Connecticut Women's Golf Association

Membership Information

The Connecticut Women’s Golf Association provides competitive golfing opportunities at member courses throughout the state. Beginning each spring, members can enjoy several rounds of golf, meet new friends and experience many levels of competition during the season. Competitive events include individual stroke play and better/best ball tournaments. Member Championships and other competitions involving teams from surrounding states are held annually. Each fall, teams from our member clubs are invited to take part in the CWGA Presidents' Cup Team Matches, a highly competitive and exciting series played in match-play format. For more information regarding golfing events offered by the CWGA, please visit our Tournament page.


Members of the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association receive an annual Membership Booklet that contains information regarding tournaments and schedules, a list of member clubs as well as policies and procedures.  The Nutmeg Golfer, the news bulletin for the CWGA, is published  bi-annually and available to view on the website. 


A CWGA membership meeting is held annually in the fall and is open to all members. An awards ceremony is conducted and committees report on the highlights of the year. New officers are introduced and the meeting concludes with a luncheon.

Club Membership

Any 18 hole private club in the state of Connecticut is welcome to join the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association. Member clubs are required to make their course available for a CWGA tournament no less than every two years and pay annual dues of $50. For more information concerning club membership, please contact us at

Individual Membership

Individual membership in the CWGA is open to amateur women golfers who have full golfing privileges* at a member club and meet the following requirements:

  • A USGA handicap index of *23.5 or less attested by the Women’s Handicap Chairman, Lady’s Golf Chairman or Golf Professional.
  • A list of the last 20 scores. Applicant must be handicapped out of one club only.
  • Completed application and payment of annual dues of $60.

A member who fails to renew her membership by April 15th must reapply as a new member and her dues for the year in which she let her membership lapse will be $70, which includes a $10 late fee penalty.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the CWGA, please contact the CWGA Representative for your club or at for more information.

CWGA Membership Application

* Please note:

Because of misunderstandings as to what a “full golfing member” is, especially with clubs trying to deal with the gender equality issue, the board  revised page 8 of our membership booklet.  Under Individual Membership: a.  Active:  A woman affiliated with any CWGA member club who is eligible to participate in golfing activities of her club without payment of additional green fees may become an individual member upon application and payment of dues, providing her handicap index meets the requirements for membership and play, as determined by the executive committee.

As always, if you have any membership questions,
contact Patti Cheyne

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