Sacramento Chapter

LPGA Amateurs - Sacramento Chapter

Feb 12, 2019, 13:00 PM
Chapter Full Name : Sacramento
State : CA
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2020 Kickoff February 16, 2020
A special thank you to photographer Toni Gomez



Want to find out more about joining?  Need more information?  Click HERE.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and direction from the State of California, we are canceling all events through April.  Check back here for updates.


2020 Event Calendar
12-Month Calendar
(Events will open 4-6 weeks before event start)
 

The Registration Calendar will Return When Group Activities are Safe

 


October 1, 2020

2020 New NCGA/PWGA Membership  



2020 Year at a Glance

Download trifold PDF, print and fold. Now you have your 2020 Year at a Glance.


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are signing up for events, please SIGN OUT of Golf Genius.  Don't just close your browser, actually click the link to SIGN OUT.


2020 League GGID's:
     Mix It Up League - 2020MixItUp

Cal Cup and Participation Points
     Cal Cup Qualifying Process
     Member Participation Points Process
     Monthly Updates:  Coming Soon


Policy LInks
Refund Policy PDF
Code of Conduct (PDF)


Rules Bag Tag (PDF)


Casual Play

Monday Day
This 9-hole league continues year round every other Monday in Roseville.  Contact Kathy McKenzie if you are interested in the twice monthly play in Roseville. 

Tuesday "Days"
It's casual 18 holes and always fun!!  If you are interested in golfing during the day on Tuesdays, contact Sharon Blume. No weekly commitment required.  

Thursday Afternoon/Evenings
Casual 9-Hole Play after work at Haggin Oaks, Arcade Creek and the first 9 holes of the MacKenzie course.  Tee times start at 5:30pm.  Contact Linda Reid to be added to weekly email.  No weekly commitment required.  After golf dinner/drinks at the MacKenzie Grille. Play begins in April. 

Fun Friday Play at Haggin Oaks 
(open to LPGA Amateur members)
Casual 9-Hole Fun Play on Friday mornings at Haggin Oaks.  Contact Linda Reid to be added to weekly email.  No weekly commitment required.  Play is year-round, weather permitting.


HANDICAP INFORMATION

To Post Your Scores click the system below where you maintain your handicap index.

-----Sign In to LPGA Amateurs to post your scores.  GolfNet or GN21 is the system that LPGA Amateurs provides to members.
 
-----NCGA is the authorized organization of USGA for handicap indexing in Northern California.  You must be a member of NCGA or PWGA to use this system.

-----GHIN is the USGA handicapping network.  This covers all organizations that belong to this network.  The NETWORK does NOT include GolfNet/GN21.

For questions and more information
Contact:  Handicaps@lpgaamateurssacramento.com

NCGA and PWGA Members
Information about Women's Golf for members:  Click NCGA/PWGA

Forms:
NCGA/PWGA:  Hole in One
2020 Play Day Entry Form


Member Benefits

2020 New Member Discount

Take advantage of 15% off your first year’s membership dues. Membership is pro-rated this year as LPGA Amateurs converts to a calendar cycle. Example: Classic member joining in March only pays $85 (10 months x $10/month – 15%). This offer expires June 30, 2020. Each membership category has it's own discount code. Contact our Membership Director, Sheryl Sookman, at membership@lpgaamateurssacramento.com to receive the correct discount code.

  • Classic Member                             $120
  • Senior Member (65+)                    $ 85
  • Young Professional (18-35)           $ 65
  • Military (Active, Retired, Veteran) $ 65

Golf & Group Lessons at Haggin Oaks

  • Haggin Oaks, our home course, provides each new member with a certificate to play one 18-hole round of golf on their MacKenzie Course or two 9-hole rounds on their Arcade Creek Course. All current members receive a similar certificate when they renew during 2020.
  • Receive a 25% discount on group lessons offered by the Northern California Institute of Golf at Haggin Oaks. Contact Membership Director for discount code. 

