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September 2022


I am very excited to announce the following chapter members have accepted nominations to the Board of Directors for 2023.

President- Patty Gift

Patty has held multiple leadership roles within the Chapter. She has served as Chapter President. Patty’s guidance to me during my tenure as your President has been invaluable. Under her leadership, our Chapter will continue to be the best LPGA Amateurs Chapter!

Financial Director- Keri Hoffman

Keri has been working with our current Financial Director, Kathy Millard all year. Keri has a strong background in finance and will excel in this position.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our blast email last week, offering your assistance! It is much appreciated!

We still need to fill the open Board Position below. If you are interested, please contact me for more details:

Membership Chair

This is a Chapter Board position. In this position you would work closely with our Member Services Director. You would be responsible for reaching out to our new members to welcome them to the Chapter. You would be responsible for distributing membership information at various events

throughout the season, and ensure new members understand our policies, etc. Develop strategies on member retention/ promos/ etc. A thorough understanding of current Membership promotions from HQ is needed. This position requires that you attend monthly Board Meetings as scheduled by the President.

Have a wonderful September!

We hope to see you soon at one of our events!

Jackie Mazzanti

LPGA Amateurs Golf Association

SWFL Chapter President

2022 LPGA Amateurs SWFL Chapter Board Members

Welcome New Members!

366 Total Chapter Members

Cape Coral

Peggy Kedzior

Barbara Anderson

Ft Myers

Stephanie Wagoner

Laura Cesare

Ft Myers Beach

Peggy Scarpati

Lehigh Acres

Shelley Gogel

Marco Island

Nicole Wimsatt

Deb Sutphen


Susana Rogers

Karen Booth

Joan Hughes

Nancy Budd


Arie Kopman


Jeanne Goodrich

New York

Lisa Christon


Lucinda Rountree


Anne Chu


to Chapter Member Carol Sousa

on her Hole in One at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Ft Myers. #8

Saturday, August 20.

August 27th Event Recap -

Kensington 4-Person Florida Scramble

What a fun day! With thunderstorms threatening during our warm-up, by tee time it was warm, but dry, throughout the round. We 38 players competing in the Florida style scramble and all seemed to have a good time on the beautiful, yet challenging, Kensington course and at the awards presentation afterwards with great food, beverage and service. 

Many thanks to the volunteers; it's impossible to run these events without their assistance: Registration - Barb Ballard, Susie Opperman; Raffle Tickets - Peggy Wagner, Bonnie Blanchard; Photography - Stephanie Truchan; Scoring - Kerstin, Jennie. Also, thank you to Debbie Sheperd who lined up the course for us. Please be sure to check out our facebook page for pictures:

And the winners were: 

1st Low Net: 54

Bonnie Blanchard, Lisa Garrett, Dawn Pallett, Steph Truchan

2nd Low Net: 57

Gretchen Anderson, Laurie Chozen, Christine Fabretti, Nancy Stewart

1st Low Gross: 68

Patty Gift, Kerstin Koenig, Liz Rees, Jennie Taylor

2nd Low Gross: 69

Linda Creps, Pam Dionise, Gloria Pepin (3-person team)

Closest to the Pin:

#3    Dawn Palett      4' 6"                                

#8   Kerstin Koenig   4' 5"                                

#11  Marianne Meola   13' 1"                                

#14  Beth Marcotte    17' 1"        


Perseverance Award to the 3 person team of Sara Erikkson, Jackie Nary & Faith Matous

3 cash drawings with $100 to Kathy Millard, $200 to Laurie Chozen and $200 to Sara Erikkson


Congrats Ladies!!

Mark Your Calendar - September 25th 

Tri-Chapter Match Play Event!

For our September event, we'll be joining up with members of the Lee-Charlotte and Manatee chapters for a Match Play event.  

The event will be held on Sunday, September 25 at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice - a beautiful place to visit. We have a shotgun start at 9:30 and the cost is $80 including Golf, a Taco Bar Buffet and Prizes. 

Each chapter will field eight teams so space is limited to 16 players. To play, you must have a verifiable handicap; partner handicaps should be within 8 strokes or a handicap adjustment will be made. 

