Chapter News & Announcements
  • Welcome Fareen (Far) Samji!

    Not only a donator to the cause, we welcome our newest member Fareen Samji to the HamBurGirls. 

    Far was born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya and she came to Canada at the age of 14 to further her education. She graduated from McMaster University with degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology. She is an entrepreneur and works in the field of event management, orthotics, orthopedic footwear, compression therapy and bracing. She is also the founder and creator of Pythons’ Pit, a not for profit entrepreneurial pitch contest for high school. And a hell of a golfer!

    As the intent of a complimentary membership is to recognize an individual in the local community who are in a position to and are willing to promote LPGA Amateurs and the local Chapter. Far fits this bill perfectly. We look forward to a mutually beneficial contribution to our association and women in golf.

    Far has donated the grand raffle prize you see on the Homepage to our Season Closer.  Members be sure to buy your tickets.

    Welcome Far!

    Pictured: Far Samji (left) Shelley Speal (right).

     

     


  • 2022 Championship & Fun Day

    What a fantastic day for a tournament.  A little hot but the golfing was great! 

    Thank you to those who donated prizes, and the members who made these connections for us, and thank you to Amra Janjusevic and Donna Chun for the players’ gifts - an Amra Architect cooling towel, pink golf ball and tees

    Low Gross - Michelle Hoad 

    Winners, Etc Gift Card -donated by John Chun of Scarlett Homes Ltd

    1st Low Net - Anne Bermingham 

    Canadian Tire Gift Card - donated by Josh Santa-Barbara of JSB Wealth Management 

    2nd Low Net - Michelle Austin 

    Barranga’s Gift Card & sleeve of balls - donated by Bell Media Hamilton 

    3rd Low Net - Donna Chun

    Barranga’s Gift Card & sleeve of balls - donated by Bell Media Hamilton

    Fun Division - Alex Fricker

    Scentsy Gift Collection  & LPGA Amateurs - Hamilton Burlington club head cover & hat clip - donated by Terri-Lynn Jeavons, Scentsy Rep

    Closest to the Pin - Angie Lundquist

    $25 Golftown Gift Card

    Donna Chun accepting the prize for 3rd Low Net

     

     

    Alex Fricker accepting the prize for the Fun Division draw

    Angie Lundquist accepting the prize for Closest to the Pin

  • More New Members

  • New Members in June!

  • Welcome New Members!

    • Karen Lomax from Mount Hope - Karen is our League Chair's sister-in-law and is anxious to get out golfing this season.
    • Nancy Vince from Toronto - Nancy joined the GTA chapter in April and chose us as her additional chapter to golf with.
    • Judith Grimm from Toronto - Judith also joined us in April and chose us as her additional chapter.
    • Lori Libbenga from Burlington - Lori joined us in April and was referred by her friend, our member, Jennifer Simpson.
    • Joanne Agro from Hamilton - Joanne joined in April and was referred by her friend, our member, Donna Hood.
    • Carolyn Beard from Cambridge MA - Carolyn is our newest Young Professional who added us as a secondary chapter.  Boston is her primary chapter and she also joined the NY and GTA chapters.
    We look forward to meeting and golfing with each of you!!!

  • Welcome New Members

  • Amateur Long Drive Canada Competition

    On February 13th, our very own LeahAnn Duffield attended the local Amateur Long Drive Canada competition held at FarAway Greens Indoor Golf in Burlington, and won the Women's 45+ Division, with a drive of 212 yards.  Congrats LeahAnn!

    LeahAnn was in good company with some fellow LPGA Amateurs members,

    • Lori Danecke (Waterloo) who came second in the 45+ division with a drive of 211 yards,
    • Alison Munro (GTA), who won the 60+ division with a drive of 244 yards,
    • Kelly Rudney (Waterloo), who placed first in the Open Division with a drive of 329 yards

    Fareen Samji, seen here giving out the prizes, is the Golf Instructor at FarAway Greens, as well, the Golf Teaching Pro at Within Range Golf Centre in Burlington.


  • Welcome New Members!

  • BC Flooding

  • Keeping it Going at Faraway Greens

    Some members all joined the Faraway Greens Indoor Fall Golf Women's League without knowing whom else had signed up!  It's good to have some LPGA Amateurs representation, but with a maximum of 20 people per, the league is full.  For the winter league starting in January, priority will be given to those who played in the fall league, but contact Gil at Faraway Greens to see if there is space in the next winter league.

