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2012 WOMEN’S SEASON PREVIEW


2012 FSGA Women’s Championships Women’s Amateur

Weston Hills Country Club, Weston

May 7-11

US Women’s Open Sectional

The Oaks Club, Osprey

May 29

Women’s Senior Amateur

Fiddlesticks Country Club, Fort Myers

June 7-8

Girls’ Junior Amateur

Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto

June 11-12

Summer Mixed-Team

Hobe Sound Golf Club, Hobe Sound

June 30-July 1

Women’s Stroke Play

Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Orlando

July 6-8

Parent-Child

Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista

July 28-29

Women’s Four-Ball Stroke Play

Lake Jovita G & CC, Dade City

August 4-5

GA/FL Women’s Team Matches

Country Club of Ocala, Ocala

August 13-14

Women’s Four-Ball Match Play

Grand Harbor G & Bch C, Vero Beach

September 22-23

Fall Mixed-Team

MetroWest Golf Club, Orlando

October 6-7

SWATCA

Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto

October 22-24

Women’s Tour of Champions

Reunion Resort, Kissimmee

December 4

2012 USGA Women’s Qualifiers US Women’s Open Sectional

Plantation Bay G & CC, The Oaks Club, Osprey

US Women’s Amateur Public Links

The Links at Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach

June 3

US Girls Junior

Rio Pinar Country Club, Orlando

June 20

US Women’s Amateur

The Wanderers Club, Wellington

July 13

US Women’s Senior Amateur

BallenIsles Country Club,

August 15

US Women’s Mid-Amateur

Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota

Ormond Beach

West Palm Beach

May 15 May 29

August 29


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THE FSGA

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BOARD & STAFF

PLAYERS-OF-THE-YEAR

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29 POLICIES

ABOUT THE FSGA GET INVOLVED

5 WELCOME!

CHAMPIONSHIPS

26 CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

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2012 CHAMPIONSHPS

SOCIAL MEDIA!

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ONE-DAY EVENTS

MEMBERSHIP!

FLORIDA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION 8875 HIDDEN RIVER PARKWAY, # 110 TAMPA, FL 33637 813-632-3742


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Jim Applegate PRESIDENT Randy Briggs VICE PRESIDENT Chuck Phillips SECRETARY-TREASURER Tom Keedy IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

FLORIDA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION

Steve Carter DIRECTOR AT LARGE Beth Sholar DIRECTOR AT LARGE Jim Weick DIRECTOR AT LARGE DIRECTORS Tracy Allen Liz Breza Ted Burfeind Tony Capano Jan Demarco Tom Dudley Randy Elliott Bob Forward Kevin Hammer Sisi Hedges Jim Keedy Scrib Kelly Scott Kennedy Karen Korf Mallory Privett George Roat Brian Robideau Steve Sirbaugh Doug Snoap Mike Timbers Chris Wilmot Dick Young ADVISORY BOARD Bob Ethridge John Harrigan Roger Harvie Bill Hermann John Ives Dick Johnson Chip Landon Neil McGillicuddy Frank Strafaci Johnny Williams Rick Woulfe

Dear Members and Friends, Thank you for supporting this great game and the Florida State Golf Association. With such an exciting year ahead, we appreciate your continued patience and commitment through the transition. It is our goal to not only protect the game, but to provide you as many opportunities to participate in amateur golf. Please take a look through this online Member’s Guide to see what opportunities are available to you as an FSGA member. In 2012, the FSGA will conduct more than 450 days of competition including 34 state championships and more than 50 USGA qualifying events. In addition to the nine Women’s Championships, there will be more that 150 statewide One-Day Events open to women! Throughout the Men’s and Women’s schedules, the FSGA will be hosting events at some of the top golf courses in the state. Your commitment helps us preserve and protect this great game for future generations. The Florida Junior Tour continues to provide competitive and affordable tournaments for the state’s top junior golfers, and our Future of Golf Foundation benefits many of these juniors with college scholarships and travel assistance to national events. We hope that you will consider joining the FSGA as a Foundation Member so you may help us support the future of golf.

