Northern New Jersey Chapter
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Upcoming Events

We had a great turnout and a wonderful day on Tuesday.  The weather was perfect, the course was in great shape and a good time was had by all! Check out some fun photos from the event!

Thank you to all that attended for your support!!



Marie Sarmiento
Please join us for a day of golf to celebrate the life of Marily " Marie" Sarmiento
Monday, August 23 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Golf and Lunch at Lake Isle Country Club
660 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY 10709



If you haven't already done so, why not register to obtain a handicap? A handicap is one way to keep track of your progress, and there might be an event you want to play in that requires a handicap.

Our LPGA Amateurs Northern New Jersey Chapter offers two options for obtaining a handicap: GolfNet or GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network).

GolfNet is included with your LPGA Amateur membership. GolfNet is good for all LPGA Amateurs events, but you might need GHIN for state tournaments. If you are an active member of the Northern NJ Chapter of the LPGA Amateurs and want to obtain a handicap through GolfNet, contact Handicap Chair Sue Stager.  She will activate your account and provide you with the info you need to begin posting your scores.

GHIN is a service offered by the USGA to regional golf associations, such as the New Jersey State GolfGHIN Association (NJSGA). Members of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the LPGA Amateurs can obtain or renew GHIN through our chapter. Having GHIN will register you with the NJSGA, making you eligible to participate in NJSGA tournaments and events.* The cost for this service is $31. To obtain, renew or transfer a GHIN account,  REGISTER HERE.

For additional information regarding GHIN check out the Handicap page on our website.

You must be an ACTIVE MEMBER of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the LPGA Amateurs to register for League Play and GHIN. Please click here and log into the Member Clubhouse to renew your membership for 2021. 

Virtual Events & Webinars 

Keys to a Champion Mindset with Debbie O’Connell

Debbie O'ConnellWhat if you could play golf free from negative thoughts, emotions and beliefs? How would a round of golf or a day in your life be if you didn’t worry about what other people think, or stress over not being good enough, or feeling tense about making a mistake? Imagine how you will feel at the end of every round of golf if you absolutely stayed in a positive mindset. If that is a goal you strive for we are pleased to share this unique opportunity from LPGA Professional Debbie O’Connell with you.

Debbie is offering an outstanding program called, “Keys to a Champion Mindset”, live for 90 minutes each day starting Saturday, August 21 to Wednesday, August 25. The cost of this program is just $97, and Debbie will generously donate a portion of that fee back to our chapter! The program includes:

  • 7 1/2 hours of webinars (these will be recorded if you have to miss a session)
  • 3 personalized one on one coaching calls
  • A 40 minute strategy session with your master level coach
  • Plus more

Please use this link to learn more and sign up.

Please view the Education section on this website for links to past programs and additional information! 

LPGA Amateurs National Events
Click here for 2021 schedule!

Charitable Events





24th Annual Perlman Cup

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in The 24th Annual Perlman Cup, dedicated to the memory of Bessie Cutter Perlman, founder of Special Olympics New Jersey. The Perlman Cup is a golf outing for women, designed to accommodate beginners as well as experienced golfers. Be a part of this day by participating in an
18-hole tournament or a two-hour golf clinic for beginners. 
Forsgate Country Club
Monroe County, NJ


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If you would like to promote a charitable event here, please send an email to Once approved, it will be posted here. 

  • Interchapter Play - NNJ and Westchester: Rotella (Haverstraw) at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 7

    8/7/2021 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Philip J. Rotella Memorial Golf Course 100 Thiells Mt Ivy Rd, Thiells, NY 10984 845-354-1616

Pinehurst Group
LPGAA Holiday Party 3
Member Get a Member Drive
Chapter News and Announcements

    HIO- Karyn Cohen 1HIO- Karyn Cohen 2
    Karyn was playing her regular  weekly Northern New Jersey LPGA Amateur Wednesday league run by Phyllis Kaplan and Diana Galer at Pinch Brook Golf Course in Florham Park, NJ on July 21st.

