December 2023
Connect.
2023 Year in Review
2023 was filled with exciting events and accomplishments for the Madison Chapter and its members! From success in state and national competitions to exceeding our charitable fundraising goals to our chapter's 25th anniversary, we've highlighted some of greatest achievements from the past year:
  • Exceeded our goal by raising over $25,000 for the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness at our annual Charity Outing at University Ridge Golf Course
  • Celebrated the 25th anniversary of our Chapter's founding at our Women's Golf Day outing at The Meadows of Six Mile Creek
  • Over 150 members participated in 9 different leagues
  • Started implementing Golf Genius technology for leagues and events
  • Our chapter won the Badger Cup, an annual competition against the other Wisconsin LPGA Amateur chapters (pictured)
  • Members competed in the annual Murphy Desmond Cup, a team match play tournament
  • 1st place: Terri Redmond, Sandra Latham, and Mindy Walker
  • 2nd place: Shelly Armstrong and Dana Hoffmann
  • 3rd place: Lisa Herfel and Rebecca Swartz
  • Several members competed in the national LPGA Amateurs Open Championship at the Pfau Course in Bloomington, Indiana (pictured)
  • Sarah Dekraay won 1st low gross in championship flight
  • Rebecca Swartz won 1st low net in championship flight
  • Amy Nelson won 3rd low net in first flight
  • Jeanne Whitish won 1st low net in second flight
  • Paula Garcia won 2nd low net in third flight
  • 3 teams of 8 members each participated in the LPGA Amateurs Regional Cup Qualifier held at the Meadows of Six Mile Creek
  • Sarah Dekraay qualified to the USGA Senior Amateur Finals
  • Ginger Zimmerman and Sarah Dekraay defended their WSGA Women's Senior Four-ball Championship title
Nevada Bob's Shopping Day
Thursday December 14, 5-7pm
@Nevada Bob's Madison
7502 W Towne Way
Madison, WI 53719

Finish the last of your holiday shopping at Nevada Bob's. From stocking stuffers to new and used clubs, stop by for special offers exclusively for LPGA Amateurs Madison Chapter members! This event is open to all members; no registration is required.
2023 Golfer's Gift Guide
Looking for the perfect gift for your golf loving friends and family? Look no further! We've compiled a list of our best ideas for gifts, ranging from small, inexpensive stocking stuffers to the uber extravagant fantasy gifts that we can only dream of receiving! Make sure to check out the member offers website for additional deals and savings from top golf retailers.

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Ball markers, hat clip, divot repair tool, towels, gloves (including rain or winter gloves), hats/visors, tees, novelty head covers

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Gift of Membership to the LPGA Amateurs (see here), birdie juice flask, dozen golf balls (if you know which model they prefer), a single lesson with a local pro*, gift certificate to a local course, golf cart seat cover, gift certificate to a golf retailer, swing aids (check the member benefits website for deals), golf club fitting (not including purchase of new clubs; members get a discount at Club Champion), wireless speaker, golf umbrella

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New golf bag, range finder, a round at a bucket list/high-end course, a series of lessons*, push-cart for walkers

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A golf vacation, motorized cart for walkers, golf club fitting including the purchase of new clubs (members get a discount at Club Champion)

*tread lightly, as some may view this gift as an insult to their golfing abilities!
End of Year Party Recap
On November 30, members gathered at Bonfyre American Grille to celebrate another fantastic year of golf with the LPGA Amateurs Madison Chapter. New connections were made and old friendships were deepened as we mingled over drinks and finger foods. We'd love to have you join us next year at this annual celebration!
Learn.
Sip, Swings, & Suites
Join fellow LPGA Amateurs chapter members and non-members for an evening of socializing while improving your golf game. Range balls will be provided, and a PGA teaching professional will be providing 1:1 instruction! 
 
Program includes one drink of your choice (wine, beer, and cocktails available), range balls, Toptracer, and reserved Golf Suite during the 1.5 hour period. The hour of PGA Professional golf instruction will be provided from 5:30-6:30pm. 
 
