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Santa Claus Visits the Bay Club

Thursday, 6. December 2018 10:47

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Santa Claus recently made his yearly trip to the Bay Club during our Breakfast with Santa and Gingerbread House Decorating workshop – easily one of the Club’s favorite children’s events of the year.

Parents and grandparents brought their little ones to enjoy Chef Kent’s yummy pancakes with a variety of fun toppings such as Berries, Fruit Sauces and of course, Home-made Whipped Cream.

Following the meal, Santa arrived and led the group in some favorite Christmas carols.  After which all the children had a chance to sit on his lap, pose for pictures and tell him what they want for Christmas.

Once Santa was on his way to his next location, the kids moved on to Gingerbread House Decorating. Imaginations ran wild as they went to town decorating with the provided Frosting, Fondant and more varieties of candy than you can imagine.  And parents and grandparents of smaller children were more than willing to dig in and help design the perfect house.

It was hard not to be in the holiday spirit after this fun family event!

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Club Seahorse – Children’s Summer Program at the Bay Club

Monday, 18. June 2018 12:59

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The summer is a fun time of year for our young members at the Bay Club!  Each year, our summer program, Club Seahorse, is offered to children and grandchildren of Bay Club members.  The five-day weekly program is available for Pee Wees (half days for 4 and 5 year olds) and Juniors (full days for 6-10 year olds).  While mainly a sports-oriented program providing golf, tennis and swimming, participants also enjoy traditional club activities such as arts and crafts, games and outdoor sports.

Each week features a different theme which is carried out through special guest visits as well as crafts and games.  This year, the children will enjoy visits from Buttonwood Park Zoo and the Boston Museum of Science, as well as Bay Club Chefs for hands-on cooking demonstrations.  The last week of the program will feature the ever popular “Bay Club Olympics,” where the competitive spirit comes out in everyone.

The applications are already coming in and we are working on creating another memorable season for the Bay Club youth.

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Bay Club Offers Golf and Tennis Memberships for Juniors

Wednesday, 9. May 2018 10:29

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It’s no secret New England experienced a rather long and cold winter.  However, now that May is here and the weather seems to be turning in our favor, we can begin to focus on our favorite outdoor activities.

The Bay Club has great opportunities for the younger generation looking to get involved with golf and tennis.  Pricing discounts are available for active members of the Old Rochester Regional High School or Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School golf and tennis teams, as well as those affiliated with a current Bay Club member.

Junior Golf memberships are available to youth between the ages of 13 and 23.  In addition to access to the golf course, practice facilities and Golf House restaurant, Junior Golf members can take advantage of professional golf instruction and certified Titleist Performance Institute instruction.  Other benefits include eligibility to play on the Bay Club’s Junior Inter-Club and Junior PGA League Teams and to join the Bay Club Junior Academy.

Our Junior Tennis memberships are for those aged between 10 and 23.  This membership offers access to the tennis courts, practice facilities and Golf House restaurant.  Members can also take advantage of professional tennis instruction through private lessons and group clinics.

These memberships are limited so if interested, please don’t hesitate to contact Head Golf Professional, Ben Egan at 508-207-9231 in regards to Junior Golf, or Bay Club General Manager, Greg Yeomans at 508-207-9216 in regards to Junior Tennis.

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Family Fun at the Bay Club

Thursday, 28. September 2017 12:08

Each summer the Bay Club holds a Parent/Child Golf Tournament, with teams made up of a child or grandchild of a club member.  This year’s event was a complete success with a record number of golfers playing in four different age divisions.  Following golf, players enjoyed a BBQ lunch, as well as a mini-golf putting challenge and the chance to hit balls at the 20-foot inflatable named Golfzilla.

However, the highlight of the day was the inspiring and motivational Dennis Walters Show.  During the show, Dennis spoke to spectators, both young and old, about the importance of continuing to follow your dreams, no matter what life hands you.  In 1974, Dennis’ dream of playing on the PGA Tour was crushed after an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.

In his inspirational show, he wowed the crowd with some amazing golf shots that included hitting a ball with a gavel, his special “3-iron” and an exploding ball that got a thrill from spectators.  He spoke to the group about what changes he had to make in order to allow himself the ability to play golf and demonstrated his specially designed, swiveled seat golf cart.  To read more about the Dennis Walter Golf Show, please click here.

All in all, it was a great family day at the Club.

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Santa Visits the Bay Club

Tuesday, 6. December 2016 10:20

dscn1150Santa Claus recently made his way to the Bay Club to visit the children during the family-friendly Breakfast with Santa and Gingerbread House Decorating event.

Parents and grandparents brought their little ones to first enjoy Sous Chef Mary Towers’ delicious pancakes with a variety of toppings including fresh fruits, marshmallows, chocolate chips and of course, whipped cream.   Following breakfast, Santa arrived and the children had a chance to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

After the visit with Santa, the children moved on to Gingerbread House Decorating.  The tables were lined with countless varieties of candy and treats to adorn the houses.  Their imaginations ran wild and they had a great time personalizing their houses while tasting some of the candies too.  Parents and grandparents with smaller children enjoyed themselves as well, while helping the little ones design the perfect house.

