By Leslie Stirling
Well, didn’t spring arrive at just the right time? The weather on Tuesday afternoon, Apr. 29, was absolutely perfect…sunshine, no wind, temperature in the mid-twenties. 34 ladies showed up to welcome the 2014 golf season and a good time was had by all. We chatted. We laughed. We caught up after a long winter. And of course, we golfed.
Captain Debbie Rainer brought everyone up to speed on the plans for the season and reported on the fall and spring meetings of the District. It was decided to take part in a District wide Ladies Night on June 3. There will be an additional charge of $2 per person that night. Discussion was held around our annual Golf for Cancer night and plans will be finalized in the next few weeks.
As usual there were many winners. Flight 1 was sponsored by Thompson Valley Awards, a new local business operated by Theresa Young (Thanks, Theresa). Low gross with a score of 48 was won by Donna Salle by retrogression. Debbie Rainer also had a 48 and won the low net. Flight 2 was sponsored by Carl’s Market Garden. Low gross with a score of 50 was won by Ilke Marais and low net was won by Evelyn Lucas with a score of 53. Betty Baillie was the Flight 3 winner with a score of 54. The deuce pot was won by Doreen Landry and Tanya Desjarlais won the birdie pot. Our eagle and hole-in-one pots have not been won since 2008, so many of us are wondering if this might be the year. Hole-in-one prizes have been donated by Barriere Auto Parts, Alpine Meadow Resorts and Bob Stirling.
Debbie worked hard over the winter to line up our many sponsors, including a few new ones. Thank you to Debbie and thank you to all those sponsors.
And the winners are……
Doreen Landry, one of our newest golfers took a lot of ribbing from me and she took it well. The main reason was she also took home a lot of prizes, including short drive on Hole 1 (AG Foods), KP on Hole 4 (Ron Wallace Trucking), and the hidden score prize from Bodi Mekanix.
Ilke Marais also had an excellent first round of the season picking up prizes from Barriere Massage (long drive on Hole 3), Bondar Forest Planning (KP on Hole 4), Rainer Custom Cutting (long putt on Hole 8) and Station House Restaurant (long drive on Hole 9). Cathy Theriault picked up two prizes – long drive in 2 on Hole 2 (Barriere A&W) and long drive on Hole 8 (Pottery by Ramona).
Debbie Rainer scored two prizes – KP on Hole 6 (EBL Ventures) and long drive on Hole 9 (Shais Designs). Emma Allen was another double winner with a long putt on Hole 2 (Barriere Timber Mart) and long drive on Hole 9 (Val Bella Studio). Singles prizes went to Ashley Salle (closest to the golfer on Hole 1 – Armour Mtn Office Supplies), Trudy Scarlett (KP on Hole 4 – Campbell & Company), Linda Ransome (short drive on Hole 5 – Crystlee’s Hair Design), Babes Shanko (short drive on Hole 5 – Country Store Antiques), Evelyn Lucas (KP on Hole 6 – Stamer Logging), Rose Seymour (short drive on Hole 5 – Estylo Hair design), Donna Salle (KP in 2 on Hole 7 – Knights Inn). The Interior Savings Credit Union prize for putts was split between Kim Law (for most putts) and Deb Legaree (for least putts).
So there you have it. Another season started. The fun has begun.
Want to join us? Check with Chinook Cover Golf, or give us a call; Debbie at 250-672-9407, or Leslie at 250-672-5706.
We would love to see you.