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Massachusetts Will Be Well Represented on the 2010 PGA Tour; Three Bay Staters Earn Tour Card and Others Still in the Hunt at Qualifying

Kevin Johnson, the 42-year-old former Massachusetts Junior Amateur, Massachusetts Amateur and Massachusetts Open champion who played on the 2001 PGA Tour, returns after finishing 13th on the 2009 Nationwide Tour, including wins at the The Rex Hospital Open and Knoxville Open. Fran Quinn, the 44-year old 1990 MGA Open champion, finished 25th on the 2009 Nationwide Tour, including a win at the Albertson's Boise Open. James Driscoll, the 32-year-old two-time Massachusetts Amateur champion, finished 112th on the 2009 PGA Tour to retain his card; he first earned his PGA Tour card in 2005. His best finish in 2009 came in May when he finished second to Zach Johnson at the Valero Texas Open.

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New England Golf Monthly Client – Elite Indoor Golf Center – Featured on PGA.com

One of the premier indoor golf facilities ever designed is located right in Southern New England's backyard and is also a long time client of New England Golf Monthly.  We have watched Elite Indoor Golf Center developer, owner and Director of Instruction, Jeffrey Dantas from the opening of Elite in the winter of 2007 and applaud Jeff for his recent accomplishments.  

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Where Are They Now?

Veteran PGA Tour pro Mark Calcavecchia set the Tour record of nine straight birdies at the recently completed RBC Canadian Open. Calc was aided by wet course conditions that allowed lift-clean and place from the fairway and the soft greens made firing at pins like throwing darts. Calcavecchia did just that with none of his birdie putts exceeding 12 feet. That is a great accomplishment for Calcavecchia, but let’s face it, he is no Rick Sigda.

Who? Almost 30 years ago to the day, in July 1979, then 29 year old amateur Rick Sigda, playing in the Greenfield Open at The Country Club of Greenfield (Mass) ran off nine straight birdies setting the amateur world record at the time which stood for many years thereafter.

 

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Mungeam Cornish Golf Design Renovates Waubeeka

Williamstown, Mass. Mungeam Cornish Golf Design, Inc, headquartered in Uxbridge, Mass., continues the renovation of Waubeeka Golf Links under the direction of chief golf course architect Mark Mungeam, ASGCA, and design associate Tim Gerrish.

            Waubeeka Golf Links is an 18 hole semi-private club originally designed, built and owned by the late Rowland Armacost, a superintendent by trade, which opened in 1966. Waubeeka Golf Links occupies a stunning site in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts with views of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, Brodie Mountain and the Green River flows through the course.

 

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Sunice Appoints Howie Ellis as New Executive Vice-President of Sales for the United States market

Montreal, Quebec---Sunice, the leading brand in performance outerwear, is proud to announce the appointment of their new Executive Vice-President of Sales for the United States, Howie Ellis.  With experience as the Director of Sales for Callaway Golf Apparel and Strategic Account Manager for Adidas Golf, he is tasked to grow Sunice's presence in the US market.   Ellis is a 22-year industry veteran that has worked with some of the most recognizable names in golf apparel.  He will manage the sales force in the United States and continue to strengthen the brand position in this market.... Read More...
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From The Editor

There are still simple pleasures in life and for me golf is one of them. I cherish the time I get to spend out on the golf course, with a favorite group, family or just new friends I am paired with in events and tournaments. Every golf course is unique and each round is a different experience in life and learning. What makes golf such a great game is that it has simple commonality. We all work with the same purpose in mind to play better and improve and enjoy the game. Yes there ar... Read More...

Ted Hansberry presented Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Ted Hansberry has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund's Richard F. Connolly, Jr. Distinguished Service Award which will be presented at The Fund's 60th Annual Banquet on April 27, 2009. The highlight of the banquet will be the presentation of the "Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf" to Tom Watson. The event will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. ... Read More...