STAFF Jim Demick Peter Dachisen Tracy Dachisen Gary Donat Nick Fallon Darin Green Ken Hagamann Kevin Kasubinski Deborah Lamontagne Jeff Magaditsch Meghan Martinek Patrick Melton Jack Pultorak Aaron Skoviera Joe Stein Kara Beth Yancey Tom Zaras

Thank you for sharing our same passion for this game. We are looking forward to seeing you at an event soon! Kind Regards,

Jim Applegate FSGA President


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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jim Applegate

Randy Briggs

Chuck Phillips

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Tom Keedy

Steve Carter

Beth Sholar

Jim Weick

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tracy Allen Liz Breza Ted Burfeind Tony Capano Jan DeMarco Randy Elliot Bob Forward Kevin Hammer Roger Harvie Sisi Hedges Jim Keedy Scrib Kelly Scott Kennedy Karen Korf Mallory Privett George Roat Brian Robideau Steve Sirbaugh Doug Snoap Mike Timbers Bret Voisin Chris Wilmont Dick Young

ADVISORY BOARD Mark Carlson Bob Ethridge John Harrigan Bill Hermann John Ives Chip Landon Neil McGillicuddy Bill Missildine Ron Russo Jim Shupe Frank Strafaci Johnny Williams Rick Woulfe


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T H E F S G A S TA F F

Jim Demick

Peter Dachisen

Tracy Dachisen

Gary Donat

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS

DIRECTOR OF COURSE RATING

Debby Lamontagne

Nick Fallon

Darin Green

Ken Hagamann

CONTROLLER

TOURNAMENT MANAGER

DIRECTOR OF JUNIOR GOLF

REGIONAL MANAGER

Kevin Kasubinski

Jeff Magaditsch

Meghan Martinek

Jack Pultorak

MANAGER OF CLUB SERVICES

MARKETING & TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S GOLF

DIRECTOR OF RULES & COMPETITIONS

Aaron Skoviera

Joe Stein

Kara Beth Yancey

Tom Zaras

DIRECTOR OF GHIN SERVICES

GHIN REGIONAL MANAGER

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR


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ABOUT THE FSGA

Since 1913, the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) has been preserving and protecting the game of golf for future generations. We are here to serve Florida’s golfers of all ages and abilities. The FSGA is a volunteer-based organization that includes over 800 member clubs and over 200,000 individual members from across the state. The FSGA provides a variety of services to its member clubs, their members and the general golfing community of Florida. The association conducts more than 450 tournament days each year, including 34 state championships and over 50 days of USGA qualifying events.


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ABOUT THE FSGA

While conducting so many tournament days, the FSGA offers a variety of benefits and services to all Florida amateur golfers. These services, all of which are intended to preserve and protect the game of golf, include: •GHIN Handicap Service •Rules of Golf interpretation •Course Rating and measuring •Turfgrass research •Scholarships •Junior programs •Amateur status •Ratings & Rulings (Volunteer Newsletter •Inside the FSGA (Member Newsletter) In 2004 the FSGA launched the Florida Junior Tour for the benefit of junior golfers throughout the state. The FSGA organizes and conducts high-quality, affordable competitions for junior golfers in Florida. The tour continually emphasizes to the players the best values of the game including integrity, honesty and person responsibility. The junior golfers playing on the tour are some of the finest players in the country and the FJT serves as a proving ground for their future in the game. We encourage you to join the FSGA and help support our effort to promote, protect and preserve the game of golf for this and future generations!


2012 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS


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CHAMPIONSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

2012 Women’s Amateur Championship Weston Hills Country Club – Tour Course Fort Lauderdale, FL May 7-11, 2012 The 83rd Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at Weston Hills Country Club, created by world-renowned designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Weston Hills is home to two magnificent 18-hole golf courses and has been the proud host to the PGA Honda Classic (1992-1995), the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational (1992-2001), the LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions (1997) as well as various USGA qualifying events with the FSGA. Entries Close: April 18 Eligibility: Must be a female amateur member of the FSGA. And 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 dependant of a military personnel based in Florida on active duty. Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $245 (Championship Flight, qualifier) and $220 (Field Flights, non-qualifier). Entry fee includes cocktail reception the evening of May 8th. Cash bar. Championship Format: 18 holes of individual stroke play qualifying on Monday to determine Championship flight. Field flights will be predetermined based on handicaps. The first round matches will begin on Tuesday morning, with the second round matches and consolation matches to begin Wednesday morning. Quarterfinal matches will be played on Thursday morning followed by the semi-finals . Finals will be played on Friday.


