Chapter News & Announcements
  • 2nd Annual Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter - SCRAMBLE CHAMPIONSHIP

    If you have never played in this type of an event, this is a low key and fun way to enter the world of competition.  It is one of 2 most common formats played in "for fun" team formats.

    SUNDAY MAY 5, 2024      Shotgun start at 08:00AM.
    6200 Skylark Circle North Richland Hills, TX 76180 
    Registration Closes April 28, 2024

    This is a 4-person scramble using the same
    format as the national LPGA Amateurs Scramble Championship.  This is a good opportunity to practice for that event which will be played later in May.  Singles are encouraged to play and beginners are welcome.  We will be happy to help you build a team!  This is a member only event where each team members must have a current handicap.

    Each member of a team hits their tee shots, the team chooses the best positioned ball to hit the next shot and pick up the other balls.  The team members who picked up their balls then place their balls within one club-length (but no closer to the hole) of their team's chosen shot.  Every team member hits their next shot from the location of the selected tee shot.  This continues on each shot until the ball is holed.  Every hole of the round is played like this.  In this event 4 drives from each player will be required to be used and designate on your scorecard. 
    The team handicap will be determined by adding the course handicap for each player, taking the average of those 4 values and multiplying by 50% then rounding to the nearest whole number.  For example: the course HCP for each player is 10, 20, 25, 16 = 71.  The average 71/4 = 17.75 x 50% = 8.875 or 9 HCP

    The team handicap will be determined on Monday April 29, 2024
    COST: $115/per person 
    Entry fee includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch. 
    PRIZES: Awards to 1st & 2nd place team winners
    Volunteers for this event are also needed.  If you don't want to play but are willing to help with the event (e.g. player check-in, taking photos, on course helper, etc.) please let me know!  We'll buy your meal!
    Contact:  Natasha Hawes 

  • Thank you to our SUPER SUPPORTERS for 2023.
    These are members who were supported each of the individual events noted below.       We appreciate your support!

    Chapter Playdays
    Tami Bopp was awarded two free 2024 Chapter Playday Events

    18-hole events -$200 golf gift certificates
    SUNday FUNday = Margaret Woods @ Prairie Lakes
    mo' GOLF = Vicky Terrell @ Iron Horse

    9-hole events - $150 golf gift certificates

    Girlfriend Golf = Natasha Hawes @ FW golf courses
    Funky Friday = Carrie Shewbart @ Grapevine Golf Course

    Other events - $100 golf gift certificates
    new to golf - Sherra Avila @ Benbrook Lakes
    Pop-up Organizers - Kathye McCall @ FW golf courses

    mo' GOLF
    1st ($60) = Vicky Terrell
    2nd ($48) = Cindy Campbell
    3rd ($36) = Donna Dodd
    4th ($24) = Terry Rolan
    5th ($12) = Kay Fite
    6th ($12) = Vicki Jordan
    7th ($12) = Jan Rollins
    8th ($12) = Lynda Duvall
    9th ($12) = Terri Trimmer-Lease
    10th ($11) = Lynn Morris

  • Dallas Chapter Invites Fort Worth Members to 2nd Swing Event, Thursday, Nov. 16

    The Dallas Chapter has invited Fort Worth members to their
    PRIVATE event at 2nd Swing Golf in Dallas.

    Thursday, November 16
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    2nd Swing Golf is letting us have their store to ourselves after closing for a few hours!  We'll enjoy 10 hitting bays with Trackman Technology, a State-of-the-art Putting Green with PuttView Technology, special discounts and more! 
    Bring your old clubs to trade-in!

    This event is free to Dallas, Fort Worth & Denton County members and guests.  Please register on the Events portal so we know how many will be attending. 

    2nd Swing

    4711 State Hwy 121 Suite 200
    The Colony, TX 75056

    Register here!


  • Winners of Fort Worth Chapter Championship | October 14 & 15

    This year was a two day tournament held at Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills.  Despite a little chill in the morning,  it was a beautiful weekend for golf! 

    Here are our winners:
    1st Place Low Gross - Natasha Hawes
    2nd Place Low Gross - Lynda Duvall
    1st Place Low Net - Janet Case
    2nd Place Low Net - Grace Vasquez

    1st Place Low Gross - Debbie Hatten
    2nd Place Low Gross - Donna Hernandez
    1st Place Low Net - Carrie Shewbart
    2nd Place Low Net - Cindy Woolley

    1st Place Low Gross - Sue Stefan
    2nd Place Low Gross - Cindy Campbell
    1st Place Low Net - Joyce Flat
    2nd Place Low Net - Diana Gats


  • Reflections of a President . . . .

