York-Simcoe, Canada Chapter
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Upcoming Events

Chapter Championship - July 20  REGISTER NOW

Ontario Match Play at Cardinal East/West - August 14-15 - REGISTER NOW

Would you like a refresher on RULES or HANDICAPPING?  Webinars on these, and a variety of other topics are available to you on demand in the Members Clubhouse by logging into www.lpgaamateurs.com  

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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.

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  • Chapter Championship - July 20

    York-Simcoe members are invited to test their competitive skills at our annual Chapter Championship on Tuesday, July 20.

    There will be 5 flights based on your handicap for individual Stroke Play and a Scramble division.

    LPGA Amateurs 2021 Flight Information

    00.0 - 10.0 Championship Flight
    10.1 – 17.0 First Flight
    17.1 – 24.0 Second Flight
    24.1 – 32.0 Third Flight
    32.1 – 40.4 Fourth Flight

    Winners of each flight (Low Gross and Low Net) in Stroke Play will qualify for the Ontario Championship to be held on September 12 at Richmond Hill Golf Club.

    The number of participants that compete in each flight of Stroke Play will determine the number eligible to advance. See the chart in the All Ontario Championship information below for the format.

    Please note that only those competing in Stroke Play have an opportunity to advance to the Ontario Championship. The Scramble division is a competition at the chapter level only.

    All participants must have a current Golf Canada Handicap Index. You must have a minimum of 36 holes posted in 2021 in order to compete. (It can be any combination of 18 and/or 9 hole rounds.)

    Individual stroke play will use 95% Handicap Allowance and Scramble Teams will use the Ambrose handicap method (50% of the average Handicap Indexes adjusted to Course Handicap).

    Note: For this event, you may not request tee times or player companions, as players will be grouped according to handicap.

    Tee times will start at 2:00 pm for competitors. (Those not wanting to compete are welcome to play in the regular league tee time block beginning at 3:00 p.m.)

    LPGA Amateur RedCrest league rates apply. ($51 + HST) Payment will be processed by Cardinal RedCrest as usual. If you require a cart, please pay for that in the pro shop.

    When registering, please indicate if you are walking or riding.
    (Caddie is shown as an option but caddies are not an option at the chapter level of competition.)
    Scramble players, please list the names of your 3 teammates.

    You will need your LPGA Amateurs membership number and Golf Canada membership number when you register, so have those handy.

    Registration for Chapter Championship closes on July 13.
    Handicap cutoff: July 15
    This event is open to York-Simcoe Members only.


    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Carol Buchinski.

    Welcome New Members

    A warm York-Simcoe welcome to our newest members: Maria Broderick referred by Michele Walma and Andrea Hallick referred by Linda Holmes. We look forward to meeting you soon!

    All Ontario Championship

    Mark your calendars as this year’s All Ontario Championship will take place on Sunday, September 12 at Richmond Hill Golf Course. For this year, the format is changing in an effort to promote greater participation in our Individual Stroke play division. Note, there will not be a Scramble division at the All Ontario event.

    Towards the goal of increased participation, the greater the number of participants who register in each flight will determine how many people within our Chapter can move onto the All Ontario Championship. See the chart below for the new format.
    # Participants in a Flight # Participants Moving On Ontario Qualifiers
    5 or fewer 2 1stLow Gross
    1StLow Net
    6 – 10 4 1stand 2ndLow Gross
    1stand 2ndLow Net
    11 – 15 6 1st, 2ndand 3rdLow Gross
    1st, 2nd, and 3rdLow Net
    16 + 8 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4thLow Gross
    1st, 2nd, 3rdand 4thLow Net

    Like last year, the committee will also open available tee times for those who would like to play for fun. A reminder that the more participation points our chapter earns the better our chance of York Simcoe retaining the Canada Cup!

    If you have any questions about participating and/or to volunteer in this event, please feel free to contact Michele Walma and she will put you in touch with the event coordinator.

  • Virtual Season Opener Recap

    Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for last night's virtual meeting. Here is a recap of what was covered. If you would like any more information, please reach out to any of our board members.

    President's Welcome - Jennifer Lynn
    . Welcome back to everyone
    . Lots of new things this year with membership booked directly with US, Golf Canada handicaps, partnership with Golf Ontario, booking our tee times through Golf Genius
    . Tee times booked up to 2 weeks in advance through Golf Genius. Link to book is emailed to members and also on our website. Booking closes Saturday night and tee sheet sent to RedCrest. After that, please call Cardinal RedCrest to book your time or cancel a booking. Please set up an account with RedCrest that they can charge for rounds.
    . As more members are wanting early tee times, we have secured an extension to our early block. As of June 29, our tee times will be reserved from 3:00 - 4:30 and 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    . Thanks to Michele Walma for representing our chapter on the Ontario Events Committee and to Jacqui Mutch for representing us on the committee to discuss future chapter models.

