Bailey Creek women
“What a blustery day to play golf! Even so, we all had a wonderful day of golf, surrounded by good friends,” said Diana Pallari. “This day we played a game of ‘Maids Quarters.’ Each of us only counted the par 4s and subtracted 1/2 of our handicaps.” There were enough players to field three flights and pay out 1st and 2nd places. First place in the first flight went to Ginger Birchfield, who also had a birdie on hole #3 and 2nd place went to Terri Chuchel.
For the second flight, the winners were, in first place, Lovey Gower and second went to club Captain, Jenni Cesarin. Third flight winners were Kim Holliday in first place, who played 18 holes, and in second place, after a card off, was Lou Johnson, who also had a Chip-in on hole #17. “It was quite exciting!” said Pallari.
Other chip-ins went to Karen Hillman for hole #2 and Barbara Pescio on hole #6.Another Birdie was made by Debbie Sayre, a new member, on hole #4. “All in all it was another wonderful day at Bailey Creek,” said Pallari. “Hope to see everyone on, Monday, July 1st, day change due to 4th of July on Thursday.”
Graeagle Meadows men
Communications Director Chuck Franck reported in for the Graeagle Meadows Men’s Golf Association June 22. The day “provided ideal weather conditions, yet giving another reason we are privileged to be living in the mountains,” said Franck. “Perfect temperature and gentle breezes greeted 18 players signed up for low net and skins.” Although the game was individually scored, members the men’s club are encouraged to get to know one another paired with foursomes put together through a blind draw.
There was a tie for first place between Dan Anderson and Andy Knudsen, both players shooting a net 68. Close behind with a 69 was George Fraser. Yet another tie, in fourth place with 70, was Bob Davies and Jim Reynolds. Seven skins were won: Dan Anderson with two skins and one each to Andy Knudsen, Jim Reynolds, Norm Nichols, George Fraser and Jack Gilbert.
Closest to the pin on the Par 3 third hole continues with another name added to the potential list of 10. John Grasso landed 13’-7” from the hole making him the sixth player on the list. Dan Anderson improved upon his number four position of 7’-8” up to the number two spot with 4’-10”. Once there are 10 names on the list, competition heats up to remain on the list, not being knocked out of the number 10 spot.
Results from regular play on June 26 had fewer players on as it coincided with the Home and Home Tournament, hosted by the Whitehawk Men’s Club. “Even at that, 12 players signed up to play low net and skins, however results were not yet available by press time. “There were two more names added to the closest to the hole competition,” said Franck. Norm Nichols came within 9’-1” and Dennis Flynn at 19’-11.” There are two spots left open on the list of 10 before the competition really heats up.
“Inquiries 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
“On June 27, Graeagle Meadows Women’s Golf Club members played the JuneAce of Aces Qualifier,” reported Carol Miller. The low gross and low net winnersqualified to compete in the season-end Ace of Aces Playoff.
Dee Walker qualified for Low Gross with a score of 94; Kimberly Kasnowski qualified for Low Net with a net 67. Winners in Flight A included:Low Gross, Sharon Russell (83); Low Net, First Place, Dee Walker (63);Second Place, Karen Linde (69).In Flight B:Low Net, First Place, Kimberly Kasnowski (67);Second Place, Maureen Ford (70), Third Place, Ann Pratt (71).Cheryl Brennan and Dee Walker each had one “Chip-in,” said Miller.
Golfers may have been too busy enjoying the golfing for a report this week. It could be worse. It could be raining, too cold or flooded. Fortunately none of those problems exist as ideal conditions prevail on our only Indian Valley course.
Plumas Pines women
Scooter Kidwell reported in for the ladies that make up Plumas Pines Women’s Golf Club. The Captain’s Cup is played monthly for four months.The winners then play each other in the fifth month to crown the overall winner in both Gross and Net categories.The contestants may play for both gross and net but only one winner will be awarded in each category.
Jan Anderson 90
Game of the Day
Sharon Russell 92
Cathy Cianciolo 79
2nd Low Net
Renee’ Walker 81
Cindy Donohue 33
The fifth annual “Battle of the Sexes” at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club was held June 23. “Going into the competition the wins were split 2-2; with the ladies winning last year,” said Laurie MacKenzie. The men were determined to get a win on the board to regain “bragging rights.” There were five teams of two members from each side. Three matches were played simultaneously within each foursome; a team “women vs. men” best ball match, and two individual “man vs. woman” net matches.
A total of 2 points was awarded for each match, totaling 6 potential points per team. All the matches were hard fought. “There was a lot of nail biting as our Head Professional, Tad McCormick, and Assistant Professional, Michael Reid, put the numbers on the board,” said McKenzie. The women won the team matches 3-2.
The men won the individual matches 4-3, with three matches tied. The final point tally: Men 15 points – Women 15 points, A TIE! The Ladies get to retain the bragging rights until next year. “It was a really fun competition; on a gorgeous, sunny day; on our beautiful Whitehawk Ranch golf course; followed by a delicious BBQ lunch from our wonderful Marcie. Who could ask for more?” said McKenzie.
Additional happenings on the Whitehawk course include rounds on June 25. The Ladies Day format was two best net balls per foursome, with one player’s ball designated as the “angel ball” per hole. “The ‘angel’ could only help, so the stress was kept to a minimum!” said McKenzie. Three teams of four competed. The team of Victoria Cook, Chris Hyatt, Cynthia Thomas and Marcia Zeigler won by 6 shots. “They blew the field away even though we all thought we had done pretty well!!” said McKenzie. Such is the game of golf, “Congrats to the winners!” said McKenzie.
On an individual best note, Michele Violett posted her best ever score for the front 9 holes – a 34. She also walked off with the coveted chip-in cash that had been building up the last couple of weeks. Congratulations go out to Michele!
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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