All levels are welcome, especially beginners! Cost is $15 per person with a maximum of 9 participants.
 
PLEASE NOTE: If more than 5 golfers are not registered 24 hours in advance, the event will be cancelled. You will be refunded or able to roll your payment over to another date.

@Vitense Golfland
5501 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI 53711

5:30pm-7pm
Thursday, January 11

Thursday, January 25

Thursday, February 8

Thursday, February 22
Play.
Winter Golfing Options
Don't let a little cold and snow get in the way of your golf game! Below are some places to keep swinging until Spring and sunshine return.
Indoor Simulators
X-Golf (Middleton and east side locations)
Hook and Fade (downtown)
7 Iron Social (downtown)
Blind Shot Social Club (near east side)
The Oaks Golf Course (Cottage Grove)

TopTracer Ranges with Heated Bays
Vitense Golfland (west side)
Pinseekers (DeForest)
Leagues
She-Ra @Vitense Golfland
  • Women's Individual league
  • Tuesdays, 6pm
  • 12 weeks: January 9-March 26
Iron Maidens @Pinseekers
  • Women's 2-person team league
  • Wednesdays, 6pm
  • 12 weeks: ongoing
X-League @X-Golf (both locations)
  • Co-ed 3-person team league
  • Weekly Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm
  • 12 weeks: January-April
Pin Seekers @Pinseekers
  • Co-ed 2-person team league
  • Thursdays, 6pm
  • 14 weeks: ongoing
LPGA Amateurs Tournament Schedule
Mark you calendars!!! The 2024 LPGA Amateurs tournament schedule has been released!

Whether you've never played in a tournament before or have a room full of trophies, any member with a current handicap (no matter how high or low) is encouraged to sign up and experience the thrill of competition!

The LPGA Amateurs offers a variety of team and individual competitions, including stroke play, match play, scrambles, and more! Keep an eye out in future newsletters for introductions to the various golf formats.

For the complete tournament schedule, click here!
Belong.
Company Sponsorship
Become a Volunteer!
Do you want to get more involved with our organization? We have ample opportunities for you to volunteer with us ranging from single-day opportunities all the way to serving on our Board of Directors.

Contact us at madisonlpgaamateurs@gmail.com for more information and to get added to our team of volunteers!
LPGA Amateurs Member ID
The process to obtain a digital Membership ID is changing and we will be using the Virtual Community instead of ID123 starting on January 1, 2024. Members can use a digital version or a printed copy of their LPGA Amateurs Member ID, and instructions can be found at this link.  

Please note that either the new LPGA Amateurs Member ID or the printed ID card will be needed to access member benefits, including entry to LPGA Tour events in 2024. Additional information regarding the process to access 2024 LPGA Tour Events will be sent out soon. 
Member Get a Member Drive!
Help Fill the Ball and Earn Incentives
It’s no secret, members are the best supporters and promoters of the LPGA Amateurs! Now is the time to invite your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to join in the fun of being an LPGA Amateurs member! The LPGA Amateurs is hosting a Member Get A Member Drive (presented by Callaway Golf) and we know that YOU can make our target of adding 1,000 new members by June 30, 2024 a reality. AND…members who recruit new members during this drive can be eligible for great incentives!. Click here for details. 
Member Offers
Vitense Golfland Discount

All LPGA Amateurs Madison Chapter members receive a discount on range balls at Vitense Golfland! Mention the discount at checkout, and receive a discount on your purchase of a bucket of balls. You may be asked to show your LPGA Amateurs Member ID.

Member Access to 2024 LPGA Tour Events

New for 2024! The LPGA is partnering with Seat Geek regarding ticketing for some of the 2024 LPGA Tournaments. This partnership will change the way that LPGA Amateurs members access their complimentary LPGA Tour tickets at certain events as well as their discounted hospitality tickets!

A schedule will be published on the LPGA Amateurs website that indicates how members can claim their tickets for each LPGA Tour event. An email will be sent next week with this announcement.

For questions, please reach out to membership@lpgaamateurs.com
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