Chapter News & Announcements
  • Learn About This Year's Play for Pink Opportunities!!

      logo-PLayforPINKOur Northern New Jersey Chapter continues to support Play for Pink events that benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.playforpink.org). Busy work schedules, weekly leagues and other personal commitments, along with the continued challenge of COVID, make it difficult to gather in one place. 

    With the help of League Coordinators and volunteers, we have crafted a two week program called Play a Little for Pink .

    Our goal is for Chapter members and league participants, as well as family and friends, to have several options to participate this year. Some of the administrative details are being finalized, but here are the three program pieces:

    1. Play a Little Pink in your own league between August 6th and August 21st. 

    Select a date to wear pink, celebrate the day with purpose, conduct friendly games and solicit contributions. It may be a suggested amount, or in the form of a mini tricky tray or decorate your cart competition. Invite your course to donate a round or two as prizes or giveaways.

    League coordinators have received Sample Fundraising Games, and Play for Pink Sponsor/Donor request and receipt forms for your use. Pick what suits your league. 

    2. Attend a Play a Little for Pink Fundraising Social – Sunday August 7th from 5- 7pm on the Patio at the Preakness Valley Golf Course. $25 includes light beverages, a cash bar, appetizers, putting games, door prizes etc. Here's an opportunity to gather with others in support of the fight against Breast Cancer.  Click below to register for the Play a Little for Pink Social on August 7th. 

    3. Support, Support, Support and Donate, Donate, Donate to Play a Little for Pink

    All donations support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You might also encourage donations from families and friends. Donation links will be live on both the Chapter Facebook Page and website from Aug 6th to August 21.

    Please share this information with members and friends.

    Mark your calendars and do it your way!! Thank you for your support of Play a Little for Pink !

    For Play for P.I.N.K.’s fundraising disclosure statement or additional information, please visit www.playforpink.org

    REGISTER for FUNDRAISER               VIEW SAMPLE GAMES              VIEW SPONSOR/DONOR SOLICITATION LETTER


  • 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.

  • GHIN Registration
    Handicap registration is open for 2021 GHIN.  REGISTER HEREThe only requirement to activate your GHIN handicap is that you must be an ACTIVE MEMBER of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the LPGA Amateurs. 

  • Bunker Buzz - December, 2020
    Click here to access our December 31st edition of Bunker Buzz!

  • Covid safety precautions and travel advisory

    A reminder to all members about the need to comply with quarantine requirements, and to follow all updated COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.
    *Please note: All members play and participate at their own risk, and should review and adhere to local, state and government advisories. Registration fees are non-refundable.  


  • Bunker Buzz - May, 2020
    Click here to access the May, 2020 edition of Bunker Buzz