York-Simcoe, Canada Chapter
COVID-19 Update: Please note that a non-medical mask or other facial covering is required when entering the clubhouse at all Cardinal Golf Clubs, effective July 17, 2020.
Upcoming Events
 
 

Chapter Championship August 18

REGISTER NOW on the LPGA Amateurs Canadian website HERE.

Come test your competitive skills at our annual York-Simcoe Chapter Championship at Redcrest on Tuesday, August 18.

Open only to York-Simcoe Chapter members.

There will be 5 flights based on your handicap for individual stroke play and a scramble division.

Winners of each flight ( 1stplace net and gross) will qualify for an Ontario LPGA Amateurs championship held on September 19that Hidden Lake Golf Club, Burlington.

All participants must have a VALID HANDICAP FACTOR with either Golf Canada or LPGA Amateurs handicapping service. You must have a minimum of 36 holes posted in 2020 in order to compete. (It can be any combination of 18 and/or 9 hole rounds.) If you don't have a handicap yet, you still have time to get one. All you need is 54 holes (any combination of 18 or 9 hole rounds) to establish one by August 14.

Individual stroke play will use 100% of your factor and scramble teams will use the Ambrose handicap method.

****IMPORTANT**** All players must include in the REMARK SECTION whether you use the Golf Canada or the LPGA Amateurs handicap service, so that we can verify your handicap. Handicap verification date will be August 14th.

Scramble players, please list in the REMARK section, the names of your 3 teammates, as well as your handicap service provider

NOTE: For this event, you may not request tee times or player companions, as you will be paired with players of similar handicaps

We have secured early tee times starting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday August 18. Understanding that this is a weekday, if you wish to compete but cannot make the early tee time please contact Anne Jessop.We will try to accommodate later tee times; with the understanding you need to complete 18 holes before dark.

Registration for competitors closes on August 11th at 11:30 pm. Register on our LPGA Amateurs Canada website under Events.

Tee times: first one at 2:00 pm and every 10 minutes thereafter.

Cost: LPGA Amateurs Redcrest rates apply; You will be required to pre-pay Cardinal..

COVID protocols are in place. Please do not arrive before the 20 minutes prior to your tee time. Your scorecard and rules sheet will be on your golf cart or if you are walking given to you by the championship director.

Think Pink!

Tuesday, September 1 will be PINK night! Just for fun, wear something pink and enjoy a complimentary beverage during orafter your round!

Ontario Inter-Chapter Event

Save Saturday, September 19 for a fun event with other Ontario LPGA Amateurs chapters. In addition to competitive play among qualifiers from the Chapter Championships, there will be an opportunity to play just for fun. The event is tentatively planned to be held at Upper Unionville Golf Club, location to be confirmed.



THANKS FOR SHOWING YOUR CANADIAN SPIRIT!

Thanks to everyone who was able to celebrate Canada Day with us on June 30. We are proud Canadians and had fun bringing our red and white to the course. Cardinal said it was the most red and white they'd seen all day! Complimentary beverages were much enjoyed during or after the round. A great time was had by all, as you can see from the pictures below. Thanks for your support, and we look forward to our next fun event!

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Canada Day Celebration June 30

We're celebrating Canada Day this Tuesday! Wear your Red and Whiteand bring your Canada Day spirit to your round this week. What's a celebration without a beverage? Enjoy a complimentary beverage during or after your round. Vouchers will be available to be redeemed at the beverage cart, halfway house or patio before 7:00 p.m.

Snap a couple of pictures of your group and send them to communications@lpgaamateursyorksimcoe.ca We'll put together a collage of everyone's pictures and share our celebrations!

How's your team doing?

Thanks to Megan Bawn, League Chair, for putting together our weekly side games and tracking our team results each week. Remember, it doesn't matter how well you play. It is your participation that counts! Help your team by emailing your weekly scoring sheet to your team captain after your round each week.
See how your team is doing at www.golfscoring.net/cardinal/womens9/2020

By participating in the league you will also have a league handicap which will be considered for internal events. Please note, this handicap is for league purposes only and may differ from your offical handicap if you keep one through Golf Canada or LPGA Amateurs.

Handicap Indexes Explained

The whole process of handicapping may seem a bit complicated initially with the changes this year, but it's quite easy to input your scores, and let the system take care of you from there.

Thanks to Barb Thompson, Rules & Handicap Chair, for adding further explanation of the process to our website. Read more about it HERE under Benefits to Having a Handicap.



Season Opener

LEAGUE KICKOFF - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Thanks everyone who attended our very physically distanced (but still social!) season opener.  For those who couldn't attend, highlights include:

  • Barb covered how the World Handicapping System changes our handicap calculations and max score per hole
  • We did our Team Draft -- find out what team you are on at golfscoring.net 
  • We will be using golfscoring.net for tracking our league play, and the cornerstone of the team play is filling out the weekly Game Card.
  • The game cards will be emailed out by each Sunday.  Please print and bring it to the course as they will not be available in the pro shop this year. 
  • Sign up for match play by June 12th by emailing Megan Bawn
  • A new season-long game this year - Golf Bingo!  Make up your bingo card by June 6th and send it to your captain. 
  • Draw for Prizes.. congrats to Chris Payne and Mary Walker on winning the $50 Golf Town gift card and LPGA water bottle.
  • Remember to start checking out golfscoring.net for results of each week's golf.  Find out who won what matches and prizes every week.