Member Benefits

  • LPGA Amateur Golf Association provides members with discounts from 25 different golf partners. This list includes discounts on clothing, accessories and equipment from companies such as Cutter & Buck, Golf Galaxy, Corkcicle, and Orange Whip. There are discounts on travel packages to Pinehurst and several private golf courses worldwide. You also receive complimentary access for yourself and one guest to all LPGA, Symetra, and Legends Tour events in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Check out the complete list of discounts under “My Offers” when you login to your account.

VolunteerHands
Volunteer to be part of our CHAPTER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

We're in need of 10 to 15 volunteers to be part of our Chapter Communications Group.  You'll help by sending an email each month to remind members whose membership is up for renewal. In addition, you'll reach out to fellow LPGA Amateur members about three times a year, to personally invite them to participate in special events such as the Kickoff, Swing for the Girls, and our End of the Year Celebration.

It'll take up very little of your time each month, plus you'll have the opportunity to engage with members you might not otherwise - and might even find some new golfing partners!  Most importantly, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you made an important contribution to the continuing success of the Sacramento Chapter of LPGA Amateurs Golf Association.

Here are the answers to some questions you may have:

WHEN?  Chapter Communications volunteers will be asked to contact at most 10-15 chapter members each month to remind them when their membership is up for renewal, and periodically invite and encourage their participation in a specific event - for example, the Annual Kickoff Brunch or a sponsor's social event.

WHERE?  Calls and emails can be made from the comfort of your home - or anywhere else that works for you.

WHY?
  We want to ensure that EVERY member benefits from all the events, special activities and FUN we have to offer.  While our chapter's growth and retention rates were among the highest nationally last year - and our annual surveys have shown a high degree of member satisfaction - we are committed to doing even better this year.  We particularly want to reach out to new members so that they feel welcome, understand the various events and have an opportunity to ask questions.

So, what are you waiting for?  Email Sheryl Sookman, Membership Director, at  Membership@LPGAAmateursSacramento.com and let her know that you'd like to join the Chapter Communications Group!
 
VolunteerHands
Phone It In!  
Volunteer to be part of our "PHONE TREE" Posse

We are in need of 10 to 15 volunteers to be part of our Phone Tree Posse.  Help make telephone calls to fellow LPGA Amateur members and personally invite their participation in golf, education and special events throughout the year, and send a reminder email when membership renewals are due.

It'll take up very little of your time plus you'll have the opportunity to engage with members you might not otherwise - and might even find some new golfing partners!  Most importantly, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you made an important contribution to the continuing success of the Sacramento Chapter of LPGA Amateurs Golf Association.

Here are the answers to some questions you may have:

WHEN?  "Phone Tree Posse" volunteers will be asked to contact at most 10-15 chapter members each month to remind them when their membership is up for renewal, and periodically to invite and encourage their participation in a specific event - for example, the Annual Kickoff Brunch or a sponsor's social event.

WHERE?  Calls and emails can be made from the comfort of your home - or anywhere else - that works for you.

WHY?
  We want to ensure that EVERY member benefits from all the events, special activities and FUN we have to offer.  While our chapter's growth and retention rates were among the highest nationally last year - and our annual surveys have shown a high degree of member satisfaction - we are committed to doing even better this year.  We particularly want to reach out to new members so that they feel welcome, understand the various events and have an opportunity to ask questions.

So, what are you waiting for!  Email Sheryl Sookman, Membership Director, at  Membership@LPGAAmateursSacramento.com and let her know that you'd like to join the Phone Tree Posse.

Refund Policy

Our refund policy can vary based on the type of event and circumstances.  Our general and preferred practice is to fully refund members, less any processing fees incurred by the Chapter, whenever we can.  However, there are some situations in which it may not be possible.  Some events require a minimum number of participants to hold the event (i.e., skills-based training).  A cancellation could possibly result in an event being cancelled due to lack of sufficient numbers.  Others, such as a catered event, require a final number guarantee at least a week prior to the event; cancelling less than seven (7) days before the event would result in additional cost to the chapter. 

