The registration for the Eleanor W Allen Bowl at the Haven CC is coming up. The tournament is on July 15th and is a better ball of partners for class C,D,&E. It is always a great event. You can learn more or register on the MassGolf website.
Save the date! Our annual charity tournament, Golf Fore Good, is scheduled for Sunday October 13th.
For those of you interested in joining SWSL (South West Suburban League), please let us know no later than June 1.
Membership in SWSL allows you to enter a number of informal league tournaments which is a great opportunity to play at different courses and to meet other golfers. Greens fees at these courses are waived; however, you must rent a cart and encouraged to purchase lunch at the host course. All that is required to join is member dues of $5.00 (paid to Denise Dodds), have a handicap index of 40.0 or less and $5.00 entry fee for each tournament. All tournaments are stroke play with the exception of play at Robert T. Lynch (Putterham) which will be a TEAM SCRAMBLE. Member books are usually distributed one or two weeks before the start of play. When the handbooks are received your copy will be placed in the box outside the Ladies Locker Room.
The dates of play are as follows:
Rockland - Thursday, June 27
William Devine (Franklin Park) - Thursday, July 11
Robert T. Lynch (Putterham) - Thursday, July 25
Presidents - Thursday, August 1
Play in as many or as few as your schedule allows.
Thanks to the 27 ladies who participated in today's Opening Scramble. The weather remained dry for our round, although the golf course was wet. It was wet enough that carts were only allowed on the back 9. All play started on hole #10, players could use carts, and then as they made the turn from 18 to 1, they dropped the drive carts at the clubhouse and walked the front side. Many agreed that it was nice to play the back 9 while we were all fresh!
Thank you to Janet Frink, Susan Doll, and Terry Geldart in helping with player check-in and handing out goodies.
Results for the event -- only 5 strokes separated first place from last place (we had 8 teams) -- so the teams were extremely even.
1st place - Sue Peters, Marcia Bernet, Sheila Grandfield -- 71
2nd place - Myanna Pontoppidan, Terry Geldart, Lauri Costa - 71
3rd place - Debra Watson, Kate Brown, Eileen Vanderwood, Faye Slayton - 72
CTP #8 - Sue Nurse CTP #13 - Kate Brown
The entry dates for the Curtis Bowl & Cris Eaton are coming up.
The Curtis Bowl is at Marshfield CC and the registration date is May 9th - https://www.massgolf.org/championships/2019-curtis-bowl/
The Cris Eaton is at Pawtucket CC and the registration date is May 16th - https://www.massgolf.org/championships/2019-cris-eaton/
There are a lot of updates to the rules of golf this year. If you’ve been watching the LPGA or PGA you may have already seen some of these in action. After a long time of making sure I was dropping at shoulder height I think dropping at knee height will be a tough adjustment for me.
The USGA has a summary of the changes on their website. It is 7.5 pages but I think it does a good job going over what has changed. Hope you find it helpful!
It is finally Spring and it is time to think golf and we’d love to have you join us. Whether you are a new golfer or striving to break 80, newly graduated from college or a grandmother, we offer some great options to get you out to play golf on a regular basis and meet a great group of women.
We have two options on the weekend; an 18 hole group that plays on Saturday and Sunday mornings and a 9 hole group that plays on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We run fun and competitive tournaments through out the season and participate in MassGolf events including Spring Teams and Fall Cup.
If you are interested in getting more information you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our season kick-off event on March 30th at the golf course.
Look forward to seeing you on the course!
The date is set for our Fairway Ladies Golf Club Kick-off Meeting at the Clubhouse on Saturday, March 30 from 1pm-3pm. This event will be a great way to reconnect with members, meet new members, and learn about our plans for the 2019 season. Attendance is not required--but let us know either way if you plan to attend (via the form). Light refreshments will be served.
We will begin playing as a group later in April and our Opening Scramble is set for Saturday, May 4 (so save that date)!
Hope some of you were able to get out and make some swings yesterday. It was nice to have a bonus golf day in December, especially considering how rough the weather was this year.
I pulled a rounds posted report from GHIN this morning to look at how many rounds we played, when we played them, where we played, and what our score differentials looked like. I masked everyone’s names so there is nothing to identify and individual member. I didn’t want anyone knowing how lousy my season was!
There was some interesting data from the report. We had 4.67 inches of rain in October and we had very few scores posted in October. We played a slightly higher percent of our rounds away from Franklin Park. George Wright is considered an away course for us. We also had a number of people with some really good rounds including a someone who shot a 77 at the Wright for a differential of 7.7!
I created this visualization in Tableau and you can see it here - tabsoft.co/2StwcvM
Congratulations to Cathy Mooney and Sue Nurse for their hole in ones!!
REGISTER TODAY for the GOLF FORE GOOD tournament.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fairway Ladies & Men’s Inner Club charity tournament on Sunday October 7th.
This year, the tournament will benefit 3 causes:
The First Tee of Boston
The Finex House
Christmas presents for kids living in shelters in the Boston area
The tournament is open to everyone so please share this with your family and friends!
Don't forget that Saturday June 9th is the Kings & Queens event with the Men's Inner Club. You should have received an email with a link to RSVP for the event. Please RSVP even if you aren't able to make it. If you didn't receive the email let us know! Looking forward to this joint event with the Men!
Once again this year we are posting a copy of the handbook online. We've removed the contact information but everything else is in this version. If you didn't receive a copy of the handbook with everyone's contact information let us know and we'll get a copy to you.
The Championship registrations are open now. The Team event and the Mass Golf member day registrations start on March 1st.
There are a lot of great courses on the rota this year!
Thanks to everyone who braved the heat to play in the Flag Day Tournament! Congratulations to Sue N, Gloria, and Joan who all made it back with their flags!!
Congratulations to Spring Teams #1 and #2 for winning their cups this year! Great playing everyone!!
There was a great turnout for our Opening Day scramble today. Thanks to everyone for coming out to play the shortened event in the drizzle and downpours! Congratulations to Debra for closest to the pin on #8 (and for making the birdie putt).
First place went to the team of Sue P, Sue S, Denise D, and Sarah M (nice when you win your first Fairway Ladies tournament!)
Second place went to the team of Debra, Mary F, Faye, and Denise D.
Hopefully we have better weather for our next event!
Tee times started this weekend and hopefully good weather is around the corner! The tournament schedule has been posted in the events section of the site. The tournament committee did a great job planning out a mix of fun and serious events for the season. The opening day scramble is on May 5th and hope to see you all there!