Chapter News & Announcements
  • Try Pop-up Golf now - instructions

    Looking to play some golf? Go ahead and make a tee time at your favorite course and announce it to CNJ's Pop-Up Golfers!!!


    Pop-Up Golf provides a list of CNJ members who want more opportunities to play golf anytime, anywhere.


    What to Expect:


    Pop-Up Golf  provides chapter members interested in ad hoc golfing opportunities with a mechanism for playing with other chapter members. Those registering for Chapter Pop Up Golf will be able to email any or all other registrants via the Golf Genius portal for Pop-Up Golf.


    Any registrant (the host) may reserve a foursome (or less) at any course and announce it (course, date and time, # of available slots) to the Pop Up Golfers via email accessed through the Golf Genius Portal Page for Pop-Up Golf.

    Those wishing to play respond via email to the "host". First come, first serve. 

     

    By registering for Pop-Up Golf, you agree to have your name and email accessible to those registering. Only chapter members may register.


    No Cost

    Registering for Pop-Up Golf is free


    REGISTER HERE


    Questions?

    Contact Robbie Cohen

    robbie.s.cohen@gmail.com



  • LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open Registration Opens Feb 8


    Phase 1 registration for the 2024 LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open will open on Thursday, Feb 8 at 1:00pm EST and closes on Monday, Feb 12 at 11:59pm EST.  This popular event will be held on May 17-18 at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Click here for more event details.

    Reminder: all 2023 memberships expired on 12/31/23 and members have until 3/31/24 to renew at the regular rate before being charged the rejoin rate. Those who haven't renewed their membership are considered no longer current. Members must be current in their dues to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events, and to receive complimentary access to LPGA Tour Events.


  • It's Time to Renew for 2024

     

    1. Log into the Member Clubhouse
    2. Under My Profile and Overview, click on the gold Renew button on the right side of the screen
    3. Complete the sections and click Next at the bottom of the screen
    4. Review the payment page and click Add to Cart
    5. Review the information at the bottom of the page for accuracy and make any changes as
    necessary

    6. Click Checkout and complete the payment process

     

    If you need additional assistance, please contact membership@lpgaamateurs.com.

  • Call for Nominations

    We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our 2024 season board. We have an open position for marketing director. if you are interested (or wish to nominate someone else) or would like more information, please contact our President, Jennifer Taddeo at President@lpgaamateurscnj.com

     


  • Another Hole in One!!

    Congratulations to Elsie Ahrend. She got her first ever hole in one on the 7th hole at Heron Glen.

    Big congrats to Hee Cho Moon who made a hole-in-one at #16 at Pinehurst course six!


  • We are excited to announce our new Partnership with the AGS Woman’s division…

    Overview of the Amateur Golf Society of America (AGS) Women’s Division supported by the LPGA Amateur Golf Association:

    1. The AGSA Women’s Division includes access to nearly 70 week-long Tour events in three markets (PA, NJ and DE), all of which are net competitions that include a separate women’s division.
    2.  Members can tee it up at any/day or time during the week of the event at the host course, there is no requirement to play at a fixed day or time, or with a specific person(s)

    3. AGS membership is a $75 annual fee, i.e., members can play in events in any Tour region, and there is no minimum commitment for members. Play in as many or as few events as you like and only pay the posted greens fees at your chosen events. 

    4. All Tour members receive exclusive early access to the tee sheet for Tour events well in advance of the public. Golfers will be able to book any Tour event when registration opens in early Spring, ensuring opportunities will be available for any member to play at any event.

    5. Tour members also receive discounts on tee times at many events, and their member kit includes perks and promotions from Tour sponsors and partners, valid only for Tour members. These benefits include discounts on local bars and restaurants, golf apparel and equipment manufacturers, golf travel opportunities and more.

    6. Weekly and season-long prizes (including high-end packages like fully paid trips to the Caribbean) are available in each division, including all net flights, women’s and senior.

