March 2024
Meet Your 2024 Chapter Leadership!
Every month, we'll introduce you to a member of the Madison Chapter's leadership team. This month, get to know our Treasurer, Megan Diggles!
Q: How and when did you start golfing?
A: I started golfing when I started at my current role with Park Bank about 2 years ago. I was told if I wanted to be a banker, I better learn to play!

Q: When did you join the LPGA Amateurs and how long have you been on the Board of Directors?  
A: I joined LPGA Amateurs last year and am brand new to the board.

Q: What is your favorite golf memory?
A: My favorite golf memory was this past year at Nakoma Golf Course. I was playing a scramble at the Ronald McDonald House Charities event with a team of my women coworkers. It was my first time playing with a team of all women I work with, and we had such a blast!

Q: What is something on your golf bucket list?
A: My bucket list item is to play a course outside of Wisconsin! 

Q: What is your favorite thing about the Madison chapter?
A: My favorite thing about the Madison chapter is that I get more opportunities to play all the courses near me and meet other women who live in the Madison area, as well.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not golfing?
A: I like to spend time with my family, cook new meals, and work on puzzles.
Renew Your Membership Now to Access League Registration!
Price Increases After March 31
You do not want to miss out on all the FUN the LPGA Amateurs has planned for next year! If you haven't already, here is a friendly reminder that now is the time to renew your LPGA Amateurs Membership for 2024!

Membership is required for Madison Chapter League registration (opening March 22).

Reminder: all 2023 memberships expired on 12/31/23 and members have until 3/31/24 to renew at the regular rate before being charged the rejoin rate. Those who haven't renewed their membership are considered no longer current. Members must be current in their dues to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events, and to receive complimentary access to LPGA Tour Events.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you again in 2024!
2024 Tee Off Party
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Join us to "tee off" the 2024 golfing season! Members who attend will have priority access to league registration. You can also meet our chapter sponsors, learn more about local golfing options, and get a preview of chapter events for the season! There may even be a chance to win some raffle prizes!

The Tee Off Party will be held on Thursday, March 21 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. Doors open at 5pm, with the program starting at 5:30pm.

Early registration through March 15: $20
Late registration March 16-March 20: $25
Day-of registration at the door: $30
Nominate Our Next Charity Partner
The time has come to nominate the next charity that we will support with our annual charity outing in 2025 and 2026! If you have a charity in mind that you think would be a good fit for our chapter, please send your nomination to our email,, with the subject line "charity nomination."

If your charity is selected, you will serve as the head of the charity outing board for the 2 years that the LPGA Amateurs Madison Chapter works with your charity.

We look forward to learning about all of the charities that are important to you!
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! 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

Thursday, March 28

Thursday, April 11

Thursday, April 25

Registration coming soon!
Instructional Clinics with Change Golf Instruction
We are partnering with Sue Shapcott, PhD, PGA of GB&I and the instructors of Change Golf Instruction to offer learning clinics in May at pricing exclusive to LPGA Amateurs Madison members!

For only $20, you will receive small group instruction with a teaching professional in one of the following areas:
  • Swing mechanics
  • Pitching and sand
  • Chipping and putting
  • Driving

You can register for one area that needs improvement, or register for all of them to overhaul your entire golf game!

View clinic dates and register through the Change Golf Instruction website here!
Format of the Month
Learn to play a new format of golf, stableford! Stableford is great for team or individual play and can be handicapped.

Stableford is a form of stroke play where players are awarded points based on their score each hole, rather than counting strokes. The round is won by the player or team with the most points.

For example:
Double bogey or worse=0 points
Par=2 points
Birdie=3 points
Eagle=4 points

Find more information on this rule, including how to take an unplayable ball in bunkers, at the USGA website!
2024 League Registration Opens March 22
Check out our website for details of our 2024 leagues!

League registration will open first to members who attend the Tee Off Party on March 21. Registration will open to all members on March 22.

You must be a member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association to register for leagues.
LPGA Amateurs Team Championship Registration Opens March 14
Phase 1 registration for the 2024 LPGA Amateurs Team Championship will open on Thursday, March 14 at 1:00pm EST and closes on Monday, March 18 at 11:59pm EST. This popular event will be held on June 14-15 at Bayonet and Black Horse in Seaside, CA. Click here for more event details.

Reminder: all 2023 memberships expired on 12/31/23 and members have until 3/31/24 to renew at the regular rate before being charged the rejoin rate. Those who haven't renewed their membership are considered no longer current. Members must be current in their dues to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events.
Women's Golf Day Outing
Tuesday June 11, 2024
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Women's Golf Day Outing is being held at the newly renovated TPC Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 11, 2024! Celebrate women in golf at this one-of-a-kind course with us! More information and registration will be announced as the outing approaches.
Keep a Handicap Index!
Track your scores and obtain a handicap! The Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA) hosts a handicap system for our state. The membership fee is $40 if you signup or renew directly with the WSGA. LPGA Amateurs Madison Chapter has negotiated an arrangement with the WSGA and the annual cost is reduced to $26. The membership runs during the calendar year.  Click here to renew or signup and receive the discounted rate.

More information on handicaps, including why you should keep one, is available on our website!
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 for more information and to get added to our team of volunteers!
LPGA Amateurs Member ID
The process to obtain a digital Membership ID has changed and we are using the Virtual Community instead of ID123. 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 - if you choose to use the Digital Version, you do not have to take a screenshot as you can just login to the Virtual Community on your mobile device and go to your profile to present your Member ID. To learn how to create a website shortcut on your mobile device for the Virtual Community that looks and works like an app, click here.

Please note that a 2024 LPGA Amateurs Member ID or the printed ID card will be needed to access some member benefits, including entry to LPGA Tour events in 2024. Information regarding the process to access each of the 2024 LPGA Tour events is available here.
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
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