    I recently played a round of golf with a couple of members who have impressed me with their game improvement over the time they have joined our awesome Chapter three years ago.  One was a true beginner who wanted to see what this golf stuff was all about, since she was a very good tennis player and had that natural athletic ability  The other was a semi-beginner who decided to get back into golf, again with the same tennis skills.  Both of them have been committed to improving their golf skills with lessons, practice, and play.  And they have done an amazing job in their dedication in improving their golf games and have subsequently, become very good golfers who enjoy playing this lifelong game.

    This reflection reminded me what a true joy it has been and will continue to be to be on the sidelines watching our members enjoy their golf journeys. So many have improved so much and I am proud of all of them!  Joining LPGA Amateurs is a great step in improving your game due to increased play and opportunities.  And you gain some golfing girlfriends along the way!  What could be better?

    Yee Haw, y'all.

    YOUR President,
    Jeri Phillips


  • Cowboys Who Care Tournament . . . link to details
    This charity event is recommended by Deborah Nesselrodt.  If anyone is interested in forming a forming a team, contact Deborah.  Here is link for more details


  • The Fort Worth Chapter is better because YOU are in it!

    At the conclusion of the 2nd day of the U.S. Women's Open in June, Michael Whan (USGA CEO) greeted Annika Sorenstam and told her "the game is better because you are in it".  I thought that was very sweet and so very true.  Here's another very true statement "The Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter is better because YOU are in it".  Please know that we appreciate each and every one of our members and are thankful they have chosen to direct their golf energy to the LPGA Amateurs organization and especially to our awesome Chapter!  Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

    YeeHaw, y'all.

    YOUR President,
    Jeri Phillips

  • BEAT the HEAT | Film & a Feast


    For some it is too hot to golf so we thought it would be fun to get together to enjoy each others company in cool of a dark theater.

    FILM & a FEAST
    Join us for lunch before an afternoon movie
    Movie and Restaurant Location* TBD

    SATURDAY JULY 29, 2023
    Lunch ~1:30P
    Movie ~4:00P

    Cost - Varies
    $9 - $13 Movie Ticket - Each member will need to purchase their own ticket based on the theater selected.
    $10 - $30 Lunch

    Go to Events & Register by Wednesday July 26, 2023 11PM


    *Will try to select a theater location that is in central Fort Worth (e.g., downtown). Based on this we can select a restaurant within that area.

  • Message from your Prez | Self Talk

    Self-talk.  Hmmm. There are 2 options, right?  Positive or negative.  Over the past couple of months, I've witnessed two great examples of positive self-talk and would like to share these with you.

    My first example is from a session at the recent LPGA Amateurs Member Celebration in Las Vegas where guest speaker Debbie O'Connell shared her message of positivity.  She used the Amy Bockerstette and Gary Woodland video where Amy plays the par 3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with Gary during a PGA Tour event in 2019.  Amy repeated 2 phrases before every shot:  "I've Got This" and "I Can Do This".  These are good mantras for all golfers to use and it was inspiring to watch the video.  Gary Woodland surprises Amy from Special Olympics Arizona 2019 - YouTube

    My second example is the recent LPGA Chevron Championship in Houston.  Angel Yin played great golf on her Sunday final round, using positive self-talk repeatedly.  But my favorite was after she hit a great tee shot on regulation hole #18, over water, just 

    past the pin, setting up for a birdie to win, par to tie, putt.  After hitting that shot, she looked at her caddie and said, "Let's go do something great".  
    Here's the science if you're interested (from 5 Tips for Staying Positive on The Golf Course )

    The idea that positive thinking can lead to better outcomes is supported by a growing body of scientific research. Positive thoughts are associated with the release of certain neurotransmitters and hormones in the brain, such as dopamine and serotonin, which are linked to positive emotions and well-being. When these chemicals are released in the brain, they can help to improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase motivation and energy levels.  Practice positive self-talk. Develop positive affirmations, phrases, or mantras that you can repeat to yourself as a way of countering negative thoughts. These positive words or phrases can be things like “I am a strong and capable golfer,” “I trust in my abilities,” or “I can handle any challenge that comes my way.”

    Visit our Chapter's Facebook page to share your self-talk. Maybe it can help others!
     LPGA Amateurs Fort Worth Metroplex TX | Fort Worth TX | Facebook

    YeeHaw, y'all.

