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March 2024

President’s note:

One of the benefits of your membership is a subscription to GOLF magazine. There are lots of interesting article and “tips” within the pages of this publication. Here is one: Let’s talk about Pace of Play

Pace of play isn’t just how much time you take when you swing the club when it’s your turn on the tee or in the fairway. Instead of scrolling Tik-Tok, pick up your pace by caddying for your partner. While they size up their shot, shoot their number with the rangefinder. Fill their divots as they put their club away. Around the green - park your cart as close to the next tee as possible. Write your scores when you arrive at the next tee box-not while you are sitting on the previous green. And don’t wait to tell a story once you get to the tee. Tell it in transit. Pace of Play is about picking up five to seven seconds everywhere on the course.

Quoted from Golf Magazine-Julien Trudeau, Mackenzie Hughes’ caddie.


Be sure and check out all the Member Perk on the Member Clubhouse site.


For those of you who haven’t been to one of our social events, you really should try to put the next one on your calendar.

We really had a fun group of unique and entertaining personalities new members, old members, some prior board members and volunteers. it was great to see everyone. Jennie Taylor once again, did a fabulous job of putting together a fun filled action packed night of trivia, family, feud, and bingo!

Patty Gift 

LPGA Amateur Golf Association

SWFL Chapter President

2024 LPGA Amateurs SWFL Chapter Board Members

Welcome New Members!


Lisa Foster


Susanna Lawrence


Diane Dugger


Peggy Collins

EZ Facility Housekeeping

Please help us and avoid double bookings for chapter events.

If you are not sure if you have already signed up for an event, please follow these steps to check. 

Copy and paste this link ( please bookmark, if this is your first time) 

Events Schedule (

Login with your EZ credentials. (Please reload the page if the first sign in failed) 

Click on invoices and select closed invoices.

Make sure the "From" field next to your name is changed to "Past 30 Days". 

You can sort the date, starting with the latest sign up, by clicking the small arrow next to Bill Date.

If you like to see the actual event, please open the pdf file on the right hand side.

Thank you. 

2024 Winter Leagues

We have 4 Winter Leagues running for the 2024 season. Please note that there will be ONE email announcement each week with the upcoming play open for registration. Members need to take note of the Registration Open/Close windows for each event and sign up as registration opens. 

Please thank our League Coordinators listed below!

Remember to bookmark our Calendar & Registration Site:  

LPGA Amateurs SWFL Event Calendar 

EZ Facility Link

Tuesday - 9 & Wine @ Hibiscus

Tee Times start at 2:30pm, $68 rate

(Many go to Mulligan's for food and beverages after!)

League Coordinator: Mary Erickson

Wednesdays @ Quail Run 

Tee Times start around 12pm - $95 rate

League Coordinator: Peggy Meyerowicz

Saturdays @ Stoneybrook 

Tee Times start around 1pm - $95 rate (pay at course)

January - April every Saturday (excluding Chapter event dates)

League Coordinator: Mary Kaye Rueth

Saturdays @ Quail Village

Tee Times start around 1pm - $75 rate

Confirmed play dates are:

March16, 23, 30

April 6 & 20 

League Coordinator: Kerstin Koenig

Sugar Bowl 2024 in Clewiston

New Date is open for registration Saturday April 27th

9am Shotgun Start

We are pleased to announce the return of the Sugar Bowl in Clewiston.

This is a fun multi-chapter event with the following chapters playing: 

SWFL, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Treasure Coast Miami and hopefully a few more!

We have a 9 am shotgun start and a rate of $80 which includes:

Golf, Taco Bar Lunch, Cart Attendant Tips & Prizes

The format is a 2-person team scramble and in addition to team prizes, the chapter with the most wins takes home the Sugar Bowl; let's try to bring the Sugar Bowl Trophy back to SWFL! We will be using handicaps for prizes and you must have a verifiable handicap to participate in prize winnings.  

Registration and payment is made through the Golf Genius Portal. You will need to copy & paste the following URL into your web browser to register (don't wait, will fill up fast):

Here are the GG registration steps.  

  1. Login to your member clubhouse account 
  2. Select New Registration 
  3. Click on Member 
  4. Check your information and click on the Southwest Florida as your Sugar Bowl Chapter. Then click on the 2 checkboxes at the bottom of the page and then NEXT.  
  5. Next page:  Enter your billing information

You will receive a confirmation email

From your LPGA Amateurs SWFL Handicap Chair

World Handicap System Changes for 2024:

There are 3 key changes to the 

World Handicap System in the 2024 revision:

Course Rating for Shorter Courses

(750 yds for 9 holes - 1500 yds for 18 holes)

Use of Expected Score Differentials

for when 10-17 holes are played, introducing 

more flexibility to score posting.

(Must post Hole by Hole)

No more waiting on 9-hole scores to combine,

as they will count toward a player’s handicap index the very next day.

To learn more about these changes please go to

Thank You to our SWFL Chapter Sponsors
We Appreciate Your Support

Can’t Chip?

Check your set up

If you are standing more than a foot away from the ball on a short chip shot, you will tend to swing around your body. The shaft needs to be more vertical at address to make center face contact with the ball. This keeps the clubface “looking at the target” as you swing back and through.

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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