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

8 AM
Shula's Golf Course - 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes, Fl
$65 - members, $70 guests (Includes Golf, Lunch & Prizes)
Team Low Net with a "Twist"
Lunch (included) following golf at Shula's Steak 2 Restaurant
6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes
Guests (male or female) welcome!
Questions? Contact Jackie Cox

Chapter Events

Turkey Bowl 11-18--18
Event was held at Miami Springs GC.  Winning teams were Lynn & Dean Carlson, Jennifer West & Satoko Umeda and Jackie Cox and new member, Jery Goodkin-Dausey.  Betsy Powers won the 50/50.  

Halloween Howl 10-27-18

Teams played best net ball.  Winning team was Jackie Cox, Carolyn Caplan and guest Karen Schneeberger.  The orange "pumpkin ball" was rotated through the team members and the team that didn't lose the ball, got a prize.  (Team Jennifer Cox, Pat Vanderklaau and Marie Staebell).

Gulfstream Day at the Races 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!


Clewiston Sugar Bowl
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!

2018 Annual Holiday Event

Member News

Pink Lady 2018
The Miami Chapter of LPGA Amateur Golf Association was well represented at the Pink Lady Rally for the Cure event at Trump National Doral with all proceeds benefiting the Brahman Family Breast Cancer Institute.   First place low net winners were Jackie Cox, Mimi Lenio, Marie Staebell and Deb Ladig.  Other Miami Chapter participants were Jan Smith, Satoko Umeda, Lynn Carlson and Carolyn Caplan.  


Birdie Tree info

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 Fee: $35.00 (one time fee)
Green & Cart Fee: Shula's discounted fee for LPGA Amateurs members only - $31.03 
You do not have to join league to play on Saturdays; however, you will not be eligible for competition awards.
  • LPGA Amateurs members can invite guests (non-LPGA Amateurs member). 
  • Non-member guests can golf only 3 times. 
  • Guests must pay the current guest green fee and will not be eligible for competition awards.
  • League golf will be at Don Shula's Golf Course in Miami Lakes - Tee Times Vary 
  • Score cards to be submitted at end of round to League Chair
  • Registration will be through Constant Contact - emails sent the Saturday prior
  • Requirements: Valid USGA handicap 
  • Format: Various
  • Questions? Contact Jackie Cox



Dec. 08         tee times – 9:16, 9:24, 9:32
Dec. 15         8:00 Shotgun Start – Annual Holiday Event
Dec. 22         tee times – 9:16, 9:24, 9:32
Dec. 29         tee times – 9:16, 9:24, 9:32 


Jan. 05         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Jan. 12         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Jan. 19         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Jan. 26         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24

Feb. 02         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Feb. 09         tee times – 9:24, 9:32, 9:30
Feb. 16         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Feb. 23         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24

Mar. 02         tee times – 11:08, 11:16, 11:24
Mar. 09         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Mar. 16         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Mar. 23         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24
Mar. 30         tee times – 9:08, 9:16, 9:24

Apr. 06         tbd
Apr. 13         tbd
Apr. 20         tbd
Apr. 27         tbd

May 4th         8:00 shotgun – Chapter Championship 

League Play Winners

11/3/18:    Format - ONES -  Jennifer West won with low net of 34.  
11/10/18:  Format - Points -  Jackie Cox won with 48 points.
11/24/18:  Format -  T's & F's - Dee Dee Fischer won with a low net of 32

Chapter Championship

LPGA Amateurs Championship

The LPGA  Amateurs Championship was held at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fl the weekend of October 12.  Scramble team of Jackie Cox (Captain), Jennifer West, Cheryl Cordes and Jan Smith, and stroke players, Carolyn Caplan and KJ Tjon participated in this great event.  Approximately 2500 hundred players from all Chapters entered this event and 259 players advanced to the Finals!  

IMG_1368.jpgFrom left: Cheryl Cordes, Jackie Cox, Jan Smith, Jennifer West, Carolyn Caplan.  Missing - KJ Tjon

LPGA Amateurs Semi-Finals

The LPGA Amateurs 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 

Congratulations to dual member Carolyn Caplan (Miami/Cleveland) who advanced with team Hot in Cleveland at the Great Lakes Qualifier in Verona, NY and will attend the Finals in Horseshoe Bay Resort, TX November 2-3, 2018.


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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!