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Greetings golfers,


Joy Eon

Friday, June 12, registration will open for this year’s Maine Women’s Amateur (MWA).  The close date is set for Friday, July 10.  If your registration is postmarked by or received electronically by Wednesday, July 1, you’ll receive a Nike golf hat or visor.  Thanks go out to Sally Williams for arranging and to Nike for donating these items.  So please spread the word and encourage those who are eligible for play to register early and take advantage of this special offer.  Thanks to Pam Strayer, our web master, there will be electronic sign up available and payment  through Paypal.  Just log on to and click on “Everything you need for MWA” or and click on “Visit the Maine Women’s Amateur webpage”.  Once you’re there, click on 2015 MWA Online Application and Payment by Paypal.

 The Women’s USGA State Team Championship will be held September 10-12, 2015 at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Practice rounds are available beginning on September 8th. Follow this link for further information.

Maine sends a team of 3 and thanks to Maine State Golf Association, each player will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for expenses related to competing in the tournament.  Our team will be chosen as soon after the completion of the MWA as possible.  The low scores in MWA qualify for selection of this team. Please indicate on your MWA application your interest in participating.  

 Along with the rest of the MWA Executive Board and Committee Members, I’m really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Biddeford Saco Country Club July 27 through 29.  Our Board Members, aptly chaired by Michele Davis, have been working very hard as well as our committee members, BSCC staff and Pro Shop Committee members.

 Congratulations to Kathy Crawford who had a hole in one while playing in one of our weekly events Tuesday at Toddy Brook.  I guess the few raindrops we had didn’t faze her game!

 So far Mother Nature has been quite kind to us on Tuesdays.  Only one and hopefully it will be the only rain out for this year.  We’ve had a few sprinkles on a couple of tournament days but nothing we hardy Mainers get too upset about.

 As you’re probably already aware, our modified voucher system is in the works now so we’ll see how things go.  Thanks Barbara for listening to our members and making some changes to reflect concerns they’ve had.

 Coming up this month we have Cape Neddick or Cape Arundel June 16, our Metropolitan Tournament, (I personally love the format which is best ball of 4) June 22 or 23 and Turner Highlands, which is an open tournament scheduled for June 30.

 Hope to see you on the course,



Second Annual Girls Golf Fair Rescheduled to July 12

 The Second Annual Girls Golf Fair, sponsored by the First Tee of Maine, will be held Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 1 – 3 p.m. at Riverside-South Golf Course, Portland. Our goal is to grow the game of golf by introducing non-golfing girls to the sport in a low-key, fun environment and encouraging girls who already play golf to continue with this lifelong sport. The Golf Fair is free and open to girls of all ages. Last’s year event was a success with about 50 girls attending. Our goal for this year is to make the event even bigger and better by reaching more participants and by adding more volunteers.

 We need volunteers in many capacities both before and the day of the event. We also need volunteer instructors and helpers – all you need is a knowledge of golf and we will give you teaching guidelines. We also need women golfers to bring participants to the event – children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends or relatives. Please let me know if you are willing to help out in any capacity and what your availability is. You don’t need to be available the day of the event to volunteer as we also have plenty to do before the event. Any help is welcomed!!

 Thanks for your interest in helping to grow the game of golf by getting more girls involved.

Terri Messer

Girls Golf Fair Chair and Board Member, The First Tee 


Sometimes it’s handy to know your handicap, in advance, before playing a new course.

To find out follow this link to the USGA site where you can enter information and find your number.

Scroll down to find the app.

Also, if you have a calculator handy, you can do it yourself. Multiply your index number by the slope rating and then divide by 113.

Have fun with the numbers.

Scholarship Recipients

Nicole Moody, Wells 

University of New Hampshire

Bailey Marden, Cornish 

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Maria Cianchette, Falmouth - Woodlands

North Carolina State University

Sarah Hansen, Cumberland - Val Halla

Gettysburg College

Grace King, Yarmouth - Woodlands 

St. Lawrence University

Contact information: SMWGA Director, 58 Val Halla Rd., Cumberland, ME. 04021  Email: