Ladies Golf Association to tee off

Kathy Mitchell sets her sights on the green during a weekly LGAFB tournament on the Belvoir Golf Club's Woodlawn Course. 

The Ladies Golf Association of Fort Belvoir welcomes new and returning golfers to the 2019 season with its annual Membership Meeting, March 25, 9-11 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club. 

Planners of the annual event aim to increase awareness of the organization in the community and invite female golfers to learn about the league and become active members. 

The LGAFB is open to all female golfers eligible for membership at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club. Weekly play is Tuesday mornings (shotgun-start format) from April 2 through October. Annual dues are $65 for 18-hole group play and $10 for 9-hole group play. 

The LGAFB, formed in 1957, gives female golfers a chance to share their enthusiasm for the sport in a socially competitive environment, according to a LGAFB press release. For weekly play dates, groups are comprised of players from various flights, based on handicap, and winners get recognized, based on their individual flights. 

The LGAFB also hosts several special tournaments at the Golf Club each year, including the Rally for the Cure tournament, which recognizes and contributes to Breast Cancer awareness; and the Member-Guest tournament, which gives members a chance to meet and interact with guests invited from a variety of golf clubs in the area. Other major events include the Member- Member tournament that allows competitors to share camaraderie with other LGAFB members; the Memorial Tournament, which recognizes those who have belonged to the organization in the past; and the Spring Match and Fall Championship between the league’s most accomplished golfers. 

LGAFB members can also meet, socialize and compete with their counterparts in local and regional events. 

The Virginia State Golf Association sponsors events throughout the state, and Fort Belvoir Golf Club’s membership in the Arlington-Fairfax County Golf League, comprised of 15 golf clubs throughout Northern Virginia, give LGAFB members a chance to represent Fort Belvoir in team matches in April and May and play in individual monthly tournaments, June through September. Locations are rotated among all member clubs. 

The LGAFB welcomes all interested female golfers to join the installation’s ladies’ group to play, compete, socialize and have fun every Tuesday throughout the season. 

For information email Ginger Poole or Susan Smith, LGAFB publicity chairs, at ginger. poole121@verizen.net or susan_ david86@hotmail.com