New York City Chapter

New York City

Feb 12, 2019, 15:48 PM
Chapter Full Name : New York City
State : NY
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Stay tuned, lady golfers! Golf in NYC is on hold for now...

 As we receive notice when golf and in-person social gatherings can return to our area, we will reveal more of the great courses, events and schedule that our chapter has planned for 2020.

Our 2020 Season is in development! 

The schedule will include events and formats for golfers of all abilities  

Saturday scheduled play includes an 18-hole League

Open Play (sign up as you go) runs on Saturdays & Sundays

Opportunities to learn golf through our beginner-mentor outings

Finally, we will host an inaugural Four-Ball Tournament (fingers crossed!) later this summer
On Saturday, August 22, 2020, we will hold our first-ever Four-Ball Tournament at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, New York. Four-ball is a playing format with two-person teams that is used in the Solheim Cup, Ryder Cup, and other team competitions. It is also known as better-ball and best-ball.  We are extremely excited to introduce this popular format to our chapter.


Local Chapter Benefits

  • Welcoming community of local women also interested in the game

  • Social and networking events

  • Organized golf: leagues, outings, and other golf events

  • New friends - Business and golf connections

  • Opportunity to participate in chapter, regional and national tournaments

  • Discounts from local sponsors

  • Golf instruction and clinics

  • Volunteer opportunities: personal and professional development

Help Us 

This chapter is run by volunteers and we rely on you to help us be the chapter you want us to be! To volunteer or, any questions about getting involved.  

Email us at


kathy photoPresident: 
Kathy Lahey

Board Directors

Yolly (1)
Member Recruitment: 
Yolanda Santiago-Hasbun

Bellalu Photography-514Member Services: Rori Gitlin

_MG_3141%20(Connie%20Germano)%20Crop%202Finance & Records: Connie Germano

LaToyaEvents & Activities: LaToya Finney

Golf Programs & Services: Ellen Halstead

0307_09201420_CAM62533_Official Photo by St Andrews Links_GC1-ZF-1465-00993-1-001-071Marketing DirectorLaura Bustamante

Alison Blicharz Professional headshot (2)Communications:  Alison Blicharz

Help Us 

This chapter is run by volunteers and we rely on you to help us be the chapter you want us to be! To volunteer or, any questions about getting involved email us at

We applaud and thank our capable and loyal volunteers!!

2018- 2019 Volunteers picture

Open positions that need volunteers:

Open Play – Open Play consists of in-season play for the maximum of eight people (two foursomes) each weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, at various courses in the NYC geographic area. Before the season begins, Chapter members are asked to volunteer to cover one or more weekends for which they will select the courses and schedule tee times for eight players on each day, manage and cancellations by contacting the course the day before play. The Chair for Open Play receives the logistical information from the volunteers and creates an e-mail to the Chapter to go out every Monday morning to alert members of the upcoming Open Play courses and to indicate their interest in playing. 

Inter-Chapter Play
– These events are competitions with other chapters (last year we played Westchester). The chapters take turns organizing the events. This year, it is the NYC Chapter’s turn to host Westchester. The Chair for this event will pick the event date, course, and – in consultation with the other chapter – select the play format, e.g., match play. There is a list for our chapter of past competitors but anyone in the chapter can be invited. To socialize after the event, it may be followed by a meal that players who choose to participate can pay for themselves. The Co-Chair can assist the Chair in organizing the event(s).


LPGA Amateur Golf Association Policies Regarding Ethics, Moral Philosophies and Values

LPGA Amateur Golf Association Diversity Statement:

The LPGA Amateur Golf Association strives for an inclusive membership with full participation, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, career choice or golf ability.  The LPGA Amateur Golf Association believes that the practice of valuing and celebrating diversity will strengthen the status of women and that it is vital to our organization’s vision and mission.


LPGA Amateur Golf Association Core Values:
The Association operates with a set of Core Values that define the expected conduct of everyone associated with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. They set a code of conduct for all Association and Chapter operations.
The LPGA Amateur Golf Association believes in and conducts itself according to the values embodied by the game of golf:  Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Honor, Sportsmanship, Fun and Friendship.


 The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is dedicated to:

  • Inclusivity and diversity; golf is for all
  • Golf as an important asset for women in business
  • Volunteer service
  • Mentoring and support for new golfers
  • Advancement of skills for all golfers
  • Making a difference in women’s golf
  • Professionalism in our operations and relationships

Chapter Non-Discrimination and Harassment-Free Policy:

  • LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapters are run by LPGA Amateur Golf Association members serving as volunteers and do not have employees.
  • The LPGA Amateur Golf Association maintains and enforces a policy that prohibits discrimination against any member because of gender, race, age, color, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or other category protected by federal, state or local law.
  • The LPGA Amateur Golf Association expects all members to conduct themselves in accordance with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Diversity Statement and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Core Values.
  • The LPGA Amateur Golf Association will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of its members. To do so violates the law and also LPGA Amateur Golf Association policy.
  • The LPGA Amateur Golf Association's policy recommends that members promptly report discrimination and harassment to the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapter Board or to the LPGA Amateur Golf Association National Headquarters. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association will conduct a prompt and appropriate investigation of each discrimination or harassment complaint in a manner that is as impartial and confidential as possible.
  • If discrimination or harassment has occurred, the LPGA Amateur Golf Association will take steps to stop the discrimination or harassment, and will take disciplinary action against the person responsible, which may include suspension or termination of membership.

