NEWGA In The News

2019 NEWGA Updates

2019 Gail Purdy Brophy                                             Overall Gross Winners
Heidi Harkins, Kathy Harkins, Donna Nevulis, Gail Brophy, Kate Oppedisano
Today, the “Purdy Brophy Two Balls of Four”event was held at Ballston Spa CC.  We had a great day!  The women arrived ready to play, the Ballston Spa members welcomed us, the pro shop treated us to some fun pin placements, and the food service gave us a great lunch.  And, some of us got to shop after winning some chits.  I’ve always thought we are winks on the first tee: a day of golf, the fun of the competition, and lunch…and, then, bonus…there may be a prize!
Today, we welcomed Gail Brophy and her daughters as they joined us for lunch.   I want to thank Judy Mysliborski for speaking and recognizing Gail Purdy Brophy and her many accomplishments over an impressive sports career both in golf and in speed skating.  Suffice to say her accomplishments are many and worthy of the accolades and ovations she received.  Gail is one impressive lady.  We are proud she is among our NEWGA Membership. 
We were pleased she could join us today.  
In the golf contest today, we had a field of 88 women for 22 teams competing for honors within their flights. The top winner taking Overall Low Gross with a score of 150 or 2 over par was the team of:  Donna Nevulis, Kathy Harkins, Kate Oeppedisano, and Heidi Harkins.  Excellent playing, ladies. Overall Low Net honors went to the team of: Mary Diefendorf, Deb Langevin, Linda Kolnick, and Betsy Baker with a 22 under par score of 126.  Impressive!  
Other finishing scores will be posted to the web site within a day or two, but I wanted to share the names of the top winners with you.  They had a great day.
Our next event is the Mixed Event, July 12 at Western Turnpike Golf Course.  I hope many of you will be able  to tee it up then…entries are being accepted until July 5th.
See you on a fairway,
Donna Heskett.
The Mixed Event at Western Turnpike is now open for registering.  You can access the registration form by clicking on the name of the event under Upcoming Tournaments or Open Tournament sections of the website.   When signing up your team, please indicate your guest’s name, club and handicap index in the comment section of the form.   The fee is $65 per player or total of $130.00.   Please note there is a drop box for payment type.  Click on the down arrow for options to pay by credit card or check.   If you choose to pay by check, please mail immediately so that it is posted by the closing date.  When paying by credit card you should choose to pay for 2 players, as there is no access for your guest to pay online direct. It was a beautiful day to improve 9 hole scores by playing the yellow tees twice at Van Schaick Island CC.  Heather Morrison of Burden Lake CC shot a 37 for overall gross and Selena Balick of Shaker Ridge CC shot 28 for overall net.  See Tournament tab for complete results.  Check out News under About us tab for  mention of Individual Ringers in Times Union article by Joyce Bassett. Our season began with a four person scramble on  May 21st.  Eighty members braved a cold and blustery day at Troy Country Club.  Congrats to the Ballston Spa women who took Overall Gross and Overall Net.  Complete results are posted under the  Tournament tab. See About Us – News tab for link to Times Union article by Joyce Bassett regarding NEWGA 90th Anniversary. Spring Meeting was held April 28th at Shaker Ridge CC with 17 of 23 member clubs in attendance.  We  welcomed new & returning member Clubs:  Fox Run Golf Club and Country Club of Troy.   Troy is hosting our first event on May 21st.  Closing for this event is May 14th. Our newly revised website was launched by Kim Lloyd of Latham Group Consulting.  We are very pleased with the number of members who have taken advantage of signing onto the website. Our guest speaker, Wendy Dominick, District Chair of the Rules and Competitions Committee for the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) gave a great presentation of the 2019 USGA rules.