    She was playing with Mary Cobb and Jane Kurek . The  Hole in One was on the 9th hole and was about 105 yards over some water. She used a 4 rescue and did see the ball bounce on the green , but when they got to the green the ball was nowhere in sight. Jane and Karyn looked everywhere the ball could have rolled while Mary finished her last putt . They were still looking for the ball when Mary reached into the hole to get her ball and there was Karyn’s ball!!  Karyn’s ball must have hit the green and rolled in the hole where they, of course , did not look.

    It was total unexpected by Karyn so she was surprised and very excited.  They celebrated at their weekly pizza dinner.  Karyn says “It was great fun with a great group!”

  • Congratulations to the Cardshark Scramblers and the Strokes of Luck, our amazing representatives from LPGA Amateurs Northern NJ Chapter at the LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open, held on May 28th and 29th in Pinehurst.  Both teams competed among the best and had outstanding performances. 

    Always a strong scramble team, Jane Egan, Mindy Oosten, Annette Owens and Karen Stepsus of the Cardshark Scramblers once again brought their “A” game, finishing 3rd in their fight and 13th overall in the field of 66 teams. Playing in competition for the first time together as a scramble team, the Strokes of Luck foursome of Fern Chan, Susan Nostrame, Janet Solberg and Jan Tomasiewicz also had a terrific showing, as they finished 4th in their flight and 23rd overall!

    Fellow chapter member Pat MacIsaac rounded out our representatives from Northern NJ, cheering on our ladies and partaking in golf and fun throughout the trip. In the words of Jane Egan “Eight days in a golfers paradise with great friends was a priceless experience.” We bet it was!!
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  • Despite the chilly weather, a great day of of golf, learning and fun was experienced by attendees of our 2021 Golf School! Mary Beth Kohberger was a fantastic and thorough instructor, covering all aspects of the game, including mental, in the 3 hour lesson. She gave equal attention to all of the participants, joining them on the course for nine holes, spending time with both foursomes and helping them practice what they had learned.  Mary Beth has more than 30 years of experience teaching students of all skills levels, and we hope to work with her again at future events.  Special thanks to Denise Gill and Fran Lapinski, who organized and coordinated this fantastic event.


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)

        Learning and Mentoring

LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey offers a full curriculum of golf learning and mentoring programs designed for women at all levels of play. Please check out our Instructional Partners below for virtual and in-person instruction.

Northern NJ Partners

The Resorts at Crystal Springs – Chapter members can enroll for a complimentary Rewards Card which offers special discounts, including advance booking privileges. Value $99+ (does not include free rounds of golf)  Click here for ApplicationWant the full Rewards Card Package, including 3 free rounds of golf?  Email Bob Coletti at the Golf Concierge Desk. LPGA Amateurs receive a discounted price of $129 (regular cost is $175).  

Farmstead Golf & Country Club –  No less than 25% off all clothing. Show LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey Membership Card to receive discounts.

Meadows Golf Club – Show LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey  Membership Card to receive $20 green fees Mon – Fri after 1:00pm Value 10%

Morris County Golf Courses–LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey Membership provides eligibility to purchase a Morris County Club Card regardless of your County Residence. Value $100+

Golf4Her – Show LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey  Membership Card for a 10% discount on merchandise and equipment. Valid online using code LPGANNJ and in Denville store. Minimum order $25. (Some exclusions apply.)

Anchor Golf – Show LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey  Membership Card for discounts and special program tailored to our members


LPGA Amateurs – Northern New Jersey is a volunteer organization, and we need your help to continue to offer the events and golf opportunities we provide throughout the year.    

If you would like to join the Board or one of our committees or just help out for an hour or two at a specific event, contact our Membership Services Director, Mindy Oosten. Click here for a description of event and league volunteer opportunities. 

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