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Exercise Tips by Fitness Director Dave Maloney

Friday, 24. January 2014 11:58

daveheadshot1Each month, Dave Maloney, Bay Club Fitness Director and Head Personal Trainer shares a different exercise tip with members.  To view his exercise channel, please click here.

Dave is a Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, and performs the most comprehensive Golf Performance Assessment in New England. This certification allows him to design custom exercise programs to correct swing faults and to prevent/treat golf swing injuries.  Dave has performed well over 200 Golf Performance Assessments since becoming a TPI Instructor and is able to assess what swing characteristics the client will have before he even sees them pick up a golf club.

In addition, Dave is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Sports Nutritionist, and Certified Johnny G. Spinning Instructor.  Some of his clients include the Mrs. America Pageant, six time Grammy Award winner Yo Yo Ma and a number of the New England Patriots Off Season Conditioning Programs.

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Lecture by Harvard Kennedy School’s Alex Jones

Tuesday, 21. January 2014 11:20

AlexJonesOur Gutenberg Moment: Imagining the Digital Future 
by Alex Jones

Over 70 Bay Club members came out to hear visiting lecturer, Alex Jones talk about what the 15th Century has to teach us about our digital future.  Alex, a Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer and Director of the Harvard Kennedy’s School Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy took a look over the horizon by peering backward into the aftermath of Johannes Gutenberg’s revolution in communications technology.  Everything changed during this violent, chaotic, and powerful time – and today, in our own Gutenberg moment, our world is poised to experience an equally profound metamorphosis.

Following the talk, members enjoyed a special buffet dinner at the Golf House restaurant prepared by Executive Chef Jim Mercer and his culinary team.

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Greg Yeomans named Cape Cod PGA Gary Philbrick Golf Professional of the Year

Tuesday, 14. January 2014 15:51

Greg Yeomans

Congratulations to Head Golf Professional, Greg Yeomans who was recently named the Cape Cod PGA Gary Philbrick Golf Professional of the Year. This award signifies the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Cape Cod Chapter Professional. Greg earned this award based on his leadership within the region, commitment to the PGA and the part he plays in contributing to a successful golf operation at the Bay Club.

Gary Philbrick embodied all the qualities that go into being a great PGA Professional. His leadership earned the respect of all PGA professionals in the Cape Cod Chapter and Section. By virtue of receiving the Gary Philbrick Award, Greg has earned the respect from his colleagues and friends within the Cape Cod golf community.

As a winner of this prestigious award, Greg has automatically been nominated to be considered for the 2014 New England PGA Golf Professional of the Year.

Way to go Greg!

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The Burdenko Method

Wednesday, 8. January 2014 17:20

Fitness Director Dave Maloney has recently added certification  in “The Burdenko Method” to his resume.  This practical application of water and land exercises is based on a holistic approach to rehabilitation, conditioning, and training.  Water is a great healer and the ideal medium for rehabilitation, conditioning and training.  The hydrostatic (passive) and hydrodynamic (active) properties of water provide an optimal environment for safe and effective therapy and conditioning.  With little or no weight bearing in the water, the injured or de-conditioned client is able to return to desired activities quickly and safely.  Dave’s first hand success with “The Burdenko Method” after suffering a sprained knee inspired him to add this specialty to his list of credentials.  “After the first hour in the deep water, I was amazed at how significantly the swelling and range of motion improved” Dave recounted.

Many professional and Olympic athletes are now making “The Burdenko Method” part of their regular training programs, although it is for everyone.  If you are dealing with a nagging injury or just want some great exercises that are easy on your joints, Dave suggests you give this program a try.

The Burdenko Method will be offered on a private and semi-private basis.  Land based exercise programs have been added to the Bay Club’s Fitness Class schedule for the winter.  In addition, water based programs will be offered when the junior Olympic-size swimming pool opens in the summer.

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Members Favorite Cookbook Dinner series featuring “Jerusalem”

Tuesday, 10. December 2013 14:28

JerusalemExecutive Chef Jim Mercer and his culinary team recently kicked off the “Members Favorite Cookbook Dinner” series at the Golf House restaurant.  The dinner was inspired by the current best selling cookbook Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.   Released in 2012, the book contains a collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem.

Members filled the restaurant and dined from a menu created exclusively from the book.  They were treated to dishes such as Kohlrabi Salad, Roast Leg of Lamb Shawarma and Panfried Mackerel to name just a few.  There was a palpable buzz in the dining room and the prep kitchen was filled with scents of fenugreek, sumac and cardamom…yum!


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2013/2014 Paddle Tennis Opening Weekend

Monday, 18. November 2013 13:31

The Bay Club officially opened the Paddle Tennis courts recently with some Round Robin play and an exhibition by a few of the club’s top players.  They were joined by paddle instructor Jakob Klaeson who is conducting clinics and lessons for members this season at the club.