Event requiring a minimum number of attendees

You may request to cancel your pre-paid registration for a refund, less any processing fees incurred, if cancelled a minimum of three (3) days in advance of the event.  This gives us a chance to fill your spot.  Any cancellation request received short of the three-day (3) minimum will be contingent upon finding a substitute.

Event requiring a final attendee guarantee

If the event is one that requires a final attendee guarantee for catering (for example, our Kickoff and End of Year Member Recognition events), a cancellation and request for a refund, less any processing fees, requires a seven-day (7) notice.  Any cancellation request received short of the seven-day (7) minimum will be contingent upon the chapter confirming a substitute for your spot. 

The Board of Directors reserves the right to sole and absolute discretion in all refund amounts.  When you register for an event, you agree to these terms.

January 2020



Consent to Use Photographic Image Release Policy
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Chapter events and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, or digital and social media of such events and activities.  
 

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The LPGA Amateurs Golf Association (“LPGA Amateurs”) enjoins upon its members rigid observation of this Code of Conduct in the understanding of the shared privilege of the LPGA Amateurs and its members to be welcomed by private clubs and courses for social events and tournament play. At any time, and particularly on site at any official competitive tournament events, members share the responsibility of demonstrating exemplary conduct, sportsmanship, and courtesy at all times. Further, members are reminded that LPGA Amateurs’ members represent the Ladies Professional Golf Association (“LPGA”), its tour players, Teaching & Club Professionals’ members, Girls Golf members and fellow LPGA Amateurs’ members. All members should conduct themselves in accordance with standards of good citizenship, good moral character, and good sportsmanship and shall not do anything detrimental or prejudicial to the bests interest of the LPGA or LPGA Amateurs or the sport of women’s golf. Behavior contrary to this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Any abuse or disrespect of a fellow member, competitor, TOPS team member, official, spectator, host facility staff, LPGA Amateurs’ staff, or any other person involved in conducting or attending an LPGA Amateurs’ event, regardless of the type of event, may be grounds for warning, penalty, membership disqualification, suspension or termination, all depending on the severity of the situation. Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof.

The following acts, all of which are deemed violations of this Code of Conduct, but which should not be deemed an exhaustive list of violative behavior or limitation on the endorsement or application of the purpose or intent of this Code of Conduct, shall be subject to consequences as indicated herein:

  • Use of profanity, either in frustration or directed toward another individual
  • Inappropriate, derogatory, or abusive language/gestures
  • Disruptive or distracting behavior
  • Throwing of equipment
  • Intentionally causing damage to the golf course or objects on course property
  • Use of cell phone / electronic device for purposes other than those permitted by the Rules
  • Other unbecoming or inappropriate conduct as determined by LPGA Amateurs
  • Improper conduct while intoxicated at an official LPGA Amateurs tournament event or function which shall give rise to serious conduct
  • Inappropriate dress

Breach Consequences - Chapter Level Events:

  • First breach = verbal warning by Chapter President
  • Second breach = written warning from Chapter President with notification to LPGA Amateurs Headquarters
  • Third breach = 3-month probationary period
  • Fourth breach or an act of serious misconduct = suspension of membership for a 6 month period to include no participation at social or golf events at both Local and National levels
    • Note: Members record will be reset to first level after 6 months with no further breach
  • Fifth breach = Termination of membership

Breach Consequences – Competitive National Events:

  • First breach = warning
  • Second breach = one-stroke penalty
  • Third breach = general penalty (two penalty strokes or loss of hole in match play)
  • Fourth breach or any serious misconduct = disqualification

* LPGA Amateurs has the authority to revoke a membership at any time in the event of any serious misconduct by a member.

 


See Home Page for Upcoming Event Calendar 

All Current Events are on HOLD.


