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EWGA Boston Chapter Newsletter
Connecting Golfers in Eastern Massachusetts
April 2013


Welcome New Members!


Bettina Astore

Kathryn Boone

MaryAnn Burkhart

Rachel Coyne

Lisa Ewing

Allison Gentile

Maureen Grady

Louise Leahy

Adele Mitrano

Ashley Shlarz

Kimberly Small

Molly Stuart

Claire Vasapollo

Michelle Ventresca

Kathy Wallace



Upcoming Events Listing Coming Soon: Check out the Chapter website for the latest information!



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APRIL 1, 2013


Tee Off 2013 - A Great Success!


Dottie Pepper-Tee Off  

A big Thank You to all the volunteers, members and prospective new members who attended Tee Off 2013 on March 10. 


Dottie Pepper was the highlight of the day, sharing her personal stories on and off the golf course, answering questions, and autographed her books and Bogey head covers. We want to thank all of our sponsors who participated in the event.   


Boston Chapter Leagues


How about joining a League? This year, there are 19 leagues, including leagues added at The Nine Club and Shining Rock. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, we have a league for you. Registration for Leagues is now open.  Several leagues have already filled, so don't wait any longer!  Sign ups end April 26. Go to our Chapter Website to register. *Note: For Alternates, there is a change this year: $25/2 leagues (instead of 3).


New League at the Back 9 Club, Lakeville

Our new league at The Back 9 Club is particularly suited for players of all levels. This challenging 18-hole executive course was completely renovated in 2008. The famous course layout, which attracts scratch golfers to beginners, was kept intact, but many aesthetic and necessary changes were made. An executive style par-3 course, it is "beginner friendly" yet with three sets of tees, The Back 9 Club offers something for every skill level. With idyllic ponds coming into play often and big inviting greens surrounded by sand traps, picking the right set of tees is the first challenge. Given our busy schedules, an executive course provides a great way to sharpen your essential short game skills! Back 9 has also fully upgraded and rebuilt its kitchen, bar and dining area, making it a great place to relax and socialize with league members after your round. As an added bonus, punchcards are issued by the course for this league and come with 4 free 9 hole rounds!


Start your season by evaluating the state of your game. The first clinic is coming up soon on April 10 - Deadline to sign up is April 8. Checkout the description of all of our great clinics here: 2013 Golf Education Events
Match Play 

Are you looking for some friendly, yet challenging competition and want to enjoy the game of golf with other Chapter Members? Do you want to see how you rate against other players and further improve your game? Check out the new Match Play format for 2013Register now as play begins May 4th!


Biggest Loser  


Like "The Biggest Loser" on TV...Losing equals Winning.
The EWGA Biggest Loser Handicap Challenge is a contest for watching your handicap and your golf game lose strokes.


Ever wonder what it would be like to score a Birdie or a Par on every hole on a golf course? You can! The score of PAR on the score card is the measure of a scratch or a really good golfer. It is not the measure of how well you play the golf course.


A handicap in golf is one way to measure your level of play using your scores from the rounds you play. For example if your handicap is 36, on an average golf course, a Par 5 on the score card is really Par 7 for you. A Par 3 is really a Par 5 for you. So if you score a 4 on the hole, congratulations, that is a Birdie!


The Biggest Loser Challenge is a way to learn about handicaps and how see how low you can go. Handicaps and Entry into the challenge is Free, included with your EWGA membership.


To learn more about Handicaps, the Biggest Loser Challenge, and to enter, click on this linkQuestions? Please email Kate Collins, Handicap Chair.


2013 New England Cup


The New England Cup will be held on Saturday, June 29, at Crestview Country Club, Agawam MA, hosted by The Greater Springfield EWGA Chapter. Cost is $100 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, prizes and dinner. Dinner only costs $35.00. Players must have a handicap by GHIN or GN21. Players must have a maximum handicap of 32.


Format: Each chapter will have 2 members playing together vs. 2 members of another chapter. Front nine will be individual match play and the back nine will be four-ball match play.


If you are interested in playing in this fun event, please click here for more information and complete the registration formSign up as soon as possible, there are only 16 slots available and this event fills up fast.