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Upper-Midwest Semi-Finals Championship Update On Saturday, August 25, the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Upper-Midwest Semi-Finals Championship was held on the Highlands Course at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva.  The Upper-Midwest region consists of LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapters in Wisconsin (3 Chapters), Minnesota (1 Chapter), Iowa (1 Chapter) and Illinois (1 Chapter).  A total of 44 individuals competed for 1 st and 2 nd Place in their respective flights, and 12 teams competed for 1 st and 2 nd Place in the Scramble division.  All 1 st and 2 nd Place winners advance to the Championship Finals held October 12-13, 2018 at Innisbrook Resort ...
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Six of the top 10 players in the world will tee it up next week when the LPGA Tour returns to Columbia Edgewater Country Club for the 47th playing of the Cambia Portland Classic. The playing begins on Thursday, with the final round on Sunday.  You and a friend can catch the action – free! (Details at end of this blog.) Inbee Park, a 19-time LPGA winner including seven major championships, headlines the field. She is joined by So Yeon Ryu, Lexi Thompson, Shanshan Feng and Georgia Hall, who earned her maiden victory at this month’s RICOH Women’s British Open, a major championship.   Park’s storied career has included four separate stints as the top-ranked ...
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Greetings, I cannot find a phone number to call, and I have sent 3 emails to the email address provided in the "welcome" email I received and I have received no response at all. I have not received any membership card or other information in the mail or online, and the links to the handicap page are broken when I try to log in there. There is no chapter close to me to call, but it seems that the  membership@ lpgaamateurs.com  email should be answered. I am quite frustrated, over a month into my membership. I used to belong to the EWGA and never had such challenges with communication or setting up a handicap. I do not want to get into a social media connection ...
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2018-08 August

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AUGUST 2018 MEMBER NEWSLETTER METNE Regional Qualifier  Best of luck to our three Lehigh Valley members playing in the Metro Northeast regional competition on August 18 - Michelle Kowal, Donna Nardo, and Jean McGill!! LPGA Update Our chapter continues to update the business aspects of our league to align to the new LPGA Amateurs name. In the coming weeks we will change our name with the State of PA, IRS, our local bank account and PayPal. As these changes complete, we will keep you posted on all changes to event payment methods (like a new PayPal link). Recently, we changed our email ...
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written by Joni Shimabukuro   July has been hot, hot and hotter. And it looks like the heat wave will continue into August. For many chapter league players, that’s meant heat checks…and Qs about them. Here’s the 411:   Q: Can I use my heat/rain check to register online for league play next month? A: Unfortunately, no. Our chapter pays courses a lump sum for league play. The course issues the heat/rain checks. There’s no cash value to them, so it’s administratively impossible for the chapter to accept them as payment. Bottom line: You follow the current process of registering online and use your credit card for payment. Q: Can I use my check ...
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Blogs are great for sharing an anecdote or tip or to drum up players for an event. Just like your pre-shot routine, you can have a pre-publish checklist. It will include technical stuff -- all the buttons to push to get your blog published. It should also include a checklist about the content you're going to publish. There's a detailed procedure for publishing available on our home page . The blog you're reading now is all about content.  First let's look at some specific advice for publicizing an event:  Think about the basics: Who? What? Where? When? Why? Add to this How Much? The event is probably open to all our members and their guests, but WHO ...
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Ladies this is sure to be great day with 18 holes of golf and socializing at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course on Sunday, August 5th, with wine tasting and appetizers after at nearby, award winning Owen Roe winery. Chehalem Glenn is a public course with more of a private course feel, with well maintained fairways and greens. It has elevation change throughout the course but not to worry, electric golf carts included in the golf fee. Changes to the course have made it much more player friendly and fun. This is a modified shotgun start so please arrive early and take advantage or free range balls to warm up and be ready to tee off at 9:00 AM . Owen Roe tasting room ...
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Written by Joni Shimabukuro I am a perfectionist. As a perfectionist, I can have unrealistic expectations of myself. I've worked hard the past two years to manage my expectations and have learned from my golf pro to take a pragmatic approach to my game. I entered my first Chapter Championship this year for the sole purpose to test myself and see how I handle competition. My goal was to keep composed, be in the moment and enjoy the ride – yes, a very Zen approach to the competition. I hitched a ride to the course with Sue Plato. During the drive, Sue shared some great advice having learned that this was my first chapter championship event. She told me not ...
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Written by Marilyn Morfitt When you’re glad the work week is almost over and you’d love to play a  Quick Night  on a   Thursday   evening, Claremont Golf Club has just to the ticket for you. Every   Thursday   in July and August starting at  5:30  pm , women golfers can enjoy a 9-hole round of golf plus a f ree drink for only $17. Grab your golfing friends (or meet new ones) whenever a nice   Thursday   evening calls to you.  There is a BONUS on Thursday, August 16 - you are invited for a casual dinner with eats & drinks at my house after our 9-hole round. I’m a Claremont resident and my home is just a stone’s throw from the Clubhouse. We’ll ...
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By Holly Danks LPGA Amateur Golf Association-Portland Communications Director Temperatures in the mid-90s weren't the only scorchers Sunday, July 15, at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City.  Beth Madden , playing in the 2nd Flight, shot a blistering 85 in the heat to take Chapter Championship honors with low gross. She also qualified as the senior winner. June Hall was Low Net of the Field, with a 67, also giving her first low net in the 2nd Flight. Other winners are: 1st Flight – Gail Hand ; 3rd Flight – Holly Danks (first low gross) and Linda Erickson (first low net) 4th Flight – Michelle Davidson (first low gross) and Sue ...
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                                                                                                                                               Mari Border                        Jen Piper By Holly Danks LPGA Amateur Golf Association-Portland Communications Director Everything old was new again at our Portland Chapter's First Annual Match Play Tournament. Players new to golf's oldest method of scoring got one-up on the system. Some players – veterans, as well as those new to match play – teamed up for the first time and came away winners. In all, 21 players competed in four-ball, one three-way singles and one singles on a day that started ...
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CC Deadline

