NGC Women's Group

Highlights from 2018!

The NWGA season was packed last year and we all enjoyed lots of golf… even if the weather at times refused to cooperate. Our Tuesday morning golf matches followed by refreshments under the tent were a hit, as always. Lots of us tried the Member Mixers and played golf as pairs. We debuted a new event, the Solheim Cup, which brought out our competitive spirit as we divided into two teams and went at it head to head. Our Wednesday afternoon play brought in some new faces. We had a guest lecturer from MassGolf who took us out on the course to explain the hows and whys of Nehoiden’s new slope and rating. We also added a Birdie Tree in the starter shack where we can post our birdies. Plus so much more!

Coming up in 2019!

Think last season was fun? We’ve got just as much planned for this season. Of course the tried and true Tuesday morning and alternating Wednesday Afternoon play will be back. Or try something new. If you haven’t done Exchange Days, it’s a great chance to meet new players and play another course as we head to WCC and Brae Burn CC. Member Games Events are back with some new fun golf games for us to try. We’ll have a Member Guest this year too.

Be sure to sign up online so you can be part of the fun!

Sign up online and then mail dues check to Muffy Johannsen, 37 Glen Rd, Wellesley, 02481

Dues are $40, check should be made out to NWGA. Thanks!

Who's Who...

Laurel Archibald... past president of NWGA

Everyone knows Laurel — she co-chaired NWGA from 2016-18. But did you know that behind that mild manner lies a real dynamo? She has been a force in the PanMass Challenge, the bike-a-thon that raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Laurel has ridden in it annually for the past 18 years— clocking more than 3,300 miles— and countless miles training for it. She is passionate about the event and about supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Through her participation in the event, she has raised and contributed over $143,000.

A 1980 graduate of Smith College, with a major in BioChemistry and Economics, Laurel holds down two jobs. She runs a bookkeeping business for small business owners and is the manager of Irresistible's in town. In her spare time (what spare time?) she loves spending time outdoors, golfing of course, but also kayaking, hiking, and skiing.

Laurel moved to Wellesley in 1986 and still lives in the same house. She and Dennis, her husband of 37 years, raised their two children in town where she was active in schools and sports through her kids.

She’s been a member of NWGA for five years. What she likes best about being in the women’s league is the chance to play golf every week without having to schedule it. There’s always some fun golf available—whether it’s regular Tuesday morning play or a special event. Plus, through league, she’s met lots of nice women and made some new friends.

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