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. Current schedules are sent out once a month via email. The Education tab is where you'll also find golf rules videos 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.




 

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • 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 membership2.lpgaamateursmanatee@gmail.com.

    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,  weekendgolf.lpgaamateursmanatee@gmail.com).

    The upcoming schedule is as follows:

    October

    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

    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

    December

    Dec 4 – Jingle Bell Open, Pelican Pointe

    Dec 11 – The Preserve at Tara, Bradenton

    Dec 18 – Legacy, Bradenton

    Dec 26 – Rosedale, Bradenton  (SUNDAY)

    January

    Jan 1 – Pending (may have outing on Jan 2-Sunday)

    March

    Mar 19 or 20 – Snowbird/Sunbird – Rosedale CC, Bradenton

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

     

Association News and Announcements
  • We made a TikTok account! - That's right! We made a TikTok account! Make sure to give us a follow and let us know what type of content YOU would like to see. Click here for our TikTok link!
  • You are invited to the Virtual Solheim Cup Watch Party this weekend, September 4-6! - Join with the LPGA Women's Network community and experience the biggest event in women's golf! Post your pictures and stories at #SolheimCupWatchParty and on the LPGA Amateurs Facebook Member Private pageTwitterInstagram, and TikTok
  • Play in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble and Support the LPGA Foundation! - Join in the fun of playing in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble and support the Women on Par Scholarship Fund and the Renee Powell Grant Fund. This unique event raised over $56,000 in 2020 and with your participation, together we can raise even more this year! Gather your team to play in this fun 4-person scramble at your favorite course between Sept 10 - 26, 2021. Team members who are not current LPGA Amateurs members will receive a complimentary LPGA Amateurs Virtual Membership that is valid through the end of 2021! LPGA Partners will also have special offers and discounts throughout the event as well as multiple prizes for low gross/low net! 
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)

 
Volunteer
Interested in Volunteering?

Our Chapter is run by volunteers and as we continue to grow in membership, we need more help! It's a big job planning weekly golf outings and events, but many hands make light work for all. If everyone would contribute just a little time once or twice a year, it would make a big difference. If you are willing to volunteer, please Let Us Know!