    YOUR President,
    Jeri Phillips

  • Linda Carter Memorial Event & Scramble Championship (Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter)

    Check your inbox for two important emails, sent Sunday, April 9!      April 30 - Linda Carter memorial Tournament and May 6 - Scramble Championship for Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter!

    Linda Carter Memorial Tournament     SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2023, 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Prairie Lakes Golf Course,3202 14th St, Grand Prairie, TX
    Click here for Details & Registration

    Fort Worth Metroplex Scramble Championship     SATURDAY MAY 6, 2023, Shotgun start at 2PM
    TIERRA VERDE GOLF COURSE, 7005 Golf Club Dr. Arlington, TX 
    Click here for Details & Registration

  • TGA | Women's Partnership Match Play - April 17-19, The Hideout Club & Resort

    2023 Women's Partnership Match Play

    Registration Deadline: April 5th at 5:00 PM


    • Two competitors play as partners in a 9-hole match against two other competitors playing as partners, with each player playing her own ball. The lowest net score of the partners is the score for the hole. 
    • Each team will play a 9-hole match in the morning and a 9-hole match in the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday with lunch in between. 
    • On Wednesday, the last 9-hole match will take place in the morning followed by lunch and an award’s ceremony.
    • Each hole is worth points; 2 points if a team wins the hole, 1 point if the teams tie a hole. The team with the most points at the end will win the flight.

    Click here for Details & Registration

    2023 Women's Partnership Match Play
    The Hideout Golf Club & Resort, Brownwood, Texas
    April 17-19, 2023 
    Registration Deadline: April 5th at 5:00 PM

  • Kickoff Highlights from our President, Jeri Phillips

    Connie Schott, Peggy Johnson, Jan Ray, and Julie Piland

    What a great Kickoff Event at Texas Rangers Golf Club on March 4. There were 64 registrations and 32 of those ladies played golf after the event and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We honored our Founders and were so happy that Peggy Johnson, Connie Pollock, Jan Ray, and Julie Piland were willing to be interviewed about the beginnings of our awesome Fort Worth Chapter. The standing ovation they received as they exited the stage was especially heartwarming. 

    All the Chapter Board and Leadership members shared what is coming in 2023 for our members. Watch the website, monthly newsletter, and the weekly updates to keep up with all the activities PLANNED FOR YOU!

    A successful Kickoff Event helps us raise money so that we can benefit and plan some awesome events for our members. There were plenty of opportunities to contribute to our Chapter’s fundraising efforts:
       * Silent Auction of 27 amazing items
       * 10 Raffle items of a large variety of choices
       * 50/50 Pony Up Raffle with 50% of the funds benefitting the LPGA Amateurs Foundation  and 50% of the funds awarded to lucky
           winner Sue Steffen. There were also 2 consolation prizes of cowgirl hats filled with lottery scratch-off tickets won by Patte Lee
           and Kelli Kidd. 

       * M&M Guess Jar filled with teal and white M&Ms. Natasha Hawes guessed within 30 of the total and won a $25 Texas Rangers Golf
        gift card and the jar of M&Ms. 

    National Sponsor Birdie Balou was there with Sheilagh Wilson offering her merchandise for shopping and purchase. We also offered sales of Chapter Logo Merchandise for the convenience of our attendees. They placed orders at the Kickoff, we will receive all those orders, and then deliver those orders.   This offering saved our attendees shipping costs and provided easy shopping. 

    The Southern Brunch Buffet was delicious and Sweet Lucy’s fried pies were a yummy dessert. 

    Thanks so very much to all the volunteers who helped the event run smoothly with their time and attention. And a great big thanks to the Kickoff Committee for all their planning the last 2 months. These ladies - Natasha Hawes, Lynda Duvall, Debbie Schroder, Sofia Maese, Maribeth Fletcher, and Jeri Phillips - deserve a round of applause!

  • 2023 Kickoff | Register Now!

    See Feb. 1 email regarding 2023 Kickoff Registration or Use this link.


  • Renew Your Membership by January 31, 2023

    As an incentive to encourage you to renew your membership, all members who renew their membership before 1/31/2022 will receive an entry into a drawing for one of three prizes.  Prizes include Callaway golf balls, a Callaway gift card, and a free entry to the 2023 Kick-Off.

    You don't want to miss out on all of the FUN the LPGA Amateurs Fort Worth Chapter is planning for next year!  Here is a friendly reminder that now is the time to renew your LPGA Amateurs membership for 2023.  

