Fairfield County Chapter
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LPGA Fairfield Amateurs Event!
Tuesday, February 4th at 6:00 pm

Come join us for some winter fun and stay in touch
and count down the days to golf season!
No RSVP required, come one, come all!!!

Two Roads Brewery
1700 Stratford Ave.
Stratford, CT


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MARK YOUR CALENDARS.....................


2020 League Start Dates
Sterling Farms - TBD
Orange Hills - TBD
Tashua Mondays - April 20
Ridgefield - TBD
Tashua Tuesdays - May 5th
Fairchild Wheeler - TBD
Mentor League - TBD
Vails Grove - TBD
Oak Hills - TBD
Longshore - TBD
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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Happy Holidays everyone! 

    The USGA will adapt the World Golf Handicap System beginning January 1st, 2020.    There will be many changes to the current handicap system, but here are the key points to know:

    Handicap Index - Your handicap index will be calculated on you eight best scores of your 20 most recent rounds(previously ten best scores).    Your handicap index will most likely come down a little, but so will everyone else's.   Your golf handicap is meant to be a measure of your potential (better rounds) and the USGA estimates that players will play to or beat their handicap about 20% of the time with the new formula.  

    Maximum Score per Hole for Posting - The previous Equitable Stroke Control table is now gone, and replaced with a simple formula.   With the new handicap system,  Net Double Bogey will be the highest score golfers can take for posting purposes.  

    Daily Handicap Revisions - Your golf handicap will now be revised every day instead of twice a month.     With the new system, it is very important that golfers post their scores on the same day the round is played.    

    Handicap Safeguards - The new handicap system factors in a players low handicap index of the previous 12 months.   Once a players index rises three shots above that low, further upward movement will be slowed and eventually capped at 5 strokes.   There will be no limit to downward movement.  

  • LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
    RICHTER PARK - DANBURY, CT
    JULY 14, 2019

    RESULTS
    First Flight - Low Gross: Cindy Scope
    Second Flight - Low Gross: Becke Buffalo
    Third Flight - Low Gross: Debbie Perry
    Third Flight - Low Net: Martha Johnson
    Fourth Flight - Low Gross: Arisleyda Riehl

    Low Gross - Senior: Becke Buffalo
    Low Gross Super Senior: Wendy Montanaro

    First Place Scramble Team:
    Anne Kuehnel - Captain
    Coleen Banks
    Lisa Edmonds
    Mija Deering

    Second Place Scramble Team:
    Carol DeVito, Captain
    Jennifer Polla
    Mary Schaefer
    Heather Studwell

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

Association News and Announcements
  • The Women on Par Scholarship program has officially launched for 2020! In 2020, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $2,000 Women on Par scholarship and one (1) $1,000 Women on Par scholarship. The 2020 Women on Par Scholarship application will remain open until 200 applications are received or April 30 of the application year – whichever occurs first. Click the link to read more about Women on Par and the eligibility requirements.

  • There is still time to register for the 2020 Stableford! This event is for Handicap Indexes 24.0 to 42.0. The field is limited to the first 52 2-person teams. A waitlist will be created once the field is full. Visit the event portal for more information: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2287609

    Questions? Email golfevents@lpgaamateurs.com

  • Drive on for the Future - Join the LPGA $50 for 50% movement! The LPGA Foundation is on a mission to change this trend and reach 50% female participation in the game. The Foundation includes LPGA Amateurs, Girls Golf, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals and more. You can find out more about The LPGA Foundation and make a donation here: app.mobilecause.com/vf/DRIVE/team/LPGAAMs
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)

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

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers...
If you have a volunteer opportunity you want to share or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact our president, Wendy Woolf, at presidentLPGAAmateursFairfield@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

2020 U.S. Open Championship
Winged Foot Golf Club, 
Mamaroneck, NY
June 15-21, 2020

Be a part of golf history as the game's grandest stage - the 2020 U.S. Open
Championship - comes back to Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY
from June 15-21, 2020!

The U.S. Open requires a great deal of support and volunteers play an integral part of the U.S. Open Championship experience. Whether it is serving as marshals, leader boards, disability shuttle drivers and providing information and assistance to thousands of fans, there is something for everybody! The U.S. Open could not operate successfully without the 4,500 dedicated volunteers.

The LPGA Amateurs - Fairfield Chapter members will have an opportunity to volunteer and enjoy, firsthand, the excitement of the U.S. Open!

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer for this prestigious tournament, please visit: 2020volunteers.usga.org

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2020 U.S. Senior Women's Open 
Brooklawn Counrty Club, Fairfield, CT.
July 9-12, 2020

Brooklawn Country Club will host the 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship from July 9-12. Approximately 600 dedicated individuals comprise the Volunteer Program for the championship! It is our goal to provide each volunteer with a unique and exciting experience during the championship. 

All volunteers for the 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship will volunteer for a minimum of four (4) shifts with each shift lasting between five (5) to six (6) hours and will be responsible for arriving at their assigned positions on time, without the use of cart transportation. Volunteers will not be paid wages or compensated in any other manner in exchange for their volunteer activities. Volunteers will be required to purchase the Volunteer Apparel Package for $85. As part of the Volunteer Package, volunteers will receive apparel pieces specifically designed for the championship, a credential valid for the week of the championship and a meal voucher for each assigned shift. The Volunteer Package will consist of one golf shirt, a rain poncho, a piece of headwear, a pin and a water bottle. You may submit your payment for the Volunteer Package with your application.

You can fill out the application online OR by contacting the 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship Office to request a hard-copy application. Volunteer opportunities are largely granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Championship Office will notify you if you have been selected as a volunteer. Please note, volunteers may be subject to a criminal history background check and/or a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving record check based on committee assignment.

For more info: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2020/2020-us-senior-womens-open-volunteer-info.html#returnable