Palm Springs/Desert Cities Chapter
Upcoming Events


Monday, April 15 – Eagle Falls Golf Club, Indio - 18 hole event - Registration closed.

Saturday, April 20 – Skills Challenge – Palm Desert Academy, Palm Desert – Includes skills competition & demonstration style short game clinic + plus option for participants to play Desert Willow Firecliff. Must register for the Skills Challenge to play Firecliff.
Registration closed.

Sunday, April 28 – Chapter Championship – Westin Mission Hills Gary Player course Rancho Mirage
Registration closed. 


Saturday, May 11 – PGA West Greg Norman Course - 18 hole event
81-405 Kingston Heath (off Madison St)
La Quinta
Tee times start at 11:06
Register by Saturday, May 4 at link below
Greg Norman registration link


Sunday, June 2 – Cactus Cup – Mission Hills Country Club Dinah Shore Course, Rancho Mirage – 14th annual match play event with Orange County chapter

Saturday, June 15 - So California/ Desert SW District Semi-Final – Sycuan Resort - Willow Glen, El Cajon (San Diego area)

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • We are women who enjoy playing golf in the greater Palm Springs area, having fun, improving our game, and expanding our circle of friends and contacts.  Some of our diverse and energetic members live in the paradise of the Palm Springs area year around while others are seasonal who spend the fall and winter months in our wonderful desert. Come and be a part of this great organization!

    Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members who joined in 2019:

    Alexandra Aswad
    Desi Bailey
    Nancy Boyle
    Christine Carter
    Sue Driscoll
    Carol Feng
    Kathy Fier
    Karen Gutekunst
    Lauraine Harper
    Kris Hoffman
    Pamela Langdon
    Barbara Orr
    Nikki Pecorino
    Donna Plack
    Nancy Rogers
    Verna Rutledge
    Janet Seery
    Catherine Steel
    Susan Weiss

    Registration for Palm Springs/Desert Cities Events

    The golf event at PGA West Greg Norman Course on Saturday, May 11 is now open for registration by clicking on the link in Upcoming Events. Since many members requested adding this course to our schedule, we expect it to fill up quickly.  Register now to reserve your spot..

    Handicap Challenge - Leader Board - March 15 Revision

    Who’s on top of the leaderboard after 3 rounds? 

    Jumping from sixth place to third place, and now to the top spot is Karen Whitaker.  Congratulations, Karen!  Way to shave off those strokes! 

    Donna Basil is still holding on to the second spot.  Donna has placed either first or second after all 3 rounds.  

    Also, making a strong move during the third round is Lana Bohnet.  Lana has climbed from the sixth position to third place. 

    All three of these ladies are within striking distance to win the challenge, but it’s not over until it’s over.  The winner just may leap from the pack!

    Here we go ladies.  The final round is upon us.  Until the April 15th revision, you know what to do…Practice, Play and Post!

     The Challenge:

    The member whose index declines the most, by percentage, from December 15 through April 15, 2019 will win the Handicap Challenge. The Grand Prize is a $100 Gift Card from the PGA Superstore. Yes, 100 PGA Bucks! Yippee! In the event of a tie, members will split the prize. The winner will be crowned at the Chapter Championship on April 28.

    Questions?  Contact Elise at 

    Click below to see where you stand and verify your handicap.

Association News and Announcements
  • 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:

  • New Chapter Sites have launched. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to launch their new Chapter sites!
  • The LPGA Women’s Network has launched their new podcast “Talk Birdie to Me.”  Hosted by former LPGA Tour player turned journalist Anya Alvarez, this podcast is the first of its kind and is dedicated to sharing conversations centered around women's golf and the issues you care about most.  Click here to listen to the first episode featuring Cheyenne Woods and Shasta Averyhardt who share their thoughts on diversity and representation in golf.
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)

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