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2018

Women’s Season Preview

Quail Creek Country Club, Naples


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CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

2018 FSGA Women’s Championships Championship

Date

Entries Close

Location

Women’s International Four-Ball

February 13-14

January 24

The Wanderers Club

Women’s Four-Ball

March 17-18

March 7

LPGA International

Senior Amateur

April 3-4

Mid – Amateur

April 21-22

Women’s Shoot-Out *NEW*

May 19 -20

March 21

CC of Ocala

April 4

Sugar Mill CC

May 2

Piper’s Landing Y&CC

Women’s Amateur

June 13-17

May 30

The Falls Club

Summer-Mixed

June 23-24

June 6

River Strand G&CC

Girls’ Junior

June 27-29

June 13

Bent Pine GC

Amateur Stroke Play

July 6-8

June 20

Junior Match Play

July 16-19

June 27

Parent – Child

July 21-22

July 4

Walt Disney World

Southeastern Challenge

July 30-31

Invitational

Amelia Island Club

Junior Team

August 4-5

July 18

Sandridge GC

Florida Open & Senior Open

August 10-12

June 27

Quail Creek CC

September 15-16

August 29

Club Pelican Bay

Mixed Shoot-Out

October 6-7

September 19

Senior Amateur Match Play

December 3-5

November 14

Net Stroke Play

Ritz-Carlton GC - Orlando The Forest CC

World Golf Village Mission Inn


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CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

2018 USGA Women’s Qualifiers Championship

Date

Entries Close

US Women’s Open

May 31-June 3

April 25

Qualifiers

US Senior Women’s Open Qualifiers

US Girls’ Junior Qualifiers

US Women’s Amateur

May 4 May 14 May 17

July 12-15

Qualifiers

July 2 July 12

US Women’s Mid-Amateur

Sept. 22-27

Qualifier

US Sr. Women’s Amateur Qualifier

US Women’s Four-Ball (‘19) Qualifier

May 23 June 6

June 20

November 12

The GC of Tennessee Mark Bostick GC Hobe Sound GC

August 1

Norwood Hills CC Bent Pine GC

August 22

September 17

April 27-May 1

Poppy Hills GC The Yacht & CC The CC of Winter Haven

August 16

October 6-11

Chicago GC LPGA International - Jones

June 18 June 25

August 6-12

Shoal Creek Sugar Mill CC TPC Prestancia Seagate CC

June 18

July 16-21

Location

Orchid Island G&BC Vero Beach CC

August 15

Timuquana CC LPGA International - Jones


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CONTENTS

CHAMPIONSHIPS

11 CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE FSGA

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ONE-DAY EVENTS

BECOME A CLUB DELEGATE

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GET INVOLVED 31 VOLUNTEER!

FSGA Scholars!

37 MEMBERSHIP

FLORIDA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION 12630 Telecom Drive TAMPA, FL 33637 813-632-3742


The Falls Club of The Palm Beaches Lake Worth, FL Host site to the 2018 Women’s Amateur Championship


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NEW UPDATES FOR 2018 New Championship Women’s Shoot-Out May 19-20, 2018 Piper’s Landing Country Club – Palm City, FL Two person teams playing 18 holes of scramble-style golf and 18 holes of four-ball (two person, best ball) stroke play. Championship Division is gross only while the Middle Division plays both gross and net and a shorter yardage.

New Rules & Policies •

New Caddie Policy (Opens only): There is no longer a restriction on who may caddie in the Florida Open, Florida Senior Open & Florida Women’s and Senior Opens. Restrictions still apply in most other competitions. Local Rules: Some minor changes are being made to the FSGA Hard Card (Local Rules in effect at all FSGA events)

Modified Formats • • •

Florida Women’s & Senior Open: Florida residency is no longer a requirement; although out-of-state players will pay a separate entry fee. Parents and guardians are allowed to caddie for this event only. Women’s Amateur: Extended from a four to five-day event, allowing a larger match play bracket. The Top 64 players will advance to match play. Mixed Shoot-Out: Teams will have the option between the Middle Division (6,300 for Men & 5,500 for Women) or the Forward Division (5,800 for Men & 5,000 for Women)

Points & Rankings •

The number of points earned at several USGA and FSGA championships has been adjusted. Some have increased while some others have decreased based on the historical strength of field and other factors. Also, points will be awarded for the new championships being held in 2018. Points are also being awarded to the 9-10 & 1112 age divisions of the Florida Junior Tour as well.


