Chapter News & Announcements
  • Golf Mentor Program (Chapter Resource Program)!
    What is the Chapter Resource Program?
    The Chapter Resource Program (CRP) is a mentoring program available to all Rochester Region Chapter members. In the CRP, experienced golfers are partnered with new and other golfers to help them feel comfortable on the golf course. The CRP is what LPGA Amateurs is all about – helping women enjoy the game of golf in a fun, supportive environment! 

    Who should participate in CRP?
    The program is perfect for anyone who wants to make the most of their LPGA Amateurs membership, including someone making the transition from instruction to playing on a golf course, someone returning to golf, or even someone who would just like a refresher on the basics. A member is paired with a CRP to guide them through our chapter offerings and around the golf course safely and answer questions about etiquette, basic rules, and the other nuances of the game to help build confidence and comfort in the golf course setting. All questions welcome!
    Chapter Resource Program benefits to participants:
    · Opportunity to learn from an experienced golfer on the golf course and get more involved in LPGA Amateurs.
    · Opportunity to have a “friend” to ask questions throughout the year.
    · Have a dedicated resource available to help navigate chapter offerings.
    · Opportunity to meet other members and make new golf friends.


    The CRP runs from April 1 to October 31.

    Email Kathryn to get paired up with a mentor!

    Kathryn Douglas
    Member Services Director
    LPGA Amateurs-Rochester Chapter

  • New Members!

    A big welcome to our newest members!

    Jenna Cottrell

    Roberta Valle-Statz

    Karen Korthals

    Mary Lou Radford

  • 2024 Season Opener: May 11, 2024 - Ridgemont CC

    "Rain, Rain Go Away"...

    ....was what we heard from the 54 ladies who played in the Season Opener on May 11th at Ridgemont CC! The weather started out ok as we began playing the scramble format. But by the fifth or sixth hole the rain came down. Half of the 14 teams said "too wet for me" and the other 7 teams said "let's finish these holes." What we all did agree to do was go inside, enjoy the delicious buffet, have a hot or cold beverage and share good times with our golf friends.

    The charity that benefitted from our 50/25/25 drawing was GiGi's Playhouse, an organization that offers direct educational, therapeutic and career building programs to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. We were able to donate $305 to this worthy charity.

    No event would be successful without its volunteers!

    Event Coordinator: Colleen O'Mara

    Golf Genius Leader: Anne Levitt

    Snacks & Water: Lori Jachimczak

    Registration Table: Theresa Seil. Esta Richter, Luanna Andrews, Cathy Murray

    Selling 50/50 Tickets: Annette Doell, Marie Bianchi

  • Celebrate Members - 100% Renewal Rate!

    Congratulations! The membership renewal rate has reached 100% as of March 21st. 

    • Rochester Golf Expo 2024

      Visit the Rochester Golf Expo 2024! The line up of exhibits, vendors and activities is incredible. The Chapter will have a table there as well, so stop by!

      March 16 - 17 at Tim Horton's Ice Plex, MCC Campus, Henrietta

      Saturday from 10 - 5; Sunday from 10 - 4.


    • Message from the Board President

      Dear Members,

      I hope this message finds you all well. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this month's newsletter, which contains important updates and reminders for our community. Please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends, relatives, other groups, and businesses to help spread the word about our Chapter.

      As we move forward, our board of directors is diligently organizing a lineup of monthly events for the year ahead. It is crucial to read all the information provided in detail, as there have been some changes from previous years. Additionally, I encourage you to sign up for any events that pique your interest as soon as possible, as spaces tend to fill up quickly.

      Reminder 2024 Membership Renewal: I urge everyone to ensure they have renewed our Chapter for the 2024 golf season. If you have any questions or need assistance with the sign-up process, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

      2024 League Sign Up: SHOUT OUT TO OUR 200 plus MEMBERS! I encourage every member to Get out and PLAY more GOLF! I am hoping for record breaking participation this year! Sign up today, have fun, challenge yourself, and make friends!

      This year the Chapter will offer weekend 9-HOLE PLAY. Members have asked for this format for several years and I want to help make this happen. All play will be held at 9-hole courses only. For those who only want to play 9 holes and are interested I encourage you to sign up so we can move forward and plan. I am looking for at least 8 ladies for this league.

      2024 SPONSORSHIP:  Sponsorship plays a vital role in sustaining our Chapter, and I would like to emphasize the importance of supporting our sponsors. They are the backbone of our organization, and I kindly urge everyone to consider doing business with them whenever possible. As part of our commitment to our sponsors, I have recommended to our board that all major golf events be held exclusively at sponsored golf courses this year. Your support of this plan is greatly appreciated, as it reinforces our gratitude to those who support us.

      In closing, I want to express my gratitude to every one of you (especially those who volunteer) for your continued dedication and support. Together, we can make the 2024 golf season a resounding success.

      Warm regards,

      Mary Faggiano

      Chapter President

    • Roc'ing Renewal for 2024

      Our Chapter 2024 membership renewal rate as of February 19th is almost 87%!

      According to LPGA Amateurs national statistics, the Rochester Region Chapter is in the top 10 nationally for membership renewals. That's amazing! Thanks to all of you who have renewed your membership for 2024.

      If you haven't already, please consider renewing your membership soon. Membership renewal rates increase after March 31st.

