SNEWGA was first organized in 1956.  Today SNEWGA numbers 30 member clubs and its program includes Round Robin, Pro-Lady, Team Day, Invitational, Fall Cup Matches, Seniors Championships and Tournament of Champions.  Membership in SNEWGA affords participants the opportunity for competitive golf; improving our game while building new friendships as we meet and play with active members of other clubs throughout Connecticut.  Each member club is required to host a major tournament or invitational every two years.


PAR TREE:  Only pars from Tournament play at Tallwood may be posted.  This is for high handicappers only; eighteen holers with handicaps 35 to 40; nine holers with handicaps 18 to 30.

BIRDIE TREE:  Only birdies from Tournament play at Tallwood may be posted.  Everyone is eligible.

RINGER CARDS: Only scores from Tournament play at Tallwood may be posted, and must be attested by another member.  This year-long tournament will be flighted.  Cut-off date to be determined by the Tournament Committee.


WATER HAZARD: Any sea, lake, pond, river, ditch, surface drainage ditch or other open water course (regardless of whether or not it contains water), and anything of a similar nature.  All ground or water within the margin of a water hazard, whether or not it be covered with any growing substance, is part of the water hazard.  The margin of a water hazard is deemed to extend vertically upwards and downwards.

LATERAL WATER HAZARD:  is a water hazard or that part of a water hazard so situated that it is not possible or is deemed by the Committee to be impractical to drop a ball behind the water hazard and keep the spot at which the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard between the player and the hole.

NOTE:  Water hazards should be defined by yellow stakes or lines and lateral hazards by red stakes or lines.


HANDICAP:  Members are responsible for posting their own scores.  Adjust your score; it is always the ADJUSTED SCORE which is recorded.  Enter your score into the GHIN system either in the computer in the Pro Shop or at your home.  Scores from other courses should also be entered into the GHIN system with adjustments for slope and course ratings. The official card which will be submitted to the Pro Shop needs to be DATED, SIGNED by the scorer and ATTESTED by one of your playing group.  USGA rules require that the card submitted must also have the full names of the players documented on it.  Cards not complying with these requirements will result in the playing group being disqualified from the tournament.       

ALL SCORES should be recorded; the handicap system is equipped to discard an occasional round that does not reflect your game ability.  Always check the bulletin board for handicap revisions so you will be playing with the correct handicap.  Scores should be posted sequentially and as soon as feasible.

We will transfer established USGA Handicaps from other clubs.  New members will be handicapped after they have turned in five (5) scorecards.  It will help to indicate on your cards that you are working towards a handicap.  When you have received your initial handicap, you must then learn to adjust your scorecard.  Follow Equitable Stroke Control Chart posted near the computer.

Tallwood Women’s Club recognizes a maximum Handicap Index of 40.4 which converts to a handicap of 45 at Tallwood.

When in attendance, participation in weekly tournaments is mandatory.


Four hours and thirty minutes is the expected pace of play for 18 hole groups.  (1/2 of this for the 9 hole groups)

Keep carts on path or in rough.  Cross the fairway at 90 degrees.


No. 3     Option A – When tee shot goes into pond, re-tee, hitting 3.

Option B – When tee shot goes into pond, proceed to Drop Area, hitting 3.

No. 6     Out of bounds beyond stone wall on left side of fairway.

No. 7     Free lift from drainage ditch in front of left fairway Trap, one club length, no nearer the hole.

No. 8     Left of fairway is a (red) lateral hazard.

No. 10   Swampy area in woods to left of ditch is not deemed as casual water.

No. 11   Water hazard rule applies (yellow).  Use drop area.

No. 12   Option A - When tee shot goes into pond, re-tee, hitting 3.

Option B - When tee shot goes into pond, proceed to drop area, hitting 3.

Option C - When tee shot goes into pond, drop ball at point where ball crosses hazard, hitting 3.

No. 13   Water on right of fairway is a lateral hazard (red).

No. 14   Ditch and culvert on right side of fairway near trap, play as a lateral water hazard.

No. 15   Play as a lateral hazard.

No. 16   Free lift from stone drainage ditch in front of women’s tee.

No. 17   Pond is a water hazard (yellow).  Use drop area.

No. 18   Pond on right side of fairway is a lateral water hazard.

Stones may be removed from all bunkers without penalty.  There are no drops from stone walls.  They are considered an integral part of the golf course.


Local and USGA Rules apply to weekly tournaments.  In major tournament play, USGA rules govern play.  Refer to your “Rules of Golf” Manual.  If a dispute arises, drop another ball and continue play.  Confer with the Pro or the Vice-President when the round is completed as to which ball is correct.


Revised 4/3/13