Women’s Golf Association @ Bear Trap Dunes Newsletter

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Ladies Day

Starting with Ladies’ Day on June 28, all email notifications will come directly from Bear Trap Assistant Pro Alex Dove  (adove@troon.com).  The email will typically go out after 4 pm on Mondays (day before Ladies’ Day).  Remember to check your Spam email.  Please remember to call the Pro Shop if you are unable to play.

 The Dunes Pink Classic

Our 10th Anniversary tournament was held on June 6!  The weather cooperated, and 140 ladies dressed in variations of pink had a great day on the golf course.  Special pink flags were flying on our greens, the holes were painted pink, and many residents decorated their golf course homes in pink in support of our efforts!   We raised a net amount of $37,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s efforts to help residents of Sussex County fight breast cancer!  Thank you to all our supporters!


The Ladies’ Member-Guest Tournament will be held on
July 8-9!  Register yourself and your guest with Erin Swanson or someone on the Pro Staff and get in on the fun competition and celebration!  This is a flighted event, and you get to improve on your Day 1 score on Day 2!  Don’t miss out on this special Ladies’ tournament!  Join in and support this event, and earn points toward your participation award !!  Registration deadline is Friday, July 1.


Join today.
Golf membership $20 – Soclal Members $10
Click here for details on WGA Membership Info


  Sunshine News


We send our sincerest sympathy to Marcia Bonifas, who lost her daughter-in-law Michelle this month.  If you would like to send a personal message to Marcia, her home address is 161 Willow Oak Ave, Ocean View, DE 19970.

Sunshine Lady:  Kathy Murray
If you have information you would like to share with the WGA@ BTD membership, contact Kathy.

 Our Member’s

Ladies’ Day Winners
Results from June 14:  
1st Place:  Gallagher, Duncan, Schankel
2nd Place:  Travaglini, Curran, Heeger, Cutright
9 Hole 1st Place: Phillips, Murray and Zimmer
             2nd Place: Sarao, Smith

Congrats to Danette Travaglini and Mo Gallagher, who both shot an 81 that day…and Mo G had 5 birdies!  Barbara Smith chipped in on Grizzly 9 for a net eagle!!  Great playing, ladies!

Results for June 21:
1st Place: Travaglini, Gibbs, and Dominic
2nd Place: Zimmer,  Dobrusin and Byrnes
9 Hole 1st Place:  Phillips and Outright
            2nd Place: Howarth, Murray, Smith

Don’t forget to brag about your birdies!  Pin the info on the Birdie Tree in the Ladies’ Locker Room.
There are lots of categories for pin awards!  List your achievements on the clipboard charts in the locker room, have your WGA playing partner attest your entry, and put your attested score card with the pertinent information circled on it in the box provided!

Share your golf achievements with us.  Send them to Kathy Murray to include in the Newsletter.

WPGA Information
Team Match Play
Thank you to each of our BTD ladies who gave it her all to play for our WPGA Match Play team (Karen Sergison, Diane Shawver, Danette Travaglini, Maureen Gallagher, Meg Haney, Aubre Duncan, Carolyn Fajardo, Linda Fiscus, Jane Lyons, and Paula Ott).  Your time, effort and bravery are much appreciated.  The winners of the East Division, Ocean City (gross) and Kings Creek (net) went on to win in the finals..

We hope all of the team players had fun playing and getting to know some of the ladies from the other clubs in our division!  Please consider playing again next year, and encouraging others to do so. 

Best of luck in all of your playing throughout the rest of the season, and don’t forget to grab a friend/s for one of the upcoming WPGA tournaments.

Upcoming WPGA Tournaments

July 13 -One Better Ball of Two at Great Hope – The Host Club needs teams to fill out this event, and has reached out to Bear Trap Dunes ladies to play!
July 26-27 – WPGA Championship –  This is a flighted event!  All levels of golf are welcome!

Click on the link to get a schedule of events, and to download a registration form for each of these tournaments:


Women’s Peninsula Golf Association

If you have questions please contact Maureen Gallagher, our BTD rep for the WPGA at mhg21146@yahoo.com.
Visit their website @ wpga-md-del.org/
BTD Rep:  Maureen Gallagher


DWGA Information
Delaware Women’s Golf Association

 If you have questions please contact Donna Tanguay, our BTD rep for the DWGA at donnatanguay74@gmail.com.

Visit their website at http://www.dwga.org/ 
BTD Rep:  Donna Tanguay 

  Giving Back

The WGA@BTD members support various charitable organizations.

Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

Linda Fiscus is still in need of volunteers for this event on July 28.
Contact her at linda-fiscus@comcast.net.


Bears On Wheels

Contact: Danette Travaglini

Well folks, rain is not our friend when it comes to Bears on Wheels!  We had to cancel our trip to Baywood Greens this month because of weather issues!

Look for the next outing via email blast, once the place and time are confirmed!

Danette along with our club pros will coordinate tee times for road trips to area courses.  Generally there will be three tee times with sign-ups available – first come, first served.

  Quick Tip

Mike Rushin gave an on-course rules clinic after Ladies’ Day this month.   Thanks to Mike for providing clarification on rules about out-of-bounds, unplayable lies, and in hazard areas play, and no-penalty relief situations.  Of course, he reminded us that if players cannot agree on a rule, the player should play two balls, and discuss the situation with one of the pros after the round is completed in order to arrive at the correct scoring.

 4 –  Donna Mix
11 – Carolyn Fajardo
20 – Fran Marta

 1 – Marcia Bonifas
17- Joan Walsh
18- Karen Howarth
21- Barbara Smith
22- Sherri Stern
25- Eli Heeger

Upcoming Golf Event

8 –  BTD Ladies Member-
& 9    Guest
13 – WPGA Great Hope,
       1 BB 2
16 – BTD Beat the Pros
20 – Wild Quail Invitational
25 – DWGA Red, White, Blue
       Scramble, Newark CC
26 – WPGA Championship,
       Wild Quail
27 – WPGA Championship,
       Wild Quail

6 – BTD Night Golf
9 – WPGA Sr/Super Sr Champ
     Nutters Crossing
9 –  DWGA Sr Championship
& 10    Maple Dale
13 – BTD Member-Member
16 – WPGA Maple Dale, 
        2 BB 4
18 – WPGA Officer Apprec.
        The Rookery North
22 – DWGA Blue/Gold
       Fieldstone Golf Club
23 – Eastern Shore Invitational
27 – BTD Club
& 28     Championship

1 – WPGA Captains Cove
      2 BB 4
5 – BTD Labor Day Scramble
12 – WPGA Kings Creek
        2 BB 4
13 – Ocean City Invitational
27 – Interclub vs. CC @ BTD
28 – Interclub vs. CC @ CC

5 – Prospect Bay Invitational
6 – Kings Creek Invitational
17 – DWGA Four Ball Champ
       Heritage Shores
22 – BTD Beat the Pros
22 – Member Closing Party
27 – DWGA Team Challenge

       Cripple Creek

2016 Board Members
Anne Sarao, President
Karen Sergison, Vice President 
Marie Curran, Secretary
Maureen McCollum, Treasurer
Kathy Murray, Sunshine Lady
Danette Travaglini, Bears on Wheels
Maureen Gallagher, WPGA Rep
Donna Tanguay, DWGA Rep

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