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

Nutmeg Golfer Spring Edition and 2017 Membership Handbook

The Spring edition of the Nutmeg Golfer has been published and is available online. Click here to see it. Note that the paper version is mailed only to members who do not have email.

The 2017 Membership Handbook has been mailed out to 2017 CWGA members. Log in to view the online version in the Members Only area.

Spring Club Reps Meeting - May 18th at Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club

We encourage each and every one of our club reps to attend this meeting. An optional 9-Hole golf tournament will precede the 11:30 working lunch meeting. To find out more about this event you need to log in first.

2017 Tournaments

The tournament schedule is open and you can register for many of our tournaments now. Here are some highlights:
  • Annual Reps Meeting at Pine Orchard - May 18
  • CT Women's Open at Torrington - May 30-31
  • Hartford Women's Open at Goodwin & Keney - June 17 & 18
  • CWGA Championship at Heritage Village - June 19-22
  • NEWGA Championship at Hop Meadow - July 10-12
  • CT Women's Amateur at Manchester - July 17-19
  • Seniors Championship at Shuttle Meadow - July 31 & Aug. 1
  • Legends Championship at Shuttle Meadow - Aug. 1
  • CSGA Mixed Championship at Rockledge - August 10
  • CWGA/SNEWGA Matches at Chippanee - July 27
  • CT vs RI at Valley CC (RI) - June 1
  • Endicott at Potowomut (RI) - Oct. 3-5
  • Annual Meeting & Closing Mixer at Heritage Village - October 19
One Day Tournament Locations:
Ellington Ridge, Indian Hill, CC of Darien, Great River, Ridgewood, Wampanoag, Yale, Brownson & Black Hall

Check out the calendar of tournaments or go to our TPP Tournament site.

Welcome Great River Golf Club - a New CWGA Member Club

We welcome Great River Golf Club in Milford to our great group of member clubs. Great River is a Tommy Fazio designed golf course built along the banks of the Housatonic River. We have a 2 Best Balls of 4, by Draw tournament scheduled to take place there on July 25th. More details to come.

CSGA Volunteer of the Year - Steve Basson

Steve Basson, one of our tournament volunteers and husband of CWGA member Brenda Basson, has been named the 2016 CSGA Volunteer of the Year. Steve has provided valuable support at several of our major tournaments and has been a featured speaker at our recent Club Rep meetings. Click here to read more.

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...

CWGA Publications Available

Nutmeg Golfer - Spring 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.

2017 Membership Handbook (members only)

The 2017 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.

2016 CWGA Yearbook

The 2016 CWGA Yearbook on Shutterfly is available.
See photos from CWGA tournaments and other 2016 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.
(best viewed using a browser other than Firefox)

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