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

We look forward to creating opportunities to play at great regional courses in Connecticut and New York.

There are still challenges with some golf course restrictions.  Here’s our tentative date and location plans for the 2021 Season.

May 22nd
         Fox Hopyard Golf Outing - Stroke Play Net Competition, Longest           Drive, Closest to the Pin
Tee times begin at Noon
Limit of 36 – register soon

Buffett Dinner immediately after – sheltered outdoor terrace seating
Rate:  $110.00/pp Includes Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Buffet Dinner, Awards, 50/50
Friends, partners, husbands, significant others welcome
Register Here!


June 1
               Women’s Day at Tashua Knolls

June 27             Central Chapter Invitation at Twin Hills Country Club, Coventry, CT

July 10 / 17       Lyman Orchard Summer Event Middlefield, CT

August 21 / 28   Fairfield Chapter Invitation at Fox Hopyard, East Haddem, CT, or Fairview Farms, Harwinton, CT

August 29th     The LPGA Amateur Chapters of Northern NJ, Central NJ, Coastal NJ, Long Island NY, Westchester NY, New York City, NY and Fairfield CT are organizing the
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st Tri State Scramble Event

September       Golf Equinox Event at Richter Park, Danbury, CT, or Ridgefield Golf Course, Ridgefield, CT                            

Note: some of our favorite courses are still not planning Outings.  This may change at COVID vaccinations proceed and the virus transmission drops.
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Inter-Chapter Competitive Events

 

NE cup - June 19th

Tri-state event - August 29th

Match play with Westchester - September 12th

Chapter News and Announcements
Association News and Announcements
  • 2021 Women on Par Scholarship applications available now! These scholarships are intended for women, ages 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time, or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelors degree.  In 2021, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $2,000 Women on Par scholarship and one (1) $1,000 Women on Par scholarship. The scholarship application will remain open until 200 applications are received or April 1, 2021,  whichever occurs first. Click here to read more about Women on Par Scholarship. Please share the scholarship information with women you know who meet the eligibility requirements!
  • Registration for the 2021 LPGA Amateurs Regional Cup Qualifiers will begin on Wednesday, March 31! Similar to the other LPGA Amateurs 2021 Competitive Events, there is not a race to register for the Nine Regional Cup Qualifiers that will be held across the country beginning in June. Information about the registration process and other details for the Cup Series and all other LPGA Amateurs events can be found in the Member Clubhouse under Golf Events.  Please note to register and participate in Association-wide and Chapter events, your 2021 membership must be current.
  • LPGA Amateurs Exclusive Members Only Webinar and Facebook Live Events! Be sure to check out the tips for getting ready for the season; CardioGolf, Yoga, mental preparation and more are available in the Member Clubhouse, Webinar/Facebook Live, ON Demand Section! 
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

View all member benefits

Access the Member Clubhouse to view benefit details (members only)

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.

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2021 U.S. Senior Women's Open Volunteers Needed!
Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, CT July 29-Aug. 1st 2021
Brooklawn Country Club will host the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship from July 29 – August 1. Approximately 600 dedicated individuals comprise the Volunteer Program for the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open! It is their goal to provide each volunteer with a unique and exciting experience during the championship. 
 
As a volunteer, your $85 fee (a $316 value) entitles you to: 
  • Entrance to event all days
  • 2 Championship Logoed Golf Shirts
  • 1 Rain Poncho
  • 1 Piece of headwear (Ball Cap or Visor)
  • 1 Water Bottle
  • 1 Volunteer Pin
  • Breakfast and Lunch on the days you volunteer
For more information visit the USGA website: https://www.usga.org/championships/2021/u-s--senior-women-s-open/2021-us-senior-womens-open-volunteers-brooklawn.html
Use code: BCC to register to volunteer