Chapter News & Announcements
  • 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 (www.playforpink.org). 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! 


  • Bunker Buzz - January, 2022
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  • 'Tis The Season! Read about our Holiday Party.

    LPGA Amateurs NNJ Chapter members gathered Wednesday, Dec 1 for our annual holiday party, held this year at Portobello Banquets in Oakland, NJ.

    After getting settled in with drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres, the event kicked off with new president Stefanie Thornton welcoming all attendees. A Rose Ceremony followed, thanking all the departing board members for their service and accomplishments. Roses were also presented to the current board and chairs, as well as to our league coordinators. Introductions to our newly elected board followed. It was clear our chapter has been blessed with an amazing group of volunteers! 

    The night continued with a delicious buffet dinner, music, dancing and prizes. The proceeds from our 50/50 will be presented to JBWS. 

    What a great way to wind up the golf season, kick off the holiday season and celebrate wonderful friendships within our chapter! Happy Holidays to all! See you in 2022!

     


  • Bunker Buzz - October, 2021
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  • Volunteer Outing
    2021 Volunteer Outing
    The weather could not have been any better for our Volunteer Outing at Pinch Brook last Sunday.  Great golf was followed by lots of laughs at the Thirsty Turtle. Our chapter would not be a success without our volunteers! Thank you!
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  • Bunker Buzz - June 2021
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  • Outing to Celebrate Marie Sarmiento

    Marie Sarmiento   A DAY OF GOLF TO CELEBRATE MARILY "MARIE" SARMIENTO

          
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the charity scramble tournament at Lake Isle Country Club on August 30, to honor the life of our friend and fellow golfer, Marily "Marie" Sarmiento.  We know Marie was looking down on all of us, sending us a day full of smiles and sunshine. 
    Many thanks to all those who assisted Andria in making this outing a wonderful event. Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to The First Tee in Marie's memory.
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    We miss you Marie!

     


  • Golf For A Cause at Black Bear
    GOLF FOR A CAUSE AT BLACK BEAR
    We had a great turnout and a wonderful day at our 2021 "Play For Pink" charitable event on July 27.  The weather was perfect, the course was in great shape, we raised money for breast cancer research, and a good time was had by all! Check out some fun photos from the event! Thanks to all that attended for your support!

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  • CONGRATULATIONS TO KARYN COHEN FOR HER HOLE IN ONE!!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS TO KARYN COHEN FOR HER HOLE IN ONE!!!!!

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    Karyn was playing her regular  weekly Northern New Jersey LPGA Amateur Wednesday league run by Phyllis Kaplan and Diana Galer at Pinch Brook Golf Course in Florham Park, NJ on July 21st.

    She was playing with Mary Cobb and Jane Kurek . The  Hole in One was on the 9th hole and was about 105 yards over some water. She used a 4 rescue and did see the ball bounce on the green , but when they got to the green the ball was nowhere in sight. Jane and Karyn looked everywhere the ball could have rolled while Mary finished her last putt . They were still looking for the ball when Mary reached into the hole to get her ball and there was Karyn’s ball!!  Karyn’s ball must have hit the green and rolled in the hole where they, of course , did not look.

    It was total unexpected by Karyn so she was surprised and very excited.  They celebrated at their weekly pizza dinner.  Karyn says “It was great fun with a great group!”


  • Cardshark Scramblers and Strokes of Luck Compete at Pinehurst!
    CARDSHARK SCRAMBLERS AND STROKES OF LUCK COMPETE AT PINEHURST

    Congratulations to the Cardshark Scramblers and the Strokes of Luck, our amazing representatives from LPGA Amateurs Northern NJ Chapter at the LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open, held on May 28th and 29th in Pinehurst.  Both teams competed among the best and had outstanding performances. 

    Always a strong scramble team, Jane Egan, Mindy Oosten, Annette Owens and Karen Stepsus of the Cardshark Scramblers once again brought their “A” game, finishing 3rd in their fight and 13th overall in the field of 66 teams. Playing in competition for the first time together as a scramble team, the Strokes of Luck foursome of Fern Chan, Susan Nostrame, Janet Solberg and Jan Tomasiewicz also had a terrific showing, as they finished 4th in their flight and 23rd overall!

    Fellow chapter member Pat MacIsaac rounded out our representatives from Northern NJ, cheering on our ladies and partaking in golf and fun throughout the trip. In the words of Jane Egan “Eight days in a golfers paradise with great friends was a priceless experience.” We bet it was!!
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  • 2021 Golf School at To The Tee Golf Academy with Mary Beth Kohberger

    Despite the chilly weather, a great day of of golf, learning and fun was experienced by attendees of our 2021 Golf School! Mary Beth Kohberger was a fantastic and thorough instructor, covering all aspects of the game, including mental, in the 3 hour lesson. She gave equal attention to all of the participants, joining them on the course for nine holes, spending time with both foursomes and helping them practice what they had learned.  Mary Beth has more than 30 years of experience teaching students of all skills levels, and we hope to work with her again at future events.  Special thanks to Denise Gill and Fran Lapinski, who organized and coordinated this fantastic event.
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  • Bunker Buzz - April 2021
    Click here to access the April 30th issue of Bunker Buzz.

  • Bunker Buzz - March, 2021
    Click here to access the March 13th issue of Bunker Buzz.