San Diego Chapter

San Diego

Feb 12, 2019, 13:02 PM
Chapter Full Name : San Diego
State : CA
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We call it our CHA CHA.  It used to be called our Chapter Championship, and it is now officially called the Local Championship Qualifier (LCQ) San Diego. Whatever you call it, it is a true example of fun and friendly competition! You're playing golf with your friends and colleagues, but with a competitive spirit. The Cha Cha is the first leg of the largest women's amateur golf tournament in the country. This year, we'll return to Sycan with the newly renamed Singing Hills Golf Resort, on the Willow Glen course on Saturday, April 27th.  It will be a 1:00 p.m. shotgun followed by dinner and awards. ALL SKILLS LEVELS ARE WELCOME!  It's not just for low handicappers. Whether you are a seasoned golfer, or new to the game, the Cha Cha provides a venue to experience competitive golf among friends and in the spirit of fun.

Click here for more information and register.

Practice Round for LCQ at Singing Hills Golf Resort
Apr 20, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Local Championship Qualifier at Singing Hills Golf Resort
Apr 27, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)

National Scramble Open - Daytona Beach, FL
May 18 - 19, (PT)

Twin Oaks Golf Course
May 18, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PT) 

Reidy Creek Golf Course
May 26, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Partner Eclectic (Part 1) at St. Mark Golf Club
June 8, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Sectional Championship Qualifier at Singing Hills Golf Resort
Jun 15, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)

Partner Eclectic (Part 2) at St. Mark Golf Club
June 23, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Woods Valley Golf Course
Sep 22, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Championship Finals at Mission Hills Country Club
Oct 11 - 12, (PT)

LPGA Amateurs Cup Finals - Orlando, FL
Nov 1 - 2, (PT) 


SAN DIEGO PLAYER CARD                                                                                                                                                                                               

Players CardThe era of Chapter Chips is gone -- bring on the Players Card!  We had a great run with the chips and were able to reap some great benefits, but now it is time to play, volunteer, and play some more to receive those colorful stickers.   Earn 14 stickers on your card by playing in events, volunteering to captain an event, or working on a standing committee or special event and you can redeem it for a free round of golf at one of our events, up to $50. You get the most out of being a member of our chapter when you are involved, so step up to the "tee" and fill those cards. With your help and participation it's going to be a great season! 

Our chapter runs on volunteers. We encourage all members to volunteer, because it takes a lot of people to keep our chapter operating. You can volunteer as a board member, captain an event, serve on a committee, or help with one of our big events. For more information, please reach out to any of our board members for current volunteer opportunities. 

Current Chapter Board Members:



VolunteerOur chapter is a volunteer run organization, so we encourage everyone to help out. There are endless volunteer opportunities available, including serving as a board member, organizing events, serving on a committee, or helping with big events, like the Membership Kick-Off, Local Chapter Championship, or Holiday Party. 

If you can't make an on-going commitment to volunteer right now, you can still take advantage of the many ad-hoc opportunities to help, so our chapter continues to thrive. It's a great opportunity to meet other members and give back to our chapter! For more information, please reach out to any of our board members about volunteer opportunities and learn more about the benefits below.

Helping others is the way to Higher Individual Well Being”1

There are many benefits to volunteering. Here are some thoughts to ponder …

1)  It is a chance to meet people outside your life patterns.  You can make new friends and contacts and increase your social and relationship skills.

2) Volunteering is enriching for your mind and body.  When you perform good deeds for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment and boosts your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction.

3)  An opportunity to can advance your career.  You can learn valuable job skills if you want to change or explore an area of interest.  If you want to learn accounting, be or help the Finance & Records Director.  If you want to learn marketing, be or help the Marketing & Sponsorship Director.  If you want to do Event Planning, be or help the Events & Activities Director. Check out some opportunities by seeing our list of Directors and their positions.

4)  It can be fun and fulfilling to your life.  Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passion.

1MEIER, S. and STUTZER, A. (2008), Is Volunteering Rewarding in Itself?. Economica, 75: 39–59. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2007.00597.

Our Entire Golf Schedule Can Be Viewed
at this link: 2019 Calendar

Upcoming events:    

Maderas Golf Club
Apr 14, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)

Practice Round for LCQ at Singing Hills Golf Resort
Apr 20, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Local Championship Qualifier at Singing Hills Golf Resort
Apr 27, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PT)

National Scramble Open - Daytona Beach, FL
May 18 - 19, (PT)

Twin Oaks Golf Course
May 18, 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PT) 

Reidy Creek Golf Course
May 26, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Partner Eclectic (Part 1) at St. Mark Golf Club
June 8, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Sectional Championship Qualifier at Singing Hills Golf Resort
Jun 15, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)

Partner Eclectic (Part 2) at St. Mark Golf Club
June 23, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Woods Valley Golf Course
Sep 22, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT)

Championship Finals at Mission Hills Country Club
Oct 11 - 12, (PT)

LPGA Amateurs Cup Finals - Orlando, FL
Nov 1 - 2, (PT) 


Back again for another fun year!

