Capital Region NY Chapter

Capital Region

Feb 12, 2019, 15:40 PM
Chapter Full Name : Capital Region NY
State : NY
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NOVEMBER
1   Board transition complete
1-2 Cup Finals – Reunion Resort, Orlando, FL
16  Social event – Saratoga Winery Gathering
20  Board Meeting

Please visit our Volunteer Survey and tell us how you're interested in helping out.

Our chapter offers many types of activities, both golf and social. To make it all happen, we need your help. Volunteers have been the heart and soul of our chapter from the very beginning. If all members can donate a little of their time, we can make our schedule fun-packed!

Our Volunteer Survey makes it easy for you to review the chapter's volunteering opportunities and let us know which areas interest you. Please sign up to pitch in.

2019-20 Board of Directors

To contact any Board member, email LPGAAmateursCRNY@gmail.com.

Board Meeting Minutes

President

Stephanie Mumford Brown  Stephanie Brown

Social Events
Director


Janine Dowling  Janine_Dowling
Marketing
Director
Michele Endries  Michele Endries crop

Golf Events
Director


Julie Naglieri  Julie Naglieri crop
Membership
Director
Christine Kelly Powers Christine Kelly Powers
Finance and
Records Director
 Katie Vitello  Katie_Vitello

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Chapter!

All the good stuff we do as your "virtual golf club" goes on because volunteers make it happen. Our Chapter runs on the time and energy that members invest, from Board directors to league captains to PlayARound hosts to event committee members.

You don't have to make a big commitment--every little bit helps. We're making it easy this year to let us know what you'd like to do: please use this link to open our Volunteer Survey and check off the boxes for activities that interest you.

Devine O'Connor Founders Award

Our Chapter's highest volunteer honor is the Devine O'Connor Founders Award. It was established in 2003, on behalf of our founders Mary Pat Devine and Suzanne O'Connor. 

Recipients include:
2003   Mary Pat Devine and Suzanne O’Connor
2004   Elaine Neiss
2005   Carol Nieckarz
2006   Robin Raco
2007   Cathy Billa
2008   Denise Horan
2010   Michele Walls
2011   Susan Lundberg
2012   Shirley Hunter
2013   Sue Delanoy
2014   Mary Ann Keeler
2015   Lynn Schnell
2016   Annette Kahler Peter
2017   Jana Behe Kinneston (posthumously)
2018   Stephanie Mumford Brown
2019   Natalia Bausback

Chapter Archives
including Board minutes, newsletters, and event records


Chapter Bylaws
Event Registration Policies and Procedures
Event Guest Policy
Gift Policy
Volunteer Rewards Policy

Event Release Form for use by organizers of events including guests
MARCH
13  Board Meeting
13  Leagues – Early registration begins
18  Leagues – Early registration closes at midnight
20  Spring Kickoff Event – Van Patten Golf Club, Clifton Park
21  Leagues – Open registration begins at noon
APRIL
3    Leagues – Second league registration begins 
9    Board Meeting 
12  Leagues – Registration closes 
15  Handicaps – first day to post score 
24 New Member Orientation (by invitation) – Western Turnpike Golf Course, Guilderland
27  League Meet & Greet, Clinic and PlayARound, Western Turnpike Golf Course, Guilderland
30  Leagues begin playing  
MAY
8    Board Meeting  
18  PlayARound – Burden Lake Country Club, Averill Park, tee times start at 9 am
28 Social Event – Monet at the Movies, Proctors, Schenectady, 7 pm, happy hour starts at 5:30 pm
JUNE 
2    Spring Diva – Equinox, Manchester, VT (affiliated non-LPGA Amateurs event)
15  Deadline for Local Championship Qualifier registration
21  Three-Club Challenge, Town of Colonie GC 
24  Board Meeting 
30 PlayARound – Canajoharie Golf & Country Club, tee times start at 11 am 
JULY
6   Local Championship Qualifier – Pinehaven Country Club, Guilderland
27-28 Northeast Challenge – Green Mountain National, Killington, VT (affiliated event hosted by Boston Chapter)
AUGUST
3    Sectional Championship Qualifier – Agawam Hunt Club, East Providence, RI
10  Thruway Challenge – Cazenovia Country Club, Cazenovia, NY
18  Board Meeting
SEPTEMBER 
PlayARound – Top of the World GC, Lake George 
8  Board Meeting 
15-16 Bluff Point Golf Resort Outing, Plattsburgh, NY
21 Fall Diva – Leatherstocking GC, Cooperstown (affiliated non-LPGA Amateurs event)
29 League Challenge/Open Scramble Challenge– Saratoga Spa GC 
OCTOBER 
1   Chapter Board elections complete 
8   Board Meeting 
11-12 Championship Finals – Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA 
31  Handicaps – last day to post score 
29  Annual Business Meeting & Dinner 
NOVEMBER
1   Board transition complete
1-2 Cup Finals – Reunion Resort, Orlando, FL
16  Social event – Saratoga Winery Gathering
20  Board Meeting

LPGA Amateurs/Capital Region NY offers more than 200 player slots at five different player skill levels. In 2019 we provided the league lineup appearing below.

