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Notice from Handicap Committee


Now that we’ve had a chance to experience the new realities of golf at Charbonneau, the Handicap Committee reminds you that YOU ARE REQUIRED TO POST ALL ROUNDS, especially those played on Thursdays. 

The raised cup and 5-foot rule may have made you unsure about posting, but USGA does adjust for it, especially if most scores posted that day are lower or higher than normal. On Thursday, April 16 the scores were much lower than normal triggering a Playing Conditions Calculation by the USGA GHIN System, for this day. We had several players who posted exceptional scores and several players scored lower than usual. We all need to be posting ALL acceptable scores so there is no unfair advantage to persons who did not post as required and will play with a higher handicap when all these restrictions are lifted. 

Our handicaps will adjust back to “normal” when all these restrictions are lifted. President Joann Linville reminds us “It is simply an issue of integrity, as is posting all acceptable rounds during our posting period, that began March 1.” Please refer to the April 22 email from Suzanne Hatton regarding the elimination of the 5-foot rule now that we can hole out, following the guidelines provided. 

Thank You for your cooperation.

Diane Meyers, Handicap Chair

April 22 email Rule on website:

Women’s Interclub Play


Would you like to have a chance to play once or twice this year at one of the Willamette Valley courses with our Charbonneau WIP team? Come join us as part CWGA’s  Women’s Interclub Play (WIP)

Golf Courses we will be playing at this year include: The Reserve, Pumpkin Ridge, OGA, Quail Valley, and Michelbook CC.

What is WIP:  WIP is a Women’s only inter club 2 person team match play competition played with other OGA clubs in the area; it plays once a month (May-October).  It is an opportunity to play other golf courses and meet other women golfers in the area

Our Charbonneau Team sends 6 people (3 teams) of varying handicaps (2 low, 2 medium and 2 high) (Handicaps: 0-40) to play in the competition each month.  Each team plays Four Ball match play as a team (of two) against another team of two with similar handicaps.   You can play once or several times during the season.

Those participating have enjoyed the opportunity of playing match play as a team of two, meeting women from other clubs as well as playing on other courses.

 Peg Wells and Sue Oberg are putting together a list of people interested in playing this year..   Our intent as a club is to have as many who would like to play, have the opportunity to play in this program.

If you want more information one of the following people could give you information about WIP: Peg Wells: or Susan Taylor:

 Hope you will consider playing on the Charbonneau Team.

If you are interested,  please contact  Sue Oberg:

Putting and the Flag

Dear CWGA members,

As many of you may have already noticed, our golf course  has made a first step in transitioning back to “normal” golf.   

Instead of the flag sticks set in an above ground “cup”, the course has now lowered the flag stick holder into the cup by about an inch.   This is intended to allow us to putt into the hole while still not needing to touch the flagstick.  Consequently, the “5 foot gimme rule” is no longer available.  We must putt in to complete our score for the hole.

As expected, this is an imperfect set up, because the putt sometimes bounces off the metal ring in the cup and does not stay in the cup.  Therefore, we are asking all of you to fairly assess your putt.  If you decide that your putt would have fallen into the cup and stayed there IF there was no flag stick ring interference, then your putt is good.  Mark your score and move on to the next hole.  You may ask your foursome for their opinion, but your decision is final.

We are asking all CWGA members to keep your own score.  You must  post when you play on Thursdays with our club.  

Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.

Suzanne Hatton, Rules Committee Chair

CWGA Roster

 We will not be handing out our Roster booklets for awhile.

The CWGA 2020 Roster is available for members on the web until our roster books can be distributed.  

Find it on the CWGA web:

Click on “For Members” and go to “CWGA Members Roster”

Put in the password: petunia123

This will take you to the Members phone numbers and emails.

April Play

Subject: Opening Day April 9 There is still time to sign up for Opening Day, Thursday, April 9. The weather is looking GOOD. Tee Times are being set by the Day’s Play Committee. To sign up, please contact Diane Meyers at 503-705-3920. Final deadline is Monday, April 6. This is not a Scramble, and there will be no payouts for the Day’s Play. Players will play their own ball, keep their own score, and please do NOT exchange cards. Players will post using the GHIN app or at home online. No posting allowed on the Club Room computer. Players will use “Most Likely Score” for posting.   We ask that players NOT come early to avoid gathering in groups and that you maintain at least a 6-foot distance at ALL times. Anyone with respiratory symptoms, coughing, sneezing or a fever please stay home. Reminder the restrooms on the course are not open and the golf course is only accepting credit card as payment. The Tee Sheet, with your tee time for Opening Day, will be sent out on Tuesday, April 7. If you signed up and have decided not to play, please contact Diane Meyers, 503-705-3920. The Pro Shop requests a 24-hour cancellation.  

Members will book tee times through the pro shop and post scores for all Days Play events.After the Opening Day round, where we will do the pairings, while our Thursday block will remain in place, you will need to contact the Pro Shop to book a tee time. There will be no games or payouts at this time. Players will keep their own scores and post using the GHIN app or at home online. No posting allowed on the Club Room computer.  If you need help posting, contact Diane Meyers, 503-705-3920. 

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