Portland Chapter


Feb 12, 2019, 16:33 PM
Chapter Full Name : Portland
State : OR
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Updates & Alerts, Apr 1: 
The Chapter's 2020 Golf Events and Leagues are expected to open for registration Mon, Apr 20

Chapter Kickoff has been canceled, as have our clinics at Tualatin Island Greens, Vanco Golf Center and Redtail, and our Silvies Ranch Getaway.

Registration remains open for the Spring Specialty Clinics at Lake Oswegoalthough the Apr 25 date will be rescheduled.

Area golf courses are operating with new protocols to comply with Stay Home orders, limited facilities, reduced hours, etc; some may be closed. (Read the Oregon Golf Alliance statement.)  

Chapter leaders are monitoring state/local orders and advisories and in contact with the golf facilities on our schedule, will make adjustments as needed. Please watch for further announcements in our Monday PDX Update emails and here on our website homepage.


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.

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If you're not yet a member and would like to learn more about why we're Portland's premier women's golf clubemail us today. 


Volunteer Pitch In! Make the most of your LPGA Ams membership experience by volunteering. It's the best way to meet other members, get to know how we operate, and contribute to our Chapter's reputation as Portland's premier women's golf club. View opportunities 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 2020. 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.

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Susan Weiner
Finance & Records Director
Jon Chan
Golf Events Director
Linda Dennis
 Judith Sachs Gale Wallmark   Cheryl McGinnis
 Membership Director
Judith Sachs
Gale Wallmark
Golf Programs Director
Cheryl McGinnis
    Board Secretary
Barbara Darling Bracken 

 Other Chapter Leaders

P-Kisling   Jeanne Biggerstaff   Bonnie LaFord 
Assistant Director-Golf Events
Priscilla Kisling
   Handicap Chair
Jeanne Biggerstaff
  Education Chair
Bonnie LaFord

Make the most of your LPGA Ams membership experience by pitching in! It's the best way to meet other members, get to know how we operate, and contribute to our Chapter's reputation as Portland's premier women's golf club. 

Opportunities are available now and some committees begin working in Nov/Dec.

Golf Events Committee: Collaborate to develop and execute the Chapter’s schedule of weekend/Monday golf outings. Individual members are asked to select one or more events to manage—handling contracts and arrangements (tee times, food & beverage, etc.) with the golf course facilities, providing event information to Chapter Marketing for promotion, overseeing registrations, managing participant rosters and “hosting” the outing. Golf Programs/League Managers. Manage weekly league play at one of our league courses during the golf season (months vary by location), including securing adequate number of tee times based on monthly registrations, communicating with league members and subs, tracking and reporting participation counts. League Managers may work individually or in teams of two.
Golf Programs/Asst Director-Leagues. Responsible for securing league agreements with selected golf courses (currently 9) for the new season and assisting League Managers with monthly reporting. Facility agreements outline all details of league play, including dates, tee times, rain/heat check arrangements; benefits/discounts offered by the course, food & beverage (as needed), key facility contacts, etc. 
Marketing Committee: Collaborate to keep members informed and engaged, help create awareness of LPGA Ams PDX, and secure partners and sponsorship support that enhances the membership experience for all. The marketing team manages our tech platforms (website, email, registration, social media, etc.) and provides strategic communications support for all chapter initiatives. Education Committee: Collaborate to develop and execute the Chapter’s schedule of Education events (skills clinics, learning activities, seminars, etc). Individual members are asked to select one or more events to manage—contracts/arrangements with providers and/or facilities, providing event information to Chapter Marketing for promotion, overseeing registrations, managing participant rosters and “hosting the event. Membership/Kickoff Committee: Collaborate to develop all aspects of our 2020 "season opener." Committee members select a location, develop the program agenda (theme,content, speaker, menu, gifts & prizes, etc.) and arrange golf. 

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.
Registration for our 2020 Golf Events schedule is expected to open Mon, Apr 20. However, Chapter leaders are monitoring state and local health orders/advisories and are in contact the golf courses, and will make adjustments to the schedule as needed.

Weekend Play. New this year, the Chapter is introducing Weekend Play on weekend days we don't have a scheduled Golf Event or Clinic. Details coming soon.

Willamette Valley CC
Canby, OR
Mon, May 18
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Managers:

JoEllen Lake
Gwen Schmidt
Weekend Play     May 23, 24 or 25  
Creekside GC: Match Play
Salem, OR
Sat, May 30
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Marilyn Morfitt
Quail Valley GC: Games Golfers Play
Banks, OR
Sat, Jun 6
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Managers:

Ann Chapman
Tami Bingman
 Weekend Play     Jun 13 or 14  
Persimmon CC
Gresham, OR
Mon, Jun 15
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Managers:

