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You're invited! Golf with your girlfriends on some of  Maine's most spectacular courses. You'll enjoy reduced rates, friendly competition, prizes, and  tons of fun on our Tuesday golf tour. All you need  to do is join the WMSGA... and that's a whole lot  easier than making a sand save.

Just go to our membership page to get an application, and in no time, you'll be out on the links with us. 

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Staci Creech Notches Third Amateur 

Staci.jpgStaci_3.JPGStaci Creech of Bangor Muni finished the first day of competition at the 2017 Maine Women's Amateur, held at Martindale Country Club, in a tie with junior Bailey Plourde. They both shot even par 71's. On the second day, Staci opened up a 3-shot lead and extended that by two more strokes on day 3 to capture her third straight MWA title with a score of 217. Bailey finished in the runner-up position for the second year in a row and took home her fourth consecutive junior title.

The MWA also awarded winners in four different flights.

Abby Spector Award Goes To Liz Wiltshire

Wiltshire_2.JPGYou might be surprised that a wild girl with a zebra bag (see Liz left) is also a woman of great compassion and sportsmanship... just the qualities that make her the perfect recipient of the 2017 Abby Spector Award.

Liz Wiltshire has quite a number of golf accomplishments to her name, among them capturing first at the 2009 Janet Drouin Memorial and at the 2015 Senior Championship. She is also a 20-time club champion at Natanis. 

Along with her brother, Richard Browne, the pro at Natanis, Liz has been instrumental in running ladies and junior clinics at Natanis since 1982. She coached the junior varsity golf team at Winslow High and assisted the varsity coach. She has also been an advocate and teacher with the Special Olympics for many years and sits on the board of directors for the Maine Golf Hall of Fame. Beyond volunteering her time to such pursuits, Liz also offers generous financial support to young women pursuing their golf dreams. 

Liz was nominated for the Abby Spector Award by Jean Cassidy, who said, "Liz's passion for the game grows every year. She fosters the true essence of golf as she demonstrates and promotes good sportsmanship, teaches and encourages those who are lucky enough to play with her, and insists that we learn the rules and enjoy the game. Liz truly represents all the best that is golf."

Maine Fares Well at NEWGA

Erin.jpgErin Holmes of Val Halla captured the Junior Championship at the 61st playing of the NEW England Women's Golf Association Championship on July 10-12 at Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury, Connecticut. Firing an even par 73 in the first round, Erin started day two in second place overall. She followed her first day with two solid rounds of 82 to lead all juniors by 21 strokes and to place eighth in the championship.

Erin was joined at NEWGA by six more women to represent Maine in a field of 81 players: Staci Creech of Bangor Muni, Melissa Johnson of Martindale, Carrie Langevin of Portland, Micki Meggison of Sable Oaks, Neila Nelke of Martindale, and Kathi O’Grady of The Woodlands. The par 73 course played at 5,749 yards over hilly terrain with plenty of hazards.

Staci Creech charged ahead in the second round with a 74, then followed with another 74 in the final round to finish in fourth place overall, just 6 shots back from the eventual champion. Carrie Langevin finished strong with an 81 in the last round. Visit the NEWGA website for complete results and photos of the major prize winners. 

Next year, Maine hosts the NEWGA Championship July 9-11 at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth. Save the dates - it will be an awesome event! Even if you’re not planning to play, please consider saving the dates anyway – we’re going to need volunteers to support operations all three days of the tournament.

Online Registration

frazzled.jpgWe have discovered an annoying glitch that happens in TPP when you register online and use Google or Chrome or some such auto fill to answer the questions on the application. A really important slot is your GHIN number. Well, Google doesn't know what a GHIN number is, so it searches for a 7-digit number and replaces your GHIN number with your phone number. That causes all kinds of problems when you try to register and when I try to put you into tournaments and post your scores.

Next time you go in to TPP, please choose EDIT PROFILE from the left column to check that all your information is correct. Then, when you register, DO NOT use auto fill or it will happen again. And while, we're at it... it would also be helpful if you would use only your first and last name when you register. Those pesky prefixes, middle names, and suffixes keep reappearing for me to delete over and over again. Thanks for listening.

Bailey Plourde Receives WMSGA Scholarship

Bailey_grad.jpgThe WMSGA is proud to honor Bailey Plourde of Newcastle, a deserving fledgling golfer, who has already notched quite a number of impressive golf accomplishments, including runner-up in the 2016 Maine Women's Amateur. One of ten awardees selected by a committee representing the Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund, she will receive a grant for $1,500 to be used during her first year (2017-2018) of undergraduate studies at Centre College in Kentucky, where she will compete on the golf team. As long as Bailey makes satisfactory academic progress at Centre, the grant will be renewed every year of her four years of undergraduate work, totaling $6,000.

Congratulations to Bailey as she pursues her golfing career and studies.

 

NEWS & REMINDERS

OCTOBER 4
As President Lindquist signs a merger agreement today  Tuesday, October 4 – she sends us a message telling us what to expect from our voucher system. Read all about it.

SEPTEMBER 3
Progress has been made toward the blending of our three organizations: the WMSGA, MSGA, & SMWGA. Read an update from President Vicki Lindquist about the merger and other WMSGA concerns. 

JULY 26
MWA_logo.pngCongratulations to Staci Creech -- the 2017 Maine Women's Amateur champion -- and to all the players at the Maine Women's Amateur. See the three-day scoring resul
ts of all your favorite players here.

APRIL 10
The transition to a single golf association for the state of Maine is underway. The presidents of the WMSGA and SMWGA will keep you informed about our progress.

Here's their first letter of the 2017 season.


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