January 2024

News &


Reminder Upcoming Events

Monday Jan 22 - 5pm - Motivational Speaker and LPGA Pro presentation


Change Your Mind - Change Your Game 
Free Webinar with Award Winning LPGA Professional and Golf Mindset Expert Debbie O'Connell
Change Your Mind, Change Your Game … and Life! 
Are you plagued by frustration, embarrassment or self-judgement on the course? Through this webinar you will learn to play golf and live your life with confidence, resolve, relaxation and focus. During this event, Debbie will discuss how you can:
~ Transform your mindset to play with confidence, calm and focus ~
~ Discover how to take charge of your emotional state ~
~ Learn the mental game to play your best golf  and have even more fun ~
~ Get the keys to your breakthrough to having a Champion Mindset  ~
Monday, January 22, 5:00PM - 5:45PM plus 15 min Q&A
**After signing up, you will receive a Welcome Email with an invitation to join the Webinar.
Debbie O’Connell is a leading figure in the world of golf, and has been awarded National Professional of the Year by the LPGA and one of the 50 Best Women Teachers. Alongside her career in golf, Debbie is author of the bestselling book Golf Positive! Live Positive!, host of the Audible series “Golf Positive” and has been featured on the Golf Channel. Debbie has combined her extensive golf expertise with her master certifications in life coaching to be a leading expert golf mindset. 


Saturday January 27th, Tee Times Begin At 9 a.m.

Black Brook Golf Course

Every golfer has played in a summer tournament, but how many of you have played in January? You’ll play nine snowy, fun holes of golf followed by a warm bowl of chili, hot dogs, and hot chocolate. Golfers will be challenged to drive shots across frozen tundra and putt balls laden with ice. You’ll hit provided orange golf balls to snow-covered greens on the 9-hole course of 65-100 yard holes (and if you lose them, you are done)! Gift certificates for 18 holes will be awarded to the three winning teams. 

Proceeds benefit the United Way of Lake County.

Cost:  $20 which (includes golf fees, food, and hot chocolate)

Get a team of four together or we'll try to put you on a team with other Chapter members.

To register for this event, please call Mentor Recreation Department at 440-974-5720

Join us for February Dinner Meet & Greets

Hello Golfers!

Several people expressed interest in getting together during the off-season, so the Chapter has scheduled member dinners in February. We can join any of these - please RSVP to the person listed for the location you plan to attend.

LPGA Ams - Cleveland Chapter is always looking for new members to join us. If you know someone who might be interested, please invite them! This is a great way to introduce them to the league, and Board members will be there to answer questions. 

The idea with the dinner is casual get-together with your golf buddies. Board members will attend, and can answer questions or take new ideas for the 2024 season. Here are the dates:

February 8th at 6:30pm - Creekside, 8803 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville

RSVP to Mary Beth Breckenridge: breckenridge1984@att.net

February 12th at 5:30pm - Mario Fazio's, 34400 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills

RSPV to Olga Merela: omerela@bonfoey.com

February 26th at 6pm - Burntwood Tavern, 5600 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted

RSVP to Cindy Trefny: cindytrefny@gmail.com

Please be sure to check out the Cleveland Chapter webpage - the events schedule is updated. Finally - reminder to all - renew your membership before March 15 before the rates go up.

Cleveland Chapter News

Darlene McCormick

Rena Galeti

Our chapter now has a Facebook group to make it easier for members to keep in touch. It's a great place to share news, find playing partners, brag about birdies or just have a little fun!

It's a private group by invitation only, If you'd like to join, please email Mary Beth Breckenridge at breckenridge1984@att.net. Group members are encouraged to use the "invite" button on the group's home page to invite their fellow Cleveland Chapter members.



Want to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities?

Contact Helen Oshaben for information!

Having fun with your friends? Took a golf trip? Have a Hole-in-One? Know about a golfing event that we might enjoy? Played an amazing course? We want to know what our LPGA Amateurs Cleveland members are doing! Please let us know and send your photos! Click HERE to send your details and photos!

News from HQ

LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open Registration Opens Feb 8

Phase 1 registration for the 2024 LPGA Amateurs Scramble Open will open on Thursday, Feb 8 at 1:00pm EST and closes on Monday, Feb 12 at 11:59pm EST. This popular event will be held on May 17-18 at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Click here for more event details.

Reminder: all 2023 memberships expired on 12/31/23 and members have until 3/31/24 to renew at the regular rate before being charged the rejoin rate. Those who haven't renewed their membership are considered no longer current. Members must be current in their dues to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events.

Member Get a Member Drive


Member Get A Member Details: Recruit your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to join LPGA Amateurs, and ask the new member to include your name during the joining process, and you can qualify for an incentive just by promoting two new members! Incentives will be awarded at the end of the Member Get A Member Drive based on the total number of new members you have recruited (Complimentary & Virtual Memberships are not eligible for recruitment incentives. Recruitment credit applies to new members only – rejoining members do not qualify). Incentive Eligibility Dates: October 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

For all details regarding the Member Get A Member Drive please click here.



2 new members

One dozen LPGA Amateurs logoed Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls

3-5 new members

LPGA Amateurs 2025 renewal dues waived

6-10 new members

LPGA Amateurs 2025 renewal dues waived + One dozen LPGA Amateurs logoed Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls + New for 2024 – A Custom Wedge from Callaway!

11+ new members

$500 Callaway Golf Gift Card

Rejoin for the Annual Renew Rate

Do you know a former member who is thinking about rejoining the Cleveland Chapter?

A rejoin code has been created that each Chapter can use up to ten (10) times in 2024 which will save them each rejoining member $20.

Contact us for the rejoin code before March 15, 2024. 

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Important Links:

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LPGA Amateurs Member Benefits - Many are NEW!

Instructional Videos

LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Cleveland | email: lpgaamateurscleveland@gmail.com


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