By Leslie Stirling
In the album ‘Bat Out of Hell’, Meatloaf asked “On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?”.
Well, no I wouldn’t, but I would go golfing with 44 other crazy ladies, which I did on Aug. 5.
We all enjoyed meeting a group of ladies who travelled in from East Barriere Lake.
The Terrific Trio (Deb Rainer, Donna Salle and I) had a fantastic time and for once I had a fairly good game. We managed to get our golf game in along with some lengthy conversations and a lot of laughter. Play was a bit slow so we even got to chat with the foursomes ahead of us and behind us.
When it is hot and you are having fun who wants to hurry. As usual we finished the evening off with supper on the patio. Thanks to Louise Lodge for a fantastic dessert. We wish her safe travel on her return trip to Africa. See you next summer.
Two flights had ties and the winners were chosen by retro. Flight 1 sponsored by Thompson Valley Awards. Low gross went to Marla Muldoon and low net went to Donna Salle. Both golfers had a score of 43. Flight 2 low gross went to Jeannie Webber and low net went to Leslie Stirling. We both had a score of 48. Jeannie took my good natured ribbing very well. Flight 3 low gross winner was Mel Shepherd. Mel also shared the birdie pot with Susan Newberry. Shirley Ross picked up the deuce pot.
Louise Lodge headed home with three prizes – least putts (Interior Savings Credit Union) using only 15 swings of the putter for the entire round; long putt (Knights Inn) and Closest to the sand (Rainer Custom Cutting). Both prizes were won on Hole 8. Doreen Landry is obviously a hot weather golfer. She picked up the Estylo Hair Design prize for long drive on Hole 5 and a KP on Hole 6 (Ron Wallace Trucking). Susan Newberry continued her winning streak with prizes from EBL Ventures (KP on Hole 4) and Crystlee’s Hair Design certificate (long putt on Hole 5).
The six-some (if there is such a thing) from the lake took home their share of the prizes. Kelly Simons had a long putt on Hole 3 (Barriere Massage) while Teresa Hamilton had a KP on Hole 4 (Bondar Forest Planning). Jen Couthard had a long putt on Hole 5 (Country Store Antiques) and Michelle Jensen had a KP on Hole 6 (Stamer Logging). Karen Mitchell had the dubious honour of using the most putts to win the Interior Savings Credit Union prize but I always say “a prize is a prize!”.
Single prize winners amongst the usual suspects were Rose Seymour (long putt – AG Foods), Audrey Rilcoe (closest to the golfer – Armour Mtn Office Supplies), Susan Bondar (long drive in 2 – Barriere A&W), Carol Hindle (long drive in 2 – Barriere Timber Mart), Deb Rainer (KP – Campbell and Company), Dorothy Warman (KP – Carl’s Market Garden), Marla Muldoon (KP in 2 – Pottery by Ramona), Ilke Marais (long drive – Still Waters Registered Massage Therapy), Sandy Lebourdais (long drive – Station House Restaurant) and Stacey Gartner (long putt – Val Bella Studio).
We are heading down the home stretch for our Cancer Fund-Raiser (August 19). If you haven’t booked your team and carts yet you had best do it today.
We are asking golfers to raise pledges for our local chapter of the Cancer Society. You can pick up a pledge sheet from me at the Fall Fair office next to the IDA. Funds raised will go towards helping local folks with the high costs of fighting cancer.
It is a fun night and the $40 fee includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. The cost is $30 for those ladies who have already paid their green fees.