It was a great time had by all and a perfect start to the holiday season.

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Gold Medalist Jim Craig Visits Bay Club Children

Tuesday, 4. October 2016 8:43

jcraig2Bay Club Member and Olympic Gold Medalist Jim Craig visited the children at Club Seahorse this summer to share with them what it takes to compete for, and earn, the Gold.

Jim earned his medal in Lake Placid at the 1980 Winter Olympics.  As the goalie for the United States hockey team, he helped to lead the team in the unforgettable upset over the Soviet Union.

Jim spoke to the listeners about the importance of having a dream and the determination and willingness to do your best to make that dream come true.  He also reminded the children about the time and effort put in by parents in helping their children reach their goals and to be sure to thank them for their dedication.

Jim approached each and every child to shake their hands and learned their names.  He also posed for a picture with each one individually allowing the child to hold the medal.  All of those who heard his story were fascinated and the timing couldn’t have been better as the visit fell in line with the excitement of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

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Roger Williams Zoomobile

Thursday, 4. August 2016 15:08

This week, the Roger Williams Zoomobile traveled to the Bay Club to present “Who is Living in Your Backyard?” to the children in the Club Seahorse program.   The presentation included information on some of the wildlife that can often be found in the various habitats the Southcoast has to offer, and what attributes the animals have that help them survive in those habitats.   A few animals from the Zoo accompanied Emily, the presenter for all of the children to meet.

DSCN0546First up was Bitz the Box Turtle.  The zoo obtained the turtle from someone who had him as a pet, and decided they couldn’t give him the proper care he needed.  Due to insufficient nutrition as a young turtle, he possesses a dented shell that never formed correctly.  Most of the children enjoyed seeing him up close and having the opportunity to touch his shell.

DSCN0569The next animal was Oscar the Opossum.  When he was just a baby, Oscar’s mother was hit by a car.  Both Oscar and his brother Felix were in her pouch at the time and were kept safe.  Unfortunately, their mother did not survive so the zoo took both of them in.  Oscar is about a year old and does not have the normal long tail that is expected of opossums, though the zoo isn’t quite sure why.  The kids watched as Oscar ate his breakfast on a blanket in front of them, on the same type of harness and leash that you might see on a dog.

DSCN0582The third and final animal of the morning was Laverne, a Black Ring-necked Dove.  Laverne was also adopted by the zoo after her original owner was unable to care for her.   While she has full wings and possesses the ability to fly, she was extremely calm and happy to have Emily hold her.  All were able to pet her tail feathers as Emily brought her around the group.

All of the children enjoyed answering and asking questions about the various habitats and animals.   Emily did a great job gearing the presentation towards the young group of listeners, and it was evident that she really enjoys her profession.

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Bay Club Member Johnny Hiller Headed to Augusta!

Tuesday, 9. September 2014 17:12

JohnnyHiller8 year old Bay Club member, Johnny Hiller wins Regional Final at Bethpage to advance to Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

Johnny Hiller won the boys 7 – 9 age group on Wednesday, August 27 at the Drive, Chip & Putt (DCP) Regional Finals at Bethpage State Park to advance to the National Finals at famed Augusta National.  Johnny was one of thousands of boys and girls aged 7-15 that attempted to earn a similar trip.  His road to Augusta has seen him advance in Local Qualifying at the Bay Club in early July to Pinehills Golf Club and the sub Regional in early August.  After capturing the top spot at Pinehills, it was off to Bethpage for a winner take all opportunity.  Johnny posted an early high mark and watched as competitor after competitor failed to match or top his score.  As a winner at Bethpage, he will be heading to Augusta National for the National Finals being played the Sunday before the 2015 Masters Tournament.

Drive Chip and Putt New England is a national junior golf initiative in collaboration with The PGA of America, United States Golf Association, and the Masters Tournament Foundation.  DCP New England hosted eight local qualifiers for boys and girls ages 7-15 with separate divisions for each gender and with each division split into four age groups.

We wish Johnny all the best in his quest for Augusta…Good luck Johnny!

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Bay Club Claims Victory in the Titleist/FootJoy Pro-Junior!

Wednesday, 23. July 2014 17:07

Photo courtesy of Cape Cod Chapter of the New England PGA SectioHead Golf Professional Greg Yeomans led his team to victory in the Titleist/FootJoy Pro-Junior held Tuesday, July 22 at Squirrel Run Golf Club in Plymouth, MA.  The fifteen team field competed in a Best-Ball between the pro score  and the team scramble score.  The Bay Club team shot an amazing -15 under par round with 11 consecutive birdies all coming from the juniors. Team members included Jake Yeomans, Cassidy Yeomans, Greg Yeomans, Jason Gamache, Collin Fitzpatrick and Braden Yeomans (on the DL).   For the complete story, please click here.  Way to go team!