    • Good Times at Oak Hill

      On February 10th, we had a great time at Oak Hill Country Club at our Kick-off Brunch...a record turnout of 96 members and guests! Our Guest Speaker was Sandra Doorley, Monroe County District Attorney. We all enjoyed her presentation as she walked us through the many functions of her office. Also being a golfer, Sandra shared how her father, who was a caddie, often had her working on her putting.

      Representing our ACE Sponsors were Meredith Glenning of the Rochester District Golf Association (RDGA), Alecia Fisher Dougherty of Naviter Wealth, and Debby Murphy of Webster GC.

      The 50/50 drawing collected $1583, half of which was donated to RDGA Foundation, Inc. The Foundation exists to grow Junior Golf in Rochester. Jerry Stahl, past President of Oak Hill CC and an avid supporter of RDGA, shared information about the Foundation and how Junior Golf has grown significantly over recent years.

      We wouldn't be able to have some terrific events such as our Brunch without the dedicated help from our volunteers. A huge thank you to our Brunch Event Coordinator, Anne Levitt. Other volunteers included: Mary Roat, Marie Bianchi, Donna Hall, Terri Drawe, Kathryn Douglas, Maureen Kohler, Brenda Pitts, Colleen O'Mara and Luanna Andrews.

    • President's Message - February 1, 2024

      Happy February, Happy New Year!

      I am bursting with excitement for our first Rochester Chapter 2024 Kick-Off Event this month, thank you to Anne Levitt for all your hard work putting this event together it's shaping up to be a record-breaking celebration! Your help in recruiting new members and spreading the word is invaluable. Looking forward to seeing everyone on February 10th, and I appreciate your attendance in advance.

      Let’s come together to play GOLF, make new friends, and most importantly, have a blast!

      The 2024 season planning is well underway, and you can expect a host of positive changes and additions to events, clinics, and new opportunities for fun on the golf course. To stay in the loop, I encourage ALL MEMBERS to read the newsletter monthly and stay up to date with what’s happening. Luanna Andrews works countless hours putting the newsletter together, thank you Luanna! Always feel free to share our newsletter with friends too!

      Remember, our board of directors and committees dedicate many hours to make our Chapter the best it can be, and we value your feedback. Let's envision the strength we can achieve when we work together. Feel free to reach out—I am always available via email (, in person, text, and calls. Let’s Chat, coffee is on me!

      A quick reminder: Our Chapter Sponsors are literally the BACKBONE of our Chapter. When possible, please consider doing business with them. If your business is interested in becoming a Chapter Sponsor, we offer several levels with countless benefits. Grow your business, and prospect to 200 plus members by inquiring today. SPONSORS MATTER!

      Looking forward to a fantastic year of golf, camaraderie, and shared success!

      Warm regards,


      Mary Faggiano

      Chapter President

    • Happy New Year!

      All the best to you and yours in the coming year. 

      We hope to make this season the best yet with events, socials, clinics and other Chapter activities. Stay tuned to the Chapter newsletter, Facebook and this site for information. You can also send an email to with any questions or comments.

    • Cindy Miller - Top 50 LPGA Teachers and ELITE!
      Cindy Miller is not only one of our Chapter sponsors, but she is also a member.

      "I am honored and humbled to be named on the list of prestigious Top 50 Teachers and this year was lucky enough to be one of three added to the ELITE list. THANK YOU to my wonderful husband Allen Miller, my family, my LPGA peers and all of my students! Your years of support have allowed me the privilege to share my passion for the game of golf while helping others."

      ~Cindy Miller

    • Another Hole In One!

      This time it's Wendy Bolton with the amazing shot. Wendy described it as a "miracle," but based on Wendy's excellent play, it was inevitable.

      She made it on October 27th on the 8th hole at the Links at Ivy Ridge in Akron, NY with an 8-iron playing about 101 yards with a strong head wind. Chapter member Kathy Cashion was Wendy's playing partner.

      Congratulations Wendy!

    • Hole In One!

      Mary Lou Wenthe of team Rochester Flower Power made a hole-in-one on Hole 4 (par 3) at Valley Course during Four-Ball Play at the LPGA Amateurs Cup Finals at RTJ Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham Alabama.

      Congratulations Mary Lou!

    • Thank You from the President of the Board
      Dear LPGA Amateurs-Rochester Members,

      I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. It is with immense pleasure and gratitude that I step into the role of President for LPGA Amateurs-Rochester Region Chapter.

      First and foremost, I want to express my sincere appreciation to every one of you for being a part of this extraordinary organization.

      Our mission is clear - to provide opportunities for women of all skill levels to enjoy the game of golf in a welcoming and supportive environment. Together, we will continue to grow, learn and inspire each other both on and off the course.

      Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions, or concerns you may have. Your voice is crucial in shaping the future of our organization.

      Thank you for entrusting me with this incredible opportunity. Let's make the next chapter of LPGA Amateurs-Rochester an unforgettable one!

      Mary Faggiano

    • Welcome Our Newest Members!

      As Reported Dec 2023:Jackie Colicchio, Jean MacArthur, Elizabeth Tudisco

      As reported Nov 2023: Cindy Halm, Teresa Sullivan, Margaret Tieman, Karen VanStrander

      As Reported Oct 2023: Marie Bradia, Joyce Ciesluk, Lori Hasek, Suzanne Keenan, Marcia Osuch, Mary Ruf