LPGA Amateur Golf Association Manatee Chapter
Upcoming Events
Pro News & Upcoming Golf Clinics:
New Golf Video from the Pro: Out of Bounds or Lost Ball
In 2019 the USGA established a new rule to increase speed of play during daily rounds of amateur golf. You no longer need to go all the way back to the tee box! To learn how to take relief, check out our new video under the Education tab where you'll also find the schedule for upcoming clinics and lots of helpful information to enhance your golfing experience!

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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 – April 2021

    Winter leagues are wrapping up and preparing to move to summer schedules and venues.  “South League” will remain at Pelican Pointe and the timing will shift to a bit earlier.  “North League” will move from River Club to Tara in early June.  9-hole leagues at both locations (PP and Tara) have started in April and Constant Contact notifications are being sent.  Please contact Barb Maechtle at leagues2.lpgaamateursmanatee@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Pam Arfield may also be able to help you at so.leagues18.lpgaamateursmanatee@gmail.com.

    The next competitive event will be a Match Play event with the Naples Chapter in early July at Riverwood Golf Club in Port Charlotte.  Keep an eye on emails about this event and registration.  Following that, will be our chapter championship in August.  You will see some “save the date” info very soon for these events.  Last year we had 54 participants in the Chapter Championship, including scramble teams.  It was a fun day and great golf.  Please consider it if you haven’t played in a chapter competition before.  Scramble teams are a great way to participate in this competitive event that take a bit of pressure off the idea of competing!

    We are also actively looking for venue options for our other competitive events of the year and beyond including the Jingle Bell Open and next year’s Snowbird/Sunbird.  The Halloween Bash will be combined with End of Season celebration in October at Tara, so think about who you will team up with and your costume early!  Last year’s event, the first one, was a huge smash, and we will all be looking forward to the costume creativity!

    Weekend golf continues with several new locations being offered.  Just a note about holiday weekends though…the Board agrees that there are too many other options for people and their families over holiday weekends and we will not be hosting weekend golf when the weekend falls on or near a national holiday such as Memorial Day or Labor Day, for instance.  Thanks for understanding.

    In ending, a reinforcement of our commitment to fun, enjoyable golf, specifically course etiquette and pace of play.  To our members who smoke, please remember to move away from groups and carts when you are lighting up, and do not take you cigarette onto the tee box or greens.  Dispose of your cigarette butt in an appropriate receptacle.

    For all players, keep up the pace of play.  Pay attention to “ready golf”, be ready to hit when it’s your turn, drive away without putting clubs in your bag till you reach your next stop if things are moving slowly, get your club and walk to your ball while your playing partner is hitting, size up your putt while other people are putting and pick up if you’ve reached max unless your score has to be counted in the game.  Thank you all for doing whatever you can to make our outings fun and fantastic!

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


Association News and Announcements
  • 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!
  • Registration for the 2021 LPGA Amateurs Regional Cup Qualifiers will begin on Wednesday, March 31! Similar to the other LPGA Amateurs 2021 Competitive Events, there is not a race to register for the Nine Regional Cup Qualifiers that will be held across the country beginning in June. Information about the registration process and other details for the Cup Series and all other LPGA Amateurs events can be found in the Member Clubhouse under Golf Events.  Please note to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events, your 2021 membership must be current.
  • LPGA Amateurs Exclusive Members Only Webinar and Facebook Live Events! Be sure to check out the tips for getting ready for the season; CardioGolf, Yoga, mental preparation and more are available in the Member Clubhouse, Webinar/Facebook Live, ON Demand Section! 
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!