Southern Maryland Chapter
Upcoming Events

Greetings Ladies and Gent:

Welcome July!!!  On the 1st, we had great time at the Mystery Golf Outing at the Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club and all 16 golfers had a blast!  Thank you, Jasmin!!! 

As mentioned in my last Membership Message, the friendly league competitions have resumed.  The winner for the July 1 Tour League competition – the lowest putts- is… Pamela Wilson with 29 putts! Also, both Jewel Pearson and Sherri Fennel guessed the Mystery!  

SWING AND SIP.  We now have a date for our Swing and Sip.  Please mark your calendar for Friday, July 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 as follows:

  • 6:00 – 6:30 Swing at the Range or for a Mini Clinic
  • 6:45 Chapter Photo
  • 7:00 – 8:00 Sips/Happy Hour

Please save the date.  More details to follow.

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR IN AUGUST – Meet us at The Brass Tap at the National Harbor for Happy Hour on August 27, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00.  Address: 164 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, Maryland, 20745.

VIRTUAL BINGO IS COMING IN SEPTEMBER.  This is our chapter fundraiser based on your feedback from the chapter survey.  If you have items to donate for the bingo prizes, please send an email to with VIRTUAL BINGO DONATION – in all caps in the subject.  In the body of the email, please describe your contribution/item and estimated value by July 15, 2020. 

WILLIAMSBURG – The Annual Chapter Tradition Continues!
  Make your deposit to reserve your spot today for the chapter Williamsburg Getaway October 8 – 11, 2021 and spread the word to your fellow golfers.  See details in the June 29, 2021 email or see flyer at:  Williamsburg Golf Getaway October 8-11, 2021.  This is always a blast!!!!  Don’t miss it!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS.  Elections for our new chapter officers are right around the corner and we need YOU! 

Opportunities to serve on the 2021 Ballot:

  • President
  • Director of Events
  • Membership Chair

Here is the notional timeline:

7/25:                Nominating Committee Appointed

8/10-8/15:        Nominations Open

8/16 – 8/29:     Qualify & Interview Candidates

8/30:                Ballot Presented to Board for Approval

9/4:                  Ballots sent to members

9/14 – 9/20:     Voting

9/25:                Ballot Counting Complete

10/1-10/5:        Results announced and reported to HQ

10/5- 10/22:    Transition meetings, records, and process

10/23:              End of Year Brunch and Awards Ceremony

11/1:                New Board takes office

If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please send me an email at by July 15, 2021.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is the first step in the process of creating the cohesive leadership team to lead the Chapter. The role of the Nominating Committee is to seek out and find the best-qualified candidates for each of the available Board positions. It is also the committee’s responsibility to properly evaluate each candidate to ensure they meet the qualifications and fit the best candidates to each position. The committee also ensures the candidates understand and agree to the expectations before they serve on the Board of Directors. Nominating Committee members are limited to service on the Nominating Committee for two (2) consecutive years.

I look forward to seeing you at our next outing.  Until then, let us continue to swing, bring, and serve.  Happy Independence!!!




Our 2021 Chapter League Calendars!

Tour League
April to October - Tour League 2021 Calendar
For more information (dates, times, registration), please visit the Tour League Signup Genius page: 2021 Tour League
Coordinator / POC:  Jasmine McDuffie

Sunday Divas League (New Golfers) 
1st Sundays - May to October (May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, and October 3)
For more information (dates, times, registration), please visit the Sunday Divas Signup Genius page: 2021 Sunday Divas 9-Hole Golf League
Coordinator / POC:  Odessa Scott


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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Greetings LPGA Amateurs Southern Maryland Chapter Members:

    Happy International Women’s Day!  I hope you and your loved ones are well and you are ready for another fantastic year.  According to USGA, next Monday, March 15, marks the beginning of the official golf season in Maryland. YEAH!!!  We have been busy over the winter planning for more fun, more fellowship, and witnessing more fabulous plays on the greens with all of you!  Here is our notional calendar for the year: 


    • 1st Sundays - Sunday Divas League (For New Golfers, Open to All) - May to October
    • 3rd Saturdays - Tour League - April to October

    Our League Chairs, back by popular demand are Odessa Scott and Jasmin McDuffie, respectively.  For those of you who volunteered already to host a Tour League day, THANK YOU!   If you have not already but are interested, please see the email sent to you at 4:58 p.m. on February 19, 2021. We are finalizing the plans and a list is forthcoming with additional information (e.g., names of volunteer hosts, dates, times, locations, Sign-up Genius, etc.)


