Connecticut Women's Golf Association

providing competitive golfing opportunities for its members since 1919

Welcome to CWGA

The Connecticut Women's Golf Association is a voluntary not-for-profit organization founded in 1919. CWGA provides competitive golfing opportunities for its members, promotes understanding of the rules of golf and encourages female junior golfers statewide.

CWGA now comprises 61 member clubs with a membership of about 500 women. Club membership in this Association is limited to private golf clubs in the State of Connecticut.

2016 Annual Meeting

We've Come a Long Way - Excerpts from the 1948 CWGA Schedule Brochure

  • No contestant in a CWGA sponsored event will be allowed to play if she is wearing garments known as halters and shorts.
  • Unless otherwise specified, only Class A players may tee off before ten o'clock.
  • Merchandise certificates in the amount of seven dollars will be awarded the low gross and low net winner in each class for all Open Day events. (Maybe we haven't come that far in this category - $7 in 1948 would be equivalent to $70.21 in 2016.)
  • Handicaps will be based on a player's five best scores of the past two years. No more than three scores may be from the same course.
  • Except when otherwise specified... players may reserve starting times one week in advance only. Oral requests will be taken by the Executive Secretary at one tournament, for the next. ...No telephoning unless it is absolutely necessary, please. (This last sentence was all in caps in the brochure!)

New USGA Local Rule Effective January 1, 2017

Local Rule for Accidental Movement of a Ball on the Putting Green

From the USGA website: "Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental."More information...

Nutmeg Golfer - Fall Bulletin Now Available Online

Click on the image to the left to read the latest edition of the Nutmeg Golfer!

2016 Annual Meeting at Heritage Village CC

Outgoing President Norma Noyes hands over the  1st Vice President Sara Papa sporting her new white blazer
Gavel to our new President Robin Bickerstaff

(More photos from the Annual Meeting can be seen on ShutterFly)

Save the Dates!

The 2017 schedule is still being worked out but here is preliminary info:

  • Annual Reps Meeting at Pine Orchard - May 18
  • CT Women's Open at Torrington - Date TBD
  • CT vs RI at Valley CC (RI) - June 1
  • CWGA Championship at Heritage Village - June 19-22
  • NEWGA Championship at Hop Meadow - July 10-12
  • CWGA/SNEWGA Matches at Chippanee - July 27
  • Hartford Women's Open at Goodwin & Keney - July 29 & 30
  • Seniors/Juniors Championship at Shuttle Meadow - July 31 & Aug. 1
  • Legends Championship at Shuttle Meadow - Aug. 1
  • CT Women's Amateur at Manchester - July 17-19
  • Endicott at Potowomut (RI) - Oct. 3-5
  • Annual Meeting & Closing Mixer at Heritage Village - October 19

One Day Tournament Locations (not all dates and formats have been finalized):
Ellington Ridge, Darien, Ridgewood, Wampanoag, Yale, Brownson & Black Hall

2016 Endicott Cup and Tri-State Team Matches - Sep. 28-30 at Tumble Brook CC

The Endicott Cup, a two-day stroke play competition, was won by Christine Gagner from Massachusetts. The team matches took place on Friday - Connecticut won the Eaton Cup, the net team competition, with Massachusetts second and Rhode Island third. Massachusetts won the Tri-State Cup, with Connecticut finishing in second and RI third.

Pictured at left is the winning Eaton Cup Team, left to right:
Kathi Sorey, Patti Cheyne, Donna Harris, Lynda Foster, Norma Noyes, Priscilla Wargo, and Diane Rothwell. Not pictured is alternate Debbie Johnson.

Endicott Cup Results       Team Match Results

Medallion Tournament - September 20th at Rockrimmon CC

This trophy tournament was won by a team from Wampanoag CC, pictured below: Ann Newman (L) and Jean Sennett (R)

September Newsletter E-mailed to CWGA Members

Did you receive the latest newsletter in your email? If not, click here to let us know. Click here to see what was included.

Past Presidents' Cup Matches  Final Results & Standings

Congratulations to this year's winners!

  • Bunting Cup - Oronoque
  • Galbraith Cup - Farmington Woods
  • Jones Cup - Clinton
  • Kaye Cup - Chippanee
  • Marcucci Cup - Wampanoag
  • Steel Cup - Ridgewood

CT Tournament of Champions - August 11th at Silvermine Golf Club

Mercedese Large won the Connecticut Women's Tournament of Champions on the second hole in a 3-way playoff. Pictured above are the playoff participants - Mercedese Large (L), Nicole Elliott (C), and Myra Macmillan (R).

Click here for full results.

CWGA Seniors, Legends and Juniors Championships - Aug 1 & 2, 2016 at Wampanoag CC

Congratulations to this year's winners and runners up:

   Seniors                                                                  Legends                                                       Juniors
   Winner:        Lisa Fern-Boros (76-82 158)       Winner:         Terry McNamara (92)      Winner:        Taylor Rodgers (81-82 163)
   Runner Up:   Jean Sennett       (82-81 163)        Runner Up:    Ann Malone           (93)       Runner Up:  Kelsey Sullivan   (91-86 177)
   Low Net:       Mim Schreck                                   Low Net:         Hannah Steel                        

For full results, click on tournament names listed above.

CWGA vs SNEWGA Matches - July 28th at Blue Fox Run

Joyce Curran (L), the CWGA Captain, and Carole Oat (R), the SNEWGA Captain, are pictured at left. Carole captained the winning team at this year's matches held at Blue Fox Run. SNEWGA captured 98 points vs. 82 by CWGA. Click here for full results.

NEWGA Championship - June 28 to 30 at CC of Vermont

The NEWGA Championship was won by Katie Barrand from Massachusetts and the Myopia Hunt Club. Mim Schreck (on right in picture at left) from Oronoque CC won the Legends division.

97th CWGA Championship - June 7 to 10 at Redding CC

For the third year in a row, MacKenzie Hawkes of Madison CC is our CWGA Champion. She defeated Nikki Liucci of Farmington Woods 4 and 3 in Friday's final match of the Championship flight. In the Founders Cup Myra Macmillan (Oronoque) was a 3 and 2 winner over Janet Karabin (Silvermine). Thanks to all of the participants, tournament officials, CSGA rules officials, spotters, and Redding CC for contributing to another successful championship tournament. Click here for final results.

Pictured at left: MacKenzie Hawkes (L) and Nikki Liucci (R).

CT vs RI Team Matches - June 2nd at Hartford Golf Club

The team from Rhode Island edged us out, 217.5 to 214.5, in this team match play event. Click here for full results.

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Attendees of the Annual Reps Meeting with Guest Speaker Joe LaCava

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CWGA Publications Available

Nutmeg Golfer - Fall Bulletin

Click on image at left to see the latest Bulletin. We've gone green! The Nutmeg Golfer is only mailed to members who don't have email.

2016 Membership Handbook (members only)

The 2016 edition of the membership handbook is available online now in the Members Only section (you must login to view it). The hard copy version has been mailed to all members who renewed their membership in a timely manner.

2015 CWGA Yearbook

The 2015 CWGA Yearbook on Shutterfly is available.
See photos from CWGA tournaments and other 2015 events.
Click on image at left to view this and prior year yearbooks.

Nancy Lopez Message to CWGA Members

Click on Nancy's picture to see a message from her to CWGA members.
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