2020 Events at a Glance 
(Click HERE to Download PDF)
2020 Golf Events at a Glance


Cal Cup and Participation (M.A.M.) Points Process

        Cal Cup Process for 2021 Team
        Participation 
        Points Updates:  Coming Soon


Golf Flyers 

2020 Golf Events at a Glance


 



Casual Play

Monday Daytime

This 9-hole league continues year round every other Monday in Roseville.  Contact Kathy McKenzie if you are interested in the twice monthly play in Roseville. 

Tuesday "Days"
It's casual 18 holes and always fun!!  If you are interested in golfing during the day on Tuesdays, contact Sharon Blume. No weekly commitment required.  

Thursday Afternoon/Evenings
Casual 9-Hole Play after work at Haggin Oaks, Arcade Creek and the first 9 holes of the MacKenzie course.  Tee times start at 5:30pm.  Contact Linda Reid to be added to weekly email.  No weekly commitment required.  After golf dinner/drinks at the MacKenzie Grille. Play begins in April.  


Fun Friday Play at Haggin Oaks 
(open to LPGA Amateur members)
Casual 9-Hole Fun Play on Friday mornings at Haggin Oaks.  Contact Linda Reid to be added to weekly email.  No weekly commitment required.  Play is year-round, weather permitting.




2020 Leagues

2020 Snow Bunny League
Registration is closed and play is underway.  This is a fun, casual winter league that is played in January and February.  If you missed signing up, you may be able to join the group as FUN play by contacting SnowBunnyLeague@lpgaamatuerssacramento.com to see is there is space available after the field.

2020 Mix-It-Up League
The 2020 Mix-It-Up League is a fun partners league intended to introduce the newer golfer to competition.  The coordinator will set up the two-person teams so you don't need to have a partner to register.  The league runs in the Spring.

Match It Up League
The 2020 Match It Up League will open for registration in early summer.   This league runs in during the summer.

Stableford League
The Stableford League is a fun, individual stroke play format.  Players earn points for each hole based on their net scores making this a perfect league for players with higher handicaps. The objective is to earn as many points as you can.  The league runs in the Fall.


2020 Education at a Glance
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2020 Education at a Glance


25% Discount on Northern California Institute of Golf Adult Group Sessions (code:  LPGA)


Fast Trackers Program (Registration is OPEN)
Schedule 2020 Fast Trackers Program Description FINAL

Class Descriptions
Fast Trackers - Exclusively LPGA Amateurs

This 8-week program will quickly get you more comfortable with your game.  In this popular program students with a variety of skill levels learn and set goals, practice with purpose, master basic rules, understand etiquette, gain   confidence and skill in putting, chipping, sand bunkers and the full swing.  Our final meeting includes a fun 9-hole scramble where you put all your skills into action in a 4-person team format and a graduation celebration.

  • Program Overview, introductions, “Practice with Purpose”, basic golf etiquette, tour of campus
  • Putting and Chipping
  • Pitching and Bunkers
  • Lob Shots 30-50 yards
  • Full swing irons, hybrids, woods and drivers
  • Basic Rules of Golf
  • Keeping stats, your development plan, scorecards, discussion on what clubs a golfer should have in their bag and how each differs in shot outcomes
  • 9-hole scramble and graduation

Conquering Challenging Lies (Exclusively LPGA Amateurs)
A “hands-on” clinic for experienced golfers who want to develop techniques and confidence for getting out of trouble.  Shaun will demonstrate how to get out of the more difficult situations such as tall grass or heavy rough, uneven lies, how to hit out of a divot and off bare ground, under low tree branches or swing hindrances, and obstructions between your ball and the target.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice each shot and receive immediate feedback.  Shaun will also discuss rationale for shot strategy and the desired outcome.

Taking Your Game to the Next Level (Exclusively LPGA Amateurs)

This is a five-week program guided by the data collected from Trackman.  The information collected creates the pathway toward individual improvements.  Each week, drills and practice sessions are geared toward improving the weakest components of your individual game.  In the final week, each participant will return to the Performance Center and complete a club distance analysis on the Trackman.

