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As another Labor Day weekend ends, it is hard to believe our leagues and season are winding down. I’d like to thank all our 2023 volunteers for your contributions to our Chapter. We hope you responded to your invitation to this year’s Volunteer Outing on Saturday, 9/9, where we look forward to acknowledging those efforts.

We are also very excited about our Season Closer on Saturday, October 14. which we will be combining with our Play for P.I.N.K event. I’m hopeful we will have a great turnout and am excited to support this great cause to help lessen the bane of breast cancer. Registration will be open soon. If you’re available to help us with this event, please email me at

Attendance at our annual Holiday Party has been gradually decreasing over the past few years. To help us provide an event that more members would want to attend (maybe something other than our traditional party) we will be sending a survey later this month asking for your feedback, that will allow us to offer an event that YOU would prefer.

As a final reminder, voting on the Chapter’s proposed new bylaws supporting a reduced board model closes on Wednesday. This new model requires fewer dedicated Board Members and provides opportunities for more members to help with events, membership, leagues, marketing, etc. Please let us know how you’d like to help the Chapter going forward.

That’s it for now. Hope to see you all on the course- Fall golf is amazing!! 

Chapter News

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.


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 Cathy Brennan 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 today.

Welcome to our new and rejoining members! And thank you to our current members for your referrals. Our "Chapter Member Referral Awards Program" has been created to show our appreciation 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!

Shelly CareyMaureen ChristensenRoberta CraneCarol Creter Catherine Czar 
Arlene DriscollLori DuganFelicia Festa Marion FigurVirginia Hawkins
Kim Kramer-Ganz
Alexis Liebes
Aileen HirschRita Lupine
Christine Martin

Carol Maslin
Sharon Primerano
Trisha McNallyCelia Prinaris
Beryl Roman

Sandra SingerBetsy SullivanDebra TennerA'Isha TorrenceSusan Axelrod
Kate Shover
Sharon PrimeranoJessica Tsui
Diana MagnoAmy Elfman 
Tracy HeaddenJudith GrimmCarol OwensCatherine McPaddenChristine Gerula 
Patricia MooreMin KimRoseann McDonoughJanet BriefJudith Mystila 
Maggie HartiganKaren OstartickiSarah McAllisterFrancine LusardiDenise Krzanowsi 
Linda LacyElisa ChoKathleen PlavcanCatherine MaddenMichele Grazul 
Joanne DundonChristine RileyMaribel NunezJanet BordinoJeanette Kirazian 
Margaret Dougherty-HayesPhyllis SouzaTanvi ModyMichele LynchPatricia Riley 
Carolyn SefcikMaya PatelRegina McNeillMartina StepanovaCecilia Shepard 
Martha WhitelySamantha MulcahyDenise CristelliMelissa ChusidLaTarisha Fountain 
Mihyang ReeLois ThompsonJin Ok HaShannon Rogers  
Margaret MartinColleen MatthewsLeslie SatoCatherine WilsonLaura Leonti 
Elizabeth HandKelly Graves    

Member Referral Awards Program - 2023 Contest!!

We have expanded our member referral award program! Instead of 2 winners in total, there will be up to 6 winners. Refer 1-2 new members and be eligible for a $25 cash award. Refer 3 or more members and you will be eligible to win $50. There will be four winners in the $25 category and two in the $50 category. Winners will be drawn at the Season Closer.

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. 


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! 

Quick Links

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.

  • Carole Charbonnier: Virtual Instruction, Swing Review, Practice Plans. Email Carole a video of your swing for a free review! 
  • Mary Beth Kohberger:  To the Tee Golf Academy in Franklin, NJ. 
  • Debbie O’Connell:  Class A LPGA Professional, Golf Positive, Live Positive - 15% lesson discount (does not apply to specials). Email Debbie for rates. 
  • Scott Pruden: Director of Golf at Farmstead Golf and Country Club. Mention or show LPGA Amateurs membership card when booking lessons to receive discounted rate. 
  • Jeff Severini: PGA Golf Professional, "Golf 23" Range. Mention LPGA Amateurs when booking lessons. 
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 2023 Application

Want the full Rewards Card Package, including 3 free rounds of golf?  Call or email Bob Coletti, Golf Sales Manager, at 862-293-4950. LPGA Amateurs receive a discounted price of $145 (regular cost is $210 for new members and $190 for renewal) for the 2023 season.  

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

Morris County Golf Courses  - LPGA Amateurs - Northern New Jersey Membership provides eligibility to purchase a Morris County Club Card regardless of your County 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 LPGAANNJ23 and in Denville store (excludes sale/clearance items). Some manufacturer restrictions apply. Excludes the purchase of gift cards. Active today. Expires on 12/31/23

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!

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