Chapter News & Announcements
  • A Great Day for the Irish and a Great Day for the Northern NJ Chapter!!

    What a terrific day we had at the Players Club in Paramus to kick off our 2024 season. It was great to see old friends, meet new members and spend the afternoon at our Tee-Off, having a great time together.

    There was plenty of food, drink, shopping and games to keep everyone busy throughout the afternoon. PGA professional Scott Pruden and PGA/LPGA Professional Juliet Little were on hand and provided pointers and golf tips throughout the day. 

    Our shopping enthusiasts had plenty of items to choose from. Christina Thompson of Golf4Her was on hand to showcase their new arrivals, member Lorraine Hara of Essentially Raine brought a selection of stylish fashion accessories and PGA Sales Rep Dave Bosworth joined us with his fabulous golf apparel.

    Congratulations to La Tarisha Fountain and Julie Frolish, the winners of our closest to the pin and longest drive contests.

    Thank you to Scott, Julie and Christina for their generous donations for our raffle prizes, and to Meredith Kaim for providing all of our attendees with a giveaway sunscreen and reminding us of the importance of protecting our skin while on the course.

    Finally, thanks to our event planning committee and today's volunteers. We appreciate everyone's efforts and dedication to our Chapter! Click Here to view additional pictures from the event.

  • Celebrating the Season at the USGA Museum

     It was an afternoon full of fun, festivities and cheer at our holiday event! Attendees had a fantastic time at this year's party, held at the United States Golf Association Museum and Library. The home to the world's premier collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia was the backdrop for an amazing day, as we got to see all of the fantastic exhibits and displays, while catching up with fellow chapter members to celebrate the season.

    There was plenty of food and drink to keep our spirits up, and attendees were able to test their skills on The Pynes Putting Course, inspired by the world-renowned Himalayas Putting Green at St Andrews Links in Scotland, using replica antique clubs and balls from the late 19th and early 20th centuries!   CLICK HERE to see pictures from the event!

  • NNJ Chapter Raises Awareness while Playing Fore Pink!

    After numerous postponements due to rain, Mother Nature finally cooperated! We held our Play Fore Pink Season Closer on Saturday, November 11 at Farmstead Golf and Country Club. Thanks to everyone’s efforts and generosity, our chapter raised close to $4000 for this worthy cause! 

    Play for P.I.N.K. was started after a member of Alpine Country Club was diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Her friends ran a golf tournament to raise money for research in the hope of helping find a cure. From this one little club in New Jersey PFP began to grow by word of mouth to surrounding clubs in the area. It was then that they partnered with the "Evelyn Lauder" Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

    They donate 100% of the money raised to BCRF and have grown to become BCRF's largest donator, raising over Thirty Million dollars one small event at a time! They are now a Nationwide Organization with no advertising, simply by word of mouth!

  • Thank You 2023 Volunteers!
    The threat of showers turned into a beautiful day of golf at Farmstead Golf & CC this past Saturday. Twenty-four of our volunteers began arriving early that morning for a fun 18 holes of golf, followed up by hors d'oeuvres, snacks and beverages on the patio. We appreciate the time and effort provided throughout the year by those willing to help out. We could not be successful without you! Click here to see pictures from the event.

  • LPGA Amateurs Northern New Jersey Chapters supports Pink Lightning Dragon Boat Team.

    Pink Lightning is a dragonboat team comprised of cancer survivors and supporters. Its mission is to providing opportunities for women to share in new experiences leading to their personal healing and a feeling of empowerment.

    Ten members of the Northern New Jersey Chapter attended Pink Lightnings Second Annual Golf Outing on 7/13, in support of dragonboat paddlers and fellow chapter members Phylis Kaplan and Fran Lapinski.

    Like the dragonboat team, the outing encourages survivors and supporters to try something new. The foursomes were comprised of experienced and new golfers. Attendees provided clubs for new golfers, and motivation, mulligans and miracle putts were available to all. Laughter, burgers, beverages and prizes concluded the day.

  • Happy Birthday America! Read our July President's Message and check out the latest LPGA Amateur news and upcoming events.
    Happy Birthday America! Read our July President's Message and check out the latest LPGA Amateur news and upcoming events HERE

  • Lehigh Valley Invitational Tournament

    On Friday, June 1, twelve NNJ Chapter members had the opportunity to compete with other local chapters, at the first Lehigh Valley Invitational Tournament in Bethlehem, PA.  Thank you to Lehigh Valley LPGA Amateur Chapter for hosting a fantastic event.  Our chapter had a great showing, sweeping all prizes in the second flight! Congratulations to all the winners! 


  • A Great Way to Open the Season at Berkshire Valley

    This year's season opener was held at Berkshire Valley, Morris County's premiere golf course. Friendly chatter filled the air, and we could not have asked for better weather to kick off our season. Over 60 golfers teed off throughout the afternoon, and many continued the festivities after golf at Bella Vista Restaurant for a buffet dinner, drinks and awards. Congrats to all the prize winners and thank you to everyone that participated, especially the event organizers and volunteers! 

  • We Par-Tee'd at The Clubhouse!