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2018 CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP DEADLINE The REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP IS THURSDAY, JUNE 28 at 8:00 PM. The cost to play is $88 which includes greens fees, cart, balls and lunch. To encourage participation, the Chapter is subsidizing the $50 charged by Headquarters. To register, follow the directions on our website in the Registration section. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Chapter Championship Director, Mary Gilbert, at chapterchampionship@ewgapdx.com or 503.629.8
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Are you wanting to find out what events you registered for so you don't double book yourself? This is a multi-step process and here is the step by step instructions: 1. You will need to log into Golf Fusion. To get to Golf Fusion -click on Event Registration under Events OR  League Registration under Leagues on our website . Both links will take you to Golf Fusion. 2. Log into Golf Fusion - Access Log In Page Type in log in information. 3. Click on Membership Directory under Member Directory 4. Type last name and city to search for yourself 5. Click View Profile 6. Your member profile pops up in a separate box. Click on Upcoming ...
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Stacy Lewis wins the 2017 LPGA Portland Cambia Classic with this bunker shot on No. 18 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. I was able to get close enough to take this photo because I was a volunteer marshal. By Holly Danks LPGA Women Who Play-Portland Communications Director I hope you take advantage of free entry as an LPGA Women Who Play-Portland member and get out to Columbia Edgewater Country Club Aug. 27-Sept. 2 this year to see the best women golfers in the world. The view will be even more "up-close-and-personal" if you volunteer as a caddie in the Pro-Am (spots still available for Wednesday, Aug. 29) or as a hole marshal. Or both! ...
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By Suzy Off Match Play co-chair Picking up where we left off last season, our LPGA Women Who Play Match Play team sits in first place after one round. The first match of the season took place May 21 at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club-North Course, against Rock Creek CC. All three of our 2-person teams (paired based on handicap) won their four-ball matches and we got 79 overall points for the season.  The next match is June 18 at Michelbook Country Club, against Per
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Match Play fun for all!

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                          Mary Hlady, Kim Sparrius and Donna Feuerherdt (from left), all new to LPGA Women Who Play AND match play, enjoyed the event at Charbonneau.   By Marilyn Morfitt Match Play co-chair On Memorial Day weekend, 24 LPGA Women Who Play-Portland golfers met for 18 holes of Match Play in beautiful weather at Charbonneau Golf Club. The six foursomes sparred for prizes in both four-ball and singles formats. Most matches went down to the wire. And our Match Play season is off to a perfect start. In the four-ball matches on Charbonneau’s Green Course, Suzy Off and Mari Border won their match 2 & 1. For those ...
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Stone Creek, shown here in our 2011 Chapter Championship us always in great shape! Don’t miss premier Chapter event! By Mary Gilbert, Chapter Championship Director With the mild weather we’ve had this spring, I’m sure you have had the chance to get out and play several rounds of golf. What’s next in your golf season? Play in the Chapter Championship! The 2018 Chapter Championship (CC) is scheduled for Sunday, July 15, at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. It is the first step in the LPGA Women Who Play Championship. This is the largest women’s golf tournament of its kind, with more than 2,400 members participating. With five ...
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3 REASONS TO PLAY STONE CREEK ON JUNE 24 There are 3 great reasons to play Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City on Sunday, June 24. FIRST , do you want to have a great day of golf with some fun people? Stone Creek is a course that is suitable for players of all levels. It is a Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy designed course. The course is scenically designed and offers spectacular views of Mt. Hood. The golf course is laid out over 120 acres of land with old-growth Douglas Firs, lakes, four wetlands, and forty-three bunkers. SECOND , are you considering playing in the Chapter Championship (CC) on July 15? If so, this will give you a good chance to see the course ...
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By Lily Ravencraft Education Committee   If you didn't sign up for the May 19 Lake Oswego Muni clinic taught by Tom Mueller, you missed a great refresher class on how to warm up, how to drive the ball straight, how to chip, how to pitch and how to lob the ball! One chipping hint was "BLT" – B all back in stance, L ean toward the target (more weight on forward foot) and T ilt shaft toward the target. Please take advantage of our remaining clinic and if you missed out this year, be sure to get an early start next spring! The last clinic still open for registrations is "How to Plan a Shot," to be taught by Cindy Lincoln on Saturday, June ...
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Hopefully by now you have noticed the large logo for Guardian on our newsletters and e-blasts.  Guardian is a nation-wide investment and insurance company. They are a partner with the national LPGA Women Who Play organization and have given grants to selected chapters. Our Portland chapter is one of those lucky recipients! We recently interviewed Rachel Novak who is the local Guardian representative.  Her practice is Westpac Wealth Partners,  an agency of Guardian. Rachel's passion is helping women achieve financial security through education and coaching. Her beliefs align with Guardian and this is why the partnership with LPGA Women Who Play is a good ...
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