Paddle13A native of Sweden, Jakob has worked for several high profile country and tennis clubs in New England over the past five years, with an excellent track record for adult and junior teaching.  He is PPTA certified and the assistant platform tennis pro at Dedham Country and Polo Club as well as the Head Tennis Pro at Dartmouth Indoor Tennis Club and Assistant Tennis Pro at Sakonnet Golf Club.

Paddle is an easy game to learn and doesn’t require any previous racquet sport experience.  Access to paddle is available with all memberships offered by the Bay Club.  To learn more about joining the club, please click here  or contact Director of Sales and Membership Dave Andrews at or 508-207-9232.

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Yeomans, Paesani 1, 2 in Dutch Wessner Standings

Wednesday, 30. October 2013 14:52

Greg Yeomans, John PaesaniHead Golf Professional, Greg Yeomans has captured the Cape Cod PGA Wessner Player-of-the-Year Title for the fifth consecutive year while Assistant Professional, John Paesani finished 2nd in the race. The Dutch Wessner Trophy is presented to the Cape Cod Chapter Player who accumulates the most points throughout the season.

While it was a close race to the finish, Greg clinched the title by winning the NEPGA Cape Cod Pro-Am hosted October 29 at the Bay Club.  For more, please click here.


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The Building and Voyages of the Whaling Bark “Wanderer”

Friday, 18. October 2013 15:52

Mattapoisett Historical Society President, Seth Mendell returns to the Bay Club for the next in his series of local history lectures.  In this talk he will briefly trace the history of New England whaling and the building of the whaling bark “Wanderer”.  Seth will also share the “Wanderer’s” many voyages in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans and will conclude with the vessels tragic end on the rocky shore of Cuttyhunk Island on August 26, 1924.  The “Wanderer” was the last whaler to be built in the Holmes’ shipyard in Mattapoisett and the last whaler to sail from the port of New Bedford.    

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-207-9232.

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Author Tom Clavin Visits the Bay Club

Thursday, 3. October 2013 14:15

Author Tom Clavin recently visited the Bay Club to discuss his book The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream.

In The DiMaggios, Tom draws on a wealth of source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to reveal how three kids from an immigrant family of eleven found their way to the upper echelons of American sports and popular culture. A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, it is also a transporting exploration of an era and a culture, using baseball as a lens to view and understand American society in the twentieth century. He reveals the untold Great American Story of three brothers, Joltin’ Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio, and the Great American Game—baseball—that would consume their lives.

Tom is an acclaimed sportswriter and journalist who has authored 15 books, including biographies of Roger Maris and Gil Hodges. Hewas a contributor to the New York Times for 15 years, and the publications for which he has written include Golf Magazine, Manhattan, Men’s Journal, Parade, and Smithsonian. His next book, to be published in November, is The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend.

Members enjoyed a special post lecture buffet at the Golf House restaurant featuring Sous Chef Kristin Costa’s House Made Lasagna.

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PGA Jr. League All-Star Team Massachusetts 4th in the Country!

Monday, 16. September 2013 13:25

Team Massachusetts recently returned from the PGA Junior Golf League National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia played at the famed TPC at Sugarloaf.  The team was made of all-stars from the South Shore League which was comprised of players from Acushnet River Valley, LeBaron Hills, Halifax and the Bay Club.   The Bay Club was represented by Jason Gamache, Jake Yeomans and Collin Fitzpatrick.

Similar to that of the Ryder Cup, teams of two played a 9 hole Match Play competition against their opponents playing a scramble format.   Four matches were contested at the same time with each match worth 3 points with 1 point being awarded every three holes called “Flags.” For each three hole segment won, the team receives a flag and the coveted point and the team with the most points wins the match.

Slotted in the East Bracket with Virginia and Georgia, Team Massachusetts opened up against Virginia and it was clear early on that the match would come down to the last hole.    A strong closing three holes for each Massachusetts pair lead to victory 7 ½ – 4 ½ . Team Massachusetts had a session II break but returned later that afternoon to take on Team Georgia for a chance to play in the National Championship. It was clear right from the get go that Team Georgia had a stacked team only to find out later from their coach that 6 of the 10 players finished in the Top 25 of the US Kids World Championship in their respective age brackets.  But you still have to “play the games.” Match 1 with Collin Fitzpatrick and Jake Yeomans managed to score 2 points playing the 9 hole scramble in 3 under par.  Jason Gamache playing in the final match stuck his opening shot on the par 3 to eight feet but the team failed to make the putt and take the 1 up lead. When all was said and the done Team Massachusetts fell to Team Georgia 9-3.

