About Us: News - 2009 Archives

The MGA delivers golf news to its member clubs and individual golfers through many communications channels. In 1998, the MGA launched its web site - www.mgalinks.org - and since that time has been posting new stories via the Internet. Here is a collection of stories from the 2009 season.

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12/28/09

Dave Frem Featured On the Cover of Golf Business magazine

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12/18/09

The Golf Channel Promotes TheFirst Tee Program

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12/17/09

Gaquin Receives Frank H. Sellman Distinguished Service Award

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12/9/09

2009 MGA Player of the Year Honors Announced

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12/7/09

New MGA Links Clubhouse Takes Major Step

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12/3/09

MGA Is Currently Accepting Applications for Internship

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11/25/09

Three Bay Staters Earn Tour Card and Others Still in the Hunt

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11/24/09

Winter 2009-10 Issue of MassGolfer™ magazine Now Available

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11/23/09

Here Are Just a Few News and Notes About the Golf Industry

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11/11/09

The 2009 Handicap Season Comes to a Close in the Bay State

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11/4/09

McLaughlin Captures Division 1 Individual State Championship

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11/3/09

Shawn Bennett Raise Important Funds For The First Tee of Mass

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10/30/09

Local Golf Legend Fordie Pitts Passes Away at the Age of 79

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10/29/09

The First Tee Captures 7th Annual Golf Channel Invitational

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10/29/09

Werenski Earns Rolex Jr All-American Honorable Mention Status

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10/28/09

Essex CC Prepares to Host the 2010 Curtis Cup Match

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10/22/09

Superintendents Find Ways to Better Serve Their Golfers

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10/22/09

Del Kinney, Jr. Comes Through With a Big Win on National Stage

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10/21/09

George Pendergast Ends His 2-Year Term as MGA President

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10/18/09

Local Amateurs Battle at the Annual Cape Cod Cup

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10/16/09

George Jacobson to Receive ECAC Distinguished Service Award

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10/14/09

Record Numbers Take Part in MGA Junior Golf Tournament

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10/13/09

David Adamonis, Sr. Passes Away at the Age of 62

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10/13/09

Golf Approved for 2016 Olympic Program By OIC Membership

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10/10/09

Massachusetts Captures Record Sixth Tri-State Match Title

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10/9/09

Bay State Jumps Out to a Lead Following Day 1 of Tri-States

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10/5/09

Rain Can Not Dampen the the 2009 Southeastern Amateur

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10/5/09

Massachusetts Looking For a Record Sixth Title at Tri-States

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10/4/09

Eight Bay State Golfers Take Part in the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur

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10/2/09

Massachusetts In the Hunt at the 2009 USGA Men's State Team

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9/30/09

Paul Murphy Claims 2009 State Senior Amateur Title

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9/29/09

Rick Marcos Leads After Round 1 at State Senior Amateur

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9/28/09

Co-champions Crowned at 2009 Gilholm Cup

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9/25/09

Team Massachusetts Finishes T6 at USGA State Team

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9/24/09

Massachusetts In the Hunt at the 2009 USGA Men's State Team

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9/23/09

USGA Announces New Groove Rule for 2010 Events

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9/23/09

Massachusetts Performs Well at USGA State Team Championship

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9/23/09

Linn Scores a Victory at 2009 New England Senior Amateur

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9/22/09

Parziale, Zolotas Impress and Advance at Pre-Qualifying Event

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9/22/09

Seniors Battle for the 2009 New England Senior Amateur Title

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9/21/09

Fran Quinn Claims First Nationwide Tour Victory in Nine Years

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9/20/09

Vana, Higgins & Hadges Picked to Represent Team Massachusetts

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9/17/09

Brian Higgins Captures 2009 State Mid-Amateur Championship

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9/16/09

Brian Higgins Jumps Out to a Lead at 2009 State Mid-Amateur

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9/22/09

Parziale, Zolotas Impress and Advance at Pre-Qualifying Event

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9/22/09

Seniors Battle for the 2009 New England Senior Amateur Title

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9/21/09

Fran Quinn Claims First Nationwide Tour Victory in Nine Years

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9/20/09

Vana, Higgins & Hadges Picked to Represent Team Massachusetts

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9/17/09

Brian Higgins Captures 2009 State Mid-Amateur Championship

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9/16/09

Brian Higgins Jumps Out to a Lead at 2009 State Mid-Amateur

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9/15/09

Linn Advances at the 2009 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

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9/15/09

Brian Higgins Holds Lead at Day 1 of State Mid-Amateur

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9/14/09

Competitors Prepare for State Mid-Amateur Championship

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9/11/09

Uihlein Leads United States to Victory at the Walker Cup Match

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9/10/09

Bay State Golfers Continue to Battle on the Pro Golf Circuit

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9/09/09

Ruschioni & Nunez Win 2009 State Senior Four-Ball Championship

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9/08/09

Four Bay State Golfers Advance at U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying

