Beck Hosts Hinky Shields Memorial Pro Am

Troy Beck hosted the Hinky Shields Memorial Pro Am at Glenn Dale Golf Course in Glenn Dale, MD on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Congratulations to Joy Bonhurst and Coty Hudson who both shot 73 to tie for first place. Liz Cooper took 3rd place with a 75, followed by Laura Tyler in 4th shooting 76.

The results of the Pro Am competition were are follows:
1st Place     Liz Cooper
2nd Place   Joy Bonhurst
3rd Place    Diana Rama
4th Place    Liza Abood
5th Place    Troy Beck

NE Section Glenn DalePictured Above (L to R) Gabby Gunawan, Troy Beck,  Liza Abood, Janet Randall, Joy Bonhurst, Laura Tyler, Liz Cooper,  Coty Hudon, Karen Bennett, Linda Gaudi, Diane Rama and Linda Nevatt.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the Professionals who brought a team and supported this great event.


LPGA Founder Shirley Spork Still Teaching

Originally published on by Jim Thomas, June 6, 2016.

Shirley Spork is a certified, living legend. The 89-year-old Spork is one of the 13 women who founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour in 1950. She is in a new movie “The Founders” about those pioneering females who changed sports forever.

Sunday and Monday, Spork came to Clearview Golf Club to pay tribute to another pioneer, the first African-American man to design, construct and own a professional golf course, William Powell, and his family. Spork spoke at Sunday evening’s Clearview Legacy Foundation dinner and then spent Monday offering putting advice to all who were playing in the Pro-Am outing.

The lady can still teach. She dances well, too.

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Teaching & Coaching Summit – Janean Murphy

While the Newsletter was in transition at the start of this year, there were a few events that were not publicized.  This  information, although old news, is still worth sharing.  A lot of hard work went into this event so we are bringing it to you now.  Hope you enjoy it!


2015 Teaching and Coaching Summit Review

Theme was on Your Work/Life Balance

By Janean Murphy, LPGA Class A

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Jessica Carafiello Wins 18th Women’s Open Title

Originally published by the Connecticut State Golf Association ( on June 2, 2016. 

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Jessica Carafiello of Stamford, Conn. and Innis Arden Golf Club birdied three of her final four holes to capture her first Connecticut Women’s Open title at Round Hill Club. Carafiello posted rounds of 69-71—140 for a two under par total, edging Elizabeth Breed of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania by two strokes.

Conducted by the Connecticut State Golf Association, the Connecticut Women’s Open is a 36-hole stroke play competition played at Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Connecticut on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31st and June 1st. The tournament is open to any amateur or professional female golfer regardless of residency, and annually attracts some of the top competitors from across the country. This year’s field was perhaps the strongest to date, attracting competitors from thirteen different states and three countries.

After an opening round of two under-par 69, Carafiello began the day with a three-stroke lead over a pair of professionals, Ashli Bunch of Morristown, Tennessee and 2008 Champion Lynn Valentine of East Lyme, Conn., both of whom shot rounds of one over-par 72. Carafiello extended her lead to as many as four midway through the front nine, but winning a championship of this caliber would not come easy. She suffered a trio of bogies on the 8th and 11th and 14th holes, and suddenly, her early cushion had evaporated.

“I missed a few iron shots, but I made a couple of good up and downs and mentally I stayed in the moment the whole time,” said Carafiello. “I was thinking if I could finish strongly I would have a pretty good chance to win.”

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