Event DateEventopen dateclosing dateopen teePost date
April 13Spring Meeting: TBD 9:30amSunSatTueSun
June 5 (Wed)Spring Fling: Bald Peak Colony Club12-May18-May 26-May
June 11A: Pembroke Pines / B:Derryfield19-May25-May28-May2-Jun
June 17-19Tri State: Brunswick Golf Club, ME14-Apr25-May 2-Jun
June 18A/B: Kingswood26-May1-Jun4-Jun9-Jun
June 23Mixed: North Conway CC2-Jun8-Jun 16-Jun
June 25President’s Cup: Stonebridge 2-Jun8-Jun 16-Jun
June 27 (Thur)Junior Championship: Intervale CC 26-May1-Jun 16-Jun
July 2Pick your own partner (A/B): Beaver Meadow9-Jun15-Jun18-Jun23-Jun
July 8-10NEWGA: Greathorse, Hamden MA    
July 11 (Thur)A: Exeter / B: Whip-Poor-Will16-Jun22-Jun25-Jun30-Jun
July 16Senior/Legend/Classic: Atkinson23-Jun29-Jun 7-Jul
July 21Mixed: Eastman30-Jun6-Jul 14-Jul
July 23A: Bretwood / B:Overlook30-Jun6-Jul9-Jul14-Jul
July 30A/B: Newport or Ridgewood7-Jul13-Jul16-Jul21-Jul
Aug 5-7NHWGA Championship: Breakfast Hill2-Jun20-Jul 28-Jul
Aug 11Mixed: Hanover21-Jul27-Jul 4-Aug
Aug 13A/B: White Mountain or Windham21-Jul27-Jul30-Jul4-Aug
Aug 20A: Den Brae / B: Ponemah Green28-Jul3-Aug6-Aug11-Aug
Aug 25Tuesday on a Sunday: Crotched Mountain4-Aug10-Aug13-Aug18-Aug
Aug 27A: Hidden Valley / B: Apple Hill4-Aug10-Aug13-Aug18-Aug
Sept 3Stephanie Thomas: Candia Woods11-Aug17-Aug 25-Aug
Sept 10A: Shattuck / B: Sagamore Hampton18-Aug24-Aug27-Aug1-Sep
Sept 15Mixed: The Oaks25-Aug31-Aug 8-Sep
Sept 17A: Canterbury Woods / B: Maplewood25-Aug31-Aug3-Sep8-Sep
Sept 24Fall Classic: Abenaqui1-Sep7-Sep 15-Sep
Oct Annual Meeting: TBD 9:30am    

Junior Golf
One of the goals of the NHWGA is to encourage junior girls in New Hampshire to play golf, build character and learn good sportsmanship, by providing them with positive experiences through competitive and educational events. It is our hope to promote the honor and integrity of the game to all who aspire to play, while preserving the traditions of golf.
The NHWGA 2018 junior season begins with the NHWGA Junior Girls Championship at Intervale Country Club on Thursday, June 28. All junior girls are eligible to participate in the NHWGA Junior Girls Championship as well as any junior clinics offered. We also encourage any junior girl, who meets handicap eligibility requirements, to join NHWGA and compete in weekly events.
The NHWGA will support the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) Junior Tour for the 2018 tournament season. The tour schedule and application are available on the NHGA website: Click here for more information on NHGA Juniors. The NHGA Junior Tour is open to girls and boys and is currently broken down into two divisions.
Biride Division
Birdie events are open to boys ages 10-12 and girls ages 10-13. Competitors in the Birdie division will participate in 9-hole tournaments throughout the state. This is a great way to get a taste of competitive golf in a welcome and fun atmosphere.
Eagle Division
Eagle events are open to boys ages 13-17 and girls ages 14-17. The Eagle division is broken down into Eagle A (ages 15-17) and Eagle B (ages 13-14). Competitors in the Eagle division will participate in 18-hole tournaments. Eagle events are designed for players with some tournament golf experience and are a great way to prepare for middle school, high school, and college golf.
Click on the link below for more information and to register.
NHGA Junior Tour Schedule and Registration
The First Tee of New Hampshire offers other learning opportunities for younger golfers. Check out their offerings at: First Tee of New Hampshire
For more information about NHWGA junior girls’ golf email Junior Girls’ Golf.

