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EWGA Boston Chapter Newsletter
Connecting Golfers in Eastern Massachusetts
November 2014
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2014 RECAP

Hello Everyone,

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.

Eagle Sponsor - Joe & Leigh's

Newsletter Sponsor - Dick's Sporting Goods

Sign Sponsors:
Keane Fire & Safety (Beth Hayes)
Your QuickBooks Pro Advisors (Maria Levin & Sue Weber)
Needham Bank (JoAnn Burnett)

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).


Golfers are made in the off-season Golf 8.5 eduKaytion Golf is coming to Natick! eduKaytion Golf has offered EWGA members a $30 discount and if you invite a friend they will also get the $30 discount! This is a great way to introduce a friend to EWGA and improve your game. See why Kay McMahon is a Hall of Fame teacher and club professional with the LPGA. Limited spots available, click here to learn more and register.

Save the Date: March 29, 2015

Our Kick-off Event is in its planning stage. Please consider helping either for an hour or so at the event or join the committee and have some real fun! There is nothing better to blast away winter blahs than to plan a party! Contact Gina at for more info or check out our events page where you will find the sign-up to volunteer as well as additional details as they become available.

We are already planning our Golf Events for 2015. We are creating a Maine Weekend as well as a Fall Getaway weekend. In addition to our popular weekend events at the top public and private golf courses in Massachusetts, we are looking to create events in your neighborhood. Stay tuned this winter as we announce some new ways to go out and play 9 or 18!


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We are looking to improve the ways to keep you informed. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you are not connected to our Chapter, think about joining. Look for an invitation to join us on Facebook.


We are always looking to spread the word about the chapter, the more members the better the opportunities that will be available. If you know of someone who plays golf or wants to learn, we are the perfect place for them. Bring them to an off-season event or reach out to our Member Recruitment Director at 


I was also fortunate to meet an individual who believes golf should be available to everyone. He is Fred Corcoran and he leads the group Golf for All ( The organization was a spotlight feature on "Chronicle." Golf For All looks to bring golf as therapy and enjoyment to all individuals who face physical, developmental, and emotional challenges. If any of your family members face similar challenges, they offer services which include top-notch PGA professional personal instruction, adaptive equipment and/or vehicles, free customized clubs, and opportunities for on-course play. Keep your eyes on the newsletter and web site to learn more about Golf For All. 


Deidre Parlon, Member Service Director, is always happy to come to your place of employment, attend a networking event, or speak at a workshop to educate professional women/golfers on the benefits of joining the EWGA. Feel free to e-mail her directly at


Remember to tell potential members about our league play, golf events and outings, clinics, discounts, and volunteer opportunities.