May 1st – New LPGA Amateurs Hamilton Burlington website

As part of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association transition, all of the Chapter websites are moving to a new platform.

Check out our new site at http:/

Your patience is appreciated as work continues while we edit the new site to include Hamilton Burlington specific contents.

Effective May 1st, Hamilton-Burlington’s old EWGA site (this one!) will not longer be updated. This site will eventually be decommissioned.

If you have feedback about the new site, please let Deb Kucheran know at It’s all new to me to but I will do my best to answer your questions.

Nine and Dine – Season Opener

Welcome to LPGA Amateurs – Hamilton-Burlington Chapter (formerly EWGA – Golden Horseshoe Area) season opening Nine and Dine at Flamborough Hills Golf Club

Tee times have been reserved between (approx.) 4:45PM and 6:00PM. To book your tee time or if you have any questions whatsoever, please e-mail Natalie Laforet at: If you are not a member but would like to come out as a Guest, or if you are a member and have any friends/colleagues you would like to invite, please contact Natalie to ensure they are included in any updates.

Cost for 9 holes is: $27 walking (add $9 for a riding cart).

After the game, most of the women get together in the dining room for a beverage, a bite to eat, or both and enjoy the opportunity to catch up with old friends or meet new ones!

Knock on wood that the 14 day weather forecast is correct – Monday May 6th is showing as sunny and 15C.

Play Under Par, Live Above Par

Golf Season Preview Night

Available parking around the club


5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hamilton Club: 6 Main Street East, Hamilton

● Meet new and old friends
● Find out more about the LPGA Amateur Golf Association

● Hear the plans for the coming season
● Input into clinics and other activities desired
● Find out about opportunities to play in competitions
● Discover why you want to join or renew for coming season

Appetizers provided. Cash Bar.

Please email Anne Bermingham (Membership Chair) at​

Or tell us you are coming by clicking on Going on our Facebook page at

Also see our Instagram account at

High Visibility Golf Balls

I used to think the coloured balls were more of a novelty, but after having lost a lot of WHITE golf balls lately, I decided to do a little research on what are the most visible golf ball colours, and promptly ordered some yellow ones based on the following (which is just a general consensus, nothing scientific here):
1. Green golf balls – the reviewer liked the Volvik Vivid Green as the easiest to see
2. Yellow golf balls – the mainstay of coloured golf balls
3. Pink golf balls – not very masculine, but easy to spot (can you tell this was written by a man :D)
4. Orange golf balls – not a good idea in the fall
5. White golf balls
6. Red golf balls
7 . Blue golf balls – they get lost in the sky and don’t contrast as well on the ground
The only difference between a high visibility golf ball and a white ball of the same model is the colour of the cover. The rest of the construction of the same model of golf ball is identical. 
Can high visibility golf balls improve my score? Yes and no. The color of the ball won’t make a difference to the way you hit the ball so physically no. But psychologically, the fun aspect and the ability to see your ball more easily through the air does give you a small confidence boost.  When you know you’re going to find your golf ball because you saw exactly where it landed and can walk directly to that spot, you feel confident to grip it and rip it. The lack of confidence inhibits your swing.
The top rated balls are:
– Volvik Vivid (best visibility and performance combo)
– Callaway Chrome Soft (best all-round golf ball regardless of colour)
– Chromax M1x (best disco-ball-visibility for slower swingers)
– Srixon Z-Star (colourful alternative to the Pro V1)
– Callaway SuperSoft Multicolor Pack (best performing for slower swingers)

Thank you and Ticks

Hi, just wanted to thank Natalie and Anne for giving this old retiree something to do 😀 .

I’m so glad I joined this league last year, and going to the first game of the season was much more comfortable this year as I knew more people (and remembered first names…sometimes).  I look forward to more newbies joining in – keep recruiting!

I know we are all adults here who probably don’t need to be reminded but I’m going to mention the issue with ticks anyhow.  Since I’ve been a volunteer Trail Watcher for the Royal Botanical Gardens, ticks are usually in the forefront of our mind when it comes to being outside in tall grasses and bushy areas.    Everything you read about ticks says to wear light coloured clothing and tuck your pants into your socks.  Well this isn’t our usual dress code when it comes to golf.  So please be careful when it comes to searching for errant balls in long grass and the foliage.  You won’t feel a tick biting you, but if you see a red spot or the distinctive ‘bull’s eye’ formation around a bite, get thee to your doctor.

So on the course, please check your bare skin areas for ticks and use a tick key to remove it. Personally, since I can easily lose balls in short grass, I don’t bother hunting through the tall grass or bushes.

Tick key

Happy golfing!