Golfers return to the green after snow and hail

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Graeagle Men’s Golf Association

Play day weather May 11 was cool, but dry, after several days of snow and hail. The golf course was wet but very playable. The game of the day was individual par points, plus skins. In this format a player receives 0 points for net bogey, 1 point for net par, 3 points for net birdie, 5 points for net eagle, 8 points for net double eagle, and the player loses 1 point for net double bogey or worse. The First-Place winner was Jim Reynolds with 29 points. There was a tie between Norm Nichols and Dan Friedman, with 26 points each, for second place. Norm Nichols shot an 85. This is significant because Mr. Nichols is 87 years old. A golfer shooting their age is significant; someone shooting under their age is very significant. There were 6 skins earned during the game. They were awarded to Jim Reynolds (2), Ron Eaton, Norm Nichols, Don Judson and Bert Bellows.

Graeagle Meadows Women’s Golf Club

GMWGC began the 2022 season with an Ace of Aces Qualifier on April 28. Each month the low gross and low net winners of this tournament qualify to play in the Ace of Aces Championship in late September. April qualifiers were: Low Gross, Cynthia Baldwin, with a score of 81; and, Low Net, Patty Davin, with a net score of 89. The play day also included a game of “S’s & T’s”, in which only the scores on holes with numbers beginning with an “S” or “T” count (two, three, six, seven, etc.). Flight A winners included: Low Gross, Debbie Fuetsch (38); 1st Low Net, Donna Ward (33); 2nd Low Net, Cindy Hannah and Sharon Russell, both with net 35. In Flight B: Low Gross, Maureen Ford and Chris Spencer both scored 49; 1st Low Net, Catherine MacDonald (32.5); 2nd Low Net, Patty Monaghan (34).

The game on May 5th was “Blind 3” in which the pro-shop chose holes 3, 7 and 11 as the three scores to subtract from each player’s score. The winners in Flight A were: Low Gross, Cynthia Baldwin (68); Low Net, Debbie Fuetsch and Kris Sutton, each with a net 57. Flight B winners included: Low Gross, Alaine Flynn and Renee Miller, each with a score of 81; Low Net, Catherine MacDonald (48).

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The most recent games were played May 12. Two-woman teams played “Odd/Even” with one team member’s score counting on each “odd” hole (1, 3, 5, etc. ) and the other’s counting on the “even” holes (2, 4, 6, etc.). The team of Michelle Violet and Catherine MacDonald won First Place with a team score of 77; Second Place was a tie between the teams of Chris Spencer/Sharon Russell and Dee Walker/Renee Miller, both with scores of 78.