Now is the time to join us for our Virtual League event during our regular play dates through the year.  This year the program will run Jan 1 - Nov 30, 2019. Prizes are awarded at the annual holiday party in December.

Virtual League Entry Fee:  $20. This will enable us to purchase prizes for the Virtual League winners. 

Format:  During long course events from January 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019, Virtual League participants will compete in the designated Virtual League (VL) game and provide their score to the Event Captain at the end of the round. All game scores will be tracked for all players and the best cumulative NET for five of the games will be used on a rolling basis.

Flights: The league will be flighted. The number of flights & participants in each flight to be determined based on the total number of registrants. Flighting based on May 1st index, or on the index at time of entry if after that date.

Winners: Prizes will be awarded for the 1st and 2nd place in each flight, and maybe more depending on the number of participants.


  • You must play at least five (5) long course events PLUS at least one (1) short course event. Note - only the long courses scores will be used, but you must play a short course to complete the VL requirements.
  •  Scorecard: Keep your score during the round on a card; make sure it is legible, dated, signed and attested at the end of your round.  You must report your scores to the Event Captain on the VL handout at the end of each long course round you play.
  • You must have a handicap index when you join.

Lastly, to be included in the Virtual League, you must register at this link

If you have any questions about the Virtual League, please contact Melissa Bright,





How do I sign up to participate in the league?

Register on the Events page. The cost of the Virtual League for the season is a one-time charge of $20. This will enable us to purchase prizes for the Virtual League winners.

Which events are eligible for league play?

All long course events will have a game assigned to them except chapter championship, any match play event and other non-stroke events (e.g., a scramble).

How do I know what game is being played at each event?

We will rotate through each of the games throughout the year and the event captain will let you know which game is for virtual league prior to that event.

What do I do with my scorecard after finishing the round?

There will be a VL handout available after each round. Report your scores on the handout and return it to the event captain before leaving the course.

What do I do if I miss one of the events, is there a “make-up” opportunity?

Because of the structure of the Virtual League, you only need to play five total long course events throughout the year PLUS one short course event. If you miss one game, you simply need to attend a different long course event and play the game for that event.

With at least two long course events most months and several short courses, it should not be an issue to get your VL rounds completed.

Can I join the league after it has started?

Yes, you can join the Virtual League anytime throughout the year as long as there are five remaining long course events and one short course event left in the year. You will see the Virtual League event on the website through August. Ending registration in August should give everyone a chance to complete the necessary long and short course events.

What if I am playing in a Virtual League event and I am having a horrible round?

No worries! Complete your Virtual League scorecard and turn it in to the Event Captain. Remember, we will take only thelowestfive NET scores from the long course game rounds you play to determine your cumulative score.


Our annual summer league will be back so save the dates!  The league plays 9 holes of golf  followed by a social gathering in the clubhouse. No need to have a handicap! 5 weeks for $140.- June 22, 29 July 06, 13, 20   *You may send a substitute on any week you are unable to play! Includes a 4:30pm Tee Time -9 holes of play -Cart -Range balls per week -1 Challenge Hole per week


The Chapter Championship is coming around the corner.  You have taken lessons, practiced on the range, worked on chipping and putting. Let's add one other item on your tournament preparation.  LEARN THE RULES.

Want to know how to gain more confidence and save some strokes?  Learn the Rules of Golf. There will come a time in a round where the knowledge of rules will help you know to play a water hazard, out of bounds, drop a ball or know when to take relief. Improve your game on a different level.

LPGA Amateurs is here to help.  Use the following website to learn about rules, answer questions, read examples, watch videos, take quizzes, etc...

New 2019 Rules - LPGA Amatuers Rules highlight (pdf)
New 2019 Rules - USGA Videos
USGA Rules Hub


Process & Requirements
Updated January 17, 2019

 The Most Improved Player Program awards our players who achieve the best handicap index improvement during the year.  Prizes are awarded at the annual holiday party.


    1. Must be a member of the club from January of the year of the award through the cut off (typically) November 30th
    2. Must have attended at least 6 LPGA Amateurs events offered through the local chapter within the year
    3. Must have a verifiable handicap index, both on the starting revision date Jan 1 and the end revision date (typically) November 30th
  • Process
    1. Four natural flights based on the handicap indices of the final revision date
      (i.e. if 80 people are eligible according to the requirements, we would have four flights of approximately 20 players each)
    2. Most improved handicap index is calculated using the traditional equation of (Beginning handicap +12) / (End handicap +12) = Improvement Factor
    3. Prizes will be given out as follows:
      1. $25 gift card for most improved player per flight
      2. One $50 gift card for most improved overall 
        (note that overall winner does NOT also win their flight. In that case, the second best improved player wins the flight)


Unlike many sports, golf is for the most part played without the supervision of a referee, umpire or coach. The game relies on the individual golfer to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. New golfers are often in need of advice about customary behavior and practices to follow on course so that play proceeds safely and without delay. Here are 10 tips to help all players get the maximum enjoyment from the game.

The Spirit of the Game
Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.

Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.

Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.

Players should always alert greenstaff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them.

If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, he should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such a situation is "fore."

