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Welcoming More Women And Girls To The Game Of Golf: Announcing An Exciting New LPGA Foundation & Golf Ontario Partnership

Uxbridge, ON – Golf Ontario is pleased to announce an exciting and mutually beneficial partnership with a global leader in women’s sports, the LPGA Foundation. This partnership is aimed at increasing participation among women and girls, with a focus on enhancing and creating opportunities for females to become involved in and enjoy the game of golf. With the support of the LPGA Foundation’s LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and LPGA Amateur Golf Association (LPGA Amateurs) programs, Golf Ontario will aim to welcome females to the game of golf through TRY, LEARN & PLAY programs, events, and e-learning opportunities.

Executive Director of Golf Ontario, Mike Kelly, believes “our affiliation with the LPGA will substantially enhance Golf Ontario’s effort to establish these Participation Pathways as part of our commitment to leading, creating, and promoting positive golf experiences. Working together with the LPGA Headquarters and the Ontario-based LPGA Amateurs Chapters, we are developing and piloting a Participation Pathway for women to Try, Learn and Play golf.”

The partnership will also address the development of a Participation Pathway for girls. A cornerstone of this will be the establishment of new LPGA*USGA Girls Golf sites in Ontario. “Our intent is to continue to build the Pathway for girls over the coming years as we assess the extent to which TRY & Play programming from the First Tee and Youth on Course could contribute to the pathway within LPGA*USGA Girls Golf,” explained Golf Ontario’s Manager of Participation, Mallory Dayman.


“The LPGA Foundation is excited to partner with Golf Ontario,” said LPGA Foundation Vice-President Mary-Lee Cobick. “We are especially pleased with the additional support of our existing LPGA Amateurs Chapters and look forward to offering new golf opportunities for both women and girls in Ontario.”

One of the core pillars of the Golf Ontario strategic plan is Participation, and this new partnership with the LPGA Foundation will be a huge step in ensuring a strong focus on growing and retaining women and girls in the game. At the same time, all planning for these Try, Learn and Play Golf events in 2021 will be done keeping COVID-19 protocols and the health and safety of all participants at the forefront.

About The LPGA Foundation

Established in 1991, The LPGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives.

Key priorities include: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Amateur Golf Association, The LPGA Leadership Academy, scholarships and the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative for those in the golf industry who are experiencing severe hardship. The LPGA Foundation is supported by corporate and private donations, foundation grants and contributions from LPGA members. For more information on how to contribute to The LPGA Foundation, please contact LPGA Headquarters, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, or by phone, +1 386-274-6200 and on the web: https://www.girlsgolf.org/donate-foundation.

  • Golf Genius - Event Portal

    3/15/2021 9:00 AM - 12/31/2021 11:59 PM
    To Register for an Event - CLICK on the Golf Cart to the Right
    Details Registration will be open once event is activated by your Tour Manager (Events Chair) All Ontario events and Chapter events except for specific Chapter Championships

  • Opening Day at Watson's Glen - May 5th

    5/5/2021 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Watson's Glen - Lakeridge Rd - Pickering
    Details Our season opens for our Durham Chapter, stay tuned for details, do not book with the pro shop, we will set up the tee times.

  • Opening Event for all Members

    5/29/2021 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Watson's Glen Golf Course
    Details This opening event brings all members together for a great round of golf. Tee times start at 11am for 18 holes of golf.

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • January and February Expiring Members – Renew your Membership for 2021

    1. Go to lpgaamateurs.com
    2. Log in to your account with your email address.
      1. If you don’t know your password, you can press “click here to reset your password.”
      2. If you have never signed in before use Password1 then change to your own secure password.
      3. If the email entered is not associated with your account, you will be notified.
    3. On the “My Profile” page, your membership amount dues will be on the right side of the page.


    4. Select “Make Payment” to pay your dues.
    5. Review the Terms and Conditions information and initial where indicated and then press “Submit Payment”


    Join and Rejoin for 2021

    1. Go to lpgaamateurs.com
    2. Select the button “Become a Member”
    3. On the membership information page, select “Become a Member”
    4. Begin filling in the form, indicate if you have been referred by another member, and be sure to select the Primary Chapter and any Secondary Chapter you would like to add (for those playing in the US for extended periods-fee applies)
    5. Select “Add to Cart” for the relevant membership type and then select “Review & Checkout.”
    6. Once you have reviewed your membership, be sure to enter any relevant promotion codes on this screen and then press “Checkout.”
    7. Review the Terms and Conditions and complete your payment information. Press “Submit Your Order” to complete the process.
  • Sunday, August 30 - 15 members competed at Watson's Glen to qualify for the first ever LPGA AMATEURS ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP

    Here are our winners in each flight represented:

    Second Flight
    1st place Low Gross - Nora Heffering - 96
    1st place Low Net - Yang-Hai Wang - 78

    Third Flight 
    1st place Low Gross - Sharon Harris - 98
    1st place Low Net - Linda Doyle - 79

    Fourth Flight
    1st place Low Gross - Wendy Bertrand - 107
    1st place Low Net - Heather Nielsen - 82

    Low Gross refers to final score
    Low Net refers to final score less the course handicap


    2020 LPGA Amateurs Ontario Championship

    Of the 6 competitors from Durham, Wendy Bertrand won Low Net in her Division
    Congratulations to all of our competitors.
  • No matter if it's competitive golf you are looking for or just another opportunity to play golf on a regular basis, with ladies who enjoy the game, the Durham Chapter welcomes you. 

    We play every Wednesday  at Watson's Glen Golf Course in Pickering.

    You have the option of playing 18 holes at 3:00 p.m. or playing 9 to 12 holes at 5:00 p.m. 


Association News and Announcements
  • Save the date for a Virtual Celebration on November 16, 2021 - more information to come!
  • Watch this Yoga for Golfers Facebook Live event on February, 19 at 11:00 AM EST. A Facebook account is needed to join the group. A request to join the group is required and will be reviewed by a Staff Member. Click here to join the Members Only Facebook group. 
  • Join in this interactive session on Thursday, February 4 at 2:00 PM EST designed to knock off the rust and get moving for the new year! Click here to register for this webinar. 

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

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Access the Member Clubhouse to view benefit details (members only)

LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Canada has Sub-Chapters located in Greater Toronto Area, Waterloo Region, York-Simcoe, Durham and Hamilton-Burlington. These Sub-Chapters serve members to bring them the best social and golf opportunities at a variety of local courses!

• Weekly Leagues on Member Courses

• Weekend Events

• Seminars and Clinics

• Social and Networking Functions

• Competitive Play



Do you enjoy being a member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association? Do you have ideas to make it even better? Then you should consider volunteering. We are a volunteer organization run by members, for members.

We need our members to be involved in order for the organization to function. Participation on the Board or on a Committee is a very rewarding and satisfying experience. The opportunity allows you to develop your leadership skills and give back to the organization that we enjoy so much.

No prior experience needed other than your amazing personality and life skills.

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