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Women’s Golf Assoc. pays visit to Country Club

Nearly 60 golfers play the Peterborough course on Tuesday

  • The New Hampshire Women's Golfing Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Aug. 26.
  • The New Hampshire Women's Golfing Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Aug. 26.
  • The New Hampshire Women's Golfing Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Aug. 26.
  • The New Hampshire Women's Golfing Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Aug. 26.
  • The New Hampshire Women's Golfing Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Aug. 26.
  • The New Hampshire Women's Golfing Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Aug. 26.

The New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association visited the Monadnock Country Club on Tuesday.

“We had nearly 60 players on the course today,” said MCC’s pro Dana Hennessy, who organized the event.

“This is a great event for the country club. It gets a lot of different players to play the course, which is a great advertisement for us. Hopefully they come back with friends,” chuckled Hennessy.

The NHWGA travels to different country clubs around the state during the summer months, playing at a different course every Tuesday.

In preparation for the NHWGA to visit, Hennessy and the rest of the MCC staff worked hard to be sure everything was perfect.

“We put a lot of preparation into the course and clubhouse for this day. I remeasured the holes with a range finder, and brought in 14 extra golf carts for the ladies to use,” said Hennessy, who also raked out the bunkers to be extra soft and steep. “Nothing comes easy today on this course,” he laughed.

After finishing her round, NHWGA member Carmen Lesieur took a minute to chat about the association.

“All you need to do to become a member is to have a handicap under 25 on a certified course,” said Lesieur.

The NHWGA travels the state, offering to rate courses, suggest rule changes, and promote womens golf. “Once you are in the association, you’re in for life,” said Lesieur, who is from Hudson, bus has made friends from all over the state while playing with the NHWGA.

“I get to play all over the state at some of the best courses. The average age at the tournament today was 62.5, we are looking for young members to join,” she said.

MCC member Cindy Broderick, from Wilton, had a great time sharing her home course with the women of the NHWGA.

“They are very organized, and very tolerant of us locals. This was my first time playing with the association.”

Fellow MCC member Rita Klug, of Hancock, joined the NHWGA after completing her round with the ladies. “This was my first tournament with the NHWGA and I loved it,” she said.

The NHWGA has two divisions for regular Tuesday play. The A, USGA handicap index up to 21.9 and B, USGA handicap index 22.0 and up. The two divisions of players join together in special team competitions five times a year, culminating at the NHWGA State Amateur Championship.

This was the first trip the association made to Monadnock in four years, and Hennessy hopes the ladies make a return trip in the years to come.

“It’s nice to have the opportunity to host this tournament. It’s a lot of preparation, but everything went smoothly,” said Hennessy.

Dylan Fisher can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235, or dfisher@ledgertranscript.com.

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