Minnesota Metro Chapter

Minnesota Metro

Feb 12, 2019, 14:27 PM
Chapter Full Name : Minnesota Metro
State : MN
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The MN Metro Chapter of LPGA Amateurs has been connecting women in the Twin Cities through golf and social events since 1992.  We have leagues and events in many parts of the Twin Cities, for all levels of golfers. 


9 Year End Event at Braemar Golf Course
Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Your President - Angie Christo
Angie is a 20+ year member of EWGA/LPGA Amateurs and is actively involved in many Chapter activities including representing our Chapter in the National Championship in 2016.  Angie looks forward to leading the Chapter in 2019 and working with the Board to offer events and activities that meet membership needs and support growing membership.

Your Golf Programs 
Director, Alice Heth
Alice joined EWGA/LPGA Amateurs in 2002.  She is an active member of our Chapter and has participated and attended numerous Chapter golf and social events.  In her role as Golf Programs Director, Alice will oversee all golf activities:  leagues, events, Chapter Championship, education and handicaps.

Your Financial Director, 
Kathy McCray
Kathy has been an active member of EWGA since 2007.  As the Finance Director, Kathy will be responsible ensuring National compliance, record retention and oversees the Chapter budget.

Your Social Events Director, Janette Schull
Janette joined EWGA/LPGA Amateurs in 2014 and is an active member participating in leagues, volunteering and as a competitor our Chapter Championship.In her role as Social Director Janette will be oversee all non-golf related events including Tee Off, Year End and the Ho Ho Ho Toys for Tots events as well as all other social events to help our membership stay connected.

Your Member Services Director, Patti Soule
Patti has been an active member of EWGA/LPGA Amateurs since 2005.  She is an HR Director for Northrop Grumman.  As the Member Services Director, Patti will be responsible for membership and recruiting activities that support retaining current members and attracting new members.

Your Marketing Director, OPEN
The Marketing Director oversees sponsorship activities, preferred courses, communication including newsletters. 

Reservation & Cancellation Policy
Please be respectful of registration deadlines - deadlines are given because of the need for the number of attendees to any given event, by a certain date for the venue or sponsor. Reservations for events sponsored by the MN Metro Chapter are available on a first come, first serve basis. Advance payment by check or credit card is required at the time reservation is made. Exceptions to this policy must be arranged with the event coordinator prior to the registration deadline in order to pay upon arrival. Since our events require a confirmed count of golfers, diners, etc. to the host facility, once that final count is provided, the chapter is committed and is billed according to that count. If you are unable to attend an event, you must contact the event coordinator to cancel. While the cancellation date may vary by event, we ask that each member contact the event coordinator as soon as you know that you will not be attending. If you have paid in advance and cannot attend, your money will be refunded ONLY if you have notified the event coordinator according to the published cancellation date. If you have arranged to pay at the event, and do not provide adequate cancellation notice, you will be billed.

Guest Policy
The MN Metro Chapter recognizes that bringing guests to chapter sponsored events is a great way to share information about the organization as well as the game of golf. Many of the events - golf and networking - sponsored by the chapter are open to guests. Guests may be asked to pay a premium fee for these events. In addition, the MN Metro Chapter asks that a guest attend no more than two (2) events in a season before joining LPGA Amateurs. This policy is intended to encourage guests to join the chapter in order to receive the many membership benefits.

2019 Calendar of Events - as of January 2

2019 Year End Event
Come and celebrate our great golf season with good friends on Wednesday, October 9, at Braemar Golf Course. There is the opportunity to play nine holes at the course prior to the dinner and program. 

At the Year-End Celebration we recognize our fabulous volunteers, sponsors and members. And of course, don’t forget the prizes!

Social Hour is 6:00-6:30pm and dinner starts at 6:30pm with program to follow.

Deadline for sign up is September 30.

When:    October 9, 2019
Where:   Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Dr, Edina, MN 55439
Time:      6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost:      $15.00/person

Click HERE to register.



2019 League Details - Ready, Set, Golf!
We have some phenomenal League and Golf Outings planned for our members this summer.  Listed below is the 2019 League Schedule, Registration Form, individual league details and general league information - click on a links below to find out more.

To register for our 2019 leagues, you will need to be an LPGA Amateurs member through 7/31/19 so renew your registration when it comes due.   Attend Tee-Off  for best opportunity to join the league of your choice.

New to LPGA Amateurs?  Go to the LPGA Amateurs and find out more.  Details on becoming a member can be found there. 

Current member who is renewing?  Go to the LPGA Amateurs and sign-in.  Select 'My Transactions' in the Member Clubhouse and you'll see your renewal.  Click on 'Pay Open Orders' and follow the instructions from there. 

2019 League Schedule

Braemar 9-Hole Regulation League  Thursdays      Open / 8 Spots Remaining 
Brookview  9-Hole Regulation League   Tuesdays     Open / 10 Spots Remaining
Prestwick 9-Hole Regulation League   Wednesdays     Open / 11 Spots Remaining 
Rush Creek 9-Hole Regulation League    Wednesdays     Open
Weekday Morning Traveling League  Varied Days     Open
Saturday Traveling - Red League  Saturdays      Open 
Saturday Traveling - White League  Saturdays      Closed / Subs Only
Saturday Traveling - Blue League  Saturdays     Closed / Subs Only

League Forms/Policies/General Information
2019 League Registration Form
2019 League Substitution Policy
2019 Skills Levels & Courses

MN Metro Chapter Golf Professionals
The Minnesota Metro Chapter of LPGA Amateurs would like to thank these golf professionals for their support. In addition to offering clinics to our members, they also provide public clinics, private lessons, and group lessons at their home facilities. We invite you to visit their websites and are providing contact information for a great group of golf professionals who want to help you play better golf.