Watch for more details on our Calendar and an email announcing when registration opens.

End of Summer Golf Social

PGA Superstore Naples

PGA Superstore Naples ~ Thursday September 29th ~ 5:30p-8:30p


Enjoy a fun-filled evening of golf skills contests and specially discounted shopping for all your golf needs.

Complimentary appetizers and beer/wine/seltzers provided, along with door prizes, rules trivia, raffles and much more.

Registration details will be sent by email very soon so don’t miss out on the chance to attend this special event, show off your skills, meet new members, socialize, and have some fun!

Registration is just $10, and your guests are welcome to join you so hope to see you there!

Handicap Reminder 

As card carrying USGA handicap members (everyone that holds a GHIN or Golfnetwork #) one of your responsibilities is to post all scores, "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" as soon as possible after you finish the round. We have checked over the last weeks and found that most of you are doing a fantastic job - Thank you.

For those of you that rather forget about your round, please don't.

This is reminder of the main areas of a player's responsibility 

  1. A player is expected to:
  • Act with integrity by following the Rules of Handicapping and to refrain from using, or circumventing, the Rules of Handicapping for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage,
  • Attempt to make the best score possible at each hole,
  • Submit acceptable scores for handicap purposes as soon as possible after the round is completed and before midnight local time,
  • Submit acceptable scores to provide reasonable evidence of their demonstrated ability,
  • Play by the Rules of Golf, and
  • Certify the scores of fellow players.

We have a few fun competitions coming up and a verifiable handicap is needed to participate. Please don't lose out. Thank you. 

For any questions, please contact Kerstin at  

Save the Date - October 15 -16

Chapter Championship

2-day Chapter Championship Event

October 15-16 at Estero Country Club

Stay tuned for further details

Save the Date - October 27 

Witches Tea

Details to come in early October

Save the Date - Tuesday, November 15th

Season Kick-Off Dinner & Social 

Wyndemere Country Club, Naples

Tuesday November 15th  ~ 5:30 – 9pm

You won’t want to miss this!

Make plans to attend our season opening dinner as we introduce the new Board members, present Annual Chapter Awards, and announce the wide range of Chapter activities planned for the upcoming season.

Includes a 3 course served dinner, drink ticket and much more.

Get together with our new members and connect with old friends, and those returning from summer travels.

Fabulous raffle prizes and guest speaker (to be announced).

In the Spirt of the Season we will be collecting your donations of non-perishable pantry items for those less fortunate.

Registration opens on October 15th so please watch for details

Summer Leagues are In Process

Enjoy the fabulous courses while you can; summer leagues will end in mid-October. Many thanks to the league coordinators noted below as well as their course coordinators - Terri Martell & Peggy Wagner - who have been calling on the courses and arranging the play. 

Our summer schedule has registration open 7 days prior to play and closing 4 days later to allow time for league coordinators to prepare pairings and meet course requirements for pairing details. 

Please refer any questions related to the calendar of events or registration to Michelle Riordan @

Questions regarding the league events should be referred as follows:

Tuesday Summer Golf - Judy Freiberg (

Thursday Summer Golf - Suzi Ward (

Please be sure to bookmark our Calendar which is updated frequently:  

SWFL LPGA Amateurs Event Calendar

Note that you can always register from the Calendar using the Click Here link (as long as registration is open).

Winter Leagues are Coming

Winter season will be here before we know it and league play is being worked out with league play starting in early November. We're currently planning on a 9-hole league @ Hibiscus, and 18-hole leagues at Quail Run and Stoneybrook. Stay tuned for further details.

Thank You to our SWFL Chapter Sponsors
We Appreciate Your Support

Tempo Is a Good Playing Thought

Under pressure, many golfers begin to rush their golf swings. When the tempo of the golf swing changes, it disrupts the rhythm necessary for consistency and repeatability. These changes make it almost impossible for a golfer to properly time the position of the clubface through the impact zone.

A change in tempo will create a change in ball flight! Consequently, a great playing thought is to maintain the tempo and rhythm of your golf swing. The more consistent you are in replicating your own swing tempo, the more likely you will have the rhythm and timing to hit consistent golf shots.

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:

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