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Bay Club Fitness Director, Dave Maloney CSCS Earns TPI Certification

Thursday, 6. March 2014 15:37

JrFitness3Bay Club Fitness Director, Dave Maloney CSCS recently earned his Level II Junior Coach Certification from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).  The Titleist Performance Institute began in 2003 and is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

The TPI Junior Golf Development program is focused on teaching professionals the skills needed to run a successful junior golf program.  Based on Long Term Athletic Development principles, it is a step by step approach in helping juniors to become elite athletes and golfers. The program focuses on developing athletic skills before any golf specific skills. Golf skills are more easily learned with developed athletic coordination.

Dave looks forward to implementing this philosophy with junior golfers at the Bay Club this summer.

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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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Bay Club PGA Junior League Golf

Monday, 29. July 2013 17:48


The Bay Club is pleased to participate in the 2013 PGA Junior League Golf League (PGA JLG).  The primary goal of the PGA JLG is to grow the game of golf in a FUN, yet competitive environment for kids 13 and under.  Each competition features four match-play matches.   All matches are 2-player scramble format, with each match divided into three 3-hole segments (called “Flags”).  Each flag is worth 1 point. Essentially, the PGA JLG is golf’s version of youth little league baseball.

Three of the team’s players were named to the All Star team and will represent the Cape Cod area in some regional competitions.

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Bay Club Sprint Triathlon and Kids Run

Thursday, 6. September 2012 11:49

The 6th Annual Bay Club Sprint Triathlon and Kids Fun Run saw a great turnout of both children and adults.  Held at the Sports and Activities Center and on the grounds of the club which includes more than 300 acres of conservation land, both young and old competed for the title of champion.  The youngsters started the day with a two lap swim in the Junior Olympic sized pool, one mile bike ride and half mile run.  The competition was a close one with the winning team claiming victory by just 18 seconds.   Individuals and teams then competed in the adult race with a 16 lap swim of the pool, 9.6 miles bike ride and a 3 mile run.   The participants were cheered and encouraged along the way by the members of the Bay Club community.

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   The pool complex is highlighted by a junior Olympic sized pool with lap lanes and zero-depth, child-friendly entry. Life Guards and pool-side food and beverage services are available during the summer season. To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-758-9543.

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December at the Bay Club Mattapoisett

Thursday, 2. December 2010 19:13

Ginger Bread House | Bay Club Mattapoisett The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is chock full of special events this December; many of which have become family traditions.

The Holiday Wreath Workshop starts off the holiday season when local favorite Chad Michael Peters offers his assistance and a vast assortment of materials for members to create their personalized holiday masterpiece for doors, mantles or tabletops.

The young members of the Bay Club are treated to an incredible Gingerbread House Workshop. Willie Wonka himself could not provide a more elaborate spread of confections used to adorn the prebuilt houses. Generations of family members gather to enjoy the process and welcome Santa to the Bay Club!

Traditionally, a group of Bay Club members plan a trip to Boston to attend a Boston Holiday Pops performance. This year, however, the venue has been revised and the group heads to the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra as two of the young members of the club will play in the Family Holiday Pops performance!

Nestled in between the family events is a member holiday party where Chef Mercer outdoes himself each year with an amazing offering of holiday fare.

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 email or phone, 508-758-9543.

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Teens at the Bay Club

Wednesday, 11. August 2010 14:38

Bay Club at Mattapoisett Base CampBay Club Base Camp (BCBC), new this summer to the Bay Club at Mattapoisett, was offered for children between the ages of  9 and 15.   This sometimes-mobile program ran for three afternoons each week and in addition to the primary theme of the week it included a cooking class, fitness with Bay Club Fitness Director Dave Maloney and a free swim.

Week one focused on sports taking advantage of the amenities of the club including a championship golf course, Junior Olympic sized swimming pool and four Har-Tru Hydo Tennis Courts.  Week two focused on moving making which began at the club learning TV production, set design and visual conception.  The group then traveled to a local TV studio where the children worked in small groups with expert technicians and completed a video montage.

Week Three was for the fish in the family!  Day one included learning about professional snorkeling, gearing up and being fitted to a wet suit. The second day was spent in the club pool with a professional dive team getting officially certificated in snorkeling and day three was spent in Barnstable for an outdoor dive with a team of expert divers at Hathaway Pond.

The teens at the club have also enjoyed Friday Night Teen Pool and Pizza Parties this summer.  The response to this event has been impressive to say the least.  The teens enjoyed a couple of hours in the pool with a casual dinner and a lively ping pong tournament.  It has been a pleasure for the staff and parents to watch so many young people enjoying the facilities and building friendships and summer memories that will certainly last a lifetime.

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, 508-758-9543.

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