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UPDATE to May 2024 e-Blast

Oops, we inadvertently left Mary Erickson‘s name off of our thank you for winter league coordination. Mary covered our Hibiscus league and we greatly appreciate her dedication to the chapter.

Thanks Mary, our apologies!

May 2024

President’s note:

If you thinks it’s been a while since you saw me out on the course, you are right, and it’s because I broke my foot recently. My intention was to make it to all of the end of league play events, but I wasn’t able to. I hope everyone enjoyed the winter leagues this year.

Once again, Michelle Riordan did a great job coordinating with our league volunteers. The on-site volunteers are of upmost importance. Thanks again go to Mary Kay Rueth, Peggy, Meyerowitz, and Kerstin Koenig.

I know I may be repeating myself, but we are looking for volunteers to serve on the board of directors and different committees. One of the committees that we really need someone to step up for is League Coordinator. As stated earlier, Michelle Riordan has done a great job, but she has served her time, and the board is looking for someone to step up. As with any of the positions that are open, we have lots of time to get someone on board and up to speed before taking over the position completely. I really hope you will consider a volunteer opportunity.

I’m also looking for someone to help out with sponsorships. Currently Jane Morris is developing a sponsorship program, but it would be great to have someone to help with this endeavor. Sponsorship monies would benefit as we could again subsidize some of our cost winter play, and possibly increased prizes, monies and awards. 

We are also trying to coordinate with the local high schools to create a support system for the young women in Collier and Lee counties that play for local schools.

If any of these programs are of interest, please reach out to me.

Patty Gift 

LPGA Amateur Golf Association

SWFL Chapter President

2024 LPGA Amateurs SWFL Chapter Board Members

Welcome New Members!


Jeanne Griffin


Na-Ann Williams

May Monthly Golf Event

Saturday , May 11th

Estero Golf & Country Club

We have 10 tee times beginning at 12:45 PM for $65

CLICK HERE for more information and to register

Summer Leagues 2024 - Starting in May

This is a fun time in SWFL as some of the semi-private and even private courses open their doors to public play AND at reduced prices.

This league will play on Thursdays each week and travel to different courses throughout the summer in Collier County and in Lee County from Daniels Parkway and south.

We look forward to seeing you at some exceptional courses throughout the summer months.  

Watch for further updates on the

 LPGA Amateurs SWFL Event Calendar

The Sugar Bowl is BACK in SWFL!

Congratulations to all players representing the SWFL Chapter in this year's Sugar Bowl. Thank you very much everyone for getting up early and making the drive to support this fun event.

It was a fantastic day at the Clewiston Golf Course. The sun was out, the wind was blowing and the greens were as tricky as ever. 

We had a total field of 40 players split between the East Coast ( Palm Beach, Broward and Miami ) and West Coast ( SWFL and Clewiston ) 

playing a 2 person scramble.

The lowest 7 net rounds per "Coast" counted towards the total score and the West Coast prevailed by a score of 516 to 530.

A big thank you to Michelle Mehan from the Palm Berach Chapter for setting up the event and collecting the money, 

to our Clewiston members for organizing the check in, the Clewiston Country Club for hosting us and Robbie Rush for handling the scoring. 

There were multiple score card play off to determine the individual team winners.

Low Net Winners:

1st Low Net - 69: Kay Rhee and Deborah Miller - West Coast

2nd Low Net -71: Keri Hoffman and Joan Kelley - West Coast

3rd Low Net - 73: Yenisse Cacho Negrete and Donna Currie - East Coast

Low Gross Winners: 

1st Low Gross - 75: Maureen Mahoney and Leslie Sponder - East Coast

2nd Low Gross - 77: Bonnie Blanchard and Peggy Emmart

3rd Low Gross - 81: Tia Toms and Donna Conway 

Closest to the Pin:

#2 - Peggy Emmart - West Coast 

#9 - Kay Rhee - West Coast

#13 - Keri Hoffman - West Coast 

#15 - Joan Kelley - West Cost

Mark your calendar. The date for next year's Sugar Bowl is set for 2/22/25. 



More Details to Come!

June Monthly Event

Saturday, June 29th Naples Lakes

July Monthly Event Sunday, July 28th

Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club

Tee Times start at 10a

From your LPGA Amateurs SWFL Handicap Chair

2024 SWFL Chapter

"Biggest Loser Handicap Challenge"

Open to all SWFL chapter members with a verifiable handicap.

If you use our chapter for your GHIN

handicap you are automatically entered

If you like to participate but have your GHIN handicap

hosted elsewhere, please send your handicap id # to

This year's challenge will run for 6/1 to 10/31.

All you have to do is play and post a minimum of 10 rounds

Winners will be announced at our annual

Kick-Off event in November

Thank You to our SWFL Chapter Sponsors
We Appreciate Your Support

Most Important Club

There is no club in your bag you use more than your putter and there is no club in your bag that will lower your score faster than your putter. Keep your putting routine simple with the main focus being the hole.

Important SWFL Chapter Reminders!

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation received before event registration close date: Refund, less $10 admin fee

Cancellation received after event registration close date:  Non-refundable

Chapter Event Cancellation:  Full refund/credit issued

Please note that we closely track Tropical Weather and league coordinators work closely with the courses to determine if a golf event should be cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. The determination will be made & communicated the day prior to the event and if cancelled, you will be issued a 100% refund or a credit for the rescheduled round.  

We do not typically cancel for general rain forecasts because in Florida it may or may not impact the course being played.  If you have rain / weather concerns, call the Pro Shop for course conditions but note that for a 100% refund, golf event cancellation must be made by the event coordinator.  

*Request for Cancellation should be sent to the league/fun play event coordinator *

Hole in One Insurance - Just $5!

Feeling Lucky!? The odds are 12,500 to 1 for an amateur golfer to get a Hole-In-One

The long standing tradition of celebrating with your fellow players includes picking up the bar bill for that celebratory round of drinks!

Don't risk it - your next round may be the one! We encourage you to purchase SWFL Chapter Hole-in-One Insurance for just $5! You can elect to participate at any time, and pay at any Chapter related event.

Names on THIS LIST have paid for the insurance

If your name is missing, please contact:

Credit Card Charges - IMPORTANT - Please Read!

All Event or League Play registration credit card charges

will appear on your credit card statement as:


When a Member 'disputes' a registration charge,

the Chapter is charged a $25 fee for each disputed transaction 

We ask you to please be mindful of this - going forward, the $25 fee for disputing a legitimate charge will be passed on to the member

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