Published DateWET CONDITIONS CHALLENGE WAUKEWAN LADIES
CENTER HARBOR — The skies were grey, humidity was high and course conditions were demanding, yet 47 golfers of the nine-hole Ladies League played the July 11 determination.
Karen Bourgeois was rewarded for her resolve by scoring the only chip-in of the day. Karen landed her ball on hole #1 just off the green but the grass conditions required her to chip onto the green with a middle pin placement, which was about 30 feet away. Karen was excited to note that it was her second chip-in in two days. "And I never get chip-ins", she exclaimed. League president Linda Ridlon pointed out the fact that the chip-in money had been accumulating for three weeks so Karen was more than happy to be the only winner.
Laurie Fox scored her winner on hole #3 for the "closest to the pin" contest making her ball come to rest 22 ft. from the front pin placement on a green that slopes front to back. For the "longest drive contest" on hole #6, Mary Cross (19 and under handicap division) and Kathy Baker (20 and above handicap division) coped with the "no roll conditions" and drove their balls in the air long enough to out distance the rest of the field. Linda Lee was the lucky winner of the drawing from those golfers who had landed their first or second shots onto the 7 155-yard par 3 hole that requires accurate shots as three bunkers protect the green.
Jane Flynn was feeling some luck of the Irish as her name was drawn as the winner of the 50/50 pot.
The three ladies who persevered through the challenging conditions to shoot 50 and under were Jan Pano with a score of 47, Laurie Fox-48 and Gerry McGillicuddy-50. Ridlon then announced the results of the game of the week that was named "Par 4's Only." All four players played their own ball and the two best net scores were then added together for the team score on each of the par 4 holes. Two teams came in with a score of 47. The team of Val Langbehn, Rose Hansford, Liz Cooper and Pat Armstrong lost in a card playoff to the team of Gerry McGillicuddy, Carol Ashton, Kristin Cartier and Ingrid Smith.
During the discussion period of the meeting, several questions regarding rules were explained. Betsy Cox, rules consultant clarified the stroke penalty incurred when one's ball is inadvertently hit once the ball is deemed "in play." Also, the illegality of reaching over the hole to tap in a missed putt was confirmed.
Ridlon restated the mantra of "Let's hope for sunny skies for next week's round!" as the evening came to a close.