Portland Chapter


Feb 12, 2019, 16:33 PM
Chapter Full Name : Portland
State : OR
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Use the EVENTS drop-down to view/register for all Chapter Events, Chapter Leagues, Education and Association tournaments. Here are a few upcoming activities...

Local Championship Qualifier, Forest Hills GC,Jul 21
Formerly known as the Chapter Championship. Compete in either Stroke or Scramble division for a chance to advance to Regional Qualifier (Aug 17, Thanksgiving Point GC, UT). Reg is closed. Go to portal.

Central OR Getaway, Aug 2-4
Play any one, two or all three dates. Juniper GC, Aug 2; Sunriver-Woodlands, Aug 3; Sunriver-Meadows, Aug 4. Register separately for each.

Tri-Mountain GC, Aug 11
18-hole recreational roundLearn More/Register

Coast Getaway, Aug 16-18
Play any one, two or all three dates. Neskowin GC, Aug 16; Salishan GC, Aug 17Chinook Winds GC, Aug 18. Register separately for each.

Portland Chapter

Like all LPGA Amateur chapters, here in Portland we welcome women of all skill levels, including those new to the game—offering a varied schedule of weeknight league play, weekend recreational outings, tournaments, instructional clinics, social and networking events. Members choose to participate according to their individual interests and schedules. Learn more. Join us!

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2019 LPGA Amateurs Championship Help is needed for our Local Championship Qualifier Jul 21 at Forest Hills GC. Please consider volunteering that day to help ensure competitors have a great experience. See assignment options and sign up now: 2019 LCQ Volunteer Signup.
 2019 Cambia PortlandClassic Our LPGA Tour sisters come to town the week of Aug 26 for pro ams Mon and Wed and tournament play Thu through Sun at Columbia Edgewater CC. We're hoping asking LPGA Ams PDX members volunteer in force to assist with scoring, marshaling, admission, player services and other assignments. Learn more & register. Use the code LPGAAMS so the chapter gets credit for your help.
Chapter Catch-All

This is where we keep everything you need that doesn't have a place of its own.
 Handicap Links
 See The Pros: Korn Ferry Tour, Aug 8-11, Pumpkin Ridge
 WincoPDX-2019-logo The First Tee of Greater Portland has offered LPGA Ams PDX a limited supply of FREE Weekly Ticket vouchers to this Korn Ferry (formerly Web.com) Tour event. Importantly, TFT receives beneficiary credit for each voucher used. If you're planning to attend, click to reserve vouchers now


Like all LPGA Amateur chapters, ours runs entirely on volunteer power - members willing to commit their time and talents serving on our board and/or committees to create a membership experience we can all enjoy, year after year. If you're a member, you can volunteer! It's a great way to get involved, make friends and make a difference for our chapter.

We're pleased to introduce our Board of Directors and other chapter leaders for 2019. The board term runs Nov 1-Oct 31, and board meetings are the first Tuesday of each month (Jan-Oct). To learn more about how you can get involved or to make suggestions or comments, email one of the leaders below or info@lpgaamateursportland.com.

Susan Weiner Donna Gray  Leslie Riester 
Susan Weiner
Finance & Records Director
Donna Gray
Golf Events Director
Leslie Riester
 Judith Sachs  Linda Erickson  Cheryl McGinnis
 Membership Director
Judith Sachs
 Member Services Director
Linda Erickson
Golf Programs Director
Cheryl McGinnis
 Gale Wallmark   Bracken1     
Marketing Director
Gale Wallmark
  Board Secretary
Barbara Darling Bracken 

 Other Chapter Leaders

Dennis   Jeanne Biggerstaff   Cheryl McGinnis 
Assistant Director-Golf Events
Linda Dennis
   Handicap Chair
Jeanne Biggerstaff
  Leagues Chair
Cheryl McGinnis
 Bonnie LaFord   Suzie Off     
  Education Chair
Bonnie LaFord
   Match Play Chair
Suzy Off

We're fortunate to have a strong culture of volunteering in our chapter. More than 60 members assisted in 2018-- serving on our board, planning events, coordinating our leagues...and everything in between. 

We're grateful for all who' have stepped up to help this year, but there's always room for more. Volunteering is good mix of work and fun, and a great way to build relationships and help shape the experience we all enjoy as LPGA Amateurs here in Portland. Please consider these Volunteer Opportunities.

Guest Policy

Non-members may participate as ‘guests’ in up to two Chapter golf/education events or league dates prior to joining LPGA Amateurs. Guests are assumed to be prospective members and their participation is intended to introduce them to the membership experience. Multi-day events such as Getaway Weekends are considered one event.

