Connecticut Women's Golf Association

providing competitive golfing opportunities for its members since 1919

Celebrating 100 Years in 2019!

The membership enrollment period has ended. New applications will be accepted again beginning January 1, 2019.

Welcome to CWGA

99 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 500 women. Club membership in this Association is limited to private golf clubs in the State of Connecticut.

Annual Meeting - October 11

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.

2018 Tournament Schedule - Highlights

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


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.

Tournament Results

Opening Day Mixer - May 9th at Aspetuck Valley CC

Winning team: Hyde, Lewis, Rothwell and Sennett. Click here for full results.

Summer Special - May 29th  at Great River

Winning Gross team: Kroll, Murphy, Nardini and Hyatt.
Winning Net team: Cheyne, Forshaw, Vescovi and Jalbert
Click here for full results.

CT vs RI Team Matches - June 1st at Farmington Woods

CWGA won 246.5 to 239.5, winning the cup for the first time since 2014. Click here for full results.

CWGA Championship - June 5-8 at Golf Club of Avon

      • Championship Flight
        • Winner: Autumn Serruta, Golf Club of Avon
        • Runner Up: Mim Schreck, Oronoque GC
      • Founders Cup
        • Winner: Suzanne Harris, Hop Meadow CC
        • Runner Up: Nancy DeLuca, Brownson CC

Click here for full results.

Solheim - June 18th at Highfield CC

Winning Team: Blue - 123.5 points
2nd Place Team: Red - 92.5 points

Stableford - June 27th at The Farms


    • Flight 1 - Darlene Tranquilli
    • Flight 2 - Sharon Nightingale
    • Flight 3 - Barbara Ciotti

Click here for full results

2 Best Balls of 4 - July 20 at Tumble Brook

Winning Gross Team: Darlene Tranquilli, Patti Cheyne, Sharon Nightingale and Debbie Greenberg
Winning Net Team: Pam Zanetto, Mary Gallagher, Linda Jainchill and Ann Ahern

Click here for full results

CWGA vs SNEWGA Matches - August 9 at Timberlin

SNEWGA 95 - CWGA 85. Full results

Two-Person Scramble - August 14 at CC Waterbury - weather cancellation

Best Ball of 2 - September 13 at Rockrimmon

    • Flight 1 Gross - Foster and Large
    • Flight 1 Net - Macmillan and Schreck
    • Flight 2 Gross - Berte and Tingo
    • Flight 2 Net - Murphy and Tiberii
    • Flight 3 Gross - Palmer and Stalsberg
    • Flight 3 Net - Davis and Sterling

Click here for full results.

Medallion - September 20 at Patterson

Winning team - Oronoque (Debbie Johnson & Mim Schreck)
Click here for full results.
Presidents' Cup - September 24 at Clinton

Winning team - Donna Harris and Linda Weintraub

Click here for full results.

Endicott & Tri-State Matches - October 2-4 at Wyantenuck (MA) - weather cancellation

Individual Stroke Play - October 9 at Litchfield - weather cancellation

Tournament Highlights

CWGA Tournaments - New Formats This Year 

CWGA Championship at The Golf Club of Avon on June 5th-8th 

The Founders Cup was limited to those with a handicap index between 13.0 to 23.5, and entries could be made directly to the Founders Cup Division. Anyone with a handicap index 23.5 or lower could enter the Championship division.

Solheim at Highfield on June 18th 

Registered players were divided into two teams (Red Team and Blue Team) and played three 9-hole matches: best-ball, alternate shot, and scramble. Each match was played as a two-person team, Red vs. Blue.

Pictured at right are some of the members of the winning Blue team. The final score was 123.5 for the Blue team and 92.5 for the Red team.

The Medallion at The Patterson Club on September 20th 

This tournament will be scored a little differently than in past years. Rather than total strokes, the winning team will be the team with the highest aggregate Stableford score.

More information on these three tournaments as well as the rest of the schedule are available by clicking on the tournament name in the Tournament Calendar.

CSGA Tournaments

Connecticut Women's Open
Innis Arden is an exceptional site for the CT Women's Open and the CSGA is making this a 20th Anniversary to remember! They have two four-star hotels with rooms blocked off for the event at substantial discounts to make this a perfect Ladies Golf Getaway! Last year the out-of-state participation exceeded the in-state and they are hoping to broaden the participation and have a strong contingent from CT representing CT in our own Women's Open.

CT Women's Tournament of Champions
The eligibility for the CT Women's Tournament of Champions has been widely expanded from just 18-hole Club Champions to include current or former Champions from a variety of tournaments. For the CWGA, these titles include the Individual, Junior, Senior and Legends Championships as well as all Endicott Cup Individual Champions from CT.

CSGA Women's Series
Everyone who signs up by the Early Bird Registration deadlines for the CSGA Women's Series (i.e. Open, TOC, and Am) will receive a complimentary gift! Any player that participates in two of the three events in the Women's Series will be eligible for a grand prize drawing! Click here for more information on the CSGA Women's Series.

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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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