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Past Women’s Amateur Champions 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Mrs. John L. Holmes 1981 Peggy Brass Mrs. Melvin Jones 1982 Lynda Brown Mrs. Lee Mida 1983 Leslie Shannon Mrs. Lee Mida 1984 Joan Ellis Mrs. Harry C. Dodge 1985 Leslie Shannon Mrs. Joe Holsinger 1986 Tammy Bowman Mary Rogers 1987 Leslie Shannon Mrs. Art Milea 1988 Pam McCloskey Mary Rogers 1989 Andrea Dornin Frances Owen 1990 Taffy Brower Mary Rogers Brantley 1991 Andrea Dornin Frances Owen 1992 Leslie Shannon Mrs. Mark McGarry 1993 Leslie Shannon Frances Owen 1994 Brenda Kuehn Frances Owen 1995 Cristie Kerr Mrs. C.H. Harting 1996 Marla Jemsek No Tournament – World War II 1997 Marla Jemsek No Tournament – World War II 1998 Marla J. Weeks No Tournament – World War II 1999 Terrell Italiano Mrs. C.H. Harting 2000 Taffy Brower Mrs. C.H. Harting 2001 Ann Pohira JoAnne Whitaker 2002 Taffy Brower Evelyn Odom 2003 Taffy Brower Emma Scalley 2004 Mary Ann Plunkett France Owen 2005 Gennifer Mendez JoAnne Whitaker 2006 Reggie Parker Mrs. C.H. Harting 2007 Mary Jane Hiestand Frances Owen 2008 Gennifer Mendez Grace DeMoss 2009 Alexandria Buelow Ann Middlemas 2010 Meghan Stasi Grace DeMoss 2011 Page Halpin Grace DeMoss Ann Middlemas Nancy Roth Mrs. H. Culverhouse Defending Champion: Marcia Mc Lachlan Page Halpin, of Osprey, Nancy Roth won the 2011 Women’s Phyllis Pruess Nancy Roth Amateur Championship Nancy Roth Syms defeating Ginger Howard Maureen Crum Nancy Roth Syms 3 and 2 at The Oaks Club. Ann Netsky In route to the finals, Elizabeth Pooley Page defeated Kerry Tammy Bowman Nicki Reuterfeldt Timm in the first round 7 Alice Dye & 5. In the second round, Alice Dye Evie Kirkland Halpin defeated Tovie St. Pat Meyers Louis 2 & 1. Leslie Shannon Debbie Raso Halpin advanced to the quarterfinals and upset Kim Alice Dye Keyer-Scott 2 & 1. In the semifinals, Halpin defeated Leslie Shannon

Robbi Howard in 19 holes to advance to the final match.


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CHAMPIONSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

2012 Women’s Senior Amateur Championship Fiddlesticks Country Club – Long Mean Course Fort Myers, FL June 7-8, 2012 Fiddlesticks’ Long Mean course is a Ron Garl design and among the top ranked courses in Florida. In 2010, Fiddlesticks was chosen to host southwest Florida's first USGA championship, the US Senior Women's Amateur. The club has also been home to several USGA and FSGA qualifiers, and will continue to be in the future. Entries Close: May 16 Eligibility: Must be age 50 or older as of June 7, 2012, and be a female, amateur member of the FSGA. Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $175 (Both Divisions). Entry fee includes lunch following play on the final round. Championship Format: 36 holes of individual stroke play. In the Championship Division, flights will be determined after the first round and it will be gross play only. In the Field Division, players will be pre-flighted based on their handicap index. The Championship Flight will compete for gross prizes only. Gross and net prizes will be awarded in each Field flight.


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Past Women’s Senior Amateur Champions 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Peggy Brass Peggy Brass Peggy Brass Peggy Brass Dede Hoffman Judy Schwanz Karen Ryan Barb Molley Barb Molley Karen Ryan Cynthia Hedley Shirley Budden Sharon Keil Chris Epperly Diane Lang Chris Epperly Taffy Brower Jan Phillips Diane Lang Diane Lang

Defending Champion: Diane Lang, of Weston, shot 73-75148 to win the 20th Women’s Senior Amateur Championship at The Wanderers Club, in Wellington. After the first round Lang was up by one shot over Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples. It was a tight finish in the final round with Lang shooting a 3-over par 75 to capture the championship by two shots over Hiestand. This was Lang’s third Women’s Senior Championship title.


