also the banquets and awards presentations were well done. We saw the other teams from time to time and were happy to see more participants from Texas chapters. We had free time after golf to explore local attractions such as taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Our captain Jeri Phillips added a fun twist to our adventure with a scavenger hunt while the 4 of us were together. It is important to have a good captain of which we did.

    Mara Neal (The Fantasticks) commented as follows:

    This tournament was relaxing and fun. We had a mixed team from different chapters, even different States. There is no need to qualify, just get a team together, preferably with a handicap range as they use the Modified Ambrose handicapping system.  We played two courses and I feel it would be best to play a practice round on both. A team from Ohio has won the last couple of years. It would be nice for a Texas team to end their reign. I heard from a National organizer that tournaments held on the West Coast rarely sell out, but they always have a waiting list for the East Coast locations. The 2022 tournament was held at Lake Geneva, Geneva Wisconsin. The 2021 tournament was held at Pinehurst, North Carolina. The Dominion Republic fielded a team so it was in fact an international tournament.

    Prizes were awarded to Low Net and Low Gross in each flight as well as Overall Low Gross and Low Net teams.

    Kudos to Jeanne Biggerstaff from LPGA Amateurs Corporate, the TOPS committee, and the Indian Wells golf crew for excellent tournament logistics.

    So next year, get your team together and explore a new golf club and meet lots of new interesting players from other Chapters. Click here for more information on all the national LPGA Amateurs events,

     

    Texas Party of Fore: Maribeth Fletcher, Cindy Schroeder, Jeri Phillips, Patte Lee

     

    The Fantasticks: Lee Fryland, Mara Neal, Elke Haetzel, Kelly Campbell

     


     

    ABOUT THE WRITER

    Nancy Duncan

    LPGA Amateurs Dallas member since 2021

    Nancy will be writing feature stories each month about members and their interesting golf-related adventures. If you have an idea for an upcoming feature, please email it to email it to commlpgaamateursdallas@gmail.com!

     

     


  • 2023 LPGA Amateurs Dallas Chapter Scramble Championship

    We crowned the 2023 LPGA Amateurs Dallas Chapter Scramble Champions on May 7th at Tenison Highlands:

    To view the photos from this event, see the album on our Facebook members page.


    1st low gross – Total Score = 60

    Michelle Salazar, Kat Oliver, Chrissy Battaglia, Heather MacQuarrie


    2nd Low Gross – Total Score = 65

    Kelly Campbell, Kensey Walker, Lee Anne Fryland, Jennifer Waters

     


    1st Low Net – Net Score = 58

    Mindy Necci, Heather McDaniel, Jade Hill, Dee Cassell

     


     

    2nd Low Net – Net Score 59

    Janet Case, Diann Goodman, Jeanne Stretmater, Patricia Musch  


    Other winners:

    Longest drive Flight A – Heather MacQuarrie

    Longest drive Flight B – Elaine Stillman

    Closest to Pin Flight A – Heather McDaniel

    Closest to Pin Flight B – Chrissy Battaglia


  • The winners from the Shamrock Shamble tournament!

    1st place w/132 

    • Jeri Phillips
    • Cindy Schroeder
    • Patte Lee
    • Maribeth Fletcher

    2nd place w/136

    • Jeanne Goade
    • Becky Wands
    • Michelle Salazar
    • Stacy Rhea

    3rd place w/ 137

    • Lisa Papes
    • Jackie LaFollette
    • Jeannen Provost
    • Mara Neal

    Proximity contests:


    Closest to PIn on #9 for Flight A (handicap < 18.9) 
    Jin Koo

    Closest to PIn on #9 for Flight B (handicap > 19) 
    Jeanne Steele

    Closest to PIn on #11 for Flight A (handicap < 18.9) 
    Maggie Thompson

    Closest to PIn on #11 for Flight B (handicap > 19) 
    Maribeth Fletcher

    Longest Drive  on #14 for Flight A (handicap < 18.9)
    Maxine Tupou

    Longest Drive  on #14 for Flight B (handicap > 19) 
    Julie Noble

    Longest Drive  on #17 for Flight A (handicap < 18.9)
    Maxine Tupou

    Longest Drive  on #17 for Flight B (handicap > 19) 
    Kim Benton

     

    Congrats to all!

    See pics from the event on our Members Only Facebook Page


  • LPGA and/or Epson Tour is coming to our area!

    We are excited that there is an upcoming LPGA Tour Event coming to our area and your LPGA Amateurs ID will grant you complimentary access for you and a guest!  If your schedule allows, please plan to come support the best women golfers in the world!

    The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America, The Colony, TX

    Oct 5 - 8

    Check out the details on the Tournament Website

    Click here for the complete LPGA Tour schedule.  Click here for the complete Epson Tour schedule.

        

  • We're bringing back Happy Hours in 2023!
    Starting in March, we'll start having in-person Happy Hour social events again!

    For NEW MEMBERS, this is a great opportunity to meet other members and learn about our play days, tournaments, and more! We'll have several board members on hand to answer questions, and help you get acquainted.

    Monday, March 6
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Village on the Parkway (Addison)
    (venue will be announced later, depending on how many we need to accommodate, so please sign up now!)

    This event is free to Dallas members and guests.


  • Play for Pink

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    For many years, we have gathered at our annual Play for P.I.N.K. event for a singular purpose: to advance the world’s most promising breast cancer research.

    Our club’s Play for P.I.N.K. fundraiser will be back this summer, but we can still help move research forward today to end breast cancer.

    By using this link, Amazon will automatically donate a percentage of every transaction to Play for P.I.N.K. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3503952 (PFP is listed as “Play for P I N K Inc” on Amazon).

    Thanks to you, we are fueling groundbreaking science that will bring more precise diagnostic tools, personalized treatments, and targeted therapies to patients faster!


  • HOLE-IN-ONE POT

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    Be Ready for Your Ace!

    Click here for more information, and to sign up

     

    LATEST WINNER of the Hole-in-One Pot is Veronica Sansom!

    Veronica scored her SECOND Hole-in-One during Girl Friend Golf on July 12 at Westridge Golf Club / Hole #7, 107 yards, Pitching Wedge

     

    CONGRATULATIONS Elaine Stillman!

    Elaine scored her FIRST Hole-in-One at the Triple Pumpkin Tournament on October 25th, 2020 at Westridge Golf Club / Hole #12, 135 yards, 5 hybrid

    Elaine Stillman Hole In One

    CONGRATULATIONS Melanie Batiste!

    Hole-in-One, September 28, 2019

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    CONGRATULATIONS Maribeth Fletcher!

    Hole-in-One at Bridlewood Hole #12 on July 23, 2020!

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    CONGRATULATIONS Charlotte Voisinet!

    Hole-in-one at Luna Vista Hole #13 on June 17, 2020 while playing Girl Friend Golf!

    Charolette Voisinet
     

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