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UPCOMING EVENTS

 Play a Little for Pink Fundraising Social - Sunday, August 7th from 5 - 7 PM

logo-PLayforPINKOur Northern New Jersey Chapter continues to support Play for Pink events that benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.playforpink.org). Busy work schedules, weekly leagues and other personal commitments, along with the continued challenge of COVID, make it difficult to gather in one place.  Here's one opportunity to gather with others in support of the fight against Breast Cancer.

Join us On the Patio at the Preakness Valley Golf Course, located at 209 Totowa Road in Wayne, NJ

$25 includes light beverages, a cash bar, appetizers, putting games, door prizes etc.  Bring your own putter or use one of ours….

Can't attend? Please make a donation on the registration page. Click here for more information and to register. 

Northern NJ/Westchester Interchapter Event on Saturday, August 20 at Crystal Springs  

All LPGA Amateur Westchester and Northern New Jersey chapter members are invited to play in our annual Inter-Chapter event. It's all for fun and to meet new golfing friends in our area! This year, the Northern New Jersey Chapter hosts the annual event. Come play and support this inter-chapter event.  

The field size is limited to 20 players and  the format will be determined by the interest and number of players that sign-up. There will be closest to the pin and closest to the line contests with prizes for the winners. After golf stay for drinks and food (not included with the registration fee) at the Crystal Tavern and learn who wins the contest holes (you must be present to win). Meet members of NNJ & Westchester to share stories and some laughs. This is an opportunity to Connect • Learn • Play • Belong®. Don’t miss out on the fun!

This is a first-come-first-served event, so sign up to play today!!

Member Referral Awards Program

Did you know that over 60% of our new members come to us via member referral? Needless to say, referrals are important in helping our chapter thrive. In recognition of these efforts, we have announced a new member referral awards program.

For the 2022 season, when a new member joins and identifies a Northern New Jersey member as having referred them, the referring member’s name will be added to a raffle. The winners will be drawn at the Season Closer.  There will be a $25 raffle for those who refer 1-2 new members and a $50 raffle for those who refer 3 or more.

In order to qualify, the new member must identify, at the time of registration, who has referred them. You will be notified by email when we receive a new member referral under your name. 

Thank you for promoting our world-class golf organization. Please contact our Membership Recruitment Director, Pat Bringewatt, if you have any questions.


 

Member Benefit - Visiting Chapters While Traveling 

  One of the unique benefits of being a member of LPGA Amateurs is visiting other Chapters while traveling and having the opportunity to meet other members and maybe even play golf! The easiest option to connect with other Chapters is to email the President of the Chapter and let them know your schedule - their contact information should be in the "About" section or in the Contact tab/form on the Chapter Website. You can also check the Chapter event calendar to see if there is an event that coincides with your travel plans. Cheers to making new friends! 

Annual Meeting

The Chapter held its first Annual Meeting via zoom on April 26th, 2022. Thirty-one members attended and you can find the recording of the session here: 2022 Annual Meeting Zoom Video


Sponsorship Committee - Volunteers Needed

Where can you find over 250 golf-loving, fun-driven women who want to share, spend, and recommend goods and services? The members of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Association! Can you join the new sponsors committee to reach out to businesses to share their resources in exchange for the opportunity to connect to NNJ members? Email Vice President Susan Nostrame to be part of this committee. Not necessary, but if you have any experience in sales, marketing, fund raising, or just love people, we can’t wait to have you join the Sponsors Committee. 

Email vicepresident@lpgaamateursnnj.com today.


Handicap

 

Our LPGA Amateurs Northern NJ Chapter offers the option for obtaining a GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network) number.