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2012 Girls’ Junior Championship Black Diamond Ranch – Ranch Course Lecanto, FL June 11-12, 2012 The Ranch was carefully crafted to gently blend into its natural surroundings. Reminiscent of Pine Valley, the Ranch Course sports rolling fairways and dramatic elevation changes of over 100 feet. The Ranch's 16th, 17th and 18th holes “represent the three best finishing holes I've ever designed,” according to Architect Tom Fazio. Entries Close: May 23 Eligibility: Open to female amateur golfers ages 6-18 as of June 11, 2012. Entrant must not have reached their 19th birthday by June 12, 2012 and not attending college if graduated from high school. Players must be (1) a resident of Florida; or (2) a dependant of a military personnel or a military personnel based in Florida on active duty. Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: Ages 6 to 12 - $60; Ages 13 to18 - $95. Entry fee includes lunch on both days. Championship Format: 36 holes of individual stroke play for Regular (16-18) and Junior (13-15) Divisions. Age divisions 10-12 and 6-9 will only play nine (9) holes of stroke play each day.


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Past Girls’ Junior Champions 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

Roberta Albers Janey Woodworth Margo Michaelis Roberta Albers Laura Maclvor Laura Maclvor Tammy Bowman Cathy Duggan Tammy Bowman Vilma Haderer Elizabeth Pooley ----------------------------------Sharon Lang Mary Beth Murphy Marla Anderson Laurie Burns Denise King Debbie Thomas Nancy Macagnone Paige Dunlap Cheryl Morley Meg Cimino Kristen S. Klein Lisa Nedoba Michelle McGann

Defending Champion: Madison Opfer, of Plant City, captured the 51st Junior Girls’ Championship at The Innisbrook Resort North Course in Palm Harbor. Opfer claimed the prestigious Championship by carding a 65-79-144 to win the title outright.

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Michelle McGann Michelle McGann Justina Hopkins Dina Taylor Tricia Hew Kacie Myers Kacie Myers Cristie Kerr Criste Kerr Criste Kerr Robin Rhein Lavanna Davis Tammy Carter Tammy Carter Tammy Carter Tina Miller In-Bee Park So-Hyun Park Jacqui Concolino Vicky Hurst Dakoda Dowd Vicky Hurst Erica Popson Kristine Odaiyar Kaitlyn Price Madison Opfer


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2012 Summer Mixed Team Championship Hobe Sound Golf Club Hobe Sound, FL June 30 – July 1, 2012 The 2012 Summer Mixed Team Championship will be played at Hobe Sound Golf Club, a Joe Lee signature course designed around preserved wetlands and massive oak hammocks. Established in 1988, the magnificent 6,664-yard course has hosted multiple FSGA Mid-Senior Four-Ball South Championships.

Entries Close: June 13 Eligibility: At least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA. Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $385 (includes cart for Championship rounds) Championship Format: 36 holes of four-ball stroke play

Past Summer Mixed Team Champions 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Mary Kozak and Ryal Lancaster Event Cancelled Diane Lang and Doug Ritter Diane Lang and Doug Ritter Tama and KC Caldabaugh Diane Lang and Doug Ritter Michelle Hartnell/Samuel Martinez Michelle Hartnell/Samuel Martinez Jaime and Doug Ritter Jaime and Doug Ritter

Defending Champions: Doug and Jaime Ritter shot a combined total of 14-under par to win the 2011 Summer Mixed Team Championship . This is the 5th title for Doug and his second consecutive win with his daughter Jaime.


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2012 Parent-Child Championship Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista, FL July 28-29, 2012 Disney's Palm and Magnolia courses play host to the Children's Miracle Network Classic, a mainstay on the PGA Tour schedule for the past 30 years. Previous winners of the event include Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Lucas Glover, and David Duval. The FSGA’s Parent-Child Championship has grown to be one of the most successful events on the championship schedule. It is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the game while in a fun atmosphere.

Entries Close: July 11 Eligibility: Any parent and child of which at least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA. There is no maximum age limit for parent or child. Professionals can play but are not eligible for trophies or prizes in the regular division but are fully eligible in the junior division. Grandparents may also play with grandchildren. Championship Fee: 18 holer - $280 ($300); 9 holer - $140 ($160) - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap do not receive the $20 discount. Championship Format: For the 18 holer divisions, the format of play is 36 holes of Modified Alternate Shot stroke play. 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.


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2012 Women’s Stroke Play Championship Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, FL July 6-8, 2012 The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes provides golfers with an experience not typically found in Florida. The design, by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman, blends a variety of hazards to provide a challenging but fair test of a golfer's abilities.