Technology and Your Game (Exclusively LPGA Amateurs)

Discover technologies that can help develop your game!  Participants will have the opportunity to experience the exclusive TrackMan Combine.  This technology uses the Doppler radar to monitor three-dimensional clubhead movement and the ball flight from impact to landing.  The restricted class size will allow you to make a swing or two and receive immediate feedback from LPGA Teaching Professional Gwen Hare and/or PGA Professional Tom Morton. 

The session wraps up in the Science and Motion (SAM) Putting Lab where your putting stroke will be analyzed.  This experience will help players gain a better understanding of their putting stroke and why one putter style may produce better results over another.


Game Improvement

Winter can be the perfect time to improve your golf game.  Here are some tips from Cindy Miller to help you do just that.

Improve Your Putting During Winter

Most people could eliminate three to five shots per round if they just improved their putting. Let’s say you don’t live near a dome and want to practice at home. What can you do?

1. Practice Your Putting on Carpet

You can purchase a 6-foot piece of indoor/outdoor carpet at a local hardware store. Lay the carpet out on your living room floor, basement, garage or wherever there is room. Place a quarter on the rug as the cup. Having something smaller than a hole will help you become more accurate and the real cup will appear huge to you.

Start practicing from 2 feet away, using your backhand. If you are right-handed, you will putt one-handed with only your right hand. Stand a little open to the target so you can easily see the line between the ball and the hole. Practice making 10 to 100 2-foot putts per day one-handed. (Your goal is to hit the quarter on each putt.)

Once you’re able to make most of the 2-footers one-handed, add your other hand. Be sure you can see the line and can hit the quarter on each putt.

As you become comfortable and gain confidence, move back to 3 feet, 4 feet, 5 feet and, eventually, 6 feet. You will make more putts when the snow melts.

2. Straighten Your Putting with a Yardstick

While you are at the hardware store, purchase a metal yardstick. Place the metal yardstick on the floor. On one side of the yardstick, there should be an open hole. Place a golf ball on top of the open hole. Practice hitting 3-footers down the yardstick. Your mission is to see how many putts you can roll all the way down the yardstick without the ball falling off. You will learn how to see a straight putt, how to set your clubface square to the target, and how to roll the golf ball on a straight line for 3 feet.

If you tend to open the face, the ball will fall off the yardstick to the right. If you pull it, the ball will fall off the left side.

Practice Your Full Swing Indoors

Most of us would love to hit all shots clean, airborne and straight. If you have room in your home to make half-swings with a short iron, I suggest you do so. You can use the indoor/outdoor carpet you purchased to practice putting to hit shots.

1. Pour a little flour on the carpet about the size of a quarter. Take small swings practicing brushing the carpet on the downswing where the flour is. Learning to make clean contact with the flour as your target without a ball will help you when there is a ball there.

2. I understand you cannot hit real golf balls in your living room. You can, however, purchase some marshmallows. Yes, I said marshmallows. You can practice hitting clean shots in the living room off the indoor/outdoor carpet using marshmallows as golf balls. It might be a little crazy, but at least you won’t hurt anything.

Work on Improving Your Alignment

Many people are unsure how to aim correctly. If you frequently watch the LPGA Tour on television, you will see many caddies standing behind players to help them line up their shots. In 2019, this will not be allowed, and players will need to line up their shots on their own.

The ball goes where the face points, not your shoulders. Learn to aim the clubface at the target and align your body parallel to the left of the target for right-handed players. Your body will be parallel to the right if you are left-handed.

Take a short iron. Find a wall in your house that you could practice setting up along. Pretend you are hitting a ball down that target line. Practice walking up to the ball parallel to the wall. Set up to the shot. The wall will not allow you to aim to the right. You may need to learn how to see the true line you want the ball to travel. It may look way left to you if you are right-handed or way right to you if you are left-handed.