    The AGSA Tour registration is now open.  Members can log into the website https://www.amateurgolfsociety.com/.  The first week of the tour will begin on Monday, April 24, 2023, and the league schedule can be viewed on the website:   https://www.amateurgolfsociety.com/events.  For a complete list of FAQ’s please  click here

  • Tee off Luncheon - A Huge Success

    We want to give a huge shoutout to our Director of Events, Lynda Beam and the events committee for creating such an amazing kick off for the 2023 season. The Tee Off Luncheon was a day to remember, filled with fun and excitement, and it was great to see so many of our members there to start off the season.

    The fashion show, hosted by Christina Thompson and her team from Golf 4 her, was a highlight of the event. Our amazing members volunteered to model some of the latest golf fashion trends, and they all looked fantastic! It was inspiring to see such a great turnout and support from our members.

    We'd also like to extend a big thank you to our Eagle sponsor this year, Sioban Beere from Post Polak. Your generous support made this event possible, and we're grateful for your contribution to our Chapter.

    In addition, we'd like to recognize our member vendors Ingrid Brase, IBSewing and Donna Sanclemente, The Beaded Realtor, as well as Hillary Spivak from Arbonne. Thank you for being part of our event and for showcasing your fantastic products. We appreciate your support and dedication to our Chapter.

    If the Tee Off Luncheon is any indication of what the season ahead has in store, we should all be very excited. We have a lot of exciting events and activities planned, and we can't wait to see what the rest of the season holds. Stay tuned for more updates and events from our club!

    Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make the Tee Off Luncheon such a huge success. We're looking forward to an amazing 2023 season together."

    See you on the course…..



  • Welcome to our new members!

    We're so pleased to welcome several new members to the Central NJ LPGA Amateurs chapter! 

    Welcome to:

    • Maureen Allen
    • Rita Barish
    • Debra DiPace
    • Joanne Dundon
    • Susan Egan
    • Nancy Francese
    • Laurie Hills
    • Virginia Mazza
    • Erynn Murray
    • Lori Shilling
    • Kate Sullivan
    • Joanne Vanderheyden


    We're going to have a great season, and can't wait to meet you and play with you!


  • LPGA and Epson Tour is coming to our area!

    We are excited that there are multiple upcoming LPGA Tour Majors coming to our area and your LPGA Amateurs ID will grant you complimentary access for you and a guest!  If your schedule allows, please plan to come support the best women golfers in the world!  

    Cognizant Founders Cup, Clifton NJ

     May 11-14

    Check out the details on the Tournament Website

     

    ShopRite Classic, Galloway NJ  

     June 5-11

    Check out the details on the Tournament Website

     

    KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Springfield NJ

     June 22 - 25

    Check out the details on the Tournament Website

     

    Click here for the complete LPGA Tour schedule.  Click here for the complete Epson Tour schedule.


  • Rules webinar postponed - new date to come

    The webinar scheduled for March 14, 2023 to go over the rules of golf has been postponed. If you'd previously registered, we will be in touch when a new date is set. Thank you.



  • Register now for tee-off luncheon!

    What: Tee-Off Luncheon

    When: Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Where: Mercer Oaks Golf Course, West Windsor, NJ

    Who: LPGA Amateurs Central Jersey Chapter members and guests Cost: $55 for members, $65 for non-members

    Registration Deadline: March 24, 2023, at midnight

    In addition to enjoying lunch and browsing vendor tables, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about the upcoming events, leagues, and clinics planned by the Central NJ Chapter for 2023.

    Members can also opt to play a 9-hole round following the luncheon, with tee times starting at 2:30. Walk fees are $33, plus an additional $9 for those who choose to ride in a cart, golf payable at the course. Please choose "Golf and Luncheon" at registration. space is limited.

    Registration is limited to the first 65 attendees, so interested participants are encouraged to sign up before the deadline. Guests are also welcome to attend!

    Register now!


  • Welcome to our new members!

    We're so pleased to welcome several new members to the Central NJ LPGA Amateurs chapter! 

