Greater Springfield Chapter
COVID-19 Update: We are following Massachusetts mandates. Please check with your local courses for their protocols.
Upcoming Events

Welcome back to the best time of the year, Golf Season!


Upcoming golf events:
Clinic 
with Jennifer Sawka at Cedar Knob Golf Course in Somers, CT.  The clinic is 45 minutes - $10/person.  Cash for the clinic will be collected on the day of at Cedar Knob by an LPGA board member. 
Sat. July 24: 4pm – Uneven Lies - uphill, downhill, side hill. RSVP here.
Minimum of 5, maximum of 12 attendees. If participants are interested, there is an open invitation to have dinner afterwards (pay as you go) as a group - reservation needed. These clinics are for members only, but if spots are available 5 days prior, we will open each clinic to non-members for $15/pp. 

Sat. July 17First tee time 11 am – Play a fun, non-competitive 18 hole round at one of the top Western Mass courses, The RanchRegistration is now open and limited to 32 players. This event is sponsored by the LPGA Amateurs Boston Chapter.

Visit our Events Page here to see what else we have planned for 2021.

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@loricutter.com 413-348-9259
5:00 - Priscilla Kowal - Priscillajkowal@msn.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 Dates

July 5: LPGA Amateurs Offices closed for July 4th US holiday
July 20: Facebook Live Event 7:00pm EDT Conversation with LPGA Winner, Dottie Pepper
Aug 13-14: LPGA Amateurs Cup Finals @ Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Aug 16:  LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble Registration Opens
Aug 18: Nancy Oliver Act Like A Founder Award Nominations Close
Aug 18: LPGA Amateurs Championship Open Registration Begins
Aug 23: Facebook Live Event 7:00pm EDT Conversation with past USA Solheim Cup Captains, Nancy Lopez and Betsy King
Sept 10-26:  LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble
Nov 5-6:  LPGA Amateurs Championship Open @ Walt Disney Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
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Member Get a Member Drive
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
  • Scramble Open Recap: We were thrilled to welcome 264 LPGA Amateurs members at Pinehurst Resort on May 28-29 to participate in the 2021 Scramble Open. As is the norm at LPGA Amateurs events, there was no shortage of fun as shown in the photos from the event at these two links. Link #1 (click on the photo tab) and Link #2. Congratulations to all the winners - the results can be found at this link(click on the results tab)
     
    A special shout out to The Buckeye Birdies (from Columbus, OH) who defended their title as the Scramble Open Champions in 2019 and 2021.
  • PGA Tour Superstore Exclusive Member Discount Weekend is June 25-27: Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive offer for LPGA Amateurs members to receive a 15% discount  on purchases made on June 25-27  (IN STORE ONLY). Members must show LPGA Amateurs ID card to cashier at time of purchase to receive the discount. (Digital or printed ID cards are sufficient). 
  • 2021 Women on Par Scholarship applications available now! These scholarships are intended for women, ages 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time, or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelors degree.  In 2021, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $2,000 Women on Par scholarship and one (1) $1,000 Women on Par scholarship. The scholarship application will remain open until 200 applications are received or April 1, 2021,  whichever occurs first. Click here to read more about Women on Par Scholarship. Please share the scholarship information with women you know who meet the eligibility requirements!
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)

Upcoming Facebook Live Events:
2021 Exclusive Member Benefit Facebook Live Events
Conversation with Dottie Pepper
Winner of 2 Majors and 17 LPGA Tour Events, and CBS Golf Commentator
Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00 PM EDT
Past Solheim Cup Captains, Nancy Lopez and Betsy King
Monday, August 23 at 7:00 PM EDT
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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.

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