Notice From CWGA President



During this difficult time, it is important for all CWGA members to be safe themselves and to protect our friends and fellow players.  For these reasons, CWGA is implementing the following guidelines.  If we are diligent and follow both the Governor’s Order and our CWGA guidelines, we can continue to enjoy golf at Charbonneau until this crisis is over.  If members are not able to consistently comply the guidelines, we will suspend all CWGA Days Play for the safety of us all.  Your cooperation is critical at this time.

Please note that the April 7 New Member Orientation has been cancelled.

The following Social Distancing CWGA Guidelines will be in effect beginning April 9 and remain in effect until further notice

  • Continue Days Play with players determining if they are comfortable playing or not.
  • No exchange of scorecards and no games. Neither Days Play Committee or Pro will handle any scorecards.
  • Call in to the Pro Shop only for reserving times for Days Play (see notes below).  No notebooks or sign-up in Club Room.
  • No congregating of persons in Pro Shop, patio and putting green that would place people closer than 6 feet distance apart – no buying mulligans, raffle tickets, check-in, etc.
  • Only 1 person per electric cart whether personal or rented.
  • Keep social distance of at least 6 feet on fairways, greens and tee boxes.

Effective immediately

CWGA Members will need to sign-up through the Pro Shop

CWGA members will need to call the Pro Shop to reserve tee times for Thursday’s Play Days.

Reserved tee times for Thursdays are:

18 holes — 8:38 to 10:28 and 9 holes — 9:03 to 9:55

CWGA members will need to identify themselves as members for these reserved tee times.  Tuesday at Noon the week of play is the cut off to reserve these tee times. The Pro Shop requests a 24 hour cancellation.

Thursday, April 9 — CWGA Opening Day

Members who have already signed up – names have been turned into the Pro Shop.

Members who have not signed-up will need to contact the Pro Shop to put your name on the list.

The format is a four-person scramble with tee times.  You will be contacted by the Days Play Committee by email for your tee time.

Deadline to sign-up is NOON Thursday, April 2

Questions Contact: Diane Meyers 

Posting Scores for Handicap Purposes


CWGA members will post score for all Days Play events.

Players will keep their own scores and will post using the GHIN app or at home online.  No posting allowed on the Club Room computer.

Due to the changes made in the golf course as a result of the COVID19 virus, all scores posted will be “Most Likely Score” in accordance with USGA Guidelines.

In order to determine your Most Likely Score, players will count all strokes taken on the hole to reach the green and add strokes as follows once on the green:

  • If the first putt hits the raised cup liner – count that as 1 stroke and pick up.
  • Otherwise, continue to putt until the ball is within 5 feet of the cup counting all putts.
  • Once the ball is within 5 feet of the hole, add 1 stroke and pick up.
  • Players do not need to hit the cup liner to be considered holed out.

Questions contact Suzanne Hatton, Rules Committee Chair


COVID-19 CWGA Cancellations

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) CWGA Cancellations

I hope you are all well and taking all the recommended precautions that have been emphasized by all public and health officials.  If you are like me, my hands are dry and in need of moisturizer as a result of lengthy washing and use of hand sanitizer.  As you know, following the Governor’s announcement yesterday, many activities and events have been cancelled or postponed.  Specifically the Governor recommendation most impacting CWGA is:

Governor Kate Brown has ordered the implementation of community social distancing measures recommending cancellation of events hosting more than 10 persons in high risk populations. High risk populations include older adults and those with underlying health conditions, as well as individuals without stable housing. An event is defined as any gathering in a space in which a distance of at least three feet between individuals cannot be maintained. This recommendation applies to gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational activities. This does not apply to school attendance, businesses, grocery and retail stores.

This recommendation is for the next 30 days.  Older adults have been defined as persons over 65 years of age.  Since this represents nearly all of our members, I believe it is prudent to cancel our indoor meetings and events through April 12.  These recommendations by the Governor are being made both to protect our citizens but also to cut down transmission and exposure until incubation periods are past.  I think it is prudent to do our part and that is to flatten the curve of the pandemic by social distancing.   While we are disappointed to miss our social events, the importance of them pales in comparison to the risk of transmission to any of you.