Procedure: Guests must register (or be registered by a member) and pay stated event/league drop-in fee prior to stated deadline.

General Fee Policy

Registration fees for Chapter Events, Leagues, Clinics, etc. are based on contract pricing negotiated with a golf course/facility, plus a small upcharge to cover payment processing and admin costs. The Chapter makes every effort to keep participation fees as low as possible and does not set fees to make a profit.

Members and guests must pay published participation fees regardless of any special status/rates they may be eligible for at a given golf course.

Missed Deadline Policy

Post-deadline registrations are strongly discouraged but may be possible on a case-by-case basis—at the discretion of the Event/League Manager and/or Finance Director.


  • Requests to register after the deadline must be submitted to the respective Event/League Manager (name and contact info are posted on the respective Event/League webpage), who will, in turn, notify the Finance Director.
  • Post-deadline registrations may need to be processed manually and paid by check, as determined by the Finance Director.

No-Show Policy

A registered, paid participant who fails to show up for their assigned tee time is ineligible for any reimbursement and may not request a refund from the Chapter. A no-show situation could be avoided if the participant finds and confirms a Substitute player.

Substitute Policy

Members who have registered/paid for an Event or League but find themselves unable to participate may find a substitute to take their place.


  • A paid participant must confirm her substitute (as far in advance as possible) with the Event/League Manager (name and contact info are posted on the respective Event/League webpage).
Reimbursement to the paid participant, if any, will be paid by the substitute player, as negotiated between the two of them. The Chapter will not collect a fee from the substitute and will not refund payment to the original participant.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Event/League registration fees will be refunded—less credit card processing fees—to members or guests who request a refund prior to the event cancellation deadline. Refund requests submitted on or after the deadline due to ‘exceptional’ circumstances (injury, illness, death in the family, etc.) will be considered and resolved on a case-by-case basis.


  • Refund requests must be submitted to the respective Event/League Manager (name and contact info are posted on the respective Event/League webpage), who will forward it to the Finance Director (with a recommendation) for processing.

Weather Policy

Chapter Events/Leagues/Clinics may be canceled (or halted) due to unsafe weather or course conditions. Such cancellations are made jointly by the Chapter Manager and the golf course staff.


  • Depending on the cause & timing of the cancelation, paid participants will receive full or partial refunds or ‘rain/heat’ checks based on terms negotiated in advance between the Chapter and the facility. Paid participants will be notified about the resolution by the Event/League Manager as quickly as possible.
  • Refunds for weather cancelations will not include administrative fees.
  • Paid participants should not contact the facility/pro shop regarding refunds or rain/heat checks. Any/all questions should be directed to the Event/League Manager .
  • As they are issued by the facility, rain/heat checks may not be used to “pay” for future League or Event registrations. They may—at the discretion of the League Manager—be used for drop-in league play.

League Drop-In Policy

Members wishing to play a League date for which they are not pre-registered/paid (i.e. ‘drop in’) may do so only with advance permission from the League Manager .


  • Request permission to drop in from the League Manager (name and contact info are posted on the respective League webpage) at least 48 hours prior to the desired league date. Requests will be subject to openings, if any, on the player roster.
  • With permission to play confirmed, a check (payable to LPGA Amateurs Portland) for the League greens fee plus a $5 drop-in charge, must be given to the League Manager prior to teeing off. (The $5 drop-in upcharge is waived for Chapter Board Members.)

Charity Policy

The Chapter will focus its charitable financial and/or promotional support on organizations and initiatives that serve to grow and enhance the game of golf for women and girls, as well as those working to advance women’s health and welfare. Examples of the former include those aligned with HQ goals such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and The First Tee, as well as junior and scholastic golf programs for girls, Women’s Golf Day, and others. Examples of the latter include breast health causes such as Play for Pink and Breast Friends, which the Chapter has supported in recent years.


  • Members may propose Chapter support for charitable organizations, initiatives, events, etc. that are “in scope” of our Policy by contacting a board member and providing all pertinent information (cause, cost, date, location, etc.) at least two months prior to decision deadline. Proposals will be discussed and decided at the first monthly board meeting following submission.
Lots of great golf is in store for us this year, including three getaway weekends, two new fun format events, another 'magical' mystery bus, association tournaments and more. 

