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About Cleveland LPGA Amateur Golf Association

Founded in 1992, LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Cleveland Chapter (formerly the EWGA Cleveland Chapter) has approximately 130 members golfing at an assortment of courses throughout NE Ohio.  In addition to weekly evening nine hole golf leagues, LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cleveland hosts tournaments and events, provides networking opportunities, education and volunteer opportunities and access to National LPGA Amateur Golf Association benefits, such as the annual Chapter Championship and the Champions Cup Tournament.

Letter from the President

Dear LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cleveland members; 

I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year and hope that we are all surviving this crazy January weather!

The 2018 LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cleveland board is actively planning a great schedule of events for the upcoming season. We have a few off-season/winter events in the works with our Kick-Off scheduled for April. Watch your email and this site for details as they are finalized.

We are starting off with a January golf simulator event at Valleaire on January 23rd. A great opportunity to reconnect with old and new golf friends.

As always, we appreciate any ideas or feedback to improve our events and your experience as an LPGA Amateur Golf Association member. Please feel free to contact me or the board with your thoughts.  We also have a few open board positions (membership); please contact me for more information if you are interested in helping out.

See you on the course!

Susan Curtis
President, LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Cleveland Chapter

Meet the 2018 Board

Congratulations to the 2018 Board!

President:  Susan Curtis
Member Services:  Gloria Merritt

Events:  Mary Beth Breckenridge
Finance & Records Director: Wendy Shick
Member Recruitment: Unfilled
Marketing: Deb Solyan 

Want to get involved?  Make new friends?  Have a say in what the Cleveland Chapter is doing?  VOLUNTEER!  Members are welcome and needed to help for the 2017 year.  Contact Susan Curtis via email or call her at 570-815-1135.

Have a story or photo to share on web site, Facebook or Linkedin? Contact Carolyn Caplan via email.


2018 Events

January 23 - Pre-season warm ups/golf simulator at Valleaire
March 19 - Pre-season warm ups/golf simulator at The Golf Dome
April 19 - Season Kick Off, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
May 10 - Girls Got Swing Night Out
May 20 - 9 & Wine, Ironwood GC, Winery TBD
June 23 - Member Guest, Hawthorne Valley Golf Course
July 14 - Chapter Championship, Sweetbriar GC, Legacy Course
August 4 - All Ohio Event - Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Oh
August 11 - Course Challenge, Seneca Golf Course
September 8 - Year End, Manakiki Golf Course

From Nationals –
August 18 - Upper Mideast Semi-Final (Championship) - Autumn Ridge Golf Course, Fort Wayne, IN
Sept. 29 & 30 - Great Lakes Qualifier (Match Play)Turning Stone Golf Club, Verona, NY
Nov. 2 & 3 - LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cup Finals (Match Play) Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, TX
Oct. 12 & 13 - LPGA Amateur Golf Association Championship Finals Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, FL
For details regarding LPGA Amateur Golf Association National Events, click here.

Click HERE for a printable calendar of Cleveland's events and course info.



Pre-Season Warm Up at Valleaire


Pre-Season at The Golf Dome

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Kick Off

Kick Off was held on April 19 at Sleepy Hollow GC.  25 attended and enjoyed a buffet dinner, raffles, and updates on all upcoming 2018 events.  Jill Windelspecht of Talent Specialists Consulting was the speaker.  

Chautauqua Weekend with Rochester Chapter

Member News


Please add cleveland@lpgaamateurs.com to your email address book.

"Golf For Her" Online Magazine

Follow this link for Golf For Her online magazine.

"Gotta Go Golf" Online Magazine

Click here to access the online Magazine GottaGoGolf.

Hot News

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Upcoming Events

All-Ohio Event Saturday, August 4

Deer Ridge Golf Club, 900 Comfort Plaza Dr., Bellville, Oh

Time: 10 AM - modified shotgun start
Cost: $60 (includes 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch, bottled water & prizes)

