Connecticut Women's Golf Association

providing competitive golfing opportunities for its members since 1919

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

Annual Meeting and Closing Mixer

We Celebrated Our 100th!

About 80 golfers braved the rain on June 25th and over 100 people attended the luncheon afterward as we celebrated 100 years of CWGA golf.

Thanks to Sara Papa, President, for putting this event together. She was helped in this endeavor by Robin Bickerstaff, immediate past president. A special thanks also to Carol Galbraith, Publicity Chair, for putting together a wonderful slide presentation documenting 100 years of our history. Liz (Janangelo) Caron was a great guest speaker.

Click here to view the slideshow. Or you can view it at your leisure by selecting 100th Anniversary Slideshow under the About CWGA tab on the menu above.

The 2019 CWGA Yearbook Is Now Available!

To view, click on the yearbook image. No need to buy it when you get to the Shutterfly site, just wait a few seconds to load, then click on "Full screen" in top left corner above the picture of the yearbook if you're on a laptop, or manually enlarge the picture with your fingers on your iPad. Then use the arrows to navigate through the book on your laptop or the pause and play buttons on your iPad.

Many thanks to Carol Galbraith for putting the 100th Anniversary edition of our yearbook together.

Endicott & Tri-State Matches - Madison CC October 1-3

The 2-day stroke play competition took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and was won by Pam Kuong (MA) with a 2-day score of 156. CWGA members Mercedese Large and Debbie Johnson finished in a tie for second.

On Thursday, 8 gross- and 8 net- players from CT, RI and MA competed in the the Tri-State and Eaton Cup matches. Congratulations to MA, which won both Cups (narrowly edging CT in the Tri-State matches). Click here for stroke play results, and here for match play results

Pictured at left are members of the two CT teams and tournament committee members.

Past Presidents' Cup Matches

All of the Cups have completed their matches. There have been exciting finishes in the first three cups to finish - two decided by the tie-breaker and another by a two-point margin.

Congratulations to the winners:

    • Marcucci Cup - Wethersfield CC (by 2 points over Ellington Ridge)
    • Noyes Cup - Heritage Village (in a tie-breaker over The Farms)
    • Steel Cup - Rockrimmon/Rolling Hills (in a tie-breaker over Ridgewood)
    • Galbraith Cup - Chippanee
    • Jones Cup - Great River/Pine Orchard

To find information about the matches, including schedules, results, standings, a listing of clubs by cup, rules, and downloadable documents go to the matches portal. You can access it by selecting "2019 Past Presidents Cup Matches" under Tournaments on the menu above or click on the Team Cup Matches button just under the menu bar.

2019 Tournament Schedule - Highlights

CSGA 2019 Women's Series - click here for more information
          • CT Women's Open June 4-5 at Brooklawn CC
          • CT Women's Tournament of Champions June 13 at Blackledge CC
          • CT Women's Amateur July 24-25 at Oronoque CC


Medallion Tournament Winners - Sandra Smith and Peggy Crotty, Ridgewood CC

Congratulations to Sandra Smith (L) and Peggy Crotty (R), representing Ridgewood Country Club, winners of the 2019 Medallion Tournament. The tournament took place at Country Club of Waterbury on September 18th. Click here for full results.

Presidents' Cup Tournament Winners - Mim Schreck and Janet Karabin

The tournament was held on August 22nd at Shuttle Meadow CC. Mim Schreck (L) and Janet Karabin (R) teamed up to win this trophy tournament with a winning net score of 67 (they also recorded the lowest gross score!). Click here for full results.

Waterbury Republican-American article - Our 100th Anniversary Celebration

click here to read

CWGA vs SNEWGA Matches - August 7th at Heritage Village CC

SNEWGA edged the team from CWGA by 1 point in the rain shortened matches. Click here for full results.

Seniors, Legends and Juniors Championships at Hop Meadow CC

August 5th & 6th

Pictured at left are the Seniors' Runner-Up Carol Galbraith (Hartford GC) at left, and the Winner Gia Watkins (Brooklawn CC) on the right. 

Click here for full results.

August 6th

Pictured at right (left to right) are Lynn Lefler, Major Tournaments Chairperson, Pam Zanetto (Torrington CC), Legends' Winner, Tori Langen (Black Hall), Legends' Runner-Up, and Sara Papa, CWGA President.

With her first time win as a Legend, Pam adds to her victory as a Junior a few years ago, and her two wins as a Senior a bit more recently.

Click here for full results.

August 5th & 6th

The Juniors' Champion this year is Leah Ayers. The Runner-Up was Riley Carey and Elizabeth Dunn finished third.

CWGA Championship at Hartford GC - 2019 Winner Mim Schreck

24 players competed on Tuesday June 4th in the qualifying round of this year's Championship at Hartford Golf Club. Jill Tryon of Hartford GC was the medalist with a 77, followed closely by Mercedese Large, Wampanoag CC, with a 78. Beth Grieco led qualifying in the Founders Cup with a 91. 

Competitors in the Championship Flight completed the Round of 16 and Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday, while the quarter- and semifinal matches in the Founders Cup took place. Congratulations to Mercedese Large who had a hole-in-one on the 6th hole of her first match.

Mim Schreck won her first CWGA Championship on Friday June 7th in a tight match with Lynda Foster, winning on the 19th hole. The other two semifinalists were Mercedese Large and Liz Distefano. Diane Rothwell defeated Beth Grieco in the Founders Cup final.

Bruce Berlet, who currently covers the local golf scene by writing a blog for and was previously a longtime sportswriter with the Hartford Courant, followed the Championship match on Friday and published this report.

Lynda and Mim are in picture below left, while Diane and Beth are in the picture below right with major tournament chairperson Lynn Lefler. 


CT vs RI Team Matches - June 6th At Wannamoisett CC (RI)

18 CWGA members traveled to Rhode Island to compete in the annual CT vs RI team matches. Congratulations to the team for a strong showing, but RI won back the cup scoring 251 points vs 235 for CT. Click here for full results.

Two of Our Rules Officials Featured in Waterbury Republican

There was  a story in the Waterbury Republican on April 15th that features two of our rules officials (Jane is also a long time member of CWGA) - Jeff and Jane Witherwax.

Click here to read the story.

(Picture at left taken by Joe Palladino of the Republican American.)

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 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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CWGA Publications

CWGA Publications

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

A message to CWGA members from Nancy Lopez

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