By Leslie Stirling
Hot town, summer in the city…Back of my neck feeling dirty and gritty. Been down, isn’t it a pity? Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city. But according to the Lovin Spoonful…at night it’s a different world!
Twenty-seven ladies suffered the heat and were rewarded with a lovely evening on the patio when a light breeze came up as the sun went down July 15.
For some of us it was just a challenge to complete all nine holes while others did an excellent job. Flight 1 winners (Thompson Valley Awards) were Carol Hindle and Ilke Marais tied with identical scores of 44 but the low gross prize went to Carol by retrogression. Ilke took home the low net prize. Flight 2 was sponsored by Ron Wallace Trucking. Linda Ransome had a 48 to win low gross and Evelyn Lucas won low net with a 50. Joan Streadwick took the low gross prize for Flight 3 with a score of 57. Ilke Marais, Evelyn Lucas and Linda Ransome split the birdie pot three ways.
As far as pin placements went we had a large number of multiple winners. Ilke Marais took home prizes from Val Bella Studio (long drive in 2 on Hole 2), EBL Ventures (KP on Hole 6) and Pottery by Ramona (long drive on Hole 9). Joan Streadwick won prizes from Country Store Antiques (short drive on Hole 8) and Rainer Custom Cutting (long putt on Hole 9). Visitor Nicole Carswell had a KP on Hole 4 (Carl’s Market Garden) and a long drive on Hole 5 (Barriere Massage). Debbie Pearce had a long putt on Hole 5 (Barriere A & W) and a KP in 2 on Hole 7 (Crystlee’s Hair Design). Betty Baillie doubled up with a long drive in 2 on Hole 2 to win the AG Food certificate and used her putter the most (23) to win the Interior Savings Credit Union prize. Debbie Winiski took the Bondar Forest Planning prize for KP on Hole 4 and the Barriere Timber Mart certificate for long putt on Hole 5.
Single prize winners were Carol Hindle (least putts – Interior Savings Credit Union), Barb Smith (long drive in 2 – Shais Designs), Sandy Hultman (closest to the golfer – Station House Restaurant), Rose Seymour (long putt – Armour Mtn Office Services). Babes Shanko (KP – Campbell & Company), Linda Ransome (KP – Stamer Logging), Brenda Carl (closest to the sand – Estylo Hair Design), and Evelyn Lucas (long drive – Knights Inn). A few ladies received new balls courtesy of Barb and Carman Smith. I was quite surprised that Susan Mitchell wasn’t one of those ladies but you will have to ask her why.
I have just come across some new rules that apply to us seniors. This one was my favourite. Rule 2.d.6 (b) A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The senior player must estimate the distance the ball would have travelled if it had not hit the tree and play the ball from there.
See you at the course.