Archbishop spotted on golf course

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Hats off to the weatherman.  He certainly did a fine job for the Chinook Cove Ladies on Tuesday night

Hats off to the weatherman. He certainly did a fine job for the Chinook Cove Ladies on Tuesday night

By Leslie Stirling

Hats off to the weatherman.  He certainly did a fine job for the Chinook Cove Ladies on Tuesday night, June 21 – perfect weather for our June fun night.

Deb  Rainer and I were a bit disappointed because we only had 39 ladies, but we thought perhaps the cool spring weather we have been having the last few ladies nights had kept some folks home.

We were tickled pink that so many of the ladies dressed up for the Royal Wedding themed event.  Susan Mitchell’s team took the prize for best dressed team.  It is very difficult to top the Archbishop of Canterbury, bride, groom and Queen mother.  Congrats to Susan Mitchell, Erin Mitchell, Amanda Smith, and Amanda Appledourn.

The format was a four (or in some cases five) lady scramble with a shot gun start.

For you non-golfers reading this a scramble means that everyone hits the ball and then you take the best shot and everyone hits their next ball from that spot.  It makes for some very nice scores for those of us who flub more shots than not.  The shot-gun part just means that we disperse the teams throughout the course and when the horn blows (the shot gun) we all start playing at the same time.  Ideally all the teams finish at the same time which puts us back at the clubhouse together for supper.

As usual the ladies in the kitchen provided a delicious repast and the fivesome of Barb Smith, Deb Winiski, Susan Newberry, Lois Keller and Helen Fraser supplied dainty pastries fit for the Royal family.

The foursome of Tanya Desjarlais, Carol Hindle, Caley Kadlum-Jones and Chelsea Hindle finished with the lowest score to take the first place prizes while Deb Rainer’s team of Deb, Donna Salle, Mel Freeston, Vicki Hoffer and myself finished second.  Coming in last of the nine teams was the foursome of Evelyn Lucas, Brenda Carl, Jen Amos and Wanda Amos.

Keeping with our Fun Night traditions there was a game about the official Royal Wedding and the team answering the most questions correctly and therefore winning the prize was Bev Murphy’s team including Bernice Randrup, Denise Howe and Amanda Harris.  I sometimes think Bev and Bernice stay up cramming for the quizzes because as often as not they are the winners.  Well done once again, ladies.

We still have our hole prizes graciously sponsored by our regular supporters but on a fun night some of the prizes are for accomplishments that some golfers would rather you didn’t know about – short drive, long putt with a wacky putter, closest to the tree, closest to the hats.  The winners on Tuesday were Chelsea Hindle, Trudy Scarlett, Deb Legaree (two prizes), Susan Mitchell (two prizes), Carol Hindle (two prizes), Caley Kadlum-Jones (three prizes), Brenda Carl, Donna Salle, Wanda Amos, Tanya Desjarlais, Sandy LeBourdais, Deb Rainer and twelve ladies who were not able to hit their tee shot over the gully on Hole #7.  I will leave it to you to ask the ladies what they did to win.

Deb Rainer is our prize buyer.  She is a prize, and she buys the prizes.  On a fun night she hates to see anyone go home empty handed so we all left with our own little gift bag for English tea including the tea, the pot, and the biscuits.  Thanks for the great job you do, Deb!

Next week we are back to regular golf.  There goes my score!

Our next fun night will be held on July 26 – Christmas in July, complete with a fantastic turkey dinner.  Be sure to sign up early.