The Manatee Chapter has many local benefits for our members:
Our Chapter was formed in 1994 by Jan Wells along with other charter members. Over the years our chapter has grown its membership in the true spirit of LPGA Amateur Golf Association and in 2006, our chapter was awarded the Chapter of Excellence Award.
This year the Manatee Chapter is striving to be..Everything…that You want it to be. Tailor your membership to what benefits you want most. LPGA Amateur Golf Association can mean many things to you!! We hope you will enjoy and participate in the activities we have planned for you this year on and off the golf course.
Monday Night League Play (southern courses - TBA)
We have added a Monday night league for the southern members. The courses next year have not been decided. Keep your eyes out for those emails. This league is played mid April through the middle of October.
Thursday Night League Play and a chance to Socialize:
One of the best parts of membership in LPGA Amateur Golf Association (Manatee Chapter) is the fun we have at Thursday night league play at Tara. Play is always flighted according to skill level so while there is competition, there is always a lot of fun and encouragement.
After golf, we all return to the Tara Golf and Country Club grill room for drinks, dinner, prizes and a chance to talk with new and old friends.
Weekend Golf Dates:
We also have weekend golf which is great for those of you finding it difficult to play on Thursdays. We normally send out an e-mail blast to all of the membership that lets you know the date, place and cost of the course we will be playing. All you have to do is e-mail back and the member in charge takes it from there. We are very fortunate to play many different courses such as, Stoneybrook in Sarasota, River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Bent Tree, Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour, River Strand, Laurel Oaks and many others.
Golf Education and Instruction:
Golf instruction is offered at Tara Golf and Country Club for all Manatee Chapters members. We hold “Beginners Clinic” for all new golfers wanting to learn the game as well a variety of additional clinics throughout the season. Tara’s Female Golf Pro, Melissa (Missy) Williams is a member of our Chapter. For the southern ladies we have Susan Fasoldt who is the Director of teaching at Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club in Sarasota.
Socializing and Networking Events:
In addition to the chance to get together for dinner after League, we also sponsor many social and networking events which give us all an opportunity to make new business contacts, meet with other members and to enjoy a “girl’s night out” with our new and not so new friends that we have made.
Competitive and non-competitive golfing events held throughout the year
Including opportunities to play in our annual Chapter Championship, National Championship, Champions Cup and Match Play Championship
Summer Golf Membership at Tara Golf and Country Club
No annual fee and no food and beverage minimum – just great golf!
Great discounts at additional golf courses in our area, as well as local retailers and sponsors
Bring a Guest:
While you are sharing the EWGA with others, you're also helping to bring more women into golf. And, along with a chance to win great prizes, you're developing new golfing partners and friends, and giving your Chapter bragging rights! So bring a guest to league night…she can attend 3 times before having to formally join, but we think she will only need 1!!!
While we are a women’s organization, there are also many events where we welcome men to play. Look for “member and guest” events on the events part our website.
Plus All EWGA Memberships include the following:
Access to LPGA Amateur Golf Life Management System for an official USGA handicap index. Special discount offers from leading manufacturers and service providers
Free entry into all LPGA and Symtra tournaments
ClubCorp Member for a Day Program