What do I need to know to be sure I am prepared for all COSWGA events? Please read to the end.
COSWGA Players – What Do I Need to Know?
2023 Quick Reference Guide
Who Can Play?
Female golfers, 50 years or older who:
Are members of a participating Central Oregon Club
Are members of Auxiliary Clubs
Have an established USGA 18-hole Handicap Index of 40.4 or less at
Were members of COSWGA the previous year, but their club left
What if I Belong to More Than One Club?
Your home course will be the one where the majority of your games
have been played and your handicap established
Please see COWSGA By-Laws, Article II for membership eligibility
What Does It Cost?
Annual dues determined by the board:
It is $135. due with renewal form by November 1
Auxiliary Members: it is $160, due with renewal form by Nov. 1
Affiliate member: it is $160, due with renewal form by Nov. 1
Starting December 1 new members are invited to join
What Do I Wear?
Traditional golf attire, no denim, bottoms no shorter than 4” above
Tops with a collar, sleeves or both
Your COSWGA nametag
Your COSWGA (or other) name tag attached to your golf bag
How Do I Enter or Cancel for Play Days?
Deadlines are clearly stated on the entry form for each play day in the
Payment must be included with entry form so that the hosting club can
plan the proper number of breakfasts, lunches, carts, etc.
If you must cancel less than 7 days prior to play, please do so ASAP. No
refunds can be given for such late cancellations since the hosting club
has already had to commit to food and cart costs.
Being a ‘no show’ may result in ineligibility for the next play day
What Happens On Play Day?
All games are individual stroke play
USGA and local rules govern all play
World Handicap System applies
Maximum course handicap for players is 40
Maximum hole score is Net Double Bogey (par +2 + pops). You pick up
your ball and continue to participate in the tournament.
Scores are posted for you as Competitive Scores
Breakfast may be available at each venue prior to play.
Lunch is served after play. If you choose not to eat, the entry fee is still
Please note any special dietary requirements on your entry form.
What Can I Win?
4 Gross and 4 Net places are awarded in each of the four flights: A, B, C,
D. Ties are paid based on the number of players and places affected.
Dollar amounts for Gross and Net are the same, paid in pro shop award
universal vouchers. Universal vouchers may be redeemed at any
hosting COSWGA golf shop. They expire on November 1 of the current
o First place - $22
o Second place - $17
o Third place - $12
o Fourth place – all 4 th place finishers receive $5
o Closest to the Pin (KP) and Accurate Drive by flight - $10
Special Event – St. Charles Foundation
Crooked River Ranch play day includes an optional donation and raffle ticket
sales to benefit Heaven Can Wait, a local program (Sara’s Project St. Charles)
that is designed to spread awareness about breast cancer. Wear pink!
Need to Know More?
Visit the website at www.coswga.com
Contact your club’s COSWGA representative
Read the by-laws on the website
Read the policies and procedures in the booklet
COSWGA Board Members’ contact information is in the booklet
Roster of COSWGA members can be also be found in the booklet