Local Championship Qualifier
Forest Hills GC

Sun Jul 21
1 p.m. start; Association Tournament
Click for eligibility & participation info
    Reg is closed
Go to portal
Event Manager: Jeanne Biggerstaff
Central OR Weekend Getaway
Fri-Sun, Aug 2-4

Play one, two or all three dates.
Start times vary. 18-hole stroke play.
Juniper Event Manager: Ann Chapman
Fee increases $5 Jul 15. Deadline Jun 16.
[Sat & Sun rounds organized by Central OR Chapter.]
    Use these links to learn more & register.
Fri, Aug 2, Juniper GC
Sat, Aug 3, Sunriver Woodlands GC
Sun, Aug 4, Sunriver Meadows GC
Tri-Mountain GC
Sun, Aug 11

9 a.m. start; 18-hole stroke play
     $54 per player
Learn More/Register
Fee increases $5 Jul 28.  Deadline Aug 4.
Event Manager: Sue Meade
Coast Weekend Getaway
Fri-Sun, Aug 16-18

Start time vary; 18-hole stroke play
Event Manager: Judith Sachs
    Use these links to learn more & register.
Fri, Aug 16, Neskowin GC
Sat, Aug 17, Salishan GC
Sun, Aug 18, Chinook Winds GC
Skills Challenge!
Lake Oswego GC
Sat, Aug 24

A dozen or more 'challenges' set up over nine holes!
     $25 per player
Learn More/Register
Deadline Aug 17.
Event Manager: Barbra Bader
Rock Creek GC
Sat, Aug 31

1 p.m. start; 18-hole stroke play
    $54 per player
Learn More/Register
Fee increase $5 Aug 19. Deadline Aug 23.
Event Manager: Linda Erickson
Skamania Resort GC
Sat, Sep 14

1 p.m. start; 18-hole stroke play & BBQ lunch
    $54 per player
Learn More/Register
Fee increase $5 Sep 2. Deadline Sep 8.
Event Manager: Tami Latham
Year-End Celebration
Camas Meadows GC
Sat, Oct 5

11 a.m. Brunch & Nine-Hole Golf
     $35 per person
Learn More/Register
Fee increases $5 Sep 15. Deadline Sep 20.
Event Manager: Roxie Rider-King

League Play is offered at the following courses this season. Members are able to register for each league by month and to select any two or more play dates a month. Most leagues are nine holes with late afternoon start times. The exception is Charbonneau, where players can select to play 18 holes (2 p.m. start) or nine holes (3:30 p.m. start). ***Please take a minute to view these "Seven Steps to Register for League Play."

Charbonneau Logo    Charbonneau GC
Thursdays, May-Sep
18 holes: 2 p.m. start
9 holes: 3:30 p.m. start
Michelle Davidson
View Jun portal
View Jul portal

Eastmoreland-Logo   Eastmoreland GC
Wednesdays, Jun-Aug
9 holes; 5:30 p.m. start
Jackie Kleinstub
Lily Ravencraft
  View Jun portal
View Jul portal
Glendover Logo   Glendoveer GC
Mondays, May-Aug
9 holes, 5:20 p.m. start
Anne DeRock
  View Jun portal
View Jul portal
Heron Lakes   Heron Lakes GC
Tuesdays, May-Aug
9 holes, 5:21 p.m. start
Ann Chapman
Debbie Bensching 
  View Jun portal
View Jul portal
Lake Oswego   Lake Oswego GC
Tuesdays, May-Aug
9 holes, 6 p.m. start
MaryAnn Robinson
Jan Green
   View Jun portal
View Jul portal
 MeriwetherLogo_NatGolfClub   Meriwether National GC
9 holes, 5:30 p.m. start
Judith Sachs
April Okazaki
  View Jun portal
View Jul portal
Redtail Logo   Redtail GC
Mondays, Jun-Sep
9 holes, 5 p.m. start
Kathy Kennedy
Jen Linehan
Sheila Close
  View Jun portal
View Jul portal
Reserve Logo    The Reserve GC
Thu/Wed, Jun-Aug
9 holes, 5 p.m. start
Sue AuWerter
  View Jun portal
View Jul portal

Our 2019 Education calendar included a great lineup of helpful clinics and two brand new fun-format events. Only one is still open for registration: 

LPGA Amateurs PDX Skills Challenge. Lake Oswego Muni. Sat. Aug 24. All for fun, put your golf skills to "the test (?!?)" in this friendly "Big Break" style competition. Awards and small bites following the Challenge. Registration closes Aug 17.

Questions? Contact Education Chair Bonnie LaFord at education@lpgaamateursportland.com.

 Support from these sponsors enhances the local LPGA Amateurs membership experience for us all by helping us defray participation costs and enabling us to include "extras"  and special offers to members. Click on their logos to visit their sites. And please consider patronizing their businesses and thanking them for their important support. 

To learn more about becoming a sponsor view/download our 2019 Sponsorship Program options or contact us at sponsorship@lpgaamateursportland.com.



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LPGA Amateurs Portland
P.O. Box 22766
Milwaukie, OR 97269

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