Board Update – Septembert 2021
Summer has come to an end and fall/winter golf begins! Well it’s fall according to the calendar, but not according to the thermometer! The Tara league will transition to River Club on WEDNESDAYS starting on October 6. Pelican Pointe will continue on Mondays for 18-hole league. The last 9 Hole League at Tara will be Thursday, Oct 14 and the last 9 Hole League at Pelican Point will be Monday, Oct 25. Thank you to our league coordinators for both 18 and 9 hole leagues who helped us all have some great golf throughout the summer – Barb Maechtle, Pam Arfield, and Pat Ristuccia. We all appreciate your efforts to make these leagues run smoothly!
Thank you to Donna DeLucca for organizing a scramble team to participate in the LPGA AGA Virtual Scramble in September. Check out our Facebook page for some great picture of the BOLD team! This is a fun event that supports the LPGA Foundation. Watch for updates next year as we try to organize a few more teams to play in this event.
Chapter Board elections just wrapped up for the positions of President and Leagues Director. Judy Milne was reelected as President (1 year) and Barb Maechtle will continue in the role of Leagues Director (2 years). The continuity will help us keep moving forward with golf events and chapter structure. Thank you all who participated in voting, and thanks to Mary Cochran for chairing the election process.
Our next big event is the “End of Season and Halloween Bash” on October 23rd. This will be a fun day at Tara Golf and Country Club with a great Halloween theme. The game this year will be individual stroke with a twist! Be sure to sign up to find out the “spooky surprise” in this game! Don’t stress too much about stroke – mulligans may be available to purchase! As always, volunteers are appreciated, as are sponsorship donations for fun giveaways. So, if you can help, please email Michelle Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need to provide an update on COVID procedures. Currently, we are following the state and CDC guidances, as well as LPGA National guidelines. We will not be asking for vaccination status for registrations, however, players may still request cart dividers, should wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so, and certainly can ask another player in the cart to wear a mask in the cart. We expect all members to respect whatever rules are in place at golf venues, such as masks required while indoors. At this time, courses are not offering single carts. We are also considering our upcoming events and the meal options. We have already asked the venues for “to go” options for people who may not feel comfortable sitting at a meal with a large group. We will follow the progression of requirements and will make adjustments as needed during the year. Thank you all for respecting the requirements for keeping each other safe from this virus while we continue to enjoy playing!
Amy Palladino continues to work on the golf schedule for weekends. Many of the courses are just wrapping up their winter planning and have not had tee sheets available to give us slots; however, we do have most of the fall planned and will continue to work on January through March. If you would like to assist in getting bookings, contact Judy Milne or Amy Palladino (president.lpgaamateursmanatee@gmailcom, email@example.com).
The upcoming schedule is as follows:
October 2 – Palm Aire, Sarasota
October 9 - Stoneybrook Sarasota, Sarasota
October 16 – Heron Creek, North Port
October 23 – Halloween Bash/End of Season event, Tara GCC
October 30 – Azario, Bradenton
November 6 – The Preserve at Tara, Bradenton
November 13 – Peridia Golf Club, Bradenton (executive course – focus on short game)
November 20 - Heron Creek, North Port
November 27 – Rosedale, Bradenton
Dec 4 – Jingle Bell Open, Pelican Pointe
Dec 11 – The Preserve at Tara, Bradenton
Dec 18 – Legacy, Bradenton
Dec 26 – Rosedale, Bradenton (SUNDAY)
Jan 1 – Pending (may have outing on Jan 2-Sunday)
Mar 19 or 20 – Snowbird/Sunbird – Rosedale CC, Bradenton
Thank you for your commitment to the chapter and to women’s golf!
- Jan 10, 2021