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Lisa Storm – Reading, Cycling, Playing Pickleball

 

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Jennifer Tucker – Alpine Skiing, Mountain Biking, Pack Packing, Soccer, Sand Volleyball & Painting

 

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Tracy Berman – Walking, Swimming, Hiking & Volunteer at Power Paws Assistance Dogs

 

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Peggy Gustafson – Fishing in Alaska, Hiking, Reading & Continue to grow as an educator & ambassador for the game

 

 

 

 

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Jan Roberts – Deep Sea Fishing, Travel & Cooking

 

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Nina Krats – Travel, Lacross & Reading

 

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Peggy Briggs – Traveling, Flying in own plane with Husband, Learning & Pickle ball

 

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Heather Risk – Special Olympic Golf & Softball Coach, High School (A1A) Referee for Basketball & Volleyball

 

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Nicole Cavarra – Running Marathons & Triathlons, Real Estate Broker, Fitness Professional & Trainer

 

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Kim Stiner – Mosaic Art & Camping

Member Profile: Jessica Carafiello

Meet NE Section member Jessica Carafiello, LPGA from
Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT.

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As an avid golfer himself, my grandfather, Joseph Carafiello, introduced me to golf when I was a freshman in high school.  That summer, my parents signed me up for local junior golf tournaments. College golf at Florida Atlantic University followed, then 7 seasons on the LPGA Symetra Tour. I’ve enjoyed the journey in becoming a teacher of the game.

Christina’s Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Great Chipping

Originally published by Golf for Her (golfforher.com) on June 15, 2016.

Check out NE Section Member, Christina Ricci’s chipping tip from published by Golf for Her!

Imagine the number of strokes you could save if you could get up and down in two every time you’re just off the green? The short shots can be intimidating, but chipping is actually EASY—if you have a good setup and use the right technique. LPGA professional Christina Ricci shows us how it’s done (hint: remember her mantra to maintain your angles and keep your hands “low toward the hole” throughout the swing).

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Jessica Carafiello Wins 18th Women’s Open Title

Originally published by the Connecticut State Golf Association (ctwomensopen.com) 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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