President’s June Message
I think we may have crossed the warmth threshold or at least the one where we see the sun for more than two days in a row.
Our Season is in full swing we have had four OPEN Tuesdays and eight more to go. One of which is “Bring a Junior Day” at Gorham on July 19. I encourage you to ask a Junior to join us that day and all of the Tuesdays during our season. We are a great group of women and play on some incredible courses throughout our season.
Planning is underway for this year’s Maine Women’s Amateur to be held at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono, hosted by WMSGA. Micki Meggison and Sue Coffin and their army of volunteers are planning to make the MWA another great one! I encourage you to sign up there.
Please check out the website where you will find the MWA application (sign up dates 6/10-7/17), information about the tournament, suggested local accommodations, sponsorship opportunities, etc.
An important part of the MWA is the awarding of Abby Spector Award. This award is given in recognition “of the Maine female golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of the game through a unique combination of her ability and sportsmanship, her perseverance and courage, and her passion for and commitment to promoting the growth and enjoyment of the game of golf”. The nomination papers are on the website, deadline for nominations is July 1st.
I look forward to seeing you out on the links.
Congratulations to Leslie Guenther on her Hole in One at Brunswick during the Metropolitan Tournament!
To learn more about the Junior Golf Program, click here.
Words from the – Executive Director of SMWGA
I probably should not say this aloud, but I really feel that pace of play is finally becoming a non-issue. Players are doing an amazing job of being mindful about their on-course behavior and it is paying off. I do still hear that some players struggle with the fact that speedy play may be somewhat uncomfortable especially when it seems contrary to honors or “who’s away” etiquette. Might be a good idea if everyone agrees on the first tee, “ready golf” is the plan! Be respectful of your fellow players, but do what you need to do to keep play moving. Five hour rounds are a fading, distant memory that I am certain none of us will miss.
Sign up begins next week for the Senior Championship and Under 55 Tournament at Biddeford Saco.The B-Division Championship at Dutch Elm is also on the horizon. Shirley Jones is looking for ladies to help coordinate the details of that celebration. Let me know if you want to help. We have lowered the entry, but we still hope to make the event special for all.
Last, but so definitely not least, please consider participating in this year’s Maine Women’s Amateur tournament at Penobscot Valley. This three day event is as much about camaraderie as it is about golf, so it is truly a tournament experience you do not want to miss!