After the previous week's rain-out, the Waukewan Ladies League cheered as the sun shown brightly and the light breezes held little humidity. The game for the July 30 round was called "Throw Out 3".
President Ridlon explained the game as using the two best net scores of the foursome for each hole and then at the end of the round, "throw out" the three worst scores. The total of the remaining 6 scores will be the team's total.
The team of Mary Dickerson, Fran Howe, Kathy Baker and Sharon Corcoran turned in the winning score of 45, which drew applause of appreciation from the League for such a low score.
Jane Flynn and Bobbe Fairman shared the cash from the chip-in pot with their off the green shots. On hole 15, Bobbe was able to putt her ball about 12 ft. uphill to a forward flag. On hole 17, Jane's ball had landed in the thick rough about 5 ft. beyond the green. She chipped accurately to a back positioned flag and watched as it found its mark. Faith Bartlett displayed her precision on 17 as well. Faith found her third shot just onto the green as she approached the green on this par 5 hole. She putted her ball "60 feet" Faith exclaimed, across the elongated green and into the cup. "This year my putting has been the best part of my game" Faith cited.
There were five contest holes this week and Mary Dickerson (19 and below division) and Ingrid Smith (20 and above division) won the longest drive contests on hole 14. The trick with this hole is keeping one's drive on a left to right sloping fairway. On hole 11, which is a 160 yd. par 3, Rose Hansford drove her ball straight as an arrow and measured the distance at 13 ft. after it came to rest to win "closest to the pin". The golfers had a second chance on the same hole to win "closest to the pin-second shot". As she drove the ball and watched it traverse the green, coming to rest 6 ft. off the back, Val Langbehn then chipped her ball just 3 ft. 3 7/8 in. from the pin. And on hole 12, Kathy Sweeney's name was drawn from the collection of ladies' names that landed on the 12 green on their second or third shots. Kathy joined the other winners at the prize table to choose her prize.
Those ladies who managed some challenging conditions to post scores of 50 and under were Denise Doyle with a 47, Charlotte Gregory-49, and Faith Bartlett and Jan Pano -50. Carol Ashton's day was made as her name was drawn as the winner of the 50/50 pot.
President Ridlon discussed the upcoming Invitational that will be held on Wednesday, September 11. The league voted to support New Hampshire's American Heart Association and has themed its 40th Invitational tournament "Heart of a Woman".
Participation was encouraged by all, as this is the signature League event that hosts 100 ladies from all over the state.