First Coast, FL Chapter
Upcoming Events

Sat., June 26 - King & Bear at World Golf Village - Morning Shotgun


Saturday, August 14 - Jacksonville Beach Golf Club  -  Morning tee times

Kudos to Brenda Wheeler our Director of Golf Events for coordinating a great schedule with many of the best clubs around the First Coast.


 Meet Our President

Jean Jackson
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After 33 years in Boston I found myself in Jacksonville, FL in the fall of 2013 as a result of a job opportunity for me and my husband.  As I knew no one except my husband and coworkers in Banking; I felt the need to be connected to my new home. I thought golf would be a great way to meet new friends and have some fun, too. I did not have a handicap or belong to a club. My golf experience in New England was playing in charity events during my career as a Commercial Lender. I Googled female pro/golf lessons and was fortunate to take a lesson from Mary Hafeman. She encouraged me to join (EWGA) now LPGA Amateurs and the rest is history.

As a member since February 2014, I have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful women and working on my game. After two years on the Board of Directors in Member Services, I am honored to be this year’s First Coast Chapter President. My goals are to continue to offer great programs and education along with fostering and building friendships. Golf is a wonderful sport and way of life that crosses many boundaries that will only sustain its continued growth.


Tee off brunch
 Chapter Tee-Off at Deerwood Country Club

Tee off guests
Jax group at Solheim
White Oak Group with Giraffe
2019 Hwy Series
Ready to welcome new members
Member Get a Member Drive
Chapter News and Announcements
  • Congratulations to our second Virtual Scramble Team who posted a net score of -13.  Way to represent Alison, Ginny, Amy and Jeri.

    VS Team 2
  • Congratulations to our First Coast Virtual Scramble Team for posting a gross score of 69 at the World Golf Village Slammer & Squire  The team was comprised of Captain - Brenda Wheeler, Ann Halton, Donna Ottenstroer and Myra Balgos.

    Teams from all over the country are participating locally and posting scores in this virtual competition.  Thanks Brenda and team for representing First Coast so well.

    Virtual scramble team

Association News and Announcements
  • Scramble Open Recap: We were thrilled to welcome 264 LPGA Amateurs members at Pinehurst Resort on May 28-29 to participate in the 2021 Scramble Open. As is the norm at LPGA Amateurs events, there was no shortage of fun as shown in the photos from the event at these two links. Link #1 (click on the photo tab) and Link #2. Congratulations to all the winners - the results can be found at this link(click on the results tab)
    A special shout out to The Buckeye Birdies (from Columbus, OH) who defended their title as the Scramble Open Champions in 2019 and 2021.
  • PGA Tour Superstore Exclusive Member Discount Weekend is June 25-27: Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive offer for LPGA Amateurs members to receive a 15% discount  on purchases made on June 25-27  (IN STORE ONLY). Members must show LPGA Amateurs ID card to cashier at time of purchase to receive the discount. (Digital or printed ID cards are sufficient). 
  • 2021 Women on Par Scholarship applications available now! These scholarships are intended for women, ages 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time, or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelors degree.  In 2021, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $2,000 Women on Par scholarship and one (1) $1,000 Women on Par scholarship. The scholarship application will remain open until 200 applications are received or April 1, 2021,  whichever occurs first. Click here to read more about Women on Par Scholarship. Please share the scholarship information with women you know who meet the eligibility requirements!
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)

Volunteering is a great way to give back and make new friends.  If you are interested in supporting our First Coast chapter by working an event or serving on a committee, please reach out to Jean Jackson, Chapter President, at