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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     PHOTO from 2020 Kickoff
A special thank you to photographer Toni Gomez
SEE BELOW to register for our 2021 KICKOFF events!



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


 

Event Calendar

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

2021 Month to Month Calendar - Version 2-14-21


Having trouble signing up for leagues and/or golf events?  Click HERE for a step by step tutorial on "Signing Up". 

Still have questions?  Contact Theresa S. at communications@lpgaamateurssacramento.com for help.


Join Us For a Unique 2021 Kickoff Event

Dates & Times:   
Drive-by - COMPLETED ON February 27 and March 2           

Virtual Meeting on Zoom
March 4          6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
March 6         10:00 am – 11:30 am

Locations:             
Drive By – Haggin Oaks Parking Lot  
Virtual Meeting on Zoom


Since we are still not able to meet in person, we will be holding our annual Kickoff in a unique way this year. The Kickoff will happen in two stages. 

We held two two Drive By events in the Haggin Oaks parking lot on February 27 and March 2. Included in the member packet was our 2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance, a golf certficate and more. 

The second part of the Kickoff is a Virtual Meeting held on March 4 and March 6. Be sure to have your 2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance handy because the Board will provide details about the events and education we have scheduled this year and answer your questions. (You can also locate a printable copy of the Schedule under the Events tab on the chapter's website.)

Register for our final “Virtual-kickoff meeting” ZOOM option.  We are looking forward to sharing our 2021 plans with you.

Virtual Kickoff Meeting Flyer
Register for March 4 - COMPLETED
Register for March 6

 


Event:  Basic Rules of Golf - March 13 Session Registration

Date:  March 13 
Time:  9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost:  Free

The format is “on course” discussion and demonstration of basic rules.  Topics include relief options from immovable obstructions, penalty areas, abnormal course conditions, and more.   Lead by NCGA Rules official and Chapter Member, Marcia Whiting.

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Event:  Warm Up Your Short Game!  Antelope Greens Golf Course
Date:  March 13 
Tee Times Start:  9:00 a.m.
Cost:  $25 to walk/ $35 to ride. - pay at the course
Optional:  $5 prize fund donation to participate in the closest to the hole competitions.

No handicaps needed to participate and number of competition holes and prize amounts will be determined by amount of the prize fund.

Note on Registration:  If you want to participate in the Optional Prize Fund, put your credit card information into the form where it is required.  If that's not what you want to do, click the "Skip" button and you can register to play without participating in the closest to the hole competitions.

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Event:  How and Why You Want to Establish a Handicap
Date:  March 18
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Zoom (link to Zoom will be sent to you after you register)
Cost:  Free

Join this class to find out what a "handicap" is and why you might want to establish one.  Lead by Chapter Handicap Chair, Kris Corbridge.

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Event:  2021 Mix It Up League
Deadline to Register for League:  March 21
Cost:  $10 for League Registration
Golf Fees:  Pay at the Course for Golf Fees
Upcoming League Play Dates:  March 28, April 3, 18, 25, May 2

More Information about League...

GGID:  GolfGenius.com > 2021MixItUp (must be registered for League to sign up for play day rounds)



Event:  How and Why You Want to Establish a Handicap
Date:  March 23
Time:  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Zoom (link to Zoom will be sent to you after you register)
Cost:  Free

Join this class to find out what a "handicap" is and why you might want to establish one.  Lead by Chapter Handicap Chair, Kris Corbridge.

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Event:  Basic Rules of Golf - March 25 Session Registration
Date:  March 25
Time:  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Cost:  Free

The format is “on course” discussion and demonstration of basic rules.  Topics include relief options from immovable obstructions, penalty areas, abnormal course conditions, and more.   Lead by NCGA Rules official and Chapter Member, Marcia Whiting.

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Event:  Basic Rules of Golf - April 1 Session Registration 
Date:  April 1
Time:  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free

The format is “on course” discussion and demonstration of basic rules.  Topics include relief options from immovable obstructions, penalty areas, abnormal course conditions, and more.   Lead by NCGA Rules official and Chapter Member, Marcia Whiting.

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Event:  2021 Fast Trackers 8 Week Program
Dates:  April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, June 2
Time:  5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Cost:  $100 per member
Location:  Haggin Oaks

New to this game of golf, returning after a lengthy absence or just want to improve your techniques and skills?  This program will quickly get you more comfortable with your game.

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Event:  Beyond the Basics:  Situations you have experienced on the course and wondered what to do.
Date: April 8
Time:  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Cost:  Free

For the golfer who has played several years and has a grasp of the fundamentals, this session provides a deeper dive into some challenging, but not uncommon, circumstances.  Taught by Chapter member and NCGA Certified Tournament Rules Official, Marcia Whiting.

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Event:  Beyond the Basics: Situations you have experienced on the course and wondered what to do.
Date: April 15
Time:  5:30 - 7:00 PM
Cost:  Free

For the golfer who has played several years and has a grasp of the fundamentals, this session provides a deeper dive into some challenging, but not uncommon, circumstances.  Taught by Chapter member and NCGA Certified Tournament Rules Official, Marcia Whiting.

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Event:  Basic Rules of Golf - April 27 Session Registration 
Date:  April 27
Time:  9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost:  Free

The format is “on course” discussion and demonstration of basic rules.  Topics include relief options from immovable obstructions, penalty areas, abnormal course conditions, and more.   Lead by NCGA Rules official and Chapter Member, Marcia Whiting.

