The LWGA — A Westport Tradition Celebrating Our 62nd Season
The Longshore Women’s Golf Association was founded in 1960, the same year Longshore Club Park was purchased by the Town of Westport. Today this thriving organization welcomes women, 18 years and older, from all walks of life, all ages and all skill levels – from career women, to working moms, to retirees. These women all have one thing in common – a love of golf.
Over 100 members strong, our league plays on Tuesday mornings during our season which runs from April through October. The LWGA offers members weekly 18-hole golf tournaments including assigned tee times as well as shotgun starts. If you are unable to play on Tuesdays, you can still participate in some weekly tournaments as long as you can play with a LWGA member from Thursday through Monday and enter your scores. This rule doesn’t apply to major tournaments and Trophy Tuesdays.
There is no requirement for members to play in every tournament.
All members are required to establish a handicap. This isn’t as hard as it sounds and we’ll help you through this process. New members will be assigned a mentor — a league member who is familiar with the ins and outs of league play — we want to make this fun for you!
Our weekly tournaments are themed with some fun twists to the rules making for a fun round with golfers of all levels. For those who prefer more competitive golf, the LWGA hosts four major tournaments throughout the season: George Buck Tournament, the President’s Cup, the Fall Cup, and the Club Championship. The highlight to the season is our Member-Guest Tournament.
We also enable a number of social events that allow our members to get to know their fellow members off the course. We have regularly scheduled luncheons as well as other fun events, such as a lobster fest on the beach.
If you love golf like we do, please consider joining the LWGA! See you on the course.
Click here for our 2021 LWGA tournament descriptions and schedule.
Click here for our 2021 Member Handbook.