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 60 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.

2015 Season Review

Nutmeg Golfer - Spring Bulletin

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

The Spring Bulletin includes the following:

- A message from our President
- Tournament schedule
- Listing of new members so far this year
- 2016 Past Presidents Cup matches - teams by Cup
- Info about 2016 Team Events

2016 Membership Handbook

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.

Online Registration Open for 2016 Tournaments

Click here to see the 2016 tournament schedule on TPP.

We have a great selection of venues this year, spread throughout the state. And a number of tournaments are in the afternoon this year!


Can you name each of the clubs shown and know what they have in common (besides being CWGA member clubs)?

Send in your response, in the proper order, to Hint: K is Silvermine.

Club Reps Meeting - April 28th at Race Brook CC

The annual spring Club Reps meeting will be at Race Brook CC on Thursday April 28th. An optional 9 hole scramble (9 am) will precede the luncheon meeting, which will start around 11:00. An email invitation has been sent to all club reps and board members (reps and board members - please check your email and let us know if you're coming).

CSGA - Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help out at a CSGA event? Maybe assist at an event the CSGA is holding at your club? The CSGA tournament schedule consists of approximately 75 days of competition, including Championships, One-Day Tournaments, and CSGA and USGA Qualifying Rounds. CSGA tournament volunteers help with the various tasks required in administering these events, and are designated roles based on their experience. Areas of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Spotters/Fore-Caddies - Volunteers who assist players in locating their golf ball and who call officials when a group is in need of a ruling. 
  • Starters - Volunteers who are responsible for starting players on the course and providing player information at the beginning of play. 
  • Rules Officials - Individuals who have demonstrated a working knowledge of the Rules of Golf and who can share that special expertise in officiating at CSGA and USGA events. 
  • Live Scoring - Volunteers who assist on-course with the posting of scoring updates to the tournament website

For more information on how to get involved, click here.

USGA Rules of Golf - 4 Principal Changes Take Effect January 1, 2016

From the USGA website: "Among the most significant of the changes in the 2016 edition of the Rules are the following:

  • Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address - Rule 18-2b (Ball Moving after Address) has been withdrawn. This means that if a ball at rest moves after the player addresses it, the player is no longer automatically deemed to have caused the ball to move. A one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 will be applied only when the facts show that the player has caused the ball to move.

  • Limited Exception to Disqualification Penalty for Submission of Incorrect Score Card - A new exception has been introduced to Rule 6-6d (Wrong Score for Hole) to provide that a player is not disqualified for returning a lower score for a hole than actually taken as a result of failing to include penalty strokes that the player did not know were incurred before returning the score card. Instead, the player incurs the penalty under the Rule that was breached and must add an additional penalty of two strokes for the score card error. In all other cases in which a player returns a score for any hole lower than actually taken, the penalty will continue to be disqualification.

  • Modification of Penalty for a Single Impermissible Use of Artificial Devices or Equipment - The penalty for a player’s first breach of Rule 14-3 (Artificial Devices, Unusual Equipment and Abnormal Use of Equipment) during the round has been reduced from disqualification to loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play. The penalty for any subsequent breach of Rule 14-3 will continue to be disqualification.

  • Prohibition on Anchoring the Club While Making a Stroke - As announced in May 2013, the new Rule 14-1b (Anchoring the Club) prohibits anchoring the club either “directly” or by use of an “anchor point” in making a stroke. The penalty is loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play."

Did you know that there is a free Rules of Golf app available for your IOS or Android phone? Just go to the app store to download.

For more information on the 2016 Rules of Golf, click on this link to the USGA Rules home page.

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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