Please note: League members  and subs must be paid-up Chapter members and must meet the minimum skill guidelines for their league. Scroll down this page to Player Skill Guidelines for more information. Intermediate through Advanced leagues require that members have a current handicap index, based on posting of scores in a timely fashion. As an alternative, a player may present a statement from a golf professional who is familiar with her level of proficiency. 

Sub Central

Sub Central lets league members and subs find each other through an online matching system. For full instructions on using the system, download the Sub Central User Guide.

Now you can use Sub Central on a mobile device.
Unlike desktop or laptop users, mobile users must download an app to get Sub Central league sheets to work properly. Here's the steps:
1. Go to your device's app store and search for Google Sheets.
2. Download the app.
3. Sign into the app using your Google account (i.e., Gmail address) if you have one.
4. If you don't, we've set up a Google log-in account for Chapter members--email us at LPGAAmateursCRNY@gmail.com to obtain the info.
5. Return to the league sheet, and now you'll be able to use the drop-down tab listing league members or enter your name for subbing.

Super Sub Signup
Super Subs receive priority notification of sub openings. Use this link to get to a checklist where you can indicate leagues for which you want to receive emails when a member needs a sub.

Sub Central Master Calendar Use this link to check the calendar to see sub openings for all Chapter leagues, then go to a league link below to claim an slot you like.

2019 League Schedule With Sub Central Links
Click on a league name in the table below to post a sub need or claim an available opening. The table also shows league info including sub fees.

League

Day

Start
Time

Player
Skill
¹

Handicap
Requirement

Weeks

Members

Start
Date

Fee2

Sub
Fee2

Schenectady Muni Monday AM 

Mon

9:24 am

General

None

14

12

May 6

$304

$21

Schenectady Muni Monday PM 

Mon  5:24 pm  General  None  14  12  May 6  $304  $21

Stadium Monday

Mon

5:00 pm

General

None

12

20

May 6

$238

$19

Saratoga Lake*

Tue

1:00 pm

General

None

16

12

April 30

$330*

$18

Capital Hills Tuesday

Tue

4:08 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

14

16

April 30

$290

$20

Western Turnpike

Tue

5:15 pm

General

None

16

16

April 30

$314

$19

Pheasant Hollow

Wed

5:30 pm

Advanced
Beginner

None

14

12

May 1

$234

$16

Fairways of Halfmoon

Wed

5:06 pm

General

None

16

12

May 8

$298

$18

Mill Road Wednesday 
(Executive Course)

Wed

5:42 pm

Beginner

None

15

8

May 1

$257.50

$16.50

Orchard Creek

Wed

4:42 pm

Advanced

38.0 or less

16

16

May 1

$330

$20

Van Patten

Wed

5:15 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

14

16

May 1

$290

$20

Capital Hills Thursday

Thu

4:40 pm

Advanced

38.0 or less

14

16

May 2

$290

$20

Mill Road Thursday
(Executive Course)

Thu

5:35 pm

Advanced
Beginner

None

16

12

May 2

$274

$16.50

Ballston Spa CC Thursday 

Thu

5:30 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

14

12

May 9

$360

$25

Stadium Thursday

Thu

5:22 pm

General

None

14

21

May 9

$276

$19

Schenectady Muni Friday

Fri

4:45 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

14

12

May 3

$304

$21

1 Scroll down this page for Player Skill Guidelines. See the Education page (under Events) for handicap information. 2 League & sub fees are posted at the amount known at schedule creation. If changed subsequently by the course, league members will be billed for any additional cost.  *Saratoga Lake league fee includes cart.

League signup takes place during three rounds of registration.
Early Registration for league members who met attendance requirements for the previous season. (Applies only to signup for the same league. Members of two leagues must pick only one for Early Registration.) 
Open Registration for any Chapter member signing up for her first league.
Final Registration for Chapter members who want to join additional leagues.

Player Skill Guidelines

The following guidelines for player skills will help chapter members select a league that provides a happy playing experience.

Beginner Leagues: Beginner Leagues play at par 3 courses. These leagues are designed to help develop the brand new player, building on familiarity with the basic equipment and rules of golf. Beginner Leagues focus on golf etiquette, ball-striking skills, learning the rules of the game, and pace of play. Beginner leagues' programs may include lessons from golf professionals; members are strongly encouraged to take these or other lessons and clinics before advancing.

Advanced Beginner Leagues: Advanced Beginner Leagues provide a stepping stone to General League participation. Advanced Beginner Leagues may play at par 3 or regulation courses and do not include a lesson component. Members must possess a general knowledge of USGA rules and be able to play Ready Golf.

General Leagues: General Leagues play at regulation courses and provide members with the opportunity to establish a handicap. Members of General Leagues must have at least one season of golfing experience. Each player must possess a general knowledge of USGA rules and must be capable of playing Ready Golf and maintaining the pace of play.

