HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The first day of winter has come and gone and we are gaining light every day. While the grass has been covered with snow only a few times this winter season more is falling right now. Spring, warmer temperatures and our golf season will be here before you know it.
A draft of the 2016 schedule is posted on the website for your review to begin planning your golf season, we will make you aware when it is finalized. After you review the schedule why not sign up for the 2016 season and check that off your To Do List.
Recently Joy Eon and I, along with Vicki Lindquist and Sue Wooton (representing the WMSGA), attended a meeting of the Maine Junior Golf Committee at the Maine State Golf Association office. Some very exciting things are in the works for girls, and the energy around that table as we talked about getting and keeping girls in the game of golf was even more exciting. Two girls-only tournaments have been added to the high school golf season. Three Junior Golf Expos have also been scheduled – one in the north at Husson University on March 26, one in the south at Val Halla on April 24, and one at Riverside for girls only on June 18. SMWGA along with WMSGA hopes to be present at each venue, so we invite any of you who would like to get involved with golf opportunities for our young girls to join us. The more the merrier. Just email me and I can give you more information. Exciting doings in junior golf!
I would like to pass on a benefit for anyone interested in attending the Greater New England Golf Expo being held in Manchester, NH, on the weekend of February 13-14. In a concerted effort to expand expo offerings geared toward women in golf, one of the managing partners is reaching out to all female golfers and offering them $5 off the entry fee. You can get an idea about what the expo will feature at its website: www.greaternegolfexpo.com. If you order tickets online, use the promotion code “women2016”, a senior (62) discount will also be offered.
I look forward to our upcoming season and the opportunity to see you on the links!
2015 Scholarship Awards
Southern NH University
The George Washington University
University of Phoenix, BSN
Maine Maritime Academy
St. Lawrence University
North Carolina State University