The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association’s objective is to promote, stimulate, organize and maintain interest and activity in golf among women in the State of New Hampshire.
What We Offer
- Connect with other women golfers
- Make new friends
- Play at golf clubs throughout the state
- Support the growth of women in golf
- Play for fun or enjoy a higher level of competition
Membership is open to females, with a GHIN handicap index of 54.0 or less, issued by a NHWGA recognized New Hampshire Golf Club.
Annual membership fee is $30.00. The fee is waived for Juniors (younger than 18 years old as of June 1, of the current season) and Active Duty Military.
During the summer months we offer over 40 events. Beginning in late May right through the month of September we offer you the chance to play different New Hampshire courses. Our regular “Tuesday” friendly competitions are 18-hole gross and net events.
Four times a year we offer specialties. These are team events, some are “pick your own partner” and others we let the computer pick the teams.
Also, we host mixed team events one Sunday per month. You can create you own team. The team must include two men and two women.
The premier events of the summer are the NHWGA Amateur Championship, the Senior, Legend and Classic Championships, and the Junior Girls Championship.
It was back in 1923 that the women members of the Cochecho Country Club in Dover invited women from clubs in other parts of New Hampshire to a tournament. Mrs. A. B. Jenks, of the Manchester Country Club decided to form the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association.
In 1930, the association decided to go it alone and broke its connection with the state golf association. Their yearly series of golfing meets at members’ courses and annual tournaments continued until the war years, when all activities were suspended because of gasoline rationing and the women’s work in civilian defense and allied war services. Coming back stronger than ever, the association today reflects the nation-wide upsurge of interest in the sport among women.