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

Another Great League Season Winds Up!

LPGA Amateurs wrapped up another great season of golf, fun and friendship against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.  We had great weather for golf, after which prizes were awarded, draw prizes were drawn and everyone enjoyed complimentary beverages and gift bags.  

Congratulations to the following:

Team -  Birdie Bunch led by captain Barb T.

Match Play -  Carol B, runner up Barb T.

Most Improved Golfer - Julie O., who took 8 strokes of her handicap with honourable mention to Kelly G. who took 5 strokes off hers! 

Participation - Donna B. 

Special thanks to Anne Jessop for her leadership as President this season, Megan Bawn for organizing our weekly games and tracking our progress, and Jennifer Lynn who organized our closing event and arranged for all the gift bags!

Thanks to Carolyn J for taking pictures and sharing them with us.  

Thanks to all our board members and members for a great season, and let's keep golfing on Tuesdays until the snow flies! 

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IMG_0765 Year in Review

Season Closing - September 29

As another great season draws to a close, we look forward to celebrating our league closing on Tuesday, September 29 with closing festivities on the Bistro patio following golf. Arrangements have been made to move the earlier tee block ahead, so we can start at 2:00 p.m. rather than 3:00. If you already booked in the earlier block, your time will be moved up and you will be notified. Space on the patio is held for us from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., and festivities will start at 7:00 p.m. When you tee off, there will be a complimentary beverage coupon for you to enjoy on the course or after your round.

Although our season is officially ending, you are welcome to continue to golf at league rates on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. Please call to book as usual, and note that we will be mixed in with public players.

AGM and Board Elections

While we usually have our AGM and elect our Board of Directors for the next year at Season Closing, it will be a little chilly to stay long on the patio, so we will have a virtual meeting in the early part of October, date to be advised.

Huge thanks to Anne Jessop who served as President well beyond her 2 year term, and continued in that capacity for us throughout this year. Anne has now stepped down, and Jennifer Lynn has graciously stepped up as interim President until elections are held. We thank both these women for their service to all of us.

Ontario Championship

Thanks to Megan Bawn and the committee for a great job organzing the LPGA Amateurs Ontario Championship held at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington on September 19.

Congratulations to Donna Butterworth-Popert who won the Championship division with an outstanding score of 83 from the white tees! Well done, Donna. You are an inspiration to us all!

Women's Golf Day - September 1

Women's Golf Day 2020
A great time was had by all celebrating Women's Golf Day!  Thanks to RedCrest - Cardinal Golf Club for providing us with gift bags and donating a portion of our green fees to Sandgate Women's Shelter. Participants enjoyed complimentary bevies during or after their round and a fun game of Tombstone added to the enjoyment of the evening!

Chapter Championship Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Chapter Championship August 18!  We had 20 members compete in Stroke play or Scramble. The clouds swirled but the rain held off and we stayed dry. (Same could not be said for some of our golf balls lol!) All Stroke players and the top 2 Scramble teams are eligible to move on to the inter-chapter event at Hidden Lake Golf Club on September 19.

Championship Flight -  Donna Butterworth-Popert
2nd Flight - Carol Buchinski
3rd Flight - Linda Bullock, Julie Oakley
4th Flight - Mary Walker

Scramble teams:
1st place - Kendall Balchen, Jacqui Mutch, Sharon Main, Mary Robinson
2nd place - Orietta Bon, Katrin Cooper, Monique Rodrigue, Debby Wood
Enjoyed the day:
Jennifer Lynn, Lesley Hanham, Andrea Wilson
Anne Jessop, Carolyn Johnstone, Barb Thompson, Karen Weidenfelder

Thanks to Anne Jessop for all her hard work organizing this event to provide an enjoyable day for all while accomodating Covid protocols.

Chapter Championship

How’s your Team doing?

Everyone is assigned to a team, and your team gets points when you participate in the weekly games. See how your team is doing at www.golfscoring.net/cardinal/womens9/2020

Thanks to Megan Bawn for keeping us all entertained and adding some fun to our hits and misses with the weekly games!

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.


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!


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


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


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.


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.


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

Golfscoring.net website

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.

    Season Closer Fun
    RedCrest Sunset

    More photos on Facebook.

Association News and Announcements
  • The LPGA Tour is playing the #DRIVEON Championship at Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee October 22-25, 2020.  The LPGA Amateur Golf Association, LPGA Professionals, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and The LPGA Foundation will be recognized and celebrated as part of the #DRIVEON Championship.  Friday, October 23, 2020, is LPGA Amateur Golf Association day at the Championship!  You will see Pin Flags with the LPGA Amateur Logo, you will see PSA’s about the LPGA Amateurs and you will hear the commentators talking about YOU and YOUR association – the LPGA Amateurs!  Make sure to set your DVR’s for this Friday, October 23, 2020!  #DRIVEON
  • Join in the fun as we celebrate the winners and all the teams that participated in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble during the past two weeks. Monday, Sept 14 at 7:00pm EDT. Members and guests can watch on LPGA Amateurs Facebook (no Facebook account is needed to watch)
  • Come join us for a once in a lifetime LPGA Amateurs Solheim Cup Experience
    at Toledo, Ohio on September 3-7, 2021. This event has limited space and early-bird pricing will go until November 2, 2020. Click here for more details and registration.  *This special event excludes the virtual membership type*
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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