Connecticut Women's Golf Association

providing competitive golfing opportunities for its members since 1919

Celebrating 100 Years in 2019!

Welcome to CWGA

100 Years and Going Strong!

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 450 women. Club membership in this Association is limited to private golf clubs in the State of Connecticut.

Annual Meeting - October 11

Membership Renewals and New Membership Applications Now Being Accepted

2018 CWGA Championship

June 5-8 at Golf Club of Avon

Congratulations to Autumn Serruta, Golf Club of Avon, who won the CWGA Championship in the finals on Friday June 8th over Mim Schreck, Oronoque CC, by a 5 and 3 margin. Mercedese Large, Wampanoag, and Darlene Tranquilli, Great River, were semi-finalists. Autumn was the medalist on Tuesday with a 75.

Congratulations also to Suzanne Harris, Hop Meadow CC, for her 6&5 victory over Nancy DeLuca, Brownson, in the Founders Cup finals. Michelle Murphy and Robin Bickerstaff were semi-finalists.

Pictured above are, L to R, Suzanne Harris, Nancy DeLuca, Mim Schreck, and Autumn Serruta.

2019 Tournament Schedule - Highlights

  • 100 Year Celebration - Save the Date! June 25th at New Haven CC
  • CWGA Championship - June 4-7 at Hartford Golf Club
  • CWGA Seniors (August 5-6) and Legends August 6) at Hop Meadow CC

  • CT/RI Team Matches June 6 at Wannamoisett CC (RI)
  • NEWGA Championship July 8-10 at Great Horse (MA).
  • Endicott Cup Oct 1-3 at Madison CC

  • CT Women's Open June 4-5 at Brooklawn CC
  • CT Women's Tournament of Champions TBD
  • CT Women's Amateur July 24-25 at Oronoque CC

To view the rest of the preliminary tournament schedule, click here.


New Rules of Golf in Effect as of January 1, 2019

Here are a couple of resources to learn more about the new rules:


Golf Digest/Golfworld

2018 Yearbook now available on Shutterfly

Click here to view.

Congratulations Suzy Whaley!

Suzy Whaley, CT resident, professional golfer, golf instructor, mother, and friend to many CWGA golfers has been elected as the 41st President of the PGA of America, the first female to serve in that role.  Click here to read more about Suzy Whaley.

Annual Meeting - October 11 at Heritage Village

There were two important votes at this year's meeting. First, the following slate of officers was elected to serve the next two years:
    • Sara Papa, President
    • Patti Cheyne, First Vice President
    • Debra Palmer, Second Vice President
    • Sandra Smith, Treasurer
    • Suzanne Harris, Secretary

Robin Bickerstaff, the outgoing President, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee in her role as immediate Past President and Nominating Committee chairperson. Congratulations and thanks are due to Robin for her leadership over the past two years, including significant extra work in integrating our new tournament software with our tournament operations.

Also, the members at the Annual Meeting approved the proposed by-laws change that adjusts the number of members needed for a quorum at annual and special meetings.

Fittingly to end the year, the scheduled 18-Hole Scramble Tournament after the meeting was cancelled due to rain.

Endicott Cup - October 2-4 at Wyantenuck CC in Great Barrington MA

Due to heavy rain and wet course conditions, play was suspended during the first  round on Tuesday. Additional rain that evening and early the next morning caused the course to be unplayable and the cancellation of the event. CWGA will host the 2019 Endicott Cup & Tri-State Matches on October 1-3 at Madison Country Club in Madison, Connecticut.

Past Presidents' Cup Team Matches

2018 Winning Teams
  • Galbraith Cup: Ridgewood
  • Jones Cup: Madison/Black Hall
  • Kaye Cup: CC Farmington
  • Marcucci Cup: Avon
  • Noyes Cup: Brownson
  • Steel Cup: Ridgewood
Click here for match results and final standings.

Presidents' Cup Tournament at Clinton CC

This tournament had the most competitors of any this year - 68, and almost all of the players are in this picture!

Congratulations to the winning team, with the overall low net best ball score: Donna Harris and Linda Weintraub. Click here for full results.

Hole in 1 at Best Ball of 2 Tournament at Rockrimmon

Pictured at left holding a celebratory glass of champagne is Adele Clingman of the host club, who had a hole in 1 on the 17th hole.

Roseann Nygard, former CWGA President, featured in CT Magazine

Roseann, CWGA President from 1987-1988, was featured in a recent article in Connecticut Magazine.

The article by Robert DiGioia is titled: "Here's Roseann Nygard: Business Pioneer, Avid Golfer and Unstoppable at 90"

Click here to read the article.

Photo by Robert DiGioia

CWGA Seniors', Legends', and Juniors' Championships at Country Club of Farmington July 30-31

The winner of the 2018 Seniors' Championship is Nancy Walker, Wethersfield CC, with a winning two-day score of 160. The runner up was Jean Sennett, Wampanoag, one shot back with a 161. A close third, with a 162 score, was Lisa Fern-Boros, Highland GC. Click here for full results.

The net winner was Martha Alward, Brownson. Pictured at left, left to right, are Sennett, Walker and Alward.

The 2018 Legends' champion is Tori Langen, Black Hall Club. Ann Malone, Hartford GC, was the runner up. Diann Wienke, Farmington, finished just one shot back in third place. Ann (L), and Tori (C) are pictured below with Lynn Lefler (R), Major Tournaments Chairperson. Full results.

The Juniors' champion this year is Alexandra Fox, with a two-day score of 163. In second place was Emily McKenna, while Anna Montalto finished third. These three young women are pictured below, left to right, each with Trish Perry, CWGA Rules Chairperson. Click here for full results.


PME/CWGA Scholarship

2018 Recipients: 

Sarah Houle, Taylor Brown, Caroline Bunt, and Anelise Browne

Nancy Lehr Cup - Old Lyme Country Club

The women at Old Lyme CC held their annual Nancy Lehr Cup tournament on May 31, raising funds for CWGA junior golf.

CWGA on Facebook and Twitter!

 Facebook: Enter TheCWGA or Connecticut Women's Golf Association in the search box when you are in Facebook to find it. You can also get there by clicking on the Facebook icon in the upper left corner of any page on this website. Tell your friends and like the CWGA Facebook page.

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Invitationals & Charity Tournaments

CWGA Publications

CWGA Publications

 Nutmeg Golfer  Membership Handbook  Yearbook & Photos
 Spring & Fall Bulletins  (for members only) 2018 now available

A message to CWGA members from Nancy Lopez

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