Sacramento Chapter
COVID-19 Update: All members play and participate at their own risk, and should review and adhere to local, state and government advisories.
Upcoming Events

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2020 Kickoff February 16, 2020
A special thank you to photographer Toni Gomez



Want to find out more about joining?  Need more information?  Click HERE.


 

2020 Event Calendar
12-Month Calendar
(Events will open 4-6 weeks before event start)
 


All members play and participate at their own risk, and should review and adhere to local, state and government advisories.  
 


Event:  Swing Fore the Girls - Golf Auction - NEW ITEMS ADDED
Event Dates:  September 9 (8:00 AM) - September 20 (11:45 PM)
Location:  Online (Any device)

While we could not hold our regular "live" events this year, we want to still be able to raise funds in support of the youth programs offered by The First Tee of Greater Sacramento and LPGA/USGA Girls Golf.  Log in to bid on one of the many great items or just send in a donation to support our fundraising efforts.


Event:  2020 Fast Trackers Program - Registration CLOSED
Upcoming Event Dates:  September 23, 30 and October 7
Location:  Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

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Event: 2020 Stableford League 
Signups are now open for the 2020 Stableford League.  Any member with an established handicap is eligible to play in this competitive league.
 

League GGID: STABLEFORD2020
  

Event: Bing Maloney Executive 9 Fun Play (NEW)
Event Date: Sunday September 20, 2020
Sign up now for 9 holes of casual golf at Bing Maloney
No handicaps required!

Event:  Conquering Challenging Lies - Session 2 - FULL.  Contact Education@LPGAAmateursSacramento.com to get on a waitlist or for an upcoming session
Event Date:  Thursday, September 24, 2020

Don't let a bad lie ruin your round.  Here is a "hands-on" clinic for intermediate and experienced golfers.

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Event:  Sacramento Sister Chapter Golf at The Ridge
Event Date:  September 27, 2020

Our sister chapter event at The Ridge with Northern Nevada Chapter is still open for sign ups.   Click here for information and registration


Event: New Member Orientation #3 (VIRTUAL on Zoom)
Event Date: September 28, 2020
Event Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join the chapter's board of directors for our third New Member Orientation on Zoom. You'll learn about the benefits of being a member of the Sacramento chapter of LPGA Amateurs. You'll find out about events offered for casual and competitive play, education and group lessons that can help improve your game, and how you can establish your handicap on GolfNet. This is also a great opportunity to meet other new members of the chapter!
Click here to register



Event Name: Understanding Handicaps (VIRTUAL on Zoom)
Event Date: September 29, 2020 
Event Time: 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

In this course, you'll learn the basics of what a handicap is, how to obtain one and why having a handicap can enhance your enjoyment of the game of golf. We will review some of the terminology relative to handicaps and scoring, the types of rounds that produce acceptable scores, and how to post your scores to your scoring record including incomplete holes/rounds. This course is geared to members who either do not yet have a handicap or are new to the process and seeking more information.
Click here to register


 

October 1, 2020

NCGA/PWGA Memberships for 2021 - COMING OCTOBER 1


Event: Auburn Valley Two Person Scramble (NEW)
Date: Sunday October 18, 2020 Tee Times start at 9:00 am

Signup now to play Auburn Valley Golf Course.  Format for the day is a 
Two Person Scramble.  Auburn Valley is a fabulous course located in the Sierra Foothills.  Guests are welcome.
 



Event: 2020 Sacramento Chapter Championship. (RESCHEDULED)
New Date: Saturday November 7, 2020 Tee Times start at 9:06 am
 
Our annual Chapter Championship - open to all players with an established handicap. Multiple flights based on handicap. Fun opportunity to test your golf skills with other chapter members.
 

Event:  NCGA/PWGA Member Events

Upcoming NCGA/PWGA Play Days for Sacramento Area:
 
September 21 - The Ridge. (Deadline is September 11)
November 2 - Sierra View. (Deadline is October 23)
 
 
 
Upcoming NCGA Member Tournaments for Women:
 
California Senior Women's Amateur - October 5-7 at La Cumbre CC
entries now open (50 or older, handicap index 18.4 or lower)
 

Helen Lengfeld Tournament (Founders Cup) - October 6 & 7 at San Juan Oaks and Parjaro Valley
Entries Open September 1

Team Play Championship - Rescheduled to October 22 & 23 at Hiddenbrooke and Blue Rock Springs GC

Seniors/Super Seniors Championship - Rescheduled to November 3rd and 4th at Micke Grove and The Reserve at Spanos Park.
Entries open. Will close October 1

More Information about NCGA Women's Golf:  Click NCGA/PWGA

NCGA/PWGA Forms:
Hole in One
2020 Play Day Entry Form



2020 Year at a Glance

Download trifold PDF, print and fold. Now you have your 2020 Year at a Glance.