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Women’s International Four-Ball Championship The Wanderers Club – Wellington, FL Tuesday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Please Join us for the 71st Women’s International Four-Ball to be conducted at The Wanderer’s Club in Wellington, Florida. This historic championship is being held at one of the finest clubs in Palm Beach County and is the last stop for the Orange Blossom Tour. The Orange Blossom Tour consists of the Harder Hall, Sally and the Jones/Doherty. The Wanderer’s Club is maintained in exceptional condition and is excited to host this championship. Entry Fee $500 (Per team) *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, Monday evening’s cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvre (cash bar), breakfast and lunch during Tuesday and Wednesday’s rounds, tee gift and gift certificate prizes.

Championship Format The format of the Championship will be 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, commonly known as a two-person, best-ball. Teams may choose which division they wish to compete in upon entry; the Championship or Middle Division. The overall Women’s International Four-Ball Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score. Handicap Limit Must have a valid Handicap Index of 18.0 or less at time of entry. Divisions & Yardages Teams may choose to compete in one of the following Divisions:

Championship Division - 6,000 yards approx. (Gross Only) Middle Division - 5,300 yards approx. (Gross & Net)


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Women’s Four-Ball Championship LPGA International – Daytona Beach, FL Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 18, 2018 Entries close on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Eligibility • Entrants must both be female amateur members of the FSGA. • One entrant must be at least 16 years of age as of the first day of the Championship. Entry Fee $380 (Per team) *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, a player luncheon after the first round, an awards luncheon following play on Sunday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Handicap Requirements Each player must have a valid Florida USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0. The course handicap differential between partners may be no more than eight (8) strokes. If the differential is more than eight (8) strokes, the higher course handicap will be reduced to allow for the difference. 95% of handicap will be used. Championship Format 36 holes of gross four-ball stroke play in the Championship Division. 36 holes of gross and net four-ball stroke play in the Middle and Forward Divisions. The overall Women’s Four-Ball Champion will be the team from the Championship Division with the lowest 36-hole total score. Divisions Teams may select which division they wish to compete in upon entry. Championship Division - 6,000 yards approx. (Gross Only) Middle Division - 5,500 yards approx. (Gross & Net) Forward Division - 5,000 yards approx. (Gross & Net)


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Women’s Senior Amateur Championship Country Club of Ocala – Ocala, FL Tuesday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Eligibility Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA and have reached 50 years of age by April 3, 2018. Divisions & Approximate Yardages Players must be 65 years or older as of April 3, 2018 to be eligible to play in the Super-Senior Division, if they so choose. There will be both a Championship and Field Division in each age bracket. Players must select which Division and Field they wish to compete in upon entry. Senior Championship Division - 5,800 yards approx. (Gross) Senior Field Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Gross & Net) Super-Senior Championship Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Gross) Super-Senior Field Division - 4,900 yards approx. (Gross & Net)

Entry Fee $190 *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, awards luncheon immediately following play on Wednesday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Championship Format 36 holes of individual stroke play. In the Senior Championship Division and Super-Senior Championship Division it will be gross play only. In the Senior Field Division and Super-Senior Field Division, players will be pre-flighted based on their individual handicaps as of the March 15, 2018 revision. All Field flights will compete for gross and net prizes.


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Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

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Sugar Mill Country Club – New Smyrna Beach, FL White/Red Courses Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Eligibility Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA and have reached 25 years of age by April 21, 2018. Entry Fee $160 *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, awards luncheon immediately following play on Sunday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Handicap Limit Must have a Florida USGA GHIN Handicap not exceeding 34.0. Championship Format 36 holes of individual stroke play. The Championship Division will compete for gross prizes only, and the Middle and Forward Divisions will compete for both gross and net prizes. The Championship Division will not be flighted. Generally, divisions of more than 14 players will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of competitors and/or the range of individual handicaps. The Middle and Forward Divisions will be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps as of the April 15, 2018 revision. Divisions & Yardages Players may choose to compete in one of the following divisions: Championship Division - 5,900 yards approx. (Gross Only) Middle Division - 5,500 yards approx. (Gross & Net) Forward Division - 5,000 yards approx. (Gross & Net)


Sugar Mill Country Club Host Site to the 2018 Women’s Mid-Amateur


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Women’s Amateur Championship

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The Falls Club of The Palm Beaches – Lake Worth, FL Wednesday, June 13 - Sunday, June 17, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, May 30, 2018 The Women's Amateur Championship is the oldest and most prestigious event on the Women's Championship schedule. In its 89th year, past champions include the names of Cristie Kerr, Meghan Stasi, Taffy Brower, and other notables.

