EWGA Championship Tournament

Stay Tuned for 2017 Championship Information...

Did you know the EWGA Championship is the largest women's amateur golf competition in the world?  Over 2400 women at all levels participate each year. As a member of the Rochester Region NY EWGA, you can start your journey to the National Final Competition  at Lake Shore Country Club on Saturday, July 23, 2016.  Below is everything you need to know about play formats, registration, schedules and times and locations.


Registration:               9:00-10:00 AM

Rules Meeting:            10:00-10:45 AM

First Tee Time:           11:00 AM

Appetizers & Awards Immediately after the Tournament



The Championship offers two different competitive formats: Stroke Play Competition and Inter-Chapter Team Scramble Competition. You select the competitive format that best fits your game, personality and skill level. 



Stroke play competitors play in one of five flights at the Chapter Championship qualifying event based upon their USGA Handicap Index. You'll be paired with and you are competing against players with similar handicaps.   Download the stroke play details here:

Stroke Play Participant Information 



Inter-Chapter scramble teams consist of four (4) women who meet the eligibility requirements to play in the EWGA Championship.  The team "handicap factor" is established based on the USGA Handicap Index of all four players. You will form your own team and choose a team captain.  Download the scramble team details here:

Scramble Play Participant Information



The CHAMPIONSHIP is comprised of three stages:   Chapter, Semifinal, and National.  You start right here in Rochester by playing in our local chapter championship.  

  • This year's event is being played at one of our sponsor courses, Lake Shore Country club in Greece, NY on Saturday, July 23.  
  • The Northeast Semifinal will be played at Orchard Creek Golf club in Altamount, NY, just west of Albany and south of Schenectady, on Saturday, August 13th(www.orchardcreek.com).  
  • The National Finals will be held at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia on Friday & Saturday, October 14-15(www.lansdowneresort.com)

The Low Gross and Low Net player from each flight are automatically invited to advance to the next stage of the competition.  If that winner declines to play in the next stage of the competition, the player next in line is invited.  Even though you may win your flight, you're not required to advance to the semifinals or finals. We have many players who compete at the chapter level only.



Registration includes golf, cart, range balls, rules meeting, goodie bags and favors, lunch at the turn, and appetizers and awards at the end of the day. 


Registration is a one-step process.  All players register for their local Chapter Championship on the national EWGA website.


New this year are two new award categories to recognize Senior (ages 55-69) and Super Senior players (ages 70 and above).  Senior players compete within their respective flights for low gross and low net awards and may also be eligible for the new Senior Award categories, both issued for low gross only. During Championship registration players interested in Senior Awards are required to provide their birth date and indicate desire of recognition. The participant's age, on day of competition, determines eligibility for the specific category.


The registration fee is $95 and includes the National registration fee of $50 and the local registration fee of $45.  To register on the EWGA National website,  go to www.ewga.com  and sign in;  click on Event Registration on the left side; Select 2016 EWGA Championship Entry and follow the instructions.  



 No exceptions!


Who can compete?  Any EWGA member in good standing with an established handicap.


Who am I competing against?  The tournament is flighted which means you are competing against players with similar handicaps and skill levels. 


What handicap is used?  Your handicap as of July 1stwill determine your flight.  Individual stroke players must have an index below 40.4. 


What if I don't have a handicap? Handicap service is included free with your EWGA membership.  Go towww.ewga.com, click on Member Clubhouse, and then click Handicap. Once you've posted scores from five 18-hole rounds or ten 9-hole rounds (or a combination) you'll receive an official handicap. Any questions or problems with handicap, please email Wendy Bolton,handicap@ewgarochesterny.com


When must I decide?  Registration deadline isTuesday, July 5 (no exceptions).


How do I sign up?  Registration this year is totally paperless.  See instructions above.