Intermediate Leagues: Intermediate Leagues may play in various formats, casual and/or competitive. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 40.4 or less. To sign up for an Intermediate League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN system (or GN21, available on a legacy basis for existing participants).  A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.

Advanced Leagues: Advanced Leagues play weekly competitive matches. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 38.0 or less. To sign up for an Advanced League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN system (or GN21, available on a legacy basis for existing participants). A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.

Handicap Central

Here's your resources for learning about and obtaining a handicap index, and posting your scores in the GHIN system. If you have any questions, contact the Chapter Handicap Director at LPGAAmateursCRNY@gmail.com

Click here to post a score on GHIN. 
Should you adjust your score before posting? Scroll down this page to Equitable Stroke Control.

Click here to renew your GHIN handicap through this Chapter.
Are you a GN21 user? The GN21 system that was free as part of EWGA membership remains available on a legacy basis this season, so that existing users can validate a handicap index for leagues and competition. We encourage you to make your transition ASAP to GHIN--you can post scores on both systems until you have the 5 rounds needed to establish a GHIN index.

What is a golf handicap?

Players often ask, what is a golf handicap and why do I need one? Some players think that, since they only play golf a couple of times a year, or only play 9 holes instead of 18, that a handicap isn't relevant to them.  But it is!

So what is a handicap, really?

A handicap is an indication of a player's ability. A player actually has two handicaps: her handicap index, and her course handicap. A specific formula is used to compute a player's handicap index from her score history, by factoring in both scores and the difficulty of the courses played.  

A player's handicap index is used to calculate her course handicap, the number of strokes above par she receives, depending on the difficulty of the particular course she is playing. Your course handicap will be higher on a more difficult course and lower on an easier course.  

Why would I want a handicap?  

A handicap allows players of different ability levels to compete with each other. Using handicaps helps to even the playing field, making the game more fun. 

You need a handicap index to participate in competitive golf events and certain Chapter golf leagues. The change in your handicap index also gives you a way to track your improvement throughout the golf season.

How do I get a handicap index?

Your Chapter provides access to the USGA GHIN Handicap System for an annual fee ($22 in 2019). To obtain a GHIN index through the chapter, use our easy online GHIN registration and payment system.

For general information on the USGA Handicap system visit www.usga.org and click on Handicapping, or visit www.ghin.com

To establish a handicap index, you must enter a minimum of 5 scores, either full 18-hole rounds or combined 9-hole scores. You must play your best round possible and post every acceptable round played (as defined by USGA rules).

For more information:  Handicapping: The Basics

Equitable Stroke Control

When posting a score on GHIN, you first may need to adjust that score for Equitable Stroke Control. Here is a chart showing how many strokes you're allowed take per hole, depending on your handicap for the course.

Maximum Number of Strokes to Post Per Hole

Course
Handicap


Strokes

9 or less

Double bogey

10 through 19

7

20 through 29

8

30 through 39

9

40 and above

10

To determine what your handicap would be for a particular course before posting, use this formula: Handicap Index multiplied by Slope Rating of tees played, divided by Standard Slope Rating (113) = Course Handicap (rounded to nearest whole number; .4 rounds down and .5 rounds up)

For example: 10.4 Handicap Index X 125 Slope Rating /113 Standard Slope Rating = 11.5 rounded up to 12 Course Handicap

Once you have figured your course handicap, you will know the maximum number of strokes you may take. You must lower your score as necessary to this number on any hole, including par 3s.

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Sponsorship levels are outlined below. Chapter members receive 25% off any chapter sponsorship fee. For more information contact Chapter Marketing Director Michele Endries at LPGAAmateursCRNY@gmail.com

Hole-In-One Sponsor $3,000+ (exclusive for 12 months)

  • Special recognition at all major Chapter events.
  • Foursome round at the Chapter Autumn Scramble event.
  • Chapter newsletter article.
  • Event-related announcements via our event promotion emails, and Facebook posts.
  • Special thanks at the Chapter annual dinner.
  • Display table at the Chapter annual dinner.
  • Top slot on our Chapter website sponsor column, with link to your organization’s website for 12 months.

 Eagle Sponsor $1,000+

  • Mention at all major Chapter events.
  • Chapter newsletter article.
  • Special thanks at the Chapter annual dinner.
  • Sponsor table at registration at the Chapter Autumn Scramble event.
  • Logo or business card on our Chapter website, linked to your website for 12 months.

 Birdie Sponsor $450

  • Sponsor table at registration for the annual Local Championship.
  • Logo or business card on our Chapter website, linked to your website for 12 months.

Par Sponsor $250 

  • Sponsorship of one Chapter social/networking event.
  • Logo or business card on our Chapter website, linked to your website for 12 months.

Mulligan or Golf Course Sponsor $150

  • Logo or business card on our Chapter website, linked to your website for 12 months.
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