Fort Lauderdale Area Chapter
Education

Do I have to be a good golfer to join the LPGA Amateurs?

No, you do not have to be a good or experienced golfer to join any chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Assn. In fact, many of our members are beginning golfers who have improved since joining, and they remember what it was like to be a new golfer.

We recommend new golfers take lessons from a PGA or LPGA golf professional. A good program to start off with is Get Golf Ready, taught at Palm-Aire CC in Pompano Beach. See this LINK to learn more. We also recommend several instructors in the area for either group clinics or private instruction listed below. 

Once new golfers have taken a lesson series, our chapter tries to provide an environment where women can learn to play golf without pressure, pairing new golfers with experienced players willing to mentor them. We schedule league play at several different local courses covering a range of difficulty to help accommodate golfers of all skill levels.

  • Being a member of LPGA Amateurs is the best way to learn the game!

    Learn about the HANDICAP system, How to Post Scores, and Manual Entry of Scores
  • Remember to post all your scores at this LINK


LESSONS & CLINICS

Our PGA professional instructors and partners have put together clinics for our Fort Lauderdale Chapter members at a discounted rate.  Please contact them directly for complete schedules and private lessons. We promote special clinics on our website and newsletters as well.

WEEKEND LESSONS - EVERY SATURDAY

Deer Creek Golf Club - Ladies Clinic

Saturday Mornings
Deer Creek 9:00, 9:30 or 10:00 am  Directions
Sign Up to Prop Shop By Phone – (954) 421-5550
One hour - $10.00

Location: 2801 Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach 33442 

Deer Creek holds a Ladies Clinic every Saturday during the winter at 9:00 and 10:00 AM and at 9:30 AM during the summer.  Brian Curran, the head pro, rotates lessons each week teaching the DRIVE - CHIP - PUTT.  Clinic is open to all levels of playing ability - minimum of 4, maximum of 8 - both beginners and intermediate golfers welcome! Call the Pro Shop to add your name to the weekly list before it fills up.


Pompano Beach Golf Course - Co-ed Clinic

Saturday Mornings
Pompano Beach Muni 11:30 am  Directions
Sign Up to Pro Shop By Phone – (954) 781-0426
One hour - $20.00

Location: 1101 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach 33062 

Ashton Samaroo holds a group Clinic every Saturday for men and women at 11:30 for $20 cash/credit card per person for one hour. Ashton, the assistant golf pro, rotates lessons each week teaching a variety of skills, from Driving, Putting, Sand shots, and more.  Clinic is open to all levels of playing ability - maximum of 10 - both beginners and intermediate golfers welcome! Call the Pro Shop to add your name to the weekly list.


WEEKDAY LESSONS

Jess Frank Golf Academy at Deer Creek

Tuesdays & Saturdays
Location: Deer Creek Country Club, 2801 Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach

Contact Jess at 561-213-8579  pgapro@jessfrankgolf.com
He also teaches from 8-10:00 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays. 
Private Lessons per hour - $120 
LPGA Amateurs members get 10% off all customized coaching programs

SPECIAL RATES FOR OUR MEMBERS - call to book a lesson with the area's most patient golf instructor!


Ashton Samaroo at Pompano Muni Golf Course

Monday Mornings
Pompano Beach Muni starting at 9:00 am  Directions
Sign Up to Pro Shop By Phone – (954) 781-0426
One hour - $20.00

Location: 1101 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach 33062 

Ashton, Assistant Golf Professional at Pompano Municipal, holds 3 clinics every Monday for women beginners and intermediates. Cost is $20 cash per person and clinics start at 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM for a maximum of 10 players. Sign up with the Pro shop at 954-781-0426

Tuesday Evenings
Pompano Beach Muni starting at 6:00 pm  Directions
Contact: Pro Shop (954) 781-0426

After Daytime Savings begins in the Spring, Ashton will hold a 6:00 PM clinic every Tuesday starting March 12th for men and women at $20 per person. All skill levels welcome!  Additionally, private lessons can be scheduled with Ashton. Private lesson rate is $40 for 45 minutes. 


Emma Leonardi at Lago Mar CC

Location: Lago Mar Country Club, 500 NW 127 Ave, Plantation 33325  Directions
Contact: Emma at (954) 608-8989  EmmaLago@aol.com  - see website

Emma Leonardi, Director of Instruction at Lago Mar Country Club and Site Director for Broward's LPGA Girls Golf program, will teach beginners the “Go-To” golf course survival shots:  The Full Shot - The Pitch Shot - The Putt.  

CLINICS: Small clinics take the student from driving range to actual on-course lesson 150 yards to green format. Small groups are limited to 4 players per clinic and can be customized to fit the needs of the group. $35 for our members ($40 Value) includes lesson, cart and fees.

PRIVATE LESSONS: Half-hour $65 - Per hour $120 - Special member rate: $175 for 3 hours