The Women & Girls Fund Golf Day on September 12

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Women golfers—from beginners to veterans—are welcome to pick up tips, enjoy lunch and play in a 9-hole tournament at the Women & Girls Fund’s 6th Annual Golf Day at the Talbot Country Club on Tuesday, September 12.

The Women & Girls Fund will use the proceeds to support its annual grant-making efforts for the benefit of non-profit organizations whose programs serve women, girls, and families in the five Mid-Shore counties. Since 2003, the Fund’s grants have totaled $507,022 in support of programs at 82 local non-profit organizations.

Chesley Nonemaker, left, and Kari Rider.

“The Clinic and 9-hole tournament is a really fun way to support the Women & Girls Fund,” said Alice Ryan, Women & Girls Fund founder and event co-chair with board member Susie Dillon. “The golf day has turned into a wonderful event, thanks to the generosity of the golf pros who help improve the players’ games, the great field of women, and our great sponsors.”

During the morning clinics, Head Golf Professional Marc Kimminau and his assistant pros at Talbot Country Club will offer tips and techniques for putting, chipping, driving and getting out of sand traps. The clinics also include a popular session on the rules of the game.

“The rules clinic is an important part of the event,” said Talli Oxnam, Women & Girls Fund board president. “I’ve been amazed to learn rules beyond basic play that have really helped my game.”

After lunch, the women will break into foursomes for a 9-hole “scramble” where all players will hit from their foursome’s “best ball” position, from tee to green. That way, even novices have a chance to contribute to the team’s cumulative low score.

“Women love this event because it works as well for new golfers as it does for really good players,” said Beth Spurry, former Women & Girls Fund board president and avid golfer. “And the best part is that the sponsors and players all know they’re helping us improve lives for the Mid-Shore’s women and girls, and that means we’re building stronger communities. It’s the best win-win golf day I can imagine.”

The fee for the full day, including the clinic, luncheon, golf cart, and 9 holes of golf, is $150. The cost of lunch, a cart, and the 9-hole tournament is $100.

For further information and to sign up for the “Golf Day,” call 410-770-8347, e-mail info@womenandgirlsfund.org, or go to www.womenandgirlsfund.org.

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