LPGA Amateurs - Columbus | July 2021
In This Issue
  • President Amanda's Corner
  • Handicap Corner
  • Volunteers
  • Upcoming Events
  • Membership News
  • From HQ
Key Dates
11 Sunday Fun League - Glen Ross
15 Board of Directors Meeting
18 Weekend Travel League - Windy Knoll
25 Chapter Championship - Cumberland Trail
1 I/71 Challenge - Majestic Springs
7 All Ohio - Mohican Hills
25 Women$ Open - Westchester
President Amanda's Corner
Use Your Guest Cards and Invite Your Friends to an Evening of Golf they won’t forget!
All members received 2 Guest Cards and 2 Info Cards in their swag bags so you can invite your friends to join you at league night. Please keep them in your golf bag so you can hand out the info cards to someone you meet on the golf course and invite your friends to league by using the Guest Cards.

All you have to do is:
1.     Confirm with your Captain that there will be room for a guest
2.     Ask your friend complete the Guest Card and give to Captain
3.     Captains send a photo or guest information to Julia Noschang, Director of Recruiting @ membership.lpgaamateurs.columbus@gmail.com 
There, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and we could have a new member.

Amanda - president.lpgaamateurs.columbus@gmail.com
Handicap Corner
The 2021 Handicap Audit was completed on Saturday June 19th. The audit focused on women playing in competitive leagues, Columbus District Golf Association Events, LPGA Amateurs Events and other competitive events. The purpose of the audit is to ensure those playing competitively are posting accurate scores in a timely fashion.

By far, the majority of our ladies are doing a great job keeping their handicaps current and accurate. League captains and the Handicap Chair will follow-up with the few who do not appear to be posting regularly to address issues and to help them get their handicaps up to snuff.

Here are the results of our handicap audit by the numbers:
  •  68% (131) of our members have a handicap account
  • 107 of those are provided through our LPGA Amateurs club
  •  88% of those are actively posting scores
  • 24 are managed by private courses or other LPGA Amateurs clubs
  • 65 ladies play in at least 1 competitive league each week
  • 6 ladies in competitive leagues were found to have no scores posted this season – league captains will follow-up

As a reminder: per the USGA Rules of Handicapping it is each member's responsibility to post all scores in a timely, preferably the same day, and accurate fashion.

Questions on Handicap, email handicap.lpgaamateurs.columbus@gmail.com.
Welcome Sandy Carroll to her new position as Marketing Director. In her role as Marketing Director, Sandy supports our sponsors and continues the search for new sponsors. She will also help us find new ways to expand our membership.

If you work for a company that is looking for ways to share their name and brand or support women, share the contact with Sandy.

Calling ALL Volunteers, Our New Golfers Need Your Help!!
Please consider mentoring our new golfers at our Thursday evening New Golfer League.

League begins 5:30 PM at Blacklick Golf Course – ONLY 6 WEEKS LEFT, don’t wait.

Have a fabulous time, meet new ladies AND earn Birdie Bucks while having FUN!

For more information and/or sign-up contact Cathy Bregar @ cbregar@mac.com
Board Position Opportunities

Do you enjoy reading this newsletter? Look forward to our monthly updates? Are you excited about social media and taking photos? Possibly have time to help design and assist with all of our communications? Do you love taking photos? Then, please let us know,

We need your help ASAP! Volunteer and keep the communications coming our way.

Contact Amanda at president.lpgaamateurs.columbus@gmail.com if you can volunteer or need more details
Upcoming Events Opportunities

Volunteers are needed for the Chapter Championship (July 25th) and the Women$ Open (August 21st).

Volunteer and earn Birdie Bucks you can use for reduced or free golf at select Chapter events!!

Contact Ashley at golfevents.lpgaamateurs.columbus@gmail.com if you can volunteer.
Upcoming Events
View and download the current Calendar of Events, click here.

Chapter Championship
Calling all CHAMPIONS!! It’s time to find the best of the best in our Columbus, Ohio chapter. Current handicaps are required, there will be 4 flights and a scramble division. 1st place gross and 1st place net in each flight, and 1st place scramble team will receive the coveted title of Champion and trophy to display proudly! This is an amateur event and you are required to have either a GHIN or LPGA Amateurs/GolfNet handicap.