Angela Ause, PGA Professional
Summer:  Oak Marsh Golf Course, Oakdale (in-season)
Winter:  Midwest Golf Dome, Maplewood (November-March)
Contact Angie at: 612.804.5055 www.ausegolf.com 

Michael Turnbull, PGA Professional
Location: Brookview Golf Course, Golden Valley
Contact Michael at: www.mindfulgolf.com


The Handicap Advantage
Golf can be a challenging enough game as it is—why not help level the playing field and measure your progress at the same time! Establishing and maintaining a handicap will help you do just that!
  • The best reason to establish a handicap is because it’s a true measurement of your game.  By posting your scores, you are creating an ongoing report of how your game is progressing.

  • Another good reason to establish a handicap is it allows you to compete against other golfers who are at a different skill level than you. If you are a 30 handicap and playing with someone who is a 20 and you were to have a “friendly wager”, that person would have to give you 10 strokes, 1 stroke on each of the 10 hardest holes as shown on the score card.  So by maintaining a handicap, you can play (and beat) anyone!

A handicap is the standard of measurement in golf, most tournaments, such as the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapter Championship and MGA (Minnesota Golf Association) events, require participants to maintain a handicap.  Think of your handicap as your passport into events—best to have it just in case the opportunity arises!

Establishing your handicap is so easy! Our local chapter offers two options for handicap tracking.

GN21 - this is free service with your LPGA Amateur Golf Association membership, allows you to plan in all LPGA Amateur Golf Association events and tournaments, and enables you to track your progress.  All you have to do is activate the system and enter your scores.

GHIN - this option is coordinated for you through Rush Creek for those who want a GHIN and do not have one through another club.  The cost for handicap for new and renewing LPGA Amateurs members is $25.00 and can processed online by clicking HERE.  While a GHIN is not necessary for competing in LPGA Amateur Golf Association events, it is required for MGA events and may be better received for other non-LPGA Amateur Golf Association competitive tournaments.

Additional Information - There are some LPGA Amateur Golf Association leagues (all 18-hole leagues and more advanced 9 hole leagues) where our chapter requires members maintain a handicap.  Although not required for every league, we highly encourage ALL LPGA Amateurs players to start and maintain a handicap.

It takes the equivalent of five 18-hole rounds to establish a handicap (i.e., two 9-hole rounds equals one 18-hole round).  Several events, including our Chapter Championship, require participants to have an established handicap, so get those rounds in and make sure they are tracked! 


Rules & Etiquette Documents
Check out the Simplified Rules of Golf, provided by the MGA  for an easy to understand overview of the USGA golf rules.  For an overview on Golf Etiquette, we offer a summary document from start to finish of your round and how to respect the course, your fellow players and the game.  Consider downloading a Golf Rules app to your smartphone. The USGA Rules of Golf app is free.


Key Rule Links
Rules and Decisions - the complete rule book in web format.
USGA Rules of Golf Quiz - Test your knowledge by taking the USGA rules quiz.

Women account for over 80% of consumer spending decisions. Are women consumers important to your business? Are you looking for ways to establish a relationship with this important decision making group? Did you know that women make purchasing decisions based upon the context of what is happening in their lives at any given moment, not what age category they are in? Life stage is a more accurate gauge of a woman's needs, activities and shopping patterns.

If you want to connect with women – you need to be where they are! The MN Metro Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association can provide your company a direct link to a highly educated, affluent group of professional women who make purchasing decisions for their businesses and households and happen to have a passion for the sport of golf.

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association Offers Your Company:

  • A direct link to an influential and loyal audience of women with purchasing power both personally and professionally
  • An opportunity to actively demonstrate your company's outreach to women
  • A channel to establish a connection to golf with your female consumers (women to women)
  • Opportunity to develop relationship/access to women/families in order to build larger loyal women's consumer base 
  • Ability to leverage word of mouth information distribution about your products and services

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Members Are:

  • In their prime earning years
  • 50% are married, 32% single and 18% either widowed or divorced
  • More than 80% employed full time
  • 44% earn in excess of $80K; 45% have HHI > $100K
  • Affluent and well educated (over 84% have college degrees; of these 44% have graduate degrees)
  • 44% are either business owners, senior managers, executives or in professional/technical positions
  • 10% own their own businesses
  • Avid Golfers (74% play 25+ rounds per year)

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Economic Clout:

  • $66.4M Total Golf Spending of LPGA Amateur Golf Association Members* in 2011 including golf-related travel  (*18-hole total equivalent rounds played)
  • $520K average annual spend by LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapters within their local communities
  • There are over 150 members in the MN Metro Chapter

If you want to learn about our 2019 Business Partner Sponsorship, click here.

If you’re a golf course and would like to be part of our Preferred Course Program, click here.

Thank you for your interest in MN Metro LPGA Amateur Golf Association.

Angie Christo, MN Metro LPGA Amateur Golf Association President

Minnesota Metro
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