Metro Detroit Chapter
Chapter News & Announcements
  • LPGA Amateurs Metro Detroit Chapter Members,
     
    Hoping that you are healthy, or getting back to healthy, as we all navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic.  As you know, our latest Michigan direction is for most of us to stay at home and for most businesses to close.  
     
    2020 CHAPTER EVENTS 
    In this regard, we have decided to cancel the Skills Clinic that was planned for May 3.  This is in addition to the April 4 Season Kickoff event that has already been announced as cancelled (and the March 21 Winter Swing TopGolf event). All events on our schedule, as well as the cancelled Skills Clinic, will be revisited once we know it is safe to do so.
     
    2020 CHAPTER LEAGUE PLAY
    Golf courses are currently closed and each of our league locations are evaluating how to ensure they are following guidelines from the CDC and local officials, once they reopen.  All changes made, such as golf cart use, keeping rakes out the bunkers, etc., will be communicated at a later date.  
     
    Given that we do not know when/if our 2020 golf season will begin, our League Registration process is currently on hold.  Once we have a better understanding on timing, we will make any necessary adjustments to our individual course schedule and pricing, and begin registration for leagues.  Be on the lookout for communications, as we expect the registration period to be shortened.  
     
    League Players from 2019: 1)  Be on the lookout in the next couple of days for an "Intent Survey".  For planning purposes, this will help us know whether you want to return to the same league that you played in last year, or if you plan to choose a different league.  2) Depending on when we can start registrations, and how long the registration period will be, note that a pre-registration period for returning league players (new this year), may need to be shortened or eliminated.   
     
    NEWS FROM LPGA AMATEUR GOLF ASSOCIATION NATIONAL OFFICE
    Please check your Spam or other folders if you do not see emails in your Inbox directly from LPGA Amateur Golf Association. 
    If you are able, check out the tips, webinars, etc. in these emails, to help you learn and stay connected.   Descriptions of each webinar are on the new Webinar page in the Member Clubhouse.  
     
     
    Hope this information helps. As we know more, updates will be provided on our Chapter website and our Facebook page.  In addition, feel free to contact me directly via email or phone, or send an email to our Board at info@lpgaamateursdetroit.com.  
     
    Health and Safety First,
     
    Rae Carr, President-LPGA Amateurs Metro Detroit Chapter
    248-302-0262
  • 2020 Season - Golf Leagues

    A Flight = Average 9-hole score of 55 strokes or less
    B Flight = Average 9-hole score of 56-69 strokes
    C Flight = Average 9-hole score of 70 strokes or more

    --------------- WEEKLY COMPETITIVE LEAGUES ---------------

    MONDAY          Flight A/B                 The Links at Crystal Lake – Pontiac
     Start: TBD     5:30 pm          Max 20 golfers       

    MONDAY          Flight A/B                 Farmington Hills GC – Farmington Hills
    Start: TBD    5:44 pm           Max 20 golfers       

    TUESDAY          Flight B/C                  Evergreen Hills GC – Southfield
    Start:  TBD     10:26 am       Max 16 golfers         

     TUESDAY          Flight A/B                 Sylvan Glen GC – Troy
     Start: TBD    6:28 pm          Max 12 golfers                              

    WEDNESDAY    Flight A/B                Rackham GC – Huntington Woods
    Start: TBD     5:30 pm          Max 16 golfers    

    WEDNESDAY    Flight B/C                Wyandotte Shores GC – Wyandotte
    Start: TBD    5:37 pm          Max 12 golfers      

    THURSDAY       Flight A                     Fieldstone GC – Auburn Hills
     Start: TBD    5:08 pm         Max 16 golfers                                                           

    ---------- SOCIAL / NON-COMPETITIVE LEAGUES (Pay Only When You Play) ------

    SUNDAY            Flight A/B/C             Glen Oaks GC – Farmington Hills 
    Start: TBD     2:56 pm          Max 16 golfers      

                                                                                                                     

