Match Play Series

California Cup

California Cup

The California Cup was created by an Orange County chapter member, Kathryn Freshley.  It is a yearly competition that is participated in by all 12 California/Nevada chapters.   Each chapter sends a 12-woman team.  You must play to a course handicap of 36.  This is a two-day event of match play that takes place each year.   The venue alternates between Northern and Southern California.  The price of the event includes a Friday night buffet and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  Each chapter has their own table.  All teams dress up in team colors.  

We have a great weekend planned with activities and golf events suitable for all levels of golfers.  We have the social events for any non-golfing guests who would like to join us as we celebrate the continuing growth of EWGA and Women’s Golf in California. THERE IS FUN FOR EVERYONE, so bring your family, golfing or non-golfing friends for a fun weekend in Carmel and on the Monterey Peninsula. 

The weekend event starts with a social activity on Friday evening at the selected Golf Club.  This activity provides an opportunity for all California Section members and guests to meet and network with the Chapter leaders and members from all of the California Chapters.  This activity will start at 5:00 pm with check-in.  A Rules Meeting for team captains will be held at 5:30 pm.  (Note: team members are welcome to participate in the rules meeting).  The no-host bar will open at 5:00 and the buffet dinner (such as Salmon and Prime Rib) will begin serving at 6:30 pm.

The golf activities have been established to be inclusive of all skill levels of our members and guests.  The cup tournament is match play patterned after the Solheim Cup using the same formats over the two days.  The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday morning with an 8:30 am shotgun start scheduled for each day.  Each Chapter can select up to twelve (12) members to represent them in this event.  Each team member will play to their respective current Index and their team captain will determine which member plays each format.  Each team member is required to play both competitive rounds.  On Saturday morning, the Foursomes (Alternate Shot) and Four Ball (Team Best Ball) formats will be played.  On Sunday morning, all matches will be Singles.  Each match, on both days, will be valued at one (1) point.  The winner of a match will gain one (1) point for their respective Chapter.  If the match ends in a draw, each Chapter will earn ½ point.  The California Cup will be awarded to the Chapter that earns the most match points.  The Tournament Committee will do the pairings for each match and will ensure that the handicap difference between competitors is minimized. The maximum allowable handicap index for a team member is 32 and any player with a higher index will play down to a 32.

On Saturday, a “Fun Golf Event” is planned for those members and guests who are not competing in the California Cup, but have come to to the event for the golf and social networking opportunities with the other members and guests.  This is a competitive activity and will be a low net stroke play event with awards for lowest gross, lowest net and closest to the pin.  The men and the women players will have separate competitions in the Closest-to-the-Pin competitions.  Tee times will be a sequential start.  Carts and range balls are included in the tournament fees.




EWGA Cup Series

EWGA Cup Series

The EWGA Cup is an amateur match play competition conducted under the direction of the EWGA Association Headquarters.  This event consists of 8 women  teams competing in four-ball and singles matches over 2 days of competition each round.   Each qualifier is limited to 16 teams, 4 of which will advance to the final round.  Qualifiers will be held during September and October.

The Pacific Qualifier will be held September location TBA.  Though the cost has not yet been published, it is generally around $250.  

The Championship/Final round will be held October at LPGA International Jones & Hills Course Daytona Beach, Florida.  The cost for the finals is generally between $450-500 for the entry and then the cost of travel, room, meals, etc.


All players who wish to compete in the EWGA Cup must meet the eligibility requirements.

*Four Ball Match Play - A match in which two players (a side) play their better ball against the better ball of two other players (the opposing side). 
All players play their own ball. The lower net score of the two players is the team score on the hole.

**Singles Match Play - A match in which one player plays against another player. Scoring is determined by a hole-by-hole competition. 


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