  • GHIN is a service offered by the USGA to regional golf associations, such as the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA). Our members can obtain, renew, or transfer GHIN through our chapter. Having GHIN will register you with the NJSGA, making you eligible to participate in NJSGA tournaments and events; check their website. The cost for this service is $33. The Constant Contact Platform of $1.33 will be added at time of payment.
  • GolfNet is no longer a member benefit. If you had an “active” account last year, you may continue to post to GolfNet for one more year and then you will have to switch to GHIN. If you wish to move to GHIN this year, click on the “register here” below and where the form asks for a GHIN number enter “GolfNet” and you will be assigned a GHIN number and have your scoring record moved.
IMPORTANT:  The only requirement is that you must be an ACTIVE MEMBER of the LPGA Amateurs Northern NJ Chapter. Please click here and log into the Member Clubhouse to renew your membership for 2022.

To obtain, renew or transfer a GHIN accountREGISTER HEREAfter receiving your GHIN number, you will be able to set up your account and post your score at GHIN.com or download the GHIN mobile app and post it there. 

 

First Time GHIN Number
Members receiving a GHIN Number for the first time will receive a confirmation email, identifying their GHIN Number, from our Handicap Chair. You then will be able to set up/access your account on GHIN.com or on the GHIN mobile app. For security reasons, first time uses will be asked to create a digital profile. The process is simple but if you have any questions, please contact Sue Stager, Handicap Chair.
 
Renewing or Transferring GHIN Number

Members who are renewing or transferring their existing GHIN Number can expect to be activated within 48 hours from submitting the registration form.

For additional information regarding GHIN check out the Handicap page on our website.


Virtual Events & Webinars 

Please view the Education section on this website for links to past programs and additional information! 


LPGA Amateurs National Events
Click here for 2022 schedule!


Charitable Events

 

2022 Morris County Park Alliance Golf Outing


  Join the Alliance for Morris County Parks, on Monday September 12th, 2022 , as it sponsors the 16th Annual Golf Outing at Flanders Valley Golf Course. This event is a great opportunity to show gratitude towards hardworking staff or loyal customers, or to join friends for a great game of golf, and to support the County's outstanding park system.

THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BENEFIT CURRENT PROJECTS OF THE PARK ALLIANCE

 

CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter News
Volunteer

LPGA Amateurs Northern New Jersey is a volunteer organization, and we need your help to continue to offer the events and golf opportunities we provide throughout the year.    

If you would like to join the Board or one of our committees, or just help out for an hour or two at a specific event, contact our Membership Services Director, Grace Tshanakas. Click here for a description of event and league volunteer opportunities.


Stefanie

 

Dear LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey Chapter Member:
 
Chapter Elections Are Almost Here – Help Shape the Future of Our Chapter!

It’s your turn and we need you!!
 
Do you enjoy being a member of LPGA Amateur Golf Association? Do you have ideas to make it even better? Then consider a Chapter Board position within the LPGA Amateurs – Northern NJ Chapter and use your skills and talent to help lead us! 
 
Each year we conduct elections for our Chapter Board Members in accordance with our bylaws, and it is almost time to begin that process. Over the next few weeks, the nominations committee will be soliciting candidates for the upcoming term. These positions will be effective in the fall of 2022. 
 
If you are not already actively involved in our Chapter, we encourage you to consider a position on the Board. This rewarding and satisfying experience will allow you to develop your leadership skills and give back to the organization that we enjoy so much. Whether you are a business owner, corporate executive, professional, stay-at-home mom, retiree or entrepreneur, there is one thing we all share - love for the game of golf – and we all have something to contribute! 
 

This is your opportunity to make a positive difference -- do it now – plan to nominate yourself or someone else for a Chapter Board position! An overview of the duties of each office will be provided and you can also review them here. This year the positions up for election are:

• President (1-year term)
• Vice President (1- year term)
• Finance (2-year term)
• Communications (2-year term)
• Leagues (2-year term)

Also, the following positions are up for “appointment”:
• Events (2-year term -1 year remaining)
• Marketing/Sponsorship (2-year term -1 year remaining)
 
Many of us joined LPGA Amateurs without knowing anyone in the organization, and the friendships we have made and the lives we have touched are amazing rewards for such a minimal contribution. Yes, it takes commitment, but the reward is tremendous!  I hope you will join us in sharing that experience.
 
