Welcome to the Harbor Pines Women’s Golf Association (HPWGA!)
Welcome to the Harbor Pines Women’s Golf Association (HPWGA!) The HPWGA was founded in 1998 by women who love to play the game of golf, and share in the camaraderie of the game, while improving skill levels as we are able. We have a robust group of over 120 women who enjoy playing the game of golf at various levels of skill and experience – all are welcome!!! Our Association includes an 18-hole League playing on Wednesday mornings. Our 9-hole membership is large – we offer two options for our 9-holers. The Tuesday 9-hole League group is offered to those players who are more experienced and have handicaps, and enjoy a 9-hole round in the afternoon. The Thursday 9-hole League group is for those less experienced players who enjoy getting out on the course and having fun while learning and improving their game in the afternoon.
We are looking forward to a great season in 2024 for all!
Membership in the HPWGA provides for many benefits, but the highlight is joining a great group of women to play the game of golf. We are excited to renew old friendships and welcome new members. Spring is just around the corner! Opening Day is Tuesday, April 23rd for experienced 9-hole players, Wednesday April 24th for 18-hole players, and Thursday April 25th for novice 9-hole players. Come on out and let’s play some golf!!!
You do not need to be a member of Harbor Pines Golf Club to join our group, but you do need to complete a Membership Form and pay our annual dues for the HPWGA. Please return to the address noted on the form by April 1st! If you plan to play regularly, you may want to look into the various Membership Opportunities at Harbor Pines. Your membership status with Harbor Pines affects the rate you will pay while playing in our group. If you are playing 9-holes, you must choose either the Tuesday group, or the Thursday group. You may be able to move from one group to the other during the season, but you may not flip flop back and forth weekly.
Membership in all groups includes an End of Season luncheon in September, where we award prizes in all groups for Ringer Board and other friendly competitions during the season and enjoy being together.
We use Golf Genius, a software program used by Harbor Pines, to enroll our members in the 18-hole or 9-hole Leagues. When you have sent in your Membership form and the season starts, you will receive a weekly communication asking if you are available to play each week. You simply reply yes or no, and if playing, your foursome will be arranged for you in either group. Foursomes will be arranged to vary playing partners each week – we enjoy meeting and playing golf with all members of our respective groups – that’s part of the fun!
18-hole Wednesday Morning Golfers
You can join the 18-hole group if you have, or are working on, an established USGA handicap, but you will not be able to compete for our weekly game prizes until your handicap is set. The 18-hole group has several tournaments, all of which are net except for our HPWGA Championship. Members who do not wish to compete in these tournaments can always play on any League Day and enjoy being part of our group. We have weekly games on non-tournament days to keep up with the fun. We participate with a team in the Jersey Shore League.
9-hole Tuesday afternoon Golfers
You can join the Tuesday 9-hole group if you have, or are working on, an established USGA handicap. The Tuesday 9-hole group enjoys playing various games weekly, and has a League Championship as well. There is a scramble format once a month.
9-hole Thursday afternoon Golfers
Join the Thursday 9-hole group if you are learning the game of golf, or have not yet developed a handicap. Some of our Thursday players do have a handicap but enjoy playing golf in a more relaxed environment. We encourage all HPWGA members to establish a handicap. Each week you will receive communications on learning the game of golf and some basic rules. This group plays a scramble format once a month, and has a lot of fun each week!
- President- Barbara Robinson, (610) 721-0864
- Vice President – Susan Antzcak
- Treasurer – Bernie van Steyn-Weiss
- Secretary – Wendy Moyle
- Past President – Susan Davis
- Membership Chair – Ginny Cannata, (609) 926-4841
- 9-hole liaisons – Eileen Swanson and Diane Birkbeck
Please contact our President or Membership Chair, or ask in the Pro Shop, if you have any questions!
A few highlights from last season:
Come and Join Us!
Lessons are available from the Pro associated with Harbor Pines, Roger Hoover. Many of our members have taken lessons from Roger. Contact Roger at (609) 204-1503 if you are interested in lessons.