With Daylight Savings ending on November 5th, it seems to signal the end of the golf season in Connecticut!
New USGA Tournament System, Golf Genius, to Be Used In 2018
We will be moving from the GHIN Tournament Pairing Program (TPP) system that we have used since 2012 to the USGA's new Tournament Management System, Golf Genius on January 1st 2018. We will keep you updated as we make this switch as it will impact the 2018 membership renewal process.
Chits have been emailed to all winners and must be redeemed by November 15th. Chits may be used at any CWGA member club pro shop or donated to the CWGA/PME Scholarship fund (contact Patti Cheyne, CWGA treasurer to donate your chit to PME). Contact CWGAawards@cwga.org if you have any questions about 2017 chits.
PAST PRESIDENTS' CUP MATCHES
The 2017 matches have all been completed. Congratulations to these teams:
Oronoque Karen Bunting Cup
Tumble Brook Carol Galbraith Cup
Clinton Penny Jones Cup
Farmington Linda Kaye Cup
Wampanoag Jeanine Marcucci Cup
Redding Hannah Steel Cup
The Medallion at Brownson CC on September 27th
2017 Winners: Lexanne Kroll (L) and Karen Kiely (R), Oronoque
2nd Place Jean Sennett and Ann Newman, Wampanoag
3rd Place Donna Harris and Terry McNamara, Farmington Woods
4th Place Marjorie Funk and Kitty Matzkin, Yale
5th Place Nicole deFau and Kristen Vietze, Brownson
Endicott Tournament and State Matches October 3-5 Potowomut CC (RI)
Thanks to Rhode Island for hosting the 2017 Endicott cup this year!
Congratulations to Mercedese Large (in picture above right), winner of the 2017 Endicott Tournament. "Ellie" also won this tournament in 2015.
Congratulations to the CT Eaton Cup Team (net), who won with 132.5 points. The CT Tri -State Cup Team (gross) finished in second place losing to host Rhode Island by 1-1/2 points. Members of both teams are in picture above left.
Thanks to Black Hall for hosting the 2017 Presidents' Cup. It was a beautiful warm Fall day.
2017 Winners: Irene Bent and Wendy Gill
1st Gross Lexanne Kroll and Myra MacMillan
1st Net Jamy Magdefrau and Rebecca Stewart
2nd Net Susan Wiedmann and Deborah Gagliardi
1st Gross Michelle Murphy and Catherine Guinn
1st Net Diann Wienke and Deb Boynton 2nd Net Ann Newman and Toby Schuman
1st Gross Phyllis Kindelan and Joanne Bates
1st Net Andrea Wentworth/Johanne Vannelli
2nd Net Linda Groher and Joan Foland
98TH Annual Meeting and 18 Hole Scramble Heritage Village CC
On Thursday October 19th the Annual Meeting was held. Awards for the CWGA Championship as well as the Seniors, Legends, and Juniors were presented. The winning Cup teams were also announced and prizes were awarded.
A bylaw change was proposed and passed regarding seasonal memberships.
Article III, Section 4 will include the following change:
"A member who obtains a seasonal club membership must have full golfing privileges during her season. She may join/renew with CWGA when her seasonal club membership begins. Dues are that of a regular member."
A dues increase from $60 to $70 was also approved.
USGA Women's State Team Championship
This final championship was held at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, New Mexico September 28-30. Congratulations to the Connecticut team of Lisa Fern-Boros, Maisie Filler and Jen Holland who finished 22nd. The Connecticut team was the low finisher among the 6 New England states. A total of 141 players representing 47 states and the District of Columbia competed in the Championship.