Staying cool on course in July heat

Ladies Night Golf Report from Chinook Cove Golf Resort

July…I can hardly believe that it is already July. Summer has arrived in full force and it was hot when 42 ladies took to the course on Tuesday, July 4. Some went out very early to beat the heat and the rest of us did whatever we could to stay cool. But hey…I am not complaining. I would much rather golf in sunshine than in rain.

One thing you might not know is that golf balls travel further in warm air and they were travelling very nicely for a number of the ladies. In Flight One Louise Lodge scored a stunning 43 to win low gross and Susan Newberry had a very respectable 47 to win low net (33.5). In Flight two Marian Wallace had things come together very nicely to win low gross (51) while Debbie Rainer was close on her heels with a 52 to win low net (35.5). I had my best round this year to win Flight 3 low gross (51) and Jeannie Webber came close with a 53 to win low net (35.5). Betty Baillie had a great round of 48 to win low gross in Flight 4 while Marie Hakes came second with a 57. Marian Wallace scored a two on Hole 4 to win the deuce pot while Karen Peterson and Catharine Phillips shared the birdie pot. Karen Peterson used her putter 14 times to win the low putt prize while Vreny Kempter used hers 30 times to win highest putts. KP stands for closest to the pin. I know what you are thinking. Why isn’t it CP? I guess for the same reason that a swinging strike out in baseball is a K. Doesn’t make sense but I didn’t make it up. Speaking of KPs those special sponsors that donate the KP prizes are Barb and Carman Smith, Carl’s Market Garden, Campbell &Company, EBL Ventures, MJB Lawyer, Ron Wallace Trucking, Royal LePage Realty/Cindy Leibel, and Stamer Logging. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This week the winners were Donna Salle, Kathy Cook, Leslie Stirling, Betty Baillie, Susan Newberry, Doreen Landry and Betty Baillie. KP in 2 prizes went to Susan Mitchell and Betty Baillie. Evelyn Lucas came closest to the 150 marker on Hole 9. The saying goes “Drive for Show, Putt for Dough”. The ladies with the putters this week were Donna Salle, Carol Willox, Anita Hill, Linda Ransome, Susan Newberry and Deb Rainer. Well done!

Prizes, prizes, prizes. There were tons of prizes for long drives and the ladies didn’t disappoint. Prizes went to Kelly VanGenne, Marie Hakes, Catharine Phillips, Kathy Cook, Doreen Landry, and Deb Winiski. Val Aylward won the short drive prize.

By now you should have registered for Christmas in July. If you haven’t you should phone soon. Our other big night is in August when we golf to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (Barriere branch). The pledge sheets are available from Leslie Stirling (that’s me). If you don’t have one yet give me a shout. Those non-golfers out there who would like to sponsor us please feel free to give one of our golfers a call. Both fun nights are Texas Scrambles with four person teams. This format is an excellent way to give golf a try. I am hoping to see a number of “newbies” out there.