Bailey Creek women
The Bailey Creek women were very busy with their second annual Open Invitational “Flower Power” on June 19. Look for their report on that event and more in next week’s Sports Section.
Graeagle Meadows men
June 19 there were 20 players in teams of two competing with better ball on the front nine and both balls counting on the back nine. “It was a mellow-yellow day with explosions of pine pollen bursting through the air,” said Chuck Franck. Taking first place, with a score of 101, was the team of Dan Friedman and Mike Gibson. Following them, with a close 102, were Jim Oster and Norm Miller. There was a tie for third place, Dennis Chegwin and Grant Mayfield combining a 108, as well as Bill Hopp and George Fraser with the same score.
Skins were included in the game, six in all awarded after play. George Fraser and Dennis Flynn each won two skins, while Mike Gibson and John Scott won one skin each.
Closest to the Hole continued in its second week of competition where we measure the two closest distances for the round. John Scott improved upon his previous 9 feet-0 inches from the hole to just 2 feet-3 inches. Bert Bellows added his name to the list with 7 feet-1 inch. There are now four names to be filled with 10, after which competition heats up to remain on the list or be dropped from the number 10 spot by a closer distance. After 13 weeks, those listed will compete in a shootout for cash prizes.
“Inquires about membership in the Graeagle Men’s Golf Association can be submitted to [email protected], or by visiting our website at gmeadowsclubs.com/MenHomeDir/index.html,” said Chuck Franck.
Graeagle Meadows women
“This week, Graeagle Meadows Women’s Golf Club membersplayed a fun game:Beat the Pro,” said Carol Miller. Each player paid $5 “sweeps.”Graeagle Meadows Head Professional Bob Klein came out and played a couple of holes with each of the six foursomes. With much encouraging and levity, a good time was had by all, and some good golf occasionally happened. If a GMWGC player’s net score beat Bob’s gross score, she doubled her money; if not, she was reimbursed her $5.
“Thank you Bob for a fun day,” said Miller. And, there were “chip-ins” everywhere: Linda Bilger and Chris Spencer had two each; and, Carol Desmond, Alaine Flynn, Karen Fraser, and Karen Linde each had one.
“It’s been a lively couple of weeks at Mt. Huff!” said Janne Cote. Beginning on June 12th, the winning team of Ron Christensen, Leo Sorosinski and Margie Joseph came in at eight-under-par.
The second-place showing at five-under-par was credited to Ron Williams, Joe Hagwood, and Dick Grace.
Bill McRoberts hit it closest to the pin, and Dick Grace, Ron Christensen, and Mike Ingles aced a three-way chip-in.
Another beautiful summer day dawned on June 19th and brought out the best golfers Mt. Huff has!
“In first place, at a whopping 12-under-par, sure made Don Hubbell, Ted Trafton and Leo Sorosinski pretty proud,” said Cote.
The second-place team, not far behind, at eight-under-par was won by Ron Williams, Don McConnell, and Dick Grace.
Darel Joseph nailed it closest to the pin. The chip-in was carried over to next week.
“Good times! Come join us, sign-ups begin at 8:30 a.m. and play commences at 9 a.m. – we beat the heat!” said Cote.
Plumas Pines women
Scooter Kidwell reported in for the ladies. “The format for today’s game was T’s and F’s,” said Scooter. The scores for the nine holes beginning with those letters were tallied and half the handicap was deducted to determine the winners. There were both Gross and Net winners.
Sharon Russell 43
1st Low Net
Jan Anderson 36
2nd Low Net TIE
Lana Janovick 37.5
Nancy Bartlett 37.5
Cathy Cianciolo 54
1st Low Net
Laurie Humphries 41.5
2nd Low Net
Jackie Luckey 42.0
3rd Low Net
Scooter Kidwell 42.5
There were three chip-ins: Jan Pierce, Mary Stonebraker and Sharon Russell.
“June 18 was a beautiful day for ladies golf at Whitehawk Ranch,” said Laurie McKenzie. Nine players participated in the monthly “Ace of Aces” qualifier, with JoAnn West winning the First Gross spot (83) and Ann Verutti the First Net honors (65). Following golf, our wonderful chef, Marcie, prepared an outstanding pasta salad and topped it off with delicious ice cream cones. “A perfect feast for a hot day!” said McKenzie.
The May qualifiers were Michele Violett shooting Low Gross (82), while Marcia Zeigler and Cynthia Thomas tied for Net (68). These ladies, along with the future July and August qualifiers, will go head-to-head in the “Ace of Aces” tournament in September. “Summer is officially here! Happy golfing,” said McKenzie.
The Whitehawk Ladies Invitational is Aug. 13 and the theme is Hawaiian Paniolo DAZE. Paniolo is the Hawaiian name for cowboy. We always have a need for extra players to fill in foursomes or match up with members. We have a beautiful course, excellent luncheon and wonderful tee prizes for the day. Call the Whitehawk Ranch ProShop at 836-0394 and tell them of your interest in playing in the Ladies Invitational and please leave your name and number. “We look forward to talking with you,” said Marcia Zeigler.
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