Central NJ Chapter
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 A Message from our Chapter President:

The 2021 season is off to a great start!  We have welcomed over 20 new members to the chapter and are pleased to see the return of so many!   After kicking off the season virtually we are once again on the golf course enjoying the company of chapter members and even some great golf shots!

Our monthly weekend events have begun with a great outing at RiverWinds and will continue with events scheduled at a variety of great venues throughout the season.  New in 2021 - we have a new joint outing - we will play with our Philly chapter friends at Heron Glen in June.  Last year we had an outing with them and had a great time, so we made it formal in 2021.  In addition, CNJ is working with 6 other chapters in the tri-state area on a single day scramble event in the latter part of the season.  More details to come on this event when it’s available.  League play is also underway as well with our Friday afternoon league, the Wanderers starting soon.

As a member, take advantage of discounts that are offered through our national office from national and regional retailers – you have free admission to any LPGA professional events as well.  There are 2 tournaments in NJ this year - the Shoprite Classic outside of Atlantic City, and the Founders Cup in West Caldwell.  The national website, www.lpgaamateurs.com, is the place to find details on our member benefits.

Volunteers are what make this organization successful.  We welcome members who want to help keep our chapter running.   Events, Communications, Memberships – all 3 of these areas could use additional help. Please select the volunteer signup link below for information on signing up to assist.  

Enjoy all the chapter, and LPGA Amateurs, has to offer and have a great golf season!

Donna Beland

2021 EVENTS 

The month of May features two weekend outings:

On May 15th at Berkshire Valley Golf Club in Oak Ridge, NJ for Match Play with the Westchester Chapter.  Enjoy some friendly competition and get to know our neighboring chapter!  Consisting of 600 acres in the picturesque Highlands region of northern New Jersey, the 18-hole, par 71 - 6,800 yard, public golf course presents unique challenges atop the ridge of Green Pond Mountain. The topography and spectacular views of this course make it unlike any other rewarding golfing experience and a "must-play" for every golfer.
 
On May 22 at Quail Brook Golf Club in Somerset, NJ for a chapter weekend outing. This 18 hole, 6,617 yard course is heavily wooded and is known for its rolling front nine and tight, hilly back nine. 

Need to brush up on your golf skills?   Join us for a Skills Clinic on June 5th at Mercer Oaks Golf Course in Princeton Junction, NJ.  The teaching staff of the Mercer Golf Academy will provide instruction on various aspects of the game including putting, drivers and short game.

June is a busy month for outings as well.  On Sunday, June 13th join us at Cream Ridge in Cream Ridge, NJfor a weekend outing.  The course opened in 1958 and features a layout of great variety that offers a challenge to players at all levels.  

Our Annual Joint Outing with the Northern New Jersey chapter takes place on June19th at Galloping Hill Golf Club in Kenilworth, NJ. Characterized by its natural terrain of rolling hills and valleys, the course is often referred to as “the Hill”.  

And on June 26th members of the Philadelphia chapter will join us for a Joint Outing at the Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes, NJ.  This course transformed the famed Kuster Farm site into one of New Jersey’s finest golf facilities, characterized by beautiful bent grass from tee to green surrounded by mature trees and rolling vistas.

Our Events Committee has an exciting season planned!  Our monthly events will revisit some favorites of the past and journey to some new venues.   Check out the schedule under “Chapter Events”   

2021 LEAGUES

Want to connect with fellow women golfers on a regular basis?  Join one of our many social leagues.   Players of all levels are welcome, see all the options under “Chapter Leagues”.

Enjoy playing competitive golf?   If you have a handicap of 40.4 or under there are lots of opportunities for you to satisfy that competitive spirit!   Join the Match Play league! 

2020 Season D
2020 Season C
2020 Season B
2020 season A
post holiday lunch
The Scramblers -match cup team
Tee-Off 10 vendor showcase
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Member Get a Member Drive
Chapter News and Announcements
  • Click here to view our latest newsletter:  April 2021
  • Our first outing of the season took place at RiverWinds Golf Course in Thorofare, NJ.  It was a beautiful Saturday for golf!   A few members of the Philadelphia chapter joined us for a fun day of golf on this scenic course nestled along the Delaware River.  See photos from the day on the “Chapter Events” page.

    Several members have reported that they are not getting our email messages on event sign ups.   If this is happening to you, please check your that the email address in your profile in the Member Clubhouse is correct then check your SPAM folder.  For those who use gmail, you may need to add the SPAM label.  To do so follow these steps:

    1. Select "Setting" then "see all settings"
    2. on the next screen select "Labels" from the list across the top. of the page
    3. on this page scroll down until you see "Spam" select the option "Show"
    4. Scroll to the bottom and save the change.

     

     

  • Our Virtual Tee-Off was held on March 20th.   Participants learned how to get in shape for the golf season with physical trainer Toni Visco ( one of our chapter members) providing some excellent videos to use to limber up before playing.   Christina Thompson of Golf4Her gave us a glimpse of the latest golf fashions.   President, Donna Beland, and Director of Golf Programs, Diane Peterson, provided an overview of events, clinics and leagues the chapter has planned for the 2021 season.  The session ended with 5 lucky members winning some great prizes!   Tee-Off goodie bags were mailed to all registrants after the event.
     
    Sue Stager provided a comprehensive overview of the Rules Of Golf during a ZOOM session on March 25th.  Participants were able to ask questions regarding penalties, marking balls on the green and many others.  Sue certainly displayed her vast knowledge of the rules and we thank her for sharing her knowledge and perspective.
Association News and Announcements
  • 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!
  • Registration for the 2021 LPGA Amateurs Regional Cup Qualifiers will begin on Wednesday, March 31! Similar to the other LPGA Amateurs 2021 Competitive Events, there is not a race to register for the Nine Regional Cup Qualifiers that will be held across the country beginning in June. Information about the registration process and other details for the Cup Series and all other LPGA Amateurs events can be found in the Member Clubhouse under Golf Events.  Please note to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events, your 2021 membership must be current.
  • LPGA Amateurs Exclusive Members Only Webinar and Facebook Live Events! Be sure to check out the tips for getting ready for the season; CardioGolf, Yoga, mental preparation and more are available in the Member Clubhouse, Webinar/Facebook Live, ON Demand Section! 
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)

        

As a benefit to Chapter members, we invite you to promote your own business or the company that sponsors your membership in our Member Business Directory. Please tell us about yourself so you can better connect with those looking for your products and services!

Not working in the corporate world but would like to feature a charitable organization you support? Feel free to mention the organization you volunteer with instead.

Learn more about this benefit by contacting Ingrid Brase at marketing@lpgaamateurscnj.com



Volunteer

Interested?  Contact marketing@lpgaamateurscnj.com