Consideration for Other Players
No Disturbance or Distraction
Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking or making any unnecessary noise.

Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players. On the teeing ground, a player should not tee his ball until it is his turn to play.

Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.

On the Putting Green
On the putting green, players should not stand on another player's line of putt or when he is making a stroke, cast a shadow over his line of putt.

Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out.

In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with the player concerned and record it.

Pace of Play
Play at Good Pace and Keep Up
Players should play at a good pace. The Committee may establish pace of play guidelines that all players should follow.

It is a group's responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.

Be Ready to Play
Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play. When playing on or near the putting green, they should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green and towards the next tee. When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.

Lost Ball
If a player believes his ball may be lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, to save time, he should play a provisional ball.

Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found.

They should not search for three minutes before doing so. Having allowed the group behind to play through, they should not continue play until that group has passed and is out of range.

Priority on the Course
Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, priority on the course is determined by a group's pace of play. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round.

Care of the Course


Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by them and any nearby made by others. If a rake is within reasonable proximity of the bunker, the rake should be used for this purpose.

Repair of Divots, Ball-Marks and Damage by Shoes
Players should carefully repair any divot holes made by them and any damage to the putting green made by the impact of a ball (whether or not made by the player himself). On completion of the hole by all players in the group, damage to the putting green caused by golf shoes should be repaired.

Preventing Unnecessary Damage
Players should avoid causing damage to the course by removing divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground, whether in anger or for any other reason.

Players should ensure that no damage is done to the putting green when putting down bags or the flagstick.

In order to avoid damaging the hole, players and caddies should not stand too close to the hole and should take care during the handling of the flagstick and the removal of a ball from the hole. The head of a club should not be used to remove a ball from the hole.

Players should not lean on their clubs when on the putting green, particularly when removing the ball from the hole.

The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before players leave the putting green.

Local notices regulating the movement of golf carts should be strictly observed.

Conclusion; Penalties for Breach

If players follow the guidelines in this Section, it will make the game more enjoyable for everyone.

If a player consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time to the detriment of others, it is recommended that the Committee consider taking appropriate disciplinary action against the offending player. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play for a limited time on the course or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interest of the majority of golfers who wish to play in accordance with these guidelines.

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What are the benefits of being an LPGA Amateur Golf Association San Diego sponsor?

There are dozens of good reasons to sponsor LPGA Amateurs San Diego. Here are some that might be most important to you:
  • Increase the visibility of your company through the activities of LPGA Amateurs San Diego- golf and social events.
  • Grow your customer base by meeting potential customers who may not know about your product or service
  • Generate new business-to-business revenue through partnerships with other sponsors.
  • Create relationships with long term value
  • Gain a network of customers and business partners
  • A sponsorship can help you become better known in the marketplace; create a new niche for your business; build customer loyalty; become more connected with your community. 
All these things lead to increased revenue for your business.

Please contact our Marketing and Sponsorship Director for more information and application.




Singing Hills at Sycuan STAY & PLAY



Enjoy accommodations in a deluxe room with golf course view and unlimited golf on any of our three 18-hole courses. Tee times may be made for either your arrival or departure day! Package price is for two guests in one deluxe room, unlimited golf for two for one day – including golf car.

$209/night (Sunday thru Thursday)
$299/night (Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays)
Free parking and NO resort fees!

Singing Hills at Sycuan Golf & Stay Package Website


Take 10% off apparel only when you show your LPGA Amateurs membership card. Visit the Golf Mart website.


As a member of LPGA Amateur Golf Association San Diego, we are eligible to participate in the Mt. Woodson Players Club by showing our LPGA Amateurs membership card at the pro shop! ($29 annual value)

The Mt. Woodson Players Club is designed to make golf more affordable and reward our loyal customers.

  • Save an average of  $6.00 to $30.00 per round on regular 18 hole green fee weekdays and weekends - prices include cart fees.

  • 3 guest passes  (guests got the players club rates)

  • One hour early twilight rate

  • 14-day advance reservations

  • 10% merchandise discount (not valid on sale items or golf balls)

*Rates and Packages and courses subject to change
For more information contact the golf shop at (760) 788-3555 or visit the Mt. Woodson Golf website.


10% OFF GolfTec Lessons for LPGA Amateur Golf Association Members! Visit the GolfTec website.


Receive 20% off any order over $15. Visit the Sauce Goddess website

Non-monetary sponsorship

Pro Kids / First Tee

The LPGA Amateurs San Diego Chapter would like to hear from you. Please email any questions or comments to one of the following board members. (Click on a name to be directed to their email address.) They will respond to you in a timely manner. 

LPGA Amateurs - San Diego Chapter 
P.O. Box 503641 
San Diego, CA 92150-3641

Email Addresses:


Cathy Wright

Communications Director

Jen Faye

Events & Activities Director


Finance & Records Director

Cretia Hadley

Golf Programs Director

Beth Davidson

Marketing & Sponsorship Director

Lana Hock

Membership Recruitment Director

Pat Lafser

Membership Services Director

Cheri Tomboc-Brownlie

San Diego, CA
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