MARK YOUR CALENDARS.....................
League Start Dates
Sterling Farms - April 17
Orange Hills - April 27
Tashua Mondays - April 29
Ridgefield - April 29
Tashua Tuesdays - April 30
Fairchild Wheeler - May 1
Mentor League - May 8
Vails Grove - May 8
Oak Hills - May 9
Longshore - June 17
June 29th - New England Cup hosted by Central CT Chapter
Hopmeadow CC- Simsbury,CT
July 14th - Chapter Championship - Richter Park - Danbury, CT
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July 18-21 Girls Golf Weekend @ Mt Snow Resort, Vermont
July 28 - Inter-League Play Central CT
Oxford Greens - Oxford CT
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July 24-25 CSGA Women's Amateur at Oronoque CC.
September 15th - Westchester Match Play
The LPGA Amateurs offers a welcoming golf community for all women to learn to play, play better, have fun and make friends. Highlights of LPGA Amateurs member benefits include:
We are always looking for volunteers...
If you have a volunteer opportunity you want to share or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact our president, Wendy Woolf, at presidentLPGAAmateursFairfield@gmail.com.
2020 U.S. Open Championship
Winged Foot Golf Club
June 15-21, 2020
Be a part of golf history as the game's grandest stage - the 2020 U.S. Open
Championship - comes back to Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY
from June 15-21, 2020!
The U.S. Open requires a great deal of support and volunteers play an integral part of the U.S. Open Championship experience. Whether it is serving as marshals, leader boards, disability shuttle drivers and providing information and assistance to thousands of fans, there is something for everybody! The U.S. Open could not operate successfully without the 4,500 dedicated volunteers.
The LPGA Amateurs - Fairfield Chapter members will have an opportunity to volunteer and enjoy, firsthand, the excitement of the U.S. Open!
If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer for this prestigious tournament, please visit: 2020volunteers.usga.org
2019 FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Board of Directors
President Wendy Woolf
Immediate Past President: Martha Johnson
Golf Events & Activities Director: Doreen Brown Wade
Finance & Records Director: Rhea Adler
Membership Services Co-Directors: Jennifer Polla and Carol DeVito
Marketing & Sponsorship Director: Barbara Budnick
Communications Director: Sandie Fitzpatrick
Events & Activities Chairs
Chapter Championship: Doreen Brown Wade
Chapter Invitational: Doreen Brown Wade
Handicap Chair: Veronica Vawter
LPGA-USGA Girls Golf: Kim Kingston
Events Committee Chair: Joann DeBlasis
Finance Committee Chair: Linda Tagliamonte
Communication Committee: Mary Schaefer and Heather Studwell
Social Media: Ruth Ann Funari
League Coordinator: Martha Johnson
Tashua Monday: Marianne Elliot
Ridgefield Carol DeVito
Longshore: Jill Bregy
Tashua Knolls: Rita Skog
Fairchild Wheeler: Rita Skog
Mentor League Cathy Porter and Carole Mazzarella
Sterling Farms: Liza Hulit
Oak HIlls Kim Kingston
Orange Hills: Pat Worthy & Donna Pantin-Worrell
Vails Grove Patty Davis
1. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to ensure all funds are received and
expended in accordance with sound financial management practices and to support
the overall goals of the Chapter.
2. The President and Finance & Records Director will supervise the Treasury team.
Cash Disbursements, Bank Deposits and Bank reconciliation and financial reporting
must be done by 3 different people, of which the Finance & Records Director can be
one. They will carry out the day-to-day financial operations of the Chapter in
accordance with policies set by the Board of Directors.
3. Finance & Records Director, President and the Cash Disbursements Person can be
signers on the Chapter Bank Accounts.
4. The Finance & Records Director will be responsible for presenting current Financial
Reports at Board of Directors meetings. The Finance & Records Director is also
responsible for overseeing the proper recording of all income and expenses and the
filing of all required tax returns. In the absence of the Finance & Records Director, the
President or another designated Director may fulfill these obligations.
5. All Board Members will be responsible for properly accounting for all Chapter
expenditures for their respective areas and committees.
6. As required by the IRS, all expenditures exceeding $25.00 must be evidenced by an
original receipt. We strongly encourage all expenditures to be supported by an
7. Any expense paid by Cash Disbursements Person for over $500 must be approved
by a Board member. An email is sufficient.
8. The Board must approve any contractual obligations or guaranteed minimum costs
prior to commitment by an individual Board member including deposits and contracts
for golf events or leagues, clinics, social or other events. This clause also applies to
guaranteed minimum participation levels.