    Welcome to:

    • Isabella Baldasare-Rinaldi
    • Janet Cantore-Watson
    • Marsha Delisca
    • Susan Franson
    • Valerie Grazul
    • Amanda Kewley
    • Molly Lytle
    • Kathy MacFarlane
    • Sally Jo Madsen
    • Mary McFadden
    • Mary McMillian
    • Catherine McPadden
    • Ellen Murtha
    • Sharon Primero
    • Beryl Roman
    • Chau Shearer
    • Lisa Zapson
    • Kate Shover

    We're going to have a great season, and can't wait to meet you and play with you!


  • An update on 2023 events from Lynda Beam - your events director
    Happy new year and welcome to the 2023 golf season. The events committee members have been working diligently to bring you a GREAT golf season. We have new courses to play, private courses to play, a Mother's Day outing scheduled, 9 and dines that will be held throughout the season, a weekend getaway and YES, a MYSTERY golf event is being planned.

    But first, we need to kick things off!!!! Our tee-off luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 1 (no fooling) at 11:00 a.m. at Mercer Oaks golf course. It will be an opportunity for you to meet with current members and friends and help welcome the many new members to our chapter.

    A fun addition to our tee-off this year ... we have scheduled tee times at Mercer Oaks starting at 2:30 p.m. for anyone interested in playing the course after our event. Details will be included in the tee-off registration link.

    The committee members have worked hard to bring you a fantastic golf season and we hope that you take full advantage of all the chapter has to offer.

    Registration for the event will be emailed to you soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

    For a full listing of our 2023 events, bookmark the events page on our website.


    Events committee
      Lynda Beam
      Elsie Ahrend
      Donnna Beland
      Ingrid Brase
      Lori Dolnick
      Sheila McShane
      Sue Roberts
      Barbara Shelkin

      Travis Tallman


  • Now is the time to renew your membership or become a member of Central NJ LPGA Amateurs!

    Become a member of Central NJ LPGA Amateurs!
    Are you looking for a community of women to play golf with? Would you like to belong to the LPGA Family? Are you interested in taking up the game of golf and don't know where to start? You can get it all through LPGA Amateurs!

    Become part of the LPGA family today to connect with thousands of women golfers, to learn from the most qualified teachers in teaching women - LPGA professionals, to play in local and association-wide golf events for all abilities and to belong to a community that shares your passion for golf.

    Renew your membership by March 15!  
    Access your profile and view other members-only benefits


  • Mark your calendars for April 1 for our 2023 tee-off luncheon!
    Mark your calendars - the 2023 tee-off luncheon for the Central NJ LPGA will be held April 1 at Mercer Oaks Golf Course in West Windsor, NJ. We're excited to talk about the action-packed season of golf we've got planned! 

  • February 2023: A note from our chapter president with a look to the action-packed golf season coming
    Who is ready for an action-packed golf season ahead? We are so excited to announce the MANY new opportunities for

    you to take advantage of, including new events, three new leagues, and additional educational clinics to help you improve your game.

    Whether you're a seasoned golfer or new to the sport, there's something for everyone. I encourage you to embrace these new opportunities and make the most of the upcoming season. And don't forget, there are also some great surprises in store!

    So let's get excited and make this a memorable and enjoyable season. If we haven't met, please introduce yourself at the tee-off luncheon on April 1 at Mercer Oaks! And, naturally, I look forward to seeing you on the course.

    Best regards,Jennifer TaddeoPresident, LPGA Amateurs League of Central NJ


  • October 2022 News...

    Link to Vol 5 of the newsletter

    - We had a successful Play for P.I.N.K. outing on September 17th at the Highbridge Hills Golf Club in Highbridge Hills.   Every year we play Pink Lady. Every team gets a pink ball and the foursome rotates the ball as each hole is played. The team that manages to hold on to the pink ball for all 18 holes wins the game. This year, the 1st place team was Elsie Ahrend, Diane Anderson, Sue Stager, and Sheila McShane. The 2nd place team was Sue Roberts, Jennifer Taddeo, and Darlene Robinson.  Diane Anderson won longest drive, and Lori Dolnick won closest to the pin. The chapter was able to raise $800 for BCRF through registration fees and bidding on 3 prizes. Ingrid Brase made a lovely seat cover, Donna Beland donated a Visa gift card, and the course donated a foursome that we raffled off.  Thanks to Sue Roberts for putting this outing together, and to the Play 4 Pink Foundation for donating the team prizes.