    • Spring Social (Top Golf) – March 28
    • Virtual Season Kick Off – April 3
    • Summer Social (Swing and Sip) – July
    • Fall Golf Getaway - October 8-11
    • End of the Year Event (and Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony)– December 11
    • Golf-Related Community Service Project – TBD

    Our first event of the season, the Spring Social, is March 28 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Top Golf National Harbor. There will be friendly competition and prizes. Additional details will follow in a separate email.

    Our next event is the Virtual Season Kick-Off.  If you are interested in volunteering to help plan this event, please send an e-mail to me by this Saturday, March 13 at  Simply type “VOLUNTEER FOR KICKOFF PLANNING” in all caps in the subject line.  Nothing else is needed in the body of the email.  The Planning meeting will be Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 in the evening.  The details will be sent to the volunteers.  If you have ideas but will not be able to attend the planning committee, feel free to send them to me also by Saturday, March 13.   

    CINDY THOMPSON has agreed to serve as our Communications Chair.  Thank you, Cindy!  Please join me in welcoming her to her new role.  We are also looking for other volunteers.  If you…

    • Are great at written communications and marketing, we would love to have you assist with our chapter communications
    • Are IT Savvy and can help develop surveys, you would be great for helping us canvass the interests of our chapter
    • Would love to plan or host an event, you can help us make our events extra special
    • Are great at recruiting, you can help build our chapter membership
    • Are a seasoned golfer willing to be a golf buddy or mentor (or situational mentor) to a newer member or new golfer, we need you
    • Would like to host a chapter happy hour on a Friday evening (e.g., 1ST Fridays Happy Hour), you will make lots of new friends here 😉
    • Are you a social media buff, you can help capture and post our events?
    • Just want to lend a hand, we can always use your assistance.

    Whether you are interested in serving as a chair, shadowing a chair this year so you can step into a chapter leadership role next year, supporting a committee, or simply helping here and there, there is a place and space for you.  At the End of Year Event, we will recognize all our volunteers.  Simply send an email to me at with “HAPPY TO VOLUNTEER” in all caps in the subject.  Please include the following information in the body of the email:

    • NAME
    • I am interested in volunteering for (this can include more than 1) __________
      More about me.  I am (here, please include whatever you want us to know – e.g., your special interests, skills, knowledge, experience, abilities, etc.) _________
    • Preferred mode of communications: Text, Email, Call
    • Best time to contact you____________

    Last month, your chapter’s board members, Jewel Pearson (Director/Chair of Events) and Pamela Wilson (Director of Finance and Records) attended the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Leadership Summit.  We had the pleasure of engaging with chapters across the country as well as representation from the Bermuda Chapter and the Vancouver Chapter.  We learned a lot and look forward to sharing many of the golden nuggets with you.  

    Finally, I leave you with this… For Black History month, the Golf Channel on their Golf Central segment featured Langston Golf Club.  As part of this celebration, several local men and women golfers who have supported Langston were interviewed.  To see this informative piece, click on the link here: How Langston Golf Club included African Americans

    Please enjoy this piece of history, then, we invite you to dust off the clubs, and…

    Let’s have some fun!

    Maria Price Detherage, Chapter President

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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

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Through out the year we have volunteer opportunities to assist, such as:

  1. Captain of Golf Event(s)
  2. Planning Social Activities
  3. Assisting at the Chapter Championship- checking players in, taking pictures, etc. 
  4. Making Phone calls
  5. Recruiting new members
  6. etc. 
These really are just a few opportunities that the chapter has through out the season. You can be involved as much or as little as your time allows. We like to utilize your strengths and expertise to assist build our chapter and make every outing a fantastic experience.