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. Blackledge also offers a Practice facility that features:
40 hitting stations, dedicated lesson tee, short game and chipping area with practice bunker, practice fairway bunker, 7,500 sf putting green, target greens and bunkers!
Our 18-hole group plays every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings with preferred morning tee times (approx. 8:30 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 golf USGA Handicap Index, part of your membership dues will go towards getting you a GHIN number (Golf Handicap Index Number).
With the World Handicap System, a player would get her handicap index once she has played and posted scores for 54 holes. (That would be any combination of 9’s and 18’s that total 54 holes).
Each tournament day you will pay standard greens fees, plus a $5.00 tournament fee. $4 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.
While SNEWGA membership is optional this year, we wholeheartedly hope that each of you will recognize the value and benefit of supporting this organization. For $20 you can play at many of Connecticut’s best private, semi-private and public courses at discounted rates. You and other BWGA members can represent our club at various events. You can participate in exciting/fun tournaments with formats for all abilities and handicaps and you can enjoy individual competition events sectioned by ages and handicapped flights. But most importantly, you will have the opportunity to meet and play with over 400+ women golfers from the other 40+ SNEWGA member clubs throughout Connecticut.
Let’s all Support Womens Golf!
Check out the 2023 SNEWGA Schedule
BWGA membership is great way to meet new friends and play some great golf! If you are interested in joining our fun and exciting league, please feel free to contact us or fill out our registration form and start making tee times!