Westchester Chapter
Chapter News & Announcements
  • 2020 Major Championship Schedule:
    • The Scramble Open will be held at Pinehurst Resort No. 6 & No. 7, in Pinehurst, North Carolina on August 14-15, 2020.
    • Cup Finals will be held at Geneva National Golf Club Trevino & Palmer Courses, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on September 30 – October 1, 2020.
    • The Championship Finals will remain at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas on November 6-7, 2020.
    • The Stableford will be held at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona on December 4-5, 2020.
  • Below are the confirmed locations and dates of three of the four LPGA Amateurs Majors in 2020:
    • The Scramble Open will be held at Pinehurst Resort No. 6 & No. 7, in Pinehurst, North Carolina on August 14-15, 2020.
    • The Championship Finals will remain at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas on November 6-7, 2020.
    • The Stableford will be held at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona on December 4-5, 2020.
    • Cup Finals – we are working on confirming the facility and dates for this event.  We will share that information as soon as we can.  
  • In an effort to show appreciation for our long time donors and since we expect our costs to be substantially lower than previous years, the board has decided to donate back the proceeds of the silent auction to our sponsors. Many have continued their spirit of generosity and have asked us to instead use that money to donate to a Westchester charity on the front lines of this pandemic. We have chosen The First Responders Fund that was created to assist COVID-19 health care workers and first responders.  If you'd like to add to this donation, please click here, https://www.healthresearch.org/donation-form/.

     
  • Below are the latest COVID-19 updates as of March 31, 2020 from LPGA Amateurs:
     

    • The 2020 Stableford has been postponed.  We are continuing to work with Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol to reschedule this event for later in the Fall.
    • The 2020 Scramble Open at Pinehurst scheduled for May 22-23, 2020, has been postponed.  The new Scramble date will be determined and communicated to the membership in an email on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.    
    • Registration for all Regional Cup Qualifiers has been postponed.  An update on the entire 2020 golf season will be provided in an email to the membership on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
    • Championship Sectionals, Finals, and Cup Finals information will be communicated in the email to the membership on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

     
    LPGA Amateurs will update the membership in an email on the entire 2020 golf season with as much detail as possible on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 

  • To help the LPGA Amateurs members feel connected during this difficult time, the following webinars are offered exclusively to members. See schedule below and log in to Member Clubhouse to register, https://members.lpgaamateurs.com/member-webinars

    Webinars Schedule
    • Rules 101  3/28 12pm EDT
    • Abundance Mindset 3/30 7pm EDT
    • Member Orientation 4/8 7pm EDT
    • World Handicap System  4/18 12pm EDT
    • Women’s Health: The Fibroid Foundation  4/28 7pm EDT
    • Rules – Competitive and Partner Events 5/6 7pm EDT
    If your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate in the webinar live,  they will be recorded and posted in the Webinar section in the Member Clubhouse. Registration links for additional webinars will be posted here too as they are scheduled.
  • LPGA Amateurs Westchester is adjusting to the current circumstances that we are all facing.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New York State has enacted measures to restrict our movements to only essential errands.  In addition, while Westchester County golf courses are still open, many other golf courses are currently closed and will not decide when to open until at least April 1st.  As a result of this and the uncertainty of when measures will be relaxed, we have decided to postpone Leagues Registration.  

    The Chapter Board will meet on April 6th and by then, we hope to have more information about what activities will be allowed.  We will make a decision about leagues registration at that time.

    While we are preparing for 'the worst' we are hoping for the best.  We will keep our members informed of any changes and decisions made, as they become available.

  • Our Westchester Chapter Board has made the decision to postpone our Tee-Off Brunch.  Instead, we will have a virtual Tee-Off with an ONLINE Silent Auction this year, with bidding to conclude on March 29.   We have some fantastic auction items this year and we hope you will all participate in the bidding!   

    Click Here For a PREVIEW of our Silent Auction items - new items are being added every day.   

  • Eastern MD/DE member Judy Johnson-Schoelkopf was named the 2019 LPGA Nancy Oliver-Act Like a Founder Award Winner on February 5, 2020. Our own LPGA Amateurs Westchester chapter members, Linda Boyer, Hilary Tuohy and Joan C. Cavanaugh are among the award nominees! Please join us in congratulating these amazing ladies and spreading the news! 
    Full press release can be found at this link: http://lpgaamateurs.com/nancy-oliver-award
  • Your membership with LPGA Amateur Golf Association is up for renewal. Renew today to continue enjoying exclusive member benefits and access to both local chapter and national events. Login to Member Clubhouse to Renew Now!
  • Beginning February 1, 2020, the discount for new members will be 15% off the prorated membership rate. The discount code can be used for new members who join at the Chapter Kickoffs, special recruiting events (i.e. golf shows, tournaments, Women's Golf Day events) through June 1, 2020.

    The discount codes are specific to the membership level and new members must use the appropriate code to receive the discount.

