Welcome to the Miami Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association (formerly the EWGA).

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.

Since 1991, the LPGA Amateur Golf Association has touched the lives of over 85,000 women.  This not-for-profit membership association currently has nearly 20,000 members in over 120 Chapters throughout the United States along with International Chapters in Canada and Italy.  LPGA Amateur Golf Association offers a wide range of organized golf activities, player development and education programs, volunteer, social and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced golfers.

For more information, please contact our Member Recruitment Director, Jackie Cox.

2018/19  LPGA Amateur Golf Association Miami Chapter Board of Directors:
President - Carolyn Caplan
Member Recruitment Director - Jackie Cox
Member Services Director - Satoko Umeda
Events & Activities Director - Jan Smith
Finance & Records Director - Jennifer West
Communications Director - Carolyn Caplan
Marketing Director - Lynn Carlson

2017/18 Key Volunteer Positions:
Handicap Chair: - Jacqueline Cox
Chapter Championship Director - Pat Morrissey-Havlin

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our golf events, social events and golf clinics.  If you have any interest, please contact Carolyn Caplan.

Upcoming Events

ladies_day_.pngAt International Links - Melreese County Club
1802 NW 37th Ave., Miami


Gulfstream 4-7-18

Ft. Lauderdale members joined the Miami Chapter at the Gulfstream Race Track for a day a the races on April 7, 2018.  33 members and guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet, track side seating and our own named race and which we watched from the winner's circle.  And some serious betting went on as well!


Sugar Bowl Match Play Event

SWFL Amateur Golf Association hosted a Match Play event in at the Clewiston Golf Course.  64 members and guest played from SWFL, Manatee, Palm Beach and Miami Chapters.  The event was a lot of fun and we look forward to playing the fun course with lots of water and wicked greens again and making new friends!  Thank you Kerstin Koenig and the SWFL Chapter for the invite!


2017 Annual Holiday Event

The Annual Holiday Event at Shula's golf course on December 16 featured a fun team low net game with a "twist".  Questions were posed at each hole and the player with the winning answer (ex: who was the first off of the tee?) was the net score used.  Lunch followed at Shula's Steakhouse 2.  The merriment continued with numerous terrific raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Jackie Cox won the closest to the pin flag.  Birdie pins were awarded for birdies scored in 2017 EWGA play.  Jennifer West, Jackie Cox and Jan Smith led the pack with three during the year.  Carolyn Caplan and Satoko Umeda each had two and Pat Atkinson, Fina Ratto, Deb Ladig, Miki Boyer and Dana Aycock each had one.

The team of Maggie Tawil, Jackie Cox, Cindy Ackerman and Teri Krugman won with a net 61.  2nd place went to Lynn Carlson, Jennifer West, Satoko Umeda and Pat Vanderklauuw with a net 68. Since Jackie Cox had two birdies, the Jim Beam's cinnamon whiskey "Birdie Juice" was flowing for that team.

Thanks to all participants for contributing toy to the "Toys for Tots" donation.


Member News

Rally for the Cure 2017
The Miami Chapter of LPGA Amateur Golf Association was well represented at the Pink Lady Rally for the Cure event at Trump National Doral. Team of Lynn Carlson, Jennifer West, Satoko Umeda and Jan Smith won 1st Place Low Net!

If you score a birdie at any LPGA Amateur Golf Association Event or Miami chapter outing, including league play, please email your information to Carolyn Caplan. Include the LPGA Amateur Golf Association outing, course and hole, and we'll update the virtual tree on our website. The person with the most birdie's at the end of the year will receive a special prize at our Annual Holiday Event. See who's "hanging on the birdie tree" for 2018.



