Women’s Golf Association @ Bear Trap Dunes Newsletter
May 3 is the opening day for Ladies’ Day! Hope to see many members playing that day! We have 51 golf members and 8 social members to date.
The WGA held its Spring Business Meeting on April 28, at 1 pm in the Dunes Room. A separate email containing the minutes of the meeting will be sent to the WGA members.
Friday Tee Times
In an effort to provide lots of opportunities to get out and golf and meet other ladies in the WGA, we will be having Friday tee times for WGA members. Donna Tanguay will be coordinating and managing these tee times which will start in May and run through September. There will be three tee times, generally from 10:45-11:03, (slight shifts in times from week to week). Donna will send out email to all members of the WGA on Saturday identifying the tee times for the following Friday. You must respond to Donna ASAP if you are interested in playing, but no later than Monday at 5 pm. All slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Donna will advise all players as to who is in and who is on the waiting list. Any unused times will be released back to the pro shop by Tuesday afternoon. On Friday, we will toss names/golf balls in a hat to determine groupings and order of play. We have tried group tee times in the past (Mondays and Saturdays), but both programs were not successful. Because Fridays are busy days at BTD, if we do not get a good turnout or have lots of folks cancelling at the last minute such that there are unused tee times not returned to the pro shop in a timely fashion, Neil will not let us continue this program. Therefore, please do not sign up if you are not sure you can play, and also notify Donna ASAP if you can no longer play so that all slots can be filled from the waiting list. If we get a good turnout, we may ask a different gal each week to come up with a Friday game that will be fun for players at all levels.
Our membership roster stands at 59 members to date, including 8 social members.
Starting with the April Newsletter, newsletters and email blasts will be sent only to WGA members.
We will close our membership to the WPGA on May 1. If you are interested in joining that group via the WGA, you must join now. The fee is $15, payable to the WGA. We will send in our last membership check to them on May 2.
Sending our best wishes to Mabel Lee, who was injured in a car accident this month. She has undergone knee surgery, suffered bruising, and is recuperating at her home. Unfortunately, golf is not in her immediate future. Drop an email to her at email@example.com to wish her well, or a card to her home address, 23106 Yellowwood Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871.
We congratulate Neil and Lindsay Maurer on the birth of their twin girls, Cassidy and Harper! Also, Ed and Aubre Duncan on the birth of grandsons Cameron and Nolan! Both sets of twins were due on the same day! The boys arrived on April 19, only hours before the girls, who were born on April 20!
Steve and Maureen Jones are celebrating the birth of a grandson, Hudson, who arrived on April 19.
Sunshine Lady: Kathy Murray
If you have information you would like to share with the WGA@ BTD membership, contact Kathy.
The Birdie Board is ready! It is on the back wall of the locker room. There are pink flags and pins attached to the board…just write your name, the date, and the hole you birdied, and pin it to the board! There is a sample pinned to the top corner of the board. And don’t forget the 2 Club Pin! You might earn a dollar or two for your birdie!!
Don’t forget to keep track of your achievements on the course. Use your card in the Participation Points box to record your participation in upcoming events, and record your milestone achievements on the appropriate page on the clipboard, depositing your attested scorecard in the marked box. Pins will be given out on Ladies’ Days to members of the WGA who earn them. If you do not have a card with your name on it in the box, please contact mscurran94@gmail.
Share your golf achievements with us. Send them to Kathy Murray to include in the Newsletter.
Mo Gallagher and Donna Tanguay attended the Spring Meeting of the WPGA at Maple Dale CC on April 6.
The WPGA is concerned about low participation in its tournaments. Perhaps members would be more likely to play if the tournament was only a one day event. Check the WPGA website and mark your calendars for tournament dates. Forms can be printed from the website, and some will be posted on our locker bulletin board. Bear Trap will host a tournament on Sept. 5, 2017, which will be a 2 better ball of 4 format.
