The End of Another Golf Season!

The 2016 Sterling golf season was brought to a close last night with a fun evening held at Zody’s 19th Hole Restaurant.  You could see that a lot of effort went into the planning and execution of that evening.  The ladies – as usual – put together an outstanding evening!  Having said that, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to Lucille Faugno, our President.  She is the glue that keeps the wheel together.  And she does it soooo well!  She always goes the extra mile and is always generous with her time. I think we are fortunate to have her as our President.

Also, a thank you to those ladies going off the board for their time and effort for the past three (3) years:  Dot O’Grady, Nancy Tersigni, Cappy Gentile, Carolee Joerman, Lucille Limone and Ruth Weinstein.

Well, it was a wonderful golf time.  For me too short (I hate the cold).  For those going to warmer climates – remember the sunscreen! Have a great winter – a happy and healthy holiday season – be safe and I look forward to seeing you in the Spring!!

This entry was posted on October 27, 2016, in Club News.

City Champion – Sterling Lady

Just a note – you may have seen it in the newspaper – that one of our own – Patana Iamrasin won in the City Tournament, Women’s Handicap Division!  Well done Patana!  And a well done to all the other ladies who competed.

This entry was posted on September 23, 2016, in Club News.

Major Tournaments – Food for Thought

We just had a couple of Major Tournaments.  The 18 hollers had their Member/Member and the 9 holers had their Club Championship Tournament,  Both of these events were followed by a luncheon.  Food!  What a great way to get to know your teammates better.  Food – great way to become more comfortable with each other – exchange ideas, phone numbers, make play dates, etc.  Food – great source of comfort.  Have you noticed how much of our social life is based around food?  Well, if you weren’t at the luncheon – then you missed out on all those wonderful benefits!  These luncheons are to cheer on our winners and show them our support.  Hard to do if your not there!  Now, these comments may be slightly misdirected toward the 9 hollers – it may be a little easier for them – since there isn’t such a large time gap between the end of play and the luncheon.   However, there does seem to be more of a problem with the 18 hollers.  Hard for the women to “hang around” for an additional half hour to  an hour to cheer on their team mates and take advantage of free food!  Actually, I said free but that isn’t true.  Our membership fees paid for  the food, BUT, it does not cover moral support and friendship.  Those are not covered in dollars and cents, they are paid for with time and effort.  Each and everyone of us can and does appreciate a pat on the back,  It is always nice to have your fellow players and friends there to let you know how well you have done.  It would be nice for more of us to take the time and “hang around” and be there for each other!


This entry was posted on August 18, 2016, in Club News.

Something to think about!

Our Club runs well due mainly to the efforts of the members on the board.  The women who are on the board put their valuable time and effort into make this club a success.  In order to keep this club running smoothly we need the members to “step up to the plate”.  That means that board positions that will be coming open will need to be filled.  As a member of this club it is not enough for you to just show up on a Tuesday.  Some women have held board positions over and over again.  We EACH need to do our share.  So, if you get a call or are asked to fill a position on the board for next season – PLEASE – say yes! Those who have already done that job will be more than happy to help and guide you in any way they can.  This will make for a better club for each and every one of us!

This entry was posted on June 10, 2016, in Club News.


Governor’s Cup Qualifying Round will be next Tuesday, May 10th.
(As this is a qualifier for a Major, you MUST play on Tuesday).

This entry was posted on May 4, 2016, in Club News.


The Board has agreed to allow players, who are unable to play in Tuesday’s event, to play Wednesday thru Monday PRIOR to Tuesday’s event.  You MUST play with another member to attest your score.  MAJOR TOURNAMENTS WILL BE PALYED ON TUESDAYS.

This entry was posted on May 4, 2016, in Club News.


If you played less than 18, but more than 12, assume un-played holes based on your handicap and post an 18 hole round.

If you played less than 12 and more than 7 post a 9 hole score.  The system will combine this score with the last or next time you posted a 9 hole score.

MISTAKES IN POSTING (fill out small sheet located to the left of computer)
for example:  forgot to post a “T” on a tournament score, or posted wrong score or duplicated a score, etc.

NOTE: all scores must be posted promptly in order to be considered for the weekly competition.

Please contact your NEW Handicap Chair Nancy Heitman, for further assistance.

This entry was posted on May 4, 2016, in Club News.

Welcome to New Members

The 2016 golf season is beginning and we have some new golfers!  New to the 18 hollers are:  Karen Smyth and Louise Spolowitz.  Moving up from the 9 hollers is Diane Boord, Anne Strahm, Pam Radin and Renee Allain-Stockton.  New to the 9 hollers is Mitra Vasisht and Missy Clamage.  Keep an eye out for these ladies and make them feel welcome.  Remember how hard it was  on your first time out!  Have a great season!

This entry was posted on April 19, 2016, in Club News.

SOS! Stamp out slow play!


SOS– Stamp Out Slow play at Sterling!
This year the SFWGC Board of Governors is urging, encouraging , begging all members to join
the effort to speed up our play on Ladies Day. We are adding our efforts to that of Paul Grillo, his
staff and the SGA to focus everyone’s attention on this pervasive problem at Sterling Farms GC.
We are privileged to have a block of time made available to us on Tuesday mornings, and do not
want to jeopardize this privilege.

Our goal is to have the first half of the Ladies’ Day field finish play in 4-4 ½ hours, and
to have the second half of the field finish within a 5 hour time limit-hopefully less. Paul Grillo has
developed a comprehensive list of “Tips to Help Speed Up Play”, which will be distributed to all
golfers. In addition, we are requiring that whenever possible, continuous putting be employed.

The charter of the SGA and Sterling Farms Golf Course already includes the following rules and regulations relating to slow play and rangers:

·  Players must keep pace with the group in front of them, even if nobody is behind them.

·  The rangers have the authority to tell a slow group to allow the following group to play

·  The rangers have the authority to require a group to pick up their balls and move ahead into
position in the field, if other options have failed.

·  The rangers this year will also have the authority to remove players from the course after
two attempts to speed up their play have failed.

·  Players must accept warnings pertaining to Rules/slow play violations by all Sterling Farms
employees (especially rangers) WITHOUT CHALLENGE. No verbal abuse will be
tolerated. Players who are abusive or refuse to obey a ranger will be suspended for a
period of time to be determined by the Executive Director.

·  Rules violators will be given a warning notice for the first offense. Subsequent
violations will result in suspensions ranging from 15 days to the entire season. The
Executive Director, Superintendent and SGA members may give immediate
suspensions to violators without notice.

The policy of the Board of the SFWGC is to fully support the staff of Sterling Farms, and to
enforce the Rules and Regulations as outlined above. If we all do our part, we can make our Ladies
Day a truly enjoyable experience for all.

This entry was posted on February 24, 2014, in Club News.