Key details below:

Date: Sunday, July 25th 2021
Location: Cumberland Trail Golf Club (Pataskala, OH)
Time: 3 pm shotgun
Price: $30, members only (Chapter is subsidizing $38 per player)
Food: BBQ Buffet will be included
Prizes: Trophies for 1st place gross and 1st place net in each flight, 1st place scramble team (net only competition). Tee gift for all players!

Registration: Open now - July 14th
Help!!! If you aren’t on top of your game this year, don’t have an established handicap, or just don’t want to play, you can still be part of all of the excitement! Volunteers receive Birdie Bucks, come help us out!
I/71 Challenge
I/71 Challenge, aka Buckeye Crown - Saturday August 1st, Majestic Springs Golf Club (Wilmington, Ohio) with our Cincinnati chapter. This event will feature a fun ‘pink ball game’ and pairings will include 2 Columbus chapter members and 2 Cincinnati chapter members. More details and registration coming soon!

All Ohio
All Ohio Event Saturday August 7th Mohican Hills Golf Club (Jeromesville, Ohio) 12:30 pm shotgun start.

  • Theme: A Celebration of the Solheim Cup
  • Format: 4 person Shamble event – same as always – 2 from one chapter will play with 2 from another Chapter
  • Cost: $45 – includes golf, cart, box lunch, water and prizes – appetizers will be available afterwards

Box lunch choices this year will be: Ham Sandwich, Turkey Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Egg Salad Sandwich or Hot Dog (special dietary needs can be accommodated as needed)

Watch for more details and the registration links coming next week! The registration deadline will be July 30th, so mark your calendars now.

Women$ Open

The Women$ Open is coming, Saturday August 21st at Westchester Golf Course. Grab your best bud, or favorite playing partner and get signed up! Format will be a 2 person scramble. Payout for first place is $1,000! Don’t miss out!

This event is open to all amateur-status LPGA Amateur Golf Association female members and non-member females. You must have either a GHIN or LPGA Amateurs GolfNet handicap. Please note that the LPGA Amateurs Gender Policy applies to this event. Review the policy here.

We will also have tee gifts for all players and buffet meal after the round.

More details coming soon, registration opens July 15th. We will also need many volunteers for this event, if you can't play please consider volunteering!

Membership News
Welcome New Members
Nicole Leverett ** Lindsay Riggs ** Stephanie Gonya ** Toni Brooks ** Sara Bonnie

News from Headquarters
2021 LPGA Amateurs Event Registrations Open Soon

Which events are you going to participate in? The registrations for the following 2021 LPGA Amateurs association-wide events will be opening on:

Go to the LPGA Amateurs website, login to the Member Clubhouse and select Golf Events for more details.
2021 Exclusive Member Benefit Facebook Live Events
 Click on this link to listen to the June 22 Open Mic with Juli Inkster
Featuring LPGA Tour Professional Juli Inkster and LPGA Professionals Nat'l President, Marvol Barnard
Check out the June 16 discussion featuring Nancy Oliver, EWGA Founder &
Nancy Henderson, LPGA Foundation President, Discussing the Past, Present and Future!
Be An Ambassador at the 2021 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup
The LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup has moved to the east coast this year and will be held October 4-10 at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, NJ. LPGA Amateurs members have the opportunity to be a LPGA Brand Ambassador at this event with amazing opportunities to get a behind the scenes look at this world class event and get a complimentary round at the Mountain Ridge Country Club. Check out the details at this link and sign up now! 
Many thanks for the great support of our chapter.
Please support our sponsors!
ACE Sponsor
BIRDIE Sponsors
Contact Us
Have something to share with the Chapter? If so, email it to Chapter Communications
LPGA Amateur Golf Assn.
Columbus, Ohio Chapter
P.O. Box 21806
Columbus Ohio 43221-0806
Board of Directors

President: Amanda Rich
President-Elect: Carla Woodhouse
Member Services: Luan Bonner
Member Recruitment: Julia Noschang
Communications: Amy Bouhall
Events & Activities: Ashley Jones
Marketing: Sandy Carroll
Golf Programs & Services: Georgia Brown
Finance & Records: Kim Seibert
LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Columbus OH | http://lpgaamateurscolumbus.com