Sincerely,
 
Stefanie Thornton, President

 


 

We would like to welcome our new members for 2022. Of the new members below, over 60% were referred by a current member.  Member referrals are extremely important to our Chapter, and our Member Referral Awards Program has been created as a thank you to those referring members.  This program is in addition to the "Member Get a Member" drive by National.  Remember…the more robust our Chapter becomes, the more events we can offer at more competitive prices!

Sandy AllenGloria EpsteinSandra Mayberry
Karen BolgerMichelle EspositoKaren McGuire
Diane BoylanKristen FerraraCindy McKernan
Kirsten BrannenSherry FoleyTricia McNally
Patricia BrennanPatricia FoxArlene Mehlman
Michele BurkeLinda GeraghtyJanelle Miller
Anne Marie CaldarolaDebra GiammarinoMaureen Novack
Jilliann CalottaKelly GravesDeborah Petitjean
Janet CarsonAllison GreenwoodNicole Pierre-Louis
Lin ChangShaunagh GuiinessCarole Rawding
Florence CharlesKathy HastingsBrenda Ries
Hillary ClarkTosha HudsonIeva Rogers
Mary ConradShona InggsMarjorie Roller
Christina CosterKimberly KentCourtney Rosenkrantz
Katherine DanburgCher KrudysSharon Russell
Marsha DeLiscaMay LiangWonjung Sang
Jessica DickinsonEileen MandelAleta Schulien
Gerard DiTarantoDiane MarkleyDiedra Spina
Caitlyn DonahueCami MartinChloe Timothy
Jeanne DubeAlicia MartiniChristmanith Williams


Quick Links
MEMBER BENEFITS

The LPGA Amateurs is a welcoming golf community for all women to Connect, Learn, Play, and Belong. You get it all with the LPGA Amateurs, the experiences are unforgettable and the benefits are priceless. The highlights of the benefits include organized golf (leagues, outings, clinics, LPGA Amateurs competitive events and golf travel experiences), social and networking events, golf education, free entrance for a member plus one guest to LPGA Tour events (in US and Canada), discounts on apparel, equipment, travel, greens fees but there is much more! View membership information here!

Learning and Mentoring

LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey offers a full curriculum of golf learning and mentoring programs designed for women at all levels of play. Please check out our Instructional Partners below for virtual and in-person instruction.

Northern NJ Partners

The Resorts at Crystal Springs – Chapter members can enroll for a complimentary Rewards Card which offers special discounts, including advance booking privileges. Value $99+ (does not include free rounds of golf) Click here for 2022 ApplicationWant the full Rewards Card Package, including 3 free rounds of golf?  Email Bob Coletti at the Golf Concierge Desk. LPGA Amateurs receive a discounted price of $145 (regular cost is $175).  

Farmstead Golf & Country Club - No less than 20% off all women's clothing. Show LPGA Amateurs Membership Card to receive discounts. 

Meadows Golf Club * – Show LPGA Amateurs Membership Card to receive $20 green fees Mon – Fri after 1:00pm Value 10%

Morris County Golf Courses * - LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey Membership provides eligibility to purchase a Morris County Club Card regardless of your C ounty Residence. Value $100+.  Show LPGA Amateurs Membership Card 

Golf4Her * – Show LPGA Amateurs Membership Card for a 10% discount on merchandise and equipment. Valid online using code 10LPGANNJ and in Denville store. Minimum order $25. (Some exclusions apply.) *

Anchor Golf * – Show LPGA Amateurs Membership Card for discounts and special programs tailored to our members. 

Did you know that one of the benefits of your LPGA Amateurs membership is complimentary entrance to LPGA Tournaments?  You read that right! You and a guest can gain access into to all LPGA, Epson, and Legends Tour events in the US and Canada (excluding the US Women’s Open and Solheim Cup).

Always make sure to look at the Tournament Website for information on tickets. If the tournament has listed on the website that public tickets are limited, please email membership@lpaamateurs.com!


 

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