Tucson Chapter
Upcoming Events
  • Ventana Summer League is here - Every Wednesday through August 28. Tee times start at 3:30pm We're changing it up this year--new game every week, no teams and no sub list. Play every week or play when you can. Check out the details under Chapter Leagues . RSVP at the Events Tab

    Summer Golf means Great Deals - This is the time to get great deals on tee times. AGA has a limited offer at Starr Pass which is open to active AGA members. Click here. Sale ends May 30.

    Road Trip? One of the benefits of LPGA Amateur Golf Association is playing with and meeting members from other chapters. Want to get out of town to some cooler weather? Keep these opportunities in mind:
  • Orange County 8th Annual Open Invitational on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at beautiful Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Ranch Santa Margarita, Ca. Hosted by the Orange County Chapter. Two-women team in Ryder Cup Format. Registration info click here.
  • Keystone Mountain River Course, August 10 & 11, 2019. Hosted by the Denver Chapter.  More info click here.
  • AGA has several Just for Fun events at great courses this summer including Verde River, The Phoenician and Ventana Canyon. If you have your handicap through GHIN, see the website for more details
  • New Events Platform is coming...This summer we will be migrating to a new program, Golf Genius to register for events. LPGA Amateurs and AGA is using this software for all events. Once you have an account, you will be able to see and access all of your event information, pairings, results, and more! You'll see more info in the coming month. 
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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Thanks for Coming Out to 49ers Country Club for a Beautiful Day of Golf!  Our lovely spring weather continues as we played a fun round of golf with members and guests at 49ers on May 11. Winners include two of our guests: Cathy Peterson (Cathy Kammerer's guest) for closest to the pin in two on #5; Ethel Allman (Kit Stephens' guest) for closest to the pin on #18.  The Game of the Day was Low Net Tee-to-Green.  In the first flight, winners were Kit Stephens in first place with 50, Donna Shaw in second place with 56, and Sandi Rabrich in third place with 57.  Winners in the second flight were Cathy Peterson in first place with 55, Janet West in second place with 60, and Kathy Chavez in third place with 65.  Thanks to everyone who came out.  Hope to see you at Ventana Canyon Summer League!

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    Our 2019 membership drive continues to be a success with 12 new member joining this year. Welcome to Beth Leroux, Liz Long, Joanne Noonan, Darci Reutzel. Angela De La Fuente, Emily Jo Bronemann, Kit Stephens  Monique Meyer, Sandra Murray, Carolyn Homa, Jenny Roberts, and Linda Semenyna.  Look for them at our upcoming events.   

    Members and guests enjoying happy hour at North on May 1.  We'll do more of these over the summer!
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    Local Championship Qualifier Results!
    Congratulations to our members who competed on Sunday, April 14 at Arizona National Golf Club! The results: 

    Senior low gross-Joanne Dowdy and Super Senior low gross-Beth Leroux

    Second Flight: 
    1st low gross-Georgianna Plank and 1st low net-Joanne Dowdy
    2nd low gross-Barb McCormick and 2nd low net-Mary Ellen Case

    Third Flight: 
    1st low gross-Beth Leroux and 1st low net-Jacki McCue
    2nd low gross-Donna Shaw and 2nd low net-Sandi Rabrich

    Fourth Flight:
    1st low gross-Sheila Woolsey and 1st low net-Kathy Chavez

    Scramble Teams:
    1st place-Captain Barb Ericks, Galen Grant, Brenda Loyd, Teri Ditsch
    2nd place-Captain Linda Hartsig, Kathie Coil, Caren Bidegain, Darla  Johnson 

    Low gross and low net will advance to the Southern California Desert Southwest Sectional Championship Qualifier on June 15 at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon, California. Both scramble teams will also advance to the SCQ. Good luck, Ladies!

    A special thank you to LCQ Director, Mary Ellen Case and Tournament Director of the Day, Liddy West, assisted by Janet West and Terry Rosales!

    ...AND Congratulations to Donna Shaw on her first ACE on Hole #16!!!



    AGA Medallion Qualifier Congratulations to our Medallion winners, Linda Hartsig (low gross) and Sandi Rabrich (low net)! Sandi has already qualified to play through Del Urich, so Joanne Dowdy, second place low net, will join Linda to represent our chapter at the AGA Medallion competition in January 2020. The Medallion Qualifier was held at San Ignacio Golf Club during January, February and March. Finishing in second place low gross was Kathie Coil.

