Tournament Descriptions

Best-Ball

An 18-hole low net tournament for teams of two players with a maximum combined handicap index of 60.8 and a maximum individual limit of 40.4. Players will score one net best ball of the two.

Chapman Scotch

An 18-hole low net tournament for teams of two players with a maximum combined handicap index of 60.8 and a maximum individual limit of 40.4.  Alternate shot play.  Each player drives the ball.  The players then hit each other’s drive.  They then select one ball to be played in, alternating shots until the ball is holed out.

CWGA Home Days

An 18-hole low net / low gross tournament played by CWGA MEMBERS ONLY at their home club. Certificates are awarded for the top three places in both net and gross categories. Only in this CWGA event may participants follow the local rules of their own club. The home club association may govern handicap limit.

CWGA Open

An 18-hole low net / low gross tournament for individual players with a handicap index of 40.4 or lower.  Stroke Play.

EAST vs WEST Cup

An 18-hole low net tournament for teams of two players with a maximum combined handicap index of 60.8 and a maximum individual limit of 40.4.  Players will sign up as a twosome representing either the EAST or the WEST. Please be sure that each player is from the same group. (see below)

EAST is comprised of the following clubs: Beechmont, Canterbury, Chagrin Valley, Country, Kirtland, Mayfield Sand Ridge, and Shaker.

WEST is comprised of the following clubs: Avon Oaks, Barrington, Columbia Hills, Elyria, Lake Forest, Lakewood, and Westwood.

THE CHALLENGE: Teams of two players from the EAST will compete against teams of two players from the WEST.

THERE ARE TWO COMPONENTS TO THIS GAME

MATCH PLAY FORMAT:
Holes 1 through 9 are played as a best ball format. Players will score one net best ball of the two.

Holes 10 through 18 will be a Shamble format. Each player drives the ball. The players select the drive to use and then play their own ball in from that point. Players will score one net best ball of the two.

The team that scores the lowest net ball per hole scores one point. If the net score for any hole is the same, then the hole is halved. There are 18 points available per match. After all matches are complete, points will be tallied for both sides and a winning side declared.

LOW-NET FORMAT:
Teams must complete and score all holes following the same format for holes 1 through 9 and holes 10 through 18. The team will score one net best ball per hole for an 18-hole low-net tournament score. If a team does not complete a hole, they will not qualify for the individual prizes to be awarded.

NOTE:
In the event there is an uneven number of teams from one side or the other registered; preference for the match play format will be given based on date entry received.

All registered players will be eligible to play in the low-net format.

Odd Ball

An 18-hole low net tournament. Players will sign up as a twosome and will be paired with another twosome to create one 4-person team. Maximum combined handicap index per twosome is 60.8 with a maximum individual handicap index of 40.4.  The team will score one net best ball on the odd-numbered holes and two net best balls on the even-numbered holes.

Stableford

An 18-hole low net tournament for teams of two players with a maximum combined handicap index of 60.8 and a maximum individual limit of 40.4.  Players will score one net best ball of the two.

They will then score their best net ball as follows:

  • Net Double Bogey or higher scores NO points
  • Net Bogey scores 1 point
  • Net Par scores 2 point
  • Net Birdie scores 4 points
  • Net Eagle scores 6 points
  • Net Double Eagle or better scores 8 points

Swing into Spring Shamble

An 18-hole low net tournament. Players will sign up as a twosome and will be paired with another twosome to create one 4-person team. Maximum combined handicap index per twosome is 60.8 with a maximum individual handicap index of 40.4.  Each player drives the ball.  The team will select which drive to use and then each player will play their own ball in from that point.  The team must use at least three drives from each player.  The team will score two net best balls of the foursome for each hole.

Two Ball

An 18-hole low net tournament. Players will sign up as a twosome and will be paired with another twosome to create one 4-person team.  Maximum combined handicap index per twosome is 60.8 with a maximum individual handicap index of 40.4.  The team will score two net best balls of the foursome for each hole.

Trophy Events – (All trophies are traveling for one year)

CWGA Championship

A four-day tournament comprised of an 18-hole stroke play qualifying round the first day followed by three days of match play. Players are then paired for the match play rounds based on their qualifying round scores. The championship flight shall be comprised of 16 players. All other flights will have 8 players. Players are guaranteed three games. The winner of the championship flight receives a trophy and a prize. Flight winners and runners-up receive prizes.

EAST vs WEST Cup

Teams of two players from the East will compete against teams of two players from the West in a match play format.  A trophy will be awarded to the side accumulating the most match play points.

Tri-League Invitational

Sponsored jointly since 1964 by the Cleveland Women’s Golf Association, the Greater Cleveland Golf Association, and the Suburban Ladies Golf Association. An 18-hole low gross invitational tournament open to the twenty-five lowest handicap members from each of these three Associations. The winner receives the Jack Clowser Trophy, a gift certificate, and jewelry. The Jane Artale bracelet is awarded to a player by blind draw.

TEAM Play

The team with the highest point total for the year wins the TEAM Championship Trophy. The Runner-Up Trophy is awarded to the second-place team. The team having most improved its standing from the previous season receives the Most Improved Team Trophy. Commemorative plaques are awarded to teams finishing 1 through 5 and most improved.

Recognition Trophies – (All trophies are traveling for one year)

CWGA Cup

This trophy is presented to that individual who accrues the highest number of points through both her participation and places of finish in this year’s tournaments.

President’s Cup

This trophy is presented to that individual who has the lowest gross score average for any two rounds of stroke play in the following events: the CWGA Open, Tri-League, and the Qualifying Round of the CWGA Championship.

NOTE: No one individual may win both trophies in a given year.  The President’s Cup will take precedence over the CWGA cup.