Entries Close: June 13 Eligibility: Must be an amateur member of the FSGA Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $240 (Championship and Field Flight) Championship Format: 54 Holes of Stroke Play. Championship Division flights are determined after 36 holes of stroke play. Field Division players will be pre-flighted based upon handicap index.

Past Women’s Stroke Play Champions Defending Champion: Mitsuki Katahira, of Daytona Beach, shot 71-70710212 to defend her title at the 17th Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach.

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Clara Williams Dana Fawley Dede Hoffman Kim Balaskiewicz Taffy Brower Karen Ryan Ashley Hoagland Taffy Brower Ashley Lambert Natalia Nicholls Heather Hagerman Sharla Cloutier Page Halpin Ashley Aguilera Alexandria Buelow Mitsuki Katahira Mitsuki Katahira


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2012 Women’s Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship Lake Jovita Golf Club – South Course Dade City, FL August 4-5, 2012 Lake Jovita’s South Course is interwoven through lakes, ponds, valleys, hills, and lush vegetation make it a premier golfing destination. The course has been home to many FSGA qualifiers and championships, including the Junior Match Play Championship and Florida Open and Senior qualifiers.

Entries Close: July 18 Eligibility: Entrants must both be amateur members of the FSGA Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $375 Championship Format: 36 holes of four-ball stroke play. The lowest team score for 36 holes will be the Champion. If necessary, there will be a hole by hole play-off to determine the Champion.

Past Women’s Four-Ball Stroke Play Champions Defending Champions: Wendi Golden and Erica Schneider shot a 6667-133 to win the 21st Women’s Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship. Golden and Schneider sealed their victory on day two with a 4-under par 67.

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Flight Winners Only Flight Winners Only Flight Winners Only Debbie Drabinski/ Mary Ortelle Debbie Drabinski/ Mary Ortelle Sharon Gonsalves/Joanie Roberts Sisi Hedges/Tammy Bowman Terrell Italiano/Beth Williams Suzy Strock/Bessie Phillips Tammy Wilmont/Sisi Hedges Carrie Sordel/Kristin Tamulis Sisi Hedges/Julie Garner Patsy Ehret/Mary Jane Hiestand Mary Ann Plunkett/Taffy Brower Kim Goedecke/Nancy Smith Terrell Italiano/Debbie Mook Sang Janice Roberts Wilson/Wendi Golden Diane Lang/Wendi Golden Taffy Brower/Tama Caldabaugh Rhonda Ferguson/Carrie Rowe Wendi Golden/Ericka Schneider


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2012 Florida/Georgia Team Matches Country Club of Ocala Ocala, FL August 13-14, 2012 Leave the rest of the world behind as you experience a dramatic and exhilarating course with natural elevation changes, beautiful landscaped environments and impeccable playing conditions. The Country Club of Ocala has hosted numerous FSGA championships including the Boys Junior, Florida Cup, Mid-Senior Four-Ball, Mid-Amateur, and Amateur Match Play. Eligibility: Invitation only Championship Format: Teams play in one round of four-ball matches and one round of singles matches, scored in Nassau format. Teams: 12 members per team. Defending Champion: Georgia, 29 - 25


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2012 Women’s Four-Ball Match Play Championship Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club – River Course Vero Beach, FL September 22-23, 2012 The River Course, created by Joe Lee, is a masterpiece of course design woven into the remarkable native landscape. Situated along the Indian River, the course is visually stunning as well as athletically challenging. The 14th hole has become Grand Harbor’s signature hole, garnering international praise.

Entries Close: September 5 Eligibility: Entrants must both be amateur members of the FSGA Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $375 Championship Format: Five Nine-Hole Net Matches will be played for all Flights except the Championship Flight played at Gross . Three Nine-Hole Matches will be played on Saturday, followed by two Nine-Hole Matches on Sunday. Points will be awarded for all wins and ties.

Past Women’s Four-Ball Match Play Champions 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Annette Savorgnan/Shelley Savage Cathy Schaefer/Taffy Brower Sisi Hedges/Kay Close Leslie Smith/Shirley Trier MJHiestand/Diane Lang MJ Hiestand/Natalie McNicholas Terrell Italiano/Julie Garner Joanie Roberts/Leslie Smith Rhonda Ferguson/Carrie Rowe Diane Lang/Kim Keyer-Scott Lynda Case/Alison Reifers

Defending Champions: Lynda Case and Alison Reifers claimed the Championship Flight Title of the FWSGA 4-Ball Match Play Championship at Belleair Country Club, September 17-18, 2011.