    Ringer Results The winter ringer was held concurrently with the Medallion Qualifier at San Ignacio Golf Club. Winners in Flight 1 were Deb Ballum - 1st place, Linda Hartsig - 2nd place and Caren Bidegain - 3rd place. Winners in Flight 2 were Judy Lantau - 1st place, Beth Leroux - 2nd place and Sandi Rabrich in 3rd place. Congrats!!

    LPGA Founders Cup  Tucson Chapter members Pam Black-Davis, Leigh Alexander, Liz Long, Liddy West and Kathy Chavez attended the LPGA Founders Cup March 23 in Phoenix to promote LPGA Amateurs Golf Association and to watch the pros play at Wildfire Golf Club. We were delighted to have golf legend Nancy Lopez stop by and say hello!!
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    GHIN Handicap Service – Handicap service through AGA just got easier. Our chapter is now set up to allow online registration for new members. Register here and click on Join. Our handicap chair will then confirm your registration. Just in time, because starting January 1, 2020, the LPGA Amateurs handicap service will be discontinued. For questions contact our Handicap Chair, Sandi Rabrich at srabrich@gmail.com 

Association News and Announcements
  • Registration is Open for Biggest Loser Handicap Challenge - How low can you go? The goal of this National challenge is to lower your Handicap Index. Participants are flighted and the winners of each flight will receive a prize. The player who lowers her Handicap Index by the most strokes will win the Grand Prize - a round of golf for the winner and a guest with 2-time LPGA Major Champion, Brittany Lincicome! Click HERE to register by May 15 and learn more.

  • Several LPGA Amateurs systems will be unavailable on Saturday, April 27 due to scheduled maintenance.  Affected systems include Member Clubhouse, handicap system, chapter website editing (websites will still work, but you won't be able to log in).  Maintenance will begin at 6 AM ET and is expected to conclude no later than 12 PM.
  • The Women on Par Scholarship Program has officially launched for 2019! This year we have narrowed our focus in order to have a more direct impact on our members and their family’s lives. We’re excited to announce we have changed the eligibility requirements to only LPGA Amateur members, daughters and granddaughters of members. Read more at this direct link: https://lpgaamateurs.com/memberships/scholarship/

Member Benefits

The LPGA Amateurs offers a welcoming golf community for all women to learn to play, play better, have fun and make friends.  Highlights of LPGA Amateurs member benefits include:

  • Organized golf: leagues, outings, regional & LPGA Amateurs competitive events, golf experiences and trips
  • Golf education, instruction and clinics
  • Social and networking events
  • Free entrance (member plus one guest) to all LPGA, Symetra, and LPGA Legends Tour events in the US and Canada
  • Discounts on apparel, equipment, travel, greens fees and more

View all member benefits

Access the Member Clubhouse to view benefit details (members only)

Get Rewarded for Participation and New Member Referrals

Once again, we will be tracking participation in LPGA Amateur Golf Association Tucson events and will award a prize to the person who participates in the most events in 2019  – fun events, ringers, competitions, leagues, social events, everything!  And the winner will be recognized at our Annual Business Dinner in November.

Also this year we will be giving a prize to the member that recruits the most new members this year. Make sure your new members says you referred her on the new member application. 

In line with LPGA Amateurs Chapters around the country, we're going to broaden our outreach, publicize our events more widely, and welcome guests at all events.  All levels of golfers who want to learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun are welcome to play at chapter events.  Your chapter hosts golf outings, social, and networking events throughout the year.  Chapter members are provided with the opportunity to participate in local, regional, and national championships and events.  Whether you’re a beginner taking your first lesson or an experienced lifelong golfer, you’ll find a warm welcome from our members. 

Five reasons to join:
-  Largest amateur women's golf organization in the US
-  Connect with new friends who share your love of the game
-  Make useful business contacts
-  Save $$ and let us organize your round at courses across the Tucson area
Have fun!!


Volunteer
Your chapter is a volunteer-run organization. Volunteers serve on the board to plan and hold many events throughout the year, but it takes many volunteers behind the scenes to make our chapter a success. The Tucson Chapter welcomes volunteers to  work with board members, plan and manage events and assist tournament directors on competition days. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Theresa Riel at triel65@gmail.com