December 2023

News &


A special message from President, Helen Oshaben

Connect - Learn - Play - Belong

My goal in 2023 was to create a sense of belonging - especially for our new members. With our wonderful Course Directors, the commitment of our Board, and each of you - the Chapter created great experiences on the course! 

As I reflect on 2023, I am grateful for all the gifts of our Chapter. It was such a fun season: we welcomed several new players, we played in the sun and in the rain with unceasing passion, and we enjoyed our time together.

Your input is so important to the Board and to the success of the Chapter. Whether we're adding new leagues (welcome Sweetbriar!) or planning off-season events (see below!), your responses help us shape the Chapter to provide what you're seeking from membership. 

Share your ideas, questions, concerns with me directly at We're listening and we're doing our best to create a terrific golf experience for you. 

Looking forward to 2024, our incredible Events Committee is planning tons of opportunities to Play! With help from our friends in the Canton Chapter, we've added more Weekend Open Golf dates. We've already booked our Stay & Play at Avalon in Warren. Plus - we have events in January. Big thanks to the Events Committee - Olga Merela, Cindy Trefny, Kristen Davis, Heidi Gallaher, Donna Byrnes, and Judy Anderson!

So, renew your membership! Although you have until March to renew at the current rates, please take action now to be part of the fun that's planned over the next couple of months. Plus, if you're playing in warmer locations - membership allows you to post the scores, and to play with other LPGA Amateurs Chapters around the world (check out the LPGA Amateurs national website for locations).

I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy, and Fun New Year! Can't wait to see you on the course!

Helen Oshaben

Upcoming Events

Virtual Event - Motivational Speaker - Debbie O'Connell

Monday January 22nd, At 5 p.m.

Join us for a live ZOOM call with LPGA Pro and Life Coach, Debbie O'Connell. During this free presentation, Debbie will provide tips to be emotionally prepared for your game.

* 45 minute talk about Mindset in Golf - the mental game, tips for preparing for your shot; emotional state throughout play - maintaining positive emotions, etc.

* 15 minute Q&A 

Please RSVP to Helen at

Details to join the session will be provided in January.


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 together or register as a single.

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

Cleveland Chapter News

December Membership

Patricia Brown

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

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. 

Support Our SPONSORS!

Want to learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities?

Contact Helen Oshaben for information!

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LPGA Amateurs Member Benefits - Many are NEW!

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