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Message from the President

Warmer weather is finally here! I hope you’ve all had a chance to get out on the course and reconnect with your golf buddies and of course, meet and embrace new friendships.

Leagues are in full swing, and we had a very successful Season Opener! Pictures will be posted on the website soon. And please - if you catch any fun shots, or just want to send in pictures of you and your friends during the season - please do! Email your pictures with descriptions to

We recently had a joint Outing with our Coastal Chapter. It was nice to play somewhere different and meet new people! If you haven’t had a chance to participate in any of these Interchapter events, please consider it. The Westchester & NNJ Interchapter event will be held on Saturday, August 12th at Rotella Golf Course in Thiells, NY so save the date. Registration information will be provided when available. 

In addition to Chapter and Inter-Chapter outings we urge you to participate in an LPGA Amateur national tournament. Our Chapter recently had two teams, Cardshark Scramblers and Jersey Gunga Galunga Girls, participate in the Scramble held in Palm Desert! Congratulations to those ladies for their great showing!  While competitive events may not be for everyone, those that attend can attest to the excitement, camaraderie and the lasting friendships they have made. Consider finding your team and join the fun! 

Continue to enjoy each moment that you find yourself on the golf course and within the company of your friends who share your passion for the great game of golf. Because after all - that is really what it’s all about! 

Join Us to Celebrate Women's Golf Day!

 Women’s Golf Day is an event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime. Join us at Farmstead on Tuesday, June 6th, for a special afternoon of activities designed to promote women’s golf. This will be a fun event and women of all ages are welcome. Bring along your daughter, niece, granddaughter, friend or neighbor!

Our event will include group golf lessons, green and cart fees for 9 holes of golf, a drink ticket and a giveaway. After golf we will meet on the patio to continue the festivities.

Help us celebrate this nationally recognized event, by joining in the fun and playing the game we all love! For those of you who may already be golfing that day in Leagues or at other courses, enjoy your special day! We celebrate you!


June 6, 2023, at 4:00pm
Farmstead Golf and CC
88 Lawrence Road Lafayette, NJ 07848

Cost: $40

Registration Closes May 30th

Our Chapter offers the option for obtaining a GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network) number.  NNJ Members can obtain, renew, or transfer GHIN through our chapter here. 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 $36.

Please note, the active handicap season for our area is April 1 - November14th.

For questions regarding handicaps, please contact Sue Stager, Handicap Chair.

LPGA Amateurs National Events - 2023 Tournament Schedule

We are excited to announce the LPGA Amateurs 2023 Tournament Schedule!


Click here to view the 2023 schedule 

A new addition to the schedule is the Team Championship that will be held in St. Augustine, FL on June 23-24, 2023. This two-person team event will feature two different formats over 36-holes; fourball and alternate shot. Stay tuned for more details to come!

We are also pleased to share that the Championship Open will be open to anyone who wishes to sign up in 2023, as well as those who are exempt based on their performance this year. As a reminder, this is a 36-hole individual stroke play event, with a maximum field size of 120 players, which will be held at Indiana University Golf Course in 2023. 

Charitable Events


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 Stepanova  
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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