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Opening the Golf Course for the Season: What’s Involved?

Wednesday, 29. March 2017 8:42

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Spring has arrived and Bay Club members are anxiously awaiting the golf course opening for the season.

There are multiple factors that influence the opening of the course.  The main aspect is soil temperature which is, of course, affected by weather.  A mild winter could hint at an early opening, only to be halted and postponed by a late-spring snow cover.  Sound familiar?

The Golf Maintenance team keeps busy during the winter months following the closing of the course in the fall.  Due to fairly mild temperatures this year they were able to address several outdoor projects including burning fescue and brush mowing.

When temperatures keep the crew indoors, they tackle projects such as preventative maintenance and replacing parts on equipment.  They also take care of reconditioning the course accessories.  These include the benches, coolers, bag stands, and tee markers.

Once the soil temperatures begin to rise and the turf starts showing signs of life, the crew will begin cleaning, rolling, and mowing in preparation for opening.

Despite the uncertainty of the “when” (we’re shooting for first full weekend in April beginning Friday the 7th), Bay Club staff is excited to get going on another year of providing the best golfing experience possible.

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Winter Golf Opportunities

Monday, 23. January 2017 14:28

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To the dismay of many locals, golfing in New England is of course not a year-round sport. Harsh winters don’t allow for prime golfing weather.  Even with little snow fall, the cold winter weather makes for horrendous playing greens.

However, members of the Bay Club are still able to get winter golf in by traveling to spectacular tropical locations.

Each February, members along with Bay Club Golf Professionals head to warner temps for the annual Winter Golf School.  Range instruction and on-course coaching aimed at getting ready for the upcoming season are provided.  This year the group will be making their third visit to Turnberry Isle Resort in Adventura, Florida.

In March, members are provided multiple options to take their golf game “on the road.”  Separate Men’s and Women’s trips as well as a Mixed trip are offered. Members can travel with “just the guys” or “just the girls” and enjoy golf as well as great dining.  The Mixed Trip offers the opportunity for couples and friends to get away together.

This year the men will be traveling to the Grand Cypress Resort and the women will venture to Champion’s Gate for the second year in a row, both resorts located in Orlando, FL.   And the Mixed trip will return to the Dominican Republic at Casa de Campo for the second time.

These excursions are a nice opportunity for members to build camaraderie and gear up for the season ahead. It also allows the chance to travel to warmer climates and the platform to play various courses.

Maybe winter in New England isn’t so bad after all! Our members certainly look forward to the golf trips each year.

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Fall at the Bay Club

Tuesday, 27. September 2016 11:56

fall-foliage-06-golf-course-004qqqThere isn’t much that can be said about fall in New England that hasn’t already been said.  It’s a beautiful time of year, both with the weather and picturesque landscapes.  The humidity that is known to rear its head in the summer is almost non-existent.  The cool nights lend themselves to brisk mornings that lead into warmth during the day.  It’s generally not as dry, so the grass that has been burnt to a crisp in the heat and drought becomes green again.  And of course, the popular fall foliage that people love to flock to emerges.

While much of the hustle and bustle of the summer months winds down after Labor Day, the Club certainly does not shut down.  There are still many activities on our calendar for members to enjoy through the end of the year.


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With the cooler temperatures, fall may just be the best season for tennis.  Clinics and Drop-ins still are popular this time of year, and even though the days get shorter, the lights on the courts make it possible to play in the evenings.  And of course, Paddle begins again and goes through the winter.

 

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Fall is a great time for golf despite the shortening of days.  Scenic foliage along the perimeter of the course, comfortable weather, less crowds…the list goes on.  Just be sure to layer up on those cool mornings!

 

 

Cultural Activities and Special Events

Cultural Activities and Special Events at the Club tend to be more abundant after the busy summer season.  The Canasta group continues throughout the year, meeting at the Golf House each week.  Lectures given by members and visitors are more frequent and Book Club returns from October through May.

Fitness

The Fitness team at the Bay Club is here year round to help keep members in shape throughout the fall and winter months.  New group classes are available as well as personal training sessions. Our fitness staff is always eager and willing to help any gym newcomers get started.

There is something for all members to enjoy this beautiful time of year at the Bay Club!