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2012 Fall Mixed Team Championship MetroWest Golf Club Orlando, FL October 6-7, 2012 Opened in 1987, this Robert Trent Jones Sr. signature design continues to reign as one of the finest public golf courses in the Orlando area. The course features spring-fed lakes, mature native trees, expansive fairways and large, undulating greens strategically surrounded by sculpted bunkers. Unlike most Florida golf courses, MetroWest features 100-foot elevation changes that gracefully roll among water hazards and expansive bunkers. Entries Close: September 19 Eligibility: At least one entrant of each team must be a member of the FSGA. Handicap Index: No higher than 34 Championship Fee: $385 Championship Format: : 18 holes of four-ball stroke play on Saturday, and 18 holes of modified alternate shot on Sunday.

Past Fall Mixed Team Champions 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Bill Western/Ashley Hoagland Julia and Chris Taylor Mary Kozak/Ryal Lancaster Mary Kozak/Ryal Lancaster Sharon Baerenklau/Robert Good Diane Lang/Doug Ritter Therese Quinn/Alan Henderson Michelle Hartnell/Samuel Martinez Diane Lang/Doug Ritter Dan and Meghan Stasi Alexa and Kevin Hammer Therese Quinn/Alan Henderson

Defending Champions: Therese Quinn and Alan Henderson, both of Jacksonville, won the Fall Mixed Team Championship. It marked their second title for this event.


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2012 SWATCA Team Matches Black Diamond Ranch – Quarry Course Lecanto, FL October 22-24, 2012 The Quarry Course at Black Diamond is simply breathtaking. The 14th, 15th and 16th holes are carved over and around canyon walls and combine challenging shot making opportunities with more awesome views. Black Diamond’s Quarry Course was home of the FSGA’s 2011 Florida Open, as well as many other qualifiers and championships. Eligibility: Invitation only Championship Format: The first day consists of four-ball match play, the second day is a "Chapman's" foursome match play, and singles matches are played on the third day. One point is awarded for a match won, while a tie earns 1/2 point to each side. Each day's matches are determined the night before in a blind draw among the states and teams. Eight players from each team compete in a round from the Team Captain's selection. Teams: 8 members per team Defending Champion: South Carolina won with 12.5 points. Florida finished with a close second having 11 points.


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

2012 ONE-DAY EVENTS There are 150 One-Day events open to women, and nine are women only! The map below shows the different regions for One-Day Events. Please click the map to view the entire schedule and OneDay Event details, or go online at FSGA.org!

Men & Women One-Day Events (140+): •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. •Yardage: Approximately 5,000 yards •Format: 18 holes of individual net stroke play within the Women’s Flight. Players will play to 100% of their course handicap. Shotgun start.

Women Only One-Day Events (9): •Entry Fee: All women only One-Day events include lunch in the entry fee. •Eligibility: Must be a female amateur golfer with a GHIN handicap (34.0 or less for women). •Yardage: Approximately 5,000 yards •Format: 18 holes of individual stroke play or 18 holes of Four-Ball stroke play. Players must select which division they wish to compete in upon entry. Both divisions compete for Net and Gross prizes. The 1st & 2nd low net and gross winners of the event will move on to play in the Tournament of Champions. Shotgun start.

2012 Women Only One-Day Event Schedule : April 18th May 17th May 31st June 27th July 23rd August 24th September 5th September 27th December 4th *

Falcon’s Fire GC Lago Mar CC Hideout GC Belleair CC – East Course World Golf Village – King & Bear Golden Hills CC The Breakers – Reese Jones Sara Bay CC Reunion – Nicolas Course

*Tournament of Champions (Invitation Only)

Kissimmee Plantation Naples Belleair St. Augustine Ocala Palm Beach Sarasota Orlando


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

2011 PLAYERS-OF-THE-YEAR Amateur Player of the Year: Meghan Stasi Meghan, of Oakland Park, had a top 20 finish in the prestigious Harder Hall Championship, a top 10 finish at the South Atlantic Amateur Championship and made it to the quarterfinal round in the Ione Jones/Doherty Amateur Championship. She also tied for 2nd at the Women’s Stroke Play , made it to the quarterfinal round at the Women’s State Amateur Match Play, made it to the quarterfinal round at the North/South Women’s Championship and qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship, the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur, and was a member of the Florida Team at the USGA Women’s Team Championship.

