Mon17Aug2020Oak Hill Country Club - Fitchburg, MA
Registration Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 10:00AM
Oak Hill Country Club opened on July 4, 1921. The 9 hole golf course was designed by renowned architect Wayne Stiles. The impressive clubhouse, designed by prominent Fitchburg architect Albert Francis opened five weeks later, to great acclaim. A year later, two tennis courts were constructed (on the site of today’s swimming pool), completing the founders’ vision of a first-class country club for Fitchburg.
The success of the club encouraged the members to expand the golf course to 18 holes. In 1925, the club hired Donald Ross, who is still considered one of the greatest golf architects of all time, to design the new nine. Two years later, the second nine was ready to play.
The grand opening on July 30, 1927 featured a 36-hole exhibition match between U.S. Open champion Tommy Armour and Metropolitan and Massachusetts Open champion Johnny Farrell. The players’ fame was such that the opening of Oak Hill’s 18-hole golf course received extensive coverage in the Boston and New York newspapers as well as in the national golf magazines. Farrell established the initial course record with his 2nd round score of 70, defeating Armour by three shots.
Oak Hill has been a prominent site for local and regional championships. Beginning with the 1935 Massachusetts Open – won by Gene Sarazen – Oak Hill has hosted 15 Massachusetts Golf championships, three New England Amateurs, three New England PGA championships, the 1966 Tri-State matches, and countless Mass Golf and USGA qualifying events. Local golf officials consider Oak Hill to be one of the state’s best competitive venues, a recognition that has resulted in the club being awarded a 7th Massachusetts Open Championship in its Centennial Year of 2021.
The Barrett C. Nichols Memorial Tournament format is a best two balls of four net aggregate. In the event of a tie, winners will be determined by a matching of cards subject to USGA rules.
Prizes will also be awarded for the team with the lowest gross score and for the next three low net scores.
USGA rules apply and participants will be advised of any local rules. A team captain shall keep the card and upon completion of play, sign and turn it into the scoring table for confirmation and final posting.
Mon21Sep2020Essex County Club - Manchester, MA
Registration Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00AM
Currently Ranked #73 in the latest Golf Digest Top 100 Golf Courses for 2019-2020, golf does not get as pure than at Essex County Club!
"Essex County Club is considered the first great Donald Ross design and perhaps his most intriguing. He wasn’t the original architect, but he served as its professional from 1909 to 1913 (until his design business became so lucrative he no longer needed the pro job) and lived on site, so he was able to tweak many holes. Ultimately, he returned to do a substantial remodeling in 1917. Unusual holes are the order of the day, from the flat opening nine with fuzzy chocolate drops covered in tall fescue grasses to the blind shots, both uphill and downhill, on the back nine. The par-3 11th, with its green resembling the deck of a sinking ship, and the downhill par-4 18th, shaped like an S around small hills, are special. The club insists its third green, created in 1893 and preserved by Ross in his remodel, is the oldest green in continuous existence in America." -Golf Digest
Tue06Oct2020Wed07Oct2020Oysters Harbors Club & Wianno Club
Maybe the most popular event on the NESGA schedule year after year! Oyster Harbors Club(1926) and the Wianno Club (1916), both Donald Ross original designs, are both fun and challenging in very different aspects. The Parkland design of Oyster Harbors offer wide open fairways but difficult approach shots to greens that Ross made famous. Tipping out at 6,086 yards "Wianno is the hardest 6,100 yards you will ever play" -stated a NESGA member. It may be difficult but we can guarantee you will enjoy every second of the harbor views and undulating fairways. If you are interested in making the trip down to the Cape for this event you register early! This great event tends to fill up very quick!
The Coakley-Stimets will be a best two balls of the foursome event with net and gross champions. Each team will play one round at each course. Daily prizes will be awarded for low net and low gross team scores. Handicaps will be set at 80% of the player’s index as of the latest handicap revision prior to play.
All USGA rules apply in addition to any local rules of which players will be made aware before the start of play.
In the event a member or a guest of a member would like to cancel their entry in an NESGA tournament due to any, and all circumstances after they have completed their registration for the tournament, his entry fee and any associated payments will be held until all financial obligations made on behalf of the NESGA and its members are paid. Financial obligations include, but are not limited to, credit card fees and unrecoverable costs. Unrecoverable costs will include scheduled green fees, carts, range fees, prizes, food and beverage commitments as well as a share of the cost of running the tournament. After all obligations are met and paid for the NESGA will issue a refund. The NESGA will make every effort to mitigate the costs that reduce a member’s refund.
If a tournament is cancelled due to course closure or other extenuating circumstances, all registered members will be entitled to a refund minus unrecoverable costs. Again, the NESGA will make every effort to mitigate the costs that reduce a member’s refund.
Thu16Sep2021Fri17Sep2021Ekwanok Country Club & Optional Day at Dorset Field Club
Postponed to 2021!
Ekwanok Country Club- Founded in 1899, and consistently ranked in the 21st century by Golfweek Magazine as having one of the top classic golf courses in America, Ekwanok Country Club enjoys a charmed existence as a challenging golf course set amid the spectacular views of the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Dorset Field Club (Optional Day)- The Dorset Field Club is the oldest continuously operating golf club in America. It all began in 1886 when a group of golfers who summered in Dorset laid out a nine-hole golf course on the site of the present Club. A clubhouse was built in 1896 and named “Woodruff Hall” in honor of one of the founders. Over the next century play increased and the course was lengthened and improved. The course has undergone five substantial alterations and re-routings—it became an 18-hole course in 1999.
Ekwanok Country Club and Dorset Field Club are consistently rated as two of the top golf courses in the state of Vermont.
The NESGA will be offering a discounted block of rooms at The Luxury Equinox Hotel in Manchester for the nights of September 15th and 16th.
The W. Royce Taylor Tournament is a better ball of two net format.
The winning team will be awarded the W. Royce Taylor Bowl. In the event of a tie, the winners will be determined by matching scorecards according to USGA rules. Prizes will also be awarded to the runners-up and the next five places. A low gross and low gross runner-up prize will also be awarded.