2018 Coming to a Close
While the temps in New England have seemed to drop off, inversely, the desire to play golf has increased. Just a couple of months are left in the New England golf season, and opportunities to get out on the golf course are becoming increasingly slim. With that being said, there are plenty of good opportunities left to get out on the golf course with the New England Series this year!
With just about two months left in the season, the New England Series still has 10(!!) tournaments left. Of those 10 events left, many come at first-class New England private facilities. Some highlights to start; Wannamoisett (past PGA Championship host), Kittansett, Misquamicut, Belmont Country Club, and the immensely popular Eastward Ho! all remain as great options to get in your late-season golf cravings. Also as late-season stops, Thorny Lea, Wentworth by the Sea, Kernwood Country Club, and Woods Hole all provide opportunities to get to some of New England's finest golf destinations.
Don't forget about the multiple playing discounts that are offered to our most active members. Members who play in 5+ events this season are eligible for a $25 tournament credit to be used for any event remaining this season. For our most active members who compete in 10+ events, they are eligible for 1 free entry to any tournament remaining this season (excluding Eastward Ho!).
Click the link to zip over to our remaining 2018 schedule, and make sure you register for one (or more!) of our remaining 2018 New England Series events.
Chaudry Ain't No Chop
- Weston, MA
This week the New England Series headed down I-95 and stopped off in Weston at the beautiful Weston Golf Club. Always one of the most popular events of the season, Weston GC provided an early August visit while course conditions were at their most pristine. Weston, built in 1984 under the design of always challenging Donald Ross, features a tough-but-fun par-72 layout. As if the speedy Donald Ross greens weren't hard enough, the field of 75 had to deal with one of the hottest days of the summer. Even those starting at the front of the pack (8:00AM) were greeted with temps already in the 80's. By the end of the day, those still on the golf course we experiencing temps in the mid-90's, with feels-like temps over 100.
That didn't stop our low man of the day. Jay Chaudry (Cambridge, MA) fired an impressive 73 (+1), and was the Overall Champion for the day. He used a slew of birdies, four to be exact, so offset a few mistakes, ultimately leading to his first win of the season. After Chaudry's round, he commented how "the heat was relentless the entire day. Half the battle was just staying focused mentally, and even just staying hydrated. Overall though, it went well, and the course was in fantastic shape." Many other players agreed, as a number of New England Series members were astounded by just how great the greens were, and the facility as a whole. In the Net division, Mark Brogan played outstanding, as he fired an impressive NET-69 (-3), highlighting that the heat didn't affect him. It was impressive by all to even finish their rounds in one piece!
Thank you to the entire Weston Golf Club staff, Head Professional Mike Bemis, PGA, and his Assistant Peter Hulbert, PGA. The New England Series looks forward to this event as a standout stop each year, and we are excited to keep coming back to their facility for years to come. More golf to be played soon as the New England Series looks ahead to the outstanding Fall schedule!
A Monday at Myopia
- Hamilton, MA
The New England Series traveled to the North Shore of Massachusetts with a massive field of 84 players. Tucked away behind the enormous polo field that greets players as they drive in, is the old hidden masterpiece, Myopia Hunt Club designed by Herbert Leeds. Once predominately known for the exclusive fox-hunting, the club was founded in 1882 and hosted four past U.S. Opens. Now, as New England Series got to track the grounds, they also got to experience some of the illustrious history of the club.
The field was stout top to bottom with multiple past winners in attendance, but one stood out tall above the others. Jim Mitchell (Milton, MA) took home 1st Gross with a stellar round of 70 (-2). His round featured a number of strong birdies that allowed for a break with any erratic shots throughout the day. After his round, Jim noted "I really only had one bad shot all day. And even there, I was able to withstand it and make a par. I just really had it clicking." In the Senior Men's Division, Tai Lee posted an equally impressive round, firing a 73 (+1) which was low for the division, and also second overall for the tournament. In the Net division, Stephen Gould played outstanding. His NET-70 (-2) verified how great of a day he was having out on the golf course.
Thank you to the entire Myopia Hunt Club staff, Head Professional Mike Bemis, PGA, and his Assistants Dan Hemme & Nick Kenis. The New England Series looks forward to this event as a highlight each year, and we are excited to keep coming back to their hospitality for years to come. More golf to be played soon as Weston Golf Club in Weston, MA!