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
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.