LPGA Amateur Golf Association Manatee Chapter
Upcoming Events
Pro News & Upcoming Golf Clinics:
Missy Williams, Golf Professional At Tara, hosts a new set of golf clinics every month. The August schedule is available now under the Education tab where you'll also find golf rules videos and lots of helpful information to enhance your golfing experience!

Looking for Photos from past events?
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Let's Play!
For information on 2021 weekend play and events, go to the Events tab and click on Chapter Events or click on Chapter Leagues to view the schedule and locations for all chapter league play times and locations. 
Remember to check your emails weekly for registration information.


Chapter News and Announcements
  • Board Update – July  2021

    There is a whole lot of golf going on!  Even with summer vacations and trips to cooler places, we have very active leagues and weekend outings. This month (August), our national cup team, the Queens of Clubs, captained by Laura Knights, will play the finals at Kingsmill Resort and River Plantation in Williamsburg, VA on August 13-14.  Best of luck and great play to all the team!

    We had a great outing with Naples for the Match play at Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte.  As Naples could not recruit a full field, some of our players took on the Naples role – we thank you for doing that. It helped make a full field with full competition. Manatee took the cup again and we were certainly proud of that, but most importantly, we built a positive experience with Naples and will continue this event annually. Thank you to all who participated.

    The Chapter Championship will be held on August 14 at Tara. As of July 26, there are 6 scramble teams and about 19 stroke players signed up. Deadline to sign up is July 31, so by then there may be a few more players for this great chapter event. 

    Amy Palladino has done a great job to keep adding weekend events, including some specifically requested “higher end” courses. Please DO send us your requests and we’ll do what we can to offer golf venues that you are interested in. Amy is finding that COVID is still rearing its ugly head in the manner that many courses are responding to requests, however. We believe that there is still recovery going on for slower business last year, and private courses particularly are not as willing to work with us for outings.  We will be patient and will keep trying to get the best courses we possibly can. We are thinking about having a weekend game at an executive course also, with some kind of challenge, such as Championship and 1stflight – irons only; other flights – any club; prize for low putts, prize for greens in regulation etc. Let us know your thoughts about that!  We are also considering a “Pot-Luck Par-TEE in Parrish” at the Moc on a Wednesday. Please respond to the survey we sent last week. If you have course suggestions, please contact Amy (weekendgolf.lpgaamateursmanatee@gmail.com).  

    We also understand that for weekend golf, some members would like to request pairing with another person or persons. Just know that Amy gets many requests for pairings, for tee time etc. Be sure your request is clear when you register (there is a box requested pairings). Also, please know that sometimes all requests may not be possible. When that happens, please respect that the board members are trying to meet a variety of needs, including having people meet each other in the chapter. Please avoid multiple emails in response to listed pairings or outing information. If you don’t get the specific request you asked for, see it as an opportunity to meet some other members and to challenge your game in a different way.  

    Thank you for your commitment to the chapter and to women’s golf!


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)

Interested in Volunteering?

Our Chapter is run by volunteers and as we continue to grow in membership, the Board is considering restructuring responsibilities for events to spread the workload a bit more.  If you are interested in helping, please Let Us Know!