Eligibility Must be (1) a resident of Florida (reside in Florida at least 4 months per year, have otherwise established legal residency or graduated from a Florida high school and presently attending an out-of-state college); or (2) a military personnel or a dependent of a military personnel based in Florida on active duty. Entry Fee $160 ($170 Non-GHIN) *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, player’s luncheon following play on Thursday, lunches for players during Saturday and Sunday match play days, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Handicap Limit Must have a USGA GHIN Handicap not exceeding 14.4. Championship Format 36 holes of individual stroke play qualifying on Wednesday and Thursday. Field will be cut to the low 64 players for the Championship match play field. In the case of a tie for the 64th seed, there will be a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff. The hole will be determined by the Committee. The Round of 64 matches will be played on Friday morning followed by the Round of 32. The Round of 16 matches will take place Saturday morning followed by Quarterfinal matches in the afternoon. The Semifinal matches will begin Sunday morning and the Final 18 hole Championship match will take place that afternoon. Course Set-up 6,100 yards (Approximately)


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Summer Mixed Championship River Strand Golf & Country Club – Bradenton, FL Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24, 2018 Entries close on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Eligibility At least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA, and both players MUST have a valid Florida USGA GHIN Handicap. Entry Fee $320 per team *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, awards luncheon immediately following play on Sunday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes.

Handicap Limit Must have a Florida USGA GHIN Handicap not exceeding 34.0. Championship Format 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. Divisions & Yardages Teams may select which Division they wish to play in. However, tees may NOT be mixed within the team. Championship Division: Men - 6,500 yards/ Women - 5,700 yards (Gross & Net) Forward Division: Men - 6,000 yards/Women - 5,000 yards (Gross & Net) Tee Times Round One - 8:00 AM Shotgun Round Two - 8:00 AM Shotgun


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Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship

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Bent Pine Golf Club – Vero Beach, FL Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 29, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Eligibility Open to female amateur golfers 18 and under as of June 27, 2018. Entrants must not have reached their 19th birthday by June 27, 2018 and must not be attending college if graduated from high school. Players must be (1) a resident of Florida; or (2) a dependent of a military personnel or a military personnel based in Florida on active duty. Entry Fee $120 (ages 13-18)

Championship Format • Ages 13 to 18: 54 holes of individual stroke play for both the Regular (16-18) and the Junior (13-15) Divisions. All players will play 18 holes each at Bent Pine Golf Club and Vero Beach Country Club on Wednesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 28th. • After 36 holes, the field will be cut to approximately the low 70 players and ties. The final 18 holes will be played on Friday, June 29 th at Bent Pine Golf Club. Course Set-up The approximate yardages are: 16-18 years - 6,000 yards 13-15 years - 5,700 yards


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Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes – Orlando, FL Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Eligibility Must be (1) a resident of Florida (reside in Florida at least 4 months per year, have otherwise established legal residency or graduated from a Florida high school and presently attending an out-of-state college); or (2) a military personnel or a dependent of a military personnel based in Florida on active duty. Entry Fee $160 ($170 Non-GHIN) *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, awards luncheon immediately following play on Sunday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Handicap Limit Must have a Florida USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 14.4 as of the July 1, 2018 revision. Championship Format 54 holes of individual Stroke Play. Championship Division There will be only one Championship Division, competing for gross prizes only. The overall 2018 Champion will be the individual with the lowest 54 hole total score. In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the Champion. Course Set-up 6,000 yards (Approx.)


Club Pelican Bay Naples Host site of the 2018 Women’s Net Championship


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Parent-Child Championship

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Walt Disney World Golf – Lake Buena Vista, FL Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, July 4, 2018 A tradition in Florida for more than 20 years, the FSGA Parent-Child Championship includes men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Parents and Grandparents are eligible to play with their children and grandchildren, in one of the multiple age divisions, which allows everyone to participate! Eligibility • At least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA. • There is no maximum age limit for parent or child (13 & older – 18 holes) • Professionals can play and are only eligible for trophies or prizes in the junior division (12 and under - 9-holes). • Grandparents may also play with grandchildren. Ages • Child must be 13 or older as of July 22, 2018 to compete in the Regular Division (18 holes). The Regular Division is broken into the following age divisions: Ages 18 & under, 19-28, and 29 & older. • Child must be age 6 or older as of July 22, 2018 to play in the Junior Division (9 holes). The Junior Division is broken into the following age divisions: Ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. • A child 6-12 years of age can move up to the Regular Division, but a child age 13 or older may not move down. Entry Fee 18 Holes - $280 ($300 without GHIN discount) 9 Holes - $140 ($160 without GHIN discount) Championship Format 9 Hole Format: The format of play for the Junior Division is Modified Alternate Shot using Stableford scoring each day. Both players hit tee shots from their respective tees. Both players then hit the second shot with the other's ball. After the second shot, the team chooses which ball it will use to complete play of the hole hitting the chosen ball alternately for the remainder of the hole. 18 Hole Format: The format of play is 36 holes of Modified Alternate Shot stroke play. The lowest total for 36 holes within each division will be awarded the Champion.


