There are numerous activities and competitions that are open to women statewide if you are a golf member of a private club with an established handicap. Some events require certain handicaps but others are open to everyone. Often, the events will have different flights based on handicap. As the schedules and information are released for future tournaments, we will share this information with you.
Women’s Golfing Division (AKA 18-hole Group) – This is an 18-hole group which has been in existence at OC&GC since 1926. Organized play is held each Tuesday from April through September, with friendly competition, offering an opportunity to get to know other golfers, stay up to date on the rules of golf and participate in season-long competitions with awards given at our Annual Stagette which is held in October. For more information, call Renée Lewis, Captain at 360-789-6626 or Julie Goldsmith, Assistant Captain at 360582-7021.
Forty-Niners Women’s Golf– This is a very friendly, non-competitive golfing group at OCGC comprised of women of all skill levels from beginner to expert – with a focus on having a good time by supporting each other with a friendly and encouraging game of nine-hole golf. There are also season long competitions with awards given at the end of the season. For more information, call Captain, MaryAnn Shepard at (360) 515-0998.
Puget Sound Women’s Golf Association – This is a well-established group that plays one Monday a month. The minimum handicap index is 36 and there is an annual fee of $10 and then $40 for each event you participate in. For $40, you get 18 holes of golf at the host club with lunch and prize money that is credited to your home course. The participating clubs are Olympia Country and Golf Club, Indian Summer Golf Club, Kitsap Golf Club, Linden Golf Club, Canterwood Golf Club, Wing Point Golf Club and Fircrest Golf Club. You must participate in one Monday event to be eligible for the PSWGA two-day championship that is held in September. That cost is usually $100 for two days of golf.
Ladies Night Out—This is open to all levels of golfers. That’s right, whether you are just starting, picking up the game again or an avid player. We want all to participate. This is about growing the game and having fun!
Time: 5:30 pm Wine & Mingling—Mini Clinic starts at 5:45 pm
What: Glass of House Wine (red or white)!!! Mini clinic that will provide tips and rules. Followed with a 5-hole fun golf game. Commencing with a no-host bar and food gathering at The Terrace on the Green.
- May 11 -Basics overview, grip, posture, alignment, stance
- June 8 – Drivers
- July 13 — Putting
- Aug 3—Uneven Lies
- Sept 14 – Chipping/Pitching
Team – Team is a monthly tournament played among six private clubs – Olympia, Tacoma, Indian Summer, Kitsap, Canterwood and Fircrest. Play is Match play, not Stroke play. Each team from the clubs that participate has eight players and two alternates. Players must be placed on the team in handicap order. Some of the rules are that each member must have a current handicap of at least five scores posted at her home club within the last 12 months; each member must post at least ten scores a year; maximum converted slope handicap is 25 and anyone having a higher handicap must sacrifice the required strokes; and player must be a golf member of their club.
Washington State Golf Association (WAgolf) has events for men and women. There are multiple opportunities to enter fun and serious competition put on by WAgolf. For questions, go online to the wsga.org or call 1-800-643-6410.