Cindy Miller is a former LPGA Tour Player, a current member of The Legends Tour of the LPGA, a Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach, and 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year.


Clinic Materials
2020 Kickoff Putting Clinic PDF


Click sponsor links on right hand side to find out more about each sponsor.

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is THE Golf Community for Women.  Women of all walks of like, all backgrounds and all ages coming together, connecting, expanding their network and making new friends…all around a shared passion for golf. 

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is a 501(c)6 registered non-profit organization serving an international membership (under the LPGA Foundation 501(c)3).

WHO WE ARE

  • LPGA Amateurs is a national golf association comprised of over 100 local Chapters throughout the U.S. serving nearly 14,000 members
  • LPGA Amateurs serves members from all walks of life that have discovered that golf is more than a game…it’s a way of life
  • LPGA Amateurs provides organized golf, opportunities to learn and improve golf skills, connections to great people, and endless opportunities to enhance your life locally and nationally…personally and professionally.

HOW GOLF BENEFITS YOUR BUSINESS

  • Sales tool for more business opportunities
  • Great for health and wellness
  • Provides a great team building experience
  • Provides opportunities for leadership development enhancement
  • Community exposure - support of local charities with your own team of golf competitors
  • Employee retention

     

    FOUR LEVELS AVAILABLE

    Eagle Sponsor ($2,000)

    Birdie Sponsor ($1,000)

    Par Sponsor ($500)

    Member Mulligan Sponsor ($150)

    All Eagle, Birdie and Par Sponsorships include the following:

  • Podium Appearance at Kickoff Brunch
  • Recognition on chapter website (your company Logo linked to your website)
  • Opportunity to host a social event to promote your business
  • Sponsor recognition in chapter eBlasts and on Facebook
  • Distribution of your promotional items and/or information at special events
  • Advertise special offers/discounts for members in chapter eBlasts
  • Opportunity to submit informational article(s) in eBlasts

     

    In addition to the above:

    Eagle Sponsor   $2,000

  • Exhibit space at all Major Chapter Events (Kickoff, End of Year Celebration and all fundraising golf events)
  • Full registration for two (2) participants at the annual Kickoff Brunch and End of Year Celebration
  • Two complimentary memberships in LPGA Amateurs Sacramento Chapter
  • Hole Sponsorship at fundraising events (identified with signage)

     

    Birdie Sponsor   $1,000

  • Exhibit space at all Major Chapter Event (Kickoff, End of Year Celebration)
  • Full registration for one (1) participant at the annual Kickoff Brunch and End of Year Celebration
  • One complimentary membership in LPGA Amateurs Sacramento Chapter
  • Hole Sponsorship at fundraising events (identified with signage)

     

    Par Sponsor   $500

  • Exhibit space at the Kickoff Brunch and the End of Year Celebration
  • Full registration for one (1) participant at the annual Kickoff Brunch and End of Year Celebration
  • Hole Sponsorship at fundraising events (identified with signage)

     

    Member Mulligan Sponsor   $150

  • Name/Logo linked to your website on our Chapter website
  • Advertise special offers/discounts for members in chapter eBlasts
  • One announcement via our Chapter eBlasts

 

Visit our website at www.lpgaamateurssacramento.com

Direct inquiries to marketing@lpgaamateurssacramento.com

Sponsorship and Advertising Agreement PDF
Sponsorship Programs PDF


For Membership Questions:  Membership@lpgaamateursSacramento.com

For Golf Event Questions:  GolfEvents@lpgaamateursSacramento.com

For Education Questions:  Education@lpgaamateursSacramento.com

For Marketing Questions:  Marketing@lpgaamateursSacramento.com

For Handicap Questions:  Handicaps@lpgaamateursSacramento.com

For Website and Communication Questions: 
Communications@lpgaamateursSacramento.com


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Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 255541
Sacramento, CA  95865

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