Greater Springfield Chapter
COVID-19 Update: The LPGA does NOT prevent unvaccinated people from participating in events. Chapters cannot prevent unvaccinated members from participation. We will continue to follow CDC and local guidelines.
Upcoming Events

Thank you for making of end of season celebration so fun!
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We had another great night at Chicopee Country Club.


Have a healthy and fall and winter. See you in 2022!

As a member, you are welcome to play in any of the leagues as often as you wish. Just contact the league captain. Remember to confirm your playing status each week.

TUESDAY
Franconia GC – Springfield.  Tee Times: 1:00 & 5:00 PM
League Captains: 1:00 – Lori Cotter - lori@loricotter.com 413-348-9259
5:00 - Priscilla Kowal – Priscillajkowal@gmail.com 860-819-5790

Agawam CC 
– Agawam.  Tee time: 2:00 PM
League Captain: Judy Santos – hidrox02@comcast.net 413-531-1732


WEDNESDAY

Chicopee CC – Chicopee.  Tee times: 4:45 – 5:15 PM 
League Captains: Liz Albano – liz1865@icloud.com 413-626-8180
Dolly Wrona – Dorothy.wrona@eversource.com 413-237-3590


THURSDAY

Ledges GC – South Hadley.  Tee times: 5:00 – 5:30 PM 
League Captain: Carol Marnelakis – cmarnelakis1@charter.net 413-594-7667 

 

LPGA AMATEURS NATIONAL EVENTS
LPGA Amateurs National Event Schedule
Important Upcoming Date
Nov 5-6:  LPGA Amateurs Championship Open @ Walt Disney Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Etiquette review from our Kick-Off night at Chicopee:

    Grasping all of the do's and don'ts of golf takes time.
    This list is a great start to get you feeling comfortable about the general golf rules on any given course.


    Do's:
    Play at a reasonable pace. 
    Repair ball marks, replace divots, rake bunkers.
    Have the player who is farthest from the pin hit first.
    Let the winner of the previous hole tee off first at the next tee...
    ...unless your group has agreed to play "ready golf" in which case whoever is ready can tee off.
    Respect the rules and regulations of the course that you are playing.

    Don'ts:

    Move or talk while someone in your group is hitting the ball (or about to hit).
    Ask your opponent what club she hit.
    Walk across the line of another player's putt on the green.
    Hit your shot until the group in front of you is well out of range.
    Ever play when lightning is in the area.
    Hold up other players.

  • Bunker Relief

    When bunker rakes are not provided due to Covid-19 precautions, you can get relief. Read about the rules, and take a look at the diagram here.

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  • World Handicap System

    To review what you need to know about the new World Handicap System, read this article from the LPGA Women's Network website.

    Learn how to activate Golfnet and record your scores here.
    If you are using a mobile device (phone or tablet), use these directions instead.

    To find out more about your Handicap, please click on the link in your member clubhouse or visit lpgaamateurs.com.  

     
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Association News and Announcements
  • We made a TikTok account! - That's right! We made a TikTok account! Make sure to give us a follow and let us know what type of content YOU would like to see. Click here for our TikTok link!
  • You are invited to the Virtual Solheim Cup Watch Party this weekend, September 4-6! - Join with the LPGA Women's Network community and experience the biggest event in women's golf! Post your pictures and stories at #SolheimCupWatchParty and on the LPGA Amateurs Facebook Member Private pageTwitterInstagram, and TikTok
  • Play in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble and Support the LPGA Foundation! - Join in the fun of playing in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble and support the Women on Par Scholarship Fund and the Renee Powell Grant Fund. This unique event raised over $56,000 in 2020 and with your participation, together we can raise even more this year! Gather your team to play in this fun 4-person scramble at your favorite course between Sept 10 - 26, 2021. Team members who are not current LPGA Amateurs members will receive a complimentary LPGA Amateurs Virtual Membership that is valid through the end of 2021! LPGA Partners will also have special offers and discounts throughout the event as well as multiple prizes for low gross/low net! 
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)

All previously recorded Webinars and Facebook Live events are available, on demand  in the Member Clubhouse including: 
Open Mic with Juli Inkster

Featuring LPGA Tour Professional Juli Inkster and LPGA Professionals Nat'l President, Marvol Barnard
 Nancy Oliver, EWGA Founder & Nancy Henderson, LPGA Foundation President, Discussing the Past, Present and Future!
LPGA Amateurs Private Facebook Member Group

A request to join is required and will be approved by an LPGA Amateurs Staff Member. A Facebook account is needed to join the group.

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate in the webinar live, they will be recorded and posted in the Webinar section in the Member ClubhouseRules 101 has been posted and is available to watch on-demand. We’ll also be posting the information and registration links in this section as additional webinars are scheduled and we encourage you to check back often. If you have ideas for topics, please send them to: chapters@lpgaamateurs.com 

Your 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
  • Webinars and on demand programs
  • Social and networking events
  • New connections, New Friends
  • Member Directory- Business or Social
  • 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
  • Log in to the member clubhouse to see your benefits!

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For information on becoming a member, please contact our Member Services Chapter Leader: Gillian Jreaswec - Email Gillian
Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers now!
Roles the Greater Springfield Chapter hopes to fill include:

Sponsorship -- Create relationships with local golf shops and courses #GrowTheGame!
League Coordinator -- Maintain regular communication with each League Captain.
Event Support -- Promote and participate in our social golf gatherings.

National Opportunities-
Be An Ambassador at the 2021 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup=
The LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup has moved to the east coast this year and will be held October 4-10 at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, NJ. LPGA Amateurs members have the opportunity to be a LPGA Brand Ambassador at this event with amazing opportunities to get a behind the scenes look at this world class event and get a complimentary round at the Mountain Ridge Country Club. Check out the details at this link and sign up now! 



     
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Please contact Linda Fawcett - Email Linda.

Benefits of volunteering:

•Being part of something bigger than ourselves
•Promoting the health & mental well being of fellow women golfers
•Getting to know members on another level

 

If you would be interested in helping at social events/golf outings/fundraising, please contact a board member -- email us.

Quick Links
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Instruction Golf 101 - Golf 101