2018 NHWGA Scholarship Recipients

Kate Hoadley
Tenley Mazerolle
Courtney Otto
Chelsea Sedlar
Ashley Tewksbury

2018 Jean E Lyons Scholarship Recipient

Meghann Haley
Ashley Tewksbury

Jean E Lyons Scholarship Recipents

2018 Recipients

2018 Recipients Ashley Tewksbury
& Meghann Haley

2017 Recipient Ashley Tewksbury

2016 Recipient Chelsea Sedlar

2015 Recipient Courtney Otto

2014 Recipient Indiana Jones

2013 Recipient Colette Schmidt

2012 Recipient Cortney Tilley

2011 Recipient Cortney Tilley

2010 Recipient Chelsea Demers

2009 Recipient Paige Gauthier


The USGA Handicap System and the Rules of Golf

If you have an e-mail address you can have your USGA® Handicap Index™ information e-mailed to you automatically every revision! In addition to your USGA Handicap Index, the eRevision also contains other valuable information such as your handicap scoring record, Handicap Index History and Association News. The eRevision also contains a convenient printable handicap card that you can cut out and use as proof of your Handicap Index.
Please contact the Handicap Chair at: Handicap@nhwga.org to add your email address to your golfer profile.

Acceptability of Scores

Section 5-1 of the USGA Handicap System Manual
Fair handicapping depends upon full and accurate information regarding a player’s potential scoring ability as reflected by a complete scoring record. Every player must be responsible for returning all acceptable scores, as defined in this section. For handicap purposes, all Section 4 adjustments, including Equitable Stroke Control, must be applied to all scores, including tournament scores.

Scores To Post

Incomplete Round: To post a 9-hole score, the player must play 7 to 12 holes, and at least 7 holes must be played under the Rules of Golf. To post an 18-hole score, the player must play at least 13 holes under the Rules of Golf. (See Decisions 5-1a/3 through 5-1a/5.)
Scores on All Courses: Adjusted gross scores from all courses with a USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating made during an active season, both at home and away, must be posted by the player along with the appropriate USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating. (See Decision 5-1b/1.)
Scores in All Forms of Competition: Scores in both match play and stroke play must be posted for handicap purposes. This includes scores made in match play, in multi-ball, or in team competitions in which players have not completed one or more holes or in which players are requested to pick up when out of contention on a hole. (See Section 4 and Decision 5-1c/1, 5-2a/5, 5-2a/7.)
Disqualification: A player who is disqualified from a competition, but has an acceptable score, must record an adjusted gross score for handicap purposes using Section 4-2.

Unacceptable Scores

Section 5-1e of the USGA Handicap System Manual
Scores made under the following conditions are not acceptable for handicap purposes and must not be entered in the player’s scoring record:

When fewer than seven holes are played;

When made on a golf course in an area in which an inactive season established by the authorized golf association is in effect;
When, as a condition of the competition, the maximum number of clubs allowed is less than 14, or types of clubs are limited as, for example, in a competition that allows only iron clubs;
When scores are made on a course with no USGA Course Rating or Slope Rating;
When a player uses non-conforming clubs, non-conforming balls, or non-conforming tees; or when a player incurs a second breach of Rule 14-3. (NEW)

When a player plays alone; (NEW)

When a player ignores one or more Rules of Golf and fails to post an adjusted hole score as required under Section 4-1 and 4-2, or fails to record the appropriate penalty for a breach of rule. For example, if a player anchored the club while making a stroke during a round and did not record a penalty for doing so (See Rule 14-1b), the score would not have been played under the Rules of Golf and therefore would not be acceptable for handicap purposes. (NEW)
Recording a score

Scoring a hole that is not completed or a stroke is conceded

If a player starts but does not complete a hole (e.g., 4-ball or 2 best balls of four) or is conceded a stroke (e.g., match play), the player should enter an “X” and record for handicap purposes the score she most likely would have made. The most likely score consists of the number of strokes already taken, plus, in the player’s best judgment, the number of strokes that the player would need to complete the hole from that position more than half the time. (Section 4-1 of the USGA Handicap System Manual).

Scoring a hole that is not played by the Rules of Golf

If a player does not complete a hole by the Rules of Golf, the player should enter an “X” and record for handicap purposes par plus any handicap strokes the player should receive, on the hole(s) in question. (Section 4-2 of the USGA Handicap System Manual).


“Mulligans” are a relatively frequent occurrence on the golf course. But they are not recognized under the Rules of Golf.

The USGA Handicap System doesn’t want to eliminate a round that has seventeen holes of valid scores if a “mulligan” was played on a single hole. So, for handicap purposes, the hole score made with the mulligan is tossed out and replaced with a hole score that is not considered out of the ordinary for the player, based on his Course Handicap. The player’s score becomes par, plus any handicap strokes the player should receive, on the hole(s) in question.

Posting a score when a completed round is not played

This method is used when a round isn’t completed (e.g., due to weather, darkness, injury or fatigue).
If 13 or more holes are played, the player must post an 18-hole score. If 7 to 12 holes are played, the player must post a 9-hole score. In either case, scores for any holes that were not played must be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive. (Section 5-2b of the USGA Handicap System Manual).