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9/08/09

Paul Murphy & Jim Finnerty Hold Lead at State Senior Four-Ball

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9/05/09

The First Tee Competes at The Barclays Tri-Match

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9/04/09

Local Weather Creates Unique Challenges for Golf Courses

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9/03/09

The First Tee of Massachusetts Participants Enjoy Exhibition

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9/01/09

The First Tee of Massachusetts Accepts Generous Donation

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9/01/09

The Country Club to Host U.S. Amateur Championship in 2013

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9/01/09

Peter Uihlein to Represent the US at the 42nd Walker Cup Match

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8/31/09

Nicholas Biesecker Is Medalist at U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying

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8/27/09

Eric and Sara McPhail Successfully Combine Golf and Marriage

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8/25/09

RJ Foley Advances at Day 3 of State Mid-Amateur Qualifying

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8/24/09

Kotowski Duo Captures 2009 State Father & Daughter Title

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8/20/09

First-Ever State Senior Amateur Qualifying Rounds Held

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8/20/09

Local Amateur Golfers Shine at Regional Events

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8/20/09

Bob Bradley Advance at State Mid-Amateur Qualifying

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8/19/09

Team Massachusetts Finishes in Fourth Place at 2009 NE Junior

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8/19/09

20 Competitors Advance at State Mid-Amateur Qualifying

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8/18/09

Team Massachusetts Stands in 4th at NE Junior Championship

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8/17/09

Brendan Hester Makes Splash at MGA Qualifying Event

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8/13/09

Two Local Golfers Nab Qualifying Spots Following Qualifying

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8/11/09

Two Local Golfers Advance at U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying

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8/11/09

Ryan Riley Wins 2009 Massachusetts Amateur Public Links Title

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8/10/09

Riley Posts Takes Lead at State Public Links Championship

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8/5/09

Currey Team Prevails at the State Father & Son Championship

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8/4/09

Brown Duo Capture Junior Division Title at State Father & Son

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8/3/09

3 Players Advance at U.S. Amateur Qualifying at Wahconah CC

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8/2/09

Final Day of U.S. Amateur Qualifying Comes to Wahconah CC

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7/29/09

Joe Sprague Provides Insight From the 2009 U.S. Senior Open

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7/29/09

McLaughlin Captures 2009 Massachusetts Junior Championship

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7/28/09

Five Players Advance at 2009 U.S. Amateur Qualifying

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7/28/09

McLaughlin Holds Lead at State Junior Championship

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7/27/09

Sean Gaudette Holds Early Lead at Day 1 of State Junior Amateur

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7/26/09

MGA Member Clubs Take Part in Get Golf Ready Program

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7/23/09

Matt Parziale Wins 2009 New England Amateur Championship

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7/17/09

Hole By Hole Descriptions of Massachusetts Amateur Final Match

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7/17/09

Bill Drohen Wins 101st Massachusetts Amateur Championship

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7/16/09

Bill Drohen & Frank Vana, Jr. To Meet in State Amateur Finals

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7/15/09

Quarterfinals Set for Massachusetts Amateur Championship

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7/14/09

Michael Fitzhenry Scores 7 Holes in One Over 23-Year Period

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7/14/09

Brian Higgins Leads the Charge Heading Into Match Play

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7/13/09

Taylor Fontaine Joins Veteran Brian Higgins Atop the Leaderboard

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7/9/09

USGA Recognizes Many Contributions of State Associations

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7/9/09

Come One, Come All to the State Amateur Championship

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7/8/09

2009 Massachusetts Public Links Qualifying Comes to an End

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7/7/09

Dave Horvath Ready to Serve His Country Before Competing

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7/6/09

Trevor Bernier Represents The First Tee Well in Illinois

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7/6/09

Waubeeka Golf Links Gains Local Attention for Renovation

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7/6/09

Matt Parziale Advances to Quarterfinals at Pinehurst Event

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7/6/09

Parker Earns Return Trip to State Public Links Championship

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7/1/09

David Falcucci Scores Medalist Honors at Day 1 of Qualifying

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6/30/09

The First Tee Makes Special Trips to Two Local Golf Courses

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6/29/09

Golfers Battle for Qualifying Spots at State Junior Championship

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6/29/09

3 Advance at 2009 U.S. Senior Open Qualifying in Winchester

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6/28/09

MGA Member Clubs Make Sure that Bay State Golf Goes On

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6/25/09

Professional Purse for 2009 State Open Championship Available

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6/24/09

Altomare Advances at U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

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6/24/09

Rob Oppenheim Wins Massachusetts Open Championship

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6/23/09

3 Players Advance at U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifying

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6/23/09

Ponkapoag GC Has Dreams of Hosting Future U.S. Open

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6/23/09

Oppenheim Leads Way at 2009 State Open Championship

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6/22/09

Donovan Sets Pace During 100th State Open Championship

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6/18/09

Four Young Golfers Advance at U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying

