Gabbing and giggling

Chinook Cove Ladies Golf Report by Leslie Stirling - Gabbing and giggling

By Leslie Stirling

Oh what a beautiful evening….everything’s going my way.  Well, that isn’t exactly how the song goes but at my age I can sing it however I want.  And not everything went my way.  But I had a marvelous time with 35 other ladies golfing, gabbing and giggling on Tuesday, June 4.

We played from the white tees except for Hole #6 and #7. If we had played from the whites on those holes most of us would still be there hitting balls into the gully.

Debbie and I knew we had lost control of minds right from the start.  After reminding a couple of arriving golfers to play from the whites we immediately drove to the red tees on Hole #1.  As we started to climb out of the golf cart we noticed that we had neglected to put Deb’s clubs on.  So we hustle back to the clubhouse, got the clubs and met the rest of our foursome at the white tees.

We would also like to apologize to the group behind us.  We got so engrossed in our conversations that we sometimes forgot to golf…and we never stopped laughing.

Some folks paid more attention to their golfing and it showed when it came time to hand out the prizes.  Flight 1 winners sponsored by Lexa Caterer were Debbie Pearce (low gross) and Susan Mitchell (low net).  Flight 2 winners sponsored by Carl’s Market Garden were Vicki Hoffer (low gross) and Angie Rainer (low net).  Good to see that at least half of our foursome was paying attention.  The low gross winner for Flight 3 was Emma Allen.

As usual, many prizes were handed out for the pin placements.  Double winners were Susan Mitchell (Country Store Antiques and Carol Patton, CGA), Judy Lane (Crystlee’s Hair Design and Station House Restaurant), Carol Hindle (Rainer Custom Cutting and The Look Boutique), Susan Newberry (Bondar Forest Planning and Ron Wallace Trucking), Evelyn Lucas (AG Foods and Barriere A&W), and JoAnne Lyle (whose name I and others having been spelling wrong for years)Knights Inn and Barriere Irly Building).

Single prizes went to Ashley Salle (Pottery by Ramona), Debbie Pearce (Barb and Carman Smith), Leslie Stirling (Shais Design), Emma Allen (Val Bella Studios), and Trudy Scarlett (Avril’s Garden).  Vreny Kempter won the Barriere Massage prize for ‘most use of a putter’.  Jeannie Webber did a phenomenal job with her putter (12 putts) to win the Bodi Mekanix prize.

I will miss the ladies next week as hubbie and I are off for a round of visiting with family and friends, but I am looking forward to the fun night on June 23.  The format is a four person texas scramble.


I am on the highway somewhere between 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (no, I’m not driving) and I have no idea what the tee off time is, so please ask at the clubhouse when you register your team and reserve your golf cart.  The theme is ‘the wedding’, in honour of my new position as Marriage Commissioner.  So come dressed up as any member of the wedding party that suits you.