Related Documents

Mark your calendars and register for our upcoming events!

Upcoming Events  
    Check back soon!  


BetterCropped Galloping Hills Outing

We had a fabulous time at our August 10 outing at Galloping Hill Golf Course (see all the happy faces in the picture above). We had gorgeous weather and enjoyed relaxing in our dedicated space on the clubhouse patio before and after a fun and challenging round with a great group of 24 participants. Thank you all for participating! 

LPGA Amateur Golf Association New York City offers two leagues each golf season and will be introducing a new "Member Play" in 2020!

Check back soon for Summer Dates for all of these golf options!! 

MarieTOctBirdiepicMember Play will provide our members with additional opportunities to play together. It will be less formal and smaller than Chapter Outings and will utilize a wider variety of courses compared to Open Play and the 18-Hole League. 

Member Play will be scheduled in months when there are no Outings and will not have formal prizes or catering. Informal competitive games or games between the groups may be included. Courses under consideration for Member Play include Pound Ridge Golf Club, New York Country Club, and Rock Spring Golf Club.

If you are interested in volunteering for Member Play or other events, please contact Ellen Halstead, Golf Event Director at


LPGAAmMeetupPhotoThe 9-Hole League is geared for beginners and advanced beginners who don't have a handicap and may have limited on-course playing experience.

Spring league included five outings at Mosholu Golf Course with an end-of-season brunch at Rory Dolan's. 


The 18-Hole League is for more advanced players who have a handicap and are looking to play on a regular basis.   
  • No Maximum Handicap Requirement - you must have a handicap established to register for the 18-hole league, however, there is no maximum cutoff as in the past.
  • Traveling League - means we alternate courses each week throughout the tri-state area.  Courses though will repeat throughout the season, just not in a row.
  • Substitutions - we have a great substitute program!  If you want to play and know a date or two won’t work, not to worry as we always have a large substitute list and it’s easy to do!
  • Transportation: Those with cars have been generous and will accommodate as many riders as there is room. Occasionally though there may not be enough drivers so please realize that you may need to work with others in the league to lease a car for the day.
  • Costs - we are cost sensitive and will try to keep the cost of the rounds as reasonable as possible.
  • Competitive - we host some sort of friendly competition each week to make it fun.  So bring your competitive spirit!

wildturkeyouting.jpegOpen Play  

The Open Play program is a non­competitive opportunity for NYC members to meet up each weekend, from April through October to play golf. Groups are paired based upon handicap as much as possible. Open Play is currently looking for a volunteer Chair. 

Everyone who wants to play is asked to help schedule weekly tee times at public and semi-private courses on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday holidays excluding days when there is a Chapter outing. 

An email blast is sent to members each Monday with information about the week's Open Play schedule. Members wishing to play are to respond directly to the organizer no later than 5 pm on Wednesday

The organizer will send a confirmation to those who will be playing on Thursday morning. Players are responsible for securing transportation to the course; the emails of the other players will be included in the email confirmation and should be contacted directly for transportation The organizer is not responsible for transportation arrangements. 

Cancellation Policy: You MUST call the course 24 hours prior to the tee time unless the organizer has indicated otherwise. If you do not show up for your scheduled tee time and have not called the course to cancel, you will be responsible for any incurred cost

IMPORTANT: For the mutual enjoyment of the game during open play, members must adhere to the following guidelines to maintain pace of play. It is imperative to keep one stroke behind the group in front of you. Playing too slowly is a breach of etiquette! If you are having a bad day (we all do) consider playing best ball with the others in your foursome. Everyone will have more fun. 

Pace of Play Guidelines 

1. Play ready golf from tee to green. The player who is ready first, hits first (as long as it's safe to do so). 

2. Limit the number of practice swings to one per shot. 

3. Pick up after your total strokes on a hole equals double par: 6 strokes on a Par 3, 8 strokes on a Par 4, 10 strokes on a Par 5. But pick up sooner if you are delaying play. 

4. Putts, "whiffs" and any penalty strokes count toward the double par maximum. 

5. On the green, the player whose ball is closest to the pin should mark her ball and then remove or tend the flag; the first person to hole out should walk to the flag and be ready to replace it after everyone holes out. 

6. After you finish the hole, leave the green immediately. Proceed to the next tee box and then record your score from the last hole.


Sponsorship Opportunities offer direct exposure to the dynamic and fast-growing LPGA Amateur Golf Association NYC membership, which includes a wide cross-section of New York City's successful female professionals.

The PGA of America golf participation survey reveals that LPGA Amateur Golf Association members on average spent $4,528 on golf fees, lessons, equipment, food and beverage, and golf-related travel in twelve months; and the average LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapter generated over $698,800 in annual golf-related spending.

Opportunities range from sponsorship of single hole at an LPGA Amateur Golf Association event to Masters level sponsorship which provides consistent exposure and access to the membership throughout the year and at all events.

Kathy Oct Newsletter pic

For information on LPGA Amateur Golf Association NYC Chapter Sponsorship, please contact

For current member questions (We’ll see you on the fairways!):  Rori Gitlin

For prospective members  (Yes, you - Come golf with us!!) :Yolanda Santiago-Hasbun

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