Rochester Region Chapter
Upcoming Events
Some of the registrations for the clinics have opened up. Under Events and Education, check out some of the clinics to help improve your game. 

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RESCHEDULED: Improve your Game – Clinic & On Course Instruction at Wild Wood  

Friday, August 9th

Mike Judy, PGA Professional
Mike Mancari, Assistant Golf Professional

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM @ Clinic at Wild Wood Country Club
6:30 PM – 4-5 Holes On Course Instruction

Appetizers afterwards in the Clubhouse
Total Member Cost:  $25 ($30 for non-members)

Mike Judy and Mike Mancari will survey registrants and customize the clinic based on what you would like to achieve most from the lesson and what part of your game needs the most improvement.  After the clinic they will analyze each golfer’s technique with on course instruction while playing 4-5 holes of golf.  Appetizers afterwards are included and will be a great end to a fun day! This clinic is for 20-30 golfers, the more the merrier!

Click on Improve Your Game for more information and registration
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Thruway Challenge

What: 
    Annual Thruway Challenge

When:    Saturday, August 10th 
         Registration begins @ 10 am
        Tee times begin @ 11 am

Where:   Cazenovia Country Club, Cazenovia, NY
 
Format:  2-Person Best Ball
 
Cost:      $65  
(Cost includes greens fees, cart, range use, on-course "contest holes", and luncheon PLUS guaranteed fun & social time!)
 
LPGA Amateurs members from Albany, Central NY(Syracuse), and Rochester chapters will meet to compete for this beautiful Virtual Trophy!

We want YOU to be a part of the fun and excitement.  Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete.  So find a partner to join you in this 2-person format.

To REGISTER for the Thruway Challenge click REGISTER NOW
 

 
 



Chapter News and Announcements
Association News and Announcements
  • We have partnered with Golf Fore Africa who has been working in Zambia to bring CLEAN WATER to rural communities. There are 844 million people in the world who lack access to clean water. That's nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide or over twice the population of the United States! Join us in supporting this incredible cause and donate now ==> https://bit.ly/2wM9NRb

  • In continuance of the spirit of the LPGA Staff Act Like a Founder Award and to honor Nancy Oliver, the LPGA and LPGA Amateur Golf Association announced the Nancy Oliver - Act Like a Founder Award.  This award recognizes the “Act Like a Founder” qualities of our dedicated LPGA Amateurs’ volunteers and connects our organization with the LPGA family. Learn more about the award and nominate a volunteer at this direct link.
  • Club Champion, the newest partner of the LPGA Amateurs, is generously offering $100 off on full-bag fittings and $25 off all other fittings for all LPGA Amateur Golf Association members. View this direct link for more details of the discount --> https://lpga.box.com/v/clubchampionbenefit
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)



Memberships

Join the LPGA Amateur Golf Association!

What will you get when you join?

We asked our members why they joined the LPGA Amateurs-Rochester Chapter.   Here are the top five

  • Meet / socialize / play with other women golfers
  • Opportunity to play more golf
  • Improve my game
  • Leagues
  • Organized Golf Events and Competition

Joining LPGA Amateur Golf Association is also a smart way to invest in your golf gameYou’ll get…

Local Chapter Benefits

  • Welcoming community of local women also interested in the game
  • Social and networking events
  • Organized golf:leagues, outings, and other golf events
  • New friends – Business and golf connections
  • Opportunity to participate in chapter, regional, and national tournaments
  • Discounts from local sponsors
  • Golf instruction and clinics
  • Volunteer opportunities:personal and professional
  • Opportunity to play in RDGA golf events and NYSGA Amateur Series golf events

National Benefits

  • Member of the LPGA family which includes the LPGA Tour, Symetra Tour, LPGA Teaching ad Club Professionals, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Leadership Academies, and LPGA Women’s Network
  • Discounts on apparel, equipment, travel, green fees and more
  • Access to a USGA handicap through GolfNet
  • Organized golf experiences and trips domestically and abroad
  • Free entrance(1 member & 1 guest) to all LPGA, Symetra, and LPGA Legends Tour events in the US and Canada excluding the US Women’s Open and Solheim Cup
  • Golf education , webinars, and information
  • Membership in the LPGA Women’s Network
  • One-year (12 issues) subscription to GOLF Magazine

 

Learn the Game • Play Better • Have Fun • Make Friends

Free entrance (1 member & 1 guest) to all LPGA, Symetra, and LPGA Legends Tour events in the US and Canada excluding the US Women’s Open and Solheim Cup. Click here to download the LPGA Tour Schedule

What are the NEW age ranges for the memberships?

  • Young Professional: 18-35
  • Classic: 36-64
  • Senior: 65+
  • At Large: All ages
  • Military: All ages

How do I renew my membership?

Click here to log into your profile in the Member Clubhouse and press the “Renew” button next to the membership(s) on your Overview page.

Is there still a higher “initiation” price for new members?

No.  We have eliminated the $25 additional initiation fee for new members.  The “join” price is now the same as the “renewal” price.

What is an At Large member?

An At Large member is someone who belongs to the association but is not located near a Chapter.  They receive the national benefits that other members receive, but they are not part of a local Chapter and so do not receive any of the local Chapter benefits.