    On Sunday, March 26th, sixty NNJ Chapter members attended our 2023 Tee Off Event. Held at The Clubhouse in Fairfield, old friends and new friends had a variety of opportunities to swing, shop and socialize! Congratulations to our prize winners and a special thank you to all of our volunteers!

    We are extremely grateful to the following for their generous donations and ongoing support of our NNJ Chapter: Christina Thomas, Golf4Her; Scott Pruden, Farmstead Golf & Country Club; Debbie O'Connell, Live Positive & Golf Positive; Nicky Tucker, Crystal Springs; Patrick McKernan & Jon Trotta, The Green 973.


  • Upcoming LPGA Tours in Our Area! Events include Complimentary Access for You and a Guest! Check out the schedule here!

    Don't miss the remaining LPGA Tour events coming to our area. Did you know 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!

    5/29 - 6/4Mizuho America's OpenLiberty National Golf ClubJersey City, NJWebsite
    6/9 - 6/11LPGA Classic Presented by AcerSeaview Bay CourseGalloway, NJWebsite
    6/21 - 6/25Women's PGA ChampionshipBaltusrol Golf ClubSpringfield, NJWebsite

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

  • Check Out These 2023 Golf Education Programs

    We are excited to share our 2023 Golf Education Offerings!! Click here to check out clinics available at various golf courses and academies across North Jersey. These are publicly available sessions (NOT exclusive to our chapter). So, these availabilities will be taken up quickly! Utilize the website links provided to get more details and to register.

    Many clinics spots fill early in the season and generally weeks in advance of the scheduled date. Register now to ensure your spot!!

    Additional programs will be added below as they become available.

  • Volunteers Needed for the 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club

    The 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is coming to Baltusrol Golf Club and needs Volunteers. The event will take place from June 20 - June 25. Click the link below to register or for more information.

    2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (

  • The Biggest Loser - LPGA Amateur Style! Read how participating in this year's competition motivated NNJ Member Kim Maycott
     This year's Biggest Loser competition has come to a close. The competition began on June 10 and participants were grouped into four divisions, based on their starting handicap index: 

    • Division I: 6.5 to 21.7
    • Division II: 22.0 to 26.1
    • Division III: 26.2 to 32.0
    • Division IV: 32.1 to 54.0

    Congratulations to Kim Maycott who placed 4th in her division and 11th overall.  According to Kim the best part was that the competition motivated her to play more this year and enabled her to lower her handicap by over 7 strokes!  

    If you aren't in the habit of keeping a handicap and posting your scores, you might want to consider it for next year.

  • NNJ Chapter Member Debbie Curran's experience of a lifetime! Read about her experience here.

    NNJ Chapter Member Debbie Curran's experience of a lifetime! 

    The cancer survivor and LPGA Amateur had an unforgettable week at the Shoprite LPGA Classic. Read about her experience here

  • Congratulations to our NNJ Cup team, Par-Tee Girls for their strong showing at the 2022 Cup Finals!

    Congratulations to our NNJ Cup team, Par-Tee Girls for their strong showing at the 2022 Cup Finals. Led by captain, Karen Stepsus, Jane Egan, Niamh Finnan, Shaunagh Guinness, MaryLynn Miles, Mindy Oosten, Jan Tomasiewicz, and Marge Zietchick traveled to HorseShoe Bay, Texas and played two rounds of tournament golf, competing in Four Ball and SIngles events. 

    Why not think about putting together your own cup team for 2023?  Qualifying rounds are scheduled for September 8-9, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, NY

  • Northern NJ/Westchester Interchapter Event on Saturday, August 20 at Crystal Springs
    It was a hot and steamy day on a crazy Robert von Hagge designed golf course (the Crystal Springs Golf Club course at the Crystal Springs Resort) where the 5 players from Westchester defeated the 6 players from Northern New Jersey in a friendly match play competition. Prentiss Shaw won closet to the pin (3 feet) on the (picturesque) par three 11th hole and Robyn Lindsay took home the prize for straightest drive. Prizes were awarded in the Willow Room at the clubhouse at the Grand Cascades Lodge and 8 of the 11 players proceeded to the Irish Cottage Inn for sustenance and libations. A good day overall.  Thanks to those who attended the Saturday, August 20th event.

  • Thank You for Your Support of Play a Little for Pink!

    Thank you to those who joined us at the Preakness Valley social, to those who sponsored their own league events and for personal donations contributed by members, family and friends. 
    All donations collected by our Northern New Jersey Chapter benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( Click here to see pictures from the various events social and league events.

  • Annual Meeting

    The Chapter held its first Annual Meeting via zoom on April 26th, 2022. Thirty-one members attended and you can find the recording of the session here: 2022 Annual Meeting Zoom Video

  • Bunker Buzz - May, 2022
    Click here to access the May 2022 issue of Bunker Buzz

  • Sun and Fun at Our "Tee Off to the Green" Season Opener

    The Northern NJ Chapter’s "Tee Off to the Green" was everything we could have hoped for and more! Friendly chatter filled the air as we kicked off our 2022 season at Farmstead Golf and Country Club, where 18-holes of golf was followed up by a fun putting contest. The festivities continued inside, where we ate, drank, shopped, and laughed along with old and new friends alike. Congrats to all the prize winners and thank you to everyone that participated, especially the event organizers and volunteers!