    - We concluded our season with the FINAL PUTT outing and luncheon at the Hopewell Valley Golf Club in Hopewell on October 15th.  36 chapter members enjoyed a pre-round breakfast, golf and the awards and recognition luncheon afterwards.   It was a beautiful fall day and the 9 scramble teams enjoyed the fall colors and each other’s company.   Congratulations to the day’s golf contest winners:  the first-place scramble team of Siobhan Beere, Sheila McShane, Maya Murthy and Marge Zietchick, longest drive: Dot Garrihy and closest to the pin: Doris Rudnick.   President Donna Beland also recognized the volunteers who helped make the 2022 season such a success.   She was also recognized for her contributions to the chapter both as Events Director and President.

    - Congratulations to our Match Play team, the Scramblers!  This year our chapter had two teams compete in the Cup Qualifier, that was held in Clifton, VA at the Twin Lakes Golf Course in September: The Scramblers and the Back 9 Bandits. It was a fun filled weekend playing golf and meeting new women from different Chapters. The Scramblers will be playing in the National Championship – The Cup Finals, which will be held at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, in Horseshoe Bay TX, near Ausitin TX, on 10/29 and 10/30.  Scrambler team members are: Donna Beland, Nancy Schirilo, Diane Peterson, Capt; Tia Toms, Sue Stager, Spring Taylor, Lynn Jewell and Annette Owens.  

    - Congratulations to our 2023 Board of Directors:  President Jennifer Taddeo, Treasurer Diane Anderson, Director of Marketing Julie Bannon, Secretary Theresa Petras, Director of Membership Karen Ostaricki and Director of Events Alexis Walling.


  • August News

    Click here to view our latest newsletter.

    -       We enjoyed a great day of golf with our neighboring North Jersey chapter members at the Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, NJ on August 7.

    -       On August 27th, 16 chapter members enjoyed the beautiful day golfing at the Royce Brook Golf Course in Hillsborough,NJ. Congratulations on the contest winners for the day:

    • Barb Curran - closest to the pin 
    • Sue Pontani - longest drive
    • Cindy Schwartz - blind drawing 
    Congratulations to Siohban Beere and Fern Uresse, both who had HOLES IN ONE during league play this month! (Photos)

     


  • July News

    Click here to read Vol 3. of our Newsletter.

    -       Our July 9th golf outing at Bunker Hill was lots of fun!  Although the weather looked a bit threatening, the weather gods blessed us with a beautiful day!  We also had a special guest, Gina Kepple, from the Pittsburgh chapter.  Congratulations to our contest winners of the day:

    • Bev Harris: closest to the pin
    • Dianne Romer: longest drive

       

      -       The Cherry Valley Country Club was the site of our mid-week outing this year.  It was a hot day, but a breeze made it bearable as we enjoyed this beautiful course in Skillman, NJ. Including some after golf refreshments.   Congratulations to our contest winners for the day:

    • Longest drive: Dana DeSimone
    • Straightest drive: Bev Harris
    • Closest to the pin: Ingrid Brase

  • July Chapter News

    -       Five members of our chapter participated in the 2022 Northeast Sectional Championship Qualifier:

    Nancy Schiliro – First Flight

    Diane Peterson – Second Flight

    Tamara Schmidt – Third Flight

    Doris Rudnick – Third Flight

    Dianne Romer – Third Flight.


    The event was held on June 24-25 at the Birdsfoot Golf Course in Freeport, PA.  This Pittsburgh favorite features large undulating greens, and breath taking views.

    Diane won 1st place, Low Net in her flight, Nancy and Tamara also qualified to advance to the Finals in their flight as well. We all had a great time, sunny weather, good food, drinks, laughter, an overall fun time!

    Congratulations to everyone who participated.  The Finals will be held at the Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton, CA on July 29-30.


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