9. Annually, each Board Member will be responsible for submitting all budget requests
for the following year. Once approved by the Board of Directors, each Board
Member and their committees may incur expenses to carry out the planned events
and functions for the year. The Board of Directors must approve any additions or
changes to the budget.
10. The Board of Directors will approved Bad Deb Write Off exceeding $50.00. The
Finance & Records Director may write off bad debts less than $50.00 after collection
11. Any member failing to pay any obligation to the Chapter will not be a member in
good standing and will be unable to participate in leagues or any other functions of the
Chapter, Any obligation owed to the Chapter by a guest of a member to a golf event
is the responsibility of the member to ensure that the obligation is paid. All requests
for refunds, out of the activity guideline, will be put in writing to the designated
person who will submit them to the Board for approval.
12. Cancellation/Refund Policy: When a member signs up for an event and later cancels
her registration or does not show up for an event, every attempt will be made to make
a refund, if possible. However, if the Chapter has confirmed her attendance at an
event and the Chapter has paid out funds for the event and cannot receive a refund
from the vendor or find a member replacement, no refund will be made. This policy
also applies to guests. The Chapter’s cancellation and refund policies should be
included on the registration form for all events. If the registration form policy is
different, its policy will override this one.
Leagues: There are no refunds for league play. If a substitute plays for you, they
should reimburse you directly.
13. If the Chapter has a returned check, the person who wrote the check will be
charged the amount the bank charges the Chapter.
Our Chapter has a number of weekly mailings to our members in an effort to communicate new organizational and/or chapter information and upcoming events.
E-mails are sent periodically as reminders to register for the events. We apologize for any duplication this may result in your receiving several mailings for each event
June 29th - New England Cup hosted by Central CT Chapter
Hopmeadow CC- Simsbury,CT
Details coming soon!
July 14th - Chapter Championship - Richter Park - Danbury, CT
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The Golf Club at Oxford Greens
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Girls Golf Weekend
Mount Snow, Vermont
July 18-21, 2019
Don't miss this fun weekend. Contact Arisleyda Riehl at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hawaiian Luau Tee-Off Luncheon
was held on April 13th, 2019 at the
Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull.
The event was successfully attended by many longstanding members who welcomed several new members into the Chapter.
Awards were presented to the following members:
President's Award - Joann DeBlasis
Bruner Cup - Rhea Adler, Barbara Budnick and Linda Tagliamonte
Most Rounds Posted
Barbara Budnick - 100
Rhea Adler - 84
Marianne Elliott - 75
Start Year 0-25
Jennifer Polla - Begin Index 19.0 End Index 16.6 Improvement 1.084%
Cynthia Moser - Begin Index 22.9 End Index 20.6 Improvement 1.071%
Start Year 25.1 or over
Martha Johnson - Begin Index 27.3 End Index 23.2 Improvement 1.116%
Rhea Adler - Begin Index 29.3 End Index 25.5 Improvement 1.101%
Start Year > 35
Elaine Gibbons - Begin Index 39.1 End Index 22.9 Improvement 1.464%
Elizabeth Hulit - Begin Index 35.4 End Index 28.9 Improvement 1.159%
Congratulations to the Award Recipients!
Thank you to everyone for your efforts to make this event such a success and to all those who participated.
The Golf Season has started!
Look forward to seeing everyone on the course.
Tashua Par-Tee Mondays
This is a pay as you play informal league. Marianne Elliott is the league coordinator and can be contacted for a reservation or information. Her e-mail is email@example.com.
Start date: April 29th
Monday afternoon League starting June 17th.
Cost is $125 for 5 week session. Golf carts extra - $20 per two players.
For more information, please contact Jill Bregy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New League for 2019!
Start Date: Monday April 29th
Tee Times: 4:10 and 4:50 p.m.
This is a pay as you go League on Monday afternoons. If you plan to play every week, it may be cost effective to consider a membership at the course. Different level of memberships are available. More information can be found at
For more information, contact Carol DeVito at
Tashua Knolls Tuesday
This league runs three sessions beginning April 30th. Rita Skog is the league coordinator and can be contacted for more information at Ritaskog@Hotmail.com.
This league will begin Wednesday, May 1st and runs for two sessions.
Rita Skog is the league coordinator and can be contacted for more information at
New Women Golfers
We Have The League For You!
Carl Dickman Par 3 course
2019 Mentor Golf League
Old Dam Road Fairfield
A friendly venue for the new woman golfer to play with other Beginner Golfers in a non-competitive format.
