Capital Region NY Chapter
Chapter Leagues

LPGA Amateurs/Capital Region NY offers more than 200 player slots at five different player skill levels. Our 2020 league schedule, shown in the table below, is adjusting as courses announce reopening plans.

Please note: League members  and subs must be paid-up Chapter members and must meet the minimum skill guidelines for their league. Scroll down this page to Player Skill Guidelines for more information. Intermediate through Advanced leagues require that members have a current handicap index, based on posting of scores in a timely fashion. As an alternative, a player may present a statement from a golf professional who is familiar with her level of proficiency. 

2020 League Schedule

The Chapter has 13 leagues in operation as of the week of June 22. Opportunities to sub in these leagues are posted on the Sub Central Master Calendar. (Scroll down for more information about our Sub Central system.)

League

Day

Start
Time

Player
Skill¹

Handicap
Requirement

Weeks

Members

Start
Date

Fee2

Sub
Fee2

Schenectady Muni Monday AM
(front 9 only) 

Mon

9:24 am

General

None

9

12

June 22

$308

$22

Schenectady Muni Monday PM 

Mon  5:24 pm  General  None 9  16 June 22  $308  $22

Stadium Monday

Mon

4:52 pm

General

None

14

20

May 18

$266

$19

Saratoga Lake

Tue

1:00 pm

General

None

14

12

May 19

$252

$18

Capital Hills Tuesday

Tue

4:08 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

9

16

June 23

$280

$20

Western Turnpike

Tue

5:15 pm

General

None

9

16

June 16

$304

$19

Pheasant Hollow

Wed

5:30 pm

Advanced
Beginner

None

14

12

May 20

$224

$16

Fairways of Halfmoon

Wed

5:06 pm

General

None

14

12

May 20

$252

$18

Orchard Creek

Wed

4:42 pm

Advanced

38.0 or less

14

16

May 20

$280

$20

Capital Hills Thursday

Thu

4:40 pm

Advanced

38.0 or less

9

16

June 25

$280

$20

Ballston Spa CC  

Thu

5:30 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

14

12

May 21

$350

$25

Stadium Thursday 

Thu

5:30 pm

General

None

14

20

May 21

$266

$19

Schenectady Muni Friday

Fri

4:45 pm

Intermediate

40.4 or less

TBD

12

June 26

$308

$22

1 Scroll down this page for Player Skill Guidelines. See the Handicap page (under Education) for handicap information. 2 League fees are posted at the amount known at schedule creation and do not reflect adjusted season length. 

Under normal circumstances, league signup takes place during three rounds of registration. The 2020 season has had to adjust these steps somewhat.
1. Early Registration 
for league members who met attendance requirements for the previous season. (Applies only to signup for the same league. Members of two leagues must pick only one for Early Registration.) 
2. Open Registration 
for any Chapter member signing up for her first league. 
3. Multi-League Registration for Chapter members who want to join additional leagues.

Sub Central

Sub Central lets league members and subs find each other through an online matching system. For full instructions on using the system, download the Sub Central User Guide.

To Post an Opening
Click on this link to open the Sub Central Master Calendar. Look for your league name, open your league's Google Doc, and find the date when you need a sub. From the drop-down menu, select your name.

To Find and Claim a Sub Slot
Click on this link to open the Sub Central Master Calendar and look for openings listed under league names. To choose one, click on the league name to open its Google Doc. Type in your name in the green-shaded column next to the opening. Then email the league member to let her know you're taking her spot. (You can search for member emails in the website Directory.)

To Use Sub Central on a Mobile Device

Unlike desktop or laptop users, mobile users must download an app to get Sub Central league sheets to work properly. Here's the steps:

1. Go to your device's app store and search for Google Sheets.
2. Download the app.
3. Sign into the app using your Google account (i.e., Gmail address) if you have one.
4. If you don't, we've set up a Google log-in account for Chapter members--email us at LPGAAmateursCRNY@gmail.com to obtain the info.
5. Return to the league sheet, and now you'll be able to use the drop-down tab listing league members or enter your name for subbing.

Super Sub Signup

Super Subs receive priority notification of sub openings. Use this link to get to a checklist where you can indicate leagues for which you want to receive emails when a member needs a sub.

Player Skill Guidelines

The following guidelines for player skills will help chapter members select a league that provides a happy playing experience.

Beginner Leagues: Beginner Leagues play at par 3 courses. These leagues are designed to help develop the brand new player, building on familiarity with the basic equipment and rules of golf. Beginner Leagues focus on golf etiquette, ball-striking skills, learning the rules of the game, and pace of play. Beginner leagues' programs may include lessons from golf professionals; members are strongly encouraged to take these or other lessons and clinics before advancing.

Advanced Beginner Leagues: Advanced Beginner Leagues provide a stepping stone to General League participation. Advanced Beginner Leagues may play at par 3 or regulation courses and do not include a lesson component. Members must possess a general knowledge of USGA rules and be able to play Ready Golf.

General Leagues: General Leagues play at regulation courses and provide members with the opportunity to establish a handicap. Members of General Leagues must have at least one season of golfing experience. Each player must possess a general knowledge of USGA rules and must be capable of playing Ready Golf and maintaining the pace of play.

Intermediate Leagues: Intermediate Leagues may play in various formats, casual and/or competitive. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 40.4 or less. To sign up for an Intermediate League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN system (or GN21, available on a legacy basis for existing participants).  A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.

Advanced Leagues: Advanced Leagues play weekly competitive matches. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 38.0 or less. To sign up for an Advanced League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN system (or GN21, available on a legacy basis for existing participants). A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.