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.
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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. 


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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.

While our league play has finished for the season, we can keep playing at league rates until the snow flies!


 

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
  • Welcome to our new Board Members

    Our Annual General Meetingwas held virtually on October 6, and our York-Simcoe board was elected. Welcome to Cathy Ollerhead, who volunteered to serve as President, and Katrin Cooper, who volunteered to service as League Chair.

    York-Simcoe Board  2020-2021:

    President                 Cathy Ollerhead
    Treasurer                Jennifer Lynn
    Membership            Kelly Gard
    League                    Katrin Cooper
    Rules & Handicap   Barb Thompson
    Communications     Carol Buchinski

    If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see in 2021, please forward them to any of our board members. We will be planning over the winter for a great season next year!

    Huge thank you to outgoing President Anne Jessop and League Chair Megan Bawn for all of their efforts to make our season so enjoyable, despite the restrictions we faced due to Covid 19. Our weekly attendance was strong and we had several new members join us this year.

     

    Masters Pool

    It's not April, but The Masters is just around the corner, being played November 12-15th. There won't be rhododendrons and azaleas on the course, but we can still pick our fantasy golf teams and place our bets... and win money if your team plays well! It willbe pretty similar to last year's British Open Pool, but we will do the team drafts through a virtual meeting. Look for more details to come out in early November.

     

    Handicaps

    If you currently have a Golf Canada (aka Golf Ontario) membership where you maintain your handicap, and you are due to renew it before May of 2021, please drop a note to Karen Caume at memberservices@lpgaamateurscanada.ca. We may have a way to save you a bit of money.

     

    Post your Handicaps in Ontario until October 31

    Every geographical area has an active season for handicaps depending on their climate. For Ontario, our active season is April 15 - October 31. This means all games played in Ontario between those dates should be posted and will count toward your Handicap Index.

    If you may have missed posting a few rounds, this is a good time to catch up. You can use previous scorecards, or if you didn't keep them, use the 9 hole scores that were posted for our league games at www.golfscoring.net/cardinal/womens9/2020



    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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    Chapter Championship Results

    Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Chapter Championship on 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.

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    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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    Be part of the York-Simcoe Board!

    LPGA Amateurs York-Simcoe is a 100% volunteer organization that benefits from the talents of our members!

    Reasons to volunteer:

    • To give back to an organization which has helped you.
    • To gain leadership experience which can help your career.
    • To enrich your life through golf.
    • To help enrich other women's lives through golf.
    • To meet more members outside your league.   

    Board Member Positions are Open!

    President – Oversees the cohesive running of chapter activities. Represent the York-Simcoe Chapter, liaison with LPGA Amateurs – Canada the US. 

    Memberships - Membership recruitment and retention, liaise with LPGA Amateurs – Canada on membership items and communication with members.

    League Chair -  Liaison with course, set play format, weekly challenges, season awards, monitor attendance and tee times.

    Handicap, Rules & Education - Assists members to use handicap system; verifies handicaps for competitive events. Works with to help coordinate events & seminars.

    Communications & Marketing – Updates the Chapter and Canada’s websites, manages member communications, liaise with LPGA Amateurs – Canada regarding communications.

    If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, please email the York-Simcoe President (president@lpgaamateursyorksimcoe.ca)  

    Like all things in life, you get back what you give, and as an all-volunteer organization, our chapter needs you!

    No matter how much time you have we can put your talents to good use.

  • Congratulations to our York-Simcoe finalists!

    Ladies from 8 different Chapters squared off in Kitchener for the Upper Mid-East Regional Qualifier.


    Congratulations goes to Megan Bawn and Monique Rodrigue for advancing on to the finals taking place in Mission Hills California!

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    1st Flight: 
    Megan Bawn (1LN) - York-Simcoe 

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    4th Flight: 
    Monique Rodrigue (1LN) - York-Simcoe 

    Grabbing 2nd place honours in their flights were Carol Buchinski and Jacqui Mutch.

    The York-Simcoe ladies had a great time! Hats off to the Waterloo Region chapter for doing such a great job of hosting this event.

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    Good luck Monique and Megan as you advance on!
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Association News and Announcements
  • The LPGA Amateurs Holiday Gift Guide is here! Featuring offers from PGA Tour Superstore, WHOOP, and more! Click here to unwrap all of the deals! 
  • In observance of Thanksgiving, the LPGA offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27
  • Exclusive LPGA Amateurs Members Discount Event thanks to our partners at the PGA Tour Superstore! LPGA Amateurs members can enjoy an exclusive discount shopping event on December 11 - 13. Check out the details in the Member Clubhouse, click on My Offers and scroll down to the PGA Tour Superstore section. What a fun way to treat yourself to new golf apparel and other merchandise!
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)

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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.


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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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