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    Volunteers wanted for the 2023–2024 season

    Do you have "the heart" or talents that might benefit our organization? Do you have ideas on how our chapter could be improved? Would you enjoy the opportunity to connect with other like-minded members who truly care about our activities and future sustainability?

    Please consider being part of the team that will move our chapter forward for our next season. Board meetings happen only about 4-6 times year so the officer position commitment isn't huge. Directors and any committees meet as needed. Both types of positions are a great way for new and existing members to help ensure that our chapter remains strong and a positive option for female golfers in the Central Oregon area.

    If you think you might be interested, or would just like to find out more about what else is needed for the coming season, please contact Diane Kirpach at

    Please be on the lookout for the November issue of our chapter newsletter, coming out very soon. We are currently in the process of transitioning our leadership and a few other volunteer positions for the 2023-2024 season. All the news and more will hit your email box very soon! Thank you for your patience.


    This year's Member Get a Member Drive will run from 10/1/2023 – 6/30/2024. Members who recruit new members can qualify for great prizes. Click here for details.


    Our board members and wonderful volunteers are always on the lookout for discounts that we can pass along to our members! Below are some local and/or regional specials we've uncovered for you this month:

    Crooked River Ranch -Golf Moose Certificate Offer:  One player with cart $30. Valid Monday – Wednesday (Nov. 10:30am Shotgun start, Dec–Feb 11am Shotgun start). Visit Golf Moose for further details, to purchase a certificate, & restrictions. Offer expires Feb. 29, 2024.

    Eagle Crest - Punch Pass - on sale from Nov. 16 – Nov. 19 and cost $349.00 (regularly $389). Purchase your pass by calling 541-923-4653.

    (The) Greens at Redmond - Golf Moose Certificate Offer:  One round of golf for one person $25, includes shared cart. Valid Mon-Thur. Visit Golf Moose  for further details, to purchase a certificate, & restrictions. Valid through Feb. 29, 2024.

    Meadow Lakes - Christmas Gift Certificates: 18 Holes for $24 ($40 with cart), valid all year in 2024. On sale Black Friday through Christmas Eve. No limit.

    Oregon Golf Association - 2023 Passport Savings Book - visit the OGA Passport Savings Book page for further information and to see what courses they have included in this member-only discount book.

    Running Y Ranch (Kalamath Falls) - Golf Moose Certificate Offer:  18 holes for 2 players, walking $99/$109. Visit Golf Moose for further details, to purchase a certificate, & restrictions. Offer expires Nov. 21st.

  • Our 2023 MASTER EVENT CALENDAR is Finally Here!

    Click HERE for our chapter's event line-up for the entire 2023 season (confirmed so far). Plan with your own calendar and be sure to register for events in advance so you won't miss a thing. A green "OPEN" colored event block means you can register right now, and also includes information about when that event registration window will close.

    Be sure check back often for updates as tentative events or additional details are confirmed and posted.

    2023, here we come!!!

    The Second Annual Bailey Beaulaurier Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on July 14 at the Eagle Crest Resort Ridge Course. Click here for further information. Please note this is not a chapter sanctioned event and is not related to LPGA Amateurs Central Oregon in any way.

    We will be extending our indoor winter play at Walt Reilly's for one more Wednesday! Instead of finishing the indoor season at the end of March, we've decided to play one more week. Our last simulator play and social will be Wednesday, April 5th, where we'll also be celebrating members who have an April birthday! Register here.

  • "SWING INTO SPRING" Instructional Series for Ladies Begins in April
    Meadow Lakes Golf Course:

    Shake off winter’s rust and get on the fast track to improving your game for the 2023 golf season with this upcoming group lesson series. Sign-ups for this 4-part clinic are happening now!  For course dates, cost, and information on how to sign up, click here to download their PDF flyer.


    The R&A and the USGA have released the most recent edition of the Rules of Golf, effective January 2023. It's important to keep up on the latest changes, so to help us understand what's changed they have created an illustrated PDF outlining these changes. To review these 5 Key Changes, click here. They have also issued a chart for 2019 Rules to 2023 Rules Comparison, which can be found here.

    Finally, for a nice article by Sr. Rules Officials Pete Scholz and Terry McEvilly of the Oregon Golf Association about these changes, click here.

  • MEMBERS COME THROUGH for local children!










    LPGA Amateurs Central Oregon Chapter's generous members contributed toys and gifts for children of all ages at their Holiday Party held on Tuesday, December 6 at Walt Reilly's. Donations will be delivered to the annual Toys for Tots collection station and are then distributed throughout the area by local volunteers.

    Thank you to everyone for getting into the spirit of giving!

  • IT'S TIME TO SWITCH TO GHIN for handicap tracking

    As you may be aware, the USGA informed LPGA Amateurs that they would not accept handicaps from GolfNet after the end of this year. In other words, the LPGA no longer will offer a free handicap benefit to you.

    Members who have been using GolfNet have the opportunity to transfer their handicaps to GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network). This is a service offered by the USGA to golf associations worldwide.

Since our Chapter does not have enough members willing to sign up for a GHIN handicap to become an Affinity Member Club, you will need to sign up through either your local golf club league or the OGA.

    Steps for setting up GHIN account for old and new members:
    1. Go to
    2. Click on Membership
    3. Click on Adults
    4. Click on Central Oregon
    5. Click on $40 or $57 Membership
        (you have a choice)

    6. If you have been using GolfNet for your handicap then you already have a GHIN # so you would enter in your name and GHIN number (see image, upper left).

    1. If you used GHIN in the past but it has been longer than 2 years since you used it, your number was likely deactivated and you will have to get a new number and start tracking your handicap from scratch. Click on Create New Profile.

    2. If you have never used GHIN or Golfnet 
    Click on Create New Profile.

  • NEW IN 2023 - LPGA Amateurs Central Oregon Chapter Course Coordinators Needed

    During the summer I shared my hope to have “Course Coordinators - CC” that will help with our 2023 golf season. 

    Coordinators would be the lead for one or two courses. We have about 3-5 dates pinned for each course:

    Ridge | CRR | Challenge | Quail Run | Back 9 | Greens | Meadow Lakes | Resort + Some Surprises!


    Your willingness to serve is greatly appreciated.

    • Book the tee times (around March or sooner).

    • Confirm Best Fees

    • Contact course with the number of players

    • Have fun – create games or KP events etc. with prizes – or not - it is up to you!  

    • Bring along a Co-CC to help if you would like.


    Contact me to become a CC in 2023... 

    Thanks to the ladies that expressed interest... Mary, Betty, Laura, Shari (N), Shari (H). 


    -Belinda Holcombe-Rasmussen, Golf Events Director


    Our board members and wonderful volunteers are always on the lookout for discounts that we can pass along to our members! Below are some local and/or regional specials we've uncovered for you:

    Oregon Golf Association - 2023 Passport Savings Book - visit the OGA site for further information and to see what courses are included in this member-only discount book:

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