What is the price for the Military members?

The new price is $65 for all ages, both active and retired military.

PGA Professionals:

PGA Professionals can find their redemption code for a complimentary membership by emailing membership@lpgaamateurs.com

LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals:

LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals will find their redemption code for a complimentary membership in the LPGA T&CP Member Portal – under Members Only Information, Membership Benefits.

Business and Birdies:

Elevate Your Membership with a Business & Birdies Membership Package.The Business & Birdies Package gives members an opportunity to make their playing and golf experience even better. For $195 members receive the following added benefits:

ClubCorp Membership:
Receive two cart-fee-only rounds (per year) at your choice of ClubCorp owned clubs. Preferred playing rates will be applied for guests. After a member has used their two-cart fee only rounds, they receive two rounds of golf per club, per month at preferred rates. Access to golf includes both ClubCorp owned and ClubCorp alliance clubs. Learn more about additional ClubCorp Benefits.

Preferred Golf Premium Membership (retails at $295) – A free round of golf when booking a two-night stay at participating Preferred Golf member resorts.

The Business & Birdies Package is non-refundable.
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NEW MEMBERS!!

We are so glad that you decided to join the world’s largest amateur women’s golf association!  You have opened the door to many, many golfing opportunities and to a new group of women who you soon will be calling friends.  The purpose of this section of our web site is help you become familiar with some of common practices and to become more comfortable with our Chapter.  Please submit questions and we will publish answers here on subjects of general interest.  Check back often as we’ll be adding items frequently.

One of the biggest challenges people face in a new situation is getting to know peoples’ names and attaching names with faces.  Here’s a couple of hints:

  • If you know in advance who is in your foursome or if you know the names of participants in an event, check their Profiles on our web site. We are encouraging members to upload their photos to make it easier to get to know one another.
  • Existing members usually have LPGA Amateurs name tags on their golf bags. You can learn a player’s name by casually checking their bag tag.  If you are like me, you might have to check it several times during the round.  But that’s okay!

You will hear members talk about “ready golf”.  We practice that in our chapter and try hard to maintain a brisk pace of play.  That doesn’t mean that we don’t understand that newer golfers might require more time.  We were all beginners once.  There are also some guidelines here for “The Fun of Golf” that new golfers might want to follow.  Just remember that you can only post your scores to maintain a handicap when you are playing by the formal rules of golf.

If you have any questions about LPGA – Amateur Golf Association or about our chapter, please contact Kathy Strong at currentmembers.lpgaamateursroc.com.

 

HAVE A QUESTION?

If you're a new member, you might have a lot of questions. Contact us and we can send you some information on the following areas of interest:
 
  • WHAT DO I DO? WHERE DO I GO? WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? - If you're asking yourself these 'on the course' questions, then we can help with some basic golf etiquette information
 
  • HOW DO I KEEP UP? - In order to provide a fun round of golf for all, at a good pace - Play Ready Golf
 
  • LETS HAVE FUN!! - Golf can be stressful, especially for new golfers - we can send you information to learn some ways to make it more fun while learning... It's OK to play for Fun!


Volunteer
Our charities for the 2019 Golf Season


This year, our chapter has designated three charities to support for the 2019 season: EquiCenter, BE uninTimidated and Coldwater Women's & Children's Residential Home. Our chapter will have numerous opportunities during the season to support these worthwhile charities. Please be sure to visit their websites to learn more about them and how they impact so many members of our community and beyond.

EquiCenter
EquiCenter’s mission is to foster the personal growth and individual achievement of people with disabilities, at-risk youth, Veterans, and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and related programs.

EquiCenter participants perceive therapeutic horseback riding as a more positive experience than traditional therapy, serving as a strong motivator in achieving their therapeutic goals. EquiCenter's nationally recognized programs also address mental/ emotional, neurological and cognitive challenges such as autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), various mental health issues, and challenging life circumstance. EquiCenter's program, Heroes and Horses, provides therapeutic equestrian activities to wounded veterans in need and their families. 

BE uninTIMidated
Our mission is to encourage, support and advocate for those living with and affected by rare forms of cancer, such as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PMCA) and to raise public awareness and funding to aid in the research and treatment of these diseases. 

It is our goal to deliver financial support to patients and their families as they seek critical medical opinions and treatment for PMCA and other rare forms of cancer.

Coldwater Women's & Children's Residential Home
2000 - The number of homeless children in our Rochester City School District. Open Door Mission believes this is 2,000 too many and we have strengthened our commitment to improving the lives of Rochester's impoverished by pouring time and financial resources into a new home dedicated to serving women and children.

Women & Children’s Residential Recovery Program
The Women & Children’s Residential Recovery Program is a grace-based Christian life skills rehabilitation and development program designed to address the root causes of generational poverty through strengthening families.

Women & Children’s Clothing Room
The Women & Children’s Clothing Room is a free clothing distribution and resource center that welcomes women and children in crisis or hardship to receive hope and encouragement.

Women & Children’s Community Outreach Program
The Community Outreach Program provides support through groups, classes, case management for residents, as well as neighbors in the community, who lack the structure and stability to succeed in the areas of education, employment, spirituality, and family.