Team Massachusetts still had a chance to play for 3rd place in the Country against Team Texas.  The Coaches opted to change some of the pairings up for the final match to equal out the number of holes played for each team member making sure each participant had memories for a lifetime.  In the early going, things looked good for Massachusetts in matches 2-4 while Match 1 with Jason Gamache and Collin Fitzpatrick halved the first flag and lost the second flag.  They needed to rally and that they did winning the last flag comfortably to start the scoring at 1½ – 1½.  Match 2 was also very close but Team Massachusetts won 2-1.  Match 3 is where the team unfortunately struggled on this final day earning only a ½ point.  Match 4 with Jake Yeomans made a critical save to gain a ½ point early; unfortunately they needed 1½ of the 2 points available to win and they couldn’t quite do it.  Final Score Team Massachusetts 5½ – Team Texas 6½.

When you consider there were close to 200 all-star teams and 9,000 Juniors throughout North America, 4th in the country is a pretty amazing accomplishment. Congratulations!

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Local NEPGA Junior Golf League Team Advances to National Finals!

Wednesday, 4. September 2013 14:27

Three Bay Club Juniors on the team!Bay Club member Jason Gamache along with Jacob Yeomans and Collin Fitzpatrick from the Bay Club’s PGA Junior League team earned all-star spots on the South Coast All-Stars.  The South Shore all-star team won the Massachusetts title and the New England title to earn their trip to the Northeast Regional.  Their run continued as they won the 2013 Northeast Regional title at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, CT.  Teams from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania competed in the Northeast Regional Championship, which was a round robin style event.  The NEPGA Junior League team was victorious in all three of their matches thus earning their spot in the National Championship on September 6 – 8, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

The South Shore All-Star team will head to Atlanta representing the New England PGA. New England had 42 local teams participate in the Junior Golf League in 2013. The National Championship awards only six spots out of the close to 100 All-Star teams nationally and upwards of 750 local teams throughout North America. Quite the accomplishment!

The team, is made up of players from The Country Club of Halifax, The Bay Club, Acushnet River Valley Golf Club and Lebaron Hills Country Club and is captained by Bob Giusti, PGA, Greg Yeomans, PGA, Adam Hevey, PGA, Tom Rooney, PGA and Head Coach, Glenn Brown from Halifax.

L to R: Zach Berube, Acushnet River; Logan Berube, Acushnet River; Jacob Yeomans, Bay Club; Collin Fitzpatrick, Bay Club; Jason Gamache, Bay Club; Luke Myers, Lebaron Hills; Dillon Brown, Halifax; Kyle Sylvester, Halifax; Owen Fontaine, Halifax; Casey Grindle, Halifax

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Borges and Pappas Find Success as a Team at CCNB

Wednesday, 21. August 2013 14:33

Bay Club member Liz Pappas is participating in the 35th Annual Country Club of New Bedford Women’s Fourball.  Read about it in the Standard-Times newspaper. Borges and Pappas take little time in finding success as a team at CCNB |

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Jim Mercer’s Summer Reading List

Wednesday, 21. August 2013 11:20

Executive Chef Jim Mercer recommends “Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat” by Harvey Levenstein.  Are eggs the perfect protein, or are they cholesterol bombs? Is red wine good for my heart or bad for my liver? Will pesticides and processed foods kill me? Here with some rare and very welcome advice is food historian Harvey Levenstein: Stop worrying!  In “Fear of Food” Levenstein reveals these worries, causing an extraordinary number of Americans to allow fear to trump pleasure in dictating their food choices.

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Bay Club and Mattapoisett Casino Compete

Monday, 12. August 2013 9:00

Bay Club members recently participated in a Davis Cup style event with members  from the Mattapoisett Casino Tennis Club.  The group was divided into teams representing various countries.  After a wonderful morning of tennis, players enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Golf House restaurant. The day concluded with cocktails and a potluck dinner at the Casino club with players bringing dishes indicative of the cuisine of the country they represented.   It was a fun day had by all.

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Assistant Golf Professional, John “Pi” Paesani Makes the Cut!

Thursday, 8. August 2013 16:22

Congratulations to Assistant Golf Professional, John “Pi” Paesani who shot a 73- 69 totaling 2-over 142 at the NEPGA Senior Championship/PNC Qualifier held August 7 and 8 at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, VT.  His performance resulted in a 4th place tie and qualified him for 2013 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship, October 10 – 13 at Creighton Farms, Aldie, VA.  This is the second year in a row Pi has qualified for the championship.

The 264-player field will be composed of senior PGA Professionals representing the 41 PGA Sections, and will compete for a total purse of $285,000 on both courses over the first two rounds of play.

Way to go Pi!

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