Upstate SC Chapter
Upcoming Events
May 17            Monday Evening League at Verdae  
May 22           Saturday Play Day at River Falls, Duncan
May 24           Monday Evening League at Verdae  

See Chapter Events for more happenings as we add them !  Please click on the above links to sign-up!
We practice Social Distancing and no physical contact; however, we play at our own risk, and please review and adhere to local, state and government advisories.  

Chapter News and Announcements
  • Leagues Begin

    Spring is here - so are our leagues !    We will play Monday evenings at Verdae.  Also we will have fun golf events 2 Saturdays a month at different courses.  Our Saturday Play Days will have different formats (Stroke play, Match play, etc). Prior to the play date, the rules for the round will be sent out.  It’s all for fun and bring us all together after the crazy year of COVID.

    World Handicap System

    The maximum score you can post on any hole is a NET DOUBLE BOGEY. In other words, the maximum score for each hole is Double Bogey + any Handicap Strokes applied on that hole based on your Course Handicap.
     
    If you use the hole by hole posting option, the system will automatically calculate and make the adjustment for you based on the tees you selected. This is the recommended method for posting all scores.

    See the Handicap section for more info.  

    Focus on Rules
    A common rule which is misunderstood deals with the red stakes. 
    Lateral Hazard (red stakes/lines): there are 5 options.
    a) Play the ball as it lies, no penalty.
    b) 1 stroke and distance. Replay a ball 1 club length to where it was last hit.
    c) 1 stroke and drop a ball within 2 club lengths of where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard, no closer to the hole.
    d) 1 stroke and drop a ball as far back as desired on a line between where the ball lies and the hole.
    e) 1 stroke and drop a ball within 2 club lengths on a point on the opposite margin of the lateral hazard equidistant from the hole.

    Interested in Learning More about LPGA Amateur Golf Association?

    Contact our Membership Director, Betty Thom 




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)

As a member of LPGA Amateurs:

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CONTACT: (888) 242-3357 or Pinehurst.com/LPGA  

Keiser University 
As the Global On-Line Education partner of the LPGA, Keiser University is pleased to offer a Tuition Scholarship to all LPGA Amateurs members. The scholarship is applicable in all levels of study and any educational discipline that Keiser University offers at any campus location. For more information please contact Todd Dittmar, Associate Director of Admissions Keiser University Flagship Campus at TDittmar@keiseruniversity.edu

Dormie Network
Dormie Network is proud to support the LPGA. As an official partner, Dormie Network is extending an exclusive offer to stay and play at five of the country’s finest private destination golf clubs: Roanoke’s Ballyhack Golf Club; Indiana’s Victoria National Golf Club; Nebraska City’s ArborLinks; San Antonio’s Briggs Ranch Golf Club; and New Jersey’s Hidden Creek Golf Club. Click here to learn more.

YAMAHA 
Yamaha provides a full range of custom and designed accessories to turn the golf cart into your personalized personal transportation vehicle (PTV). Whether you choose a gas or electric golf car, you’re sure to have the only vehicle in the neighborhood that makes running errands look fun. To share in the excitement, Yamaha is offering a $250 mail-in rebate on the purchase of a new personal transportation vehicle (PTV).  Click here to learn more.

Corkcicle | 20% Off All Orders 
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Volunteer
There will be opportunities to volunteer with our local chapter and with The First Tee of the Upstate.  Details to be announced.