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Florida Women’s Open & Senior Open

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Quail Creek Country Club – Naples, FL Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Eligibility Open to female amateur and professional golfers. You do not have to be a Florida resident. Entrants choosing to compete in the Open Division must have a valid Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. Entrants choosing to compete in the Senior Open Division must be at least 50 years of age as of the first day of the Championship and have a valid Handicap Index not exceeding 9.4.

$50,000 TOTAL PURSE

Entry Fee $300 – Florida Professionals $200 – Florida Amateurs $500 – Out-of-State Professionals $400 – Out-of-State Amateurs Buffet lunch following each round is included in entry fee

Championship Format 54 holes of individual stroke play to be played over three days. Each division will have a separate cut line. The number of players making the cut in each division will be based on the ratio of Open players to Senior Open players at the start of round one. The lowest score for 54 holes will determine the Champion for each division. Estimated Purse The purse will be distributed between the Open and Senior Open divisions based on entries. Prize money will only be paid to those players that make the cut and complete the final round of play. Professionals eligible for the Senior Open Division, but choosing to compete in the Open Division, are only eligible for prize money in the Division selected upon entry. Amateurs will receive their payment in the form of gift certificates redeemable to Quail Creek Country Club. Course Set-up The approximate yardages are: Open Division - 6,300 yards Senior Open Division – 5,800 yards


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Women’s Net Championship Club Pelican Bay – Naples, FL Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Eligibility Open to female amateur golfers, at least 18 years of age as of September 15, 2018. Entry Fee $160 *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, awards luncheon immediately following play on Sunday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Handicap Limit Must have a Florida USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0 as of the September 1, 2018 revision. Championship Format 36 Holes of individual net stroke play. Players will be pre-flighted based on their current handicap index as of September 1, 2018. Generally, divisions of more than 14 people will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of competitors and/or the range of individual handicaps. Course Set-up Players may select which division they wish to compete in upon entry. Middle Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Net) Forward Division - 4,900 yards approx. (Net)


Bent Pine Golf Club – Vero Beach Host Site To The Girls’ Junior June 27-29, 2018


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Mixed Shoot-Out Slammer & Squire – World Golf Village – St. Augustine, FL Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 2018 Entries Close Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Eligibility At least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA, one entrant must be 16 years of age as of the first day of the Championship, both players must have a valid Florida USGA GHIN Handicap not exceeding 34.0. as of the September 15, 2018 revision Entry Fee $320 (Per team) *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, awards luncheon immediately following play on Sunday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes. Championship Format Saturday: 9 holes of scramble format & 9 holes of modified alternate shot Sunday: 18 holes of four-ball stroke play Championship Field Size 96 players, 48 teams

Course Set-Up Middle Division: Men - 6,300 yards/ Women - 5,500 yards (Gross & Net) Forward Division: Men - 5,800 yards/Women - 4,900 yards (Gross & Net)


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Women’s Senior Amateur Match Play Championship Mission Inn Resort & Club – El Campeon Course – Howey-in-the-Hills, FL Monday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Entries close Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Eligibility Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA and have reached 50 years of age by December 3, 2018. Divisions, Approximate Yardages & Flights • Championship Division • One flight of 16 players • Two flights of 8 players • Middle & Forward Division • Two flights of 8 players Championship Division - 5,800 yards approx. (Gross) Middle Division - 5,400 yards approx. (Net) Forward Division - 4,900 yards approx. (Net) Entry Fee $190 *Entry fee includes competitive rounds and cart fees, player luncheon immediately following play on Monday, tee gift, and gift certificate prizes.

