Fairfield County Chapter
COVID-19 Update: We will continue to follow Federal, State and local COVID-19 guidelines as we plan our activities. Stay Safe!
Upcoming Events
Outing Events

Our social outing events have concluded for the 2021 playing season. Thank you to all who participated! Looking forward to some more great events next year!
                               

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • Message from Gina Acri, Golf's Golf Site Director:

    As Site Director for Girls Golf at Tashua Knolls Golf Course, we are pleased to announce that the Girls Golf program received a participation grant from LPGA in the amount of $2,750. In addition to the grant money we were able to donate an additional $415 raised during our golf outing this year. 
    We had approximately 110 girls ages 5 - 17 participate over a 16 week period Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from Spring to mid Summer.
    I would like to thank Rhea Adler, Marianne Elliot and Lisa Longwell for helping me with checking in the girls each session, distributing Girls Golf goodie bags and assisting the coaches with the training.
    This is a growing program nationwide and LPGA is very focused on supporting and promoting it for the future of women’s golf. Bobby Brown PGA director of golf at Tashua Knolls is looking to double our participants to 200 in 2022 and therefore, I would urge you all to volunteer for at least one session during the season to understand how valuable this program is to the future of women’s golf. I promise you sharing the excitement during the training sessions with the girls is very rewarding.

    - Gina Acri 
Association News and Announcements
  • We made a TikTok account! - That's right! We made a TikTok account! Make sure to give us a follow and let us know what type of content YOU would like to see. Click here for our TikTok link!
  • You are invited to the Virtual Solheim Cup Watch Party this weekend, September 4-6! - Join with the LPGA Women's Network community and experience the biggest event in women's golf! Post your pictures and stories at #SolheimCupWatchParty and on the LPGA Amateurs Facebook Member Private pageTwitterInstagram, and TikTok
  • Play in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble and Support the LPGA Foundation! - Join in the fun of playing in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble and support the Women on Par Scholarship Fund and the Renee Powell Grant Fund. This unique event raised over $56,000 in 2020 and with your participation, together we can raise even more this year! Gather your team to play in this fun 4-person scramble at your favorite course between Sept 10 - 26, 2021. Team members who are not current LPGA Amateurs members will receive a complimentary LPGA Amateurs Virtual Membership that is valid through the end of 2021! LPGA Partners will also have special offers and discounts throughout the event as well as multiple prizes for low gross/low net! 
Member Benefits

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

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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
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The USGA will adapt the World Golf Handicap System beginning January 1st, 2020.    There will be many changes to the current handicap system, but here are the key points to know:

Handicap Index - Your handicap index will be calculated on you eight best scores of your 20 most recent rounds(previously ten best scores).    Your handicap index will most likely come down a little, but so will everyone else's.   Your golf handicap is meant to be a measure of your potential (better rounds) and the USGA estimates that players will play to or beat their handicap about 20% of the time with the new formula.  

Maximum Score per Hole for Posting - The previous Equitable Stroke Control table is now gone, and replaced with a simple formula.   With the new handicap system,  Net Double Bogey will be the highest score golfers can take for posting purposes.  

Daily Handicap Revisions - Your golf handicap will now be revised every day instead of twice a month.     With the new system, it is very important that golfers post their scores on the same day the round is played.    

Handicap Safeguards - The new handicap system factors in a players low handicap index of the previous 12 months.   Once a players index rises three shots above that low, further upward movement will be slowed and eventually capped at 5 strokes.   There will be no limit to downward movement.  
Volunteer
It’s no secret - our Chapter is awesome and does amazing things both at the grassroots level and for the game of golf. By stepping up as a volunteer, you aren’t just positively impacting the Chapter and its members - the Chapter is also positively impacting the community and the game of golf as a whole. Please consider helping us with any of the following volunteer opportunities!
 
Open Volunteer Positions Come Join Us!
 
  • Marketing and Sponsorship Director
  • Education and Clinics Coordinator
Committees that can always use Volunteers
  • GolfEvents
  • SocialMedia
  • EducationClinics 
  • GirlsGolf
If any of these positions sounds interesting or you would like more information, please contact Sue Haley at sue.haley@pb.com.