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are signing up for events, please SIGN OUT of Golf Genius.  Don't just close your browser, actually click the link to SIGN OUT.


2020 League GGID's:
      Phase 2 League:  Phase2

Cal Cup and Participation Points
     Cal Cup Qualifying Process (Due to the COVID-19 impact and event cancellations the 2020 qualified team advances as the Chapter’s 2021 Cal Cup Team)

     Member Participation Points Process (Due to COVID-19 impact and event cancellations the 2020 M.A.M. Award is suspended and will return in 2021)

Most Improved Player Award (Due to the negative COVID-19 impact to golfing opportunities in 2020, the Bonnie Stone award, aka Most Improved Player award, is suspended and will return in 2021).
   


Policy LInks
Guest Policy (PDF)
Refund Policy PDF
Code of Conduct (PDF)


Rules Bag Tag (PDF)


Casual Play

Monday Day
This 9-hole league continues year round every other Monday in Roseville.  Contact Nancy Lyons (MondayGolf@lpgaamateurssacramento.com) if you are interested in the twice monthly play in Roseville. 

Tuesday "Days"
It's casual 18 holes and always fun!!  If you are interested in golfing during the day on Tuesdays, contact Sharon Blume (TuesdayGroup@lpgaamateurssacramento.com).  No weekly commitment required.  

Thursday Afternoon/Evenings
Casual 9-Hole Play after work at Haggin Oaks, Arcade Creek and the first 9 holes of the MacKenzie course.  Tee times start at 5:30pm.  Contact Linda Reid (SacLPGAThursdayPM@gmail.com) to be added to weekly email.  No weekly commitment required.  After golf dinner/drinks at the MacKenzie Grille. Play begins in April. 

Fun Friday Play at Haggin Oaks 

(This is open to "seasoned" LPGA Amateur members)
Casual 9-Hole Fun Play on Friday mornings at Haggin Oaks. Contact Linda Reid (lreid@hagginoaks.com) to be added to weekly email or to find out if this play is right for you. No weekly commitment required. Play is year-round, weather permitting.



HANDICAP INFORMATION

To Post Your Scores click the system below where you maintain your handicap index.

-----Sign In to LPGA Amateurs to post your scores.  GolfNet or GN21 is the system that LPGA Amateurs provides to members.
 
-----NCGA is the authorized organization of USGA for handicap indexing in Northern California.  You must be a member of NCGA or PWGA to use this system.

-----GHIN is the USGA handicapping network.  This covers all organizations that belong to this network.  The NETWORK does NOT include GolfNet/GN21.

For questions and more information
Contact:  Handicaps@lpgaamateurssacramento.com

Click here to view slides from an LPGA Amateurs webinar about establishing and maintaining a handicap

 
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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Any posting of scores beginning in 2020 should be done using the rules of the World Handicap System.  There is no need to wait until you can attend official training provided by the Chapter to learn more about the system.  NCGA has some easy to understand video clips that can provide you the basics so that you can correctly post your scores. These can be found on the NCGA website, Toggle over Handicap tab, scroll down to World Handicap System and hit ENTER.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page.  There are 2-3 minute videos explaining this new system.  Here's a sample of one of them regarding maximum scores for posting purposes. 
     
    Maximum Score for Posting - Net Double Bogey + Adjustment 
  • To Post Your Scores click the system below where you maintain your handicap index.

    ---Sign In to LPGA Amateurs to post your scores.  GolfNet or GN21 is the system that LPGA Amateurs provides to members.
     
    ---NCGA is the authorized organization of USGA for handicap indexing in Northern California.  You must be a member of NCGA or PWGA to use this system.

    ---GHIN is the USGA handicapping network.  This covers all organizations that belong to this network.  The NETWORK does NOT include GolfNet/GN21.

  • USGA updated Rules of Golf for 2019.

    -Click Here for a handy reference guide published by LPGA.
    -Click Here for USGA Videos explaining each new rule.

