On a brisk morning on September 10 the 76 golfers from 19 clubs throughout the state were excited to hit the links for a perfect day of golf. "Fifty Shades of Green" was the theme for the Waukewan Ladies League's 41st Annual Invitational Tournament. Multiple shades of green were reflected in the ladies' attire. This year the Ladies League selected the Got Lunch! Program as the charity, which services the Inter-Lakes and Moultonborough area school children. Christine Hoedecker George shared with the group how the Got Lunch! Program works and the number of meals supplied to the children in the area.
After the ladies enjoyed a continental breakfast provided by Waukewan Golf Club, Linda Ridlon and Ellen Vail, Invitational co-chairs, welcomed the field of golfers and thanked everyone who assisted in all the preparations. The ladies also joined Ridlon in thanking several husbands who served as the welcoming "Bag Guys".
There were eight contest holes waiting for the ladies on the course. Those ladies winning for the contest holes were Donna Leighton who drove her ball "Closest to the Line" at ½" on 2, Val Langbehn "Closest to the Pin" on 3 at 8'3", Charlene Fleming "Closest to the Pin" on 11 at 5"4", Charlotte Gregory "Closest to the Pin" on 16 at 5'2", Val Langbehn "Closest to the Pin 2nd shot" on #5, Roz Gay "Closest to the Pin on 2nd shot" on 14, Carmen Jutras "Longest Drive in the Fairway" on 8 and Julie Richardson "Longest Drive in Fairway" on 15.
The field of golfers was treated to both appetizers provided by League members as well as a tasty luncheon provided by Waukewan in the Bar-N. Val Langbehn and Denise Doyle shared in the duties of drawing raffle tickets for the many items donated by not only local merchants but by several League members as well.
The closing awards were 1st Low Gross to Yolanda Miller at 78; 1st Low Net to Charlene Fleming at 66. The following were the teams who placed in the 2-low net per foursome format: 1st Place- Charlene Fleming, Charlotte Gregory and Judy Watckins at 124; 2nd Place - Yolanda Miller, Rosalyn Gay, Bertha Corless and Marilyn Lynch at 126; 3rd Place - Mary Kruzel, Sharon Fuller, Ellen Vail and Bobbe Fairman at 128, 4th Place-Linda Berlind, Val Langbehn, Kathy Dailey and Sharon Corcoran (card playoff hole 6) at 129, 5th place- Carmen Jutras, Diane Chiasson, Patricia Serafin and Valerie Cross at 129 (card Playoff).
All of the ladies left acknowledging that it was a great day of golf and pleased that their participation in this event will help support the Got Lunch! Program.