LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Northern New Jersey
Bunker Buzz - December 2020
  • President’s Message
  • Looking Back on 2020
  • Moving Forward in 2021
President’s Message

Dear Friends,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday season and that you will have a very Happy New Year!!!  

What a year this has been!  I am sure that we are all certainly looking forward to putting 2020 behind us and welcoming in the new year!!  The year of 2020 was certainly not what any of us envisioned when it started. But we learned to navigate our lives through the year while staying safe and healthy.  We had to find our new normal and to be able to PIVOT!!!  And pivot we did- Your Board worked tirelessly to find ways to provide golf experiences for you in this unusual climate.  Despite the challenges, I think we were able to provide you some fun on the golf course with your golf mates.  

I am so proud to be able to lead this organization and am looking forward to a great 2021.  We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to hold a lot more golf events and activities in the coming year.  We have learned how to pivot!!  We will be building upon the events that we held this year.  So watch for information on an expanded educational program, competition program, new courses and off-season virtual offerings. As well as plans for a golf travel event.   
The official kick off to our 2021 Golf Season is our annual Tee Off Luncheon and fashion show.  So put Sunday, March 14th at Brooklake Country Club on your calendars... you will not want to miss it!!!

Our chapter is only as strong as it’s volunteers.  We had over 60 volunteers involved in bringing activities to you this past year.   These individuals were celebrated at the Season Closer golf outing.  The Board is always looking for individuals to help out in many different ways.  It could be as simple as helping at an event or as involved as taking on a Marketing, Communications or Membership coordinator position or serving on a planning committee. Please reach out to a Board member so we can discuss with you how you might be able to get involved to help out.

You, a member of the LPGA Amateurs of Northern New Jersey, are important to our Chapter!!!!  I want to personally thank you for sticking with us or by choosing to join us for the first time during this unusual year.  We are so thankful for your involvement.

So as I wrap up- I will leave you with an ask- 1) please renew your membership for 2021 now; and 2) spread the word about our great organization.  The more members we have, the more fun we can have.  And after all- it’s all about having fun around this game we love…Golf !

Jane A. Egan
LPGA Amateur Golf Association- Northern New Jersey
It was a year like no other in recent memory.  Somehow, through the efforts of our Leadership Team, the hard work of our volunteers, and the flexibility of our members, our LPGA Amateurs- Northern New Jersey Chapter faced the challenges and a golf season emerged!

We have had so many examples of our members stepping up to take on the challenges of 2020.  Let’s take a few moments to look back at the special times we’ve shared this year.
Virtual Events
LPGA Amateurs Webinars and Facebook Live Events
Available OnDemand Now

Are you ready to start binge watching something other than Netflix? Mindset of a Champion, Grip It and Rip It, Rules 101, Nancy Lopez and more await you in the Member Clubhouse -> Webinar/Facebook Live -> On Demand section. Take advantage of down time during the holidays and get ready for the new year by watching a few of these entertaining and educational sessions!
2021 LPGA Amateurs National Events

  • Scramble Tournaments (4 person teams)- open to all handicaps. At Pinehurst, NC and/or Geneva National, WI.
  • CUP Qualifiers (8 person teams)- Match play format open to all handicaps. Choose from 8 locations including Crystal Springs Resort, NJ.
  • Stableford Tournament (2 person teams) – better ball Net Stableford format open to all handicaps. 
  • Championship Tournament- (1 person team)- stroke play tournament with gross and net winners (flighted by handicap). Walt Disney World, FL. 
  • Solheim Cup- trip to Ohio to watch the USA take on the European team.
Check out the schedule here. Get your teams together. Registration will be announced in early 2021.  

Additional information and registration details will be available in the Member Clubhouse>Golf Events in 2021.
We value your membership and look forward to seeing you on the golf course in 2021! 
Just a reminder that all memberships expire on December 31.  Renew NOW… it’s easy!  Just follow the steps below so you can take full advantage of all the opportunities lined up for 2021. 
To renew your 2021 LPGA Amateurs dues online: 
  • Go to LPGAAmateurs.com 
  • Press “Sign In” on the top right to log in to your account
  • Go to “My Profile” from left menu and press the “Renew” button
  • Review the accuracy of the information for the Chapter(s) selected
  • Make sure your date of birth is correct and you have selected your ethnicity and press “Next”
  • Add the choice(s) to the cart and press “Next”
  • Complete the credit card payment process 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to 
Mindy Oosten, Member Services Director 
LPGA Amateur Golf Association
Northern New Jersey Chapter