Championship Format • Maximum field of 64 players. • Individual match play with consolation flights for all divisions. • Championship division will play gross match play. • Seeded by an 18 hole stroke play seeding round. • Middle and Forward divisions will play net match play. • Seeding done by Handicap Index as of November 15, 2018 • Pre-flighted


O N E - D AY E V E N T S

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ONE-DAY EVENTS There are over 190 One-Day events open to men and women! The map below shows the different regions for One-Day Events. Please click the map to view the entire schedule and One-Day Event details, or go online at FSGA.org!

NEW FOR 2018 Women’s Four-Ball One-Days Grab a friend and come play in our net women’s four-ball one-day events throughout the state. We will be hosting five different events, one in each region of the state, that include lunch and gift certificate prizes! Players can choose from two divisions: Middle – 5,200 yards Forward – 4,900 yards Eligibility: Must be an amateur golfer with an FSGA/GHIN handicap (24.0 or less for men and 34.0 or less for women). First time players without an established GHIN handicap will be eligible to compete, but not for prizes. Women’s Yardage Approx. 5,100 yds. Individual Format: 18 holes of individual net stroke play within the Women’s Flight. Women’s payout will be NET, then Gross. Gross payout begins when 4 players are in the flight. Players will play to 100% of their course handicap. Shotgun start. Men’s & Women’s Four-Ball Format: Multiple sites in each region will be designated as a four-ball events for both men and women. Shotgun start. Gross & net prizes awarded in women’s divisions. Pairings Requests: ALL players may request their pairings group for the event! Please email your request to onedays@fsga.org.


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C L U B D E L E G AT E

BECOME A CLUB DELEGATE We are in need of your help getting the word out! That’s why we are recruiting you, an FSGA member, to be the Club Delegate for your home club. The Club Delegate Program is designed to encourage better communication and coordination between the FSGA, USGA and its member clubs. It is our hope that members will be more informed about what this association does and what benefits we offer to members. As a Club Delegate, you will act as a liaison for the FSGA and USGA and share information with other members at your club. We will provide you all relevant information, such as tournament calendars and entry forms, by means of email and mail. The FSGA will be in contact with you several times throughout the year. Responsibilities of being a Club Delegate include: • • • •

Posting all pertinent correspondence Speaking with Club Staff to publish FSGA events in newsletter, website, etc. Talk with fellow members about FSGA activities Communicate with the FSGA about any concerns or questions

We look forward to establishing a relationship with every club in the state and with your help, this can be achieved. Interested in being a Club Delegate for your club? Call us at 813-632-3742 or email jenna@fsga.org for information today!


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VOLUNTEERS

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! The FSGA is proud to have one of the largest and finest volunteer based golf associations in the country. FSGA Committee Members act as tournament volunteers and/or course rating volunteers. There are many volunteers that participate in both and help us a great deal. And we would love you to be a part of what make us so successful! If you are interested in becoming an FSGA Committee Member, please complete the following steps: Step 1: Contact Tracy Dachisen at the FSGA office at (813) 868-5816 for additional information about becoming an FSGA Committee Member. She will gladly answer any questions you have! Step 2: Observe at a Tournament or Course Rating anywhere across the state. We make it easy for you to be involved! We will help you coordinate a day to volunteer in your area with your desired interest. Step 3: After these initial steps and you feel you want to continue volunteering with the FSGA, we ask that you join the FSGA as a member and support the state golf association. Once you have completed all of the above steps, you will receive your official welcome letter, FSGA volunteer uniform and additional volunteer and training information. We look forward to you joining the Florida State Golf Association. If you have any questions or would like to receive any additional information about becoming an FSGA Committee Member, please feel free to contact the FSGA at (813) 632-3742.


P L AY E R S - O F - T H E - Y E A R

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2017 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Amateur Player of the Year: Meghan Stasi A familiar face on the Player of the Year front, Meghan Stasi captures her seventh title, setting a record for most awards won by a female golfer. This past Tuesday marks the end of a successful year for Stasi, as she fought her way to the Round of 16 at the US Women’s Amateur Championship, ultimately being defeated by none other than our Senior Player of the Year, Mary Jane Hiestand. Earlier this year, Meghan finished tied for second with her sister in the Four-Ball Championship and later qualified and made it to the Round of 32 in the US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Her steady play continued as she captured yet another state Mid-Amateur title, continuing her streak of being crowned Champion every year that she has competed in it (2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017). Rounding out her summer, Stasi made it to the Round of 16 in the State Women’s Amateur, teed it up at the US Women’s Amateur and took home the Summer Mixed title with her good friend Kevin Hammer.

