Fairfield County Chapter

Fairfield County

Feb 12, 2019, 13:08 PM
Chapter Full Name : Fairfield County
State : CT
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS.....................

April 13th - Tee-Off Luncheon - Tashua Knolls - Trumbull, CT

League Start Dates
Orange Hills - April 27
Tashua Mondays - April 29
Tashua Tuesdays - April 30
Fairchild Wheeler - May 1
Mentor League - May 8
Oak Hills - May 9
Longshore - June 17
More Info to come..........

May 18th - Newport National - Battle for Par

Spring Fling: June 1st - Fox Hopyard and June 2 - Lake of Isles

June 4th - Women's Golf Day Invitational - Tashua Knolls - Trumbull, CT

June 9 - Links at Uniondale - Charity Outing hosted by Westchester County Chapter

June 29th - New England Cup hosted by Central CT Chapter at Hopmeadow CC- Simsbury,CT

July 13th - Chapter Championship - Richter Park - Danbury, CT

July 18-21 Girls Golf Weekend @ Mt Snow Resort, Vermont

July 28 -  Inter-League Play Central CT - Oxford Greens - Oxford CT 

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:

  • Organized golf: leagues, outings, regional & LPGA Amateurs competitive events, golf experiences and trips
  • Golf education, instruction and clinics
  • Social and networking events
  • Free entrance (member plus one guest) to all LPGA, Symetra, and LPGA Legends Tour events in the US and Canada
  • Discounts on apparel, equipment, travel, greens fees and more

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
Mamaroneck, NY
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.

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer for this prestigious tournament, please contact Wendy Woolf at presidentLPGAAmateursFairfield@gmail.com.


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                                 

League Chairs:                                     

Tashua Monday:                                       Marianne Elliot

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
    original receipt.
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
    efforts fail.

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.




Hawaiian Luau Tee-Off Luncheon

April 13th, 2019

Time: 12 to 4 p.m.

Cost: $42.00 per person

Location: Tashua Knolls Golf Course
40 Tashua Knolls Lane
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
(203) 452-5186

This year's theme will be Hawaiian Luau.
Time to get your most colorful outfits ready for the season!
Swing those golf skirts into the Hula.
Please bring your friends that may be interested in learning more about
LPGA Amateur Golf Association!

Raffle Prizes
League Sign-ups
Vendors to include:
New Haven Tea
Send a Smile Cards
Plum Gems
Clare Haire
Pampered Chef
Thirty One
Healing, Balance and Speech Center

Click here to register


Girls Golf Weekend
Mount Snow, Vermont
July 18-21, 2019

Don't miss this fun weekend. Contact Arisleyda Riehl at
arisleydariehl@gmail.com for more information.

Tashua Par-Tee Mondays
Trumbull, CT

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 elliotts46@aol.com.
Start date: April 29th

Westport, CT

Monday afternoon League starting  June 17th.

Cost is $125 for 5 week session. Golf carts extra - $20 per two players.

2019 Signup sheet coming soon.

For more information, please contact Jill Bregy at jrbregy@mindspring.com.

Tashua Knolls Tuesday
Trumbull, CT

This league runs three sessions beginning April 30th. Rita Skog is the league coordination and can be contacted for more information at Ritaskog@Hotmail.com.

Registration form coming soon.

Fairchild Wheeler
Bridgeport, CT

This league will begin May 1st and runs for two sessions.
 Fairchild Wheeler league sheet coming soon! 


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 
Non-Resident $16.00
*Golf ID 

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 coporter @snet.net or cmazza0217@aol.com
For more information: www.chapters.lpgaamateurs.com/chapter/CTFA 

Oak Hills
Norwalk, CT

Oak Hills is a Thursday afternoon league in Norwalk and captained by Kim Kingston.
Starting Date: May 9th
2019 Oak Hills league sheet coming soon. 
 For more information, please contact Kim Kingston - email to: KimKingston@att.net.

Sterling Farms
Stamford, CT

This league will start in April/May and runs through August 2019.  DATES to be announced soon!  Tee times are 5:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. for mid June thru July.

For more information,  please contact Liza Hulit @ mailto:ephulit@gmail.com

Vails Grove

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.  Her e-mail is pattydavis@optonline.net.

More information to come as to start date. Tee times start at 4:45 p.m. 

Orange Hills
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:

  • Check in with Coordinators (Pat or Donna) &/or Starter before going to the first Tee.
  • In the event of bad weather, contact the golf course. If the course is open, we will play.
  • Please advise League Coordinators if you cannot play by 5:00PM on Thursday before play. Also, advise if you have arranged for a substitute. Substitutes must be LPGA AGA members.
  • League members are encouraged to establish & maintain their handicap. To play in the League Championship you will be required to have a handicap to participate. Go to www.lpgaamateursfairfieldct.com to sign in, register & post your scores. If you have a handicap from playing in another league, you may present your handicap card and use that handicap for tournament play.

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.

Orange Hills Captains

Pat Worthy - cell (203) 494-8702 e-mail: pworthy@snet.net

Donna Pantin-Worrell  (H) (203-931-1632/Cell (203) 640-5934  e-mail: donna.worrell@prodigy.net


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".


                                                   Why a Handicap?
Benefits of Having a Handicap:  

  • Handicaps are a gauge of the golfers skill level.
  • Handicaps allow a player to compete on a level playing field with players at other levels.
  • Handicaps provide a barometer of a golfers progress of improvement over time.
  • Handicaps challenge a golfer to give it her best when playing.
  • Handicaps become a personal badge of accomplishment.
  • Handicaps allow players to compete in EWGA championship events.
  • Handicaps can be established using scores from 9-hole or 18-hole play.


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.

Adjusting Scores:

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.  


Your Handicap

Max Strokes Per Hole

9 or Less

Double Bogey

10 through 19


20 through 29


30 through 39


40 or More




If you have any questions, please email Jean at handicap@lpgaamateurs.com.

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For More Information about the Fairfield County Chapter, please contact:

E-mail: infolpgaamateursfairfield@gmail.com

Phone: 203-803-4620

Fairfield County, CT
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