Effective immediately, the following CWGA events are cancelled:

  • March 19 Tee Party
  • April 1 Board Meeting
  • April 1 Information session on Posting Scores at Charbonneau
  • April 9 Welcome Back Breakfast (golf will still be held – see note below)

Please continue to sign up for April 9 Opening Day golf on the sheet in the club room.  Tee times will be assigned by the Days Play Committee and all will be notified by email of their assigned time.

The April 7 New Member Orientation will be held, but will be optional for any members concerned about attending and prohibited for any persons who are ill from any respiratory symptoms including cold, cough, fever, or any flu like symptoms.  Any non-essential members and visitors should not attend.  If you are not a presenter, please do not come.  New Members who do not feel comfortable attending will be offered the opportunity to get this information at a later date.  Please note that this plan may change if warranted and an announcement will be sent to members.

Thank you for your patience and care during this difficult time.

Joann Linville, CWGA President                                                                                  3/13/2020



Corona Notice to CWGA

March 19th Tee Party Canceled

We are canceling the Tee Party Thursday, March 19th due to the Coronavirus.
 We will not reschedule.
Memership Committee



WHEN:     Thursday, April 9th   8:00 – 9:30 am

WHERE:  The Turn

WHAT:  Breakfast followed by golf

Breakfast is $10.00 per person.  This includes a tasty breakfast casserole, fruit, pastries, coffee, and tea.

You may sign up for breakfast or golf or both in the Members Room.  Deadline to sign up is April 2.


Our first scramble begins at 9:30am with individual tee times.  You will be given a tee time the morning of the breakfast.  Green fees paid at the Pro Shop.


For questions, contact:  Jean Czubin 503-694-8434



CWGA Opening

CWGA March Tee Party


 March Winter Tee Party         


    We are having a “Tee” Party and Fashion Show at The Turn on Thursday March 19 from 2:30 – 4:00.  Jodie is on vacation therefore we won’t be able to pre-order our lunches.  The Membership Committee is providing treats and tea.  The cost is free so come and join in the fun. Please e-mail your RSVP to Pat Struckman by Sunday evening March 15.

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th.


Jean Czubin, Membership Co-Chair,

Maryanna Wiese, Membership Co-Chair,

Pat Struckman,  Membership Co-Chair,


March Tea Party

CWGA Handicapping Policies & Procedures

CWGA Golf Club

Handicapping Policies & Procedures

Notice to Members Effective March 4, 2020


The Handicap Committee, appointed by officers of our golf club, is responsible for all aspects of the World Handicapping System and the Rules of Handicapping. Our Committee includes a Handicap Chair who has been certified by the Oregon Golf Association. We are obligated and committed to ensure the integrity of each Handicap Index we issue. In the interest of fairness, and because we are compelled by our license with the USGA and The R&A, we will provide education as well as uphold the Rules of Handicapping. While this sounds very serious, these regulations are required so our club can assure equity in our games. More equity equals more fun!  CWGA Handicap is Chair, Diane Meyers, committee members are Brenda Hankins, Ginny Moir and Cathi McLain.

The Handicap Committee has set forth the following policies and procedures for all members carrying USGA Handicap Indexes:

  • Act with integrity by following the Rules of Handicapping and to refrain from using, or circumventing, the Rules of Handicapping for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage,
  • Attempt to make the best score possible on each hole,
  • Submit acceptable scores for handicap purposes as soon as possible after the round is completed and before midnight local time,
  • Submit acceptable scores to provide reasonable evidence of their demonstrated ability,
  • Play by the Rules of Golf, and
  • Certify the scores of fellow players.

All acceptable scores must be posted using the following method(s):

Random audits will be performed.

  • Posting on the USGA GHIN Phone app
  • Posting on your personal computer
  • Posting computer at our golf course
  • Posting computer at any golf course when playing away

The Competition Committee has determined that the following events will be posted as Competition Scores:

  • July 9, 2020 Handicap Competition Round 1
  • July 10, 2020 Handicap Competition Round 2
  • August 27, 2020 Club Championship Round 1
  • August 28, 2020 Club Championship Round

When we are in active season, scores still must be posted if using Preferred Lies.

Disciplinary Actions for failure to post or player manipulating their Handicap Index:

  1. First failure to post or manipulation of your score will result in a verbal warning.
  2. Second failure will result in a written warning.
  3. Third failure will result in the appropriate penalty round issued for scores not posted.
  4. After your fourth failure to post your score or continued manipulation of your scores, further disciplinary action will be taken as the Handicap Chair / Committee deems fair and equitable.