The LPGA AGA Mentor League is designed for the new woman golfer who has had some exposure to the game, but is looking for a friendly, non-competitive environment in which to practice and improve her skills with other golfers at a similar level.
Each foursome consists of 3 players & one mentor.
Our mentors do not teach golf, but rather focus on:
Golf Etiquette - Basic Rules of Golf - Pace of Play
Coordinators: Carole Mazzarella & Cathy Porter
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month,
May through August—Tee times begin at 5:00 pm
May 8th & 22nd, 2019
June 12th & 26th, 2019
July 10th & 24th, 2019
August 7th & 21st, 2019
2019 Par 3 Rates
Resident (with ID*) $11.00
Each player must have their own set of clubs
Pull-cart rentals are available for $5
*Golf ID $70/season
Volunteer Mentors needed -
To register: email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.chapters.lpgaamateurs.com/chapter/CTFA
Oak Hills is a Thursday afternoon league in Norwalk and captained by Kim Kingston.
There will be 3 sessions beginning May 9th, June 13th and July 25th.
For more information, please contact Kim Kingston @ KimKingston@att.net.
This league will start April 17th and runs through August 2019.
Tee times are 5:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. for mid June thru July.
For more information and availability, please contact Liza Hulit @ email@example.com.
Vails Grove is a pay as you go league, no commitment needed except to let Patty Davis know how many spots they need. Very relaxed group and everyone pays their own way weekly. No pressure and we try to help each other improve our game and learn the rules. Anyone that wishes to be added to the league e-mail list should e-mail Patty.
For more information, please contact the league coordinator Patty Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start Date: Wednesday - May 8th Tee times start at 4:45 p.m.
Saturday Morning League 2019
Here is information about our Saturday morning 9-hole league at Orange Hills Golf Club. We are happy to start our sixth year here at Orange Hills, and would be very pleased to have you join us. We are a league made up of women with diverse backgrounds and skills, both on and off the course, who are just a group of “Sisters with Swing” who love playing this wonderful game of golf.
We are excited about the league and will work to make each week fun, friendly and interactive with varying formats throughout the season, however, if you have ideas or suggestions, we will be interested in hearing them.
We will kick off the season with our first round of play on Saturday, April 27th. The season scheduled dates are below, with tee times from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You will note that the season is broken into (4) sessions. Prior to each session, we will send out a signup notice. You do not have to play in every session and you can sign up for the dates that work for you. You must register so that we may reserve your spot with the course. You will pay the course directly when you arrive to play. If you find that you cannot play on a Saturday that you have signed up for, please let us know so that we can adjust our reservation and numbers with the golf course.
Session I - 4/27,5/4,5/11,5/18 and 5/25
Session 2 - 6/8,6/15,6/22,6/29 and 7/6
Session 3 - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 and 8/17
Session 4 - 8/31, 9/7, 9/14. 9/21 and 9/28
Fees - $23.00 (walking). A cart is an additional $8.00 and is optional. First tee time is 10:00 a.m. (Please arrive, ready to play 15 minutes prior)
Here are a few things to remember this season:
After the cold winter, we are looking forward to enjoying good golf and good fun. Judy and the Orange Hills staff are eager to have us back and promise that Orange Hills will have available good food and Margarita’s or other refreshing beverages for after play.
Again welcome and we “Sisters with Swing” look forward to playing with you. We will be sending a league sign up form and information about our upcoming Chapter Kick-off.
LPGA AGA membership must be current throughout league sessions or you will not be able to play.
2019 LPGA Change in Golf Rules
The new USGA Rules of Golf go into effect on January 1, 2019. Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Rules of Golf Changes brochure that was created by the LPGA for the LPGA Tour players. Click here to view online videos created by the USGA. Links to the brochure and the videos are available at LPGAAmateurs.com under the "Events".https://lpgaamateurs.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LPGA-2019-Rules-Highlights.pdf?utm_source=LPGA+Amateur+Golf+Association+All+Members+List&utm_campaign=da6e1efeea-CONNECTIONS_2018_04_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_336fa93796-da6e1efeea-424228497
Why a Handicap?
Benefits of Having a Handicap:
THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE TO HAVING A HANDICAP!
What is an Index?
An index represents a player's potential scoring ability and is expressed as a number taken to one decimal place.
What is a Handicap?
A handicap is the specific number of strokes you need to play on a specific set of tees to adjust your score back to the level of scratch (i.e. Course Rating).
What is a Course Handicap?
A course handicap is the number of handicap strokes a player receives at the course being played. A course handicap is determined by applying her index number to a Slope Conversion Table.
What is a Slope Rating?
