Close is only good in horseshoes and hand grenades

The ladies in my foursome were the “Queens of Getting Close” on Tuesday night, July 2. Close to the green. Close to the hole. Close to being longest drive. Close to winning. And they say close is only good in horseshoes and hand grenades. But we were very good at laughing and having fun. Deb and I were even close to getting the paperwork and calculations all correct but….

Flights 1, 2 and 3 were all decided by retro and you should know by now that Debbie Rainer hates having to figure out who won by retro. Catharine Phillips won low gross in Flight 1 while Susan Newberry won low net. Both ladies scored 45. In Flight 2 the low gross winner was Deb Legaree and the low net winner was Susan Bondar. These ladies each scored a 48. The winners in Flight 3 scored 49. Val Williams won the low gross and Leslie Stirling won the low net. Low gross in Flight 4 was Anita Hill with a score of 55 and Lois McInnis came in second with a score of 58.

Deb Legaree scored a birdie to take the pot all by herself. Doreen Landry and Carol Willox chipped in from off the green to split the Chip In Pot. Debbie Rainer and I tried very hard to take the Putt prizes (hint – Debbie had the most) until we discovered the error of our ways. The Least Putt prize actually went to Glenda McLean with a total of 13 while Jess Thompson picked up the Most Putt prize with 24.

Here are the winners, where they won, what they won and who they won it from. Marla Hajmerle had a long drive on Hole 1 to win the prize from Rainer Custom Cutting and a long putt on Hole 2 to win the Station House Restaurant prize. Cathy Paul also had a long drive on Hole 1 to win the Sam’s Pizza certificate. Brenda Carl had a long Putt on 2 to win the gift from Little Fort as well as the Long Putt prize on Hole 8 from High 5 Diner. Susan Newberry won the Thompson Valley Awards mug on Hole 2 for a long putt, the KP prize on Hole 4 from Cindy Leibel of Royal LePage and the KP prize on Hole 6 from Barb and Carman Smith. Catharine Phillips had a long drive on Hole 3 to win the AG Foods certificate. Other long drives on Hole 3 went to Trudy Forsythe (Armour Mountain Office Supplies), Jessica Thompson (Barriere Motor Inn) and Lois McInnis (Barriere Timber Mart). Lois also came closest to the 150 Marker on Hole 9 to win the Mane Street Hair certificate. Ilke Marais had a KP on 4 to win the prize from MJB Lawyers. Anita Hill had a KP on the same hole to win the Stamer Logging prize. Evelyn Lucas took the prize from Salle Ranch for her KP and followed it up with the short drive on Hole 5 (Bear Lane Bistro & Boutique). KPs on Hole 6 were made by Deb Legaree (Brian and Brenda Carl) and Babes Shanko (Ron Wallace Trucking). Babes also had a KP in 2 on Hole 7 to win the Gift ‘n Gab certificate while Deb Rainer had a KP in 2 to win the HUB International prize. Long putts on Hole 9 earned prizes for Susan Bondar (Munro’s Clothing) and Trish Thompson (Quality Contractors).

I am looking forward to our first Fun Night next week – Tacky Tourist. I can’t imagine having more fun or laughing more than I did this week, but it just might happen. Put a costume on a woman and she sometimes loses all her shyness. (I was going to say inhibitions but we just aren’t those kinds of ladies).

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Gilbertson ready to step down from organizing Barriere’s Walk For Alzheimer’s

By Margaret Houben Liz Gilbertson has been chairing the Barriere and Area… Continue reading

Don’t fall for scammer who says, “Your Windows license is expiring”

They explain you need to upgrade your operating system if you want your computer to keep working

Valley Voices: This time of year brings out the memories

A personal look back on a young girls immigration to Canada

Province seeks input into trails strategy

The Province and its partners have announced they are currently leading a… Continue reading

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Kobe Bryant killed in California helicopter crash: reports

NBA star was reportedly in his private helicopter at the time of the crash

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Risk of coronavirus low in B.C. as first case emerges in Toronto: officials

There have been no confirmed cases of the virus in B.C.

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Most Read