A player must earn a Handicap Index. No player has an inherent right to a Handicap Index without providing full evidence of ability to our club’s Handicap Committee. The Committee has the ultimate authority and obligation to adjust or withdraw a Handicap Index if it deems it necessary to do so.

OGA Season Dates, Handicap Revisions, Active / Inactive Season:

  • Handicap Indexes will be updated daily.
  • OGA active handicapping season begins March 1. Last day to post a score is November 30.
  • Last official Handicap Index update of the season is December 1.
  • No local scores can be posted during the off-season, which is December 1 through the last day of February. Rounds played in sun-belt states must be posted daily.

Please do not hesitate to direct any questions or concerns to:

This is effective March 4, 2020, until changed in writing to the membership.

CWGA Handicap Policies and Procedures



Charbonneau Women’s Golf Association – CWGA

Laura Curran – Publicity

Where else than the Pacific Northwest could this time of year define transition? For me, it’s all about weather. I appreciate our summer’s sizzling days, opportunities for outdoor experiences (especially golf), grilling dinner, and renewed outdoor contact with neighbors. But something about the transition to softness in the air, cooler mornings, and anticipating seasonal activities brings me a renewed enthusiasm for Fall. Fortunately, CWGA will sponsor some social gatherings to keep us connected as a group, and, should get us through the approaching transition to our soggy interim, Winter.

Another topic of transition in CWGA is Board nominees for 2020.  At the October 3, general meeting members will vote to accept the slate. Nominees include:

President – Joann Linville

Co – Vice Presidents – Terry Borst and Laurie Bales

Co – Secretaries – Lynda Huber Marshall and Laura Curran

Treasurer – Debbie Bray

Tournaments – Rose Mason, Sharon Kadell, and Kathy Stout


In addition, the October general meeting will include a vote on the proposed calendar of CWGA events for 2010.


CWGA provides the Stagette as an annual event each October. The theme for this October 3  is “The Best Day Ever”. This year’s event carries on with fun-filled activities including an 18 hole shotgun Scramble, option for lunch from the The Turn, 3:30 Horse Race, cocktails at 5:00 (includes a “signature” cocktail!), 5:30 general meeting, and dinner at 6:00. Wilsonville Catering will provide a large luscious buffet. Thank you to indispensable Co-Chairs for this event, Lynda Huber Marshall and Karen Miller!

Guest Day, August 14, 15

“Beach Blanket Bingo” was the theme for this year’s Guest Day. The event included our annual cocktail party with potluck appetizers on Wednesday evening. A Short Game Challenge was part of the evening’s festivities, with putting, chipping and sand shots part of the challenge. Prize money was awarded to the top scores in each event. Thursday’s golf was a two-person gross scramble, pitting Team Annette Funicello against Team Frankie Avalon. The teams were assigned using a formula that factored in players’ handicaps. Illustrating how well the handicaps were balanced, Team Annette won by just 3 strokes, awarding prize money in the form of Pro Shop credits to all players in that team. Lunch was provided by Cutsforth Market in Canby. Thanks to the Guest Day committee, Carlyne Lynch, Diane Meyers, Charlotte Nicholas, Cathi McLain, Ann Van Domelen, and Marlene Apland. And to spouses John McLain, John Meyers, and Fred Van Domelen, who ran the Short Game Challenge and served lunch on Thursday.


Club Championship

The annual Championship Tournament was held over two consecutive Thursdays. Round #1 was August 22, and Round #2 was August 29, with Alex Carney successfully defending her title for a second year. A luncheon and General Meeting followed the second day of play. A lovely sandwich and salad buffet was provided by Wilsonville Catering. Thank you to Tournament Co-Chairs  Suzanne Hatton, Colene Larson, and Susie Taylor for all events this season!

Play Results:

Congratulations to the 2019 Club Champion – Alex Carney – 147

1st Flight: Gross – 1st  Carlyne Lynch – 156, 2nd   Susan Weakly – 167. Net – 1st Sue Oberg – 119, 2ndKaren Miller – 127. 2nd Flight: Gross –  1st Jan Holley – 173, 2nd Diane Meyers – 176. Net – 1st  (Tie) Cathi McLain and Pat Struckman  – 127