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Miami Chapter League Play


League Play Results:
11/4/17: Format was O.N.E.S. - Jackie Cox won with low net of 38
11/11/17: Format was T's & F's - Jackie Cox won with low net of 33
11/18/17:  "Turkey Bowl" - 4 ball team of 2
      Winners of Low Gross:  Cheryl Porter and Lisa Kovalsky with 81
      Winners of Low Net:  Satoko Umeda and Joy Wood with 62
1/6/18: Format score par 3's and 5's:  Jackie Cox won with low net of 30
1/13/18:  Format was points. Satoko Umeda won first with 40pt.  Jan Smith won second with 38 points.
1/20/18:  Format was 9 hole blind draw.  Jennifer West won first with low net of 33.
2/3/18:  Format was O.N.E.S.  Jennifer West won with net of 35 (tie breaker with with Satoko Umeda, Jackie Cox and Jennifer determined by low score on #1 handicap hole.
2/10/18: Format was Nassau.  Jan Smith won low front nine with net of 33 and low overall with net 68.  Jackie Cox won low back nine with net 32.
2/17/18: Format was Points.  Lynn Carlson won with a total of 44 points
2/24/18: Format was low net on par 3's and 5's and best net on any par 4.  Jackie Cox won with low net of 33.
3/2/18: Canceled
3/9/18:  Format was putts.  Jackie Cox won with 34 putts.
3/17/18: Format was ONES.  Satoko Umeda won with net 38.
3/24/18: Format was Pts.  Dana Aycock was the winner with 42.
3/31/18:  Format was total net on 3's and 5's.  Winner was Satoko Umeda with 33.

2017 Chapter Championship

The LPGA Amateur Golf League South and Central Florida Semi-Finals were held at the Jacaranda Golf Course in Ft. Lauderdale on 6-23-18.  Miami had seven members advance to the Championship Finals at the Innisbrook Resort in St. Petersburg, Fl the weekend of October 11 & 12.  The scramble team of Jackie Cox (Captain), Jennifer West, Cheryl Cordes and Jan Smith as well as low gross winner in the Championship flight, KJ Tjon, low gross winner in the 2nd flight, Dee Dee Fischer and low gross winner in the 4th flight, Carolyn Caplan, all advanced.  In addition, Lynn Carlson scored 2nd low net in the 3rd flight.  Well done Miami!!


Champions Cup

Champions Cup Qualifier

This year's Southern Qualifier was postponed due to Hurricane Irma to the weekend of Sept. 23-14.  It was played at the gorgeous PGA Golf Club at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie.  Miami had one team participating: team "Miami Vice" comprised of members Jackie Cox, Dee Dee Fischer, Jan Smith, Lynn Carlson, Cheryl Porter, Fina Ratto, Deb Ladig and Jennifer West.  Although they did not advance this year, all had a wonderful time playing in this fun Match Play competition.


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Pace of Play  
Being a short hitter isn’t the cause of slow play, being inaccurate however does add time to the round. What you do – or fail to do – between shots sets the pace of play, not the number of strokes you take.  Following the guidelines below will keep things moving along smoothly, earning you the approval of the marshal and the gratitude of the group behind you. 

Things you can do to keep up the pace of play:
• Before starting the round, load up your pockets with tees, divot repair tool, ball markers and an extra ball.
• Play “ready golf”: whoever is ready to hit, goes ahead – especially shorter hitters who can’t reach the group ahead.
• Develop a concise pre-shot routine and limit the number of practice swings you take.
• If you think your ball may be lost or out of bounds, hit a provisional ball, so you don’t have to go back.
• Limit the time you search for a lost ball.
• When riding a cart, drop off your partner at her ball and proceed to yours. If you’re the one riding along, take several clubs with you and start walking down the fairway after you’ve hit instead of waiting to be picked up.
• If you’re playing into the green, take your putter with you as well so you don’t have to go back to the cart.
• Leave your bag or cart on the side of the green that is towards the next tee.
Study your putting line while others are putting and hole out instead of marking your ball.
• The first one to put out, picks up the flagstick and replaces it when everyone is done.
• Don’t linger on the green to mark your score card. Proceed to the next tee and mark cards there.

And the best way to keep up the pace of play? Always, ALWAYS keep up with the group ahead of you!