    Communications - Carol Buchinski
    . Newsletter is our primary form of member communication - 2 distribution lists: general and current members only
    . Facebook was started in February - LPGA Amateurs Golf Association - York-Simcoe is our public business page (38 likes/44 follows) and LPGA Amateurs York-Simcoe Members Only is our private group (23 members so far). All members are welcome to post on our group page, and we love to see pictures!
    . Website - up to date and a great resource

    Membership - Kelly Gard
    . Welcome new and returning members, and thank you to those who referred them
    . We have 48 active members

    Handicap - Barb Thompson
    . Using the Golf Ontario App to record your score and track handicap
    . Handicap education available through our website and webinars on the US website
    . All members encouraged to maintain Golf Canada handicap - needed for competition, and you also get Golf Ontario benefits

    League Play - Katrin Cooper
    . League Play booked through Golf Genius
    . Thanks to Megan Bawn for all her help getting GG system up and running
    . Weekly side games for fun
    . Teams - members divided into teams and get team points by showing up to play and participating in the weekly side games
    . Captains needed for our teams - volunteers?

    Chapter Competitive Events - Carol Buchinski
    .League Match Play- 9 hole match play usually played at league time. Sign up by June 10 (email Katrin or reply to this newsletter). Handicap required before play begins June 29.
    .Chapter Championship- July 20 - tee times will begin 2:00 p.m. for competitors
    There will be both stroke play and scramble divisions, with stroke play participants having the opportunity to quality for the Ontario Championship in September

    Ontario Events - Michele Walma
    .Ontario Scramble Open held June 5-6 - 17 participants plus volunteers from YS
    .Ontario Team Match Play- August 14-15 - Cardinal Golf Club - East & West
    - Teams of 4 compete in Four-Ball and Singles matches
    - Registration open now - Team Captain to register - All team members must have paid for registration to be confirmed
    - Advise registering soon as it will fill up fast
    - Also looking for volunteers for either or both days - please contact Michele 
    .Ontario Championship- September 12 at Richmond Hill Golf Club
    - Stroke Play competition only (may be a fun division if space allows)
    - Number to qualify from each chapter depends on number of participants in each flight of Stroke Play at their Chapter Championship

    Season Closing Event - September 28 (more to come on that)

    The meeting finished with a draw prize among those in attendance.
    Congratulations to our winner Amy Sevigny!

    Ontario Scramble Open

    York-Simcoe came to play at the Ontario Scramble Open at Lionhead Golf Club last weekend! It was a hot and steamy two days of competition on two very tough courses, but we were up to the challenge. Playing RedCrest every week prepares us well! Thanks to our 17 members who participated and to Jennifer Lynn who volunteered as a Pace of Play monitor to keep us moving.

    Special thanks to the organizing committee (Megan Bawn and Michele Walma among them) and all the volunteers who made this event so successful!

    The picture below captures some of our York-Simcoe spirit. See all the pics and full results in the on the event portal of the Golf Genius site. Pictures are under Social tab. 
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  • Virtual Season Opener - June 8

    Looking forward to connecting with everyone after our golf round next week to launch our season! An invitation and link to join will be sent by separate email.

    We invite you to join us virtually with your chosen beverage while we review the highlights of the new booking system, coming events and post teams for our side game season long competition. Lots of great information, fun and prize draws too!

    VOLUNTEER CAPTAINS NEEDED! Teams have been drawn and just need a captain to whom they will forward their weekly game sheets. Captains will forward their team's scores to our League Chair, Katrin Cooper, who will tabulate and post results. You'll also want to collaborate with your team to choose a fun team name! Interested in being a team captain, or want to know more? Please contact Katrin.

    Ontario Match Play - Registration opens June 7

    We are excited that the Ontario Events Committee has chosen Cardinal East & West for the 2 day Team Match Play event on August 14-15.

    Teams of 4 will compete with Four Ball (partners) on Day 1, followed by Singles matches on Day 2. Handicaps are required and you have plenty of time to get one if you don't have one already.

    Registration opens on Monday, June 7. See the information page HERE
    If you don't have a team, you can email the Event Manager, Susan Cox, and request to be matched up, or talk to other members to join up with you!

    Chapter Match Play - Sign Up by June 10

    Our Chapter Match Play will begin June 29. It's fun and it's free. All you need is a handicap to participate. Matches of 9 holes are usually played during our regular league times, and you have a few weeks to complete each round. It's a great way to enjoy a different scoring format while getting to know some other members.

    If you would like to participate in Match Play this year, please sign up with League Chair, Katrin Cooper, by June 10.

    Good Luck to our Scramble Teams!

    Good luck to all our members participating in the Ontario Scramble Open at Lionhead Golf Club this weekend! We have 17 members participating and we know you'll do York-Simcoe proud!

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)

New Canadian Members and Membership Renewals

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.

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.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. 

New this year! 3 All Ontario Events in a variety of competitive and fun formats in which you can participate along with members of our 5 Ontario chapters. 

Don't hesitate and join York-Simcoe today!

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

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