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MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATION Dear Alumni and Friends of Yale Golf, The past year has been a very exciting time for Yale Golf, with both the women’s and men’s teams achieving great success both on the course and in the classroom. We are already more than halfway to our fundraising target of $80,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, and are asking for your help to reach and exceed this goal. Thanks to generous donations, the program was able purchase a TrackMan training device for the David Paterson Technology Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium and these funds have also provided the necessary general program support for Yale Golf to compete on the highest level. As we look to continue the growth of Yale Golf, I have invited Ed Brockner ’01 to join me as Co-President of the YGA. In working with Ed over the past few months, we have identified several key areas that we will focus on moving forward: • Expand alumni support base and increase annual giving

• Develop a vision for the future of Yale Golf to endow programs and create a comprehensive long-range plan for The Course at Yale and its practice facilities allowing this world class facility to realize its full potential • Establish better communications among alumni and conduct several events throughout the year To this end, we ask you to Save the Date for our Yale Golf Association Outing that will take place on Saturday May 17 at 1:30 pm. The event will harken back to the original tradition of the YGA spring meeting with an informal golf outing with friends of Yale Golf both old and new. The field will be limited to 72 golfers, so please keep an eye out for the invitation to follow to reserve your spot in the field for this special day. We thank you for your support of Yale Golf and look forward to working with all of you to build on the great success of the teams, plan for the future of The Course at Yale and enjoy some good times together out of the links! Sincerely,

Ilona Emmerth Co-President

Ed Brockner Co-President

SAVE THE DATE YALE GOLF ASSOCIATION OUTING Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1:30pm The Yale Golf Course

 InvitaƟon with more details forthcoming


COACH’S CORNER Dear Friends of Yale Women’s Golf, After a strong fall competition season, the women worked hard in the weight room to gain more yardage and stamina for the spring season that is upon of us. Before getting into our highlights of the season, The Yale Women’s Golf Team would like to thank you for your support; we look forward to seeing you out at the course this spring! During the fall we have had fantastic weather and earned success. Concluding our 4 tournaments we won the Dartmouth Invitational and the Yale Intercollegiate. The team then placed CHAWWADEE ROMPOTHONG ’00 2nd in both the Penn State (Nittany Lion) Invitational and the Sacred Heart Fall Classic. Overall, the team has been consistently shooting under par or even par which has helped our success. We look forward to working on our short game to go lower! Individually, we have seen two freshman contribute to the team in big ways. Elisabeth Bernabe ’16 won the Dartmouth Invitational individual title and the Yale Intercollegiate individual title (back-to-back tournament wins!). Sandy Wongwaiwate ’16 won the individual title for the last two tournaments of the season at the Penn State (Nittany Lion) Invitational and the Sacred Heart Fall Classic. Yet, it still does take a team to go to play well overall! These girls are all about contributing to the team, from going to dinner together, supporting other sport team events, or volunteering at one of the many local food kitchens all while balancing academics… these girls truly represent Yale and the Bulldog spirit! Again, thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you out at the course this spring! Chawwadee Rompothong’00 Head Women’s Golf Coach

WOMEN’S GOLF SPRING SCHEDULE Mar 16 -18 2014 Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2014 Apr 5 - 6, 2014 Apr 25 - 27, 2014


@ William & Mary InvitaƟonal/Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Va. @ Hoya InvitaƟonal/The Members Club at Four Streams, Beallsville, Md. @ Seton Hall /Springfield, N.J. Ivy League Championship/@ Springfield, N.J.


COACH’S CORNER Houston and Michigan State. In the Ivy League Match Play event, they defeated Brown in the first round, Princeton in the second round and the coup de grace, Harvard in the finals. The team also managed “add-on” rounds at Piping Rock, Friar’s Head, Maidstone, The Creek, The Dunes Club and Winged Foot, in addition to attending the Michigan State v Notre Dame football game in South Bend.

COLIN SHEEHAN ’97 Dear Friends of Yale Men’s Golf, Yale wrapped up the fall season with a victory at the Ivy League Match Play event. It was one of the finest fall seasons in the team’s recent history and I couldn’t be prouder of what they accomplished during those six weeks. While we have our sights set on the spring season and the conference championship—the most important event of the year—the fall gives the players the chance to carry forward the momentum from their summer tournament schedules as well as develop cohesiveness as a team. The team played in five events: a 36-hole stroke-play, dual-match with Texas A&M at The Bridge during Walker Cup weekend; The Doc Gimmler (St. John’s tournament at Bethpage Red); Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic at the Warren Course; The Macdonald Cup (our home invitational) and the Ivy League Match Play event at Trump Bedminster. During these five events, the team compiled a 37-4 head-to-head record and we go into the winter break ranked #51 on the Golfstat rankings. The team registered two wins (The Doc Gimmler and the Ivy League Match Play), finished second at the Macdonald Cup behind national powerhouse Illinois and we finished third at Notre Dame’s event behind only

