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GHIN Mobile App Up and Running
As of 5/5/2016 the GHIN Mobile app has been successfully deployed to the Apple and Android stores and is now ready for updating or downloading. The app version that golfers should be using is v2.2.7 for Android or v2.2.3 for Apple. If performing a simple update you will not lose any stored partners or favorite course data. If you uninstall and then reinstall the app, however, you will need to select any favorite courses and/or add partners. The USGA will continue to monitor all processes to ensure integrity of the core GHIN system and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by having the App offline.

California Women's Championship Open for Entry
The 2016 California Women's Championship (CWC) will be held on July 11-13 at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Golf Course. The tournament features 54 holes of individual stroke play and is open to female amateur California residents with a July 1st index of 10.7 or below. Points are earned for the biennial USGA Women's State Team by participation and placement in the CWC. Download the FLYER and/or the ENTRY FORM or ENTER ONLINE. For further information about the Championship visit the CWC WEBSITE.

The 2016 California Women's Amateur Championships
The Committee for the California Women's Amateur Championships is pleased to announce that entries are open for the 2016 CWAC Championships! Visit the CWAC website for more information and online entry for the 38th Annual California Senior Women's Amateur Championship (May 16-17 at Poppy Hills), the 67th Annual California Junior Girls State Championship (June 27-30 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club - Shore Course) or the 50th Annual California Women's Amateur Championship (July 26-30 at Quail Lodge and Golf Club with the final round at Pebble Beach Golf Links). Read the PRESS RELEASE.

2nd Annual Women's Southern California Amateur Championship
The 2016 Women's Southern California Amateur Championship, consisting of 54 holes of stroke play, will be held on August 8-9 at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The entry fee is $125, and the event is open to Southern California female amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index of 9.4 or below at the time of registration. The entry deadline is June 26, 2016. In addition to specified Exempt categories, there will be three qualifying rounds (18 holes of stroke play). See the FLYER and/or click HERE for more information.

Important Dates for 2016 Qualifiers and Tournaments
Several qualifiers for 2016 USGA Championships will be held in Southern California during the year, as well as three qualifiers to compete in the 2nd annual Women's Southern California Amateur Championship. The California Women's Championship (CWC) will also be held in July. For more information and a printable list CLICK HERE (updated 3/22/2016).

2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship
The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America officially launched the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship by announcing the local qualifying sites for the upcoming year. The schedule includes dates and locations for participants to play in local qualifiers across the country with the opportunity to advance and earn an invitation to next year's National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. Online registration is available at www.DriveChipandPutt.com. Read the official announcement HERE.

Changes to the USGA Rules of Golf and Handicap System Beginning in 2016
The R&A and the United States Golf Association have announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that takes effect on January 1, 2016. The new Rules book is the culmination of the normal four-year review cycle and is a collaborative work by The R&A and the USGA that applies worldwide to all golfers. See the announcement HERE. For more about the upcoming changes, click HERE. In tandem with the 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf, the United States Golf Association has announced revisions to the USGA Handicap System, also effective January 1, 2016. Further information can be found in the Handicapping section of the USGA website.

The Women's Golf Alliance and GottaGoGolf Announce New Partnership
The Women's Golf Alliance and GottaGoGolf have announced a new partnership. The Women's Golf Alliance, the fast-growing consortium of women's state and regional golf associations, is offering its 120,000 affiliated members a free subscription to GottaGoGolf Magazine in 2015. Read the press relase HERE. For a free copy click HERE and use passphrase travel.

WSCGA Partnership with Choice Hotels International
The Women's Southern California Golf Association is proud to announce that Choice Hotels International is our Official Hotel Partner. As the Official Hotel Partner of WSCGA, all members, families and friends receive a 15% discount while staying at participating Choice hotels. To take advantage of the discount and make a reservation, either call the Choice Sports Desk at 1-877-240-AWAY (2929) and provide the WSCGA Discount Code 00223860; or visit https://www.choicehotels.com/explore. Click on the "Special Rate" box, go to the drop-down that says SPECIAL RATE/CORP ID and enter the code 00223860 then click Apply. Next confirm the Women's Southern Caliufornia Golf Association ID and continue to book your room. Discounts will display on the booking screen. Choice Privileges program members can also earn points toward special rewards.

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