Sixty-four lady golfers descended on Lake Almanor West’s golf course Aug. 14 to “Golf Their Socks Off” for the club’s annual Open Tournament. From left, Linda Allen, Linda Alworth, Shelley Carney and June Hark won sleeves of golf balls for wearing the craziest socks. Photos submitted

‘Golf Their Socks Off’ at open tournament

On Aug. 14, 64 lady golfers descended on Lake Almanor West’s golf course to “Golf Their Socks Off” for the club’s annual Open Tournament.

Representing clubs from all over Northern California, the ladies participated in practice rounds, a putting contest and a Horse Race before being treated to a relaxing Meet & Greet at the Lake Almanor West lakeside Rec area.

Guests received hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by members of LAWWGC and the LAW community. A contest for the team wearing the craziest socks was held with team members Karen DeMoe, Shirley Friedrichs, Kathy Shennan and Karen Nelson winning sleeves of golf balls.

The following day started early with a continental breakfast and teams receiving their tee prizes of golf socks and ball markers printed with the theme.

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A shotgun start sent the two flights of lady golfers onto the course and a fun day of playing two Best Balls, while competing for cash prizes for Low Gross, Low Net, Closest to The Pin on the two par threes, and a long drive contest on hole 18.

Winning teams for Low Gross were Shelley Carney, Linda Allen, June Park, Linda Alworth from Flight One, and from Flight Two, Barbara Joronen, Linda Scarff, Marilyn Winterstein and Gail Johnson.

Low Net team winners from Flight One, in first place were Pat Stephenson, Janet Alves, Lynn Bottini, Karen Beckman.

Flight One, second place winners were Nancy Evans, Fran Wedow, Pam Coleman and J.P. Clark.

Low Net team winners from Flight Two in first place were Karen DeMoe, Shirley Friedrichs, Kathy Shennan and Karen Nelson.

In second place were team Nancy Dooly, Jeanne Webb, Christine Smith and Pat Radisich.

Over all low gross player was Shelley Carney.

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The day concluded with lunch at the LAW Grill, prizes handed out, plus lots of drawings for rounds of golf from the participating golf clubs.

A special thank you is extended to the staff and workers that make this tournament possible: Pro Shop Manager Brandie DeRuiter, Grounds Maintenance Manager Josh Voboril and grill chef Antonio Mejia. Also, a thank you to the committee chairs and members of LAWWGC who put in countless hours to make this event a success.

Lastly, a thank you to all 64 players who made the day so fun!