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The Massachusetts Golf Association sponsors the following nine committees, effective January 1, 2022. To contact a committee or committee member, click here.

COMMITTEE QUICK LINKS: FINANCE, INVESTMENT & GENERAL ADMIN | CHAMPIONSHIP | MEMBER SERVICES | FIRST TEE MASSACHUSETTS | MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT | DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION | HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM | SCHOLARSHIP | GOVERNANCE

 

2022 Finance, Investment & General Admin Committee

The Committee provides strategic advice and assistance to the Board of Directors and Staff regarding the organization’s fiduciary and general administrative duties. The Committee also reviews and monitors the performance of investment managers, recommends investment policies, and suggests changes to investment management strategies as necessary. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Joanne Gagnon*Renaissance
Dick ReillyBrae Burn Country Club
Bill WhelanMyopia Hunt Club
Megan BearceThorny Lea Golf Club
Joe MahoneySalem Country Club
Eddie CordeiroBelmont Country Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf
Jim Haynes, Director of Finance**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

** Denotes supporting staff.

 

2022 CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE

The Committee advises the Executive Director/CEO and the Director of Rules & Competitions on matters related to the planning, administration and management of all Championships conducted by Mass Golf. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
John Crook*Cape Cod National Golf Club
Joanne Gagnon*Renaissance
Henry St. CyrOak Hill Country Club
Christine VeatorFerncroft Country Club
Jeff PageWellesley Country Club
Chris MaloneTaconic Golf Club
Duncan GrattonThe Kittansett Club
Mace FoehlTaconic Golf Club
Peter FrodighDedham Country & Polo Club
Bob VilleneuveLudlow Country Club
Bud SumnerDedham Country & Polo Club
Jordan BurkeNeedham Golf Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf
Kevin Eldridge, Director of Rules & Competitions**Mass Golf
Drew Rosen, Senior Manager of Championships**Mass Golf
Matt Killeen, Manager of Championships**Mass Golf
Steve Yatrousis, Championship Coordinator**Mass Golf
Greg Howell, Manager of NEGA Operations & USGA Qualifying**Mass Golf
Naomi Nesenoff, Manager of Women’s Events & Player Development**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chairs.

** Denotes supporting staff.

 

2022 MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE

The Committee oversees programs and services offered by the Association to its member clubs and individual members, including handicapping, course rating and marking, tournaments and member events, member days, education and outreach programs, and youth on course. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Sally DeGan*LPGA Amateur Golf Association – Boston
Peter BracciottiBear Hill Golf Club
Scott BakerWilliam J. Devine Golf Course
Caren AlthauserLPGA Amateur Golf Association - Boston
Megan BearceThorny Lea Golf Club
Jay MillerWachusett Country Club
Denise EddyMarshfield Country Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf
Mark Gagne, Director of Member Services**Mass Golf
Jenna Walkiewicz, Assistant Director of Member Growth & Services**Mass Golf
Mike Wice, Senior Manager of GHIN Services**Mass Golf
Keith Gagnon, Manager of Course Rating**Mass Golf
Kyle Sherman, Manager of Member Events & Services**Mass Golf
Naomi Nesenoff, Manager of Women’s Events & Player Development**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

** Denotes supporting staff.

 

2022 FIRST TEE MASSACHUSETTS COMMITTEE

The Committee is responsible for the oversight of First Tee Massachusetts and The Links at Mass Golf, the Association’s flagship facility, to further Mass Golf’s charitable mission and strategic intentions. The Committee works directly with staff to identify and support operational improvements, program growth, and related fundraising opportunities. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Sarah Forbes*The Kittansett Club
Herbie AikensOld Sandwich Golf Club
Shannon JohnsonThorny Lea Golf Club
Eddie CordeiroBelmont Country Club
Tim CarlsonPine Meadows Golf Club
Mike DunhamConcord Country Club
Nora PattonOrchards Golf Club
Jameson BarberTrull Brook Golf Club
Richy Werenski***Orchards Golf Club
Megan Khang***South Shore Country Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf
Kyle Harris, Director of Operations of First Tee Massachusetts**Mass Golf
Drew Chapman, Head Golf Professional @ The Links at Mass Golf**Mass Golf
Allyson Mollung, Program Manager of First Tee Massachusetts**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

** Denotes supporting staff.

*** Denotes First Tee Massachusetts Ambassadors.

 

2022 MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Committee supports Mass Golf’s efforts to promote its mission and vision through strategic marketing, development and communications. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Bill Jenks*Brae Burn Country Club
Sue Curtin Boston Golf Club
Mary Lou BohnCharles River Country Club
George SargentThe Country Club
Alison WalsheVesper Country Club / LPGA
Mo DavenportWyantenuck Country Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf
Catherine Carmignani, Director of Communications & Marketing**Mass Golf
Stephen Hanjack, Assistant Director of Strategic Communications**Mass Golf
Steve Derderian, Manager of Communications**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

** Denotes supporting staff.

 

2022 DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

The Committee will advise the Board of Directors and Staff on ways to help the Association become a DEI leader both internally and externally. Charter to be finalized. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Chelsea Curtis*The Country Club
Sally DeGanLPGA Amateur Golf Association – Boston
Scott BakerWilliam J. Devine Golf Course
Mo DavenportWyantenuck Country Club
Mary Lou BohnCharles River Country Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf
Catherine Carmignani, Director of Communications & Marketing**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

** Denotes supporting staff.

 

2022 HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM COMMITTEE

The Committee oversees the Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame to recognize and honor the contributions of those who have indelibly impacted golf in the Bay State. The Committee also oversees the Massachusetts Golf Museum, which serves as a steward of the game through interactive storytelling and exhibitions that feature artifacts significant to Bay State golf. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Tom Bagley*Oak Hill Country Club
Jack DezieckWyantenuck Country Club
Steve AyresWorcester Country Club
Richard ConnollyConcord Country Club
Leslie LoganTPC Boston
Robert DonovanWollaston Golf Club
Gary LarrabeeMedia
Roberta BolducLongmeadow Country Club
Don HearnGCSANE
Mike WhitmerMedia
Paul MurphyCharles River Country Club
Anne Marie TobinThompson Country Club
Mike HigginsWorcester Country Club
Jim HorvathDennis Pines Golf Course
William HealyEastward Ho!
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEO Mass Golf
Catherine Carmignani, Director of Communications & Marketing**Mass Golf
Steve Derderian, Manager of Communications**Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

** Denotes supporting staff.

 

2022 INVESTMENT IN THE GAME AWARD COMMITTEE

The Committee develops the selection process, guidelines and designated amounts for Mass Golf scholarships, which are granted to two recipients pursuing career development within the golf industry. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Megan Bearce*Thorny Lea Golf Club
Joe MahoneySalem Country Club
Eddie CordeiroBelmont Country Club
Sarah ForbesThe Kittansett Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEO Mass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.

 

2022 GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Committee identifies, evaluates and recommends qualified and diverse candidates for leadership positions, including the Board of Directors and Officers, Advisory Board members, and members of other committees. Additionally, the Committee assists the Executive Director/CEO in educating Board and Committee members on their responsibilities and developing appropriate policies for Association governance. 

NAMECLUB/AFFILIATION
Tom Bagley*Oak Hill Country Club
Leslie LoganTPC Boston
Pam KuongCharles River Country Club
Joe MahoneySalem Country Club
Megan BearceThorny Lea Golf Club
Steve AyresWorcester Country Club
Cary JubinvilleLongmeadow Country Club
Alan Macdonald, President of the Board of Directors Winchester Country Club
Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEOMass Golf

* Denotes the committee chair.