Senior Player of the Year: Mary Jane Hiestand Mary Jane, of Naples, won the prestigious Ione Jones/Doherty Senior Amateur Championship. She finished second in the Women’s Senior, had a top 10 finish in the Women’s Stroke Play, and made it to the round of 16 at the Women’s State Amateur Match Play. Mary Jane was selected to represent the State of Florida on both the FL/GA and SWATCA teams, and she qualified, and eventually made it to USGA Women’s Senior Amateur Championship.

Junior Player of the Year: Robbie Howard Robbi, of Bradenton, finished in the top 20 at the Dixie Amateur Championship, in the top 25 at the AJGA Taylor Made Junior Championship, tied for 9th at the AJGA Webb Simpson Junior Championship, had a 4th place finish at the AJGA Florida Junior, and tied for 7th at the ArmourBite Junior Open. At the Junior PGA Championship Qualifier, Robbi tied for 1st. She also finished in the top 20 at the Girls’ Junior Championship and made it to the Semifinals at the Women’s State Amateur Match Play Championship.


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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 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! •Complete the Committee Information Form. •Once you have completed the Committee Member Form please return the completed form to the FSGA. Step 2: •Observe at a Tournament or Course Rating anywhere across the state. We make it easy for you to be involved! •Once we receive your Committee Member Form, 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.


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SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA Social media is a fun way to keep everyone connected, and the FSGA is looking forward to a lot of involvement and feedback on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We encourage each of you to follow our Facebook page by clicking “Like�, and please invite your friends! You may also follow our tweets! Click the logos below to go to our Website, Facebook, and Twitter!

Please tag yourself or your friends in photos from the 2011 season! The FSGA would like our friends to utilize Facebook during the 2012 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! 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: •GHIN Handicap – (Women only) Every woman member will automatically receive a GHIN Handicap with their membership if they do not already have one through their club. •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. •GolfWeek Subscription – All members receive a full year subscription to GolfWeek compliments of the FSGA.

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CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES

Entries are subject to rejection at any time (including during the event) by the FSGA. The reason for rejection may include false statement of handicap index, improper attire and/or unbecoming conduct. Any person whose entry is accepted shall be subject to the Rules and Conditions of Competitions set forth by the FSGA. In all FSGA championships, an official event may be constituted by reverting to the results of an earlier round. Eighteen holes may constitute an official event. Eligibility In order to participate in an FSGA tournament, you must: a) be a female b) be an amateur golfer c) be an individual member of the FSGA for the current year d) have a valid USGA GHIN Handicap Index of 34.0 or less e) meet the specific eligibility requirements of the tournament involved Exceptions – Membership is not required for the Girls’ Junior Championship. Residency – Contestants in the Women’s Amateur and Junior Girls Championships must meet one of the residency conditions below: 1) a person who maintains her permanent legal place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained, for a period of not less than four consecutive months prior to last day of the Championship; or 2) a student who physically attends a high school or college in Florida at any time during the four months prior to the last day of the Championship; or 3) a student who graduated from a Florida high school and who attends an out-of-state college but remains a legal dependent of a parent or guardian who meets the Florida residency requirement; or 4) a military personnel based in Florida on active duty, their spouse, and dependent children as of the date of close of entries. Entry Forms Entry forms for all Champions are available online at www.FSGA.org. There are no paper entries. Entry Priority In order to accommodate online entries, ALL COMPLETE ENTRIES for ALL EVENTS will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. In the event a FSGA Championship field (non-qualifying required) receives a number of entries that exceeds maximum capacity, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to hold open one spot for the defending Champion provided the defending Champion submits a complete entry on time. Should the defending Champion not submit a complete timely valid entry, the spot will be filled by an alternate.


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CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES