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6/18/09

Welch, Silva Take on Bethpage Black at 2009 U.S. Open

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6/16/09

Introducing the New, Improved www.MGAlinks.org web site

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6/16/09

2009 Deutsche Bank Championship; Tickets On Sale On June 19

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6/15/09

Bay State's Top Players Reveal What's In Their Golf Bags

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6/15/09

Johnson Turns In Victorious Performance on the Nationwide Tour

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6/11/09

Youth, Experience On Display at State Amateur Qualifying

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6/11/09

Brian Higgins Featured in Recent Boston Globe West Article

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6/11/09

Golfweek Shines a Spotlight on the Opportunities on Cape Cod

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6/9/09

Spots Available at Patriot Classic at Mount Pleasant CC

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6/9/09

Tekoa Country Club Steps Up to Host Qualifier In a Pinch

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6/8/09

Kevin Silva, Michael Welch Advance at 2009 U.S. Open Sectionals

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6/8/09

Andy Drohen Shoots 5-under par 65 at State Amateur Qualifying

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6/8/09

TPC of Boston to Host Birdies for the Brave Charity Golf Event

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6/7/09

State Open Championship Approaches; Starting Times Available

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6/4/09

Courses Offer Free Golf Through the 2009 Golden Passport Book

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6/4/09

Take Advantage of Deutsche Bank Championship Pre-Sale Event

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6/4/09

Campion Flexes His Youth at Day 2 of State Amateur Qualifying

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6/3/09

Drohen Provides a Highlight at Day 1 of State Amateur Qualifying

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6/1/09

Two-time State Amateur Champion Kevin Johnson Scores Victory

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5/28/09

Oppenheim Caps Off State Open Qualifying at Indian Ridge CC

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5/27/09

Hawley Captures Co-Medalist Honors at State Open Qualifying

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5/26/09

James Driscoll Continues to Shine; Qualifies for British Open

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5/26/09

Arter Captures Co-Medalist Honors at State Open Qualifying

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5/25/09

Wayne Stiles Society Launches Web Site to Honor the Architect

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5/25/09

Four MGA Member Clubs Recognized by National Organizations

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5/20/09

Mucciarone Cards Low Score at Day 2 of State Open Qualifying

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5/19/09

30 Golfers Advance at Day 1 of Massachusetts Open Qualifying

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5/18/09

James Driscoll Falls in a Playoff at PGA Tour Valero Texas Open

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5/18/09

Peters and Quinn Lead Field to Advance to U.S. Open Sectionals

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5/12/09

MGA Links, The First Tee Open Their Doors to the Perkins School

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5/12/09

New England Products Headline U.S. Open Local Qualifier

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5/6/09

Photo Gallery from the 2009 State Four-Ball is Now Available

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5/5/09

Co-Champions Crowned at 29th State Four-Ball Championship

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5/4/09

Riley & Aikens Hold Lead at the State Four-Ball Championship

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5/4/09

State Four-Ball Set at Ledgemont CC & Crestwood CC

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4/30/09

Trevor Bernier to Represent The First Tee of Massachusetts

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4/15/09

MGA Links at Mamantapett Receives 2009 Best of Norton Award

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4/9/09

U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Volunteers Needed

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4/9/09

Championship Season Start is Almost Here... Season Preview

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3/26/09

Michael Whitmer Takes Over Golf Section Writing at Boston Globe

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3/22/09

Wianno's Peter Davies Takes Over Leadership Role at CMAA

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3/17/09

Calling All Junior Golfers... Attend the Junior Golf Seminar

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3/2/09

Writer Jim McCabe Brings Local Touch to National Golf Scene

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2/17/09

Noreen Friel Mohler Named Captain of the 2010 Curtis Cup Team

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2/16/09

Golfers Respond Well to Opening of 2009 Online Registration

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2/12/09

Fitzroy of Presidents GC Named Vice President of the GCSAA

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2/6/09

Proceeds From Golf Blow Out Sale to Go to The First Tee

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2/6/09

MGA Announces 2009 Schedule and New Changes

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2/6/09

Club Officials Welcome to Attend NERTF Turfgrass Conference

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