Cheryl McGinnis
Janet Orzechowshi
Riverside GC
Chehalis, WA
Sat, Jun 20
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Suzie Budeau
Mystery Bus
Find out where when you arrive!
Sun, Jun 28
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Sue AuWerter
The Reserve
Aloha, OH
Fri, Jul 3
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Sue McFadden
 Weekend Play      Jul 4 or 5  
Mt Hood Resort GC
Mt Hood, OR
Sat, Jul 11
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Managers:

Tami Latham
Roxie Rider-King
OGA GC: Chapter Championship
Woodburn, OR
Sat Jul 18
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Robin Kawashima
Langdon Farms GC
Canby, OR
Sat, Jul 26
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:
Priscilla Kisling
Chehalem Glenn GC
Newberg, OR
Sun, Aug 2
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Managers:
Anita Harlan
Donna Gray
 Weekend Play      Aug 8 or 9  
Getaway: Chambers Bay/Gold Mountain/The Home Course
Puget Sound Area, WA
Aug 14-16
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Tami Bringman
Lake Oswego GC: Skills Challenge
Lake Oswego, OR
Sat, Aug 22
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Gale Wallmark
Indian Creek GC
Hood River, OR
Sat, Aug 29
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Julianne Matzell
Lewis River GC
Woodland, WA
Sun, Sep 20
    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Priscilla Kisling
Meriwether GC: Year End Celebration
Hillsboro, OR
Sat, Oct 3

    Registration opens Apr 20 

Event Manager:

Roxie Rider-King

League play is one of our most popular program options, and members often think of their League course as their "home" course. Certainly, we think about these courses as our Club's 'primary partners' in supporting women's golf. In 2020, we'll offer weekday League play at ten courses. Most are 9-hole evening leagues, but we now have three daytime leagues--Charbonneau and two new courses Rose City and King City.

Members are able to register for each league by month and to select any two or more play dates each month. Registration for all Leagues will open in April.

Once registration opens, you may find it helpful to view these "Seven Steps to Register for League Play."

Charbonneau Logo    Charbonneau GC
Thursdays, May-Sep
18 holes: 1:30 p.m. start
9 holes: 3:30 p.m. start
Michelle Davidson
KT Todaro
  Reg opens Apr 2020

Eastmoreland-Logo   Eastmoreland GC
Wednesdays, Jun-Aug, 5:30 p.m. start
Jackie Kleinstub
Lily Ravencraft
  Reg opens Apr 2020
Glendover Logo_2020   Glendoveer GC
Mondays, May-Aug
9 holes, 5:20 p.m. start
Donna Gray
Cindy Roeser
  Reg opens Apr 2020
Heron Lakes   Heron Lakes GC
Tuesdays, May-Aug
9 holes, 5:21 p.m. start
Ann Chapman
Tami Bringman
  Reg opens Apr 2020
 king-city   NEW in 2020!
King City GC
Mondays, months TBD
9 holes, morning tee time TBD
Pat Grennan
  Reg opens Apr 2020
Lake Oswego   Lake Oswego GC
Tuesdays, May-Aug
9 holes, 6 p.m. start
MaryAnn Robinson
Jan Green
   Reg opens Apr 2020
 MeriwetherLogo_NatGolfClub   Meriwether National GC
9 holes, 5:30 p.m. start
Judith Sachs
  Reg opens Apr 2020
Redtail Logo   Redtail GC
Mondays, Jun-Sep
9 holes, 5 p.m. start
Sheila Close
Veronica Gonzales
  Reg opens Apr 2020
Rose_City_Logo_resized    NEW in 2020!
 Rose City GC
Tuesdays, May-Sep
18 holes, 10:15 a.m. start
Anita Harlan
  Reg opens Apr 2020
Reserve Logo    The Reserve GC
Thu/Wed, Jun-Aug
9 holes, 5 p.m. start
Lisa Hayes
Kathy Kennedy
  Reg opens Apr 2020

Additional clinics and learning events will be posted soon. If you have ideas for future clinics or learning events, please use our online Suggestion Box to share them with Chapter leaders.

Clinic Series w/Cindy Lincoln
Redtail Golf Center

Six Friday evening lessons, 6-7 p.m.
Apr 17 & 24; May 10 & 17; Jun 5 & 12. 

This clinic has been canceled.
Event Manager: Bonnie LaFord

Spring Specialty Clinics
Lake Oswego GC

Uneven Lies - Sat, Apr 25, 1-2 p.m.
Bunker Shots - Sat, May 16, 10-11 a.m.
Trouble Shots - Sat, Jun 13, 1-2 p.m.
  Register one, $16; for any two, $31.50; or for all three, $47.

Learn more & register
Reg closes Apr 15 
Event Manager: Gale Wallmark
Tune-Up Clinics
Tualatin Island Greens
Registration is closed 
Questions? Contact Education Chair Bonnie LaFord

Tune-Up Clinics
Vanco Golf Range
Registration is closed 
Questions? Contact Education Chair Bonnie LaFord

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

Support from our 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 sponsor logos to visit their sites. And please consider patronizing their businesses and thanking them for their important support. 

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