Entry Procedures All entries must be received by the Florida State Golf Association prior to 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date indicated. However, late entries will be accepted and placed on an alternate’s list to fill spots if they become available up until the time that the Tournament Committee establishes final pairings. Entries will not be accepted unless they are accompanied by the correct entry fee. Telephone and fax entries will not be accepted. Loss of Exemptions If a player turns professional, she loses any exemption(s) she previously earned as an amateur player with the FSGA. Tournament Information Information concerning practice rounds, course assignment, pairings, starting times, etc. will be mailed or emailed no later than one week prior to the event for those players opting for the paper or electronic option. Information will be posted at the FSGA website, www.fsga.org. If you have not received your information within five days of the event, it is YOUR responsibility to contract the FSGA Tournament Office. Do not call more than five days prior to the event. Handicap Verification All players must have a valid USGA GHIN Handicap Index of 34.0 or less, and will be ineligible if their handicap index cannot be verified. Withdrawals Players who have applied to participate in a FSGA event and wish to withdraw for any reason MUST withdraw through the FSGA website or notify the FSGA Office by email at championships@fsga.org or by telephone at (813) 632-3742 prior to the event. Players who fail to follow this procedure will be listed as a NO SHOW. No Shows A player who does not show up and does not notify the FSGA may, at the election of the Tournament Committee, have their entry rejected for any FSGA event for up to one calendar year. Refund Policy Requests for refunds received prior to the entry closing date will be honored (less $20 per entry administration fee). Requests received after the closing date will be honored (less 50% of the entry fee). No requests will be honored within 48 hours of the first scheduled tee time. Spikeless Policy It is a condition of the Florida State Golf Association that shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (when such metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green) are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition: Disqualification.


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CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES

Cart Fees and Spectators The cost of cart fees for Championships is included in the entry fee. Only participants may ride in carts. Neither caddies nor spectators may ride in a cart regardless of the availability of seating. There will be a maximum of two carts per group and a maximum of two people in a cart at one time. Each player’s golf bag must be on the cart and players should ride. Exception - Junior Girls Championship: All players must walk and carry their own clubs. Pull carts are permitted if course policy allows. Use of a caddie is prohibited. Based upon availability, spectators may be authorized to rent carts, but must follow the published policy (available on site). Spectator Attire Proper attire for spectators is requested at all times at the golf facility. Attire Proper attire for competitors and caddies is required at all times at the golf facility. Failure to comply may result in withdrawal of entry. The dress code prohibits tank tops, T-shirts, denim shorts, jeans, and short shorts. Bottom of shorts must be approximately four inches above the knee (as a measuring rule, shorts must come below the finger tips when arms are held to the side). All hats must be worn properly. Collared shirts or shirts specifically designed for golf must be worn and tucked in at all times. Girls may wear shirts with sleeves and no collar, but not sleeveless and no collar. This code supplements any course or club guidelines, which shall take precedence. Publicity and Promotion; Broadcasting By participating in FSGA Events you grant the FSGA and those acting with the FSGA, permission, authority and the permanent rights to use your name or likeness for publicity and promotional purposes. Participants understand that all media, including film, photographic prints, audio or digital files are the exclusive property of the FSGA. Participants in FSGA events waive their rights to inspect or approve all media produced by the FSGA and those acting on the FSGA's behalf. Participants waive their permanent rights to compensation for use of their name and likeness by the FSGA. Flighting If a flighted round is not completed by the entire flight, the flighting will be ignored for the purposes of prize distribution. Official Time The official time will be maintained at the starting tee(s) only. Return Checks All checks returned due to insufficient funds will carry a $30.00 service charge.


2012 FSGA Women’s Championships Women’s Amateur

Weston Hills Country Club, Weston

May 7-11

US Women’s Open Sectional

The Oaks Club, Osprey

May 29

Women’s Senior Amateur

Fiddlesticks Country Club, Fort Myers

June 7-8

Girls’ Junior Amateur

Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto

June 11-12

Summer Mixed-Team

Hobe Sound Golf Club, Hobe Sound

June 30-July 1

Women’s Stroke Play

Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Orlando

July 6-8

Parent-Child

Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista

July 28-29

Women’s Four-Ball Stroke Play

Lake Jovita G & CC, Dade City

August 4-5

GA/FL Women’s Team Matches

Country Club of Ocala, Ocala

August 13-14

Women’s Four-Ball Match Play

Grand Harbor G & Bch C, Vero Beach

September 22-23

Fall Mixed-Team

MetroWest Golf Club, Orlando

October 6-7

SWATCA

Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto

October 22-24

Women’s Tour of Champions

Reunion Resort, Kissimmee

December 4

2012 USGA Women’s Qualifiers US Women’s Open Sectional

Plantation Bay G & CC, The Oaks Club, Osprey

US Women’s Amateur Public Links

The Links at Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach

June 3

US Girls Junior

Rio Pinar Country Club, Orlando

June 20

US Women’s Amateur

The Wanderers Club, Wellington

July 13

US Women’s Senior Amateur

BallenIsles Country Club,

August 15

US Women’s Mid-Amateur

Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota

Ormond Beach

West Palm Beach

May 15 May 29

August 29


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2012 FSGA Women's Season Preview  

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