Click for event flyer


Event:  Beyond the Basics:  Situations you have experienced on the course and wondered what to do.
Date: April 29
Time:  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Cost:  Free

For the golfer who has played several years and has a grasp of the fundamentals, this session provides a deeper dive into some challenging, but not uncommon, circumstances.  Taught by Chapter member and NCGA Certified Tournament Rules Official, Marcia Whiting.

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Event:  Members with Existing GHIN Number but not a member of Chapter NCGA/PWGA Group
Date:  October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021

If you are not a member of NCGA/PWGA through the Sacramento Chapter, but want to join the Chapter NCGA/PWGA group or have an old/lapsed GHIN number, contact Theresa Stamey to join.  

Questions:  Contact Theresa Stamey at Communications@lpgaamateurssacramento.com
  


Event (Click Link to Register)NCGA/PWGA NEW Members for 2021
Date:  October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021

This is for 
NEW membership in NCGA/PWGA ONLY or if you were NOT a member of either NCGA/PWGA during 2020 with the Sacramento Chapter.

NCGA/PWGA provides handicapping services and various tournaments, events, play days and trips throughout the year in Northern California.  

Your LPGA Amateur Golf Association membership does NOT include membership in NCGA/PWGA.  


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.
 


Event:  LPGA Amateurs 2021 Tournament Schedule



Event:  NCGA/PWGA Member Events
 

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

NCGA/PWGA Forms:
Hole in One
2021 Play Day Entry Form - Be sure to put LPGA Amateurs - Sacramento as you home club


Cal Cup and Participation Points 
      Cal Cup Qualifying Process (Due to the COVID-19 impact the 2021 Cal Cup has been cancelled.  The final event will be held in 2022 and a qualifier will be scheduled in November  to identify the Chapter’s 2022 Cal Cup Team)
      
Member Participation Points Process (Due to COVID-19 impact and event cancellations the 2020 M.A.M. Award is suspended until further notice.)

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 until further notice).
 
2020 Hole in One Pin Recipients
Hole in One Pin recipients


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.  

Wednesday Morning (Haggin Oaks Ladies League)
A great opportunity for new or returning golfers to play with a mentor for casual 9-Hole Play on the Arcade Creek course at Haggin Oaks.  Tee times start at 9:00 a.m.  Contact Linda Reid (lreid@hagginoaks.com) to be added to weekly email.  No weekly commitment required. 

Thursday Afternoon/Evenings
(Haggin Oaks Ladies League)
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 (lreid@hagginoaks.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 (Haggin Oaks Ladies League)
(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.

-----Download the LPGA Amateurs GolfNet App for easy access or 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.

 
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
  • Save the date for a Virtual Celebration on November 16, 2021 - more information to come!
  • Watch this Yoga for Golfers Facebook Live event on February, 19 at 11:00 AM EST. A Facebook account is needed to join the group. A request to join the group is required and will be reviewed by a Staff Member. Click here to join the Members Only Facebook group. 
  • Join in this interactive session on Thursday, February 4 at 2:00 PM EST designed to knock off the rust and get moving for the new year! Click here to register for this webinar. 

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

Update About Membership Renewal Dues in 2021

LPGA Amateurs recently sent out an email to notify current members that renewals for 2021 will be accepted up to March 15. Simply log in to your membership profile and click on the orange button that says 'Renewal'. Membership fees will remain the same in 2021: Classic - $120; Senior - $85; Young Professional and Military - $65.  

Important Note: All 2020 memberships expired December 31, 2020.  Renew TODAY to reactivate your status to current. (You must be a current member to register and play in chapter events such as leagues and casual play days.)

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


Incentive to Renew Early

While the official deadline to renew your LPGA Amateurs membership is March 15, 2021, we want to encourage you to renew earlier than that. All current members of the Sacramento who renew by February 15, 2021 will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Fit Golf Performance Evaluation. Fit Golf is one of our chapter sponsors. This evaluation is valued at $300 and includes the following:

Goal Setting Session: Where do you want your golf to be?
Functional Movement Assessment: How does your body work in motion
Orthopedic Assessment: Why are certain functional movements hard to do?Technology Assessment: Of your golf swing using the Dynamic Balance System and the 3D K-Vest System (this is the MRI of your swing)

During the evaluation, Fit Golf objectively measure your golf-specific posture, balance, flexibility, strength, function and control. The information gathered during the Performance Evaluation will be used to design a completely customized and comprehensive, golf-specific fitness training program to meet your individual needs.

Don’t wait – renew now!


2021 Digital Membership Cards
Based on member input, LPGA Amateurs is transitioning to Digital Membership Cards for 2021. This new format will allow you to keep your membership card handy on your phone so you won’t have to worry about misplacing or losing it. The 2021 Membership cards will be available starting mid-February and we’ll provide you with instructions at that time how to download your card. 


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.
  • Troon Reward for Making a Hole in One: The LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ has partnered with Troon to reward golfers who make a hole in one. Any golfer playing in an LPGA Amateur Golf Association™ Chapter or National sanctioned golf event (league, outing, competition etc.) who makes a hole in one will receive a complimentary National Twosome Troon Card (retail value of $699). The Troon Card offers rates up to 50% off at more than 120 participating Troon courses worldwide! For more information, visit www.TroonCard.com.

    Contact: If you make a hole in one, simply fill out your information here - HIO form. Once all the information is verified with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association™, Troon will email the member with Troon Card information.

  • Check out the complete list of discounts under “My Offers” when you login to your account.

Volunteer
    
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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!