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Debbie Hatten at

  • Tribute to Kathy Whitworth

    Kathy Whitworth, incredible person, and golfer, who passed away on Christmas eve.  For those of us that have met her, played in her tournament, worked with her as part of the VOA LPGA tournament, and other events; it was an honor and a privilege to be her friend.  This article by Art Stricklin as he talked of Kathy with Cathy Harbin, PGA Master Professional & LPGA Golf Professional, is the essence of Kathy.

    As you think of Kathy, what was the 1st time that you met her?
    For me, Diana Gats, it was in Canton, OH in 2003; when she was at my home and later met with longtime LPGA friend, Rene Powell.

  • Message from Prez - January 2023

    Welcome to 2023 - predicted to be a great year for the Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter!
    Your Leadership Team* recently spent 1-1/2 days at White Bluff Resort in Whitney planning the year for our members.  Thanks to our Leadership Retreat sponsor, Robin Anderson, we were able to have specified time in a nice environment to create our "Teamwork + Fun" setting and to plan the upcoming year for YOU.  We created lots of opportunities - golf, social, networking - but primarily our #1 LPGA Amateurs benefit is in full force:  Golf Planned For You!

    Grow Your Game is our Chapter's theme for 2023 and we are excited about all the possibilities that represents.   Stay tuned for more details on how our theme affects you.  In the meantime, what does that phrase mean to you?  Let us know at and we'll compile the answers and publish them in a future newsletter. 
    (You'll see in pictures!)

    *Your Leadership Team is composed of the 6 Board members + 2 - Diana Gats (Webmaster) and Margaret Woods (Handicap Chair).  Together we are thinking and planning for our members - always!  And we're always listening!

    YOUR President,
    Jeri Phillips


  • EOY Celebration | December 10, 2022
    As you can see in the pictures, a great time was had in celebration of 2022! 
    New members, fun events, Winning the LSC, our new Chapter Champions, thanks to outgoing board members, and welcome to new President and Marketing Director, and so much more!

  • Member Survey 2022 - Your Input is Invaluable! Respond Now

    Members - go to email released at Noon from the LPGA Amateurs Fort Worth.  Subject line:  Member Survey.  Wirhin this communication is the link to the survey.

    Your opinion is worth a lot more than the proverbial 2 cents worth to us!  In fact, it's invaluable.   We can chart the right course for 2023 with your feedback. We want to know where you want us to focus as an organization and the activities that you want to participate in next year. We're listening!

    Again we are so deeply grateful for our members and for the value your knowledge, wisdom, and ideas bring to our Chapter.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts and time as you complete the Member Survey.

    Deadline for response is December 5th!

  • Year End Celebration | Lunch & Awards or Golf, Lunch, & Awards!

    December 10 . . . .   Please join us  . . . . use this link to register

    This is the last event for the year.  Join us to celebrate all we have accomplished this year!  
    - All of our golf events, socials, Winning LSC, Chapter Champion, and all of our
    - We will celebrate our new members, members participating in National Events; Recognize our 2 Cup winners,
    and our great sponsors.
    - Also, if no one gets a Hole-In-One, the pot will be split between two lucky winners at the lunch after golf!

    See you on the 10th!


  • Squaw Valley Get-Away, Nov. 5 & 6 | Players & Winners | 2 Club

    Go to photos to see players!
    Players Saturday: Terry Rolan, Kathye McCall, Cindy Campbell, Laurie Warfield, Natasha Hawes, Carrie Shewbart, Valerie Belcher, Jeri Phillips, Ruby Rodriguez, Dani Connell, Amy Knapp, Michele Salinas, and Diana Gats.
    Players Sunday: Natasha Hawes, Amy Knapp, Carrie Shewbart,  Kathye McCall, Jeri Phillips, Diana Gats, Dani Connell, Terry Rolan, Donna Dodd, Susan Dunning, Cindy Campbell, Ruby Rodriguez, Laurie Warfield, Tami Bopp, and Vicky Terrell.  

    Games and Winners
    Two Person Team Scramble  (Saturday)
    1st Place       Terry Roland & Cindy Campbell
    2nd Place      Carrie Shewbart & Ruby Rodriquez 

    Individual Stroke Play (Sunday)
    Low Gross    Natasha Hawes             
    Low Net        Ruby Rodriquez

    Blind Bogey Partners (Sunday)
    Ruby Rodriquez & Amy Knapp

    2 Club - While at Squaw Valley, Susan Dunning joined the other members of the 2 Club!

    As stated in the newsletter, this annual event, was once again - AMAZING!

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