LPGA Amateur

LPGA Amateur Golf Association

The golf course at Harbor Hills has enjoyed some exciting play recently. Connect-Learn-Play-Belong is the tagline of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, the recreational arm of the LPGA. It’s the largest amateur golf community in the world. National headquarters are located in Daytona Beach at LPGA International. The North Central Florida Chapter, formed in 2016, has multiple leagues in The Villages and over 100 members. Jeanne Rieker, Rhonda Rose and Glenna Riesterer are directors of the NCFL chapter.

Travel Sundays played at Harbor Hills are a group favorite. The annual Chapter Championship was recently held at Harbor Hills. Rieker explains that Harbor Hills Country Club is a choice locale. “It’s close to home,” she says, “with a challenging layout. We have a great relationship with the staff.” This is the perfect group for fun and getting to know your neighbors. Membership is open to all skill levels and all levels of play. For those of us who love the game for the fresh air, exercise and social opportunities, this group is ideal. For more information, log on to lpgaamateurs.com.

The PGA has partnered with its marketing services firm LOCALiQ to create a tournament for international members. The sixth of eight events was titled “The Challenge at Harbor Hills.” Toni Hakula, a PGA tour Latino America member, won the exciting challenge on October 2. Hakula birdied the 16th and 18th holes to win by just one stroke over Americans Cole Miller, Kyle Wilshire and Argentina’s Jorge Fernandez Valdes. Hakula was bogey-free on his final round 63 for a total of 17 under par.

Hosting a charitable golf event? Contact the Harbor Hills Pro Shop at 352-753-7711 for a complimentary tournament assessment.

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