Community Notes & Events by Sue O’Connell
MySouthEnd.com ContributorThursday Apr 19, 2012 Three South End chef’s participate in Chef’s for the Cure
Head chef representatives Joanne Change of Myers + Chang, Keenan Langlois of Union Bar and Grille, and Christopher Robins of Gaslight all located in the South End will participate in the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s 4th annual "Chefs for the Cure" charity event on Saturday, April 28 at The Viking Center in Westwood, MA.
"Chefs for the Cure" is an exclusive culinary tasting-style event which gives guests the opportunity to sample gourmet cuisine from some of the finest local chefs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.komenmass.org/chefs.
Family Fishing at Jamaica Pond, April 19 & 20, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain
Mayor Thomas Menino invites residents to try their hand at fishing at Jamaica Pond presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Bass Pro Shops, P & J Bait Shop of Dorchester, and The Fishing Academy. Free bait and tackle will be available at the boathouse.
Children under age 15 fish for free. Youths ages 15 to 17 must have a fishing license, available for free from the state. Adults must have a valid state fishing license. For all license information, please visit:
Adult beginner’s golf lessons offered at Franklin Park
The City of Boston is offering beginner’s lessons for adults who want to learn the game of golf at the William Devine Golf Course in Dorchester beginning May 2.
Get Golf Ready is designed to teach adults everything they need to play golf in just a few lessons. Participants will focus on the various golf skills they will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, they will be guided onto the golf course to put their skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.
Week One begins with an introduction to golf etiquette, putting and chipping basics;
Week Two introduces the rules of golf full swing fundamentals; Week Three focuses on full iron swing development with on-course play and etiquette; and Week 4 includes full wood swing development, on-course play, and a review of the rules of golf.
The Get Golf Ready program will be held at the William Devine Golf Course Wednesdays on May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fee is $79 for Boston residents and $99 for non-residents. Class size is limited. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment or use the golf clubs and equipment provided. In the event of inclement weather please call ahead as the indoor clubhouse facility may be used for that evening’s class.
To apply, please go to www.cityofbostongolf.com. The City of Boston also operates the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park Both courses are owned and operated through the Fund for Parks and Recreation and feature full pro shops, concessions, cart rentals, and lessons for all ages. The golf courses can be followed on Twitter @FranklinParkGC and @GeorgeWrightGC.
Golf Digest named the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park as one of their "Best Places to Play" three years in a row. The second-oldest public golf course in America, the William J. Devine measures 5,961 yards from the blue tees. Part of the historic Emerald Necklace, the golf course offers a pleasant inner-city golfing experience only minutes from downtown Boston and is open year-round, weather permitting.
The George Wright Golf Course was recognized in 2011 as "Best Public Golf Course" by Boston Magazine in its 38th annual "Best of Boston" awards issue. The magazine noted that the George Wright offers "a fun, fair test with lots of elevation changes, and there might not be finer back-to-back holes in the state than the 9th and 10th." More recognition came in the fall of 2011 from Golfweek which included the George Wright in its list of the "10 Best Courses You Can Play In Massachusetts."