Welcome to the web home of the Blackledge Women’s Golf Association (BWGA). Our league has been active since 1966 and we play at Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, CT, which is conveniently located only 12 miles from Glastonbury, Manchester, Colchester and only 16 miles from Hartford and Rocky Hill.
Our 18 hole group plays every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings with preferred morning tee times (approx. 9 AM) each day. We play a different tournament format each day beginning in April and running right thru October. Plus we are able to rotate our play between two beautiful and distinctive course layouts – Anderson’s Glen and Gilead Highlands.
Once you join BWGA, you can play as often as your schedule permits, as there is no obligation to play every week. You can walk or ride and if you don’t yet have a USGA Handicap Index, part of your membership dues will go towards getting you a GHIN # (Golf Handicap Index Number) and after playing five 18 hole rounds you will get a handicap index.
Each tournament day you will pay standard greens fees, plus a $5.00 tournament fee. $4.00 of that tournament fee gets pooled and awarded to the winners of that day’s tournament and $1.00 of it goes to pay “Kickers”, so even if you aren’t having your best round, you can still get a payout. The tournament formats are varied and there is always at least one gross and one net payout (more depending on the number of people in the tournament) and there is always a chance for anyone to win. All payouts are in the form of Pro Shop credit.
Additionally your BWGA membership dues entitle you to enter tournaments hosted by the Southern New England Women’s Golf Association (SNEWGA), which hosts a variety of women’s tournaments at venues all across the state. Check out their schedule for 2016.
BWGA membership is great way to meet new friends and get some exercise at the same time! If you are interested in joining our fun and exciting league, please feel free to contact us or fill out our registration form.