The 2014 season is coming to a close. Our official events have ended, but I know a few people are taking advantage of the "warmer" weekend days to get in a round or two. The Board is already planning for 2015, but first let me recap the 2014 season.
At Kick-Off we told everyone that our charity for the year would be First Tee of Massachusetts. Thanks to everyone who generously participated in this fundraising event, we donated over $700.
I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity. With their support, we were able to offer more prizes at Kick-Off and End of Season, as well as provide discounted greens fees at several events.
In 2014 we added a new league at Butter Brook and expanded the tee times for the Pine Meadows league.
Our League Championship was held at Cyprian Keyes this year. It was a beautiful day and the course was in great shape. Congratulations to our new League Champions with the lowest net score: Pine Meadows. The low gross or second place went to the Pine Oaks team!
We also had several individuals that qualified to play at the EWGA Championship in Nashville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Kate Collins, Gina Haigh, Robin Haley, and Kathy LeBlanc for qualifying. Kathy LeBlanc took 3rd place Low Gross in the First Flight. Nice job!
At our End of Season Event at Easton Country Club, we announced the winners of the season-long contests. The Biggest Loser category winners were based on handicap. The winner of the 31 and over handicap is Karen Cardillo. The winner for the under 31 handicap is Dori Senerchia. We asked people to track birdies, eagles and hole-in-ones throughout the seasons. The winners were Gina Haigh (birdie), Adrianna Cardillo (eagle), and Gayle Gaudreau (hole-in-one). Last, but not least, is the winner of the free membership, Erica Murray.
There were two Team Events this year: the New England Cup and the EWGA Cup. We had two teams go to Southern New Hampshire to defend the New England Cup and Boston Team A brought the trophy back to Boston. Due to the overwhelming interest in the NE Cup, the team will be chosen by lottery. Keep your eye on upcoming newsletters for specific details. The team of 8 that played in the EWGA Cup won the Northeast Regional and is heading to Scottsdale, Arizona for the finals, which is being held the first weekend in December. Good luck ladies, let's bring back that Cup!
Our elections for the 2015 Season brought on a new member, Kathryn Wolcott, Finance Director. We also had 3 members returning for a second term: Kate Collins (Events Director), Deirdre Parlon (Membership Director), and Robin Duffy (President).