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Upcoming Events


LPGA Amateurs Sandhills Chapter

We will have an event in the Spring 2021 to welcome
anyone who wants to join the
LPGA Amateurs Sandhills
to Welcome our Existing Members 


September 17-19, 2021
Etowah Valley Golf Resort, Etowah, NC

The Dixie Cup is a two-day match play competition between two person teams from the Carolinas vs the Heart of the South ("HOTS") - Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida. Teams are flighted based on handicap and players of all levels are welcome.

Hosted by the Charlotte Chapter this year at beautiful Etowah Valley Golf & Resort in Etowah, NC.

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association has scheduled the following tournaments. 

To see details, and sign up for a tournament, please log into the Member Clubhouse (link at the top right-hand corner of this website).  You will need to log in with your email address and password.  Once you have entered, on the left menu bar click on Golf Events.  Below is a link directly to the site (need your email and password).


LPGA Amateurs Regional Cup Qualifier (match play)

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ will host the Atlantic Regional Cup Qualifier on July 10-11, 2021, at Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NCRegistration opens on March 31.

LPGA Amateurs Cup Finals (match play)

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ will host the Cup Finals the weekend of August 13-14, 2021, at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Teams of eight women compete in Four Ball and Singles Match Play over two days of competition.

LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open (team stroke play)

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ will host the Scramble Open the weekend of May 28-29, 2021, at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. Teams of four women will compete in Gross and Net divisions using the Ambrose handicap method. Ambrose is simple: 50% of the average of the four members’ Course Handicaps.


#DRIVEON CLASSIC Scramble (team stroke play)

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ will host the inaugural #DRIVEON CLASSIC Scramble the weekend of September 10-11, 2021, at Geneva National in Lake Geneva, WI. Teams of four women will compete in Gross and Net divisions using the Ambrose handicap method. Ambrose is simple: 50% of the average of the four members’ Course Handicaps.

LPGA Amateurs Stableford Tournament (team stroke play)

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ will host the Stableford Tournament the weekend of October 15-16, 2021, at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, FL. Two-women teams will compete in a better ball Net Stableford competition. The event is open to those with handicaps of 42.0 or below. In the Stableford format, the higher the score, the better! Points are awarded for scores of net bogey and below. Teams accumulating the most points over 2 days will rise to the top of the leaderboard.

LPGA Amateurs Championship Open (individual stroke play)

2021 marks the 25th year of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ Championship. This is an individual flighted Stroke Play competition. Awards will be given for gross and net in all flights. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ Championship will be held at Walt Disney World’s Palm Course in Lake Buena Vista, FL on November 5-6, 2021.

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 2, 2020 – LPGA*USGA Girls Golf announced today that Charlaine Hirst, the Site Director of the Whispering Pines, N.C. chapter, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.

    Hirst, an LPGA Class A Professional also known as ‘Coach Chip,’ will be presented with the accolade during a virtual LPGA Professional Rolex Awards ceremony on Jan. 28, 2021.

    “I am so grateful to be part of the Girls Golf family,” said Hirst. “I am blessed to be able to share my love of golf with the next generation of young golfers and engage them to develop a passion for the game that has given me so much. Thank you to Sandy LaBauve for your vision, your #DriveOn mindset and for empowering the next generation of young ladies.”

    Named after the founder of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire the lives of juniors through their passion and dedication to empowering girls through golf. LaBauve was an LPGA Teaching Professional in Phoenix, Ariz. and mother of two daughters when she founded Girls Golf in 1989.

    “Charlaine Hirst is the perfect award recipient for 2020,” said LaBauve. “More young girls throughout the Pinehurst area are playing golf than ever before because of her efforts.  She has encouraged parents and club members, as well as community leaders, to join together and grow the game, and she deserves recognition for her passion to lead. I am grateful to have role models like Charlaine in the LPGA inspiring and mentoring girls through golf.”

    In every lesson, Hirst integrates the Five E’s of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. From her focus on sharing her love of the game (energize), to warming up (exercise), life lessons (enrich) and how to face adversity to come back stronger (empower), Hirst engages as a positive role model and leader. She is also a member of the Girls Golf Expert Committee that helps the LPGA Foundation Headquarters Team with conducting webinars, providing best practices and sharing experiences with new and established Site Directors.

     “I have two daughters [Sophia and Emma] who have been enrolled with Coach Chip the past two years and their appreciation of the sport, personal confidence and encouragement of others is evident from Coach Chip’s classes,” said Hunter Miller. “These traits resonate from the beginning of the class to the end, where a firm handshake met with eye contact is instilled—something COVID has altered to ‘air fist bumps’ from a distance that the girls like to throw across the practice areas.


    “Coach Chip is involved with more than golf as she teaches the girls that charity and working for others is just as rewarding as sinking a putt. She’s an advocate for pet rescue and supports the local community by collecting donations for Caring Hearts for Canines. This subtle act demonstrates both the person and program that Coach Chip teaches each week.”


Association News and Announcements
  • Save the date for a Virtual Celebration on November 16, 2021 - more information to come!
  • Watch this Yoga for Golfers Facebook Live event on February, 19 at 11:00 AM EST. A Facebook account is needed to join the group. A request to join the group is required and will be reviewed by a Staff Member. Click here to join the Members Only Facebook group. 
  • Join in this interactive session on Thursday, February 4 at 2:00 PM EST designed to knock off the rust and get moving for the new year! Click here to register for this webinar. 

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

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