  • LPGA Amateurs is moving forward with a Calendar Year dues model (January – December). In 2020, members will pay a prorated price based on the month new members join or the month renewing members expire. The price will be calculated based on the expiration date of December 31, 2020. You will receive a reminder within 30 days of your expiration date. Paying dues this year is no different than past years, simply sign in at LPGAAmateurs.com, and in ‘My Profile’ press the gold ‘Renew’ button, membership dues will automatically calculate in the cart based on the membership type and the expiration date. 
  • The following are the important highlights of the new World Handicap System which became effective on 1/1/2020:

    i) Post score on the day of play – this is now important as scores submitted for a particular course will be considered for a Playing Condition Calculation adjustment. Handicap Index revisions will be released daily.

    ii) Enter all scores played under an acceptable format – except for Foursomes (alternating shots) or Captain’s Choice most other formats are considered acceptable, including stroke play, match play and four ball.

    iii) Maximum Adjusted Score for handicapping purposes – scores must be adjusted (for handicapping purposes only) by using ‘Net Double Bogey’ as the maximum score (ESC no longer exists). This is relatively easy if you are an 18 or 36 handicap where you get 1 or 2 strokes per hole, but it becomes increasingly difficult for other handicaps. It is therefore recommended that you enter scores using the Hole by Hole method and let the computer make the necessary adjustments.   

    iv) Hole not started – in a situation where you have played 14 holes but are not able to finish e.g. darkness or weather etc., you are required to enter a ‘Net Par’ for the holes not completed. If more than 9 but less that 14 – enter a 9-hole score.    

    v) Hole started but not completed – e.g. partner best ball or team event where your score cannot better a team member – required to record ‘Most Likely Score’ (there are guidelines to determine your most likely score).     

    And, 

    Course Handicap Calculation:

    Course Handicap = Handicap Index x (Slope Rating ÷ 113) + Course Rating – Par

    Handicap Index Calculation:

    Handicap Index = (113 ÷ Slope Rating) x (Adjusted Gross Score – Course Rating)

    Note: this formula will be used following a round to calculate your score differential, which will form your score history using the average of the best 8 out of 20 scores. Where applicable the Playing Course Condition adjustment will be applied to the result.





  • LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open will be held at Pinehurst this year on May 22-23, 2020. 

    Based on member interest, the 2020 Scramble Open will include both Gross & Net winners in each flight. The overall winner will remain the Low Net team. As before, flights will be determined by the composition of the field.
    We are excited about expanding opportunities to win in the Scramble Open!
  • The 2020 LPGA Amateurs Team Stableford event will be held on April 17-18, 2020 at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ. The format will be a two-woman team net best ball Stableford, which is limited to players with a Handicap Index of 24.0-42.0.

    The first 52 complete teams that register will be able to play. Click herefor event details. 
  • Happy New Year 2020! After the holiday celebrations, it's time to look forward to our eagerly awaited Opening Tee-Off Luncheon

    The fabulous event will be held this year at the beautiful Ardsley Country Club on March 29, 2020. It will be the official start to our new golf season 2020! We will have a delicious brunch with a large selection of great silent auction items to bid on, vendors, drawing prizes, and much more. Don't miss it and save the date now!

    Stay tuned for more information to come!

     

  • Congratulations to Sigrid Seibold of Westchester for winning the 2019 LPGA Amateurs Biggest Loser (Flight 5)!  She improved her Handicap Index this season from 39.6 to 27.2, with a Handicap Improvement Factor IF of 1.316. Well done Sigrid!
  • Congratulations to Anne Marie Brillantes , the winner of the LPGA Amateurs - Westchester 2019 Most Valuable Player award!

    Our MVP Award recognizes the Member who participated in the most events based on a points system - any active Westchester Chapter Member is eligible!  Anne has been a long standing member and leader of our chapter. She has participated in almost all of our golf events during the 2019 season, including the Westchester Hills Competitive League, the Charity Event, Sound Cup, President Cup and numerous other events. 

    Anne
     was the winner of our 2019 LPGA Amateurs Westchester Local Championship Qualifier (Championship Flight), Metro Northeast Regional Championship, and went on to represent Westchester chapter competing at the LPGA Amateurs Championship Final in Palm Springs, CA.  
    She was also the recipient of LPGA Amateurs Westchester Outstanding Service Award for her long standing dedication, service, support, advocacy and leadership to our chapter! Well deserved AnneCongratulations!

  • Hats off to Team Kulikowsky for defeating Team Brillantes at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Centennial Golf Club.     The winning team members are:  Denise Kulikowsky (captain), Caitlin Rascelles, Peggy Tierney, Kathryn Carson, Martha Johnson, Linda Boyer, Paula Schauwecker, Laura Bustamante, Wendy Tepperman, Beth Olmstead, ]Linda Sussman, Terri Lyman
  • Congratulations to the following LPGA Amateurs - Westchester members who took First Place in their Flights at the 2019 LPGA Amateur Championship Metro-Northeast Regionals.     Good luck at the finals!

    Championship Flight:  Anne-Marie Brillantes  (First Place, Low Net)
    Second Flight: Becke Buffalo (First Place, Low Gross, playing for Fairfield);
    Third Flight: Martha Johnson (First Place, Low Gross, playing for Fairfield);
    Fourth Flight: Yolanda Santiago-Rabun (First Place, Low Gross, playing for NYC);
    Scramble Division: Cindy Crowley, Donna Forshaw, Hilary Tuohy, Peggy Crotty (First Place, playing for NYC)
  • Congratulations to Westchester/Fairfield for their win against Long Island in the 17th annual LPGA Amateurs Sound Cup on Saturday. "Cuppie" is back in Westchester for another year!