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NEPGA Pro-Pro Co-Champions from the Bay Club

Tuesday, 26. July 2016 10:47

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Congratulations to Bay Club’s General Manager Greg Yeomans and Head Golf Professional John Paesani for their Co-Champion finish in yesterday’s New England PGA Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship at The Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. They shot a 36-hole score of twelve under par, 132 along with John Hickson from Sebasco Harbor Resort Golf Club and Bob Darling from Fox Ridge Golf Club

To read more, please click here.

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A Rough Start to the Season

Monday, 9. May 2016 14:25

Womens Opening Day at the rangeAfter last winter’s walloping of snow and cold, this winter seemed easy. Mild temperatures and less than average snow fall made it possible for the Bay Club’s grounds team to get the course ready for the season, allowing the course to officially open on Friday, March 25th with high hopes for a great spring ahead. Since then, however, the number of days deemed “golf-worthy” have been few and far between. With a colder than average April and a wet start to May, members have been itching to get out and play. The Club has had to adjust the schedules for several events and weekly clinics due to the unfavorable conditions.  There have been a handful of brave souls who have bundled up and powered through the dreary weather.  Just this weekend for example, Women’s Opening Day kicked off with another damp and cool day.

It’s uplifting to see sunshine and climbing temperatures in the forecast this week, and we’re optimistic the brighter days will be the norm in the near future.  But whatever the weather throws our way for the remainder of the spring, we are ready and raring to go.

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Top Golfers Visit the Bay Club!

Tuesday, 8. September 2015 14:39

 

FilmingThe Bay Club was recently turned into a “movie set” for the filming of the 2016 Titleist Commercial.  No question the players list was  a who’s who of the top players in world: Bill Haas, Zach Johnson, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson.  Bay Club members joined with the extras brought in to fill in the constructed gallery at Hole #1 to simulate a tour event.  In addition, the tour players hit short shots out and around the 7th, 8th and 13th holes as a camera equipped drone flew overhead capturing truly spectacular footage.

The day was a great success for all and even included the following tweet from Ian Poulter after his day that closed with a wonderful dinner at Golf House restaurant “Great TV shoot for @Titleist this afternoon, superb hospitality at The Bay Club, fun stuff coming folks. #1 ball in golf.”

This special day is one that the Bay Club will remember for a long time.

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Bay Club’s John Paesani to Compete at Sr. PGA Professional National Championship!

Monday, 10. November 2014 16:08

Pi2013-optAssistant Golf Professional, John “Pi” Paesani will compete in the 26th Senior PGA Professional National Championship being held November 13 – 16 at the PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker and Ryder Courses) in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  The 264-player field is composed of senior PGA Professionals representing the 41 PGA Sections, and will compete on both courses over the first two rounds of play.  The low 70 scorers and ties after the second round will advance to the weekend’s final 36 holes at the Wanamaker Course.

Pi earned the chance to play by shooting a 1-over 141 at the NEPGA Senior Championship held July 30 and 31 at the Okemo Valley Golf Club, Oekmo, VT. His performance resulted in a 5th place tie.  This is the fourth consecutive year Pi has qualified for the championship.

Good luck Pi!

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Greg Yeomans Captures NEPGA Cape Cod Match Play Championship Title!

Thursday, 30. October 2014 15:03

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Playing in front of a gallery of club members, the Bay Club’s Greg Yeomans defeated fellow Bay Club professional John “Pi” Paesani 1 up in the final match of the NEPGA Cape Cod Match Play Championship Thursday, October 30 on their home course. This win gives Greg his third consecutive title and seventh overall since 2005.

Greg took an early 1 up lead on the second hole with a par as John made bogey.  The two then halved the next four holes before Greg made birdie hitting his approach out of the left fairway bunker on number 7 to 3 feet leading to a win and 2 up lead.  The pair halved the next 8, 9 and 10 before Greg hit a poor tee shot into the fescue left leading to at least a bogey while John routinely hit the green in three to claim the hole.  John now having the honors hit a beautiful approach into number 12 about 15 feet behind the hole.  Greg missed his birdie bid and John made his, match all square.  After halves on 13 and 14, Greg hit two great three woods to 10 feet short of the 15th green and managed to get up and down for birdie to take the 1 up lead. John had good looks on 16 and 17 but just missed his putts taking us to the 18th tee with Greg leading 1 up.  Greg hit the fairway and John pulled his tee shot into the left rough but drew a great lie.  John’s approach missed the green just right in the first cut pin high.  Greg hit the green and was first to play and lagged his first putt into “gimmie” range for par.  The stage was set John need to make to extend the match.  Once his chip came up just short Greg had claimed the title.

