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

2016 Membership Renewal Period Open

The 2016 membership renewal period is now open.

Click here to begin your CWGA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Click on the above link for instructions and links to online and mail in renewal. The renewal period extends until February 29th, but do it as soon as possible so you don't forget and become subject to a late fee. (Plus it's much easier for our Treasurer if you do it now.)

Preliminary Tournament Schedule

Go to the main Tournaments page to view the preliminary schedule.

2016 CSGA Rules Workshop - March 5 & 6 at Wethersfield CC

The 2016 CSGA Rules of Golf Workshop will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th at Wethersfield Country Club in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  The two-day workshop will feature an in-depth presentation on all 34 Rules of Golf, with focus on fundamental rules governing stroke play and match play, playing the ball as it lies, relief situations and more. The workshop will also feature a 50-question test, and those passing the test will earn CSGA certification. Click here for more information and to register

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  • Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address - Rule 18-2b (Ball Moving after Address) has been withdrawn.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.

Nutmeg Golfer - Fall Bulletin

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

The Bulletin includes the following:

- A message from our President
- Listing of tournament winners
- Listing of new members this year
- PME Scholarship winners
- Save the Dates - 2016
- 2016 Membership Renewal Form

Nancy Lopez Message to CWGA Members

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

2015 Major Tournament Winners & Team Events

CWGA Championship

Winner - MacKenzie Hawkes (R) &
Runner Up Lynda Foster (L)

Founders Cup

Winner - Nikki Liucci (L) &
Runner Up - Siobhan Stephen (R)

Seniors, Legends and Juniors

Seniors: Winner - Pam Zanetto (2nd from right) & Runner Up - Jean Sennett (on right)
Legends: Winner - Hannah Steel (2nd from left) & Runner Up - Linda Weintraub (3rd from left)
Juniors: Winner - Maisie Filler (3rd from right) & Runner Up - Kelsey Sullivan (on left)

Presidents Cup

Winners: Lynne Marino (L) &
Nancy Marshall (R)


Winning Team: Farmington Woods
Terry McNamara (L) & Donna Harris (R)

CT vs RI

CT Team Photo (RI was winner)


Winning Team - CWGA

Endicott Tournament

Tri-State and Eaton Cup Teams

Individual Winner

Mercedese Large (CT)

Eaton Cup Team

Eaton Cup

Team Members

Past Presidents Cup Matches - Winning Teams

 Bunting Cup - Brownson         
 Galbraith Cup - Tumble Brook
 Jones Cup - Clinton
 Kaye Cup - Farmington I
 Marcucci Cup - Hartford
 Steel Cup - Redding



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