State Tournament Appearance Caps Stellar Season for Golf Team
Landry Harlan
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School golf team finished 7th out of 11 teams in the state division 3 golf tournament Monday afternoon at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown.
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For Longtime Golf Coach, Life's Scorecard Is Well Under Par
Landry Harlan
Coach Doug DeBettencourt's high school golf team finished seventh on Monday at the Division III state tournament. It was the latest success in a career that mixed algebraic equations with fairway splendors.
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Farm Neck Golf Club Turns 25; Players, Birds and Pond Views Doing Nicely, Thank You
Brien Hefler
Charles Harff sits at table in the Farm Neck Golf Club Cafe dressed to the nines - the back nines. He’s wearing a Martha’s Vineyard Hospital 2004 golf tournament polo, white shorts and a pair of semi-dress loafers. Tan from day on the links, with gray hair and an air of congeniality, he’s soft-spoken and unassuming.
 
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Vineyard Got Along Minus Golf Till ‘93
Henry Beetle Hough
They say that the beginnings of the game of golf are lost in history - but it’s not quite that bad on Martha’s Vineyard. Golf, as known to modern man, began here in the early nineties. How the Island had struggled along, no one can say, but it has not been without golf for any appreciable time since, and probably never will again.
 
Combining history with tradition - and there is fully as much of the former as of the latter in this review - the priority of golf on Martha’s Vineyard seems to line up as follows:
 
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Strong Mental Game Prevails, from Ski Slopes to Golf Green
Steve Myrick

Finn Simpkins has helped lead the high school golf tournament to the state tournament again this year. The senior is also an elite skier and looking ahead to a potential collegiate golf career.

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Soccer Reaches Fever Pitch, Lages Is Top Scorer in the State
Ivy Ashe
With a week left in regular season play, records are falling, players are earning statewide recognition and one team is already making its mark in the state tournament.
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Young High School Golf Team Competes in State Tournament
Ivy Ashe
The regional high school golf team took 10th place of 12 in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association state tournament Monday. The match was played at the Wyantenuck Country Club in Great Barrington. Senior cocaptain Matt Marchand had the lowest score for the Vineyard, shooting a 79 to finish 20th overall. Senior cocaptain Kat deBettencourt shot an 81 to finish 28th.
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Move Up Tees to Keep Golf Accessible to Everyone
Jim Kaplan
Why don’t more women play golf? According to the National Golf Foundation, the number of U.S. women playing golf declined from seven million in 2005 to 5.4 million in 2010 to 5.1 million in 2011. There are no figures from 2012 yet. According to a 2010 golf foundation survey, only 20 per cent of players in 2009 were women and girls from the age of six up, and they accounted for just 17 per cent of the rounds played. The foundation’s 2007 golf consumer profile reported that 60 per cent of women were embarrassed that they didn’t play better or know more about golf, and a majority were “intimidated by other players, by the staff or by the environment in general.”
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In Classroom and on Course, Golf Team Tees Up for Mental Challenges
Ivy Ashe

While most of the regional high school’s sports teams have been busy contending with league play and thinking ahead toward their final games of the season, the golf team was quietly securing a place in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association tournament. The team’s season ended Wednesday with a 38-18 match play victory over Cape Cod Regional Tech, but they locked up a tournament spot last Thursday, defeating Falmouth for their 10th win. The golfers finish the regular season with an 11-9 record.

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Field Hockey, Golf Team Advance to State Tournament, Football Falls in Homecoming
Ivy Ashe
The Vineyard field hockey and golf teams have both qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament.
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