Donna has volunteered to be a part of the bylaws revision committee of the WPGA, and to participate in a task force committee to explore the goal of expanding WPGA membership.
You will receive a generic membership card to the WPGA, without your name printed on it. Each participating golf club will have a list of WPGA members. The pro shop will check to be sure you are on the list when you make your tee time, and you must show identification upon arriving at the pro shop to pay your fee.
The match play team has been selected, and will include Karen Sergison, Diane Shawver, Nancy Tucker, Danette Travaglini, Mo Gallagher, Donna Tanguay, Meg Haney, Aubre Duncan, Carolyn Fajardo, Linda Fiscus, Jane Lyons and Paula Ott. Thank you to these ladies for stepping up to the tee for our club
No membership cards this year. Print your own from the member portal on the DWGA website.
Two mobile apps to download to your phone. DWGA Member Planet gives you all the DWGA details at your fingertips. DSGA Golflife is the DSGA mobile app for posting scores.
Tournament schedule is set and can be viewed on-line at the DWGA website. Hard copy is also posted in locker room. NOTE: closing tourney and dinner will be done jointly with the DSGA at Cripple Creek in October. Registration info will be out in June!
New this year- some DSGA sponsored tourneys will have a women’s division. They are listed on DWGA website at “tournaments as DSGA women’s events.
Golf travel opportunities are also available through the DWGA- check the website for details.
New USGA rules this year! See the bulletin board in the locker room for details.
Women’s Golf Day June 7 is a worldwide event to promote more girls and women playing golf. BTD will participate in this event. Details to follow.
30th Anniversary of the Scholarship Fund will be celebrated with a golf tourney at Rehoboth Beach Country Club, and will be very popular. Keep an eye out for registration.
This is the State Team selection year. If you have a handicap index of 9.9 or lower, see the website for details on how to qualify.
The Dunes Pink Classic is only a month away, and plans for this tournament are in the final stages. Our golf field was sold out in record time!
If you have a home on the golf course, the committee would like very much to give you ribbons and balloons to decorate your back porch/deck/patio. Please contact us and we will provide a decoration package to help celebrate our Tenth Anniversary tournament! Email Marie Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Bears On Wheels
Unfortunately, the Bears on Wheels trip to Peninsula for April 27 was cancelled because of rain.
Danette is working on the May 12 trip, which will be to Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, DE. The sign up sheet will be posted 2 weeks before the trip. If you are not in the area, you may call the pro shop to add your name to the list. There are four tee times available for this outing. Danette is exploring the possibility of getting a 9 hole tee time as well. Look for more information via an email blast as soon as plans are finalized.
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.
9 Mary Byrnes
29 Rene Zimmer
31 Maureen Jones
31 Phyllis Aerenson
1 Donna Tanguay
8 Ruth Rendel
8 Janice Schankel
9 Aubre Duncan
11 Cay Cutright
22 Dawn Fisher
Upcoming Golf Events
3 — Opening Ladies’ Day
10 – Bash to the Beach
11 – Bash to the Beach
12 – Bears on Wheels to Heritage Shores
17 – WPGA Match Play
RBCC @ BTD
24 – WPGA Match Play
CC @ BTD
25 – Salt Pond Ladies Day Opening
26 – WPGA Match Play
30 – BTD Memorial Day
6 – Dunes Pink Classic
7 – WPGA Match Play
BTD @ KC
7 – Women’s Golf Day
13 – DWGA Amateur
& 14 @ Frog Hollow Golf Club
16 – WPGA Match Play Semi
18 – BTD Beat the Pros
21 – WPGA Match Play Finals
24 – Pepsi 1 BB 2 @
28 – WPGA Chester River,
1 BB 2
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,
6 – BTD Night Golf
9 – WPGA Sr/Super Sr Champ
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
October 5 – Prospect Bay Invitational
6 – Kings Creek Invitational
17 – DWGA Four Ball Champ
22 – BTD Beat the Pros
22 – Member Closing Party
27 – DWGA Team Challenge