San Antonio Chapter
Upcoming Events

Weekend Play

Sat, May 8, Brackenridge
Sun, May 16, Riverside
Sat, May 22, Bandit

Wednesday "Under the Lights"

Wed, May 5, 12, 19, San Pedro

Clinic and Wine

Wed, May 26, R II M 

COVID Update

San Antonio continues to vaccinate its residents and those of the surrounding communities. Covid is still present in our communities, however, and still presents a risk. While most San Antonio golf courses are open, they are all operating under strict CDC guidelines. Most golf courses have posted their guidelines front and center on their respective websites. The Back 2 Golf folks, as part of an industry-wide coalition, offer posters to help simplify the rules that will continue to keep everyone safe and allow courses to remain open. There are 9 basic rules to follow, but also check the course website for the specific course you plan to play, especially if you plan to use a driving cart.

Social Distancing Guidelines


two women golfers pushing carts on Brackenridge Golf Course with Tower of the Americas in the background
Chapter member showing off her follow through
Chapter members demonstrate social distancing
scramble team discussing putting options
Member Get a Member Drive
Chapter News and Announcements
  • Are you interested in playing on the San Antonio Match Play Team when we compete against other regional chapter teams representing Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Southern Arkansas, Baton Rouge, and Phoenix? Intrigued? Read on for more details.

    What is the Lone Star Cup?
    The Lone Star Cup is a team match play tournament intended to simulate the Solheim Cup. The tournament is a two-day event scheduled this year for September 25-26th and hosted by the Houston Chapter. The first day is team match play and second day a singles match play.  Each team consists of 12 golfers (and usually 1-2 alternates).  Lone Star Cup is not directly sponsored by LPGA Amateurs national organization as it started years ago as a fun way to get to know our neighboring chapters and have a friendly competition. We typically have 25 or more women interested in being on the team, so we have a match play qualifier to help determine our team.  See below for details of this qualifier.

    How much does it cost?
    The Lone Star Cup will be held Saturday-Sunday, September 25th-26th, 2021 at the Golf Club of  Houston.  All candidates need to be available during these dates.  Friday, September 24th is the practice round, Saturday is the team match play, and Sunday is the singles match play. The approximate cost of registration and hotel and food will be about $400-500. However, this could be more or less depending on cost of hotel and how many are in a room. If you are interested in playing in the Lone Star Cup Team, please fill out the form at the end of this post. Also, you will need to mail a $50 check to our chapter's PO Box to secure your spot in the qualifying process. Checks can be made out to LPGA Amateur Golf Association - San Antonio Chapter and sent to PO Box 701176, San Antonio, Texas 78270. If you make the Lone Star Cup Team, your $50 is applied towards the player registration fee for the tournament. If you do not qualify, the $50 is returned to you in full. 

    How do I qualify for the team?

    1. Once the signup period has closed, the qualifier candidates will be placed into playing pools according to their handicap. The number of pools will be determined by the number of women who sign up, with a goal to balance the number of candidates in each pool.
    2. Each qualifier candidate will need to play 3 (or 4) match play singles matches against the other women in your pool grouping.  You will be awarded 1 point if you win your match, ½ point if you tie, and no points if you lose. Qualifying for the team will be primarily based on the points earned.  All Singles Matches for qualifying should be played between June 1st thru July 31st.  We plan to have the LSC team selected by the first week of August, so we can have several practice rounds with our team during August and September.
    3. Matches may be played at any course that you and your opponent agree upon. The matches and your opponents will be sent out prior to qualifiers starting. It is recommended that the course be “neutral” to both players versus being the home course for one player. Chapter weekend play is a good option for matches since there will be others there to answer possible questions.
    4. If you are new to match play (or even if you are not new but want to brush up), you might want to review match play rules, as they differ from stroke play. Stay tuned for more emails and opportunities to brush up on the rules.
    5. Before each of your singles qualifier matches, please check your handicap index for that day, as it updates on a daily basis. Next, look up your course handicap for the specific course you are playing. Determine if one of you in the pairing will receive strokes for equitable play. You can find this information using the LPGA Amateurs smartphone app, or you can do it on your computer prior to arriving at the course. Please ask Connie or Kara Sagebiel if you are unclear about how to lookup handicaps for you and the course or for how to award/receive strokes for differing handicaps between the players.
    6. Qualifying rounds determine at least 10 of the 12 members of the chapter team. Those women will elect a captain, and the captain, with input from the other players, then picks the final two players.
    Please email or text your match results to Connie or Kara Sagebiel as soon as possible after you play your match.

    What if I don't make the team?
    The nature of competition is winning and losing, but it is also about teamwork. We encourage you to support your chapter team by attending the event and perhaps participating in the fun play held on the same course(s). Also, your $50 down payment will be returned to you in full.

    We will continue to post information as it becomes available.

    If you would like to be notified of details and qualifying events for the San Antonio roster, register your interest below.

    REGISTER

     

  • GSA Women's Championship 2021 FlyerGolf San Antonio announces the Greater San Antonio Amateur Championship to be held May 22-23 at Northern Hills Golf Club. Cost is $180 per person. Signup deadline is May 14 at 6pm. To register or for more information, visit www.golfsanantonio.org, email rick@golfsanantonio.org, or call (210) 736-8706.

    Please note: This event is open to any female with amateur status, 18 years or older for the Women's Division, 25 years or older for the Women's Mid-Am Division, 50 years or older for the Senior Women's Division and 65 years or older for the Super Senior Division as of May 21, 2021 residing in Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Kerr, Wilson, Atascosa, Medina, Guadalupe or Bandera counties for a minimum of three months prior to Championship date. For the event there will be a Championship flight (typically low handicappers) and a handicapped flight. No one with a handicap and meeting the above requirements will be turned away.







  • The San Antonio Chapter hosted our annual Chapter Championship Tournament on October 24 at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco, Texas. It was a windy, but pretty day for all those who competed. We also would like to thank our volunteers for their help in setting up, passing out snacks and water, and helping our chapter!

    The results are as follows: 
    Championship Flight:
    Low Gross: Bruna Spengler
    Low Net: Rebecca Derby

    1st Flight:
    Low Gross: Judy Chun
    Low Net: Julia Arthur

    2nd Flight:
    Low Gross: Yong Pak
    Low Net: Melinda Hipp

    3rd Flight:
    Low Gross: Phillis Neal
    Low Net: Susan Black

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

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Volunteer
INTERESTING IN VOLUNTEERING?  Help is always needed and appreciated.

Contact Connie Hill-Slupsky or attend an events meeting.

communicatelpgaplaysa@gmail.com
Connie Hill-Slupsky   cj_hillslupsky@yahoo.com