Both John and Greg played real solid golf as between the two of them they missed only three greens the entire day.  Although Greg won it was a win for the Bay Club as the professional staff once again showcased their talents.

Congratulations to both Greg and John for putting on a great show!

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Bay Club Hosts Nativity Preparatory School Golf and Tennis Fundraiser

Thursday, 9. October 2014 11:58

Bay-Club-Selects-44The Bay Club once again hosted the Annual Nativity Preparatory School Tennis and Golf Fundraiser.  Golfers enjoyed a fabulous day on the championship 18-hole golf course while the clubs 4 har-tru tennis courts were in full action. Afterwards, a dinner buffet was enjoyed by all participants and their guests at the Golf House restaurant.  A successful auction capped off the evening.   

Nativity is an independent, tuition-free middle school for boys from low-income families in the New Bedford area. The school provides a challenging and supportive learning environment, where motivated students of all faiths are offered an intellectual, cultural, physical and moral education. The goal is to graduate young men who are academically prepared for further education, inspired to lead their lives with humility, and dedicated to serving others. 

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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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Yeomans Qualifies for PGA Professional National Championship!

Thursday, 21. August 2014 12:33

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Head Golf Professional, Greg Yeomans shot a final round 2 under par 70 (the second lowest round of the day) in the 2014 NEPGA Championship held at The Golf Club of New England in Stratham New Hampshire to finish in a tie for 15th.  His performance also tied him for the last of the 15 qualifying spots for the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship.

Greg was victorious in a thrilling playoff on the second hole making a par on the treacherous par 3.  Greg stayed alive after sinking a clutch 15’ par putt on the first playoff hole. Yeomans hit a precise 8 iron to a tiny island green and then calmly got up and down for a clutch par to secure the final spot. This will be Greg’s third appearance in the premiere championship for PGA Club Professionals. The event will be held June 28 – July 1, 2015 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA.

Way to go Greg!

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Bay Club member advances to Drive, Chip & Putt Regional Final

Wednesday, 13. August 2014 15:38

JohnnyHiller2014Johnny Hiller won the boys 7-9 age group this past week at the Drive, Chip and Putt (DCP) sub regional at Pinehills Golf Club to advance to the Regional Finals later this month. Johnny was one of 158 qualifiers out of thousands to earn a trip to Pinehills by virtue of local qualifying. The Regional Final is August 27 at Bethpage Green in Farmingdale, NY. The winner at Bethpage is headed to Augusta National for the National Finals played the Sunday before the 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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Uihlein fires New Course Record at the Bay Club

Tuesday, 12. August 2014 17:14

PeterUihlein2014European Tour Professional, Peter Uihlein was home in Mattapoisett for a few weeks rehabbing from a mid season injury and appears to be finding his form as he broke the Bay Club course record firing a 63 on Friday, August 8.  Playing along with members Mike Hiller and John Lees and Head Professional, Greg Yeomans this friendly game seemed to bring out the best in everyone.  Peter birdied four in a row on holes 3 – 6 and with one bogey on the front turned at 32.  Throw in birdies on 11 and 13 and Peter was now 5 under with 4 to play.  Heading home into the strong afternoon southwest wind, Peter birdied 15, 16 and then rolled in a 6 footer on 18 to cap off his 63. Almost seven years to the day (August 5, 2007) Greg fired the previous course record of 65.  And guess who was in his group that day, that’s right Peter. What goes around comes around.

Great playing Peter and good luck on the home stretch of the season. Click here to view the old and new course record.

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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!

Photo courtesy of Cape Cod Chapter of the New England PGA Section

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Bay Club Golf Course Flyover by West Tenth Media

Wednesday, 21. May 2014 17:10

Bay Club Head Golf Professional recently worked with  West Tenth Media to provide a narrative of the Bay Club’s Hole 8, 9 and 10 flyover in preparation for the 2013 NEPGA Acushnet Pro Assistant Championship held at the Bay Club on May 19.

Bay Club May 16 from West Tenth Media on Vimeo.

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