WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Life's Back Nine Would you like to play some golf this summer? Here is a list of public courses in our area. For more information about these courses and others in Massachusetts, public and private, visit mgalinks.org/ae/ae-clubs.asp. n LEO J. MARTIN GOLF COURSE • 18 holes 190 Park Road, Weston n SASSAMON TRACE GOLF COURSE • 9 holes 233 S. Main Street, Natick n STOW ACRES COUNTRY CLUB • 36 holes 58 Randall Road, Stow n BUTTERNUT FARM GOLF CLUB • 18 holes 115 Wheeler Road, Stow n SANDY BURR COUNTRY CLUB • 18 holes 103 Cochituate Road, Wayland n NEWTON COMMONWEALTH GOLF COURSE • 18 holes 212 Kenrick Street, Newton n WAYLAND COUNTRY CLUB • 18 holes 121 Old Sudbury Road, Wayland n ROBERT T LYNCH MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE AT PUTTERHAM • 18 holes 1281 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline n MILLWOOD GOLF COURSE • 14 holes 175 Millwood Street, Framingham a local "ringer" preceded her. Consequently, she learned to diplomatically select the team she would play for while scores of success- ful businessmen wheeled and dealed to get Kuong to play on their team. Although these events were highly competitive, all partici- pants emerged as winners as the money raised benefitted various charities. Such tourna- ments were a perfect balance of friendly com- petition, festivity, and charity. Kuong was not yet subjected to the extreme pressures inher- ent at the elite, amateur-level tournaments. Kuong's friends and business associates Peter McCarthy from Scituate and Doug Bryant of Wellesley encouraged Kuong to compete at the top amateur level. Avid golfers who have toiled a lifetime in the hope of achieving just one perfect game, McCarthy and Bryant persuaded her that after ten years of playing on public courses, she needed to join a country club offering a first-rate course and golf professionals who could teach her the skills she needed to compete at the next level. From their advice, Kuong applied to Newton's prestigious Charles River Country Club (CRCC). Following an extensive application process, Kuong became the first female "A certificate 80 WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012 BETH FURMAN

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