Accolades • Amateur Player of the Year: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 • Amateur Champion: 2012, 2010 • Mid-Amateur Champion: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013 • Women’s International Four-Ball Champion: 2014, 2013, 2010 • Summer Mixed Champion: 2017 • Mixed-Shootout Champion: 2014, 2009 • U.S. Women’s Mid Amateur Champion: 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006 • U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball: 2016 (Round of 16), 2015 (Quarterfinals)


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2017 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR Senior Player of the Year: Mary Jane Hiestand Fresh off the plane as the Runner – Up at the US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Mary Jane Hiestand, of Naples, claims her sixth Senior Women’s Player of the Year title. Hiestand made her way to the Quarterfinals of the US Women’s Mid-Amateur by defeating her opponent 5&3 in the Round of 64, winning 1-up in the Round of 32 and making an impressive comeback in the Round of 16 against 4-time Champion and fellow 2017 Player of the Year Meghan Stasi. She did not stop there, winning her Quarterfinal match in 19 holes and then sinking a 48 foot birdie putt on the 19th hole to earn her spot in the finals. After a long week of golf, Hiestand pushed her way through the final match, ultimately finishing Runner-Up to Kelsey Chugg, 3&1. Earlier this fall, Hiestand competed in another National Championship, making it to the match play in the US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Along with a Top 5 finish at the Inaugural Florida Women’s Senior Open, Mary Jane finished tied for sixth at the Senior Amateur, and tied for fifth at the Florida and International Four-Ball Championships. Hiestand added another trophy to her case this past December, capturing her second Women’s Senior Match Play Championship.

Accolades • Women’s Senior Player of the Year: 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012, 20111, 2010 • Women’s Amateur Player of the Year: 2007 • Women’s Senior Amateur Champion: 2016, 2014, 2013 • Women’s Senior Match Play Champion: 2016, 2014 • USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur: Runner-Up (2017)


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2017 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

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Junior Player of the Year: Taylor Roberts With an impressive 14,113 points, Taylor Roberts, of Parkland, is the 2017 Girls’ Junior Player of the Year! Taylor had one of the most dominant years of any Florida Junior Tour player in recent memory. She competed in seven Florida Junior Tour events this season, finishing no worse than T-3. She has won the last four FJT’s in which she has competed. Over the summer she finished T-3 at the AJGA Daniel Berger Championship and a solo third in the State Girls’ Junior Championship. She has recently verbally committed to play golf for Florida State University. The highlight of Taylor’s year came in the end of July when she qualified for the US Girls’ Junior Championship at Boone Valley GC in Augusta, MO. Rounds of 78-72 qualified her for match play as the 60th seed. Taylor would ultimately make it all the way to the Semifinals! Most impressively, during her Round of 16 match, Taylor took down the 25th ranked Amateur in the world! Congratulations Taylor on a fantastic season. Accolades • Girls’ Junior Player of the Year: 2017 • US Girls’ Junior Championship: Semifinalist (2017) • Florida Jr Tour Victories: 4 • 2017 AJGA Daniel Berger Championship: T-3 • Committed to play at Florida State University


SOCIAL MEDIA

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Please tag yourself or your friends in photos from the 2018 season! The FSGA would like our friends to utilize Facebook during the 2018 year. We will constantly be posting updates, pictures, and a variety of content. If you have any questions for the staff or participants, feel free to write on our wall or send us a message. We are here to help! Please keep us posted on anything exciting you are doing (pictures, stories, etc.), whether golfing or not! Share with us! We are excited for a great year!


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JOIN THE FSGA! Join the FSGA and support the many great things we do for the game of golf in Florida! As a member you will able to participate in the Women’s Championships, One-Day events, Rules of Golf Seminars, and even volunteer at any FSGA event. Also, other services include the GHIN Handicap System, course rating and measuring, junior programs, scholarships, turfgrass research and Rules of Golf seminars. By joining the FSGA, you will receive many tangible items, but most importantly you will be supporting golf in Florida. Some things you will receive include:

•Bag Tag – Every member receives an engraved personalized bag tag. •Newsletters & Website – You will receive the FSGA newsletter, “Inside the FSGA” as well as other mailings throughout the year. This website is a valuable tool for all members and volunteers. You can sign up for tournaments, view results, shop in our pro shop and much more. •Tournament Eligibility – Having a Regular Level Membership or above, you are able to enter all FSGA competitions. •FSGA Logo Merchandise – Members can shop in our online pro shop and all Foundation Members will receive a Future of Golf Foundation golf shirt.


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