Save the Date – NE Section Meet & Greet

Save the date for the next NE Section Meet & Greet!

NE Meet Greet March
March 29, 2016 NE Section Meet & Greet.  Pictured L to R Tarah Miller, Shellie Ferguson,  Joan Lovelace, Lynne Hunter, Mary Leahy, Liz Cooper, Ashley Grier, Gabby Gunawan.

Who:  All NE Section member are invited

What: NE Section Meet & Greet, hosted by Liz Cooper and Lynne Hunter

When: Monday, August 1, 2016 starting at 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Kenwood Golf & Country Club – 5601 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20816 for 9-holes of golf in a fun format.  Followed by food and drinks at the Irish Inn – 6119 Tulane Ave., Glen Echo, MD 20812

Why: Come meet your fellow NE Section members for a fun 9-hole round of golf followed by the sharing of best practices and networking in a casual atmosphere.  Don’t forget – you will receive CU’s for attending!

RSVP to Liz Cooper ( and please indicate if you are planning on golf and dinner or one or the other.


Member Profile: Jessica Carafiello

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

How did you get into golf?  NE Jessica Carafiello 2

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.

Jennifer Bermingham “Can’t Beat the Experience”

originally published by PGA of America, June 12, 2016. 

LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Jennifer Bermingham, of Long Beach, California, will earn Low Club Professional honors this afternoon in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington.

Bermingham, the Director of Instruction at Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course, is the sole player among eight Club Professional qualifiers to play the weekend, and the first LPGA Teaching & Club Professional to make the cut in this championship since Karen Davies in 2007.

Playing in her first LPGA Tour event, Bermingham shot 72-76-76 over her first three rounds.

“It was definitely nerve-wracking and I just tried to stick to my routine,” said Bermingham, who earned a berth by tying for fourth in the 2015 LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals National Championship last August in Kissimmee, Florida.

Click here to read the full article>>

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

Originally published by Golf for Her ( 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).

Click here to see Christina’s video

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.