- Membership -
SDCWGA provides 3
different types of membership:
- is available to any woman's club within San Diego County
organized to supervise golf activities for amateur women golfer
on course rated in accordance with USGA approved procedures.
Membership is limited to one 18-hole and one 9-hole club from
each course. Benefits and services provide to Member Clubs
- A USGA
handicap index for all women's club members. (USGA handicap
indexes may be issued only through an Association authorized
by USGA to rate courses and issue USGA handicap indexes.
- USGA course
rating for your golf course
rules assistance, with yearly handicap seminars.
- The USGA
Rules of Golf assistance and interpretation, including
Representation at USGA meetings - an avenue of communication
between the USGA and your club.
Representation at the California Women's Golf Council,
composed of the five major women's golf association in
California (SDCWGA, WPLGA, WSCGA, PWGA and WGANC
Membership - Any woman's golfing organization located in
San Diego County but not associated directly with the existing women's golf club at a golf course facility, or any women's golf
club located outside San Diego County but within the United
States and within 200 miles of the San Diego county boundary may
apply for Associate Club membership provided the dub/group meets
the requirements set forth in the Associate Club Bylaws.
- Any amateur member of a women's golf club handicapped by a
Women's Association, that meets the requirements of SDCWGA club
membership may join SDCWGA as an individual member. Her club
may be a member any other Women's Golf Association. Benefits
and services provided to Individual Members include:
to participate in our monthly Field Day events, Major
Tournaments (SDCWGA Championship, Better Ball of Partners
Championship) Mitzi Brown Memorial, and our annual
Roam from Home event.
Handbook containing calendar of events, entry
forms and SDCWGA policy and procedures.
Rules of Golf and Handicap Seminar
Course Rating -
Authorized by the
United States Golf Association to provide USGA course
and slope ratings, SDCWGA,
has established regional rating teams for women
countywide. A service offered free to member clubs,
teams will routinely visit and evaluate courses,
according to the USGA system. A newly constructed
course will be re-rated once every three years for a
period of nine years, due to rapid changes occurring
during the first few years. Existing
courses will be put on a re-rating schedule of ten years
or less, as recommended by the USGA, even if there have
not been any changes during that period.
shall be predicated on observance of the Rules of Golf.
Local Rules must be consistent with USGA Policy.
- Handicap -
A Handicap Index issued by an
authorized golf association such as SDCWGA, indicates a
skill and reflects a players
scoring ability. A players handicap index travels from
course to course
and will determine the number
of strokes a player receives depending upon the length
of the course played.
Women golfers who belong to
SDCWGA through one of its member clubs are eligible to
handicap index sanctioned by
the USGA and updated on the 1st and 15th of each month.
- Publications and
County Capers, published quarterly is
SDCWGA's official publication.
SDCWGA's Web site
also an outstanding resource. The site offers online entry
to our events, tournament pairings and results, online score
posting and direct access to SDCWGA member's handicap records.
Rules of Golf Presentations
Rules of Golf
presentations are conducted annually by SDCWGA and national
rules officials, providing in-depth study for a nominal fee. A
short rules program for club functions is also offered.
Additionally, experts are available to answer rules disputes
that may arise as well as giving advice.
Guest Speakers -
Speaker service is
available for club meetings or special gatherings to discuss
member services or other appropriate topics.
As a part of the USGA
family, SDCWGA acts as a liaison, monitoring issues of
importance to member clubs, conducting USGA qualifying rounds
and processing applications for reinstatement of amateur status.
In addition, the association acts as a liaison to other state
groups, including the SCGA, WSCGA, WPLGA, WGANC and WPLGA.