A slope rating reflects the relative playing difficulty of a course for a non-scratch golfer compared to a scratch golfer. The higher the Slope Rating, the greater the gap in expected scores between the scratch golf and the bogey golfer. A general rule is, the higher the course slope, the more difficult the course is to play.
What is a Gross Score?
A players actual score, stroke for stroke.
What is an Adjusted Score?
A player's gross score minus adjustments. This is using the maximum number of strokes a person with a handicap can post on any hole by using the Equitable Stroke Control table (see below). For example, if a person with a course handicap of 20 actually shoots a 10 on any one hole, after the round is completed, the person must adjust their score by -2 strokes when posting it for their handicap.
If you start but do not complete a hole (or are conceded a stroke), record the score you most likely would have made. This most likely score should be preceded by an "X" and should not exceed your Equitable Stroke Control limit (described later in this section). If you do not play a hole, your score for that hole will be par plus any handicap strokes which you are entitled to receive on that hole. When recording this hole score, precede the score with an "X". Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) sets a maximum number that you can post on any hole depending on your Course Handicap. ESC is only used when the actual or most likely score exceeds the maximum number based on the table below.
Equitable Stroke Control Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) sets a maximum number that you can post on any hole depending on your Course Handicap. ESC is only used when the actual or most likely score exceeds the maximum number based on the table below.
Max Strokes Per Hole
9 or Less
10 through 19
20 through 29
30 through 39
40 or More
If you have any questions, please email Jean at email@example.com.
Rules & Etiquette
The game of golf is unique in the sports world because there are no umpires, referees, or linesman watching to ensure the rules and courtesies are being followed by every player. Each golfer is her own referee and scorekeeper. We assess our own penalties, which makes that out of bounds ball twice as painful. It becomes our responsibility to know and follow the rules and etiquette of the game. The two elements of self-policing and etiquette make golf very different from other athletic events.
This can be quite a challenge especially for those that are also learning the mechanics such as the golf swing or how to putt. However, learning the etiquette is just as important for enjoying the game as learning the skills and rules. Common courtesies like who tees off first, where to place your bag when putting, and when to be quiet are an integral part of play. Only through understanding and concern for others can we be alert to all the situations that unfold on the course which affect ours and others enjoyment of the game.
The complete rules of golf can be found at http://www.USGA.org. The USGA web site has complete online listings of the Rules & Decisions as well as an online Rules Quiz and Rules FAQ.
The LPGA Amateur Golf Association also provides Pace of Play Guidelines that can be found on the LPGA Amateur Golf Association website.
The following is basic golf etiquette. Because etiquette is based on player's safety and consideration for others, situations not mentioned here can be handled well if both of these aspects are kept in mind.
General 'On the Course' Etiquette
On the Tee and in the Fairway
On and Around the Green
Golf Cart EtiquetteKnow cart rules before you play. Depending on the conditions and the weather, a course may not allow power carts on the fairway or may be enforcing the 90 degree rule. The 90 degree rule means that you should drive on the cart path until you are even with your ball. You should then drive straight out to your ball, hit, and then drive straight back to the cart path.
For members, more extensive etiquette guidelines are available in your New Member Orientation Handbook.
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Sponsor of Girls Golf
LPGA*USGA GIRLS GOLF of Fairfield County
The LPGA (Ladies’ Professional Golf Association) started the program in 1989 to introduce girls 7-17 years old to the game of golf. The LPGA and USGA partner to offer grant funds to sites around the country annually. Our local partner is the LPGA Amateurs Fairfield County chapter (EWGA) who supports the program through generous contributions.
Our site began in 2001 with 20 girls. Our numbers have grown each year and in 2018 we had over 120 girls involved.
Our program runs from April through September at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, CT. Director of Golf, Bobby Brown and his group of golf instructors teach our girls the mechanics of the golf swing using Tashua’s wonderful practice facility. Our girls receive instruction on golf equipment as well as rules & etiquette of the game. We meet “rain or shine” thanks to Tashua's new Miklus Junior Golf facility.
We split our group into Aces (7-8 yrs), Pars (9-10 yrs.), Birdies (11-12 yrs.) and Eagles (13-17 yrs.) groups so the girls get quality time with the golf instructors and plenty of time on the practice range, putting green and the golf course. During the spring, the groups meet on average three weeks on Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm for golf clinics. From June through August, Aces and Pars groups meet every other Tuesday while the Birdies and Eagles groups go out on the Glen course every Wednesday evening. In September we hold a 9-hole golf tournament for the girls and their adult partners.
Contact Kim Kingston for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information about the Fairfield County Chapter, please contact: