The Connecticut Women's Golf Association is a voluntary not-for-profit organization founded in 1919. The purpose of the CWGA is to provide competitive golfing opportunities for its members, to promote understanding of the rules of golf and to encourage 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.
The members of the CWGA are serviced by a volunteer Board consisting of an Executive Committee and standing committees. CWGA works with the Connecticut State Golf Association (CSGA) and in accordance with the rules adopted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Each year the CWGA conducts a Championship for its members as well as championships for Seniors and Legends. Our organization also offers members of varying golfing abilities the opportunity to participate in one-day tournaments, interclub team matches and mixed foursome events. CWGA annually co-sponsors other major women's competitions, including the Connecticut State Women's Amateur and the New England Women's Golf Association Championships.
The Connecticut Women's Golf Association provides a Course Rating and Slope Service. All CWGA Course Raters attend USGA Course Rating Seminars and are current in Course Rating procedure.
The Connecticut Women's Golf Association is committed to promoting junior female golf across the state by sponsoring a Junior program. Several events, including a Junior Championship, are open to all junior girls in the State of Connecticut. CWGA also co-sponsors the Connecticut High School Girl's Championship. In addition to providing juniors with the opportunity to learn about golf and compete, the CWGA also awards scholarships to deserving young women on the basis of participation in golf programs, academic performance and financial need.