03Apr/10

36 Holes Await You

The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Massachusetts is fully open today.  Both the Port Course and the Starboard Course are open for play.

Golf Cape Cod at the Captains Golf Course. The Captains is Cape Cod’s premier public golf course facility, located in Brewster, Massachusetts — the golf capital of the Lower Cape! Our staff includes PGA professionals available for lessons and clinics. We also feature a fully stocked Pro Shop as well as full restaurant amenities for outings and banquets. The course is conveniently located off the Mid-Cape Highway and is within easy driving distance of Providence and Boston.

01Apr/10

2010 Handicap Season Begins

Welcome to the 2010 golf season here in Masaschusetts. As of today – April 1st – all rounds played at Bay State golf clubs, including Captains, will count towards your handicap index.

Proper use of the handicap system requires that you post ALL SCORES high ones, low ones, good ones, and bad ones.

For more information on the USGA Handicap System, please check out their website.  If you are unsure about what to do, just ask any of our golf professionals, Mark, Jay, or Steve.

28Mar/10

Wednesday Play Begins April 7th

Our first Wednesday match is on April 7th (that’s a Wednesday).  You can begin signing up on now.  You can write your name on the sign up sheet on the clipboard next to the handicap computer, or your can sign up online.  To sign up online, just click on the “Sign Up For Wednesday Play” button at the top of this page, then fill out the short form and press “Send“.

To view the full calendar of Wednesday play matches along with formats, and all other CCMGA events, just click on the “Calendar” tab above (it’s under the “CCMGA” header and it’s the 3rd tab).

If you have any problems with the web site, please feel free to ask Rob Harris, Ray Gomez, or any of the CCMGA Board members.  You can also write to us by clicking on the “Contact Us” tab (5th tab above).

One more thing… you need to be an AFP member of the Captains Golf Course to play.  If you haven’t already joined for 2010, you can get the necessary forms here.  The CCMGA has a separate application form and requires a separate check made payable to CCMGA.

Now, let’s golf already!

17Feb/10

Captains Membership Forms

Membership forms for the upcoming season are now available at CaptainsGolfCourse.com along with separate applications for the Men’s and Women’s Associations.

The Brewster Resident membership rate remains at $700 for 2010, the non-resident rate is $1500.

There is a new lower “member cart rate” of $15 (for 18 holes) and $8 (for 9 holes).  These cart rates are effective immediately.  There were a few daily fee increases this year.  During the peak season, the “back nine” rate was increased to $35 and the afternoon rate was increased to $50.  You can see all of the rates on the Captains site.

There is a new membership class for “Non-resident Brewster Taxpayers” for $700.  There is a separate application form for this class.  Here are the details.

The applicant must have an ownership interest in the Brewster property in order to be eligible for Non-Resident Brewster Taxpayer AFP status. If the AFP applicant is not listed as an owner of the property by name according to the Brewster Town Assessors records, he/she must provide documentation indicating his/her ownership interest in the property. No more than two (2) persons shall be eligible for Non-Resident Brewster Tax-Payer AFP status from the same property and the annual real estate taxes paid on the property must be $450 at a minimum.

15Feb/10

Welcome to the New Season

There is still Snow on the ground but the golf season will be here before we know it and that will be a welcome sight for us all. The Men’s Association has been meeting on a monthly basis throughout the winter making plans for some new and interesting events designed to gain more participation by our membership.

We will be looking to initiate some form of weekend afternoon play to gain more interest in CCMGA sponsored tournaments. We will also be looking to change, and to some degree invigorate, Wednesday play. This we hope will attract more players whom we haven’t seen on Wednesday for several years as well to involve some of the newer members who took advantage of the new rate plans adopted by the Commission last summer.

We will continue to offer Nine and Dine on the last Sunday of June, July and September. We will once again offer two week tournaments on Wednesday in both May and August. Make sure to check our website at CCMGA.com for details and dates. The August event will feature a steak cookout following the final day.

The CCMGA (Captains Course Men’s Golf Association) would like to welcome those of you who are new members and invite you to join our association. Dues are only $10 for the year. We have added one new wrinkle in that an individual can make an additional voluntary contribution of $5.00 to our scholarship fund. We award a $1000 yearly scholarship to a graduating senior at Nauset Regional High School. Membership applications can be seen on our website (CCMGA.com) as well as in the clubhouse.

As stated above, we are striving to increase our visibility by improving our current program and adding to what we already have. We also believe that we, along with the Women’s 9 and 18 hole associations, are your advocates with the Golf Commission, Staff and Town Government.

Welcome back, whenever you arrive North, to all of our members. Look to our website to catch up on everything that is happening at the golf course and the CCMGA. We look forward to seeing you all on the course this Spring.

Ed Lewis
President
CCMGA

30Jan/10

Posting Scores in the Winter

Q. Can I post scores during the winter?
A. Not locally. No rounds played in Massachusetts during the off season may be counted towards your Handicap Index. Any rounds played in an area that is in season (e.g. Florida) may be posted as a guest score at a GHIN club in that region or saved until the season opens in Massachusetts.

Q. Can I post scores when I play out-of-state courses?
A. Yes. Most states use the GHIN system so you can post a score the same way you would at an away club in Massachusetts. The MGA is also a participant in the International Golf Network (IGN) program. The IGN allows golf associations all over the world to share handicap information no matter what system they use.

For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Golf Association web site.