    Having really fast ball speed helps with distance! And our Leah-Ann has it in spades!

    A really nasty bit of rough at Pebble Beach.

     


  • 3 Canadian Chapters in Top Five

    Congrats to 3 of our Canadian Chapters ending up in the top Five of all chapters with the most growth in 2021.   Well done LPGA Amateurs Durham for a 100% increase in one season - way to grow a chapter!  We Hamburgirls came in 4th with an increase from 20 members in 2020 to 45 in 2021, and the brand new chapter on Vancouver Island took 5th place.  Well done Canadian chapters!

     


  • 2021 Chapter Championship Drive of the Year

    At our 2021 Chapter Championship, Leah-Ann took her drive off the first tee - a testament to the speed of her drives as it lodged in the tree!   A ruling was made and for one stroke, Leah-Ann took a drop at the bottom of the tree.

     


  • Member Spotlights

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  • 2021 Season Closer

    On Sept 27th, the Hamburgirls had their season closer at Flamborough Hills.  We played a 9 hole scramble, with a Return the Ball challenge, and then finished off the evening with dinner and socializing on the patio.  The swag bags this year included a ball stencil and marker, lip balm, martini tees and lip balm - all welcome items for our golfers.  Though this was the season closer, it was by no means the end of our golf for this season.


  • 2021 GTA Step Aside Scramble Results

    A shout out to all our participants in LPGA Amateurs - GTA's Step Aside Scramble at Woodington Lakes on September 19th

    Here we have First Place champions with a score of 56 - Hidden Lake Chicks with Stix.  From left to right:  Jae Rang (GTA), Shelley Speal (HB/GTA), Crystal Clark (GTA) and Lise Campeau (GTA).  Congrats ladies!

    Also competing was Team Hamburgirls - Jeannine Woodland, Angeline Lundquist, Deb Kucheran and Glenna Scarlet.  We had a great day with not a cloud in the sky, a beautiful, somewhat sprawling, course and great fun.


  • 2021 Ontario Championship and Fun Tournament

    Congrats to all our participants in the LPGA Amateurs Ontario Championship and Fun Division Tournament,  Sept 12 at Richmond Hill Golf Club

    Championship Division - Michelle Hoad, Leah-Ann Duffield, Natalie Laforet, Janet Canavan, Shelley Speal, Angie Lundquist and Donna Hood
    Special Congrats to Natalie Laforet who won 3rd Low Gross in the Third Flight, and to Donna Hood who won 1st Low Gross in the Fourth Flight.

    Fun Division - Nancy Kingston, Jeannine Woodland, Jenn Simpson and Deb Kucheran.  In the Fun Division, we played Bingo Golf; the Tombstone game didn’t work for us as we were playing scramble;  Nancy was literally “this close” to winning Closest to the Line; and no luck on Closest to the Pin or Longest Putt.  But all in all, a whole lot of laughs.  

    The Events Committee thanks Jenn Simpson for your last minute offer of help, coming out early in the day to help with Registration - which allowed the Event Organizer to be free to roam around ensuring everything else was in order.  Much appreciated by the committee.  

    Thank you to Kandy Golf and Transaxle Group of Companies for the swag bag of balls and cap!


  • 2021 Hamilton Burlington Chapter Championship Results

    1st Flight

    Low Gross - Michelle Hoad

    Low Net - LeahAnn Duffield

    2nd Flight

    Low Gross - Dora Lomax

    Low Net - Natalie Laforet

    3rd Flight

    Low Gross - Michelle Speal

    Low Net - Michelle Austin

    2nd Place Low Gross - Janet Canavan

    2nd Place Low Net - Angie Lundquist

    4th flight

    Low Gross - Donna Hood

    Low Net - Anne Bermingham.

    Congratulations in qualifying for the Ontario Championship!  Good luck in the finals.  


  • Customized Golf Shirts
    Here's how to order your own customized LPGA Amateurs Golf Shirt:
    - Click on Creative Casuals and follow the instructions on entering Username and Password
    - After you have selected your shirt style, colour, and size, and have clicked on your cart to checkout,  you will see the field to enter our chapter name if you wish to have it on the sleeve of your shirt.