News & Updates
May 2021

May You Enjoy Every Round Played At The Links!

It has already been a great start to the season here at The Links at Mass Golf, despite the rain in recent days. Over the next month, league play will begin and so will clinics for youth and women. Please take a moment to review some important news and updates that will help guide you on your next trip to The Links. 

News & Updates

Important Updates
  • Masks No Longer Mandated On Golf Course: Governor Baker has provided updates on state guidelines that apply specifically to your safety on the golf course. Masks are no longer required on the golf course if social distancing can be maintained. However, masks are still required when you enter the clubhouse.

  • Updated Local Rules: An updated local rules sheet for The Links can be found on our website under both the Play and Course Information sections at the top of the main page. Please review these brief summaries to make your round an enjoyable experience.

  • Course Markings: The Links has set up the markings for out-of-bounds and penalty areas (aka hazards). In addition to white stakes that define out of bounds, all fences that define club property from our neighbors also define out of bounds. There is no relief from these fences or from white stakes. Golfers can move red stakes that define penalty areas if they interfere with your stance or swing, but they must be replaced after the stroke.

  • New Tee Markers Coming Soon: We plan to have two new sets of tee markers (forward/back) on each tee shortly, with updated yardages from these locations. New yardages and local rules will be added to the new scorecard.

Updated Calendar For The Links

A calendar of events for the 2021 season has also been added to The Links website.  Please refer to it often to check course availability and all golf activities. 
First Tee classes, YMCA, and Women’s Wednesday league are all in full swing as of this week. 

Upcoming Events / Course Closures to keep in mind:

Sunday, May 23: Norton Softball/FOP Golf Outing (9 a.m. shotgun start, 90 players, course closed until approximately Noon)
Click Here To View Calendar

Free Clinic For Women Returns June 1

On Tuesday, June 1, The Links will once again host a FREE clinic to celebrate Women's Golf Day. This annual event offers women and girls of all playing abilities, including beginners, the opportunity to take part in a clinic working on the basics of golf (full swing, chipping, and putting), followed by playing a few holes.
Click Here To Register

Free Junior Clinics At The Links Are Back!

Open to Junior Members of The Links only, this four-week program will be held every Monday in May from 4-5 p.m. Junior members can attend as many of the weeks as they would like. Class size is limited to 20 junior members. Contact the pro shop for availability: 508-222-0555. 

$15 Membership = $5 Rounds Of Golf

Youth on Course brings affordable course access to youth golfers throughout Massachusetts. The $15 annual membership fee gives youth golfers ages 6-18 access to play at The Links and any participating course throughout the Bay State and across the country for only $5 per round. 

Registration Now Open For Summer Classes

Registration is open for First Tee Summer classes and they’re filling up quickly! Visit firstteemass.org to learn more about the program and to register. The registration fee is $100 for the whole session, but Links members receive $50 off!
Click Here To Register

Part-Time Positions Available At The Links

The Links is currently seeking applicants for two seasonal Golf Shop staff positions. Successful candidates will have an outgoing personality and the ability to provide excellent customer service to the members and guests of The Links. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a high level of professionalism are vital to this position. The professional staff at The Links is a group of motivated and team-oriented individuals. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.
We are also looking for a seasonal groundskeeper. Previous experience helpful but not necessary. Must be willing to use power equipment such as large mowers (training will be provided) and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. A full description of the position will be posted soon.
Position Descriptions

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have the time and would like to make an impact on junior golf and the future of the game, we have many opportunities and are always looking for volunteers. If you have an interest in helping out, please contact PGA Golf Professional Drew Chapman at dchapman@massgolf.org.

Drew's Tip Of The Month

Proper pace and acceleration in the downswing can feel very slow during the first half of the downswing. If you feel like you are adding speed at the start down, you are probably over-accelerating. Once you reach your peak speed, you begin to decelerate.


So the golf swing is ever faster, never fastest, at least until three feet past the ball. That is where Ben Hogan felt his peak speed, and who is going to argue with Hogan? When the swing feels slow, your speed happens later and the ball actually goes farther.


Think about the last time you tried to lay up short of a penalty area and, unfortunately, hit your ball right into the water. It may have been the best shot that you hit that day because you did not try to put the speed at any particular place in the swing.


Swinging with proper pace and acceleration can feel effortless. But be careful because the temptation to add more effort actually causes the opposite to happen.

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