Contact either your captain or me if you have any questions or, even better, if you have any ideas for games and events.

Happy golfing!

Megan Bawn
League Chair

Socially distanced


SEASON OPENER JUNE 2

While some of you have already started playing, our official Season Opener at Cardinal RedCrest is June 2.  In keeping with social distancing, we will have our Season Opener meeting virtually at 8:00 p.m. following on course play at your regular tee times, which you will have booked in advance.

Please grab a beverage of your choice and join us for our virtual Season Opener meeting following your round.  You can access the meeting on Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. from anywhere, using the following Webex Link.
 
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LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS AT CARDINAL REDCREST ON JUNE 2.

Please note physical distancing restrictions will be in place as outlined on Cardinal Golf Club's Covid-19 Operational Guidelines & Policies. 

With the changes to the World Handicap System this year, we recommend selecting the Hole by Hole option when posting your scores. The system will do all the calculations for you. It is highly recommended to post your score the same day as you played.

Note that Cardinal RedCrest has a separate listing in the handicap system, rather than being under Cardinal. You will find it as RedCrest Golf Club.


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The York-Simcoe Chapter plays each Tuesday at Cardinal's RedCrest in Newmarket. Find out more about booking tee times

Remember - please be sure to cancel you tee time if you can't make it!

As the Board works on events for the coming golf season, be sure to check out the events page and the Golf Scoring blog for events being organized in our league.


League Teams

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For the past two years ladies in the York-Simcoe league have had fun and a bit of competition by participating in an online scoring system called Golfscoring.net.

The entire league is divided into teams, with volunteer Team Captains leading each group. The team assignment has been done randomly by a draw at the Season Opener.

Each week ladies league players submit their scorecard to the Pro Shop at the end of their round. Individual scores were entered by the Red Crest staff into the system.

Teams were awarded points based on how they did as a group. All you have to do is show up to get points!

Remember, you don’t have to play with your team.

Access the golfscoring.net site to see what it is all about!

See the 2019 Team Results - Congratulations to "Chix With Stix" for getting the most points.


New Members or Renewing Memberships in Canada

Canada flag buttonFor anyone joining LPGA Amateurs York-Simcoe or renewing your membership, please ensure you are accessing the Canada website for processing. The main LPGA Amateurs site is unable to process Canadian payments at this time. 

If you need to access your handicap or LPGA Amateur competitive events, access the LPGA Amateurs Member Clubhouse.

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Golf Show 2020

    Get 50% off admission at the Golf & Travel Show

    Existing LPGA Amateur members get 50% off the price of adult admission with a special code.

    Bring your friends and help them enter for a chance to win a free membership!

    More info online.

  • Good Luck in Florida!

    Wishing all our members competing in the LPGA Amateurs Cup Finals at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida on November 1st and 2nd the best of luck.

    We'll be cheering you on!

    Follow their progress online.

    Check out pics on Facebook.
  • Season Closing Banquet

    September 24, 2019 - Fun evening with the LPGA Amateurs York-Simcoe chapter as we celebrated our season with a lovely dinner at Cardinal RedCrest and had a spectacular sunset as well. Thanks to our board for organizing a great season.

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    RedCrest Sunset

    More photos on Facebook.

Association News and Announcements
  • If you missed Grip it and Rip it, a Member's Only Facebook Live Event with LPGA Professional Ashley Moss on July 30, the recording is now available. Sign into the Member Clubhouse -> Webinars / Facebook Live -> On Demand.  
  • Drills For All Skills, a Member's Only Facebook Live Event Find out what drill will help fix that slice, or that hook! Facebook Live on Thursday, August 27th at 7PM EDT! Join the Member's Only Facebook page here!
  • Get your team together now and sign up for LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble! This fun event will run from Aug 28 - Sep 13 and all proceeds benefit the LPGA Amateurs Women on Par Scholarship Fund and the LPGA Renee Powell Grant Fund. Check out all the details here.
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)

Canada flag buttonNew Canadian Members and Membership Renewals

A reminder that new members and renewals should be processed through the LPGA Amateurs Canada site. The main LPGA Amateurs site cannot process Canadian memberships at this time.


York-Simcoe 2018 Canada Day

In addition to the benefits of being a member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, there are advantages to being part of the York-Simcoe Chapter!

If you have any questions, contact our Membership Director Kelly Gard.
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As a member of this Chapter you will enjoy:

Special golf rates at evening, day and weekend play events. So long as you are a member in good standing with LPGA Amateurs you can participate in most Chapter events, including weekend, weekday and league activities.  Chapter Championships are restricted to Chapter members only.

Play with the Pro

Clinics and seminars to improve your skill level. Past events have included playing with the Cardinal Female Golf Pro and participation in Cardinal Golf Club's clinics.
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Regular updates on golf activities, events and opportunities. We invite members to connect beyond the golf course inviting them to social events such as Learn to Paint, Wine Tastings and fashion-related events.

York-Simcoe UPME 2017

The chance to compete in Chapter-organized match play or as a representative for the York-Simcoe Chapter at the LPGA Amateur Championships or as part of a team at the LPGA Amateur Cup.

Don't hesitate and join York-Simcoe today!

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York-Simcoe Chapter Volunteers!

Volunteers dedicate their time, their experience and their passion to this game and the LPGA Amateurs organization in all they do.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us!

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