    --------------- BEGINNER / MENTORSHIP LEAGUES ---------------

    TUESDAY          Flight C                     Strategic Fox – Plymouth          
    Start: TBD     6:00 pm         Max 12 golfers                 

    TUESDAY          Flight C                     Somerset Park GC – Troy (TENTATIVE)
    Start: TBD    5:45 pm          Max 12 golfers     

                                                                                 

  • As we are all aware of the Virus ALERTS we are postponing all Chapter Events until further notice. 
  • September 2019,  for our second year our chapter was represented in the CUP Match Play event.  This year at Cog Hill in IL. 2019 CUP Team
    Front Row (Left to Right): Kathy Brennan, Janie Tischler, Lisa Kupalian, Dana Greer
    Back Row (Left to Right): Anna Manko, Deb Sprich, Faye Comb, Karon Bohlender
    A strong representation of the Farmington Hills League and the Ann Arbor Forest Lake League as well.
    NEXT YEAR - let's have 2 cup teams!  Many other chapters do!

    Kudo's to them for coming in 8th on such a rainy weekend.
    2019 CUP Rain




  • A great time was held by both of our Scramble Teams!
    8 players - 36 Competitive holes
    280 Participants - International because those Canadian Ladies had a riot too!
    Both of our teams were in the 1st Flight, due to handicaps.

    Highlight:
    Kathy Stellma received an amazing Pinehurst Package for closest to the pin for the entire weekend.

    Coolest Memory: A Crystal Trophy has been created for this tournament, on it will be the names of each player. The Trophy itself will reside in the LPGA Trophy case, next to the Solheim Cup.  When announced I personally had goose bumps - how cool is that!  

    Results: Team 1, Captain Karon Boehlander - finished 9th out of 29 1st Flight teams. Team 2, Captain Peg Feltner - finished 24th. 

    Best Photo: There were alot!  Take a look at the video on Nationals site to see more. You have to love the Scramble team photo where all of them are checking the distance on their Range Finders.  
    Sun Going Down on Inaugural Scramble
  • We've been invited back to the Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton for their Ladies Open Play Day.  Monday April 29th, 2019, arrive at 9:00 am, shot gun start at 10:00 am.  $30 - pay at the course. Includes Cart, 18 holes and appetizers at the end. Click here to register 
  • Our Spring Rules Clinic scheduled originally for April 27th has been replaced with the National Webinar.  Webinars are recorded if you miss them and you can go back and view them a second or third time.  Confused about a specific Rule Change for 2019, please send an email to info@lpgaamateursdetroit.com and we will be sure to post your question and an answer.  We can all gain from each other! Click Here to Register for the Online Rules Webinar
  • 2019 Season Kick Off - Top Golf Auburn Hills

    Season Kick Off Registration is Open to Members ($50) and Non Members ($60)
    We will be enjoying a Saturday Morning at Top Golf in Auburn Hills from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm with Brunch Included!

    Dress Accordingly! Top Golf is partially an open air venue, so depending on the weather it may be a little "cool".  

    They have clubs you can use, or bring your own!
  • 2019  League Registration is open!

    You can find the details under our Events - Leagues pages of this Website.

    A couple changes this year as requested by the members!
    Sylvan Glen in Troy is back in our offerings in replacement of Sanctuary Lake.
    Check Out Evergreen Hills in Southfield - New This year and 9 holes at 11:00 am!
    New is Lake Forest in Ann Arbor, you can take in 18 holes weekly at 11:00 am
    If you are just learning we have Mentoring Leagues again this year and you don't have to be a member to join and learn with us.
    Glen Oaks located in Farmington Hills - don't forget this is open to all Flights and offered on Sunday afternoon!
  • A first time Scramble Team event for the LPGA Amateurs will be happening the weekend of May 18th & 19th.  There are approximately 72 teams competing and we have 2 teams from our Metro Detroit Chapter participating and competing in the event!

    Join our Facebook group and watch how the event unfolds and how our 8 players do in the field of 72 teams!