For information on any of these groups or to find out how to join one or more of these fun associations, please stop in or call the pro shop.
Your leagues provide some of the most exciting golf tournaments around. You’ll play challenging rounds, meet fellow Members and, with any luck, win some great prizes.
Today, the MGA is comprised of about 320 full golf Members of Ford’s Colony Country Club. It is a diverse group of golfing enthusiasts with a range of reasons for being members of the MGA. You can count on a game with the MGA, meet new friends or compete for prizes, whatever your objective. The MGA serves the membership and the community of Ford’s Colony.
Except for a few dates, the MGA 18 organizes daily play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year. All you have to do is sign up 24 hours in advance to get a game. Several special tournaments, as well as the Monthly Stroke Play, are organized during the golfing year March – November. Additionally, home and away matches on a sign-up basis are scheduled against other golf clubs, and eligible MGA golfers are encouraged to participate on the Ford’s Colony Interclub – Williamsburg Cup Team. A tournament which is worth special mention is the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center Challenge, a golf tournament for charity that has raised a cumulative total of over $680,000 for the medical center.
The MGA is an organization only as good as its members and their participation. Suggestions and ideas for improvement are always welcome as are new members.
The MGA 9 is comprised of about 90 MGA members who either don’t yet play at the handicap level of the MGA 18 or prefer the more social and relaxed nature of the nine-hole group. These men play year-round Monday, Thursday and Friday, and hold a special tournament about twice a month during the April to October golfing season.
The MGA men also participate fully in the FCCC Tournaments as well as several tournaments held jointly with the two LGA organizations. Several Breakfast Meetings throughout the year allow members to mix business and pleasure before a round of golf. Finally, the MGA season is capped with the Formal Dinner Dance held annually in November, where old and new friends get a chance to show their dance moves to their golf rivals and spouses.
The MGA is an organization only as good as its members and their participation. Suggestions and ideas for improvement are always welcome, as are new members.
The LGA 18 provides a full range of opportunities for the full-golf women of FCCC to take part in athletic, social, and charitable endeavors and is an integral part of the club experience. The group is 25 years old and the current membership is 107 members. Play is once weekly in an organized play day shotgun on Tuesdays. The group has three major tournaments: a 2-day Partners Tournament, 3-day President's Cup and the 3-day Trifecta Tournament. In addition, there is a Ringer Tournament that runs all season long, Match Play, Sadie Hawkins Tournament (the ladies invite a fellow to play as their partner), LGA-MGA Challenge, and the LGA Member-Guest. The group hosts a yearly Home and Away Tournament, the Williamsburg Cup, and participates in the Peninsula Ladies’ Golf Association.
The LGA 18 is well represented in club tournaments such as the Club Championship, Eve n’ Rib Tournament and the Member Cardigan Classic. The members actively serve in country club activities such as Golf/HRT, Greens, House and Social Committees. In addition, they help the other golf associations within the Club. They assist the LGA 9 with their 4 Tee program, volunteering as Swinging Sisters to help coach new golfers out on the golf courses. During the spring, the members support the Men’s Golf Association by participating in their golf tournament, which benefits Olde Towne Medical of Williamsburg.
The LGA 18 also participates in several charitable endeavors including the President’s Charity that is determined by each President, The Susan G. Komen Tidewater Golf Tournament (formerly known as Rally for the Cure), a club sponsored tournament that is organized and run jointly by the LGA 18 and LGA 9 groups. In addition, both groups organize a winter holiday luncheon, which provided toys for tots and cash donations to F.I.S.H. last year. FISH is a charitable organization in the community.
Last year alone, 70+ ladies chaired or worked on committees to make all of these activities viable.
The Ladies' 9 Hole Golf Association (known as the LGA-9) was created in 1991 for ladies who like to play 9 holes in a fun and low-stress environment. Full golf Members of FCCC may join at any time if they pay the dues and have a USGA 9 hole handicap of 36 or lower.
During the season, qualified 9 Holer members can participate in regular stroke play on Tuesdays (tee times) and organized games/tournaments on Thursdays (shotgun starts). In addition to the LGA-9 Championship, Ringer and Match Play tournaments, the LGA-9 offers a variety of golf, social and charitable events, such as:
As of October 2014, the LGA-9 has a total of 126 members, 6 of which are 4 Tees. The group is well organized with 8 elected officers and 20 standing committee and special event chairpersons.
Since 1992, the LGA-9 has also offered a unique one to two year program called the 4 Tees for members with no handicap or a handicap of 37 or higher. This structured introduction to golf includes clinics led by the Pro staff and coaching provided by volunteers from both the LGA-9 and the LGA-18. 4 Tees are encouraged to improve their skills so they can achieve and sustain a handicap of 36 or lower and “graduate” to the 9 Holers.
The Ford’s Colony Associates Golf Association (AGA) was officially founded in 2014. It is mainly composed of those members of the Ford’s Colony Country Club (FCCC) who are Associate-Golf members though it is open to FCCC members from all categories of membership. The aim of the AGA is to provide an organized framework for women and men who wish to play golf in a less-competitive environment both in regular weekly outings and in tournaments.
• Weekly Play: On every Friday in season, the AGA has a golf outing where both men and women participate. The men and women play their choice of 9 or 18 holes on the assigned FCCC course. These weekly outings are pleasant and on many occasions lead to a lunch gathering afterwards either in the Colony Room or Murdoch’s;
• Tournament Play: On the third or fourth Sunday afternoon of each month, starting in March and ending in October, the AGA has a 9-hole tournament. The format of the tournaments varies but is designed to be a fun format for both women and men. The tournaments are followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 PM in the banquet room of the country club. Immediately following the banquet, the tournament prizes are awarded and any necessary announcements are made;
• Mentoring Clinics: The Clinics Program is a series of clinics for men and women who wish to learn to play golf or to rebuild their skills. The Director of Instruction, Eric Simmons, teaches the clinics and additional practice and guidance outside of the clinics is provided by mentors from the AGA who also participate in the program.
More detail on the nature of each of these activities is available from one of the officers of the AGA.