Can you believe that it is already the first week in January? Spring is just around the corner! It does look as if some of you were able to play locally. From Ellen Murphy:
"This was a first for me: I golfed on Boxing Day, in the Northeast. The sun was out, there was very little wind. I actually parred a few holes! Stowe Acres was open. The parking lot was full. The South course was in good shape. It brought back fond memories of the Monster League."
The Board is hard at work setting the schedule for 2015. One of our first events will be our participation at the National Golf Expo in Boston
, which is being held at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. The National Golf Expo features tons of fantastic golf-related exhibits, displays, and interactive features. Stop by our table and don't forget to stop by and show support to our Eagle Sponsor, Joe & Leigh's
. For more details on the event, click here
Interested in going to the show but not interested in paying the entrance fee? We are looking for volunteers
to help at the table on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Feb. 27 - March 1). Helping for a few hours will allow you to enjoy the show before or after your shift. If interested, click this link
and remember to list your availability.
NEW WINTER CLINIC SERIES
Starts Saturday, January 24
We always hear, "Golfers are made in the off-season!" Join us for an 8-week clinic series on Saturdays, 3:00 - 4:00 PM (January 24 - March 14). The cost is $20.00 per person (open to all members and guests).
Each week will focus on one aspect of the game. Attend one or as many weeks as you wish. Guests are welcome and encouraged. No clubs? No problem! Atkinson will supply you and your guest with the appropriate clubs for each session. Sign up for every Saturday or for just one or two.
Registration for each Saturday is open now
and will be available until the Thursday before each clinic.
PLAY INDOOR GOLF - THROUGH MEETUP.COM
EWGA Boston is sponsoring an indoor golf event at Fore Golf Entertainment in Westborough, MA on Sunday, January 25, 12:45 - 3:00 PM.
This is open to EWGA Boston members and non-members. To see details and sign up, go to: http://www.meetup.com/EWGA-Boston/events/219267570/
You can log on to meetup.com with your Facebook account or create a new account if you are not already a member.
BOSTON'S ANNUAL KICK-OFF BRUNCH
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The guest speakers are lined up! Many awesome vendors will be joining us this year! Prizes are rolling in for our MEGA prize drawing! Joe & Leigh's Golf Shop has gone CRAZY this year with donations! Don't miss all the fun. Make sure you add this event to your calendar and get Granite Links Country Club, 100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy, MA on your GPS! Watch for more info in upcoming newsletters!
Can you help for an hour or so during the event? Of course you can! Please do not wait to sign up to volunteer, click here to sign up today!
NEW ENGLAND CUP
New England Cup is a one-day team competition between the New England EWGA Chapters that is being held on June 27th at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington, CT. The event will include 9 holes of team match play and 9 holes of single match play. The Boston Chapter will field two teams of 8 golfers for 16 total positions.
Due to the high level of interest from past years, we will be holding a drawing for the 16 positions. The players will be selected at Kick-Off on March 29.
If you are interested in playing, click on this link. Please read the details on the web page and click on Sign Me Up to be entered into the drawing.
If you have questions or comments, please e-mail Kate at email@example.com.
Do you or your employer want to host or invite the EWGA in 2015 to discuss the benefits of joining? Deirdre Parlon welcomes speaking with your Human Resources department, Event planner, or Supervisor. What a great way to grow our Chapter! I think we all agree the EWGA helps women in life, business, and improve their game.
Do you know all the benefits or opportunities that your EWGA membership provides? Each month we will be highlighting a benefit or opportunity that is available for all members.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT - GOLF OPPORTUNITIES
Below is a list of some of the available benefits. If we missed anything, please let us know by sending the feedback to us using the 19th hole.
- Group and Individual Instruction
- Golf Education
- Organized Leagues
- Weekend Golf Leagues
- National Special Events
- Chapter Competitions (both local and national)
SENIOR PGA EVENT
COMING TO BOSTON
This year's Senior Players Championship will be held at Belmont Country Club in Belmont, MA, June 9-14. We would love to get a group together to volunteer at the event. They have over 20 different volunteer opportunities ranging from walking scorers, hospitality volunteers, transportation volunteers, and the possibility for the EWGA-Boston Chapter to Marshal a particular hole at the Championship.
If you are interested, please e-mail Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do those red and yellow stakes mean?
Golf courses are designed to provide the golfer with a playing field. The playing field contains safe areas (tee, fairway, green) and unsafe areas (hazards, bunkers, out of bounds).
Two types of unsafe areas are water hazards marked with yellow stakes and lateral hazards marked with red stakes.
The color of the stake determines what you can do if your ball ends up in one of these unsafe areas.
There are three things you need to know before you can proceed:
- Is your ball in the hazard?
- Where did the ball enter the hazard?
- What type of hazard is it?
Click this link to read more!
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