     
Association News and Announcements
  • Join in the fun as we celebrate the winners and all the teams that participated in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble during the past two weeks. Monday, Sept 14 at 7:00pm EDT. Members and guests can watch on LPGA Amateurs Facebook (no Facebook account is needed to watch)
  • Come join us for a once in a lifetime LPGA Amateurs Solheim Cup Experience
    at Toledo, Ohio on September 3-7, 2021. This event has limited space and registration opens on September 14, 2020. Click here for more details.  *This special event excludes the virtual membership type*
  • LPGA Amateurs members are now receiving the "Inside Scoop" with details about the upcoming LPGA Tour event that will be played later in the week.This email provides information about the event sponsor, times with the event will be aired on TV, players in this year's event and past winners. While we look forward to the day when LPGA Amateurs members can once again take advantage of their complimentary admission to these events, this is a great way to keep up with the LPGA Tour each week. Be sure to tune in to see exciting finishes like the 3-way playoff at the ANA Inspiration! 
Member Benefits

The LPGA Amateurs offers a welcoming golf community for all women to learn to play, play better, have fun and make friends.  Highlights of LPGA Amateurs member benefits include:

  • Organized golf: leagues, outings, regional & LPGA Amateurs competitive events, golf experiences and trips
  • Golf education, instruction and clinics
  • Social and networking events
  • Free entrance (member plus one guest) to all LPGA, Symetra, and LPGA Legends Tour events in the US and Canada
  • Discounts on apparel, equipment, travel, greens fees and more

View all member benefits

Access the Member Clubhouse to view benefit details (members only)

       

Member Benefits

New Members Who Join October – December 2020 Will Receive a 13 -15 Month Membership!

LPGA Amateurs is offering a special 13 – 15-month membership for anyone who joins for the first time between October through December 2020. Memberships will expire on December 31, 2021. This means new members will receive up to three months free (depending on the month you join). New members will pay full membership rates during this time: Classic - $120; Senior - $85; Young Professional and Military - $65. This offer is only valid for first-time new members and does not apply to members who are rejoining or renewing between October through December 2020. Current members who renew during this time will pay a pro-rated amount.

Update About Membership Renewal Dues in 2020

In the past, members renewed based on the month they originally joined. To simplify the renewal process, LPGA Amateur Golf Association is converting all members to an annual calendar cycle that will begin in January 2021. All member dues are being pro-rated based on an existing member’s renewal month and/or the month when a new member joins so all memberships will expire on December 31, 2020.

Members who renew in September 2020 will pay:
Classic:   $40.00
Senior:    $28.33
Young Professional:  $21.66
Military:   $21.66 

Contact our Membership Director, Sheryl Sookman, at membership@lpgaamateurssacramento.com if you need additional information.

Golf & Group Lessons at Haggin Oaks

  • Haggin Oaks, our home course, provides each new member with a certificate to play one 18-hole round of golf on their MacKenzie Course or two 9-hole rounds on their Arcade Creek Course. All current members will receive their certificate the month following when they renew. The expiration date for all certificates is December 31, 2020.
  • Receive a 25% discount on group lessons offered by the Northern California Institute of Golf at Haggin Oaks. Contact Membership Director for discount code. 

Member Benefits

  • LPGA Amateur Golf Association provides members with discounts from 25 different golf partners. This list includes discounts on clothing, accessories and equipment from companies such as Cutter & Buck, Golf Galaxy, Corkcicle, and Orange Whip. There are discounts on travel packages to Pinehurst and several private golf courses worldwide. You also receive complimentary access for yourself and one guest to all LPGA, Symetra, and Legends Tour events in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Check out the complete list of discounts under “My Offers” when you login to your account.

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Volunteer to be part of our CHAPTER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

We're in need of 10 to 15 volunteers to be part of our Chapter Communications Group.  You'll help by sending an email each month to remind members whose membership is up for renewal. In addition, you'll reach out to fellow LPGA Amateur members about three times a year, to personally invite them to participate in special events such as the Kickoff, Swing for the Girls, and our End of the Year Celebration.

It'll take up very little of your time each month, plus you'll have the opportunity to engage with members you might not otherwise - and might even find some new golfing partners!  Most importantly, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you made an important contribution to the continuing success of the Sacramento Chapter of LPGA Amateurs Golf Association.

Here are the answers to some questions you may have:

WHEN?  Chapter Communications volunteers will be asked to contact at most 10-15 chapter members each month to remind them when their membership is up for renewal, and periodically invite and encourage their participation in a specific event - for example, the Annual Kickoff Brunch or a sponsor's social event.

WHERE?  Calls and emails can be made from the comfort of your home - or anywhere else that works for you.

WHY?
  We want to ensure that EVERY member benefits from all the events, special activities and FUN we have to offer.  While our chapter's growth and retention rates were among the highest nationally last year - and our annual surveys have shown a high degree of member satisfaction - we are committed to doing even better this year.  We particularly want to reach out to new members so that they feel welcome, understand the various events and have an opportunity to ask questions.

So, what are you waiting for?  Email Sheryl Sookman, Membership Director, at  Membership@LPGAAmateursSacramento.com and let her know that you'd like to join the Chapter Communications Group!