Fairfield County Chapter
Upcoming Events
October 4 LAKE OF ISLES, North Stonington, CT
Sponsored by Rhode Island Chapter

Note: All events are open to all Fairfield Chapter members.
We will continue to track and communicate our Events Schedule and provide updates as they are known.
We want to remind you that all members play at their own risk, and everyone should review and adhere to local, state and government advisories.
Please check out our web site for other LPGA-A competitive events.
Chapter News and Announcements
  • Congratulations to Fairfield County for winning the Inter-Chapter Championship against Westchester. 
    Wining Scores: Fairfield 10.5 vs. 
    Westchester 5.5

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    Fairfield County Chapter places FIRST at the 2020 New England Cup!

    Captain Christy Machan was joined by Barbara Budnick, Doreen Brown-Wade, Jacki Bucca, Kim Moedjio, Mary Ellen Patzuk & Wendy Woolf!

    Well done ladies!

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    The Central CT Chapter placed second making it a CT sweep in Boston!
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Association News and Announcements
  • The LPGA Tour is playing the #DRIVEON Championship at Reynolds Plantation, Lake Oconee October 22-25, 2020.  The LPGA Amateur Golf Association, LPGA Professionals, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and The LPGA Foundation will be recognized and celebrated as part of the #DRIVEON Championship.  Friday, October 23, 2020, is LPGA Amateur Golf Association day at the Championship!  You will see Pin Flags with the LPGA Amateur Logo, you will see PSA’s about the LPGA Amateurs and you will hear the commentators talking about YOU and YOUR association – the LPGA Amateurs!  Make sure to set your DVR’s for this Friday, October 23, 2020!  #DRIVEON
  • Join in the fun as we celebrate the winners and all the teams that participated in the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble during the past two weeks. Monday, Sept 14 at 7:00pm EDT. Members and guests can watch on LPGA Amateurs Facebook (no Facebook account is needed to watch)
  • Come join us for a once in a lifetime LPGA Amateurs Solheim Cup Experience
    at Toledo, Ohio on September 3-7, 2021. This event has limited space and early-bird pricing will go until November 2, 2020. Click here for more details and registration.  *This special event excludes the virtual membership type*
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.  
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