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Saturday, August 11
WHAT: Come and enjoy some friendly competition! Course Challenge is an 18 hole outing where you and a partner play in a 2 person team event against teams from other LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Cleveland courses - East vs West. Come show some pride in your course 
East Course Group: Berkshire, Grantwood, Pine Ridge
West Course Group: Briarwood, Sleepy Hollow, Sweetbriar
FORMAT:  Holes 1-9 played as best ball, holes 10-18 played as scramble format. This will be handicapped according to the USGA method. If the handicaps between the two players is large, the team handicap will be based on the lower handicap plus 4. The handicapped format will allow groups and golfers to be competitive against the other groups. Everyone has a chance to contribute to her group's overall score. There will also be a putting contest which contributes 50% of a group's total score. Each group should be represented by at least 5 teams. Not sure what all the above means? Don't worry - just come to play and learn and have fun! 
If a player does not have a valid handicap you may still participate. However you will only be eligible for best putter, low gross team score and skill prizes.
WHEN: Saturday, August 11. Tee times start at 10 AM. Registration starts at 9:15 AM
WHERE: Seneca Golf Course, 975 Valley Parkway, Broadview Heights , OH 44147
COST:  $50 for golf and cart including chance at skill shots and team prizes. Lunch is on your own.  
PRIZES: $400 in prizes!  They will be awarded for the best group of courses based on the best overall score of the golf and putting. The best team with the low gross and low net and the best putter will also receive prizes. Skill shot prizes will also be available.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Saturday, JULY 28. NO REFUNDS after that date. Be sure to indicate if you are playing for EAST or WEST and the name of your playing partner if you have one. NOTE: This is primarily a two-person team event. It is your responsibility to find your own partner. You can register and play without a partner but if you are NOT willing to play without a partner - please do not register - instead contact Wendy Shick (below) and let her know you are looking for a partner.
Questions: Contact Wendy Shick at 440-266-0924 or email at wendy.shick@reacpa.com


Chapter Championship 2018

CLEVELAND CHAPTER - 1st Stage Qualifier
When: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: tee times begin at 9:30 AM - registration begins at 8 AM
Where: Sweetbriar Golf Club - Legacy Course, 750 Jaycox Rd., Avon Lake
Registration is Closed for this Event
Questions? Contact Cindy Darwal at cjdarwal@aol.com or
(330) 659-3878
Never played in Chapter Championship but thinking about it?


Berkshire Hills · Wednesdays – tee times start at 5:30pm
Briarwood · Mondays –  start at 5:28pm - 5:52pm
Grantwood · Wednesdays –  start at 5:10pm
Pine Ridge · Tuesdays – start at 5:02pm
Sleepy Hollow · Tuesdays - start at 5:33pm - 4 tee times
Sweetbriar · Mondays – start at 4:48pm

For additional information including "Games of the Week"  and Course Director's contact information, click on the Leagues Tab.


Saturday play at courses around NE Ohio.  Members who sign up will receive an email 7-10 days prior to play, and can indicate their intent to play.  Prior members are already signed up.  New members - to sign up or for questions, contact Lisa Bizjak - labizj@yahoo.com.

2018 Travel League Schedule
May 5 - Sanctuary Golf Club, North Canton
June 1-3 - Peek 'n Peak/Chautauqua Golf Club (with Rochester NY Chapter)
July 7 - Fox Den Golf Course, Stow
Sept 1 - Hemlock Springs Golf Club, Geneva
Oct - TBD

2018 Competitive Schedule Announced

LPGA Amateur Golf Association HQ has announced it's 2018 competitive schedule including Chapter Championship and LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cup qualifier and finals dates. Deadlines are also online so make your plans now to enjoy these terrific competitions.
Click Here for Details

Cleveland 25 Year Celebration Memory Book

Thanks to all who sent photos and memories.  The memory book has been updated to reflect Diane Ward and Jan Dregalla as past presidents.  Some have been compiled into a memory book which can be viewed by clicking this link.

Champions Cup 2017


The Great Lakes Champions Cup Qualifier was held September 16 & 17 at the Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Golf Courses in Seven Springs, PA.  The beautiful mountain courses and good weather combined to provide a wonderful weekend event.  Two Cleveland teams, Erie Eagles and Hot in Cleveland participated. Team Erie Eagles, comprised of Pat Blackmon, Eileen McCarthy, Allison Morrow, Marlayna Jacinto, Kelli Chronister, Kristen Miller, Jo Dangle and Diane Kovachik, came in 2nd place out of 28 teams and will advance to the finals at the LPGA National in Daytona Beach, Fl at the end of October.  Congratulations to all for a phenomenal finish!  Team Hot in Cleveland, comprised of team members Sue Williams (Captain), Sue Curtis (subbing for Maria Kamenos), Leigh Murray, Andy Shimek, Donna Schreiber, Terry Baxter, Lisa Bizjak and Carolyn Caplan finished 12th place.  Unfortunately, Captain Sue broke her foot a couple of days before competition and was not allowed a substitute.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities with First Tee

On Saturday, August 5, some members of LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cleveland volunteered for the First Tee at the Washington Golf Course.  The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.


From Left:  Wendy Shick ,Clare Labaj, Donna Byrnes, Laurie Schroeder, Diane Euchenhofer, Kate Vezdos, Sharon Sammon, Debbie McCreery.

Education Corner