Team records were broken along the way, beginning with an all-time 54-hole team scoring record of 20-under par at The Doc Gimmler—part of a 16-shot margin of victory. Individually, sophomore Joe Willis shot rounds of 63-68-68 (199) at The Doc Gimmler, the 63 and 199 both franchise records. The Yale team also broke our own Macdonald Cup team score (8-under par), which was in the loss to Illinois, even though we did finish 12 shots in front of third place. The competitive portion of the spring season doesn’t begin until mid-March when we travel Georgia and South Carolina where we’ll play in the Linger Longer at the Reynolds Plantation, an event that will include a bunch of top 20 teams. The trip will also include visits to Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head and the Augusta areas. During April, the team will compete all four weekends, including a trip down to Springdale for the Princeton Invitational where the team has won the past four years. The Ivies will be played at Baltusrol the last weekend of April and a win there comes with an automatic exemption to the NCAA Regionals during the middle of May. Otherwise we’ll need that at-large bid which could be possible if they have an equally good spring. In the meantime, the team is taking advantage of the time to work out and spend time in the David Paterson Golf Technology Center. We are hard at work and look forward to seeing many of you on the course this spring. Colin Sheehan, ‘97 Men’s Golf Coach

MEN’S GOLF SPRING SCHEDULE Mar 22 - 23, 2014 Apr 5, 2014 Apr 12 - 13, 2014 Apr 19, 2014 Apr 25 - 27, 2014

@ Linger Longer InvitaƟonal The Met Intercollegiate @ Princeton InvitaƟonal Yale Spring InvitaƟonal Ivy League Championship

Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga. Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, N.Y. Springdale Golf Club, Princeton, N.J. Yale Golf Course, New Haven, Conn. @ Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.




his winter Yale Golf welcomed a much needed technology upgrade at the DPGTC. As you know, the center is critical so that both teams can continue golf-related activities during the long Connecticut winter. Through the generosity of alumni and supporters the program was able to purchase a sophisticated launch monitor called a Trackman. The device (pictured at right) is the top of the line in the industry and provides the most precise and sophisticated data. It brings Yale something that Harvard, Penn and Princeton have in their facilities and makes our players that much more competitive year round. Thank you to everyone who stepped forward to make this possible!

YALE ATHLETICS COMPLIANCE CORNER As a supporter of Yale athle cs, you may employ current Yale student-athletes provided: • The student-athlete is paid the going rate for similar experience; • The student-athlete is compensated for work actually performed; and • The student-athlete does not receive any preferen al treatment due to his/her status as a Yale student-athlete. Please contact the Yale Compliance Office (203.436.8309) if you have any ques ons or concerns. Can I pick up a student-athlete and bring him/her to work each day? You may give a student-athlete a ride to or from work only if you provide the same ride to every employee in the same posi on. It is not permissible to provide special treatment to a student-athlete. The student-athlete I employ played a great game this week, can I take him/ her out to lunch to celebrate? No. You may not provide a complimentary meal to a student-athlete because of his/her status as a student-athlete. Unless the same benefit is extended to all employees under similar circumstances, you cannot take the student-athlete out for lunch.


The student-athlete’s team is doing really well this year and ge ng a lot of posi ve publicity. I have a big promo on coming up to sell one of my products. Can I create an adver sement, in print and/or on the radio, emphasizing that Yale student-athletes use and recommend my product? Can I use their names, pictures, or likenesses? It is not permissible for student-athletes to par cipate in any promo onal ac vi es on behalf of a commercial en ty. You cannot use a student-athlete’s picture to promote a commercial product. Therefore, student-athletes may not be used to promote your product because of their status or success. I am sponsoring a fundraiser at my restaurant for cancer research. When someone purchases a meal, all of the proceeds go toward cancer research. On the day of the event, can the student-athlete that works for me wear his/ her Yale uniform and invite teammates to work as part of the fes vi es? They are very recognizable and I want as many people to donate me and money to this cause as possible. No. Student-Athletes may not par cipate in any promo onal ac vi es for a commercial enterprise, even if it is for charitable purposes. The employee’s status as an Yale student-athlete cannot be used to promote this event, even though it is for a charitable cause.

Golf Newsletter Winter 2014  
Golf Newsletter Winter 2014